Friday, December 26, 2014

Mystery solved

k75s left side72
I have a 1994 BMW K75S with a custom paint job by Holt BMW in Ohio. I bought it for Maria to ride in October, 2000, but her interest in riding has waned and now it’s my favorite errand-running, short hop motorcycle.
From time to time, I’ve wondered about its precise date of manufacture and the original paint color.
The mystery is solved with the discovery this evening of the BMW VIN Decoder - http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
My K75S was born on Jan. 26, 1994 as a red bike, specifically Mysticrot (Mystic Red) Metallic paint job. The previous owner also swapped the stock seat for a Sargent seat that turned out to be very comfortable.
mystic red k75s
I like it better in its current paint color.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy 2003 BMW K1200GT was manufactured in Berlin on Jan. 14, 2003. It showed up at Revard BMW Motorcycles about a month later and I took delivery of it on March 29, 2003.
I don’t have a record of the VIN for my first BMW bike, a 1971 R50/5, but I do for the other two that came after.
My gray 1981 R100RS was built in March, 1981, and my pearl silver 1991 K100RS was built on Feb. 27, 1991. I took delivery of it on June 24, 1991.

1 comment:

Andy Volodin said...

Here's the universal BMW VIN decoder. It shows extended tech info and list of factory options. Hope the tool will be helpful for BMW owners.