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1Back to top Go down   Beachcomber here from Redditch - England Empty Beachcomber here from Redditch - England on Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:16 am

beachcomber550

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Hi Guys,

been around Beemers and Cafe Racers since the 60's. I retired from a lifetime [ 45 years ] business of designing and manufacturing replica cars [ Cobra, Porsche, Jag .... ]. Started my love affair with Kays 10 years ago after I retired but continued to develop parts along with my pal at Realm Engineering - who still manufactures replica C Type Jags.

Between us [ my design / his facilities ] we developed a whole range of goodies for my Kay Fighter [ and others ] -  adjustable rear strut, RAMSHOX, progressive fork springs, Upswept exhaust, Hi-Po plug leads [ wires ]. Being the businessman he is - he productionised them and put them on the market.

Then 7 years ago I was diagnosed with CKD [ kidney function decline ] until 5 years ago my project had to be back burnered while my health took a dive.

Good news ? I'm now in remission from the kidney issue and the Kay comes out of forced hibernation in a couple of weeks. Laughing I still can't work at the same level of intensity before getting really fatigued .... but slowly is better than not at all. Wink  

After I developed a conversion for K1100RS forks and 5 spoke front and rear wheels - I sold the lot off when I thought I'd never get back to  completing my project ........ Mad

First steps - reassembling all the parts I need - K1100RS forks, K1200RS wheels, discs, calipers. That was done in ONE WEEK thanx to E Bay ! Fortunately I still have the drawings I did for the first wheel spindle conversion and amazingly - I still have a couple of lengths of St.St. bar stock for the new spindle to be made !

So - renewed enthusiasm for my Kay project [ oh and KZ750 Twin 60's style Cafe Racer ] ..... and for life. Cool 

Apparently can't attach pix ?

    

moriarti

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Welkome to another Koffin Dodger, your story goes to show that ,don't give in till the lid is nailed on 
is true,hope you can get your leg over on the K sooner rather than later.keep fighting my brother
ride till we die that's the motto Beachcomber here from Redditch - England 212902


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

Arlina

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Welcome Beachcomber Smile


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Beachcomber here from Redditch - England Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

Ringfad

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Welcome from Ireland

I have a feeling we crossed paths a few years ago, I think I may have purchased a complete K 16v front end from you, that I got a friend to collect. (eBay)

Glad to hear you are feeling better and looking forward to a few pictures when you can post.


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Beachcomber here from Redditch - England Ir-log10

   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 51K Km     ;BMW; K1100RS Red 1993 70k miles  ;BMW; K100 16V Black (ex ElectricMonk)
    

beachcomber550

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@Ringfad wrote:Welcome from Ireland

I have a feeling we crossed paths a few years ago, I think I may have purchased a complete K 16v front end from you, that I got a friend to collect. (eBay)

Glad to hear you are feeling better and looking forward to a few pictures when you can post.
THANX FOR THE WELCOME - AND YES YOU DID !!!!

And now I've had to buy all the parts again !!! Ah well .... did you get your bike set up with the parts ?

    

beachcomber550

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Thanx for all the encouragement guys. Second lease on life and all that.

Just found how to cut and paste pix from existing Interweb postings. Won't bore you with them here [ over on build thread. ] but here's a pic of the bike 5 years ago - the day it went into storage !!!

Beachcomber here from Redditch - England File

    

playlikewedream

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Welcome to the madhouse.


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Beachcomber here from Redditch - England Ir-log10Beachcomber here from Redditch - England Ir-log10
;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.
    

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!!!  I think Moriarti said it best; there is nothing I can add.  It sounds like you will be a very good addition the the forum  brain trust.  Welcome!!!


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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
    

charlie99

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did you ever leave ?

welcome back ...soo glad to hear of a "medical WIN "

also had a medical condition that has been resolved ...heart stuff ...from magical dedicated freaks of nature

cheers from down here


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OBeachcomber here from Redditch - England Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

10Back to top Go down   Beachcomber here from Redditch - England Empty Re: Beachcomber here from Redditch - England on Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:58 am

Ringfad

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And now I've had to buy all the parts again !!! Ah well .... did you get your bike set up with the parts ?

Yes the parts ended up on a k100 16v that I was given ! by another forum member (ElectricMonk)


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   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 51K Km     ;BMW; K1100RS Red 1993 70k miles  ;BMW; K100 16V Black (ex ElectricMonk)
    

11Back to top Go down   Beachcomber here from Redditch - England Empty Re: Beachcomber here from Redditch - England on Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:44 pm

charlie99

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Beachcomber here from Redditch - England 112350


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OBeachcomber here from Redditch - England Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

beachcomber550

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Thanx guys, humbled at your welcomes. Cool

    

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