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1Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:19 pm

sidecar paul

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Last weekend I was camping with the BMW Club (UK) at Barn Farm campsite in Derbyshire. As well as the usual farm animals they have a field of alpacas and a group of peacocks that roam freely about the site.

I thought I'd share these few pics with you.

Nice shade of blue, matches all my camping kit. cheers 

Peacocks Sam_0812

Are you looking at me?  ....... with all those eyes.
Peacocks Sam_0813

Do you think he likes my bike?   Yes, I know it's not a K......but if I don't use it the battery will go flat. Peacocks 214585 
Peacocks Sam_0814

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!
    

2Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:42 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Hi Paul,

Is that as much as we will see of the Vincent?

Lovely photos and your tent housekeeping skills are noted!


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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
    

3Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:48 pm

Crazy Frog

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Nice pics Paul.

What kind of liquid is on the bottle? Red antifreeze. Peacocks 292303


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Peacocks Frog15Peacocks Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

4Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:56 pm

sidecar paul

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There you are 92, me included.

Peacocks Sam_0710


And this is from the other side when fully loaded.
Peacocks Sam_0711

My panniers are trolley cases.....when I'm too old to lift them, I can wheel them to my tent. Peacocks 652573 

Paul.

CF, What's the freezing point of Cabernet Sauvignon?


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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!
    

5Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:02 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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The bottle has the appearance of being something interesting. Anti freeze it is! Unusually though it seems to have a cork in it and that's an air cooled bike??

But the tent impresses me, its the stand up model and actually made me go search for it but then I found it was 9.8kg which seems high but then there are 4 poles which is where the weight is. .......and the table appears to have a real glass. Anyone for cucumber sandwiches? It looks a great set up.


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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
    

6Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:02 pm

Crazy Frog

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@sidecar paul wrote: CF, What's the freezing point of Cabernet Sauvignon?
I would say about 8 or 9pm.

On a serious note, the Vincent looks great. I like the idea of the trolley cases for saddle bags.

CF


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Peacocks Frog15Peacocks Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

7Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:21 pm

sidecar paul

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Yes, 92, it is a comfortable tent and, as you say, the weight is in the poles. However, as the two rear poles cross over, it makes for a very stable tent in high winds. I only put the main guy ropes on if it's going to be windy.

Have a look at the Wild Country Etesian 4, it's a similar size but weighs only 6kgs.....but they don't do it in blue. Peacocks 177381 

That's the beer glass on the table, the wine glass is on the other 'table' (which happens to be my pannier frame).

Who would drink from plastic!!!? .........C'mon we are the elite K riders :geek: 

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   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:24 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Paul those are two lovely photos and all a sign of a clearly organised mind.

The Vincent is a credit to you and a lovely bike.

I know you love the camping weekends, as I do and nothing beats it so it looks like you keep everything well organised.


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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
    

9Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:32 pm

sidecar paul

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There were times when it wasn't so shiny. (But it's been shiny for the last 43000miles!)

Peacocks Sam_0310

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!
    

10Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:32 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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That's the beer glass on the table, the wine glass is on the other 'table' (which happens to be my pannier frame).
Who would drink from plastic!!!? .........C'mon we are the elite K riders Peacocks Icon_geek 

Paul.

I smiled. When 88KE and myself went to France I had 2 wine glasses packed in my panniers. But at Bikerboy's house there was some whiskey tasting and Waterford Crystal glasses were produced. Lismore suite no less. For those non Eccentric riders Lismore is definitely a place to visit on a K. Lismore Castle is owned by the Duke of Devonshire.


Peacocks Lismore-castle-waterford-main


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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
    

11Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:40 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@sidecar paul wrote:There were times when it wasn't so shiny. (But it's been shiny for the last 43000miles!)

Peacocks Sam_0310

Paul I tried to edit this to say the Vincent has definitely improved with age....but I wonder as to the present whereabouts of 106 and the car alongside.


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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
    

12Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:29 pm

xpc316e

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It must be such an onerous task to ride this beast just to prevent the battery from going flat.  If it all gets a bit too much for you, you only have to ask and I will come and take it for a spin; I wont even ask for any payment.


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VIN 0191428, 1991 K100LT, formerly owned by Lancashire Constabulary. This old warhorse is now 'out to grass' and living in retirement in Suffolk, where it will be showered with appropriate love and care.

VIN 6459609, 1992 K1100LT, another ex-Police machine, even though she now looks like she is a former fire engine.
    

13Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:36 am

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@sidecar paul wrote:There you are 92, me included.

Peacocks Sam_0710


at long last we get to see the real man ....thanks for the pic paul
you have many followers of you and your great works and generosity, 
that many of us have a direct appreciation .

the vincent does have a certain gleam of shiney old mate ...great pic !!!!
thanks


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14Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:10 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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There are a certain few of us who have a full head of silvery white hair. My kids once described finding me in a crowd as just looking for a lighthouse. So it would seem that along with Sgmayhew over here we have the makings of a lighthouse club.

The Vincent is fabulous.

At a run a few years back I parked up beside a man on a Brough Superior in lovely condition and got many stories about the work and detail that goes into achieving that quality. He also seems to have the same engineering skills. Interestingly too, park beside a new superbike and you will be told a long line of statistics about what it will hopefully do, park beside the Vincent and undoubtedly you will hear about what it has done, what has been done to it and a truckload of great memories.

Many of us will love the sound of modern bikes but there is nothing like the very distinctive sounds of some of the old British singles and twins.


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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
    

15Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:15 am

rosskko

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Awww crap.

Don't you hate that.

When the guy you think is a nice guy because he did something special for you actually looks like a nice guy.

No more selfies SCP. Just the bikes. Very Happy


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

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16Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:22 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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SCP is next stop for the banner too. I have a few more signatures to get here, including Sagi. Got Bikerboys when we were in France.

Hopefully SCP will get a good photo.


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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
    

17Back to top Go down   Peacocks Empty Re: Peacocks on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:16 am

sidecar paul

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First, apologies to rossKKo. Peacocks 214585 .........and now you'll recognise me if I ever get to Brizzy, eh, Charlie?

92, the car was nothing to do with me; neighbours where I used to live. I think it was olive green......that's the extent of my car knowledge!

Now, the Norton, that's another matter. I built it from bits that I collected during the 60's and 70's. The basis was a 1937 engine that I bought for £2! I used it, along with various Vincents belonging to a friend, for vintage and Vincent club racing up until the mid 80's. Not being much use after I stopped racing, I sold it to a friend in Germany.

They were great days, in spite of bike scrutineering starting at 8AM. affraid 

As this is in 'off topic' here's a picture of the Norton in action at Mallory Park. 
Peacocks Img_0010

Back to the K outfit for this weekend's camping trip: be off in a couple of hours. cheers

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!
    

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