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Old 07-09-2018, 02:25 AM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

My 2014 K1300S MS, bought in December 2016, is just back under warranty for 'hot start' fix.

Spent a week on a loan R1200R - great punch out of slow corners, but happy to hand it back; two pots just ain't enough.

Meanwhile, I've been using my 1997 K1200RS Taxi - still running like a Bentley after 55,000 miles and 21 years - they don't make 'em like that anymore.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:48 AM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Times are changing, who still owns a K bike? If not what do you ride?


Evidently many still do: (71% of 344 respondents at the time of this reply).
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:00 AM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Meanwhile, I've been using my 1997 K1200RS Taxi - still running like a Bentley after 55,000 miles and 21 years - they don't make 'em like that anymore.
Yep - 120K on my 98' - still running strong. Smokes a bit on startup which I can't understand cause I babied that thing from day one
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:32 AM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

I still ride my 2007 K1200S. Had to get the transmission rebuilt at 25k miles. Got around to updating the airbox and then flashed the ECU with BrenTuner to get it all sorted. I ride it daily to work.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:37 AM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Yep - 120K on my 98' - still running strong. Smokes a bit on startup which I can't understand cause I babied that thing from day one
They all do that...
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:08 PM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

I have retired from riding at age 82 earlier this year....The kids pestered me to death.
I had two K75s and consider them the smoothest bikes ever. I now have a pristine 1999 Mazda Miata and it assuages my withdrawal from biking nicely.

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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

Now I ride Ducati Multistrada 1200 Sport
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:48 PM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Evidently many still do: (71% of 344 respondents at the time of this reply).
Edit: 71.6% with 403 weigh ins as of this posting...Though options 3 & 7 choices (prior to today's edits) resulted in mis-cast votes so its in reality, higher than 71%
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:01 PM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

Attachment 2898012 years old and still a great BMW sport tourer. THE K1200GT (2nd gen). I'm still in love...
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:29 PM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

Please tell me what BLPD means on the poll...(final line item.)
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:14 PM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Please tell me what BLPD means on the poll...(final line item.)
Thank you.
I don't recall... anyone else?
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:23 PM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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I don't recall... anyone else?
Yeah, right.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:59 AM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:01 AM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Edit: 71.6% with 403 weigh ins as of this posting...Though options 3 & 7 choices (prior to today's edits) resulted in mis-cast votes so its in reality, higher than 71%
I liked the choices before they were screwed with. I was one of the choice 7's and indeed actually still have a K-bike, not "other bike". I believe it originally said, "I have so many bikes it doesn't really matter" which is true with many others keeping the K company.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:06 PM
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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I liked the choices before they were screwed with. I was one of the choice 7's and indeed actually still have a K-bike, not "other bike". I believe it originally said, "I have so many bikes it doesn't really matter" which is true with many others keeping the K company.
Yeah, the OP's intent was 'changing' K demographic and where people are. In this case, #7 was a duplicate of #2, thus it results in an inaccurate representation - hence the subtle change. Regardless, we'll hybrid #7 to your liking to keep everyone 'happy' . We're all about keeping folks happy @ the loving I-BMW.com even with inaccurate voting tallies...
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

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Regardless, we'll hybrid #7 to your liking to keep everyone 'happy' . We're all about keeping folks happy @ the loving I-BMW.com even with inaccurate voting tallies...
Damn, and to think I figured that my opinion meant less than the janitor around here.

Sadly, my K and I are at a decision point. I still love my bike but it appears that the main seal may be starting to leak. It makes little to no sense to spend much money on the bike, and without the time and/or know how to make the fix, it appears that it might be time to be moving on.
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

I own a 2003K1200RS that I bought new. To satisfy my urge to buy something different, I just ordered a low mileage 2007 R1200S! I am expecting delivery in two days.
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

Every once in a while I get the itch for something different but when I go out in the garage and see that K13 or when I take it for a ride I realize what a damn nice bike it is and I'm lucky to have it. Would like to have a second bike with a little more off-road capability (and perhaps a third?) but that's an internal home issue... I only have so much time to ride anyway.
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Re: K bike, still own one, or what do your ride now?

Bought my 04 K- GT in 2008. Only BMW I've owned so can't give opinion on other BMWs.
Gave some thought to something newer but only have space for one bike.
Love it,keepin' it.

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I barely used my K1600 GTL for any long distance rides, so I decided to sell it and replace it with a HP4 which suits me better for my local riding.
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