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1Back to top Go down   Aussie mystery solved Empty Aussie mystery solved on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:43 am

Stan

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Amazing what happens when you wear a K Forum T shirt whilst on holiday. A potential forum member was asking me questions about his K1100 when he mentioned Taffy. Some of us including Rick G have mysterious "taffy" and a date painted inside our instruments.
Apparently Taffy, who passed away late last year, was a bike mechanic in the Canberra region and was responsible for servicing the Ks in the 1980s....including all the police bikes. Real name was Nev Williams and he was regarded as a "character" as he "test rode" many police bikes, especially if they were left in his care overnight.
The information I was given suggests that maybe the telltale "taffy" inside the instruments was one of his little jokes......graffiti artist and his tag?


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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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2Back to top Go down   Aussie mystery solved Empty Re: Aussie mystery solved on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:52 am

RicK G

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Well I'll be blowed. Thats damn fine work there Sherlock now you just have to find Harold Holt and you will get an O'Fishall
gold chocolate frog.


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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
    

3Back to top Go down   Aussie mystery solved Empty Re: Aussie mystery solved on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:11 am

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Rick....Harold Holt was spirited away by a whale and a bloke called Jonah. Just another piece of trivia......Billy "big ears" McMahon was cremated, but his ashes were never collected by his dear Sonia. All of this came up when some smart government official came up with an idea to dig up all our past PMs and rebury them in Canberra...as a tribute.........or tourist attraction.


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

4Back to top Go down   Aussie mystery solved Empty Re: Aussie mystery solved on Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:30 pm

RicK G

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I thought he was kidnapped by aliens and is now being endlessly probed by green men from the planet Zog.
As for Big Ears you tend not to get much in the way of ashes there wasnt much to him when alive.


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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
    

5Back to top Go down   Aussie mystery solved Empty Re: Aussie mystery solved on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:04 pm

K75cster

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and yet I had heard that harold Holt was a bronzed Aussie untill he met up with one of our bronzed aussie's, the bronzed whaler


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

6Back to top Go down   Aussie mystery solved Empty Re: Aussie mystery solved on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:39 pm

RicK G

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A shark would have spat him back out.


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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
    

7Back to top Go down   Aussie mystery solved Empty Re: Aussie mystery solved on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:44 pm

K75cster

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Yep most of what they say and do would be hard to swallow even for a shark


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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