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1Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty changes to life on Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:50 pm

Stan

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I have followed Gaz and downsized. My body can no longer cope with the weight and height of a K. Both ks have gone and a black F800R has come to live with us.
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There will be no changes to my connection with the forum. I will place a K100 badge on the back of the black bike.


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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2Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:29 pm

Gaz

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Better to downsize than stop riding. Look forward to catching up wth you on the new beast.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381;†95 K1100LT 0232224
    

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RicK G

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If only is was that easy.


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."† from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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Arlina

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I'm almost 50 now, but my K1100LT is still a hummingbird to me Smile


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5Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:04 am

Saxon7

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@Stan wrote:I have followed Gaz and downsized. My body can no longer cope with the weight and height of a K. Both ks have gone and a black F800R has come to live with us.
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There will be no changes to my connection with the forum. I will place a K100 badge on the back of the black bike.

So it'll start with F and end with K, Stan?

    

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Kerrylohrey

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Hi Stan, yes they are bloody heavy, i had a new base model K in 1984, loved it, bought a K100rt recently to modify and did a few rides before stripping it down and yes they are heavy. Getting older is a bugger!!

    

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Born Again Eccentric

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Liking the new ride Stan.

As with others who have, for one reason or another, drifted away from K bikes you remain very much a part of the K Family Kommunity and I hope you will find a renewed passion for riding and still get to some of the Krew gatherings.

Of course, you'll have to learn all sorts of new things - like what to do with that funny linky-thing that goes between the engine and the rear wheel where a shaft is supposed to be?†

Here's to the next chapter in your life†study

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)
    

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moriarti

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A sad day with a happy ending,enjoy the new bike,and keep your old friends† roundel
job done.


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9Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:17 am

Kerrylohrey

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How to lighten a RT.changes to life 20190413

    

10Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:20 am

Kerrylohrey

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How to lighten a RT.changes to life 20190413

    

11Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:01 am

Gaz

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You're right Kerrylohrey about getting a lighter bike but the direction we take obviously depends mostly on the type of use that we put our bikes to.

I've just completed the second 1,000km plus touring/camping weekend in the 4 weeks I've owned my downsize choice of a G650GS and I'm steadily getting it set up how I need it for that sort of regular run with my friends on the forum. In my first month of ownership of the little beast I've equalled the average annual kilometres for the first eight years of its life. I would guess that your riding interest is a bit different with the cafe style bike which I'm sure brings you a heap of satisfaction and enjoyment.

One of the great things about this forum is that the interest in K bikes brought us together and from then on it doesn't really matter what you ride because we still continue to enjoy the projects and adventures of all.

Cheers.


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381;†95 K1100LT 0232224
    

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Kerrylohrey

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Hi Gaz, i occupy my time when work is quiet by having a project and my passion are motorcycles. I have a thruxton R which is my regular ride, here in Tasmania long distance riding is not an option due to the size of the island, having said that a 400k day here is an allday ride,many corners and challenging roads. Our riding preferances differ but as long as a bike is involved then we have a common interest. Regards Kerry

    

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Dai

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I confess that I've already given LFB ten years' notice. I've just hit 60 and in truth, I expect the weight of the K100 to get to me eventually.


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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)
    

14Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Change on Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:32 am

caveman

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I have a riding buddy that is in his 70s now, he gets a new bike ever year or two but keeps getting big bikes. The recent bike he has is the cruiser version of a goldwing (an r-6?). I have noticed that at fuel stops, parking lots, town, and city driving he tenses up and soon fatigue sets in taking away from the fun and joy that riding should be about. For me my 75s is the funnest to ride except in cold wet weather, then I want the rt or lt.†

Gaz, good luck with the f bike and let us know how it compares to the k.

    

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tinyspuds

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At 66 I wasn't out of the game and still run two solos but my insurance policy of a K that's half my age plus a chair is a decision I'll never regret. Love riding it, need two to bridge the maintenance downtime, and hopefully it will keep me in the wind until an indecent age. Besides, how else would I have met such a knowledgeable bunch of nutters†changes to life 44271


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

16Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:24 pm

brickrider2

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Dropping my 1985 K100RS at a stop to check the map was one of the reasons I decided to part with it.† Once it reached a few degrees off vertical there was no denying gravity. I sold the bike and bought a Japanese replacement.† It was unsatisfying. I came across an "almost new" 1996 K1100LT and bought it on a lark.† I thought the wide sweep of the LT handlebars would give my lagging upper body strength a fighting chance at controlling the beast.† So far, I've succeeded.†† cheers
Still, it's clear that won't last forever.† In order to continue to ride as long as possible, I'm considering the prospect of a Honda 750 in the future.† That twin with the inclined cylinders and fuel carried down low could be a reasonable alternative to a top-heavy bike sometime down the road. Until then, I'm in love with my K1100LT.† It's smooth, ample power all over the rev band, those tiller handlebars and the custom seat are the key for my comfort and control.



