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I was going through an external hard drive looking for a document I needed, and noticed some pics of a ride I did in 2010 on my red RS. I took two months, maybe nine weeks all up, and rode right round the edge of Australia, solo. To say the least, it was an awesome experience as I had never seen Western Australia to that point. It's a bloody big country with a whole lot of nothing in places, but its beauty can be wild, harsh, captivating & dangerous, or it can be subtle, ancient, vast, weathered & worn, and left a lasting impression on my psyche. So, the impetus here is for me to recreate that trip at some stage in the not-too-distant future.

Find a picture of a favourite ride on your K bike (please, no Rs, or H-Ds or Buells or Kwackas) and post up some shots that you think are good. Scenery is always nice. It doesn't have to be an exotic locale, anywhere will do in this great big beautiful world, but it likely will be to another forum member. I don't care if you have only one happy snap, or an entire stack of 'em. Try to keep it to images of the K we all know and love.

This could be fun. I'll start it off with a few of my own.

The Nullie


Esperance, WA



Urunga, NSW


Broome, WA



Cheers, and I look forward to seeing some of your K photos...



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Eccentric Ks on a trip to Craggy Island for Sunday afternoon tea. The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland.

Below: Ks travelling. Will Crean and Olaf travel to Limeuil France. Jude and BobT also livenear there.


Of course its not possible to leave out Ks at the home of Guinness, complete with Australian [Bill] and a lot of European representation with Bjorn, Ditte, Magda and 'retired' Eccentric Sgmayhew.


An Eccentric wandering in France.....


A favourite place where we meet for breakfast twice a month. The challenge is to lob a 28oz ball over the Viaduct disused railway bridge. It is possible.


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Mackinaw City, Michigan





Grand Marais, Minnesota



Wawa, Ontario









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Loads of good rides on the K bike outfit and loads of files ( too many) to sort through.

Heading further west from the ride to Narranderra after meeting the Krew at Khancoban.



On the Alpine Way heading towards Khancoban on that same ride.


Camping on the way to Melbourne for Xmas one year.


Heading from Khancoban up to Jindabyne ( another ride)


On Thunderbolt's Way. Nothing unusual about this trip except the photo shows the bike after I had crashed it and broke 6 ribs and an AC joint etc. The members of this group had so kindly helped me get the bike back on the road in so many ways... Donations of parts, help with re-construction, electrical help etc. They know who they are and I remain grateful.




A hot lap at Mt Panorama. I think we finished in about a day and a half.

    

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Kancamagus Pass, New Hampshire USA.


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The best thing in Nerriga.

Near lightning ridge


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one of a few trips up to the highlands around Kingaroy with friends





hey.... we know this fella


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

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

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My favourite K with the wifes Blackbird. The K1200GT was brand new and this was the first visit to the south of France from England. Little did we know that 7 months later we would both resign from our jobs, sell our houses and move there for ever.
In my opinion this was the best Brick that BMW ever built. It had heated grips, heated seat, ABS and electric windscreen, the wifes Honda had none of that.
On these bikes we did the 550 mile trip from here to Calais in less than 6 hours riding once. The dead flies were 2cm thick on the windscreen.

    

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Heading into Hamon Cove at Wivenhoe Dam, a fantastic day ride around the two massive reservoirs supplying SE Queensland.





Above Duranbah Beach, a favourite and world renowned surfing spot on the southern end of the Gold Coast, at the border of NSW & Queensland.




Somewhere around Clunes, Victoria, on my annual roadtrip from SE Queensland to Victoria, to visit mum.




Somewhere near Bingara, NSW and the Copeton Dam, another favourite weekend ride.

The Mighty K handles it all: winding, slippery & gravel!


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Other: '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7-R100 dual-plugged w/340 cam, big valves, 40mm carbs & exhaust.
    

