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1Back to top Go down    The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:04 am

Holister

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Got a phone call from my daughter this evening telling me she'd just been clipped in the left/rear by a car as she was exiting a roundabout. Her first 'off'.
Grazed knees and lots of bruising down her right side but she's come off pretty well I'd say because she was wearing the proper gear.
Her nice little cafe Yamy XS400 didn't fair so well Sad


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1988 K100RT     VIN No.  0094680
1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
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2Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:46 am

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It's catching... say 'hello' to her from me Very Happy


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3Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:58 pm

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Glad to see he is ok and I hope she has nothing more than a little dented pride.

So important to wear the gear.

Shame about the XS400........lots of threads on the forum about Kafé Ks....


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4Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:49 pm

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Glad she's ok mate, I hope it doesn't dent her confidence, there seems to be no shortage of idiots at roundabouts. Shame about the XS but bikes can be relaced or repaired.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:58 am

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Rode down to Sydney today to check out the damage. I think the bike will be a write-off. The guy basically ran up the back of her from the left side so all that is stoved in. The rear of the bike has lifted off the ground, catapulting her to a point a few metres outside the roundabout. The bike has landed on its front right corner totalling the master cylinder and everything around it including the tank. Also engine cover and other bits. 
She has minimal grazing to both knees, helmet has a big gouge out of it but with very few scratches, her full armour + kevlar jacket is unmarked but she has a badly bruised right hip and shoulder. Everything points to her flying thru the air and landing on her head and right side with minimal sliding.

She's a very lucky lady. It gave her a big scare but she's already talking about her next bike and she seems to be warming to a Moto Guzzi V7. Pics of a K75 were met with indifference and a sheepish grin...Laughing


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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: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:36 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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I got rear ended turning left at a junction, sort of similar, bike went out from under me one way and I went the other way, gear provided impact protection as I came down on elbow and hip.

Its scary but in some ways it has the advantage in that it's not due to a rider error like a wrong line or too much speed and in my mind is less off putting. Took me 5 months to find another bike.

My sons bike wasn't going one day and I offered him the RT. His usual comment was that he wouldn't be seen dead on it. But a V7 is something worth while and an appreciation of the finer things in life. She was lucky, could have been propelled out in front of something bigger.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:14 pm

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V7!!!!! Get an 850-T3 - much more street cred! Very Happy Very Happy


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8Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:15 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf


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@Dai wrote:V7!!!!! Get an 850-T3 - much more street cred! Very Happy Very Happy

That's the stuff of dreams......and what about the LeMans??


And I bet as you went sliding down the road you were thinking 'phew, glad it's not the Guzzi.....'


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9Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:28 am

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Well, I have a LeMans 1000 (or most of it anyway!) and a couple of T3s, one of which is nearing the end of a restoration. Not sure of the shipping costs, mind!


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:17 am

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Her insurance has paid out so she's now looking in ernest for new wheels. We went and had a look at this little GSX750E today, but after she took it around the block a coupla times I think she lost interest. Too old, too heavy, although she handled it ok the GSX is only about 20kg lighter than the K100. She wants to take mine for a spin now. Shocked 

This was a nice bike in reasonable good condition for an '82 with very sexy fairing.


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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
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:13 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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Now you have the same conflict I had when my son said 'I wouldn't be seen dead on one of those things' or some such like when I told him to try the LT.

Then one day he sat up on it. 'I could like this' set off alarm bells.

You have been warned.......

A good 82 bike is surely nice to have?


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12Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:22 am

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Kaptain Holister wrote:Her insurance has paid out so she's now looking in ernest for new wheels. We went and had a look at this little GSX750E today, but after she took it around the block a coupla times I think she lost interest. Too old, too heavy, although she handled it ok the GSX is only about 20kg lighter than the K100. She wants to take mine for a spin now. Shocked 

This was a nice bike in reasonable good condition for an '82 with very sexy fairing.
Good to hear... and better to see that the "off" hasn't dented her enthusiasm. But why look at one of these when a K75 is so much nicer (and very dad-fixable too, if/when help needed!!)?


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
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13Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:43 am

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Kaptain Holister wrote:… She wants to take mine for a spin now. Shocked 

This was a nice bike in reasonable good condition for an '82 with very sexy fairing.

You could show her a nice and light K75 Basic!
And if the bike should get more sexappeal, build a light cacao racer.

Cacao Racer:
https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0B532ODWwDJdF

Cheers


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14Back to top Go down    Re: The importance of wearing gear ATGATT on Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:39 pm

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Sounds like a good outcome from a bad situation. I glad she's got her confidence back already. Your insurance guys are quick off the mark!


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