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  1. That is a very honest reply. It will probably be...

    That is a very honest reply. It will probably be a beautiful bike when you are done, but as stated, you will have a lot more in it than you will ever sell it for. Have you thought of just buying a...
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    Yes, I guess that's true, just like their luxury...

    Yes, I guess that's true, just like their luxury cars. Unfortunately, that also often makes me wonder why I own one. I am far from joining the millionaire's club. But even if I was, common sense...
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    I have often thought of moving to a Goldwing...

    I have often thought of moving to a Goldwing myself. I had a 76 Wing years ago and I can still remember that you could hardly hear it running, both at idle and on the road. That still seems to be...
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    Calcium Chloride Corrosion on Alaska Trip?

    I was just reading the interesting article in the current MOA News about Chris Wilson riding through Alaska. It appears that just about every GS owner dreams of riding to Alaska. Fair enough. But ...
  5. I want to thank everyone for taking the time to...

    I want to thank everyone for taking the time to reply to my question. Your comments are going to save me an enormous amount of time ,effort, and probably money. I greatly appreciate it.

    Reading...
  6. Reasons for switching from R bike to K bike?

    I am currently on a R1100RT, but am thinking of switching to a K bike. Anybody done that? And why? The K style seem to have several advantages, although they often seem like the unwanted stepchild in...
  7. Thread: As always

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    [QUOTE I wish jconway's experience with...

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    I wish jconway's experience with airheads had been better, but that doesn't take away from how good mine has been. I will always have an appreciation for these bikes, and they are damn nice...
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    A reasonable response. Look, I had a great...

    A reasonable response. Look, I had a great experience with my first airhead. I loved the bike. I had traded a Goldwing for it, and never regretted it. I use to tell people, "It's half the cc's and...
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    Yes, that must be it. I just didn't have the...

    Yes, that must be it. I just didn't have the mechanical ability to get that bike working the way it should. And to think it would have run as well as a new R1200 if I had only known what I was...
  10. Thread: As always

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    Ah, another solo rider, the people that BMW...

    Ah, another solo rider, the people that BMW really designed the airheads for. As for the odometer on both bikes failing and leaving the owner scratching his head and guessing, "Gee, I wonder if this...
  11. Thread: As always

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    I don't know if I would characterize it as...

    I don't know if I would characterize it as complaining, but rather opening the eyes of people who get " airhead fever" and have no idea what they are in for. Like me. If you can afford a fleet of...
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    I loved my first airhead, about thirty years ago,...

    I loved my first airhead, about thirty years ago, but when I replaced it with another one about four years ago I found the memories weren't reality. It was old, of course, and nearly everything on it...
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    You have my sympathy, as I know just what you're...

    You have my sympathy, as I know just what you're going though. With my R80 I spent I don't know how long trying to figure out the "exact right" tires for it. There are countless opinions, and the...
  14. Thread: New R75/5

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    [QUOTE Honestly, I've been enjoying working on...

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    Honestly, I've been enjoying working on it at least as much as I have enjoyed riding my other bikes... and I can still hop on the Triumphs if I need a blast.[/QUOTE]

    Glad to be of...
  15. Thread: New R75/5

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    Well, I would definitely have agreed with this...

    Well, I would definitely have agreed with this advice, but it appears from the next post/picture you decided to go for the full restoration. I hope you are happy with the results. It won't be cheap....
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    Moondog, Thats a very honest and informative...

    Moondog,

    Thats a very honest and informative post. Very much appreciated, by me.
    Thanks.

    John
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    The K1100, from what I can gather reading the...

    The K1100, from what I can gather reading the responses here, is an excellent machine. But, like a few other bikes BMW makes, it seems to suffer from the same huge flaw: it can be a real scorcher to...
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    Is the K1100 a forgotten Machine?

    In a previous query, I questioned the differences in the K100 vs the K75. The consensus seemed to be that the K75 was a better machine. Although I gather the only difference between the two was the...
  19. Thread: K100 vs k75

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    JHGilbert, VERY informative post. A lot of...

    JHGilbert,

    VERY informative post. A lot of information I have never read before. Quite helpful. Thank you.

    John
  20. Rear disc brake on S model only? And ABS systems often Broken?

    The Clymer manual (covers 1985-97 K Series) states that, "K100 and K75S models use a single disc brake on the rear. All other models use a drum brake on the rear."
    Can anyone confirm that this is...
  21. Thread: K100 vs k75

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    K bikes vs new oilheads reliability

    I appreciate the responses to my original post. I had thought that perhaps I would be happiest with a R1100Rt. But by chance I began reading a couple of threads dealing with both transmission and...
  22. Thread: K100 vs k75

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    K100 vs k75

    I am searching for a replacement for my airhead, which I came to regard in the same manner as a Model T: A nice toy for tooling around the neighborhood and constantly tinkering on, but not a...
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    Get it cheap. It will need parts. Lot's of parts.

    Get it cheap. It will need parts. Lot's of parts.
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    I'd do it. I've actually thought the 650s are an...

    I'd do it. I've actually thought the 650s are an almost perfect replacement for airheads. They are light, easy to handle, run superbly, and get about 60mpg while doing so. You can fit them out with...
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    Helmut, I can't help you with the tank issue,...

    Helmut,
    I can't help you with the tank issue, but I had to comment on the bike. It looks like brand new! Did you restore that yourself? Is that the original paint? It is just beautiful. If it isn't...
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