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1Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:24 am

Ed

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Following another successful trip to one of my local Recycle / Re-use stores today, I urge anyone looking for the hard to find items or keen on a bargain to get out to their local Op Shops and recycle centres .
These stores are now more commonly frequented by those not only seeking to bag a bargain , but by those looking for antiquities and like myself today , just happen across some K parts , plus other bike gear worth adding to my K.
Found a pair of reasonable condition panniers under some automotive items , I almost walked straight past them. They had a price of $80 textered on them , I got to the counter and the store owner ( A Harley Rider) didn't see the price and said " I'll give them to you for $60, without me uttering a word, without her taking another breath , she then said , Oh look , $50 will do you.
she near knocked me over. obviously she had no idea of their real worth. 
I scrounged around for a few more items , including 2 new RAM mounts still in their packaging , with the original retailers price tag of $39.95 ea on them , they had a whole box full of them . I have already found that they fit the same thread as my camera, so this may become my new camera mount.
also picked up a camp stretcher and 2 camp stools . 
All up , I paid $60. no arguments from me.
as it then happened, a storm had followed me there , and was still bucketing down when I was ready to leave.
Bugger , I had left my rain jacket at home , so I asked if they had any cheap raincoats for under $5, right on closing time.
I found a reasonably good heavy duty one , and was then told  it would be no charge , all in the deal.
so do yourselves a favour and take the time to pop into your local op shops and Recycle centres , they are a haven for bargains , and it is great to Recycle and reuse.



Last edited by groverK on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:06 am; edited 2 times in total


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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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2Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:11 am

smithy

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Well done Ed, you must have a better grade of Op shop than we have, I've never found K bike parts at the Op shops here.


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87 K100rs : Vin 9462 
86 K100rt : Vin 9901
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98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

3Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:25 am

Ed

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Smithy , it's amazing what people will throw away .
the Recycle centre gathers most of it's stock from roadside collection points and local waste depots.
90% of goods retrieved are in good usable condition and do not reach the landfill site.
our waste depots are fairly clean and organised, each user must place their waste in segregated waste dumpsters. so as not to contaminate the landfill area.
Our local councils are also strongly encouraging the use of recycle centres , as they have proven to reduce the level of landfill and impact on the environment.

this is not the first time I have found useful bike gear at the centre and op shops. generally they have riding gear, boots , gloves, lights, panniers , bars etc.
they do have helmets , but that is one item I definitely will not touch , regardless of condition.

you generally find the person who dis[posed of the item was not the actual owner, and has no sense of value or use for the object.
apart from householders disposing of unwanted goods , there are businesses out there who act on behalf of property owners , and they will clean a property out in readiness for a new tenant or to sell a property of a deceased estate.again it is simply a case of unwanted usable goods going to the waste depot.

It blew me away when I spotted the panniers , mine currently need attention .
And as it so happened , mine have miss matched latches ,so whilst I loaded the new ones up , I noticed that they also have the same issue but in reverse.
Which means without any change I can match the panniers .


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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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4Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:46 am

floyd

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What a find, thats awesome,

Im down the road from Reverse Garbage in Marrickville which is great place to find stuff. Find K bits is hard to imagine though, thats a great score.


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5Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:05 am

smithy

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Hmmm I'll have to pay more attention to Op shops, Kay always goes to the Op shops, but seems to only come home with frames for her artwork, though she has found some good old furniture in the past.


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87 K100rs : Vin 9462 
86 K100rt : Vin 9901
Naked
98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

6Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:11 am

Ed

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is that Kay's work in your Avatar , I was going to ask where you were getting them from . nice work.
Most wives find it difficult to get their hubbies to go shopping with them , this might change things possibly.

theres no harm in looking Floyd , bargains to be had for the taking.
just glad I saved a set of panniers from possible slaughter.



Last edited by groverK on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:13 am; edited 1 time in total


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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.
Recycle / re-use  10_x_110
    

7Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:13 am

RicK G

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If Kay wants frames for her artwork then I have heaps of them. My dad thought of himself as an artist and used to collect them from the op shops and I got quite a lot when we cleaned his unit out.
Next time I come through I will bring a pile.


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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
    

8Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:38 am

smithy

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That would be great Rick, Kay will really appreciate that.
Yes Ed that's some of Kay's work, she has an exhibition coming up in September and is busy with her art at the moment.


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87 K100rs : Vin 9462 
86 K100rt : Vin 9901
Naked
98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

9Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:42 am

Ed

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I quite enjoyed your last avatar with the Aussie theme , boots , dog and Akhubra. well done Kay.


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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.
Recycle / re-use  10_x_110
    

10Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:29 am

smithy

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Hey Ed , here's a few of Kay's recent Aussie themed works, getting a bit side tracked on this thread.
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87 K100rs : Vin 9462 
86 K100rt : Vin 9901
Naked
98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

11Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:42 am

Ed

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a good way to get side tracked , thoroughly enjoy them .
what do you think she would be like at a painting of a K?


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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.
Recycle / re-use  10_x_110
    

12Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:01 am

smithy

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groverK wrote:a good way to get side tracked , thoroughly enjoy them .
what do you think she would be like at a painting of a K?

I'm sure she could paint a K , just as long as it's not me who asks!


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87 K100rs : Vin 9462 
86 K100rt : Vin 9901
Naked
98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

13Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:43 am

AL-58

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Painting of a K? Here's one prepared earlier:
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We had it done by Peter Browne.  All thats left now is the photo.  It features me, Marie, Chilli the terrier and Matilda the tabbie.

Al


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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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14Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:51 am

RicK G

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groverK wrote:a good way to get side tracked , thoroughly enjoy them .
what do you think she would be like at a painting of a K?
I painted one pink a few years ago Laughing


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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
    

15Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:41 am

Ed

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Rick was that more of a "blush" pink to match the riders looks when out and about?

Al , nice painting , depicting a very Australiana K. it's worth keeping.

Smithy , I think we might just stick with the skones for the moment. hoping to try your recipe next weekend at Waz'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.
Recycle / re-use  10_x_110
    

16Back to top Go down   Recycle / re-use  Empty Re: Recycle / re-use on Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:54 am

AL-58

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groverK wrote:Rick was that more of a "blush" pink to match the riders looks when out and about?

Al , nice painting , depicting a very Australiana K. it's worth keeping.

Smithy , I think we might just stick with the skones for the moment. hoping to try your recipe next weekend at Waz's.
Unfortunately all I have is the digital image of it.  The original is now ash.

Al


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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"

Recycle / re-use  K-dogs10
    

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