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1Back to top Go down    Hello from Belgium on Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:22 pm

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Hi guys !

I am very glad to be a new proud owner of a BWM RK100 Rs ! It's still very fresh and I think I'll have a bit of work to do on it before being able to ride it, I am very glad nonetheless !

I am kind of a new rider, I have a Royal Enfield Bullet that I bought in New Delhi, which I used to come back by land to Belgium, crossing some great countries Smile I you'd like more informations about that, feel free to visit the website of the adventure ! www.theroyalsilkroad.com and also a few videos on YouTube. I also wrote an article about it on Horizon Unlimitet about the trip. Smile Here is the link to the article.

After experiencing the nightmares of the Indian mechanic, I am glad to experience some German engineering !

Greetings!
Léo



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2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:00 pm

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Welcome to the forum from an occasional visitor to Belgium. Now you must come and ride the K to Ireland!!!


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 84,600 miles
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:09 am

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Welcome!  Just spent the evening watching the videos of your trip.  What an awesome adventure!!!  I have been a fan of the Royal Enfield ever since I spent three weeks surrounded by them in India back in the '80's.  There is something about their sound as they go by.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:43 am

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.75 the mate of my mate who had a Enfield Classic got rid of it after problems. He then got the red Enfield GT which was supposed to be heaps better. He has now got rid of it after numerous problems which the dealer failed to remedy. He now has a new Triumph twin. I still like the look of them.
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5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:37 am

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Welcome here!

Enjoy your rides.

Cheers from Germany 


Great city 


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:06 pm

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Welcome Léo Smile


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:26 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  Just spent the evening watching the videos of your trip.  What an awesome adventure!!!  I have been a fan of the Royal Enfield ever since I spent three weeks surrounded by them in India back in the '80's.  There is something about their sound as they go by.

Royal Enfields have a lot of charm but you need to be patient and accomodate with their temper Very Happy

Thank you all for your welcoming messages Smile

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8Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:28 pm

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Yes, the RE is something you work on more than you ride.  Certainly not like my K bikes that altogether only require one weekend a year to do all the work they require.  For a while I thought it might be nice to have an Enfield around to work on when the weather didn't allow riding my Bricks, but I always get an attack of common sense before I pull the trigger on one.

Their reliability leaves a lot to be desired.  I enjoy reading the customer reviews at the Enfield site, "the piston broke and the frame cracked at 300km, but I still love my new Himalayan, it is a wondrous machine.  I give it five stars." Ajay Mumrabahlegupta, Bangalore.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:36 pm

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Welcome!

Your post says R100RS.  Was that a typo or are you in the wrong forum? Very Happy

If it's a K100RS, here's a link with some documents to get you started: 

New to K bikes - http://bit.ly/new2kbikes


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86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
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10Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:59 am

leooo

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@duck wrote:Welcome!

Your post says R100RS.  Was that a typo or are you in the wrong forum? Very Happy

If it's a K100RS, here's a link with some documents to get you started: 

New to K bikes - http://bit.ly/new2kbikes

Thank you ! haha, indeed, it is a K100RS, or it was... I was way too much excited after winning an online bidding of a K100RS but the owner deemed the price too low and don't want to sell it anymore... 

It was this one : Moyersoen Online Auctions

A bit of work on the body but it was cheap.

Anyway, the "flying brick" did hit me in the face and I am looking for another one to work on around Belgium ! I'll post anything if I fond something interesting !

@Point-Seven-five wrote:Yes, the RE is something you work on more than you ride. Certainly not like my K bikes that altogether only require one weekend a year to do all the work they require. For a while I thought it might be nice to have an Enfield around to work on when the weather didn't allow riding my Bricks, but I always get an attack of common sense before I pull the trigger on one. Their reliability leaves a lot to be desired. I enjoy reading the customer reviews at the Enfield site, "the piston broke and the frame cracked at 300km, but I still love my new Himalayan, it is a wondrous machine. I give it five stars." Ajay Mumrabahlegupta, Bangalore.

Hahaha, this is exactly it, I thought I knew what I was getting into when starting the trip, but was far from the reality. The good thing is that it's a super easy bike to repair, for instance, I welded the clutch drum nut to the bolt getting out of the engine... It's still working today ! I just had to drill into the bolt to wider the passage for the clutch lever Very Happy

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11Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:53 pm

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@leooo wrote:Hi guys !
I am very glad to be a new proud owner of a BWM R100 Rs !
Greetings!
Léo
Although this is a K bike forum we like Airheads here, too! Wink 
Welcome.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:07 pm

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:
@leooo wrote:Hi guys !
I am very glad to be a new proud owner of a BWM R100 Rs !
Greetings!
Léo
Although this is a K bike forum we like Airheads here, too! Wink 
Welcome.


Thank you so much ! But as stated before, I am not anymore the proud owner of a K100RS Sad I won the auction but the price wasn't high enough for the seller. I am looking for another one now. I really want to have one as a project, make a naked or caffee racer out of a K100.

I'll keep the forum updated if I find something interesting or I am open to any suggestion of good bike to buy !

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13Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:16 pm

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Good luck in your continuing search for a Mighty K. They really are an undersung beauty in the annals of motorcycling. Fortunately there are those of us who appreciate or have been appreciating them for their inherent quality and quirkiness all along. Time has proven us right and not that we're just quixotic dreamers.


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:27 pm

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15Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:24 pm

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