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1Back to top Go down    New guy in the High Desert!!! on Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:23 pm

kustomkat1950

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Hello all, 

Just picked up a 1978 R80

and a 1985 K100 RT for a wonderful price.  Both have org tool kits and manuals/logbooks with them. 

'Bout me,  Veteran, likes to wrench, just sold a drag boat, has too many cars...

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New guy in the High Desert!!! on Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:50 am

Born Again Eccentric

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Welcome along kustomkat.

Plenty of wrenching opportunities on both those bikes and plenty of advice and help hereabouts for the '85 RT.
Is it really possible to have too many cars, bikes or boats?


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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)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: New guy in the High Desert!!! on Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:31 am

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:
Is it really possible to have too many cars, bikes or boats?
I don't know about cars or bikes, but it seems to me you have never owned a boat, especially an old one.


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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
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New guy in the High Desert!!! on Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:48 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:
@Born Again Eccentric wrote:
Is it really possible to have too many cars, bikes or boats?
I don't know about cars or bikes, but it seems to me you have never owned a boat, especially an old one.
Nothing is as it seems...I have been in and around boats of all shapes and sizes all my life - recreationally and career wise. Fishing boats, sailing dinghies, yachts, power boats, minesweepers, patrol boats, frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines...and a couple of USN ones too (USS Freedom and USS Independence)!

I've owned a rowing boat (very cheap to run, but range quite limited), a rigid hull inflatable (5.5m with 80HP outboard - diving, fishing and waterskiing - fast & fun), a small water-jet rigid hull inflatable (doing 50knots is quite exhilarating in a small boat on flat calm water but is nothing compared to doing 50knots in a 3000 ton water-jet propelled Littoral Combat Ship) and, for a couple of years, a 55 foot Princess cabin cruiser (millionaire lifestyle on a paupers budget - however, a top speed of 20 knots and only getting ¾ mile to the gallon of marine diesel and high berthing fees were sobering but not as sobering as the cost of running a nuclear submarine...just glad the government foots the bill for those!). 

Boats, like bikes, are a labour of love - you can pour lots of money into them, you can spend hours playing with the electric and fitting gadgets, you can spend hours cleaning them...but when you get to use them and the wind is in your hair and they are running sweetly, then there is no better feeling of freedom! Ownership can be pricey...but you only live once!


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                              Paul  

"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)
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New guy in the High Desert!!! on Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:31 am

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Paul, is that a DEA photo of you doing high speed run back from Morocco?    Wink


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6Back to top Go down    Re: New guy in the High Desert!!! on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:07 am

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@TacKler wrote:Paul, is that a DEA photo of you doing high speed run back from Morocco?    Wink
 
They were watching??


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                              Paul  

"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)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: New guy in the High Desert!!! on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:20 am

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:
@TacKler wrote:Paul, is that a DEA photo of you doing high speed run back from Morocco?    Wink
 
They were watching??

I can neither confirm nor deny that ........ etc, etc.


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