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1Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Hello from Belgium on Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:22 pm

leooo

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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   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:00 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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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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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 98,780 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 32,600 miles
    

3Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:09 pm

Point-Seven-five

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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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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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

MartinW

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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. Hello from Belgium 177381 I still like the look of them.
Regards Martin.


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5Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:37 am

Chocolate

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Welcome here!

Enjoy your rides.

Cheers from Germany 


Great city 
Hello from Belgium Bruxelles


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Only a few activities make me experience my senses in a way motorcycle riding does, it is like swimming in the nude in a river.
K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

6Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:06 am

Arlina

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Welcome Léo Smile

Hello from Belgium 177912


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Hello from Belgium Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

7Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:26 am

leooo

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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   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:28 pm

Point-Seven-five

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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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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

9Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:36 pm

duck

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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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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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10Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:59 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   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:53 am

Two Wheels Better

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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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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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

leooo

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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   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:16 pm

Two Wheels Better

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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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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

14Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:27 pm

Chocolate

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K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

15Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:24 pm

Arlina

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Hello from Belgium Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

16Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:28 am

leooo

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And here it is ! I've found my bike Smile 
A lovely K100 RS1 from 1992 ! 23K kms and a lovely blue paint.
Hello from Belgium 20190710

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17Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Hi all on Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:14 pm

Porto

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I’ve been riding my K for ever. I lost the fairing when I hit a Deer in National Park. I’ve got no plans of parting with her, we can grow old together. Already old togetether.Hello from Belgium Image10

    

18Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:04 pm

playlikewedream

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Hello from Belgium 177912


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;BMW; K1 1990 Laguna Blue and Yellow ;BMW;
;BMW; K1100RS 1997 Sedien Blue.;BMW;

Its not about the journey or the destination, it's about the friends you make on the way.
    

19Back to top Go down   Hello from Belgium Empty Re: Hello from Belgium on Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:55 pm

Porto

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Thank you

    

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