Bonding with the K1

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Bonding with the K1

Postby slparry » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:41 pm

Been using the K1 quite a bit recently …. and I love it. Despite its 30 years of age I find it surprisingly modern riding, comfy, good brakes, good handling with a surprising turn of speed.

I find the 16 v engine needs more revs than the old 8 valve motor to get it in the flow but once she does it's easy to find it flowing to silly speeds :)

Went up the Horseshoe Pass the other day and there was a guy taking pics of the bikes. Found him on Facebook and he very generously gifted me the pics he'd taken :D

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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby Mitch1100 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:57 am

2009 HP2 Sport
2006 R1200s with yellow rim tape
2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore..sold
2004 R1100s BoxerCup Replika..sold
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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby milleplod » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:07 am

Cracking pics Steve, that colour scheme really suits the K1. Is the paint original?

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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby slparry » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:43 am

milleplod wrote:Cracking pics Steve, that colour scheme really suits the K1. Is the paint original?

Pete



Hi Pete

Yes all original :D
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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby Beamer Down under » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 am

That is really yummy.
What a planted and under estimated ride.Different torque curve to the boxer cup but every bit as good in a straight line and will keep pulling.
Over 5500 rpm they kick in again.The k100rs 8v in the good spec does all this and a bit more as it is configured with 2 seats and that is where this ride seperates its self from the rest of the pack.

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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby andy griff » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:17 pm

Steve , you need a period System 2 helmet for extra authenticity and an Atlantis waterproof leather suit :D

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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby slparry » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:49 pm

andy griff wrote:Steve , you need a period System 2 helmet for extra authenticity and an Atlantis waterproof leather suit :D


annoyingly I sold my System 2 in February to a guy in Portugal :D
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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby boxerscott » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:12 pm

Another qwerky bmw collectable. For authenticity, the qwerkiest of all bmw`s arguably is THE "Bond" one with the Boxer engine. Both bikes a sound investment. Well done you. It looks in very good fettle too.

Hardly a sports tourer though, Those panniers. WTF?

Enjoy.

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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby slparry » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:25 am

boxerscott wrote:Another qwerky bmw collectable. For authenticity, the qwerkiest of all bmw`s arguably is THE "Bond" one with the Boxer engine. Both bikes a sound investment. Well done you. It looks in very good fettle too.

Hardly a sports tourer though, Those panniers. WTF?

Enjoy.

Chris


I'm loving it Chris, it's got a surprising turn of speed and good brakes, especially given it's 30 years old. Just managed to source the rarer than unicorn horns K1 luggage kit, got given a BMW tank bag with it too so am "luggaged up" now :D

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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby boxerscott » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:08 pm

Looking the right tool for the Solway Riviera Steve?

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Re: Bonding with the K1

Postby conkerman » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:37 am

Oooh.

That bike it Luvverley. Nice purchase.

As for K1 attire, I reckon it has to be aerostitch. Full on, Garishly coloured.

:)
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