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Post# 947233   7/8/2017 at 21:50 (287 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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saw this pop up on Craigslist and contacted the seller within 20 minutes of the ad being posted. I drove right over with the cash he was asking.
Only 26k miles at a very reasonable price...because it is not currently running having sat in the garage for the last 15 years. It turns over, I think it's likely bad gas. The seller changed out the old fuel but I don't think he got all of it. He was essentially the original owner and struck me as someone I could believe when he said it was running fine when he parked it.
New battery and good (but old) tires.

I once had the little brother to this bike, a 1985 k75s, which I rode from Hartford Connecticut where I bought it --to San Diego-- about 11 years ago.

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Post# 947237 , Reply# 1   7/8/2017 at 22:47 (287 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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That's a nice looking bike! Congrats!

Post# 947245 , Reply# 2   7/9/2017 at 00:27 (287 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        


I hope it is easy to put back to working conditions and you enjoy it in good health!

Post# 947283 , Reply# 3   7/9/2017 at 08:51 (287 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Parts are plenty!

A bit pricey, as with anything German, but a spitzenklasse masterpiece!

Post# 947405 , Reply# 4   7/10/2017 at 00:02 (286 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Nice.  I thought I was the only biker here, I guess not.. lol.   My 98 Valkyrie's in the shop  right now getting new front tire, brakes, oil change and front fork seals.. Fingers crossed they're done sometime this week and don't find anything else.  

Post# 947413 , Reply# 5   7/10/2017 at 01:51 (286 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Enjoy it but be careful...I took care of a guy this week who was victim to motorcycle's not pretty.  He's only 26 and a helicopter mechanic in the Army.  The Red Cross is bringing his brother home from Iraq if that tells you anything.

Post# 947461 , Reply# 6   7/10/2017 at 11:05 (285 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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Nice bike, these were overall a nicer bike then the K75. I came very close to buying a new K75 in 1990 but being a bit short in inseam I always found the BMW's to be a bit tall for my liking. I ended up with a new 1991 750cc GSX-R which is a slightly different animal ;)

I hope you are able to put the bike straight fairly easily. With the age be wary of all the rubber. Especially when something sits the rubber tends to oxidize (movement actually brings protectants to the surface in rubber). I'd do a full fluid swap, bleed the brakes and watch for any fork oil leakage. Hopefully parts are supported longer with BMW's, my 91 Suzuki has been limited to NOS parts for over 15 years now :(

Post# 947478 , Reply# 7   7/10/2017 at 13:32 (285 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
That's very sad Greg!

I do hope he makes it. I'm sure he is in your expert care.
I saw too many riders over the holiday not wearing a helmet.
I know it's their right and all, but I think it's just stupid.

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