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Old 07-09-2018, 06:29 PM
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Does this 1995 K75 look OK?

I am looking for a decent, well-maintained K75 and this one popped up on Craigslist. Is this the K75C?

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/m...625323204.html

But I'm not familiar with these bikes. If taken care of, is 50K miles OK for the K75? This bike doesn't seem to have ABS and that fairing looks different than other pics I've seen.

Give me your opinions on this particular bike, and its price, $3000. The price seems good to me.

Also give me your opinions on the K75 bike in general.

It's a long drive (5 hrs round trip) or I would just go and look at it . . . .
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:44 PM
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Re: Does this 1995 K75 look OK?

Wiki says that only the S and RT models have a rear disk brake. All others have rear drum brake. Is this true?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_K100#K75_models
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:47 AM
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Re: Does this 1995 K75 look OK?

I have owned my K75S since new in 1992. It has a bit over 100k miles, and is still going strong.

You are looking at a K75C. Main difference between S, C, R and RT are the fairings and suspension components.

The bike you are considering has a disk rear brake as seen in the photos.

Check for oil leak at joint between transmission housing and motor. There is an o-ring that fails with time and lets engine oil contaminate the clutch.

Check on last clutch spline lube. Hard shifting if this is not done.

Engine is bullet proof. Primary maintenance is occasional valve shim adjustment.

There are a lot of other small things that can go wrong, but the same is true of any other model. These are pretty easy to work on for someone who is mechanically inclined.
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Re: Does this 1995 K75 look OK?

few more things:

bike is missing the left-side fairing panel. look at pictures of left and right side. panel that goes under the seat is in place on the right side.

I think that bike has an aftermarket rear shock.

I have never seen those driving lights, but the switch that controls them looks factory original.
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Re: Does this 1995 K75 look OK?

Thanks George.
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Re: Does this 1995 K75 look OK?

I had a 1990 K75S that I bought new and sold it just last year. Mine had 111,000 miles on it. As George says, the motor is strong. But I wasnít riding mine much and some things were beginning to go bad. My odometer quit working, which was predicted to be a very expensive fix. I figured Iíd let someone else fix that, since I wasnít riding it.
I sold mine for $2500 to a friend.

This bike looks in better shape than mine, and the price is entirely reasonable. One thing is that the odometer shows 42K, but the copy in the ad says 50K. Whyís that? Is the odometer working? (Iím sensitized to that.)

I also had a K75C for awhile, and the windshield and fairing are mounted on the forks, so they move when you move the bars. On the other models they were mounted to the frame of the bike, and they didnít move when you moved the bars. I donít remember my C having a round headlight, so that fairing may not be stock, but it looks pretty good, so not to worry.

It looks like a good deal from here. Pull the trigger!
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Re: Does this 1995 K75 look OK?

This deal fell through. Well, it never actually got off the ground.
Anyhow, thanks for the K75 info. I'm still looking.
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