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    A bunch of K75 questions......

    Are all fuel tanks for all years aluminum?

    Will 3 spoke wheels from 1990 vintage R11XX series bikes fit a K75

    Are there any wire wheels available for the K75. Would any year GS wheels fit?

    What year K75 had available ABS brakes

    In your estimation, what is the best year for the K75

    Thanks in advance
    RoyB....
    2007 BMW K1200R Sport (abs),2007 Suzuki dl650 V Strom (abs),2004 Honda VFR (abs),1972 Honda Trail 90,
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    Yes

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    '92 on??

    All run forever. later ABS models had a larger alternator to run the ABS and accessories, early C and T models had drum rear brakes, the rest had rear disk, engines slightly improved over time with pinned rings and changes in compression, front suspension improved around 89 or 90, basic bike never changed in size or weight although there was a change in the gas tank design around '92 where the tank lost half a gallon.

    It all comes down to maintanance and what desireable upgrades the POs installed. You may find a 87 model that's in much better shape even with more miles, than a last year '94 with low miles.

    Stock shocks wear out around 20K miles..the rings on these things don't even seat until then either..but once they do, you can ride 10K miles and the oil level never budges. Engines can last hundreds of K of miles, trannies need a little more attention, always lube your splines - both ends - and keep coming back to this list. Lots to learn and contribute over time.
    Greg Hutchinson
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyB View Post
    In your estimation, what is the best year for the K75
    Can't say for sure . . . haven't tried them all, but 86 was definitely a good year!
    Dean

    '04 R1150RT, '97 1100GS, '99 DR350, '02 DR650, '03 DR650

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    87?

    My 87 K75S still amazes me. I've thought of upgrading to something with ABS, but I love this bike so much I can't bear the thought of letting it go. An astounding motorcycle that has gotten just about everything in balance.
    Tom Mieczkowski
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    Ditto on Tom's comments.

    My '87 K75S is a keeper and I hope to hand it down to my son someday so he can enjoy it. The bike will outlast me.

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    The three spoke wheels are very prone to bending as they are only supported every 120 degrees compared to the "Y spoke" wheels that are supported every 45 degrees.

    Everyone knows that the best K75s are the "Original Litter K75Ss".



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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post

    Everyone knows that the best K75s are the "Original Litter K75Ss"

    Original Litter K75S's RULE
    1987 K75S
    Original litter
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerguru View Post
    '92 on??
    1991 was the first year for ABS on the K75.
    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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