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As I sit writing this the wind is blowing and the rain is coming down. Glad we got that one right!
Hope the four guys heading back down to Cork today are ok.
Here's a few of my snaps. Lets see others.


Meet up at Hillsborough for the obligatory Ulster fry.


Deer's Leap on the Ulster Grand Prix circuit.


Joey's Pub in Ballymoney. Couple of his bikes on display & lots of pics but otherwise disappointing.


At Joey's memorial. 


Robert Dunlop's Memorial Garden is next to Joey's. Makes you think was it really worth it?


Mark, John & Fintan in Robert Dunlop's Memorial Garden.


And this is us on the drive up to Hogwarts. Sometimes known as The Dark Hedges.


Put this one up because my K looks just sooo nice in it.


Scary eh? For the Americans as its near Halloween.(Which they pinched from us.)


After lunch in Bushmills. Getting Cork men to stop talking and get moving is like herding cats.


At the whisky distillery in Bushmills. No free samples but money was spent!


Finally, an ice cream in Ballycastle before we headed down the Antrim coast road and on down to Kilkeel. Total trip was about 240 miles.


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Great pics!
I finally got to meet some forum members on their way up on Friday, good to put faces on the forum names.
Hope its not too nasty on the way back, we have heavy rain and strong winds here in the south west this morning.

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some super pics  cj

loved the lane with the trees ...really nice ....and yes the bike does look great ...

good on you lot ! ...marvellous to see you guys out and about


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I also like the pics. My son was over there last week.

What bike is this? I don't recognise it.


    

Comberjohn

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Aw c'mon Robin. That's John's K1200LT, last of the bricks.


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I know the RS, drooled over a few of them. Did we get the LT down here?

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There ya go, there are some on bikesales.com.au.  I had no idea.
And I even watched this rant from Chris Harris some time ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxbO7QV067s

    

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Hi John and all,
Thanks again for organizing and leading a great trip.
I just got back and will post photo's later....but they are much the same as your's funnily enough...
 Anyway I clocked 427 miles , not the most by far but a good tally. Weather was to put it mildly...bloody awful  for the last few miles N4 Lucan to Maynooth....but K just laughed at it, so I hunkered down and got thru it ;-)

More anon

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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John,

Thanks for some great photos.

Weekend started well, we arrived at Kilkeel to find a welcoming committee in the form of Comberjohn waiting for us. Soon sorted out we enjoyed a truly nice evening of food and banter and an interesting visit to a local hostelry where we didn't drink and from whence we retired to bed well before midnight.

Saturday dawned a great day and your route was of course perfect as usual. A mix of coastal routes, inland, some nice photo stops, it all made me think if there was to be a 100 great motorcycle rides this would be well up the list. 8 eccentrics sitting on a harbour wall at Ballycastle eating ice cream says it all.

Was a good run down to Cork last night, 5,000rpm with Stephen to Dublin and then on to Cork. Adding your nice trip from Belfast to Newry made that part just about 250 miles at 5,000rpm and one stop for food where I also put back in the thermal linings. All on a cool clear night and no traffic.

I will see if I can post up some photos but yours are so much better...I see the comment about getting four Cork men to stop talking.....but also 8 Kbike riders went into Bushmills Distillery and 8 came out without sampling a wee dram. I particularly enjoyed the route to the distillery across some very scenic 'serious' mountain roads, a very subtle ploy to make us all think it is very remote.

Lunch was also the ideal opportunity to present Comberjohn with his Flying Brick badge very kindly sent over by Bert [Crazy Frog] for his contributions to the forum. The Irish Eccentrics and in particular the north Trip would not be what they are without him.

I think I am about 730 miles from Friday 2pm to when I got back Saturday night [1.20am Sunday]. Feel great after it too.

Olaf



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Comberjohn wrote:Glad we got that one right!
Yes, good call and thanks to Comberjohn for route planning/leading and all the guys for a great run out. So many brickies an not a hod in sight!
Triffic spin from Ballycastle to Larne...pity about the slow-moving cages...

    

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Arrived back home yesterday at 6pm, after 750 miles covered.

It was cracking weekend all round Grommit. It was good to meet up with everybody, and many thanks to Comberjohn for the route.  The roads alone would make me want to relocate to the north. And the weather put the cherry on top. 

Now if only I could have one of those buttons on the dash, you know the ones..... the rocker switch that has "K-RS"  for Saturdays' twisty bits, and "K-LT" for the trip from Cork to Kilkeel and back.

Suppose I'll just have to buy another bike Very Happy


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Corkboy wrote:Arrived back home yesterday at 6pm, after 750 miles covered.

It was cracking weekend all round Grommit. It was good to meet up with everybody, and many thanks to Comberjohn for the route.  The roads alone would make me want to relocate to the north. And the weather put the cherry on top. 

Now if only I could have one of those buttons on the dash, you know the ones..... the rocker switch that has "K-RS"  for Saturdays' twisty bits, and "K-LT" for the trip from Cork to Kilkeel and back.

Suppose I'll just have to buy another bike Very Happy
A lot of K owners do seem to have more than one K bike........


