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1Back to top Go down    Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:56 am

Solera

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Hi All.
I have been aware of the forum for a long time so thought I had better join. I have K100RT (ex-police and the complicance states 1991LT, but I don't think so). I have had it since 1997 but I am embarrased to say I have not ridden it in over 7 years and it needs some TLC. I have been GS'ing since I stopped riding it and kept meaning to fix all things needing work. But life and things just got in the way. Was going to part it out or sell it but could not bring myself to do it. Something about the old K.
Anyway, time to get into restoring the old thing since I no longer have the GS thanks to a cage driver in early April this year. While I can now walk again I am a long way from swinging a leg over a bike. Which gives me time to contemplate what I am going to do with the old girl. I have read heaps of the threads here and great to see such a friendly bunch of people and still riding K's.

Cheers

Rob

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:05 am

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Hi Rob,
welcome aboard. I'm also new to the forum and K's. They're a great bunch here with heaps of helpful information and enjoy a good laugh.

Cheers
Andrew


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:11 am

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indeed Andrew ...a good thread you started there

welcome aboard Rob

glad to hear that your recovering , sad to hear of the event

enjoy the k bike mate , they have a special kind of affection that is hard to shake .

if we can help, just ask

but as you say, there are sorts of subjects already covered throughout the forum .

enjoy the fettling mate .


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

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:32 am

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Thanks guys.
yeah wasn't fun at all. But first time I have been seriously injured in 40 years of riding, and I have had some real doozies of accidents. Its mostly the stupidity of the cage driver that gets me. Have to say I rate the BMW clobber and body armour. Only reason I am walking now I reckon.

Been listing all the things I will have to get for the K now. Things it already needed and things that will have failed after being left neglected and me not storing it properly. Time to get rid of one of the cars and get the K on the lift and fish out the manuals. Think I have a factory workshop one somewhere.
Biggest challenge is what colour to paint it. Stay factory or go bright. Seems a nice orange would look good with the black engine.

Rob

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:02 pm

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indeed orange is a real different colour on a k and looks great with black
ainsjac (another member here ) found a spectacular orange and did a fantastic job


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

6Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:07 pm

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Welcome to the asylum from the northern realms. Bricks are definitely worth the effort of a resurrection.
Regards Martin.

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:19 pm

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welcome Rob .


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1993 K1100RS 0194321 Colour #690 Silk Blue aka" Smurfette"
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:25 pm

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@charlie99 wrote:indeed orange is a real different colour on a k and looks great with black
ainsjac (another member here ) found a spectacular orange and did a fantastic job


That looks like a trade mark colour.

Over here that's written as K(tm)......

Nice photo.!


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:50 pm

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I am some what embarrassed but I need to tell you now.... the colour is in fact a Vespa colour and the build thread is called ...the journey begins. Good luck and if you choose that colour we can be twins.


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:53 pm

Solera

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@charlie99 wrote:indeed orange is a real different colour on a k and looks great with black
ainsjac (another member here ) found a spectacular orange and did a fantastic job


mmm i do like that colour. I have seen what I think is a factory "Orange" on a Ford model some thing or other. Nice to see most of the plastics done. I was wondering if that would have been too much orange , but not bad at all. Not sure on the green strap on the pannier though. On mine the engine, gearbox, drivetrain and peg brackets are mostly black. I was thinking of a mostly black naked K with the tank, mudguard and tail piece orange.
But I do like this. Great job ainsjac .

Rob

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:31 am

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The green strap was the result of a soft landing on powdery gravel on the way to the meeting.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:39 am

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Welcome Rob

Where in the ACT are you ?

I have to amitt to haveing spent many years on the north side

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from another downunder inmate on Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:38 am

Solera

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Hi Matthew,
South side. In the 19 years I have been here I have never "got" this north/south side of the lake business. Seems very parochial to me. But then I have lived in other countries in my younger years and don't associate with places that way.
I would expect you find Brisbane a bit more humid than here.

Rob

    

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