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1Back to top Go down   short run Empty short run on Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:08 am

Ed

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out and about today , spreading the word for our upcoming Blue Boxer Ride for Prostate Awareness.
Headed out to Cessnock on a whim, as the annual Swap meet was on for the weekend .thought this would be an opportune location for hanging up some posters .
plenty of lookers but the number of sellers sites was down quite noticeably . walked a mile or two then as the clouds gathered around I headed for the bike and home .
Aldi at Cessnock had a fair lineup as I passed on my way in , so I checked in at Kurri, still plenty of stuff on the racks , hardly any dsturbance . word on FB is that most of our local Aldis had long early queues with big spenders. having glanced through the katalogue during the week , it looked like a good place to visit.
unfortunately my attention was drawn away from the bargains as I had spotted this Kafe waiting in the carpark.
this is a 1990 K100LT . Exhaust sounds sweet , with a mild rumble. sounded like a warp disc as he rode off though.

Two LT's side by side .

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It is one I have spotted before on FB so I took the time to chat with Scott, the owner , nice chap. made sure he was aware of the forum and Smithys parts page as he mentioned needing stuff in the past.

the day finished up with me stripping the seat ready for a recover. 2 layers of staples and one layer of rivets. rusty staples are not so easy to get out.
seat has the plastic base. Probably glue and rivet the new one in to place. wish me luck.
Towbar had a refresh of paint last weekend , the forks and footplates will get a touch up over the next couple of weekends.


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1987 K100RT Ex- police
1989 K100LT Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer. now KAPUT .
1993 K1100RS 0194321 Colour #690 Silk Blue aka" Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
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2Back to top Go down   short run Empty Re: short run on Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:40 am

WoodyAUK75

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My local Aldi (Warwick Qld) had plenty of gear too, but it was for people somewhat narrower of waist than myself. I would have liked a pair of Kevlar Jeans, but their XL was 97cm, so not even close. I was not lucky enough to see a nice K bike in the parking lot, I did however see a female rider pull up at the Killarney Co-op servo on a new Valkyrie. I think I see where BMW got the design for their K1600 bagger.

    

3Back to top Go down   short run Empty Re: short run on Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:09 am

Ed

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Woody , though it was only a short run today , it was at least productive with the K . even did the battery a favour and gave it a good charge .
I'd say I possibly walked more miles than I rode , as is the case when attending Swap meets. I would have to say this was my first up close and personal experience with a Kafe conversion. I found it quite pleasant as a traditionalist. I'm not konverted yet , but could be .................. affraid


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1987 K100RT Ex- police
1989 K100LT Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer. now KAPUT .
1993 K1100RS 0194321 Colour #690 Silk Blue aka" Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
short run 10_x_110
    

4Back to top Go down   short run Empty Re: short run on Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:29 am

WoodyAUK75

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I know what you mean Grover, there are some days I look at the 75 and think about how it would look without this bit and that bit. If I could get my hands on another one, I would try to make all the pictures in my head come to life.

    

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