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    Perfect day for a ride or ad photo shoot.

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    Cool Pic

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    After U ride for 30 years, U generally figure out what works for U.
    I like to start with a standard bike and add what I want. The front bike is a 85 K100. The only year a plain K100 was imported to the USA. This one accessorized with Touring windshield, spot lamp kit, crash bars, bags, tank bag, rear rack and bags. Perfect startup for me. In fact Im building one.

    Same for the following airhead. I like the International Touring Windshield, additional spotlamps, crashbars, bags, Tank bag, rally pac (60s Mustang talk for additional gauges). This bike would be a good starter bike for me.

    Just noticed the tank bag on the K100. It has the insert and it raises it up pretty high. Ive ran the same bag like this the same way. I generally try not to do this now. I ride solo, and thats a bit much for me. Looks cool in the pic, everything so tidy.

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    This picture is informative. The K75 on top and the K100RT bottom. The guy on the RT with his knees in the fairing. Im 62; my knees were alway banging the back of the lower fairing. I removed the fairing from my RT. I have a couple of headlight assemblies from K75s to install on my K100. I like K75s; but I also like the extra 20hp the K100 over the K75. To each his/her own. Ps my knees hurt looking at that pic.

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    I have seen guys trim the RT fairing to get clearance. Some were total chop jobs and some were actually done pretty good. If I did it, it would me a chop job, not a pretty picture. Im pretty good using reciprocating saws, hacksaws, files etc. on metal; but on a fairing; naw.

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    I want to ride my K100. Im getting a little older, so generally I avoid riding a lot at night, but sometimes I have to. A little more light is a good thing. I also think they look good. People think your a serious rider.

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    K100rs

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    Early model. Created quite a stir back in the day. BMW was on the move, after years of being said to resist change; they now meeting the challenge of a changing reality in the motorcycle market. The high-mileage iron butt riders were fixing to take the lead with these new models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    I want to ride my K100. Im getting a little older, so generally I avoid riding a lot at night, but sometimes I have to. A little more light is a good thing. I also think they look good. People think your a serious rider.
    On some model/years of K75s the factory plug and play for these driving lights caused one to be on with low beam and one with high beam. This was true of my '86 K75T. At least 500 times during the 19 year life of that bike I was told, "Hey, you have a driving light burned out." After trying to explain a few times I just gave up and said, "Thanks!"
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    I know the ritual. Years ago I rode to work almost every day; rain, shine, hot, cold. I lived on my bikes. I had several riding outfits. Two totally different styles; one style Eruro BMW. Either tighter fitting leathers with 3/4 shell helmet with full cover flip top shield or full boat Euro touring. AeroStitch one piece, Shuburth full face flip open helmet. The other was American black leather jackets, chaps, black biker boots open face helmet. I hung out at several biker bars, with local several patch wearing bike clubs/gangs. If it looked like rain; Aerostich all the way. Ride to the bar after work.

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    So, no rain and I ride to the bar. 0ne was Marion Barry, U planning on crashing your bike or are U planning on being an astronaut and going to Mars. I learned just to smile, laugh, buy a round of beers. When U hangout with Goofy, Killer, Digger, Big Hoss, etc; it goes with the turf. I got endless offers to patch out with all them clubs. Naw. But I'll ride with Ya and buy my share of beers. Seemed to work for me. Barry: Astronaut and Crash Test Dummy

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    Another Wheelie


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    Flying Swan

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    I never was good at this style of riding.

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    Jean-Pierre Goy doing his thing. Back in the 90s and early 2000s at Daytona Bike Week, I enjoyed watching the trick riders riding those BMWs.

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    Nice, Barry!

    Teach McNeil has been doing similar tricks for years, including at MOA Rallies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobs98 View Post
    Nice, Barry!

    Teach McNeil has been doing similar tricks for years, including at MOA Rallies.
    Yep, the big events have the big attractions. Marci Gras for bikers. My first time to attend Daytona was 1990. 30 years has flown by. MOA Nationals are big events. I think Ive been to 10. Good times and good rides. Hope to attend in 2021. Love the Rockies. I rode to the Missoula National in 98. Great ride, trip, rally.

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