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1Back to top Go down    Old BMW rider, new to K100 on Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:39 pm

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Hi all,

I've ridden an R1150GS as my main means of transport for ten years and it is with mixed emotions that I enter the world of K100's.

The very first time I went on the back of a 'proper' motorbike was with my dad on his 1988 K100RT. That would have been some time in the early 90s.

Although he lived in Italy and I'm in the UK we toured around the world together. The first trip together was in 1998 to the euro demo in Bonn. I had a Honda CB750 at the time. Probably the most special trip was the last one we did together to Nordkapp for his 70th birthday - my first big trip on the GS and dads last big trip on a bike.

Sadly dad died in December 2013 and so his K100RT is now mine and I'm in the final stages of importing it to the UK.

I got some great advice on the GS forums from Mike P who I believe was also a regular on here.

Mike will also be sadly missed.

So you see why I say it's mixed emotions to join the K100 community this way, but I look forward to it and to making sure dads old bike still gets ridden for as long as it can.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Old BMW rider, new to K100 on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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WeKome to the forum Sparkplug
It's great that your Dad's old RT has a 'safe' home.


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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
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Old BMW rider, new to K100 on Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:38 pm

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WelCome Sparkplug you'll find the answers to all things K here and many things that aren't.


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If everything seems under control then you aint goin fast enough:- Mario Andretti
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
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Old BMW rider, new to K100 on Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:22 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome from the west too.

Seems you have the travel bug and we enjoy having K owners over from the UK. Had a few this year for a weeks camping around Ireland and we are already planning next years travels and a week or so around3rd of June is on the cards.

I am off to Italy in July......

Olaf


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 87,100 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,000 miles
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Old BMW rider, new to K100 on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:05 pm

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Thanks all for the warm welcome and for the helpful replies I've already had on other threads.

I figured out how to post pics here now, so here's my dad with what is now my K100RT.

As you can see, he was the real Father Christmas and the bike is called Rudolf, pictured here amongst friends in 2004 somewhere on the way to Nordkapp

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Old BMW rider, new to K100 on Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:12 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Those are really nice posts.

Look where we K riders go for tea....[Mike D, 92KK, Ringfad, Comberjohn]



And a visit there with my son in 2010.......he is also a tea drinker. He now has a VFR800 Vtec and it doesn'tshake off the K.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 87,100 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,000 miles
    

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