Lurking for months, time to introduce myself
After 20+ years with airheads - my last one being a beatifull R100RS, I felt is was time to experiment so I bought myself a K75 with single round headlight sprint fairing fitted. Painted a horrible shade of pale green so I stripped it down and resprayed in Bermuda Blue ( cos that's the paint I had left over from the R100RS).
I missed the raw power of the R100RS so I picked up a 16V K100RS with a snapped exhaust camshaft thinking this would be an easy repair - big mistake!!!. In the UK all K100 cylinder heads are bought by the mini car guys who are going through a phase of fitting to their existing engines and getting 120+ horses out of a 3 bearing crankshaft 60 year old engine design - lots of webb sites on this subject if anyone is interested. Bottom line is I eventually found a replacement camshaft on E-Bay Germany, rebuilt the engine, powder coated the frame and resprayed in the original Yuca Green pearlescent. - Looks gorgeous - goes very nicely thank you very much - but now the quandary.
Do I keep both bikes - or do I sell the K75.
the K75 is great on the shorter rider only trips, the K100 excels at the 2 up long distance rides. - I think I will take my time ( years) before I take this difficult decision.
If I can work out how to add photo's I'll post them
Hoping to contribute more in the future - best regards from the UK
Last edited by alanatrr; Nov 21st, 2010 at 3:07 pm.
Reason: photos added to supprot the text