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    1987 K75s with 95k miles -Good Deal?

    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!

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    I would look into the service records deeply before jumping. It costs a lot to get service the bike so your price should be flexible to compensate for anticipated repairs. You can take the VIN to the area's BMW dealer for any repair records to help out missing records. I hear tell the K75 are great bikes even with high mileage. Who owned the bike and what service done is a key to happiness.

    My 2003 K1200GT is a great bike but it took another $2500 from purchase price to get it "recently serviced" status.
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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'm in California but, that's not too much of a deal, at least from what I see here on my local CL. That sounds more like a $1,500.00 bike, at least around my parts. I think I'd keep looking or offer a lot less $, but as always YMMV. Good luck on the search. I gave $3,000.00 for this 1993, for reference. K75's seem to be under valued IMO.
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    Amazing thanks!

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    I sent you a private message with my contact information and some information on a 1993 K75S with 64,000 miles that is going up for sale by a friend of mine.
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    I'm in Texas also, and I'm selling a K75S.

    http://marketplace.bmwmoa.org/classi...ing-16145.aspx
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    While the bricks are known for their longevity, it's really the main components, engine, gearbox, etc., that wear well. Other stuff like brake mater cylinders, water/oil pumps, radiators, cooling fans, rear main seals and all the rubber bits have much shorter lives. And I know that prices go up in the spring, but that's a stiff price for a 22 year old bike with high miles that is in plentiful supply.
    I'd keep shopping.

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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!
    That's about what I paid for my '87 K100RT back in 2004, with similar mileage.

    I'd keep looking.
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    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. Is it something to have or shy away from on these?
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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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    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
    Just an old guy here. Killin' bugs at a extreme velocities since '68. Desert dweller.
    Current force: '77 R100/7 ,'85 K100RS-Aug84, '85K100RS-Aug84, '85 K100RS-June85, '93K1100LTSE,'93 K75LTP, '04K1200GT, '08K1200GT, (2)'72 CB 750s, '76 Honda CB500, '88 Honda XR600R

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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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