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    Quote Originally Posted by tsfountain View Post
    Not original litter but the other end of the spectrum: 154547 - only 53 more after it.

    Is this in the last litter?

    1995 Arctic Silver

    Just picked it up today
    Looks like my K75S is in your litter also, only 36 bikes away from the last at # 154564. Just got it this summer. Had a good feeling about this bike, this is my first BMW. So far, so good! 23K only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNextreme View Post
    Looks like my K75S is in your litter also, only 36 bikes away from the last at # 154564. Just got it this summer. Had a good feeling about this bike, this is my first BMW. So far, so good! 23K only.
    4564, born September 1994, is from The "Final Litter" of US Spec K75Ss.

    It also disproves my theory that the final batch of Ss were all Dakar Yellow.

    Welcome to the family. You're going to love the bike.



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    Thanks. Mine is silver. Wow three K75's? Your wifee is very cool!

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    Dakar Yellow

    [QUOTE=98lee;519549]4564, born September 1994, is from The "Final Litter" of US Spec K75Ss.

    It also disproves my theory that the final batch of Ss were all Dakar Yellow.

    Maybe only those born in April, 1994 were Dakar Yellow!

    Bev

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    150024

    This US spec K75s lives in northwest Arkansas and is red. It also won an award at Johnson City at the bike show,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36532 View Post
    This US spec K75s (150024) lives in northwest Arkansas and is red. It also won an award at Johnson City at the bike show,
    Wow!!! 0024 born in the first week of US spec production in May 1986 (just like mine).
    That's the second oldest (after Paul Glaves's ) that have checked in. That makes 13 from the first month of production (original litter).


    Welcome to the family reunion.


    Let's see how many of them we can get together at Redmond.



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    Since this came up again I thought I'd add mine to the list; 150905. I bought it in November of 06. Its been a great bike. Even at 23 years old I wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere.
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    0905 born march 1987. I believe that is the last month of '87 model production.

    If patterns hold true, I believe your bike would be Columbia Silver. Is that true?


    23 years is not old for a K75S. It's just mature. Mines only got 112,000 on it so far. Many more to follow.

    Thanks for checking in. Let's see how many Ss we can get at Redmond!



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    Quote Originally Posted by 36532 View Post
    This US spec K75s (150024) lives in northwest Arkansas and is red. It also won an award at Johnson City at the bike show,
    Photos! We need photos! Mine is # 0231, (bought new) I notice your membership # is 36532, close to mine 35634. You must be reeeeaaaaaallllly old
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostandwandering View Post
    Since this came up again I thought I'd add mine to the list; 150905. I bought it in November of 06. Its been a great bike. Even at 23 years old I wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere.
    This is less than 100 away from my old K75. Still (always) wondering about the question I had about the Colombia Silver S's; that is, if they all were original w/solo seat and ne grab handles like mine was. Probably never really know as it was easy to make them "like all the others".
    Keep wishing I would have kept mine, although I do sort of keep in touch with the new owner, and I did ask him for "first right of refusal" if he decides to sell, so I can hope for that.
    As far as riding though, a short hop on my GT usually cures the longing for it back, but in the off season, all I have are dreams of riding anyways........

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    PICTURE of litter mate

    I just sent a picture of my K75s number 150024. I have had it only 3 years and its been to the last 3 national meets. I bought it from a member who had it for sale on the MOA website. He lived in East Tennessee. This is a very fun thread to read about others bikes. Question.....do all the early K75s bikes have a rear brake reservoir that is exposed to the sunlight? thanks, and yes old hippie I am OLD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36532 View Post
    Question.....do all the early K75s bikes have a rear brake reservoir that is exposed to the sunlight? thanks, and yes old hippie I am OLD.
    I think about 1988 the rear brake reservoir was moved up under the plastic since the sunlight degraded the plastic. There might of been a recall or at least a mod offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36532 View Post
    Question.....do all the early K75s bikes have a rear brake reservoir that is exposed to the sunlight?
    According to BMW's microfiche, the rear brake reservoir was moved 4 months into the '88 model year (9/87), so the only US K75Ss to have the exposed reservoir would be the '87s and the first five or six hundred '88s. BUT, both my first month '88 (built 6/87 and my second month '88 (7/87) came with the round reservoirs under the battery cover so, I would conclude that ALL '88s had the newer reservoir.

    New reservoirs are still available: 34311451863 FLUID RESERVOIR, SQUARE CORNERS - Up to 09/1987 $20.43


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    Of course owners could change things out to the newer stuff. On mine I had the coolant tank replaced to the kind with the bulged-out window instead of the clear tube that remained clear for only a couple years. The new style never got coudy or dirty looking and was a direct retrofit. Just for example.
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    Really old....

    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    Photos! We need photos! Mine is # 0231, (bought new) I notice your membership # is 36532, close to mine 35634. You must be reeeeaaaaaallllly old
    I guess that I have a big problem with my membership #5791 (yeah 4 digits)

    I have the 1994 Dakar Yellow 154504 name is STING II

    Bev

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