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    Yep, that's what I saw! Weird combo. Wonder how many had the red seat left on for more than a few years?

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    Just came across this thread. I have 150541 10/86 and 151572 8/87. Also have 2 K75's with 131212 6/86 and 131650 9/86.

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    Four old K75's ? I'm speechless
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    Little K75S Detail

    Never had the rear compartment under the seat off of my K75S before, discovered the "made in West Germany" stamped in the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mw074 View Post
    Just came across this thread. I have 150541 10/86 and 151572 8/87. Also have 2 K75's with 131212 6/86 and 131650 9/86.
    Welcome mw074,

    What colors are your bikes?

    The '87 (150541) should be Marakesh Red (643), Onyx Black Metallic (622), or Columbia Silver (616) I believe.

    The '88 (151572) should be the same or possibly Brilliant Silver Metallic (623).

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    Quote Originally Posted by k75s View Post
    Never had the rear compartment under the seat off of my K75S before, discovered the "made in West Germany" stamped in the frame.
    You were expecting Japan maybe?



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    #3570 here. '92 Marrakesh Red. It had a low seat on it when I bought it. (A must for these short legs.) S's didn't have that option, did they? It's been a great bike and I don't plan to sell it. It has only 30K miles on it and it's mostly a garage queen until the warranty on my F800ST expires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    You were expecting Japan maybe?



    Yeah, funny. I just think it should be displayed more prominently.
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    The 87 is probably red but may be black, too early to be Colombia Silver.
    Unsure what the colors were for the US in 88. It seems like the first run of the 'black engine bikes" were red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    Unsure what the colors were for the US in 88. It seems like the first run of the 'black engine bikes" were red?

    Gilly
    Yeah, both my early '88Ss are Marakesh Red.




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    153570 Born February 1992.

    Welcome Dave.

    I don't know if Ss were ever able to be ordered with a low seat from the factory, but possibly could have been a dealer installed option if the dealer and the customer agreed on how much extra to convert it.

    But I don't really have a clue. Anyone know for sure???

    More than likely it was converted latter in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    153570 Born February 1992.

    Welcome Dave.

    I don't know if Ss were ever able to be ordered with a low seat from the factory, but possibly could have been a dealer installed option if the dealer and the customer agreed on how much extra to convert it.

    But I don't really have a clue. Anyone know for sure???

    More than likely it was converted latter in life.

    Post pictures!!!!

    Here's #3570. I've really enjoyed getting to "know" folks on this board and I'm looking forward to meeting as many as possible at upcoming rallies. The picture software for this board is nice, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rx35285 View Post
    Here's #3570. I've really enjoyed getting to "know" folks on this board and I'm looking forward to meeting as many as possible at upcoming rallies. The picture software for this board is nice, too.
    SWEET!!!


    I love red Ss!



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    Non-US Spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Here is a '95 non-US spec (Us spec bikes were only built through the '94 model year) K75S in Arctic Silver Metallic with the red seat:
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    This looks exactly like my 95. When you say it's non-US spec (which apparently mine is), what are the differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsfountain View Post
    This looks exactly like my 95. When you say it's non-US spec (which apparently mine is), what are the differences?

    Thanks,
    Tim
    Does your registration actually say '95 model? Was it first sold in 1994?

    If so, I was incorrect in my earlier statement that Ss were only built for the US through the '94 model year. When your bike was built #154547 was after the summer model year change. So, I guess BMW actually made 75 bikes for the '95 model year in August and September of '94.

    Yours is a US spec bike because the VIN ends in 15xxxx. Non- US-spec Ss ended in 10xxxx and 21xxxx.

    A few differences that I can think of are no side reflectors and the tank not vented to the crankcase (a good thing to change on US bikes), KM instead of miles on the speedo and a headlight shutoff switch. Nothing really substantial, but BMW decided to give US-spec bikes distinct VIN # sequence.

    Oh yeah, and right hand drive.



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