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1Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty More 'fessing up. on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:45 am

Comberjohn

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Been putting this off for a week but have to come clean.
Went over to Manchester last Monday and bought a K16.
It's a 2012 K1600GT SE with 8000 miles and it's red.
Did 500 miles over the weekend and it's awesome.
It does have an option I wasn't expecting, the invisibility cloaking device.
I always wave or nod at other bikes I meet, but now none of them appear to be able to see me! Talk about inverted snobbery.
Even ignored by another K bike. You know who you are if you're reading this.
Still wearing the same old riding gear before anyone says it. Although I did retire my 7 year old jacket and buy a new Richa.
Unfortunately, the K100 is up for sale. Don't have the room and working on it is getting more difficult with the arthritis in my thumbs.


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Life is not a rehearsal.
2010 VFR 1200F DCT 
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
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2Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:42 am

RicK G

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So you did the deed eh I knew you wouldn't be able to resist it. Think I would get a K1300GT and have absolutely no hesitation in sticking my present heap through the mincer.
Good on Ya John hope you enjoy it.


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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   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:24 pm

Comberjohn

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Sat on a K1300GT in a showroom. The seat felt like it was about 6" square with not much padding. Didn't fancy it over any distance. Guess my arse isn't as well padded as the wife tells me.
Felt a bit 'Japanese' in design, too.


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Life is not a rehearsal.
2010 VFR 1200F DCT 
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

4Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:28 pm

Comberjohn

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Nearly forgot. 
Picture taken on the Irish Photo Rally on Saturday. Left the panniers at home.

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Life is not a rehearsal.
2010 VFR 1200F DCT 
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

5Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:55 pm

Ringfad

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Good luck with the new bike.

I hope the good weather that you always bring stays with you and not the K100.


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   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 51K Km     ;BMW; K1100RS Red 1993 70k miles  ;BMW; K100 16V Black (ex ElectricMonk)  ;BMW;  K1100LT (Swiss) soon to be an RS
    

6Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:57 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Hey Comberjohn - she looks a beaut! 
Awesome muffler
Lets have some more photos please...

Enjoy your new ride


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

7Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:39 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Good luck with the K1600, looks good. It took some work to get the colour match with the house on the photo rally. I suppose the new K will not be seen naked. The jacket just had to go, you cannot be having a jacket older than the bike, it might refuse to go! I just hope we brick riders are not rendered invisible!!! Will we see you next time at Stradbally?


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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 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

8Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:44 am

larrikin

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PaulLipscomb wrote:Hey Comberjohn - she looks a beaut! 
Awesome muffler
Lets have some more photos please...

Enjoy your new ride
You mean the rocket launches  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy


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88 BMW K100RS

It increases my paranoia
Like lookin' at my mirror and seein' a police car
    

9Back to top Go down   More 'fessing up. Empty Re: More 'fessing up. on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:43 am

Comberjohn

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Stradbally? Of course!
Any plans for a meet up there in the near future?


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Life is not a rehearsal.
2010 VFR 1200F DCT 
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

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