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yamaguzzi

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@Arlina wrote:I'm almost 50 now, but my K1100LT is still a hummingbird to me Smile
ALMOST 50 ! I wish I was almost 50,I turn 70 the end of April and have no plans on giving up anything.For me that is the line where being here in this asylum is no longer worth it . Never give up riding .I had an 83 year old friend tell me this around 20 years ago as we were on a 300 mile ride up to the races in Laconia NH . He rode right out of this life never giving up.He told me you can never stop.If you stop you die.I do believe he was right.I have friends who don't even ride who have stopped in their 60's and have turned to crap. Their lives are a series of waits in the reception area at the doctors office and that is nowhere as far as I'm concerned .Ride on until you drop ! You'll live longer and stay much happier. Downsize if it helps but never quit.


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' that is the line where being here in this asylum is no longer worth it '


yep


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19Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:25 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I'll be 71 this summer, and since dropping my K75RT twice during last October's tour, I'm thinking this is the last year for that bike unless I can heal my shoulder.† The weight and clumsy top-heaviness is beginning to scare me.† I can still pick the damn thing up, but just barely.† Going to be sad to let it go, but I'm getting real tired of repairing mirrors and fairings.

So far, my K100RS is working, and should last a couple more years before I can't handle it.† I have no idea what to go to when I can't ride a K.† Might have to go back and try a K75S again.


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1991 K100RS

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
    

20Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:27 pm

Dai

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I have absolutely no intention of quitting. Just... downsizing. My two Californias (850 and 1100) and the K weigh the same, but because of lower weight distribution, the Calis are a lot easier to handle.


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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)
    

21Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:38 pm

MartinW

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So far so good on the 75s. However many years ago when they opened M&W Gold Coast I spied a Hardley with trainer wheels that retracted into the hard panniers. At the time I thought no way, but in the future it might be a consideration. changes to life 652573
Regards Martin.


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tinyspuds

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Iím sure there are rules about this sort of stuff but, I swear I was 2Ē†
taller when I bought this so should still be able to flat foot when†
Iím 80†Very Happy

changes to life A8b3cf10


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

23Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:35 pm

yamaguzzi

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I'll be 71 this summer, and since dropping my K75RT twice during last October's tour, I'm thinking this is the last year for that bike unless I can heal my shoulder.† The weight and clumsy top-heaviness is beginning to scare me.† I can still pick the damn thing up, but just barely.† Going to be sad to let it go, but I'm getting real tired of repairing mirrors and fairings.

So far, my K100RS is working, and should last a couple more years before I can't handle it.† I have no idea what to go to when I can't ride a K.† Might have to go back and try a K75S again.
I like my 1975 Moto Guzzi 850 -T for those times when I want to ride a bike that is lighter and smaller but still big enough to travel with and be comfortable.Then there are my small bore Yamaha two stroke twins ( 250-350cc's) They are wonderful for knocking around locally and up in the country on those endless back roads that are full of twisties and without cars . When I first started with my K100RS I thought it was a heavy bike and somewhat hard to move around.I was 68 then . I adapted to it and now like it and have no trouble with riding and moving it around but I can see a day where it will get less use and the MG will get more.There are so many other bikes that can take care of the addiction that there is no need to worry about finding something else to ride.


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Woodie

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Stan I'm with you 100%.† What you've done recently is what I anticipate in my future - hopefully a ways out!† Tinyspuds I hope to be half as fortunate as you are with age vs. ride.† Training wheels will come with the switch to diapers.†† changes to life 723598


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25Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:32 pm

Stan

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The F is just 200kilos.....with a full tank and the fuel is low down, not in the fake tank. The R version suits me as there are no fairings as I had to move the fairings on my old K RT as my long legs were too long.
I KNOW that you get shorter as you get older and the spine and shoulders seem to get closer to the ground.† For those of us who are getting to or passing 70 you got to get something that you feel safe and comfortable on in all circumstances.
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This was a sad moment, the 1983 basic, with me for the past 19.5 years leaving home for the last time.


