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RE: Habits

You reminded me of my favorite fantasy bike: a K900RS with 3-cylinders
and 12 valves, telelever and paralever and just under 500 pounds.  BMW
could build this bike and I swear I'd buy it (and I've never bought a
new bike before).  Maybe the fantasy should now include the K1200S front

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Robert Silas
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 3:29 PM
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Habits

I ride a '94 RS and have over 100.000 miles on it.  I got used to its
vibration.  It is a great bike, I had hardly any problem with it, but it
vibrates from 3900 rpm on.  I also have a '92 K75 with about 30,000
miles on it.  I keep it for the occasions when my youngest son rides
with me.  He loves the "K" and, I must admit, that its engine is the
smoothest bike engine I ever rode.  The K75 engine is much superior to
the '94 RS' engine as far as smoothness goes.  The problem with the "K"
is its front suspension and the general rigidity of the bike.  While it
is great on smooth road and in turns on perfect surface but it is all
over the place in turns where the surface is rough or scrapped up for

An ideal bike would be one with the K75 engine in an RS frame.  I know,
the K1200RS or the K1200GL, but those bikes are too heavy for me. Bob
Silas '94 R1100RS  

- ---- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kent Christensen 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 12:27 PM
  Subject: re: Habits

    Then, a couple years later I'd have 
  to check the tachometer to verify a K75 was actually  still idling at
  stop.  Have hated those bikes ever since.  Long live that boxer feel!

  Kent Christensen