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1Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Hello from the UK on Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:16 pm

Marksimmo354

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HI All,

I have a very poorly 1993 K1100LT that I bought 17 mths ago and has been in bits since.  New Oil/Water pump seals etc but the electrics are in clip ......  so I need some wise old BMW K bikers help if she is ever going to make it back onto the road...... BTW it does start! and I want to take her to Canada with me in the summer as I am moving to Alberta for two years with the British Army.

    

2Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:33 pm

Stumpy

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Welcome to the site from another Brit.
There is plenty of help on this site.

    

3Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:40 pm

tinyspuds

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You’ll be well served here. The forum can help you best if you include model, year and vin in your signature. And then post some specifics about the problems you have.
Good luck, Stu


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s.
2007 HD883 Sportster. Bobbed and bettered.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

4Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:29 am

Arlina

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Welcome Marksimmo Smile


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5Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:20 am

Laitch

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@Marksimmo354 wrote:HI All,
New Oil/Water pump seals etc but the electrics are in clip ...... 
Welcome from the PRV, Mark!

Just post up a question in the Electrical section of the forum and you'll probably be swarmed by response.
In the meantime, click on the Profile tab then click on the Signature tab when it appears and enter your moto's model and year. That will allow it to show up below all your posts to inform readers without their needing to backtrack for that information.


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6Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:48 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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@Marksimmo354 wrote:HI All,

I have a very poorly 1993 K1100LT that I bought 17 mths ago and has been in bits since...I want to take her to Canada with me in the summer as I am moving to Alberta for two years...
Welcome along. 
Good luck with achieving what you need in 3 months when 17 months haven't been enough! Sounds a bit like brexit (Hello from the UK  61740 ).
You might be better off just buying a bike once you're over there - and save the hassle of export/import. Several members over that way should be able to advise you on the availability of reasonably priced, running bikes...

I guess it all depends what is making your bike poorly...there is plenty of knowledge here on the forum to help you and a friendly bunch too.

Enjoy


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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)
    

7Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:03 pm

Woodie

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Hey there welcome to the forum and soon to be, Canada!  What base will you be posted to in Alberta?

I get many of my parts from Motobins.  Can't beat the selection and price.  There are a couple of Motorrad dealers in Alberta I think but it isn't likely that you will need much after you get your bike sorted.  Good Luck!


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8Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:13 am

brickrider2

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welcome to the best K-bike resource!
I also think you'd be wise to reconsider shipping the bike over the Atlantic.  North America is full of K-bike bargains you could take advantage of.


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td5

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Welcome from down under


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10Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:36 am

duck

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WelKome!

I second what Born Again said about just buying another one when you get to this side of the pond.  For whatever reason, prices on K1100LTs are very low for the amount of bike you get and from what I know from several friends who have done so, importing a vehicle into Canada can involve a fair amount of administrative hassle and cost.  Even if the Brit military covers the transportation cost it still might be more hassle and cost than it's worth.

There's lot of great riding in Canada though (not to mention down in the US) so it'll be a great place to ride.


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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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11Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:33 am

TacKler

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Duck,  

Her Majesty's Forces have some little gems in the system when it comes to overseas postings.  I would not be surprised to hear that if Mark is on a two year posting it may that one of the conditions is that you are able to take a vehicle with you amongst other things.  The Kanadians do drive on the korrect side of the road, don't they?  Being a member of the Commonwealth, and all that.  

Then again you would be surprised what comes out the back of returning aircraft from overseas exercises.  One example that comes to mind is a (K)Z1000 California Highway Patrol motorcycle at a certain airbase near me.  The gentleman concerned has since retired and his son in law has it.  

Then I heard about a GSD that went to the sandpit and came back home with its owner.



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12Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:59 am

duck

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My point was that even with free transpo that Canadian bureaucracy related to vehicle importation might make it more trouble than it's worth when K1100LT's can be had for pretty low prices these days.


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

13Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:08 am

Two Wheels Better

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@TacKler wrote:Duck,  
The Kanadians do drive on the korrect side of the road, don't they?  Being a member of the Commonwealth, and all that.
What? And make American tourists (those without a DUI/DWI) swap sides! Canadians drive on the same side of the road as the country they got their cars from. Now that they make their own cars, still from the country they got them from, they might as well keep driving on that side because the Mexicans do, too. The only country in the Americas, north & south (and I don't mean places like Michigan and Mississippi) is, oddly, Gayana.



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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

14Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:40 am

tinyspuds

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Retained from back when the atlas had more pink. Also the only English-speaking country in South America. They play cricket, and mount their sidecars the right way around Hello from the UK  723598


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s.
2007 HD883 Sportster. Bobbed and bettered.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

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Two Wheels Better

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I'm ambidextrous when it comes to what side of the road works best, so I get it. But strangely when I try to eat with the fork held in my left hand I stab myself in the forehead.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

16Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:37 pm

duck

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In BC, Canada they generally drive on the right side of the road but BC drivers have been known to wander. Laughing


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

17Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:12 pm

TacKler

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:I'm ambidextrous when it comes to what side of the road works best, so I get it. But strangely when I try to eat with the fork held in my left hand I stab myself in the forehead.

Oh yes, one of those strange American habits.  Use both hands to cut cut up your meal and then use the fork in the right hand to shovel food into your mouth.  

Us civilised chaps from the Continent and the Commonwealth manage to feed ourselves with the fork in the left left hand and knife in the right.  Manners and all that.  

Wasn't that habit the one which gave away American agents in Europe in WW2?  Some would call it a lack of kulture.


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18Back to top Go down   Hello from the UK  Empty Re: Hello from the UK on Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:34 pm

Two Wheels Better

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You've got it wrong. Most, and I say only most, Yanks swap their knife and fork between hands after cutting. It's an amusing little ritual. I only use my right hand as a stabber and hold the knife in my left hand, never swapping. Quite different from the locals.
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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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tinyspuds

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To keep this thread relevant to the forum, shouldn’t that be K nife?


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