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BMW K75, full service history, rides well, ready to enjoy. SOLD (1985)
|1985 BMW K75|
A well maintained K75 from the very first year of production with a few useful spares and a comprehensive folder of history showing just about every service done, every spare part purchased, every MOT and even every old tax disc. It has not been restored and the pictures probably make it look a little better than it is, but don't they always.
Over the years the bike has seen a few changes.
The BMW low seat height conversion is excellent but not only for those shorter in the leg. The lower centre of gravity improves handling as well as making you sit low in the bike rather than perched on top of it.
The UK produced sprint fairing was a popular addition when the K75 was first introduced adding comfort and a certain period look. These fairing are pretty rare now, I've only seen a couple of others in the last 10 years.
Panniers and top box are original BMW Touring with keys, but they are a mix of K100 and K75, still they work and make for a practical tourer.
At some point there has been a stereo fitted, but this is long gone leaving just the mount for the aerial and a couple of speaker grills in the fairing.
The comprehensive service history folder shows it has been maintained regularly and the all important drive shaft spline grease has been done periodically. The last major service including spline grease, rad flush, new anti freeze, all oils, sump removal, oil filter, brake fluid, fork oil and new Michelin tyre was done less than 100 miles ago. This bike is ready to ride.
There are a number of spares included with the bike.
Oil, air and fuel filters, various service gaskets. And a few parts taken from a very low mileage accident damaged K75 which may prove useful in the future, these include all brake discs, shock absorber, rear wheel (with perfect splines), water pump, starter motor and a load of smaller items not in the picture.
This is a 32 year old bike with 43000 miles on the clock, not much for a K75, but given the age there are a few things that don't work or are less than perfect. The original digital clock does not work and an after market clock has been fitted in a pod on the handle bars. The digital gear indicator does not work, but the neutral light works every time, so not a huge issue. The brake warning light on the dashboard that tells you if the brake light has blown does work if the main lights are off, but stays on if the main lights are on, as this is distracting at night the warning light has been mostly covered with tape, leaving just a small gap so you can still check the brake lights before setting off on a ride.
It starts easily, runs well, pulls strongly through the gears, the clutch bites well with no judder or slip, it handles very well, and stops perfectly. No engine smoke, does not use oil or water and there are no rattles or strange noises from the engine.
So it's well serviced, has a long MOT and is ready to enjoy. But it is 32 years old and has been used so don't expect a museum piece.