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1Back to top Go down    G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:27 am

Snowy Mountains Mick

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I have been riding BMWs for about 6 years now (50 years in the saddle with an 18 year gap in the middle on other brands) before picking up a trio of K100s recently.

A K100RS Frankenstien bike (my mate bought it with a tired motor and leaky gas tank for not much money, swapped out the motor and gearbox for low km units and swapped the tank. This one is road registered and was his regular ride.

The deal also included a fairing less K100RS (complete with leaky tank) as a parts bike and a K100RT sans seat and running rough, which is on historical plates (thirty years old min in this State for club plates) which is going to another mate. Also a few boxes of parts and bits and pieces.

My only previous exerience with K bikes was a test ride of a second hand K100RS in the late 80s where I forgot about the two new tyres on the bike and promptly dropped it a few blocks into the test, whoops! Throttle response was way different to my Jap four and I stalled it whilst leaning over negotiating a corner at low speed. No biggie for the Suzuki, but the BMW hesitated, hiccuped and down we went.

I live in a country town 200kms (120miles) from the big smoke so the RS will see a lot of twisty and sweeping country roads around here soon.

Looking forward to performing preventative maintenance so that the RS can be trusted for long distance and speed.

it is a faded gun metal coloured with a white tank with a red and blue stripe at the moment. I sort of fancy a wild Orange colour, maybe the R1150GS Mandarin colour or something brighter. Whether or not I actually get around to painting it remains to be seen.

My main interests in motorcycling are touring and I am a member of the BMW Touring Club of NSW.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:39 am

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Welcome to the Knuthaus Mick


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Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:52 am

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welcome Mick , plenty here to keep you upright , hope you enjoy your time on the forum. there is always Krew out and about , so keep tuned for any rides.


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1989 K100LT Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer. now KAPUT .
1993 K1100RS 0194321 Colour #690 Silk Blue aka" Smurfette"
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:09 am

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Welcome to the Knuthouse.
It's good to see someone from my home town with us.


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88 BMW K100RS

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Like lookin' at my mirror and seein' a police car
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:27 am

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Hailed from there myself for 30 years. WelKome aboard Mick.
There's some nice riding around the central west. Just watch out for that black ice up in the ranges in winter.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:29 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome from the northern territory too. Its good to see new Ks coming in like that. Three seems to be the lucky number.....

You do realise there has been the start of some K tourismforum membersfrom Australia and other places coming to Ireland....so best get your name down on some good rides over here too. I think Rossko has the next one booked....


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:00 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Welcome from the northern territory too. Its good to see new Ks coming in like that. Three seems to be the lucky number.....

You do realise there has been the start of some K tourismforum membersfrom Australia and other places coming to Ireland....so best get your name down on some good rides over here too. I think Rossko has the next one booked....
Welcome from a bit South of you.

Having been part of the K tourism to Ireland set, I can endorse Olaf's comment. I only wish I had time for more. Next time, Olaf.

You might even get some Oz visitors up your way in Bathurst.

Cheers,

Bill

PS Why Snowy Mountains?


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:16 pm

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Welcome from just up the road in Dubbo. We have answers to questions that haven't been asked yet.....or so we think.


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:17 pm

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Another welcome Mick from up here in the Hunter Valley. When we travel south from this area we generally come down the west side of the mountains on various routes through your area, e.g. Bylong Valley, Sofala etc.

Corro, another forum member (although he doesn't post much), is out in the Sunny Corner area not far from you.

There's a couple of rides coming up in September where you could meet some of the inmates. Have a look at The Far Cairn Rally and Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2015.

Cheers


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10Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:36 am

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Welcome Mick.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:02 am

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Good to see you here Mick. I think you'll enjoy the Ks.

Maybe we can spend a bit of time and TLC to get the RT running smoothly instead of rough. I've got the club shim kit and my own carbstix for balancing the throttle bodies

Al(I'm sure you know who)


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'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

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12Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:43 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Seems the K travel bug is biting...

Gaz80 has just set up another meet of the Irish Eccentrics.....more visitors!!

Rossko has also put down a visit for his 30th anniversary.

Keep em coming....


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13Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:32 am

Snowy Mountains Mick

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Thanks for the welcomes.


I was abruptly woken from my square eyed internet haze with the first greeting


"Welcome to the Knuthaus Mick"


my mind's eye got the n and the u arse about, D'Oh!


I will be going to the Far Cairn and possibly the Scrapheap (on the K100RS Frankenstein Moto).

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:34 am

AL-58

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Now heres some trivia/history about your bike that you might appreciate Mick.

The multicoloured tank came from and was painted by a past president of BMWTCNSW(was a sidecar, then a 100GS thing, then back to a sidecar before he sold it), so it's found it's home with you; another past pres.

Al


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'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:44 am

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@Snowy Mountains Mick wrote:Thanks for the welcomes.


I was abruptly woken from my square eyed internet haze with the first greeting


"Welcome to the Knuthaus Mick"


my mind's eye got the n and the u arse about, D'Oh!


I will be going to the Far Cairn and possibly the Scrapheap (on the K100RS Frankenstein Moto).
We must catch up at the FarKairn Mick Laughing


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16Back to top Go down    Re: G'Day from Australia, on Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:47 pm

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welcome mick ...have fun on those ks mate ...once fettled they are marvelous to ride .


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