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    0250 is still running strong in southern Indiana. I've had it for 4 years now, but I just spotted this post. It isn't red anymore, but I've been trying to get it looking as good as I can!
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    150250 born May 27, 1986 as a Red Metallic U.S. Spec K75S, twelve days after the start of U.S. production (May 15).




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    151792, returned to me after a 7(?) year hiatus. 63,000 + miles, still going strong.
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    1792 originally born as a Marrakeschrot K75S on September 21 1987.



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    Old thread, but two adding two siblings owned by two siblings..

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    Interesting last three numbers reversed between our S's.
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    4192, a '93 Mystic Red Metallic (689) K75S with ABS. Born Dec.16, 1992.

    4291, a '93 or possibly a '94 Classic Black Metallic (670) K75S with ABS. Born Aug. 4,1993. If it was a '94, It was the very first one for the U.S. market.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    4192, a '93 Mystic Red Metallic (689) K75S with ABS. Born Dec.16, 1992.

    4291, a '93 or possibly a '94 Classic Black Metallic (670) K75S with ABS. Born Aug. 4,1993. If it was a '94, It was the very first one for the U.S. market.




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    4291....the first 94!
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    Both superb examples.

    If you're ever in California, you're more than welcome to leave them and the keys with me.


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    When I started this thread, almost 9 years ago, I was curious how many of the first month US spec K75Ss were still going strong (since I own #0081, built on the second day [May 16,1986] of US production). 14 of the May 1986 bikes responded, including Paul Glaves with #0019, built on the first day (May 15,1986). For some unknown reason, I was always a little jealous.

    Well, last month I rectified the situation. After a year of tracking and negotiating, I finally purchased #0005.

    This bike was owned by BMW North America for the first two years of its life. It was a "Distributor Demo" (press bike). It would be loaned to magazines for articles and test rides. It was first wholesaled to CalMoto in Mountain View, California in May of 1988 (two years after it was built) and retailed to the public for the first time later that month. The press guys must have been hard on it, as I have noticed several fairing pieces on it with stickers that indicate they were made days or weeks AFTER the bike was built.

    It only has 18,000 on the clock, verified by the lawyer that I purchased it from. He bought it in the early 1990s from the original owner with 4000 miles on it. The guy I bought it from, stopped riding it much, other than to the store, when his kids were born around 2000. His wife is a nurse, so I think she had a big say in that decision. It sat until his brother decided that he knew how to ride. He didn't. He dropped it and did some cosmetic damage that was never fixed. The bike sat for almost a decade before I bought it. It now joins my 5 other K75Ss, some awaiting various degrees of restoration. Never enough time!


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    If anyone has any info on #0001-0004 or any other of the "Distributor Demo" bikes and how that was handled, please get in touch with me (PM me with your phone # and I'll call you). I'd greatly appreciate it!



    Last edited by 98lee; 02-02-2017 at 01:58 AM.
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    Congratulations Lee. I somehow suspect you have the oldest of the original litter still able to run around. Time will tell I guess.
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    Cool, did you get it running yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinytrains View Post
    Cool, did you get it running yet?
    No. I've just drained the tank and removed the bad fuel pump so that no further damage would occur. I've replaced the broken headlight and turn signal lenses so that it doesn't look so bad. But, unfortunately, life's priorities have this not that high on the list. I'm sure there will be no problem getting it running, but the real plan is to disassemble, repaint, and make really clean.


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    Nice addition!
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    I've a feeling you won't rest until you've added #1 to the stable :-)

    Congrats Lee!
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