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sidecar paul

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Somewhere around Devizes, Wiltshire, last Saturday on the outfit. It only occurs once!



Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015)
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That's great you were able to capture that


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1985 K100RT (slowing morphing into... "something")

Past Rides:
1970 R50/5
1975 R90S
1982 R65LS
    

Davep

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Nice! Almost run in!

Very Happy


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Suzuki GSX 750 ET 1979 (Needs work)
Kawasaki Zephyr 750 1992 (Needs hiding)
    

Two Wheels Better

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Sweet! I love 'alignments' like that.

I recall mine hit those numbers on The Nullie back in 2010 on my Ride Right Round, but I didn't stop in time and it read 123457 before I knew it. I did previously catch the rollover of 111111, however.


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1987 K100RS, '93 K11/K12 hybrid 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic, '77 R75/7.
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Are there bonus points for getting the tripmeter lined up?


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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
    

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good one paul


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
    

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Are there bonus points for getting the tripmeter lined up?
You get additional points for originality. cheers


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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I reckon point seven five takes the gold medal. Imagine working out when to reset the trip meter to align the numbers!
As I have only about 112 thou on my '85 K-100RS its given me something to aim for 🤡


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good capture SCP. I love the fact that there are so many Japs gone when they hit those numbers without the "1".


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88....May contain nuts!

"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! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

K7oaks

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Gertie about 15 years ago

    

duck

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When I "finished" my K75 Frankenbrick, I spun the odo up to 750K just for grins.



(The piece of blue painter's tape is how I remind myself not to do stupid things right after I install new tires.)


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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"The piece of blue painter's tape is how I remind myself not to do stupid things right after I install new tires."

I like that idea!


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K100RS 1986 RED!

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I almost got burned by new tires once. When I bought my K1100LT the first thing I did was install new tires. Then I spent my free time over a week or so going over it and giving it a spline lube. When I took it it out for its first ride I was gung-ho and forgot about the new tires so I spun up the rear on the very first turn. It stepped out pretty far but I was luckily able to save it. Made me swear never to let that happen again which is why I always put tape on the speedo now whenever I get new tires.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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The bike shop where I sometimes buy tyres has a special sticker they put on your speedo or somewhere really obvious. I'll get a photo next time.


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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
    

Ringfad

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Not the highest but it does prove some k1's go out in the rain :-)


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Davep

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@Holister wrote:The bike shop where I sometimes buy tyres has a special sticker they put on your speedo or somewhere really obvious. I'll get a photo next time.
OK, Call me stupid, but is the blue tape just to remind you that you have new tyres? Because when I spend the best part of my beer money on some rubber (and not get laid) I tend to remember!

Dave


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Suzuki GSX 750 ET 1979 (Needs work)
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Dai

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Dave - you can always go straight from having new tyres fitted to the MoT station. The new brake tester does a fabulous job of scrubbing in tyres in about twenty seconds flat!!

BTDT and thrashed it home.


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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)
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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About 2 years back I got new tyres on the RT at the local Honda dealers.

Was a cold wet day in November and the guywho I know pretty well must have warned me 50 times about the new tyres as I was putting on the bike gear to ride off. I think if he could have he would have stopped me riding it. No issues, but it is amazing just how greasy a grand new tyre really is, especially in cold and wet. The one consolation I had was the tyres had been stored in a nice warm parts store and were not at outside temperature.

When I went to France at beginning of September I had new tyres too and only 15 miles on them when I rode off the ferry in France in some rain. They now have almost 3,000 miles on them.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 83,050 miles
    

GF Wollongong

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Can't you just put the bike on centre stand, in first gear and scrub the rear with sandpaper or similar? The front might be a more arduous task. How long before the good rubber is established?

Or is there some wonderful product on the market just to remove the slippery stuff (I suppose it is some sort of release grease / oil like on plastic products). (am waiting on the "use petrol" comment)

I was going on holidays and the front brake disc on the car was lipped from wear. Couldn't get a new disc in time. So I jacked it up, put it in gear and removed the lip with an angle grinder. Quite pleased with the effort. Nissan Pintara 450K kms and motor was excellent. Wollongong to Nelsons Bay (through Sydney) in 3.15 hours. Wouldn't dream of doing it with all the cameras these days.

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Holister

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@Davep wrote:
@Holister wrote:The bike shop where I sometimes buy tyres has a special sticker they put on your speedo or somewhere really obvious. I'll get a photo next time.
OK, Call me stupid, but is the blue tape just to remind you that you have new tyres? Because when I spend the best part of my beer money on some rubber (and not get laid) I tend to remember!

Dave
Well, it wasn't me who used the blue tape, but yeah, you got it right Laughing. Easy to get distracted and its only gotta happen once and then you'll be wishing you'd used a bit of blue tape which is a lot cheaper and easier than a repair job.


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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
    

Born Again Eccentric

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So I won't be winning the Ace high draw on the highest mileage game, but surely I get something for a pair? 65432 / 65432



Bit of careful planning (and a few bonus laps around the block) needed to get both bikes back home and into the garage with the matching mileage...and then some even more careful manoeuvring (adjacent wing mirrors and panniers removed to get them as close together as possible on the centre stands for the photo (actually, it was trickier getting them off the centre. stand again without having a disaster)!


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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 Insurancewrite-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)
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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They were probably mating.....

Blue tape? Is that to keep them erect so they don't fall over?? lol! lol! lol! lol!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 83,050 miles
    

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