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Gaz

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I'll have to review my motto of "Every day is a good day for a ride - some are just better than others."

Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts.

Went outside to try to save the herb garden about 3:30pm and here are the temps on my verandah.

In the shade 48 degC/118 degF
Too Hot to Ride Today Img_2619


In the sun 59 degC/138 degF
Too Hot to Ride Today Img_2620

Still over 40 degC at almost 8:00pm.

So any of my friends in the northern hemisphere that are enjoying some frost or snow I'd love some this way.

Cheers


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

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Just contemplating taking the K to town. Its about 0c here but sun is now out. These days I love the centrally heated gas tank on the K, especially good if the fuel level is low.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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Stan

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Gaz, was going to degrease the motors on the Ks...... just left them outside instead.


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

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@Gaz wrote:I'll have to review my motto of "Every day is a good day for a ride - some are just better than others."

Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts.

Went outside to try to save the herb garden about 3:30pm and here are the temps on my verandah.

In the shade 48 degC/118 degF
Too Hot to Ride Today Img_2619


In the sun 59 degC/138 degF
Too Hot to Ride Today Img_2620

Still over 40 degC at almost 8:00pm.

So any of my friends in the northern hemisphere that are enjoying some frost or snow I'd love some this way.

Cheers
Bloody ridiculous today mate.  We get a few 45 degree days out here west of Campbelltown, but I just cannot remember it being over 40 degrees at 8pm at night.  I was on the bike today - commuting up the M5.  The main tunnel really tests the Triumphs cooling system to the limit.  If I don't filter up the centre of the two lanes I will overheat in there, as I have done once before.  As soon as I get back out into the fresh 40 degree air the temp gauge comes back to normal.  It was 40 degrees at Campbelltown at 6pm, but as I headed west up Narellan Road to my place I could feel a sudden jump as the air around me got 5 degrees hotter.  I have a temp gauge on the dash.  45 when I got home about 6:30pm.

It was 40 at 8pm and it felt like walking outside into an oven, then we had a quick storm with brief heavy rain, and the temp dropped 10 degrees in 10 minutes.  Now it's like walking out into a sauna instead of an oven.

Where's my beer?  Beer drinker


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Chassis number0025951
Vehicle code0504
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RT 84 (0504 ( 0505 )
Body typeK 100 RT 84 (0504
Catalog modelECE
Production date1985 / 01
Engine0514)
Transmission
Steering
CatalyzerNONE
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Your beer is here carefully guarded:

Too Hot to Ride Today Dscf5410


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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nods

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Great photo!
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Your beer is here carefully guarded:

Too Hot to Ride Today Dscf5410


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Chassis number0025951
Vehicle code0504
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RT 84 (0504 ( 0505 )
Body typeK 100 RT 84 (0504
Catalog modelECE
Production date1985 / 01
Engine0514)
Transmission
Steering
CatalyzerNONE
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Especially as Bill aka Indian036 is holding the end of the sKroll.

I think left to right is

Olaf, Bill holding the sKroll, Elaine, Ditte, Bjorn holding the sKroll, Magda I think [JediGril], then Sgmayhew [sold his K to BAE], CluainSi.

Photo taken by Simon [Ringfad].

The sKroll is now back in Au too.....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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nvboy

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Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts.

Went outside to try to save the herb garden about 3:30pm and here are the temps on my verandah.

In the shade 48 degC/118 degF






People LIVE there??


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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@nvboy wrote:Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts.

Went outside to try to save the herb garden about 3:30pm and here are the temps on my verandah.

In the shade 48 degC/118 degF






People LIVE there??

Self cremating types do....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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Born Again Eccentric

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@Gaz wrote:I'll have to review my motto of "Every day is a good day for a ride - some are just better than others."
Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts
In the shade 48 degC/118 degF
In the sun 59 degC/138 degF

So any of my friends in the northern hemisphere that are enjoying some frost or snow I'd love some this way.
Thanks Gaz! 

We'd love to share some of the cold, just jump on a plane with Ruth again and come on over and stay.
Relatively mild in the south UK - just a dusting of snow yesterday and temps hovering around 2 deg C today but with a wicked bit of wind chill.

With your hot parts and our cold parts - no wonder the earth wobbles on it's axis!


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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
"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)
    

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nods

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@nvboy wrote:Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts.

Went outside to try to save the herb garden about 3:30pm and here are the temps on my verandah.

In the shade 48 degC/118 degF






People LIVE there??

"I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains."


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Chassis number0025951
Vehicle code0504
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RT 84 (0504 ( 0505 )
Body typeK 100 RT 84 (0504
Catalog modelECE
Production date1985 / 01
Engine0514)
Transmission
Steering
CatalyzerNONE
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Gaz

I have a very large supply of Chocolate Kimberleys that Ruth loves!!! BobT's wife Jude loves them too but he wont travel northwards....

What are you waiting for??

Olaf.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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indian036

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Especially as Bill aka Indian036 is holding the end of the sKroll.

I think left to right is

Olaf, Bill holding the sKroll, Elaine, Ditte, Bjorn holding the sKroll, Magda I think [JediGril], then Sgmayhew [sold his K to BAE], CluainSi.

Photo taken by Simon [Ringfad].

The sKroll is now back in Au too.....
The important part of that photo is my avatar, in recognition of how special that day was for me. 

Hope to be able to briefly catch up with an eccentric or two late June, early July. 

Temperatures down here in Goulburn not as high as Gaz's place, but not too far off. Not a bike day on a fully faired RT. 

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
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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The 'I think' was prompted by my being a little uncertain as to who was next to Bjorn until I remembered Magda coming along that day and I didn't have a clear image.

