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1Back to top Go down    New Member from Ireland on Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:47 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Hi guys, I have a 1992 K100LT since June 2010 after a long absence from two wheels.

It is proving very nice to use, if a little on the high and heavy side but once moving its fine. Came with 93k miles, I suspect some intermittent non use but is fine.

I do most of my own maintenance and quite happy to attempt any jobs. Very impressed with the site and it has already answered some questions for me.

Interested sometime in meeting up as I see we have a few members in Ireland.

I have got a few replies already which is great but as a new member I cannot reply back or send emails so please take this as thank you.



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2Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:03 pm

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Welcome Olaf,

Hope that you will find local buddies to ride and share your passion.
Enjoy the forum.

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3Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:51 pm

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Great to have you along Olaf. How goes it in the Peoples Republic of Cork?

You've found a great resource here to help with your maintenance.

Avenger GT is down your way too. At this rate we'll have enough for an Irish Rideout cheers
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4Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:07 pm

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Welcome to the forum Olaf you will find lots to keep you reading about the mighty K here


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5Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:15 am

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Welcome Olaf. I'm just a bit to the north of you, but a frequent visitor to the west of the Rebel County.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:50 am

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So far there are three of us. I am regularly in Dublin and also in south east as in Wexford. Lots of nice roads in Wexford....Hook Head is a really nice destination. Still waiting for that darn starter relay and keeping fingers crossed that it really was the problem. I did order it in Ireland to try to support local business but am less than impressed to find that it takes two weeks when I was offered same day despatch from motorworks in UK for what was slightly less money. We had some fantastic weather for the last week and had to use car yesterday for what is usually a great bike run. I probably need about an hour to put the fairing pieces back together after its fitted.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
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7Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:41 am

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welcome olaf ......lots of folks from all over share our appreciation of the mighty "k"

and just as a side note ....i do recomend a meeting ,,,as soon as possible ....we lot around here have met some great friends and now mates ...and always on the lookout for a ride, we can all join in on ...

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8Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:04 am

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Olaf Maxwell wrote: Lots of nice roads in Wexford....Hook Head is a really nice destination. .

Olaf - I'd be up for a run to the hook with you. Or maybe we could meet further west say Dungarvan and do the coast to Tramore, Dunmore East and across on the passage east/Ballyhack ferry then on down to the hook and back via wexford town, then we would literally be going "By Hook or By Crook" Very Happy . In this weather it would be amazing!

PM me and we see if we can get rough plan together then we can throw it up in the forum under rideouts and see if any of the other Irish K bike owners can join in.

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9Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 am

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way to go 88 !!!!


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10Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:29 pm

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Ah the famous line in history, by Hook or by Crook.....well known to middle ages mariners as the two guardians of Waterford Harbour, if my memory is good, attributed to Oliver Cromwell. On the road to Hook is what I call the spookiest house in Ireland, the great imposing Loftus Hall. Would be nice to meet up though and hopefully I can get bike sorted at the weekend.

Nice wishes from further afield too.........I have a friend from US who has K1200 coming over Monday, sans bike.

Last summer in August there was a run called Fifteen to one, basically from fifteen different centres to Kilkenny Castle. It was not well publicised and attendance was small but it was a fantastic idea, route and location. Makes a nice centre for meeting if one is travelling from afar. There is a very nice woman there called Ann Teehan who I spoke with last year and she is very helpful. I did suggest they run it again this year. Even organised little plywood plates for sidestands as it was a grass bike park.

Being K bikes generally we have lots of luggage and space so even overnights are a doddle as they say.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
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11Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:03 pm

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A meeting in Hook or elsewhere sounds a great idea - its years since I was on the passage east ferry. I'm well retired and therefore pretty free most of the time. Please keep me posted.

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:55 pm

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Hello sgmayhew, I take it you are in Dublin....



We now have 4.....

88KE

Avenger GT

SG

Olaf.

Can we find more?