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have been mostly riding a K1100LT for the last 18 months and put 34k miles on it.

A month ago I picked up a very nice K100RS,

Its lightweight by comparison. According to my check†its about 44 kilos lighter than the K1100LT and is the exact same weight as my sons Honda VFR800 Vtec.

Even better its got those early cams in it and is real fun to ride. Its a doddle at stops, parking etc.


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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†91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

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Tom FKR

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Hi Stan, Glad to hear you have joined the 'F' brigade. I sort of got my F650GS for the same reason and really enjoy riding it. It lacks a bit of power so a bit more gear changing is in order. The chain bit needs a bit more looking after but that is no big deal. Enjoy the F. Big thumb
Cheers
Tom


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2010 BMW F650GS Twin
1992 R100R
    

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My R1200rt is lighter than my old K100RT.
That's what I told the missus and that's the way it's going to stay.
Does seem more stable though.
Good onya Stanley, like everyone says I think just being able to throw a leg over keeps life interesting.
RT


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29Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:15 pm

Stan

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Throw your leg over....yes enjoy that. Laughing



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1983 K100†basic vin 0003960 colour red† GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

30Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:40 am

Dai

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Of course, you'll have to learn all sorts of new things - like what to do with that funny linky-thing that goes between the engine and the rear wheel where a shaft is supposed to be?
I think they'se got belts on. Leastways, the F8 that pulls up at work has 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)
    

31Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:48 am

K75cster

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Gee I don't know Stan, you rode a RED BIKE down the drive and returned on ?? How were you going to break this to Blakey?? Oh the Dilemma the drama, LOL How much fun is it mate??


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

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32Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:15 pm

Stan

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We won't tell BlaKey...our secret.
Dai, the GT version has a belt drive and the others a chain....why?....Don't know. The GT version is a fair bit dearer.


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1983 K100†basic vin 0003960 colour red† GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

33Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:19 pm

charlie99

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congrats on the new ride Stan
she looks a tidy bit of gear
ride well mate


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Ochanges to life Au-log10
    

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Waz

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Very nice Stan, especially the colour.


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1996 R1100GS
    

35Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:13 pm

Stan

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Thank you one and all for your wishes. If things go bad I will consider training wheels.


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1983 K100†basic vin 0003960 colour red† GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

36Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:42 pm

MartinW

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Get the wheels but not the Hardley.
Regards Martin.


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37Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:33 am

Basic2

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@Stan wrote:We won't tell BlaKey...our secret.
Dai, the GT version has a belt drive and the others a chain....why?....Don't know. The GT version is a fair bit dearer.
There was an ST version that had belt drive too.


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38Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:11 am

Dai

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Yeah - this one's an ST. The owner also 'downgraded' from a K1100LT. I thought about buying the K1100 but I knew it needed a lot of work doing on it and I already have too many bikes chasing too little money.


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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)
    

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Keep on truckin' Stan, That's the important thing!

You won't loose K friends but you might pick up a few more F'n friends along the way ! Laughing


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

40Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Thu May 09, 2019 3:05 am

Stan

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After a couple of weeks with the F bike I have found that the Ks were ahead of their time. Tool kit in my red basic was the original...enough to remove your wheels, allen keys for all those bolts, spanners to handle all the nuts and bolts etc.. This new bike has the original tool kit as well.....One torx/phillips head screwdriver and one 13/17mm spanner...thats it. The back axle needs a 24mm spanner to adjust the chain, but you have to get one elsewhere.
Space is limited...none under the seat and no ducktail....no spare room for your undies. i was spoilt for weather and wind protection on my RT and now am getting used to being a sail on a ship again.
On the positive I can put the bike on the centre stand by simply pressing my foot on the tang of the stand and the centre of gravity is so much lower.
At least I am still on a bike.


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1983 K100†basic vin 0003960 colour red† GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Ochanges to life Au-log10
    

42Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 am

Bumblebee

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@Dai wrote:I confess that I've already given LFB ten years' notice. I've just hit 60 and in truth, I expect the weight of the K100 to get to me eventually.

I tuned 60 last summer.† K-100RT I have is still comfortable to ride.† Now 70's coming up (in 10 years)† Let's see how I feel in ten years.