That was a good day and if you are coming along late June/early July do let us know. We might be able to organise another little sojourn on a K. For both of you.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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smithy

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@Gaz wrote:I'll have to review my motto of "Every day is a good day for a ride - some are just better than others."

Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts.

Went outside to try to save the herb garden about 3:30pm and here are the temps on my verandah.

In the shade 48 degC/118 degF
Too Hot to Ride Today Img_2619


In the sun 59 degC/138 degF
Too Hot to Ride Today Img_2620

Still over 40 degC at almost 8:00pm.

So any of my friends in the northern hemisphere that are enjoying some frost or snow I'd love some this way.

Cheers
This is why I like living in the high country, a top of 30 degC here in Guyra with overnight temps of 18 degC , still bloody hot for Guyra! Elevation is a wonderful thing as you only have to travel 2 hours down the hill to hit 40 + temps. Bring on the cool change.


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86 K100rt : Vin 9901
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98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

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Stan

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Cold snap predicted for today....34 for us in western NSW.


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

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AL-58

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Our local substation failed for the second time this week yesterday. A long blackout meant no AC. Still well over 30c through most of the night.

Too hot to ride? I dont get a choice, the mail has to go through> At least we got an early start yesterday and got most of it done before the heat really ramped up.  Couldn't survive without my Camelbak.

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

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Crazy Frog

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Can you please send some heat to my way?
Thanks in advance.
Yesterday we had a 2.8 earthquake and as a result I drop some of my scotch on the ground when refilling my glass. Bummer!


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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That's what you get for drinking Scotch. Scotland is all volcanic and Edinburgh sits on some now extinct volcanos. Try a smoother Irish, most of Ireland [but not all] is sedimentary and more stable!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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Crazy Frog

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:That's what you get for drinking Scotch. Scotland is all volcanic and Edinburgh sits on some now extinct volcanos. Try a smoother Irish, most of Ireland [but not all] is sedimentary and more stable!
I drink scotch, but I alternate with Irish Wiskey. Bushmills is one of my favourite, and YES you nailed it down when you came to Halifax with a bottle of Bushmills. Too Hot to Ride Today 1181537659


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indian036

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@smithy wrote:
@Gaz wrote:I'll have to review my motto of "Every day is a good day for a ride - some are just better than others."

Today was just TOOO HOT in our parts.

Cheers
This is why I like living in the high country, a top of 30 degC here in Guyra with overnight temps of 18 degC , still bloody hot for Guyra! Elevation is a wonderful thing as you only have to travel 2 hours down the hill to hit 40 + temps. Bring on the cool change.
The payback in smithy's high country is the other end of the year. At least in Goulburn I've never had to contend with black ice!

At least none of us in Oz have to deal with anything like the negative temperatures, and total non-riding months, that some of our North American and European friends have to contend with. 
(That's a hint, friends. When you can't ride there, come here. Very Happy)

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
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Crazy Frog wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:That's what you get for drinking Scotch. Scotland is all volcanic and Edinburgh sits on some now extinct volcanos. Try a smoother Irish, most of Ireland [but not all] is sedimentary and more stable!
I drink scotch, but I alternate with Irish Wiskey. Bushmills is one of my favourite, and YES you nailed it down when you came to Halifax with a bottle of Bushmills. Too Hot to Ride Today 1181537659

Most of Ireland is sedimentary.......but Bushmills comes from an area that is not and in fact you can see Scotland from there....

A little geography/geology: Antrim coast is basalt columns, most famous being the Giants Causeway just a stones throw from Bushmills, a line that heads up through Scotland with places like the Kilt Falls [you only see it from the sea as you sail past] and most amazingly the incredible basalt columns at Fingal's Cave [inspired Mendehlsson's Hebridean Suite when he went there] on the island of Staffa. They sure do make good whisky [and tweed] on the Hebrides......and I can remember it. Anytime I take a Scotch it reminds me of those places.

Like Guinness and wines it has to do with the local climate, soil and water.

We did have an Eccentrics outing to Bushmills a few years back, on one of our Norn Iron meet ups.

Now we know there are direct flights from Canada to Dublin so some time on your way to France you could do a stopover here. The Eccentrics would love to see you come over this way too!

Amazing forum, I would love to see Canada, then one time Indian036 suggested a sailing trip around Sydney Harbour which I would love, BobT has suggested microlighting down in France, JediGril at one point suggested a K ride of Eccentrics to Europe to stay at her place in Poland. I think now if I won the lottery my idea of a round the world trip would be to visit every K forum member!

As for riding all year, my son and myself took our bikes out Jan 2nd and went to west Cork where we had breakfast on the beach in calm clear sunshine, blue skies and a blue sea. Being in bike gear the 4c temperature didn't bother us one bit but we had a fabulous ride out and back along the coast on part of the Wild Atlantic Way.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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Crazy Frog

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:As for riding all year, my son and myself took our bikes out Jan 2nd and went to west Cork where.....
Up to now, I could have been riding the sidecar as we only had one big snow storm and the temperature went over the melting point for over a week. (Today we are in the negative again ... -12 feeling or -20 with the windshield factor).
But.... The sidecar is out of commission for a while. It should be nice and shinny for the next riding season. I just have not decided on the colour yet.
When the whole bike was resprayed (Certainly in Florida), the painter didn't use a water filter and tiny little water droplets were trapped between the coat of primer and the paint. With our Canadian cold, the water froze and thousand of little bubbles started to pop out all over. The bike had the Kpox! Too Hot to Ride Today 340248
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