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Somewhere in France approx. 1991 - on my first K. No GPS, Breakdown insurance or anything. We went from Dublin to St. Tropez via the Paul Ricard circuit. All I recall is my friend having to adjust the chain every now and again during the trip , the K nothing :-)


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Mine and Rosskko's frost covered K's at his first Alpine Rally.



Three K1100's enroute to Rosskko's last Alpine Rally, also featuring Rick G.


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Hinchinbrook Island from Cardwell, Queensland.


Water crossing between Eungella Dam and Finch Hatton, Queensland.


Gone troppo, Cape York, Queensland.


Friendliest butt, Queensland.


I am missing me old red RS, me mates and the Great Southern Land, too. It's time to buy a ticket...home.


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Other: '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7-R100 dual-plugged w/340 cam, big valves, 40mm carbs & exhaust.
    

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Although having been a 2 wheeled traveller for a short 20yrs of my life , I would have to say most of my favourable rides have taken place since my introduction to this forum .

Moments to remember

Northern Tablelands Ride




Celebrations at the 2013 Far Kairn Rally in Tottenham , NSW


Enjoying a day out with the krew at the Sydney DGR ( Distinguished Gentlemans Ride)


the three amigos at Katoomba looking across to the 3 Sisters.


A ride along the infamous Putty Road during a visit from our British kounterpart, Paul - Born Again Eccentric.
stopping for a quick Koffee and to raise the forum banner at the International Grey Gum Cafe


One of my more memorable rides was taking my son to Tasmania . We spent 2 weeks riding together , camping along the way. His favourite spot was Bicheno on the East Coast , where we visited the Devil Park and Motorcycle Museum . He also enjoyed his time with the Packo's who were travelling on their K100 outfit .


Recently spent time with the Krew at Mount Kaputar , and continued on to Brisvegas and returned via the coastal route , including Byron Bay lighthouse .


Hoping to take in many more rides and adventures with the krew .


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1989 K100LT Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer. now KAPUT .
1993 K1100RS 0194321 Colour #690 Silk Blue aka" Smurfette"
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Taking the back road home (well, where I started out in life at least) last fall.

Not too far from the big goose that Point Seven Five posted above. There will be more exploring when all the white stuff around me melts away Very Happy


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Just posing


Birdsville Track Aug '16, There's a K under all that somewhere


Crossing the Murrumbidgee River 'tween Yass and Wee Jasper


Rushcutters Bay BMW Bike and Car Clubs show


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'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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I would guess that every Aussie who rides across this great continent has one of these in their kollection.


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Sunday rides up here on the tablelands.


Gostwick.



Riding to Guyra with Ed. It poured all the way from Maitland to Guyra. Poured.


The upper part of the Oxley I think.

    

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Ten years ago I travelled from Berkshire UK to Switzerland in one day, covering 660 miles.

I had no Sat Nav, no Smart phone, which made it an interesting introduction to European

biking. Getting off the ferry at Calais at 4am , I bought some well known caffeine drinks and a packet of

choccy bars to keep me going.

Was lucky in finding petrol stations a few times when running low .

Riding through France was great, and was glad to see the Swiss Border signs.

I did this trip twice in four months and loved every minute of it.

My Route was Calais to Dijon, then east through Champagnole and down into Nyon at Lac Leman


Bob


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Cold Flame Rally Run looking south down the Snowy River Valley at Wallace Craigie Lookout.


Aussie bush camping


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Beechmont, SE Queensland. In less than two weeks' time I'll be propelling myself forward down some empty OZ road on the red RS, once again!

Perhaps even with riding mates!


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Other: '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7-R100 dual-plugged w/340 cam, big valves, 40mm carbs & exhaust.
    

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Time for the yearly picture contest and calendar.
Soon I will start to work on it. Smile


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Two Wheels Better

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Wonderful! I may have a chance of snapping some piccies of my RS in Australia this time.


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Other: '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7-R100 dual-plugged w/340 cam, big valves, 40mm carbs & exhaust.
    

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