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1Back to top Go down   Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Empty Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? on Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:13 pm

MartinW

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People in OZ have gone bonkers big time. Due to the COVID 19 virus people have been panic buying on, hand sanitizer, paracetamol and food staples like rice and pasta. The weird one is they are panic buying on Loo paper stripping the shelves bare and actually having brawls over it. Somebody was selling it on eBay for $100.00 per roll. We refused to panic buy until yesterday when we got down to the last couple of rolls and realized none of the supermarkets had any. Coles this morning had six four packs left and a limit of one pack. At the rate we're going loo paper is going to be the next big investment.
Regards Martin.


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2Back to top Go down   Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Empty Loo paper on Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:29 pm

daveyson

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Increase consumption of XXXX until the problem goes away, you don't need dunny paper when you're only drinking, so saves on paper. 

The more you drink,  the more you save.



Last edited by daveyson on Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:51 pm; edited 1 time in total


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Point-Seven-five

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Every time a big snow storm blows through these parts everyone makes french toast and gets diarrhea(it's the only way to explain the frantic buying of eggs, bread, milk, and toilet paper).


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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
    

RicK G

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Rolled Gold at $100 per roll


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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GF Wollongong

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I wonder what percentage of the world doesn't use date roll at all?

Recently, while on holiday in India, I satisfied my curiosity and used the arse gerni beside the toilet. Not sold on the idea ... yet. But I'm sure on can be rigged up quite quickly. Unfortunately, our water pressure is very strong. The potential for disaster is obvious.

GF

    

TacKler

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And the butcher next door has brains on special.


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JGT

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@GF Wollongong wrote:I wonder what percentage of the world doesn't use date roll at all?

Recently, while on holiday in India, I satisfied my curiosity and used the arse gerni beside the toilet. Not sold on the idea ... yet.
GF




What on earth does this look like!


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Dai

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Bidet. GF must have been in a posh hotel because the only time I saw one was in the Radison in Shimla - and that is one posh hotel!


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MartinW

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Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Toilet10


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GF Wollongong

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Dai: no bidet - just a hose and attachment beside the toilet

This appeared in the local gumtree listings
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mangerton/cleaning/special-price-sandpaper-to-substitute-run-out-of-toilet-paper/1243218289

We can assume the sellers are enjoying themselves

    

Matthew-Brisbane

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@daveyson wrote:Increase consumption of XXXX until the problem goes away, you don't need dunny paper when you're only drinking, so saves on paper. 

The more you drink,  the more you save.

Davey 
Being a Mexican ( South of the border )  you have never had a session on XXXX  AKA barb wire other wise you would know the damage that an A.G.B does to the shiny white porcelain


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12Back to top Go down   Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Empty No go on Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:18 pm

daveyson

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Sometimes I would have tequila in between beers, well known for its cleaning properties, didn't have to clean the dunny then,  didn't even need dunny paper then too.


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RicK G

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What I want to do is put up a post on Farcebook that Woolworths at Campbelltown has just got a truck load of dunny paper then sit back and watch the traffic jam


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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

Dai

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Dare you. Twisted Evil


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Laitch

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This discussion is on a roll. cheers


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Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Usa-lo10
    

chris846

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Hey, some Aussies may have lost the plot in panic buying loo roll (which you apparently get from Chyner, hence the ilkely shortage)
But we British Numbskulls...well we've gone and got a copycat shortage, 'cos we're panic buying - because of the Ausssie shortage. Never mind the too-difficult-for-morons-to-process fact, that in the Uk we tend to make our own loo roll.

We need more Darwinism, quick.


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17Back to top Go down   Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Empty Here in Oregon.. on Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:55 pm

webster

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there are plentiful ferns...the very last resort.Sad

    

duck

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Eat lots of beef jerky and you won't need as much TP. Nature's cork.

(Handy tip for backcountry hiking.)


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

MartinW

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In Qld we have a shrub with nice big leaves called the Gympie, do not use as loo paper. Another name for it is the suicide plant.https://www.odditycentral.com/news/being-stung-by-the-gympie-gympie-tree-is-the-worst-kind-of-pain-you-can-imagine.html  
Regards Martin.
Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Gympie10


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Matthew-Brisbane

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Martin  
There is something like that within the land warfare centre just behind the Gold Coast. 
It not as big or as dangerous as the one's found in the Far North, but I can state that walking into one in the middle of the night whilst on a stupid Army exercise  is very painful. 

Rather find a gully full of  "Wait- a- While " than that sting bush ever again


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2011 R1200 GS
    

Crazy Frog

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No panic in Ireland. People are responsible and self quarantine them self.  Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? 502531 Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? 1181537659 Very drunk
Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? 89251510


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Dai

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Looks about right... cheers Shamrock


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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You can always use that new offer- Duct tape and get a free waxing.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 102,500 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

Dai

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Now Boots the Chemist are suffering from panic buying. All their analgesic and flu remedy shelves are being emptied. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

Crazy Frog

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K&N filters last for a long time at the condition you maintain them and oil them regularly.
I was told that cannabis oil reduces the maintenance frequency.
Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? 89635310


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Point-Seven-five

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Eat less fiber.