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DeRodster

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Hi All,
Here's a link to my collection.
Hope it work's but nothing to get too excited about ;-)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vcw5nc029kaviz6/gAG2xnGoj-

adios
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92KK 84WW Olaf

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A nice collection and representative of the weekend too. Thanks for the photos.


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Cluain Sí

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Great Weekend, location, weather and company made it so. Thanks to everyone. Tom and 1 are looking forward to the next one already.
Here is a link to my photos for anyone interested.
Regards
Cluain Sí    John (Too many Johns here)


https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_2gz4NnCzByaUpZcUNSNnk4b1E&usp=sharing

    

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Thanks for all of the photos - now I can see what an inopportune fill-up caused me to miss! Another great trip for the Irish Eccentrics. Many thanks CJohn
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Great pics guys - the eccentrics weather God did the job again! 

Regarding my non attendance I'd just like to add one word....Bu@@er!Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 

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Well done with the photo's Cluain Si John.
Another nice collection

Rod


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great stuff guys.

Wonderful pictures and good stories.


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Cluain Sí

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RobinW wrote:I know the RS, drooled over a few of them. Did we get the LT down here?

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There ya go, there are some on bikesales.com.au.  I had no idea.
And I even watched this rant from Chris Harris some time ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxbO7QV067s
This guy acts like a disgruntled former employee of BMW.
The K1200LT is a much better bike than he makes out although not for the vertically challenged as it is quite easy to drop during low speed manoeuvres especially if you stall during the turn out. 
Some of his points are valid like removing tupperware and servicing.
The most important thing to do is the brake fluid, yearly wheel circuits flush and 2 yearly complete flush (Modulator and wheel ccts). If this is not done you WILL have ABS module failure at great cost.
Battery is not puny as he states but gives great service.
Any other questions PM me and Ill answer if I can.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/cmps_index.php? this forum will answer most questions.
Regards JR

    

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Sad for having to missed that one, looking forward to the next. Seemingly it was a very enjoyable one as usually.

At the moment I'm on 4 wheels as just sold the Red Rocket. On the market for a bike, preferably with ABS.
Anything between 200 and 300kgs in weight, anything between 750 and 1150cc. "Anything" certainly should be deciphered as "any kind of BMW tourers" Very Happy Worship


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Sounds like you're describing a late model K to me, Bjorn.


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Comberjohn wrote:Sounds like you're describing a late model K to me, Bjorn.
Well, mostly looking at K1100LT. Test rode a couple of them but seems to be hard to find a decent one. By my criteria it is basically narrowed down to the followings: K75RT, K100 RT/LT, K1100 RT/LT, R1100RT, R1150RT. I took K1200 off the list for being too heavy and myself being not old enough for it Very Happy


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Björn wrote:Well, mostly looking at K1100LT. Test rode a couple of them but seems to be hard to find a decent one. By my criteria it is basically narrowed down to the followings: K75RT, K100 RT/LT, K1100 RT/LT, R1100RT, R1150RT. I took K1200 off the list for being too heavy and myself being not old enough for it Very Happy
Update on that, just looking at a K75RT ad a few minutes ago, wife standing beside me.
"Nice colour, but 750cc??? I reckon that would be too small for you..."

Whatever the management says will have to be taken seriously Very Happy


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Bjorn,

Consider yourself lucky.

How many would say its too big for you? or, 'You're not bringing that yoke home.'

K100LT or K100RT seem ok to me and having both I have a preference for RT due to weight. Same fairing and engine etc etc.

Olaf


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Björn

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Bjorn,

Consider yourself lucky.

How many would say its too big for you? or, 'You're not bringing that yoke home.'

K100LT or K100RT seem ok to me and having both I have a preference for RT due to weight. Same fairing and engine etc etc.

Olaf
Yes, I know that. She also added "and probably too big for me" which rather makes me worrying. Next day I wake up she might bring a C1 home.... Or a Husquarna / Husaberg / KTM beast around 400cc.
The reason I would prefer LT is mostly the ABS. I had Beemers with and without it and surely it can be a great help.


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Ah, my brother has an S1000RR. They look so much smaller....

You better watch out or she might come home with something sensible like a Honda CD175.


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Cluain Sí wrote:
RobinW wrote:I know the RS, drooled over a few of them. Did we get the LT down here?

[edit]
There ya go, there are some on bikesales.com.au.  I had no idea.
And I even watched this rant from Chris Harris some time ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxbO7QV067s
This guy acts like a disgruntled former employee of BMW.
The K1200LT is a much better bike than he makes out although not for the vertically challenged as it is quite easy to drop during low speed manoeuvres especially if you stall during the turn out. 
Some of his points are valid like removing tupperware and servicing.
The most important thing to do is the brake fluid, yearly wheel circuits flush and 2 yearly complete flush (Modulator and wheel ccts). If this is not done you WILL have ABS module failure at great cost.
Battery is not puny as he states but gives great service.
Any other questions PM me and Ill answer if I can.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/cmps_index.php? this forum will answer most questions.
Regards JR
A friend of mine had 3 of them, he did big miles all over the east coast as an insurance investigator.  He had to ring roadside assistance once in a country town after he dropped and couldn't pick it up, and he is a not a small man.  funny mentioning it on this thread, he's married to an Irish lady called Florence.

Al


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