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1Back to top Go down    Back on a K! on Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:25 am

Edmate

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Hello All and a special hello to everyone down under.
Well it is a long story but sadly my old K100 had to go as it became too unreliable for the 1 hour commute to Sydney everyday.  She went to a café racer and I don't know where after that.  I rode a Suzuki GSX750F for a couple of years and pretty much wore that out before resorting in the end to a car pool.  I've been tarting up an old Yammie 1995 xj600s which I use now and again but haven't trusted it past 100km rides so far.  I've been spending about $40 a month on bits and bobs getting her ship shape and she's nice enough but quite tired.  However last week I saw a K75rt on Gumtree for a $2500.  She was at Surfside motorcycles in Brookvale- she has been dropped and lost her fairing and has a dint in the tank, but talked to Peter the owner of the shop-nice bloke- and was reassured that she is still a good bike - so I had a massive brain fart and put down a deposit.  I'm very excited and cannot wait to get my arse on her seat.  Fingers crossed that she's a keeper - I would never normally buy unseen but I could not resist.  Wife bemused but not hostile - and for the first time ever I have a bike collection!.  I'm still in Copacabana and would love to catch up with anybody nearby for a ride sometime. Yee hah - and all the best Ed

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:23 am

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Welcome!  The lack of a fairing is not a major drawback.  Some of the inmates run without the lower parts in the heat of summer.  Any other RT bits can be fairly common as the cafe crowd hacks up good bikes.

As far as running issues, the inmates here have a fairly good track record at helping to get bikes running properly.


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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
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:30 pm

Dai

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  It's said that the K75 is the better of the two bikes...

... now where's that can of worms smiley?

... this one?


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:34 pm

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Welcome to the asylum from the northern realms.
Regards Martin.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:57 am

Edmate

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Hello thanks for the welcome- I have taken delivery of the little red brick and she's great. She stressed me out to start off with because the ABS light was flashing and the thing was steering like a wheebarrow crossed with a Toyota Camry! Sooo I charged the battery and put 20 lbs in the front tyre and all is well. Thank goodness I am now calming down. I blew my money on the bike because she was a bargain and it was my big chance to get back on a k-bike but I have to get new tyres front and back.but for minimum outlay- so men + women any suggestions for suitable tyres to get me on the road for few months at least here in Oz? Thankyouse all.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:16 am

Laitch

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@Edmate wrote:. . . I have to get new tyres front and back.but for minimum outlay . . . to get me on the road for few months
Welcome, Edmate.

Shinko 230 Tourmaster—proven in the wilds of the American Desert Southwest, the canyons of Chicago and choice of cheapskates everywhere.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:19 pm

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Welcome from Idaho, USA!  Very Happy

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:28 pm

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The next K bike in my shed will be a K75. I haven't owned one (that I kept to ride) since the Summer of 2007.


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1987 K100RS, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic, '77 R75/7.
Sniff...can you smell that? I think it might be bullsh*t.

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Back on a K! on Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:20 am

Edmate

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Shinko 230 Tourmasters eh! Thanks for the tip Laitch. Cheapskates forever!

    

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