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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 15th, 2008, 7:32 am Thread Starter
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Thinking of a 87 K75T

I was thinking of adding a second bike. I like my LT, so I was thinking of trying to find a lighter, easier to handle LT for shorter trips etc.
I found a 1987 K75T pretty much "stock" just a small windshield, no other wind protection etc.
I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with these older BMWs and would like to share your thoughts or experiences.
I have not taken a test ride yet, don't even know if I can fit on it. (6'5")
Just curious.. The one I found, is pretty low $$$. Has 30,000 mi. looks like it is in "almost new" condition.
Also, is there a website/forum for these older K bikes?

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post #2 of 5 Old Mar 15th, 2008, 7:50 am
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Re: Thinking of a 87 K75T

The K75T is the lighter and smaller version of the K100. The K75 might be a little small for your size. However, there is a market for the K75 for those who like the older K bikes. Try it,You might like it. One question you might want to ask is, when was the rear splines checked and lubricated? Good Luck
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Re: Thinking of a 87 K75T

Susan Galpin has about 300,000 plus on hers and I can't keep up with her in the twisties!! It is a great bike.

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But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT

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post #4 of 5 Old Mar 15th, 2008, 2:32 pm
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Re: Thinking of a 87 K75T

I used to have a 1989 K100RS, and I remember looking at a K75 (actually, it was a police bike - brand new but without police gear). I was told at the time that many believed the K75 to be the smoothest, lightest and least-effort BMW available, so I was quite interested, but the 4-cylinder won out in the end.

Don't expect it to equate to other 750cc bikes, this ain't no GSXR750, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Take it for a spin in the right frame of mind, and this could become your favourite scoot!
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post #5 of 5 Old Mar 15th, 2008, 4:47 pm
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Re: Thinking of a 87 K75T

I had a K75 and it was a cracking wee bike. Light and nimble, great for commuting but able to do long trips with ease. Economical and smooth engine thanks to the balancer shaft. I am 6ft 4 and I managed to fit on it okay. The basic mechanicals are the same as the LT so working on it is good practise. Lots of tech stuff at:

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