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1Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Hello from Down Under on Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:51 pm

Tom FKR

Tom FKR
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G'day all Forumers, I just want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you all for your help over the year. Cheers Tom


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1986 K100RT Ex Police (Slightly modified)
2010 BMW F650GS Twin
1992 R100R
    

2Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:57 pm

rawdonball

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Thanks Tom - same to you Mate.

I was up your way very briefly earlier in the month. I caught the red eye from Perth to Sydney and had the pleasure of my east coast K100 firing up the instant that I blipped the start button - and that is with the thing having stood since my June ride when I met up with you all too briefly....
I had removed fuse 3 for this lay over - to remove the current flow to the clock - and this seems to have made a significant difference. Hard to say for sure as it is a different battery to the one that died during the previous 11 month lay over!
This time I stayed over with friends in Gosford and then went up via my mate in East Seaham - spent the second night in Glouster. I really enjoyed the Thunderbolts Way - took it slowly on the back roads as surface wasn't great in places - spent night three in Texas (due west of RickG). In Toowoomba I attended to the Bulb monitoring unit problem that was causing lack of power to the tail light - turned out to be a dry joint on the printed circuit. Wish I had spent more time studying the wiring diagram before pulling the right hand switch assembly apart - but guess it was good experience. What I found interesting was that the bmu monitors the tail light (as well as the indicator lights), but doesn't monitor the front park light circuit.
I also drilled some small holes in the aluminium mounting bracket that is welded to the fuel tank, to try and stop the cracks which are developing from each edge. This is the old style mount ('84 RS) and I've know about the problem for a while - wish I had got around to drilling the holes to take the stress of the root of the fatigue cracks a bit earlier....
Starting Monday morning, I headed south from Brisbane via Ray Peake in Wonglepong and retraced my route to Sydney via New England Highway from Tenterfield. Amazed at how much of this route was etched in my brain after I rode it in June 2015 when I had to keep going through the night and FROZE. December daytime riding was far far more pleasant and I camped out in Tamworth. Tuesday was a perfect day for riding although mid day on the central coast was a touch warm.
I've repositioned my bike from level 3 to level 2 in the P1 domestic airport car park as the authorities had installed a sign saying 'no motorbikes' above the spot which my K100 has enjoyed for so long.

Hope to catch up with you in 2017.

All the best


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'88 K100RT, '86 K75C, '05 Yamaha TTR250
    

3Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:33 am

charlie99

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all the best seasons greetings tom .. to you , family and many mates you have down there

good to see folks celebrating this time of year

hope this is a good time for you and a prosperous new year to come

cheers mate !


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OHello from Down Under Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

4Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:45 pm

larrikin

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Now, NO hooning down the Gully Line Very Happy (Only those from Newcastle will know what this is )

Welcome to the Knuthouse.


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88 BMW K100RS

It increases my paranoia
Like lookin' at my mirror and seein' a police car
    

5Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:08 pm

Stan

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Everyone have a great time during the festive season. For those in the north make sure that Santa does not get snowbound and those in this part of the world be aware that if the temperatures continue at the same rate, Santa will lose some weight because of overheating.
It is times like this that we reflect on what keeps us going and enjoying the friendship and of course the Ks.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

6Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Hello from Down Under on Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:03 pm

Tom FKR

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Larrikin, you have piqued my curiosity. Tell me how you know about the Gully Line.Hello from Down Under Icon_sad


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1986 K100RT Ex Police (Slightly modified)
2010 BMW F650GS Twin
1992 R100R
    

7Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:24 am

larrikin

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Tom Grabau wrote:Larrikin, you have piqued my curiosity. Tell me how you know about the Gully Line.Hello from Down Under Icon_sad
I live in Newcastle for 5 years. I knew that would get you.


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88 BMW K100RS

It increases my paranoia
Like lookin' at my mirror and seein' a police car
    

8Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:14 am

smithy

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Cheers Tom
                 A big merry Christmas to you and all the K Krew, here and where ever you may be. 
Ride safe over the silly season.



Last edited by smithy on Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:49 pm; edited 1 time in total


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87 K100rs : Vin 9462 
86 K100rt : Vin 9901
Naked
98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

9Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:35 am

K75cster

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A Merry Christmas to one and all. And lets not forget the real biggie this time of year, the 21st its big.


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

10Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Kristmas is nigh on Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:54 pm

Ed

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Merry Xmas Tom and to all the Krew here on this forum. 
Being the season for giving , I'd like to give thanks to Tom for his recent offering to Smurfette ( low seat release rod ). Thankyou Tom .
And many thanks to all of the Krew for your thoughts , laughter, assistance and guidance given through this past year . 

Christmas is nigh , have a good one , enjoy .


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1987 K100RT  Ex- police        
1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
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11Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:21 pm

Holister

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Thanks for all your assistance (and cups of tea) thru the year Tom. Wishing you, and everyone else, a great Christmas with family and friends. Cheers all. santa


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  Hello from Down Under Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

12Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:31 am

Born Again Eccentric

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Cheers Tom,

It has been one heck of a year - thrills and spills for sure, but a year I'll certainly never forget. 

It was fantastic to get down under way back in April and meet and ride with you and the rest of the amazing Krew and I'm now really looking forward to joining the Irish Eccentrics for their Christmas brunch in just 10 days time.

Wishing you and all our forum friends around the world a very Happy Christmas and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year. 

Cheers
Paul
santa


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                              Paul  Hello from Down Under 905546712

"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
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

13Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:04 pm

Gaz

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Thanks to our great mate Tom for kicking off this thread.

I'd like to add my best wishes to all forum inmates around the world for an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas/New Year. You'll need the rest because we have to do it all again (the riding, repairing and socialising) in 2017.

Some of us here already have some projects in mind to keep us busy.

Cheers     Hello from Down Under 22936          Beer drinker      Hello from Down Under 595960310       Hello from Down Under 905546712      Hello from Down Under 292303


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Gaz
1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

14Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:05 pm

indian036

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Christmas in part is a time of giving and receiving gifts.

While material K items as well as good advice and information feature often, for me the most valuable gift, both given and received, is the gift of friendship.

Thanks to all the Krew for this most valuable gift, especially to the members who I have had the pleasure to meet in person. I might even be able to catch up with an Irish Eccentric or two between 24 June and 2 July 2017.  Smile

Bill


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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
    

15Back to top Go down   Hello from Down Under Empty Re: Hello from Down Under on Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:56 am

Rickmeister

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Tom! Thanks for that! As has been stated many times before...as Bill said, the friendship and Kamaraderie is to me what this is all about! I'm fully Kognizant that I am no longer a K-owner, but will be in spirit for the rest of my days.

Everybody, have a great and safe Christmas, and New Year! All the best.

Rickmeister.


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