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1Back to top Go down    Hello From The PRV on Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:17 pm

Laitch

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I live in the Peoples Republic of Vermont, USA. 

I own a 1995 K75 that is my steady transportation six months per year. The other six months it's on the lift freezing in the workshop. It's got 57,000 miles on it. It's been no problem except for diverting most of my potentially productive hours into riding as if I have an important mission—an illusion that is clearly unravelling locally. There seem to be many skilled riders on the K100 Forum from whom I could learn much if I weren't so easily distracted by indistinct noises and grandiose schemes. 

Nevertheless, I will strive to contribute here—between naps, riding, chainsaw operating, wood splitting, snowplowing, and loitering elsewhere—from my vast store of barely-tangential-to-K-bike experience, information and opinion as a means to foster camaraderie, awe and reverence. 

I've read all this site's rules, guidelines and advisories; they have become integral parts of my being. If my post count exceeds 11, there's no telling where it will end.


Thanks for providing the open invitation.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:34 pm

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Howdy Laitch,
Welcome on here, always interesting and lots of help if needed.

I have relatives in Concord, about 1:30 from you...small world.

you seem to be working the K75 to it's best...great machines and well able for it

Safe riding
Rod


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:37 pm

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WelKome!

I camped out in Jamaica, VT on my K75RT many moons ago.


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86 Custom K100 (K75C fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, 32/10 final drive)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
93 K1100RS
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT
91 K1
93 K75S
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4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:31 pm

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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:01 pm

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Welcome to the forum! I got dropped off in Williston in the dead of Winter having never even seen snow fall in my short life and nearly froze my fingers off. If it wasn't for the F111s of the Vermont National Guard going overhead at five AM I'd never been able to get up to deliver the Burlington Free Press on my bicycle in two feet of snow. I managed less than a year there but returned later on my R75 to win an award for riding steadily down three two-by-fours placed end to end at the BMWMOA National Rally in Rutland in '78. I still have that thing somewhere in a cupboard, the award, that is, and the bike too, back in Australia. How's Ethan these days? I'll bet he and the boys would have a thing or two to say about the state of things.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:48 am

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:How's Ethan these days? I'll bet he and the boys would have a thing or two to say about the state of things.
Dead as ever, so it seems. If he would say anything it probably be more complaints about New Yorkers. He'd like how the land values have risen though, being that he was a speculator-patriot.

My first experience of real cold was in Vermont in the dead of winter, too, Two Wheels Better. When the plane left Miami it was 80ºF. It landed midday in Burlington after a 16" nighttime snowfall. The sun was bright; the air was crystalline and the snow was glistening. I walked to the terminal from the plane—that's how long ago this happened—and when I kissed my girl friend as we stood at the entrance to the building, she said, "Glad you made it! How about some ice cream before we head to my place?" The air temperature was 10ºF.

Thank you all for your cordiality!

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:38 am

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Welcome Laitch!  This is a great place to meet K riders from around the globe.  Lots of great info here as well. 

Vermont is on my list of places where I'd like to ride one of my bricks this Fall.  Do you think they'll let this New Yawker in?


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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

8Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:53 am

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Welcome here!

Vermont must be a beautiful place in autumn.
Looking forward to see pictures from you.

Cheers from germany

Googling for North Duxbury, Vermont
I found this, is it your shower ;-)




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K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
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9Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:06 am

Laitch

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@Chocolate wrote:Welcome here!
I found this, is it your shower ;-)
That's the local, water-conserving car wash, Chocolate. Clients can only wash one end at a time.

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:14 am

Chocolate

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@Laitch wrote:
@Chocolate wrote:Welcome here!
I found this, is it your shower ;-)
That's the local, water-conserving car wash, Chocolate. Clients can only wash one end at a time.


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Only a few activities make me experience my senses in a way motorcycle riding does, it is like swimming in the nude in a river.
K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
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11Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:56 pm

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Welcome from across the water Laitch!


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick!
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12Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:51 pm

Laitch

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@Point-Seven-five wrote: Do you think they'll let this New Yawker in?
Rest assured, .75, the time-honored, oft-repeated, fractious salutation of "Welcome to Vermont! Now, go home!" is going the way of the Tasmanian tiger and being supplanted by the cheery query, "Hi! Debit or credit?" 

Come on over and ride the wild tar snakes of the Green Mountains!

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:19 am

Point-Seven-five

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I only use cash.  No paper trail...


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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

14Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:08 am

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@Laitch wrote:I live in the Peoples Republic of Vermont, USA. 

I own a 1995 K75 that is my steady transportation six months per year. The other six months it's on the lift freezing in the workshop. It's got 57,000 miles on it. It's been no problem except for diverting most of my potentially productive hours into riding as if I have an important mission—an illusion that is clearly unravelling locally. There seem to be many skilled riders on the K100 Forum from whom I could learn much if I weren't so easily distracted by indistinct noises and grandiose schemes. 

Nevertheless, I will strive to contribute here—between naps, riding, chainsaw operating, wood splitting, snowplowing, and loitering elsewhere—from my vast store of barely-tangential-to-K-bike experience, information and opinion as a means to foster camaraderie, awe and reverence. 

I've read all this site's rules, guidelines and advisories; they have become integral parts of my being. If my post count exceeds 11, there's no telling where it will end.


Thanks for providing the open invitation.
nice intro Laitch
welcome from me as well ...from way down under


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:56 pm

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@Laitch wrote:"Welcome to Vermont! Now, go home!" is going the way of the Tasmanian tiger and being supplanted by the cheery query, "Hi! Debit or credit?"
Don't be so quick to make that statement. Just like ol' Nessie, there've been some startling re-discoveries of late!

Thylacine sighting


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:24 pm

Laitch

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:
@Laitch wrote:"Welcome to Vermont! Now, go home!" is going the way of the Tasmanian tiger and being supplanted by the cheery query, "Hi! Debit or credit?"
Don't be so quick to make that statement. Just like ol' Nessie, there've been some startling re-discoveries of late!

Thylacine sighting

I wasn't asserting it was extinct, just rare—like the Thylacine and the catamount. Given the economic implications, the Thylacine's comeback is more likely. In fact, it's become my favorite marsupial!

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Hello From The PRV on Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:15 pm

GTJos

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Hi there Laitch !!

Very   to this state-of-the-art-forum !


Greetings from over the ocean....

Jos


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