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1Back to top Go down    4 years and 50,000 Irish miles... on Fri May 26, 2017 9:33 pm

Dai

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...and I've finally buggered my RamShok - yaaayy!!!

£35 for a full overhaul, £25 for a new spring ('coz mine doesn't have the slightest remains of paint or powdercoat left on it and the visible surface is a mass of rusty pits) and £12 to the government for the privilege of allowing Realm Engineering to fix it for me.

No argument with that.

Except the £12.


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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)
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: 4 years and 50,000 Irish miles... on Fri May 26, 2017 11:52 pm

Point-Seven-five

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@Dai wrote:...and £12 to the government for the privilege of allowing Realm Engineering to fix it for me.
Ouch!


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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
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: 4 years and 50,000 Irish miles... on Sat May 27, 2017 4:13 am

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I guess 50k & 4 years is not too bad for a hard working shock...although by my rudimentary maths that only really equates to the shock piston having moved by a mere 85 miles (perhaps a few more given the additional punishment given by some of those Irish roads). The spring paint does seem to be an issue that Realm need to address - the one I sent back for refurb last year was also in a poor state. I put that down to the time that the bike spent in Dublins fair city (sgmayhew) and those salt laden cockles & mussels etc. but am not so sure. A decent paint coat should last considerably longer than a few years.

As for the government....if one of the parties in the forthcoming (s)election of the least worst vote had a manifesto pledge to make K bikes and parts VAT free, they would get my vote!


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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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