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1Back to top Go down    Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:18 pm

Ciaran

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Hi all,

Betty the Beemer and I are planning to complete the Wild Atlantic way from sligo to Muff and then the Causway coast. Once thats completed take the ferry over to Scotland and drive the nc 500 and back home. I'm planning the trip at the beginning of June over a 10 day period.Planning is well underway and costings are made.Time off work is booked!

Later in the summer I will try for the Ironbutt 1000.

Have you got plans?

Any tips welcome for my planed adventure?

Tips on the Irish Ironbutt?

Thanks everyone.

Lets inspire each other!


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:25 pm

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3Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:28 pm

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Plans for a 4 week tour of Germany, but will be doing it on the Ducati.

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:36 pm

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You sinner(which Ducati)??? affraid Razz


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:59 pm

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@Ciaran wrote:You sinner(which Ducati)??? affraid Razz
I will be on my Supersport 939 and my niece should be on her 2018 Monster 821 if she does not change it for a Supersport 939.

That is not my Nieces Monster 821 in the back, but my wifes.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:54 pm

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Looking at touring the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland. Not sure of the schedule, but definitely want to avoid the tourist traffic on the Maine coast so might have to go in May. As usual, I probably won't have firm plans until the night before I leave.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:02 pm

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What your estimated mileage and duration?


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8Back to top Go down    Plans for 2019 Tips on the Irish Ironbutt on Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:06 pm

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Use only Guinness as a suspension comforter. Will make you much more comfortable, and you will not care at all about how many glasses to the klm as long as you can sing whilst travelling.

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:09 pm

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@Ciaran wrote:What your estimated mileage and duration?
I haven't got that far in the planning. Mostly just looking at maps, but I figure around 4,000-5,000 miles over two weeks.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:21 pm

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@norton71 wrote:Use only Guinness as a suspension comforter. Will make you much more comfortable, and you will not care at all about how many glasses to the klm as long as you can sing whilst travelling.
Riding after a lot of Guinness, you would need a smooth road with not to many bumps. Could have a Back fire and would definitely be singing come out you black and thans😂🎶.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:11 pm

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Here is something else to do in 2019 - new map will be released in Feb.

http://irishphotorally.ie/map

I am also planning to go to Germany on the k1 in June and maybe K fest in Sept (TBC).

Much discussion to be had in Stradbally on the 27th.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:23 pm

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France 1st June, ferry booked.

At the moment planning on the K1100LT but the K100RS might get pressed into service as I have tow bars for both.

ABR Ireland May weekend is likely as no K Fest in May.

Don't do Iron Butt things, do like camping weekends so a few of those.

France September looking likely due to discussion with a certain well known forum member from down under who may take my RT for a while.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:27 pm

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Hoping for a Land's End to John O'Groats trip in 2019, got the route planned (ish) but need to start costing it out!!! Not a tight budget just a careful one!

Will be on a 1983 K00rs, I might have to raise the bars as age is starting to be felt in the lower back!


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:33 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Davep wrote:Hoping for a Land's End to John O'Groats trip in 2019, got the route planned (ish) but need to start costing it out!!! Not a tight budget just a careful one!

Will be on a 1983 K00rs, I might have to raise the bars as age is starting to be felt in the lower back!

I just added a 1983 K100RS but changing bars to C bars.


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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 87,050 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:41 pm

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OK, I understand that there's no need to change cables etc if C bars are used, is this true?

and where can I get C bars from?

My friend ebay doesn't seem to stock them!!


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:50 pm

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@Davep wrote:Hoping for a Land's End to John O'Groats trip in 2019, got the route planned (ish) but need to start costing it out!!! Not a tight budget just a careful one!

Will be on a 1983 K00rs, I might have to raise the bars as age is starting to be felt in the lower back!

Managed J O'G last year, Tom on the K100 survived with the standard bars.


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:34 pm

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@Ringfad wrote:Here is something else to do in 2019 - new map will be released in Feb.

http://irishphotorally.ie/map

I am also planning to go to Germany on the k1 in June and maybe K fest in Sept (TBC).

Much discussion to be had in Stradbally on the 27th.
Very interesting and a great idea. Will deco give it a go. bounce


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:58 pm

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@Davep wrote:Hoping for a Land's End to John O'Groats trip in 2019, got the route planned (ish) but need to start costing it out!!! Not a tight budget just a careful one!

Will be on a 1983 K00rs, I might have to raise the bars as age is starting to be felt in the lower back!
Keep me update would be great to do that spin bounce cheers if life allows.


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19Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:57 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Looking at touring the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland. Not sure of the schedule, but definitely want to avoid the tourist traffic on the Maine coast so might have to go in May. As usual, I probably won't have firm plans until the night before I leave.
Leave plenty of time for Newfoundland. There is a lot to see. Gros Morne, L'Anse Aux Meadows where the vikings settled 1100 years ago., Cape Spear, Twillingate.

When you go through Princeton on the Bonavista think of me. Take the whale watching excursion in Trinity captained by Chris Prince.


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20Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:04 am

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I have several trips planned for 2019.

I go to the tail of the dragon in North Carolina every first week of May.

The middle of June is the Canadian vintage motorcycle rally in Paris, On

The end of June is the BMW MOA national rally in Tennessee.

The first of August is the CMC national rally in Winnipeg, Manitoba then down to Sturgis, North Dakota

The end of August I will be going out to Colorado for some mountain riding.

The first week of October I go down to West Virginia.


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21Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:16 am

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With any luck I'll be heading out west on a 3 month journey on my K100. The route hasn't been decided yet but I will be hitting British Columbia , West coast of US Arizona ,across the south with a stop at the Barber Moto Sports Complex for the vintage thing in early October then towards home in New York up thru the Smokies


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