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    Quote Originally Posted by georgej View Post
    Lee,
    How good is the ABS on these K75's that are so equipped? I've been looking and see some have it some don't. Seems like the last models years have it.
    1991 was the first year for ABS on the K75S.
    If I'm remembering right it was a $1,000 option.
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    Even the earliest versions of ABS were quite good.

    I don't think I'd want to ride a bike that wasn't equipped with that basic technology.

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    My 1993 k75 is a non ABS model and I find the Brembo's work great. Lots of stopping power with just 2 fingers and very linear. Full disclosure, in 40 plus years of riding in never had an ABS equipped M/C. I just sold an R100r Mystic, and the 4 pot Brembo's were even better in stopping power. Less plumbing and electronics without ABS, for me a good thing. If it works, should be fine though, a non ABS, otherwise good bike should be okay as well. Cheers.

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    BMW introduced the first ever ABS on a production motorcycle in 1989 on the K100RS Special Edition. It became an option for the K75S after 9/90 ('91 model year).

    ABS 1 (the version available to K75) is not as smooth or sophisticated as newer versions, but was light years ahead of what every other motorcycle had at the time (which was nothing).

    Just as in cars, 99.9% of the time there is no difference in braking between an ABS vehicle and a non ABS vehicle. But, when/if the unexpected happens and in that split second of panic you grab a fist full of brakes or you hit a patch of sand, a puddle, or oil under aggressive braking it may be that little difference between lockup and going down or not.

    ABS is sort of like a helmet, you might never need it, you hope you never need it, but one use could make it all worth it.

    ABS can be more expensive to repair, but repair costs of the ABS computers (the most common source of most failures) has been coming down over the last several years with the increase of non BMW repair services.

    Personnaly, I would not shy away from from buying a bike with functioning ABS1.


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    Last July a friend (& the original owner) gave me his '95 K1100RS with 63,000 miles that was maintained in good order.
    A new shock, cables, seat re-cover, some rubber bits & a full service later I might be able to sell it for 2 grand.
    It now has 71,000 miles on it and it is a great bike to travel long distances on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlescht@glgroup.com View Post
    Hi - I am new to flying bricks but think they are awesome! and wanted to get some opinions on a bike im interested in. 1987 k 75s with 95k miles. Offered at 3500. Bike is in excellent condition and previous owners have taken good care of it. Should i be worried by the high mileage? I know these bikes can go for ever! What would be a good price for the bike?

    I live in Texas.

    Thanks in advance!
    I don't know if you are still looking but here's a K75 that one of our club members just put on our forum.
    38k for $1300 and it is nice.
    https://www.seatrider.org/for-sale

    1993 Mystic Red BMW K-75S, with 38,640 miles, currently registered in California but physically in Tucson. All service records have been retained since purchased new. The last service was done 7/16/16 at Iron Horse Motorcycles in Tucson, with no significant mileage since then. It needs tires, and the ABS brake system does not work. Comes with tank bag, luggage cases, passenger back rest, top case, Corbin custom seat, and heated grips. Also jackets for man and woman, 2 Shoei white helmets, boots, and BMW heated vest. I am 71 years old and no longer ride. It has been a great bike for me. I would like the bike to go to a good home. Asking for $1,300. Please pass this information along to anyone interested. Thank you. Rich Weirick, MOA # 64403. 510-414-3096. rweirick@sbcglobal.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danl View Post
    I don't know if you are still looking but here's a K75 that one of our club members just put on our forum.
    38k for $1300 and it is nice.
    https://www.seatrider.org/for-sale

    1993 Mystic Red BMW K-75S, with 38,640 miles, currently registered in California but physically in Tucson. All service records have been retained since purchased new. The last service was done 7/16/16 at Iron Horse Motorcycles in Tucson, with no significant mileage since then. It needs tires, and the ABS brake system does not work. Comes with tank bag, luggage cases, passenger back rest, top case, Corbin custom seat, and heated grips. Also jackets for man and woman, 2 Shoei white helmets, boots, and BMW heated vest. I am 71 years old and no longer ride. It has been a great bike for me. I would like the bike to go to a good home. Asking for $1,300. Please pass this information along to anyone interested. Thank you. Rich Weirick, MOA # 64403. 510-414-3096. rweirick@sbcglobal.net
    Now, that's a good deal. I sent a screenshot of the ad to a friend who is looking. Chunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danl View Post
    I don't know if you are still looking but here's a K75 that one of our club members just put on our forum.
    38k for $1300 and it is nice.
    https://www.seatrider.org/for-sale

    1993 Mystic Red BMW K-75S, with 38,640 miles, currently registered in California but physically in Tucson. All service records have been retained since purchased new. The last service was done 7/16/16 at Iron Horse Motorcycles in Tucson, with no significant mileage since then. It needs tires, and the ABS brake system does not work. Comes with tank bag, luggage cases, passenger back rest, top case, Corbin custom seat, and heated grips. Also jackets for man and woman, 2 Shoei white helmets, boots, and BMW heated vest. I am 71 years old and no longer ride. It has been a great bike for me. I would like the bike to go to a good home. Asking for $1,300. Please pass this information along to anyone interested. Thank you. Rich Weirick, MOA # 64403. 510-414-3096. rweirick@sbcglobal.net
    If only I could get that shipped to Upstate N.Y. for a decent price I'd buy that one in a heartbeat.
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