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1Back to top Go down    New Guy with K100RT on Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:29 pm

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Hello,
After30 years not having a street ride (whole family road off-road bikes) my wife wanted to get a Harley (kids all grown up). Not wanting to drag her on the back I got her a classic (with voyager kit)and I found an old 1987 BMW K100RT for myself. The last ride I had was a 1971 Honda CB750 and have never had or road a BMW. Long story short; 2 months and 8,000 miles later My little k bike is the bomb.
One small confession to make is that I did find the lean angle at the cost of an engine guard (left side), wind screen,and exhaust shield as well as a dent in my pride on a down hill off camber left at deals gap TN. The bike can be repaired but it will take time (and some riding lessons)for mypride to heal.
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PS, Do you think the brands will brake up our mirage?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New Guy with K100RT on Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:33 pm

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Hi Caveman welcome to the World of Ks.
Good that only your pride was damaged along with the dents.
With 8000 miles in 2 months you sure have been doing some riding.


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3Back to top Go down    8000 miles on Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:29 am

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Rick G,
I should mention that is the total on both rides. Just got back home from a 3000 mile (8 days)trip on the K that helped push that total. Hope the old bike continues to preform well until the snow starts flying at witch point I will rely on some help from the forum to go through it in prep for next season.
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4Back to top Go down    Re: New Guy with K100RT on Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:31 am

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Welcome! Good to hear you had minimal damage to yourself and the K. Hope the wife has been going easy on you regarding your mishap. You are in the right place for information on keeping your K up to snuff.

Whereabouts in Western PA are you riding out of?


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5Back to top Go down    Kennerdell on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:48 am

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Point-seven-five,
I live close to Kennerdell, Pa. 60 miles south of Eire.
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6Back to top Go down    Re: New Guy with K100RT on Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:05 am

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HelloCaveman! Welcome to the forum. Western PA has some nice roads for riding. My dad's family is from Punxsutawney (as in the Groundhog Phil) and I always enjoy having my bike there for a reunion. Although getting there through northern Ohio isn't the greatest...
Have fun with the RT!


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7Back to top Go down    Re: New Guy with K100RT on Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:51 pm

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Welcome to the happy family!


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8Back to top Go down    Re: New Guy with K100RT on Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:33 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Nice country for riding around there. Used to do enduros out of Grove City and Oil City back in the day. Might have to come down some time to go for a ride.


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1979 Honda XR185
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9Back to top Go down    Someday? on Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:58 am

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SteveK1,
I understand there is some great riding in MI as well. Someday I have to get up there and check it out for myself.
Brickrider,
Thanks!

Point-Seven-Five,
After a five years of not riding on dirt some friend talked me into running a AWORC race (round 8 Clintonville) this summer, a very slimy 14 mile loop. In the end at least there was not a DNF beside my name but I paid in pain for a week. I think it is time for me to let go of my 03 KX250, it just beats me up now. Hooking up for a ride on the road would be something I would enjoy, someday!
caveman

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: New Guy with K100RT on Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:20 pm

Point-Seven-five

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LOL! Slimy doesn't tell half of it. It's like those hills are made of Vaseline with a layer of wet leaves on top.

Sounds like a nice day trip to come down there.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

Past:
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: New Guy with K100RT on Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:32 pm

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welcome aboard Caveman

have fun on the k

cheers


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