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post #1 of 3 Old Mar 31st, 2008, 10:32 pm Thread Starter
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1987 Bmw K75rs

There is a very interesting K75 on e-bay at Max BMW It is a 1987 BMW K75RS WITH RARE SPRINT FAIRING. I've never seen one of these before, was this a factory option? Does anyone have an opinion on this bike as an addition to my LT for the twisties?

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post #2 of 3 Old Apr 1st, 2008, 3:37 am
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Re: 1987 Bmw K75rs

Nice looking bike and a nice colour - is it standard? I like the K75's - big enough to tackle long distances, small enough for town work, sweet little engine and economical. Would I pay a premium for a 'rare' fairing - I doubt it and I know the dealer will give some sort of warranty and has to make a profit but $8,000 seems a bit steep for a 20 year old bike. Ebay item 270223923174 is half the price.

How do you ride the twisties? It is a nice ride but a 20 year old bike will never really take on the rice rockets.

Maintenance wise it is a smaller, simpler LT and while it has it's foibles and a couple of known issues they are are not as major as leaking slaves and Rear drives. I would have another one.

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post #3 of 3 Old Apr 1st, 2008, 10:48 am
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Re: 1987 Bmw K75rs

The K75 is a wonderful bike. Very nice handling and a smooth powerband. Back when they were new I took Reg Pridmore's 'CLASS'. At that time his personal bike was a K75, pretty high praise for the bike to have a former BMW factory race rider pick that bike over every thing else that was available. I love riding my friends K75, I think I like it better than my '85 K100RS.
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