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1Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Long Time Between Rallies on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:09 am

dee why

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I posted my first ever ride report on this forum February 2011. I promised I would follow
it up with another one and well you know how it goes… 2011… change of job,
adding a few rooms to the house, yadda, yadda…so a very delayed ride report of
the BMWMCC of South Australia bi annual rally.



The main
reason for posting at this late stage is the interest that many of us have in
sidecars / outfits. It’s always good to read Sidecar Paul’s and Saxon’s posts
here. The Aussie sidecar scene seems to have less of the go fast and
technically advanced euro approach and more of the middle of the road and mad max
meets the bush mechanic approach. I knew
that a couple of those almost mythical machines would probably be at the rally
and I wanted to meet them in the flesh……



Besides, I
hadn’t been to a bike rally since 1982…it was time to do another!

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I was heading
back out in the same direction as my last ride for just the one night…. approx
900ks round trip So on a mid spring morning I was off to South Australia…. just.

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A break at Skipton
for a drink…..

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Back into Western
Victorian grazing country and the temperature is getting into the high 20’sC.
It seemed like the September sun had woken up the snakes as I quickly began to
realize that lots of the sticks laying on the road that I was wizzing past were
arching up to have a go. More respect and a bit more road weaving was required.

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Pasturale
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Canola
cropping

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and finally getting
to the north eastern edge of the famous Coonawarra grape country. Love those
big reds….



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Just a few
more ks to the Naracoorte Caves National Park and rally site.



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My Uncle had
a sheep property not far from here and we used to come to the caves for a
picnic and explore in the 1960’s when visiting the family. Times have moved on
and it’s now a World Heritage site. Looks pretty quiet up top. Most of the
action is down below.



http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/naracoorte/Home


Set up the
house and time for a look around…..

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My favourite…
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A cooling
solution…

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Another cooling
solution…

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The deluxe
edition…

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If you want
to carry more stuff…

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Many ks ridden 2 up to get to the rally…
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Lots of bikes
in there…

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Heritage…
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Tanker (must
take out a second mortgage and get one of those Heinrich tanks)



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Saw a lovely
75/6 with mikunis, sounded great. Also a sprinkling of modern bikes.



The Rally
organizers had the bbq roasting and the spit turning. The dining room was
bursting at the seams. Great fun and got to meet people I had only seen in
forum photos.



Lots of
arguments about the longest distance award, and any fleeting thought about
picking up the oldest combined rider / machine award was soon obliterated by an
80 something year old rider on a 75/5 bike. The bitter / sweet was in his
acceptance speech he announced his retirement from motorcycling … the now quiet
room burst into spontaneous applause.





So drinks were
drunk and tall stories told. Discussion of drug usage seemed to revolve around
antihypertensive and cholesterol meds. Retired to the sleeping bag after a
great night…

Breakfast and
head for home.

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The best insecticide!


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04/86 K100 VIN 0009479 Columbia Silver
    

2Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:37 am

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Nice! Your bike looks in good nick. Some VERY interesting outfits there. Wonder why the remote radiator? Out of the way of the leading link maybe?
Sean.

    

3Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:14 am

Two Wheels Better

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Very subtle, DY. Ambient, picturesque, engaging, and well told. Where you been hiding? Give us more.

That cooling pan attached to the final drive in one of the first chair pics is an Airhead oil pan upside down! Ideas, ideas. Tres cool.


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4Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 am

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Great Shots Dee Why and thanks for posting. Interesting looking machinery - yours stands well amongst the crowd.
88KE


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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.
    

5Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:08 am

charlie99

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great post dy

some awesome machinery and scenery ...a spectacular ride in all

good onya for getting the urge to take that long route and share the ride with us all in here

thanks


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

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6Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:44 am

Ghost who rides

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Superb post Dee Why . Is that Jorgensens Heinrich /5?
Great trip well told , more please !

    

7Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:50 pm

sidecar paul

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Thanks Dee Why, all good stuff.

BTW, I like your 'blue' themed camping gear.......I've just bought blue guy ropes and pegs to go with my 'blue' theme (I even have blue washing up liquid!)

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

8Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:51 am

blaKey

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Excellent report Dee Why. Great story and great photos.

I like the idea of the chook cookers over the cylinders of the airheads! Not only chooks, you could do a roast perhaps and a nice pie for dessert!


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Dress for the ride and the potential slide.
    

9Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:36 pm

Stan

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Great photos and info DY. It is great to see that there are sensible, like minded people out there having fun.


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10Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:21 pm

Ed

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it is true Deewhy, Oz seems to take on an almost Mad Max genre when putting together an outfit.
first hand observation of " Beetles" K100 rig at the Karuah rally recently proved this .
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one can only surmise that due to their remoteness and road conditions , that such an outfit is deemed necessary.
these guys depict one of the true images of our broad uninhabited land. glad to hear you enjoyed such a trip.

maybe a group ride to south Oz sometime to bring the forum message to our fellow K bretheren... and to sample some of their southern hospitality.
of course an outfit would be needed to represent the forum, one with character to appease the SAK's.


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1987 K100RT  Ex- police        
1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
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11Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:31 pm

AL-58

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groverK wrote:it is true Deewhy, Oz seems to take on an almost Mad Max genre when putting together an outfit.
first hand observation of " Beetles" K100 rig at the Karuah rally recently proved this .
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one can only surmise that due to their remoteness and road conditions , that such an outfit is deemed necessary.
these guys depict one of the true images of our broad uninhabited land. glad to hear you enjoyed such a trip.

maybe a group ride to south Oz sometime to bring the forum message to our fellow K bretheren... and to sample some of their southern hospitality.
of course an outfit would be needed to represent the forum, one with character to appease the SAK's.
Since 1980(?) there's a ride on the second weekend in August every second year called the "Off Centre Run".  The location varies each year, must have fuel, food, beer and a minimum of 200kms of dirt to get there, trailering a bike is not in the spirit of the event.  Its on this year at Drysdale River in WA, the 2016 event location will be decided by the attendees at Drysdale River.

If you wish to see many of these feral offroad touring K outfits, it's the place to be.  Those outfits have all been built to travel, strength more important than looks.  Chris McCardigan, the owner of one of these beasts(and one of the 1980 organisers) told me that my outfit was "too pretty to be a sidecar" Smile

Anyone's welcome, no invites required, no secret handshakes, just turn up.  What bike is not important, road bikes started this event and still quite a few go.

Sadly I've been only once 1992 at Stonehenge.

Al



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'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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12Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:45 am

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Al, I went to Mt. Dare which was 1994 I think. A lot of hard yakka for a couple of beers. I did not get there before nightfall and slept by a telephone box by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Woken up by a carload of drunken black fellahs in a Kingswood whom I last passed when they were broken down.

One of my more memorable weekends away was in an XS 1.1 outfit from Brisbane to the Sapphire Rally in Warialda. Cold, wet and I spent a lot of the time hanging out of the chair doing donuts out the front of the pub.

No names, to protect the innocent but there will be photos out there somewhere.


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13Back to top Go down   Long Time Between Rallies Empty Re: Long Time Between Rallies on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:48 pm

AL-58

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Yep, i couldn't get the leave for Mt Dare in '94.

Marie and a friend Alanna took the sidecar(#1) out by themselves instead.  They made it out and back OK (bad corrugations apparently), the sidecar made it back with lots of botched welding repairs to fairing mounts etc. but that was what it was bought for.

In a fit of 'absynthe makes the fart go honda', I asked Marie to marry me not long after she got home.  Long Time Between Rallies 652573 

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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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