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    1987 k75s

    Good morning,
    I did some reading last night and was confused on what fuel to use in the K75S. some articles said Leaded fuel was required in the early bikes but that UN-Leaded Premium was ok in the later K75's.
    I am seriously considering a K75S for purchase this week and don't want any surprises.
    the bike has 50,000 miles, not a scratch on it, mint green, new tires, all serviced regularly including the splines. $2795.00 with the original books and manuals, service history and the original seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwlandrover View Post
    Good morning,
    I did some reading last night and was confused on what fuel to use in the K75S. some articles said Leaded fuel was required in the early bikes but that UN-Leaded Premium was ok in the later K75's.
    I am seriously considering a K75S for purchase this week and don't want any surprises.
    the bike has 50,000 miles, not a scratch on it, mint green, new tires, all serviced regularly including the splines. $2795.00 with the original books and manuals, service history and the original seat.
    No K75 ever required leaded fuel. Never. I don't know where you have been reading but it is not reliable. My first year K75 was specified to use regular unleaded fuel and every K75 manual I have seen said the same thing. Voni and I have had 8 K75s - I still have two - and in something over 600,000 miles on them have always used regular fuel.
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    We used 87 AKI unleaded in our four K75 bikes.
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    thanks for the quick reply!!

    in my old Porsche the new gas chewed up the fuel lines and started engine fires.
    nothing worse then sitting on a fireball.
    thanks for clearing that up.
    you guys are the best!

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