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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
    

duck

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Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? AgniKOj


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Crazy Frog

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Today I was in the bathroom and looked at my Australian Caroma toilet.
Then I finally realized why the Aussies are hoarding toilet paper...
They are not afraid  of the Corona virus, but are worried about the Caroma virus
Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Carave10


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Stan

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The job isn't done until the paperwork is finished. Rolling Eyes


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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Two Wheels Better

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Greetings from Greater Seattle, epicentre & origin place of a lot of things: $tarbux, Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, UPS, Costco, Expedia, Nordstrom, Weyerhaeuser, Cray Supercomputers, REI, Muzak, Alaska Airlines (yep), Getty Images, Tommy Bahama, Redfin, Zillow, Bartell Drugs, Subpop Records, Classmates.com, Cheezburger (as in, Can I Has), Eddie Bauer, T-Mobile US, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research, and now the Kirkland oldies home, a mere 2.6 miles from where I was working twice a week til last week.

"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone."
~Blaise Pascal

At least, in these new days, we'll have the time to tend to that K Bike resto or maintenance we've been putting off.
Don't forget to stock the cooler with your favourite cold beverage, if there's any left at the shops.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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https://www.closomat.co.uk/

Solves the toilet paper issue.....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 102,500 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

MartinW

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Wow a five hole injector! What is the operating pressure? Do I need to change my FPR? Will it give me more power or better economy? scratch
Regards Martin.


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duck

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:Greetings from Greater Seattle, epicentre & origin place of a lot of things: $tarbux, Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, UPS, Costco, Expedia, Nordstrom, Weyerhaeuser, Cray Supercomputers, REI, Muzak, Alaska Airlines (yep), Getty Images, Tommy Bahama, Redfin, Zillow, Bartell Drugs, Subpop Records, Classmates.com, Cheezburger (as in, Can I Has), Eddie Bauer, T-Mobile US, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research, and now the Kirkland oldies home, a mere 2.6 miles from where I was working twice a week til last week.

TWB: You forgot the bestest Seattle company:

Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? IMG_5870_1_web


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Dai

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Just been out to get a single loaf of bread to make sarnies for lunch tomorrow. Every shop for seven miles around looks like it's been hit by a tornado; no bread, no bogroll, no this, no that. Empty shelves from front entrance to back storeroom.

Excuse my French but...

What a bunch of fucking TWATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do they REALLY think that there won't be any deliveries tomorrow????????????? I hear calls for some form of rationing to be implemented. That's going to be a damn waste of time too: if the cretins are restricted to two loaves of bread on one shop, they're just going to head down the road and hoover up two loaves in every shop. All THAT means is that it will take the vultures slightly longer to clear the shelves.

So; forget buying bread and buy a breadmaker instead. There's now a ONE MONTH lead time on delivery for most makes from Amazon!!!!!!! Check the local suppliers (Argos, Lakeland, etc.). TWO month lead times.

I'm angry because we rely on the local shop. The nearest town is six miles away and, because they've wiped out all the shops in town, they now come out here and leave us with NOTHING. I know it's the bloody townies because I spent some time talking to one of the shop assistants up the road. She said there were queues waiting to empty the shelves (at the time she was refilling the loo roll shelves for third time that day) and she didn't recognise just about all of the faces.

Effing LOCUSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

35Back to top Go down   Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Empty Loo paper on Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:04 pm

daveyson

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In my local shop, for the first time, the counter queue was almost as long as the shop,  two isles too boot. All these people crammed together, to avoid coming into contact with other people.


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MartinW

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SWMBO just came back from our once a week grocery shopping. Coles was apparently packed with Lemmings and shelfs are being stripped. No tissues except for Aloe Vera, noodles, pasta sauce,  2 Lt chocolate milk, hand wipes, limited cleaning products. There was one brand of toilet paper but going fast.  We also get some food at Aldi but frozen food section stripped pretty bare, all toilet paper gone. At this stage we are still refusing to panic buy, we have had to change some brands, but so far we are coping. 

We are having a meeting at the Trades Guild tomorrow to discuss Covid 19. The whole town is run by the YMCA and they are proposing shutting down the whole site on Sundays. This is  due to all the visitors to the Sunday markets and shops and trade displays. Along with the other shops and trades they have suggested we should also consider closing the guild until the crisis is over. I think there will be a fair bit of resistance to closing it to the members, we'll have to see.
Regards Martin.


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have been making my own bread for years, same as the puddings. Buttermilk is good for a month so no shortage. Lots of rolls in my shed too so not rushing out for loo paper. The confit I bring back from France has a 5 year shelf life....so too with the wine.


Now where's the petrol so I can self isolate.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 102,500 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

38Back to top Go down   Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? Empty loo rolls on Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:14 am

daveyson

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As I've been informed, the dunny roll crisis proves we have more assholes than we thought.


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Dai

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Now where's the petrol so I can self isolate.
Damn but I just read that as self-imolate!!! Whoops - sorry Olaf! Very Happy


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

Point-Seven-five

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The cause of the shortage has been found.

Every time someone coughs, six of the idiots shit themselves.