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

13Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:57 pm

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My recollection is that there is a place for coffee and sandwiches at Hook Head, in the lighthouse.

Not so far from there is Carne, a nice beach, recommend the Lobster Pot. Further west is Kilmore Quay, also great for food.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

14Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:32 pm

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If we stop to eat in all those places I'll have to stiffen up my springs for the ride home Very Happy
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15Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:07 pm

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Welcome to the forum Olaf - it looks like you have an Ireland rideout already in the planning stages. I toured southern Ireland with my then wife back in the late 1980's and loved everything about it. I would love to visit again sometime Wink



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16Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:04 pm

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@krambo wrote:Welcome to the forum Olaf - looks like you have a Ireland rideout
already in the planning stages. I toured southern Ireland with my then
wife back in the late 1980's and loved everything about it. I would
love to visit again sometime Wink

Do it! We need the tourism and the roads are great on the bike Krambo!
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17Back to top Go down    New Member from Ireland on Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:25 pm

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Welcome to the forum, Olaf.
I tried to give up the K habit last year but its got me again. Just bought another one this evening. Hope to have it on the road again by the end of April.
I live just north of the border and often take trips into the south.
Starting to look like we would have enough to make an Irish meet worthwhile.
I have toured the south with friends the last two years and love it. Very bike friendly.
Hope to meet you sometime this year.

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18Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:05 am

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@Comberjohn wrote:Welcome to the forum, Olaf.
I tried to give up the K habit last year but its got me again. Just bought another one this evening. Hope to have it on the road again by the end of April.

John,

Welcome back. Happy to see that the K detox program didn't work. It is almost impossible to overcome an addiction to K bikes Very Happy


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19Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:51 am

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Looks like I started something here. A few places visited, not on the bike. First off went to Cornwall [by car] for the eclipse in 99, stayed at Marazion and had a wonderful camping holiday. Kids were with me and loved it.

Also spent quite a bit of time up north as my grandad was from Co. Down. Have fond memories of Bangor, Ballyhornan, Belfast and more.

Would be good to organise a K bike get together or an occasional run. I must keep count and suspect we are now five or six in number.

There is a big bike [as in Big bikes and a big rally, maybe 7,000] rally in Killarney on the June bank holiday weekend. Worth heading over to as there are some very nice roads and rideouts from there. Lots of good hotels but suspect most of them booked up by now. Could be a good place to start though. irelandbikefest dot com


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

20Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:23 pm

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Good to have you with us Olaf.
Regards,
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21Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:36 pm

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Was at that bikefest last June in Killarney. Big crowds at it with a friendly atmosphere.
Should get somewhere to stay nearby. Its still early in the tourist season and plenty of B&B's in the area.
Wouldn't mind going again if I can get back on the road in time.

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22Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:43 pm

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Are you going at the starter relay this weekend Olaf? If so, good luck. Let us know how you get on.
88KE

    

23Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:08 pm

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I went back to read this post this evening. A lot of great messages and welcomes, since March 31st have come a long way with great help from everyone both locally and far afield. Probably will never meet our friends down under but the atmosphere and everything is greatly appreciated.

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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

24Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:42 pm

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You are quite right, Olaf.
I hadn't realised that things have come together so well here in such a short period of time.
I had even forgotten that I had posted on this thread.
Its a promising start and I'm looking forward to plenty of get-togethers and ride outs next year with such a friendly bunch of like-minded eccentrics. (Had to get that in!)

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25Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:10 pm

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I was having a nostalgic moment thinking of how we got to meet up and decided there was enough history in this thread to bump it up.

Nice to see how the forum has developed and even since I came into it in March 2012 there has been lots happened.

Especially the line about 'Probably will never meet our friends down under [did I say that?]but the atmosphere and everything is greatly appreciated'.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

26Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from Ireland on Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:47 pm

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One from down under - appreciating this bit of HISTORY.

Time - she wingeth away!!!


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