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    I may be slightly biased, but I think the '86...

    I may be slightly biased, but I think the '86 K75T was definitely the best. :)

    http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Bikes/1986-K75T/i-gNck8Bm/0/L/K75-L.jpg
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    I went all out and put an Odyssey PC925L in mine...

    I went all out and put an Odyssey PC925L in mine a couple years ago. Overkill I know, but the K75 requires so little maintenance I figured what the heck.
  3. Thread: K75rt gas ?

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    I run premium in my beemers, but for me it's more...

    I run premium in my beemers, but for me it's more about the additives than the octane, and for that reason I also only run fuel from the retailers listed here. In the northeast I buy only Shell V...
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    I'm probably a little late to help you, but I can...

    I'm probably a little late to help you, but I can answer your question. I put an Odyssey PC925L in my K75 about a year ago. It fits fine without any special brackets, but it is slightly taller and I...
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    The cluster is fairly easy to take apart. Open it...

    The cluster is fairly easy to take apart. Open it up and let it dry out, then check & clean all connections/plugs inside the unit. Then get a new housing with the gortex breather holes on the bottom...
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    If you do a search you'll find plenty of info on...

    If you do a search you'll find plenty of info on this. It's a common problem. Before buying a new speedo you could try taking yours apart and checking/cleaning all the contacts/plugs. It's actually...
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    I replaced the seal on mine and didn't really...

    I replaced the seal on mine and didn't really find it to be very difficult - maybe I got lucky. There's a good write up here.
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    I did mine and didn't find it to be very...

    I did mine and didn't find it to be very difficult - maybe I got lucky. There's a write up here.
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    Enjoy! :)

    Enjoy! :)
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    That sounds like a reasonable range based on the...

    That sounds like a reasonable range based on the info provided here. If I were him I'd probably want at least $4k, but as a buyer I'd probably start at $3.5k based on it having been sitting too long....
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    What everyone else said. I spent a few days in...

    What everyone else said.

    I spent a few days in that area last summer and there are fantastic roads everywhere. Get your Dragon run in, ride the Cherohala then go exploring. Talk to the locals when...
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    The other light will never come on because, as...

    The other light will never come on because, as 98lee said K75's only have one fuel light - the one next to the gas pump symbol.

    When I bought my '86 K75T a few years ago I knew nothing about them...
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    Sticky: This old gal turns 25 this month

    1986 K75T - she rolled out of the BMW factory in January of '86.
    Pics are from a Tail of the Dragon run last July.
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    Sticky: Too many nice looking old airheads. I need to...

    Too many nice looking old airheads. I need to stop looking at these or build a bigger garage.
    :bikes
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    What would make better economic sense? :dunno

    What would make better economic sense? :dunno
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    Sticky: That's one heck of a nice first bike! :thumb:

    That's one heck of a nice first bike! :thumb:
  17. Thread: Winter riding

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    IMO it depends greatly on how far you're going /...

    IMO it depends greatly on how far you're going / how long you'll be riding. I ride year-round in Maine in temps down into the teens, sometimes colder. I've got BMW AirFlow2 Gloves, BMW Pro Summer...
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    +1 Power to the fuel pump goes thru the fuel...

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    Power to the fuel pump goes thru the fuel level sending unit. If you have power coming to the connector to the wires going into the tank, but no power at the fuel pump, then your level sending...
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    Can't say for sure . . . haven't tried them all,...

    Can't say for sure . . . haven't tried them all, but 86 was definitely a good year! :)
  20. IMO you've acquired a fine example of an early...

    IMO you've acquired a fine example of an early k-bike. Enjoy!:thumb
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    I used Suzuki 1207B Silicone Sealant, because...

    I used Suzuki 1207B Silicone Sealant, because that's what my local dealer had. It seems to be working well.

    Make sure the "U" shaped oil return channel is clean and clear before you button...
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    I rebuilt the water/oil pump on my '86 K75T...

    I rebuilt the water/oil pump on my '86 K75T recently following the instructions on www.ibmwr.org. Pay particular attention to the seal installation instructions, and make sure the shaft is in...
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    I got 10k out of a Lasertec on the front of my...

    I got 10k out of a Lasertec on the front of my '86 K75, and still had .060" tread depth when I removed it. It ran well and had nice even wear, but I switched to an ME880 because I got 16k out of the...
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    Look up the vin here...

    Look up the vin here. It should tell you what model it was originally manufacterd as.
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    I like that idea. What does it take to mount one...

    I like that idea. What does it take to mount one of those?
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