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A friend had a really nice looking '93 K75S that was bankrupting him in $500 chunks as one thing after another failed. He was lucky to dump it before it cost him more to repair than he made selling it. It sounded like a friggin sewing machine, I could never gel with it, gutless skinny little wimp machine. There's a reason the prices are in the crapper.
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Zero issues with mine over 9 years, gutless, skinny and wimpy notwithstanding, but I did keep up with maintenance.
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Yeah, his worked great until it didn't. ABS, Oil/water pump, leaking case gaskets, electrical failures plus some I can't remember in less than a year. It was done.
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A friend had a really nice looking '93 K75S that was bankrupting him in $500 chunks as one thing after another failed. He was lucky to dump it before it cost him more to repair than he made selling it. It sounded like a friggin sewing machine, I could never gel with it, gutless skinny little wimp machine. There's a reason the prices are in the crapper.
I've owned three and had very few, read almost no, maintenance issues. The K75 you're referring to sounds like it had inadequate maintenance. Above 4000 rpm they'll giddy up and run at a hundred or so all day long. The engines are robust. To each their own; I like 'em. Any bike can have issues as us R1100S owners are well aware of. My K75's have been the most trouble free bikes I've ever owned and I have owned mucho motos since the age of thirteen.

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More than 300 miles in a day then this is the preferred mode...

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Flatty, you should get an R nineT

Mine's light and small.
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Easy there; I had an 87 K75S (press-intro model). Rode it around the Bay Area for 23 years; much of the time as my commuter. A couple log trips to Seattle and back. Great bike that required very little maintenance. Finally developed a case of spline-i-tis at something like 75,000 miles and I sold it to a friend who did the repairs and is still riding it.
I couldn't be without a bike (daily commuting), so I went for an Aprilia Shiver 750 for a couple years and then grabbed a lightly used BCR.
Have to admit the BCR is the best of the bunch. And probably my all-time favorite of the +/- 25 bikes I have owned over a lifetime...
Have not yet felt the BCR to be too "sporty" for daily use...but maybe I'll get that old...someday.
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...but maybe I'll get that old...someday.
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I wouldn't say I've outgrown the S, as I still love it and it's a fantastic bike, especially considering its age. However, I did add to the collection recently, and man what a bike.

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Remember all the posts about what a pain in ass changing an air filter is on an 1100s wait till you come to do the X/R what a ball ache
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Remember all the posts about what a pain in ass changing an air filter is on an 1100s wait till you come to do the X/R what a ball ache
Hmm, I don't think it's too terrible on the R11, and from what I can tell on the XR is you pop a piece of trim from behind the ignition switch up, and it's right there. Guess I'll find out for myself at some point, though. But I really don't mind if things are difficult, I enjoy working on things.
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I read that theory as well the things to remember itís an expanding pin in the top and the complete unit pulls out getting above it to have enough muscle and a tool of your choice to do so is interesting and I had most of the body work off.

And if you ever decided to put a set of Akra headers on
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Heres the latest addition and another change in the line up, the Brutale 1090RR. Other bikes come and go, but the Cup and the YB10 are stayin'. With the good upright in the mix I think I am done buying anything else, for a while at least.

Yesterday, I stopped by the local MV dealer to get an extended warranty. While waiting, I saw a BMW Nine-T Racer they either took on a trade or bought an auction. I have to admit that for some reason that bike impressed me much more than it did when I originally saw it at the LB bike show. And unfortunately for me, that's how it often starts....
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...R9T, that's a BMW for self flagellatin' youts who want that 'look'. Oh stop me. Here I goo again.
But really Friar , with the caliber of motos I see in your pic, you'd prolly turn over that R9T in a month once you felt that sub level suspension alone.

What no GSiz?

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...R9T, that's a BMW for self flagellatin' youts who want that 'look'. Oh stop me. Here I goo again.
But really Friar , with the caliber of motos I see in your pic, you'd prolly turn over that R9T in a month once you felt that sub level suspension alone.

What no GSiz?

Part of the appeal to me is that it retains oil cooled boxer motor, what with most of the BMW line up going way of the coolant system. I could not figure out why BMW chose to downgrade the suspension and brakes from the original NineT...oh well...

I did have a GS in my life, but sold it to make way for the Bimota SB8R which in turn was sold to clear the space for the MV... here it is:


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In the mid-'90s I used to go riding with some go-fast guys on K1100RSs, but Walker Powell kept up just fine on his K75S. He said his secret was once he got going, he just never downshifted.

I owned a K75S from 1987 to 1989; liked it alot. You just had to rev it the eff up. Sounded like a Saab Turbo.

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I've owned three and had very few, read almost no, maintenance issues. The K75 you're referring to sounds like it had inadequate maintenance. Above 4000 rpm they'll giddy up and run at a hundred or so all day long. The engines are robust. To each their own; I like 'em. Any bike can have issues as us R1100S owners are well aware of. My K75's have been the most trouble free bikes I've ever owned and I have owned mucho motos since the age of thirteen.
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Yes I almost swapped my R100 for a K75 but the power was so similar I opted out.
So I bought the new R1100S...
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Yes I almost swapped my R100 for a K75 but the power was so similar I opted out.
So I bought the new R1100S...

Subjectively, I always thought my '78 R100RS was quicker up to an indicated 80 or 90 mph than my K75S; objectively it had a little less speed available on the top end.
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...I owned a K75S from 1987 to 1989; liked it alot...Sounded like a Saab Turbo.
I had a Luftmeister exhaust on my K75S for a little while. Made it sound like a cross between a 911 and a UPS truck.
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