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1Back to top Go down    Hi from an Irishman in France on Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:26 pm

Quzzy

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Howdy people, I currently run a '71 R60/5 bobber and a 1150RTP of 2002 vintage.
I hope to be riding a K100 soon, if I can get it to run...yep you guessed it, thats what has driven me here!
I will start picking your brains ASAP and hope that in turn I can offer help on more general matters.

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:51 pm

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Welcome from a blow-in north of the border. Only been here twenty-plus years...


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 pm

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Hey Paul, you are not too far away from me. The Irish will be arriving in my area in May. I am sure that Olaf will tell you about it.

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:40 pm

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@Quzzy wrote:I will start picking your brains ASAP and hope that in turn I can offer help on more general matters.
Paul
Welcome to the forum Paul.

You may have an international crew coming to help you if the bike is not fixed at the end of May.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:18 am

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Hi Paul.

The posse is coming in May. Ferry is booked for May 26th....!!

We will be meeting BobT, hopefully meeting Crazy Frog too.

Planning to stayat St Leon sur Vezere.

We are happy to help you sort things too.

Your offer of help on more general matters.........could be interesting. We may take liberties.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:39 pm

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Hi all, looks like your destination is about 200kms East of me, My birthday 19th May so the fridge will be stock and the kettle on!
Incidentally, looks like the overfuelling problem is solved (bad earth combined with a low battery in my multimeter would you believe)

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:52 pm

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200kms sounds about right. Along the motorway to Perigueux and then down a bit, about 2 hours I should think.

    


9Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:36 pm

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Hey mate, you don't have to come down, it is just a place where some of us will be in May/June. No need to go anywhere that you don't want to.
A K was made to cover huge distances at high speeds in perfect comfort.

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:35 pm

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Would love to meet up, would probably be on my R60/5...maybe half way (Bordeaux ish)
Mid June im riding to Bairritz for the Wheels and Waves show and June 24th theres a show here where 15 thousand bikes attend

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:23 pm

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Ireland AND France. I'll be in both places in June...


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:44 pm

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Beware of those Oirish fellas they'll fill ya so full of Christmas puddin that the plane will never get of the ground. Very Happy


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:30 pm

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Soon the whole forum will be in France in June.
We really have to plan to meet.
I will bring some Maple syrup for Club_C lol!


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:59 am

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Bugger! I'll be there in May......


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:50 am

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@club_c wrote:Ireland AND France. I'll be in both places in June...

wow clubbie ...sounds great ...enjoy mate


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:28 am

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I thought the place rang a bell and then I looked at the map. I was over there last September. One of the days I took my day trip from St Leon and headed over to the coast and to Cap Ferret/Arcachon. We used to holiday at Lacanau-Ocean and Cap Ferret. I cycled a lot of the routes up your way too. Fabulous country but we best not say much aboutthe wines or they will all want some although BobT introduced us to what must be one of the best.

In fact only last night I was looking at potential route down from Roscoff with my friend as there are two of us coming down. One of the suggestions was to head to Royan and ferry across to Soulac. Both of us have stayed previously at Lacanau Ocean too. It's probably a bit commercial but there is a very nice small camp side near St Helene.

As for Christmas pudding........yep it will be along.

My plan is Ferry to Roscoff, arrives 27th May, ferry from Roscoff leaves 15 June. Tent, camp at St Leon.

88 [Will Crean] will be down about 4th June and travel back from Roscoff together.

Now lots of opportunities.

Here's one: Crazy Frog has mentioned a trip taking in Millau and Montpellier. This has been on our list and is a likely happening this time.

ClubC where are you in this? Will we see you??


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:29 am

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@Quzzy wrote:.......( a low battery in my multimeter would you believe)
Yes! Been caught with that one I have to admit.

Welcome along. Hope you are running well by now!


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:32 am

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@Quzzy wrote:Would love to meet up, would probably be on my R60/5...maybe half way (Bordeaux ish)
Mid June im riding to Bairritz for the Wheels and Waves show and June 24th theres a show here where 15 thousand bikes attend
Or Brantome?


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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.
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:40 am

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There is a ferry across at Blaye, makes Brantome nearer and avoids the Rocade car park at Bordeaux.

If we make a trip across your way that might be an option although last time I went autoroute to Bordeaux and then travelled north. Nice route up through Carcans and Hourtin too as an alternative.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 73,300 miles
    

20Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:18 am

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@Quzzy wrote:Would love to meet up, would probably be on my R60/5...maybe half way (Bordeaux ish)
Mid June im riding to Bairritz for the Wheels and Waves show and June 24th theres a show here where 15 thousand bikes attend
I was going to pop along to this until I found out what it was all about. All very Harley Davidson, not my scene at all.
Waiting for bike pictures Quzzy, especially the R60, great bikes.

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:31 am

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@Quzzy wrote:Hi all, looks like your destination is about 200kms East of me, My birthday 19th May so the fridge will be stock and the kettle on!
Incidentally, looks like the overfuelling problem is solved (bad earth combined with a low battery in my multimeter would you believe)

My birthday is 26 June and there will be a French celebration by way of a bbq at St Leon.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 73,300 miles
    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:33 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@Quzzy wrote:Hi all, looks like your destination is about 200kms East of me, My birthday 19th May so the fridge will be stock and the kettle on!
Incidentally, looks like the overfuelling problem is solved (bad earth combined with a low battery in my multimeter would you believe)

My birthday is 26 June and there will be a French celebration by way of a bbq at St Leon.
So you leave St Leon to catch a ferry from Roscoff on the 15th of June, how will you have a celebration in St Leon on the 26th then? Sounds Irish to me.

    

23Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:49 am

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@BobT wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@Quzzy wrote:Hi all, looks like your destination is about 200kms East of me, My birthday 19th May so the fridge will be stock and the kettle on!
Incidentally, looks like the overfuelling problem is solved (bad earth combined with a low battery in my multimeter would you believe)

My birthday is 26 June and there will be a French celebration by way of a bbq at St Leon.
So you leave St Leon to catch a ferry from Roscoff on the 15th of June, how will you have a celebration in St Leon on the 26th then? Sounds Irish to me.

Well HM across the water has 2 birthdays so why can't I?? If you don't want an Irish bbq I am sure we will find a home for your steak under the lardon trees.

So. Olaf's official birthday will be in France......



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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 73,300 miles
    

24Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:00 am

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25Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:03 am

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Above pics for BobT

Im about 5 minutes from Soulac.

    

26Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:26 am

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@Quzzy wrote:Above pics for BobT

Im about 5 minutes from Soulac.
I like that, did you buy it over here? I love the R60 and R75. I had a brand new R75/7 at the age of 17.

    

27Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:03 pm

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It was given to me by the half Japanese daughter of a Scottish friend who died whilst tending his French vineyard!
Its ex gendarmerie and was in "Chateau barn find" condition

    

28Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from an Irishman in France on Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:57 pm

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