Heard on the radio last night that two brothers in Chattanooga, Tennessee had, I think, 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer they had bought up from every store within 100 miles of where they lived.

https://newschannel9.com/news/local/report-two-chattanooga-brothers-stockpile-thousands-of-bottles-of-hand-sanitizer


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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
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
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@Dai wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Now where's the petrol so I can self isolate.
Damn but I just read that as self-imolate!!! Whoops - sorry Olaf! Very Happy
Its a case of where you put the petrol.....in the tank to ride is my preference.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 102,500 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

MartinW

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We had our Covid 19/Zombie Apocalypse meeting yesterday morning. Park management at this stage is going to keep the park open. Guild members have decided to leave attendance up to the individual. Our resident industrial chemist has informed us that the alcohol based hand cleaners are ineffective as the virus has a fatty coating that is not effected by alcohol. Apparently he reckons Dettol and Pine O Clean  are the best along or any cleaner that turns white when mixed with water or good old soap and water.
Regards Martin.


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Crazy Frog

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Here in Nova Scotia (Canada) we are slowly going toward a lock down even if we only have 3or 4 confirmed cases.
I personally praise our government to be pro-active and not just reactive.


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duck

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If they waited until now then they're being reactive, not proactive. It was detected in early January (according to China) and started spreading quickly thereafter.  Even the US ban of travel from China at the end of January was reactive.


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Two Wheels Better

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@duck wrote:
@Two Wheels Better wrote:Greetings from Greater Seattle, epicentre & origin place of a lot of things: $tarbux, Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, UPS, Costco, Expedia, Nordstrom, Weyerhaeuser, Cray Supercomputers, REI, Muzak, Alaska Airlines (yep), Getty Images, Tommy Bahama, Redfin, Zillow, Bartell Drugs, Subpop Records, Classmates.com, Cheezburger (as in, Can I Has), Eddie Bauer, T-Mobile US, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research, and now the Kirkland oldies home, a mere 2.6 miles from where I was working twice a week til last week.

TWB: You forgot the bestest Seattle company:

Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? IMG_5870_1_web
How could I forget Dick's!? I guess because I don't eat hamburgers (Communist, I know!), but their fries are pretty good. The one on 45th Ave near the university is right next to Thackeray Place, my surname. I s'pose that's the best connection to them for me.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

RicK G

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I actually managed to get some today so I wont have to recycle it anymore Loo paper shortage - what's OZ coming to? 44271


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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

Stan

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Thanks for sharing that information Rick. I went to Coles at 7 this morning with all the other oldies to shop and the line up was about 200 people long . Security was allowing people in only if people who had shopped were coming out. Apparently one bloke waited 50 minutes for his turn and found most of the shelves bare. I couldn't be bothered waiting any longer. I have heard of paper warfare, but this is simply stupid. Evil or Very Mad


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

Born Again Eccentric

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It’s true, we are all going mad.

UK is now on a virtual lockdown as PM ordered all schools, pubs, bars, restaurants, gyms etc. to shut down. Many workers told to work from home where ever possible. Chaotic in the shops as hoarders and panic buyers strip the shelves bare of goods almost as soon as they are restocked. 

I normally do my weekly shop on a Saturday at 07:00 in my local 24hr supermarket, but hours gave been cut to 06:00 - 22:00 to give the staff a fighting chance of restocking over night. Went in this morning just before 06:00 and joined a long queue. Limited to max 3 of any one item to try and prevent hoarding and many aisles barricaded at one end to stop a complete free for all. Even so, stupid, selfish behaviour was rife - families shopping in groups taking 3x 10kg bags of rice, 3x 3kg bags of pasta and 3x 24 packs of loo rolls each. Who the “f” needs 30 kg of rice and 72 bog rolls?! I’m truly sorry to reflect that most (but not all) of the poor behaviour was coming from our ethnic majority (it is Bristol, after all). I have rebranded them as ‘locusts’ since that’s what they resembled - a swarm stripping the shelves bare and then probably moving on to the next superstore to do the same. 

I suppose one silver lining of this global lunacy, on a K bike you can take to the open road and self isolate / social distance yourself that way. No fuel shortages - yet, but need to take own food & refreshment and accommodation (tent) if going going further afield. 

Perhaps I should enhance one of my bikes with spikes, knives and flails in a mad max-esque style, just in case things get worse?

Be safe out there y’all - especially you wheezy old fellas. Normal service will be resumed sometime before the K bike celebrates its 60th anniversary!
lol!


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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Perhaps I should enhance one of my bikes with spikes, knives and flails in a mad max-esque style, just in case things get worse?

I have that covered. Scroll to the bottom of this page:
http://www.kbikeparts.com/otherstuff.htm


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Just took the bike (K12) for a 200kms ride.
It was a bit cool (5 degrees max) and very windy (Gusts up to 50km/h) but it felt soooo goood!
For the last 2 weeks, I have put myself on social distancing and working on the bike is what keep me sane.
I just hope that we won't reach the point where travel will be banned. If it's what we have to do, I am prepared to accept it without conditions.
I already have a contingency plan.... Work on the 2 K100s and the K75.
I should be out of the man's cave in 3 or 4 months. lol!


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