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1Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:59 pm

Becky

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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone knows of any nice hotels or campsites in the east midlands or around Derby way, its for Friday 11th (bloody tour de france is in the area so could be difficult, think ive finally found someone worse at geography than me!) just wondering if anyone knows of any hidden gems, willing to go a bit further afield for something nice and reasonibly priced!

    

2Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:23 pm

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I've got a spare bed, but it's in Sydney Australia  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy


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3Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:27 pm

Becky

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Ha ha a bit far for one night! Razz Plus I'd struggle to get bikey over there!

    

4Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:10 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Becky wrote:Ha ha a bit far for one night! Razz Plus I'd struggle to get bikey over there!

Ah but she's worth it!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 96,650 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell
    

5Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:38 am

Becky

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Think bikey would just explode in Australia, he's seems to be getting way too hot even here in the UK... Anyone got any ideas?

    

6Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:25 am

RicK G

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One thing that gets overlooked is that when the fork seals leak the oil goes back into the radiator fins and that in turn collects dirt and dust and clogs the fins then not much air flow and a hot running bike.
I have used some engine degreaser sprayed into the fins and a garden hose to get the crap out and what a difference.
Be careful to try the degreaser on a tiny spot of paintwork that wont be seen to check if it does damage the paint. I have found that the cheaper degreaser is far less likely to get at the paint work.
Just shine a torch in through the front and you can often see the crap that is clogging it.
I think I remember you saying you had new fork seals.
When I bought my K1100 it had blown seals and the radiator was clogged really badly or very goodly depending how you see it.


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7Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:42 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Bikey has a lot of miles and could be clogged inside as well as outside. Having done a car radiator at 100k miles I can say take off rad and really cleaning it the job. But not close to your German trip. Just flush the cooling system and clean the fins. New coolant helps.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 96,650 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell
    

8Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:43 am

Becky

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Thanks! the fan is good though, had it repaired about three weeks ago, new motor, and they checked the blades and everything while there.....also had new coolant when they took the fan off for all that work. kinda stumped on this one

    

9Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:40 am

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Tour de france? and you are on  K? and wondering where to stay?

Seems pretty bleedin obvious to me.

Strap a gopro to your helmet....Voila instant camera bike. Just merge with the other Ks with cameras strapped to them and stay where they stay.

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10Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:44 am

Becky

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Ha ha trying to avoid the bloody cyclists!! I never said they could use my favorite roads!!! Cant believe they havent realised how much more fun two wheels is when you have an engine....

    

11Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:08 am

RicK G

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I don't see much point pedaling up hillls when an engine makes it so easy.


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."  from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

12Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:09 am

Becky

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Exactly! And people tend to look better in bike gear than lycra shorts.....

    

13Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:52 am

RicK G

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Ohh now there is a scary thought me in lycra shorts Places to Stay in the East midlands? 44271


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."  from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

14Back to top Go down   Places to Stay in the East midlands? Empty Re: Places to Stay in the East midlands? on Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:05 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Becky wrote:Thanks! the fan is good though, had it repaired about three weeks ago, new motor, and they checked the blades and everything while there.....also had new coolant when they took the fan off for all that work. kinda stumped on this one

When my water pump was taken out the impeller was virtually non existent. That of course affects the circulation and the cooling. But I did find on a car that doing the radiator at 100k miles took out a phenomenal amount of crud from inside the radiator. I used petrol and left it in it for a few hours then washed it out with a hose. I refilled it with more petrol and left it overnight and then washed it out again.

Getting the radiator off is a bit painful though- knee pads and storage boxes, fairing lower panels and radiator panel have to come off. Since the rad was off a few weeks ago to get at the fan it will come off easily.

In the meantime get Bikey wrapped in white and some BBC stickers and numbers and you can merge with the other Ks.........just as Rossko says....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 96,650 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell
    

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