Here is a Project Bike that will certainly reward the ambitious Werkstatt-Meister who takes it on. This is a RUNNING K75S which has only 14,000 miles on it! (K75s are regularly known to exceed 200K, even 300K in some cases.) This one, it’s safe to say, has suffered the effects of neglect more than anything else. And that is something that a few parts, some elbow grease, and a lotta’ LOVE can put back together. We would not offer this Project Bike at all if we didn’t know that there is still a bright future for it — and that among our customers there is someone who will be excited by the prospect of giving this bike a chance to earn its 200,000 mile award!
As with all PROJECT BIKES we want buyers to know as much as possible about the bike before making a purchase. We’ve nothing to hide and our only goal is that the new owner for each and every PROJECT BIKE feels they paid fairly and got a good, if not great value in the deal. We encourage people to call, schedule a time to meet with one of our sales advisors and inspect each machine in person so they fully understand all the positives as well as the potential downsides involved in the refurbishing process. Please take a moment to learn more about Bob’s PROJECT BIKE program and read our general disclaimer HERE.
SERVICE NOTES on this K75S Project Bike:
Our Techs looked this machine over carefully and identified the following MECHANICAL concerns.
• The best news is that the bike starts and idles well. In the succinct words of our chief tech who examined it, “It runs OK.” But he also noted that it stumbles coming off idle, and that there is a bit of oil dripping from the front bottom of the motor which suggests a possible oil pump leak.
• The fork seal on the right side is leaking
• Rubber caps and vent hoses are cracked (age/sun damage)
• Fuel lines are cracked (age)
• Rear brake does not function, and the front, right-side rotor is below spec. Naturally, braking performance is less than optimal. However, the ABS appears to function, although it cannot be fully tested until the rear brake is repaired.
• Tires still have good tread but are dated from 2014. They should be replaced.
• The fuel tank has been repaired with what appears to be JB Weld.
• The high-beam switch does not function in the Up position.
Here is a wrap-up of the COSMETIC condition of this K75S Project Bike.
• There are several scratches in the paint on the right side of the fairing. According to its previous owner, “The bike has been down.” Evidently, though, this happened at low-speed. The damage is superficial.
• There are corresponding scratches in the metal engine case cover on the right-side.
• The front right-side turn signal lens is cracked.
• There is a small paint chip on the front fender.
• Surface rust is visible on many of the fasteners.
• Black plastic and other black painted surfaces show fading from prolonged sun exposure.
• The seat cover shows several splits or cracks (also sun exposure).
• Both painted battery side covers are missing. (Non-essential parts)
The overall cosmetic wear and tear is, for a bike that is almost twenty years old and has been stored outdoors in recent years, quite typical. It’s certainly not beyond restoration. And the repairs and remedies for most of its mechanical issues mentioned above fall within “expected routine maintenance.” Because there are numerous challenges, it’s not a quick and easy fix. Nevertheless, we know of several owner/mechanics who possess the skill, patience, and diligence to take on this Project Bike and make it a success.
If you are that person, you can probably envision the end result already: a fine machine worthy of your investment. Contact us to learn more. Call 1-888-269-2627 to speak with one of our BMW Certified Sales Advisors — Jim, Todd, or David. Call TODAY!