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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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It's Not My Versys But . . .

Was having serious two-wheel withdrawal being 2500 miles from my Versys so I began searching the Maine Craiglist for a solution. Being "way up in the woods" I wasn't expecting to find anything close at hand.

Surprised when I found a bike I've always liked in the same tiny village - not five miles from where we're located. After a reasonable test ride (yep, people in Maine are trusting souls) and a little discussion I've added something a little different to the fleet.

Here she is in all her glory. A 1993 BMW K75S - the three cylinder "Flying Brick" engine. It's smooth as butter, it's pristine and it has a new home. Thank you to my very understanding wife for being so reasonable (I apparently have a very convincing pout and hang dog look).

Now if the state will hurry up and finish their major road construction we'll go exploring.







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I for 1 approve, I've always liked that model. When I ran my own shop I had a regular customer with a red 1. Last I saw him 77,000+ miles! What's your's got on it? Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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Cool. I did a quick google and it appears to have a lot of neat features (e.g. EFI, ABS) for a bike of that era. Either way, it's gotta be nice to find a near 20 year old bike that you really like in such great shape. Congrats!

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A 'classic' - looks to be in good nick too...!
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You will love that bike the more you ride it guaranteed.

I rode 51K plus miles on a '93 K75S and to this day regret selling it.

Congrats on finding such a beautiful K75S.


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Looks like it was well cared for. Enjoy!


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There 2 seasons in Maine - winter when the potholes are filled in and construction. Nice looking bike
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I for 1 approve, I've always liked that model. When I ran my own shop I had a regular customer with a red 1. Last I saw him 77,000+ miles! What's your's got on it? Congratulations!!!!!!!!
In round figures, 41,700 Miles. Not at all bad for its age.

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Cool. I did a quick google and it appears to have a lot of neat features (e.g. EFI, ABS) for a bike of that era. Either way, it's gotta be nice to find a near 20 year old bike that you really like in such great shape. Congrats!
I certainly agree with the nice features observation. EFI and ABS weren't common in '93.

It also has a few BMW quirks. A close look at the tail runk reveals that it opens from the front rather than the rear. Sort of brings to mind, "Ve haff vays of making sure you lock der tail koffer."

And - more fun - the turn signal switches are typically BMW. Left is on the left switch group and right is on the right switch group. Actually, it does make sense but it's not common and I'm sure I'll screw it up more than once. At least they're self-cancelling which not only was uncommon, it's still uncommon. Go figure, huh?

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Yes, that is a new home indeed Congratulations!

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Great bike, congrats. When I've ridden a bmw I could not help but to look down when I put on the blinkers. I think by about the 3rd day I'd gotten used to it.
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Great bike! I had a K75C, small quarter fairing, Supertrapp pipe, Corbin seat, Sporty tires, fork springs and shocks. Loved it. Put on over 100,000 km (60,000 miles). Best thing about it was it always felt the same. Bought it for $4500 Can. sold it for $4000 5years later. Had to lube the tranny splines a few times, shaft stripped once. Great pick!!!
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