Bumblebee (aka John)

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43Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Fri May 17, 2019 2:30 pm

Point-Seven-five

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At 70 now, I can say that it's still possible to ride an RT.† You have to stay in shape and learn to not be bothered by drop damage.† You have 10 years to get your repair skills honed to be able to keep the bike looking presentable.†

I now have a set of spare mirrors and fairing lowers to install while I make repairs.† Still, I can see that my riding on that top heavy beast will be ending in a few years.† I'm trying now to make the bike a little easier to handle by getting a shorter rear shock, raising the forks in the triple clamps, and looking at getting rid of my Russell seat.

I am also trying to design a set of crash bars that actually stay together when the bike falls instead of breaking away.



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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

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
    

44Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sat May 18, 2019 8:07 am

AL-58

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Congrats Stan,

I don't find my RT a particularly heavy bike, but then I've had a couple of porkers (R1100GS and XT1200Z), with both the weight was challenging for me, I find the RT quite well balanced.† I should have sidecared the XT, it had a lovely torquey motor.

But I have a lighter bike too, the TDM900 Yamaha which is a gem. If I'm looking something lighter a Yamaha 700 twin or 900 triple could be on the cards.† I certainly wont be heading in the direction of cruisers.

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)††sc25
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

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45Back to top Go down   changes to life Empty Re: changes to life on Sat May 18, 2019 9:11 am

moriarti

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The Ks are a heavy lump thats true and not much can be done to change them,May 11th saw my 74th birthday (official old fart category) having finished the fault finding tasks i went for a ride yesterday 50 miles or so.A little bit of thought and forward planing with your ride makes things easier and safer, at 5ft 8in and 10st 6lbs wet through im no power house but still i feel comfortable and safe on the bike low speed turns etc need more care.So for safety reasons use more Throttle!! any excuse is better than none,Hope you all continue to ride the mighty K long into the sunset.† ;BMW;


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yamaguzzi

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@moriarti wrote:The Ks are a heavy lump thats true and not much can be done to change them,May 11th saw my 74th birthday (official old fart category) having finished the fault finding tasks i went for a ride yesterday 50 miles or so.A little bit of thought and forward planing with your ride makes things easier and safer, at 5ft 8in and 10st 6lbs wet through im no power house but still i feel comfortable and safe on the bike low speed turns etc need more care.So for safety reasons use more Throttle!! any excuse is better than none,Hope you all continue to ride the mighty K long into the sunset.† ;BMW;
You are an inspiration ! I just turned 70 and have no real interest in giving up riding ANY of my motorcycles . I do however think the K100 will be mostly a long distance traveler . My smaller stuff is way more fun around town and out in the country on a nice twistie road


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1988 K 100RS ,1975 Moto Guzzi 850-T , 1971 BMW R60/5 , 1971 Yamaha R5B,1969 Yamaha DS6C ,1966 Yamaha YM1 , 1965 Yamaha YDS3
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brickrider2

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I feel the same way.† My K1100LT is wonderful at covering the long stretches of open western terrain around our home here.† Shorter rides are best done with a smaller machine.† Frankly, I'm looking forward to the new Royal Enfield twins making an appearance at the local dealer.† My old, faithful R100RS needs to find a new home, as I'm no longer able to deal with her ergonomics.


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Point-Seven-five

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@brickrider2 wrote:† Frankly, I'm looking forward to the new Royal Enfield twins making an appearance at the local dealer.†
A Royal Enfield Continental GT came down our road a couple weeks ago and reignited my lust for one of their bikes.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

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
    

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MartinW

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.75 a mate of a mate who's had two Enfields has apparently had a lot of issues with his GT single. The local dealer failed multiple times to fix the bikes issues. The end result was he gave up and bought a new Triumph twin. However there used to be a Ural outfit under a cover by the side of the road. The Ural is now gone and I believe it could now be a Enfield or old Triumph outfit. I'll try and confirm what it is, but it's sort of hard to get a good look without lifting the cover, which could get me in trouble. changes to life 167893 changes to life 314318
Regards Martin.


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tinyspuds

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You still live in the 70s††changes to life Lolchanges to life 44271








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changes to life 5765-911When Bert posted this about me and the outfit it made me laugh. Today I remembered I had this old photo. Iím not laughing now changes to life 44271
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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LLís.
2007 HD883 Sportster. Bobbed and bettered.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

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