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    1994 K75, 34k miles - Came back to my senses

    I got the idea of selling to capitalize for a potential business expense. Iíll keep my K and trust in God for expenses. I do have some capital in hand.
    I had to admit that this bike can not be replaced by anything better. One of the many superlatives that came to mind is the dynamo power electric system. I can just plug in my upper and lower Gerbings, and for that matter, a microwave oven if I want. Reality in northern VA means, sometimes itís cold here. Nothing can run electric gear like a K bike, except a wall socket in my house! Then, thereís the heated grips.
    I was sick. Now Iím feeling better. I feel a spline lube session coming on.

    Cheers,
    Bill

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    Good decision!
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    Bill,

    Every once in awhile, we all make the right decision.




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    A friend of mine, now passed, used to say, " they're cheap to keep". I always think of that when I ponder selling one of my motorbikes. Chunk.

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    I've been looking for a relatively low-mileage well-kept K75 for a while now. Preferably a K75S, but I'm not that choosy. I've read that they are smoother than the K100. Is the K75 smoother than the 2000 K1200RS that I have? If so, then the K75 must be really damn smooth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guaire View Post
    1994 K75, 34k miles - Came back to my senses

    Cheers,
    Bill
    Pics please!
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    I've been looking for a relatively low-mileage well-kept K75 for a while now. Preferably a K75S, but I'm not that choosy. I've read that they are smoother than the K100. Is the K75 smoother than the 2000 K1200RS that I have? If so, then the K75 must be really damn smooth!

    Be choosey, they're great bikes! The bikes are probably the same smoothness, but the K 75 has NO rubber mounts or bar end weights to minimize the vibration (like your bike has), because the K75 doesn't need it.

    Here's a great looking one across the bay from me in San Francisco. It's one of my he last 50 ever built. The price is more than fair if it is as nice as it looks in the ad.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy...883406634.html




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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Be choosey, they're great bikes! The bikes are probably the same smoothness, but the K 75 has NO rubber mounts or bar end weights to minimize the vibration (like your bike has), because the K75 doesn't need it.

    Here's a great looking one across the bay from me in San Francisco. It's one of my he last 50 ever built. The price is more than fair if it is as nice as it looks in the ad.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy...883406634.html




    Thanks. I should have mentioned that the K75 has to be within a reasonable driving distance (say 6 hours round trip) so I can go get it with my trailer. But that gives me the entire Phoenix metro area + Tucson + Sierra Vista. Plenty of bikes for sale in that circle.

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    K75S's rock! smoothest of the K's i have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    K75S's rock! smoothest of the K's i have.
    You have 3 brick bikes.

    Do all the K75's and the K100's have EFI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    You have 3 brick bikes.

    Do all the K75's and the K100's have EFI?
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Yes
    Thanks.
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    never say never

    My 2003 K1200RS is the bike I swore I'd never own (Airhead "purist").... now it's the bike I swear I'll never sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    .... now it's the bike I swear I'll never sell.
    I used to say that about bikes but I stopped because sooner or later I'll get tired of a bike and sell it.

    But the K1200RS has been one of my favorites out of the 59 motorcycles/scooters I've owned.
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    The K1200RS doesn't use rubber mounts and bar ends to damped vibes. The K1100s did that. It was the end of the original K design, and the competition had gotten smoother. BMW's reply was to mount the K1200's engine is rubber instead of being a stressed member, as were the earlier Ks. That required a new, full frame on the K12 to compensate for loss of the rigidity the old engine provided. That is why the K12RS is so smooth, but heavier.

    I believe the K75 had a balancing shaft to kill engine vibrations that the K100 did not.

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