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charlie99


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ouch rick ....commiserations to you both

best wishes  to you and marg for the recovery process

hope things work out ok for you both ....rest and recover mate

I could make a trip south if need be ...but not till the weekend ...for assistance... parts .....if I can help or have them

    

RicK G

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I have had this nerve pinched previously from trying to run but it was instinct. All should be OK Thursday and I will go back to Stanthorpe while Marg does some more recovering in Mudgee and return Friday to recover both her and the Bike.
The bike is fairly badly damaged the fairing is smashed, lowers and radiator shroud the forks are twisted so the tipple clamps are toast and thePanniers were ripped of and back rack was bent.
There is a bad growl comming from the gearbox on the overrun but cant tell till I get it home.
Anyhow we are OK sort of and still here so it's not as bad as it could if the bike had landed on her.


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

TacKler

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Sorry to hear the bad news Rick.  A pity you did not wrap the stop/go sign around his forehead and knock some sense into him.

I recommend Rum. It solves most problems in life.


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RicK G

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I got a bottle of Jim Beam it's just as good.
They were all shit scared and very co-operative, one of the mugs said " we are really gonna cop shit over this" and then they immediately started to fix the bad bit.
I ripped it up one guy and he admitted he knew and said she should have ridden on the other side like I said, like where the rollers and graders were working was what he actually meant.


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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
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Good to see that you are still getting around. Copping it over it is an understatement, they created the hazard and as such are liable for the consequences.

The injuries take a while to come right. That was a very serious off and it will take some time to sort it.

I hope it doesn't stop you going back on the K though.


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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 91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

Stan

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Rick do you need a hand on Friday to get the bike on your trailer in Mudgee? I can come over.


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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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smithy

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Also sorry to hear of the bad news, glad Marg and yourself will be fine.
I hope you took some pics of the bad surface before they repaired.
Rick if you need any help let me know, trailer ute ect:


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

Born Again Eccentric

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Rick & Marg: Real sorry to hear that your plans to join the rest of the Krowd came to such a painful, annoying and disastrous end.  One of the worst feelings in the world, knowing the bike's going down and there's nothing you can do to prevent it.

Wishing you a speedy recovery to both of you and the bikes.


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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)
    

floyd

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total bugger.

I have a set of forks and triples from a K100 if you need em mate.


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RT

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Really sorry to hear guys. Love to Margy, hope she is doing well. There has to be a standard set for these guys, I've had so many close calls and they just stand around larfing. 
Get home safe.
RT


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floyd

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So, where is everyone staying?

There are a few options listed but was there a decision made? Or it every man to himself?


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rosskko

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Glad you are both ok (ish).
Take care and get home safe.

Then I think a stern letter is required.
I am sure you will think of something to say Rick. Twisted Evil


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Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

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RicK G

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The Local Council here will get a bloody big bill and if they even mutter oh well that's a bit much I will hand it over to my friendly lawyer who I refer to as my pit bull and Marg will get 3 times as much plus they will get a legal bill they will find very inconvenient as it will most likely be considerably larger than the original very reasonable claim to fix, fetch the bike and several nights accommodation at a very reasonably priced motel.
And they cant write the bike off and get out of it easily because Marg does not have a contract with their insurance.
I really don't anticipate them being any problem.


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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
    

Ed

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sad to hear of the "off" on your way through Rick, best wishes to Marg and speedy recovery.
I'm sure you will clear it up with the council, and get Margs bike up and going again. 
take care getting home.
safe travels to all others this weekend. and enjoy the ride.


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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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Halo

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Really sorry to hear Rick, hope all ends well.


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indian036

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groverK wrote:sad to hear of the "off" on your way through Rick, best wishes to Marg and speedy recovery.
I'm sure you will clear it up with the council, and get Margs bike up and going again. 
take care getting home.
safe travels to all others this weekend. and enjoy the ride.
+1

Have a great ride. Best wishes, Rick and Marg. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

andyb

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@Halo wrote:Really sorry to hear Rick, hope all ends well.

Ditto Rick. hope both you two and the bike heal up quickly.

Sick 'em Rex!


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AndyB
'03 K1200GT,

'88 K100 RT
Chassis number: 0097248 ; Vehicle code: 0504; Series: K589
Model: K100RT 84 (0504 (0505) Body Type: K100RT 84 (0504)
Catalog Model: ECE; Engine: (0504); Production: 1988/9
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Gaz

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The brothers Grabau & I are safely settled in the pub at Tallangatta tonight after spending a pleasant evening as the only guests in the Royal Hotel in Carcoar last night. The trip down has been two fairly hot days for riding but it seems a cool change has come through Victoria this evening so tomorrow should be a lot more enjoyable as our track takes us up & over the Snowy Mountains.

We were pleased to be able to meet Rick G & Marg yesterday in Mudgee & see for ourselves that Marg was in good spirits after the tumble despite some colorful bruises coming out. At least they were able to enjoy lunch with us.

Not sure how to post a picture from my phone but will have a go after getting this away.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

indian036

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Gaz80 wrote:The brothers Grabau & I are safely settled in the pub at Tallangatta tonight after spending a pleasant evening as the only guests in the Royal Hotel in Carcoar last night. The trip down has been two fairly hot days for riding but it seems a cool change has come through Victoria this evening so tomorrow should be a lot more enjoyable as our track takes us up & over the Snowy Mountains.

We were pleased to be able to meet Rick G & Marg yesterday in Mudgee & see for ourselves that Marg was in good spirits after the tumble despite some colorful bruises coming out. At least they were able to enjoy lunch with us.

Not sure how to post a picture from my phone but will have a go after getting this away.

Cheers
Very Happy

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

Holister

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Not good news Rick and marg but glad it wasn't any worse tho.

Hi to the Grabau twins  Very Happy . How's the ankle holding up rickmeister?

Ride safe all. No more mishaps ya'hear.



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1988 K100RT     VIN No.  0094680
1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
 Are we gonna let those Irish Eccentrics out do us? - Page 3 Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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That's a horrible event Rick and sad to hear. 

As someone who regularly got fired off horses into middle age I can tell Marge that "Arnica" or "Alpine Arnica" will be a great help for healing bruises and soft tissue injuries. Available from your pharmacy or homeopathic remedy shop. Take tablets for soft tissue AND cream for rubbing on the bruised area. 

It does F all for fairings I'm afraid!

Speedy recoveries both.

Will


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

RicK G

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Thanks for all the offers of help and condolences but after almost 40 years of riding together it was going to happen to one of us sooner or later and as crashes go it was fairly tame. We are just waiting for the bruising to get to its worst and most colourful before photos are taken to be given to the pit bull.
I went back to Stanthorpe yesterday with the K1100 and trailer and back to Mudgee today in the car with trailer and an absolutely magic run both ways with almost no traffic so that makes 2200km in 4 days with 730 to do tomorrow but in the Bimmer this time.
Looks like I will have my arse hanging out so far as to slice washers off to get both bikes ready for the Alpine rally but I do recall rebuilding a race winning Kawasaki in a motel room once so nothing can be discounted.
Anyways have a good weekend guys and have one for me.


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

Inge K.

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All the best for a speedy and painless recovery, both rider and machine.


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Rick G said: Anyways have a good weekend guys and have one for me.

I guess that includes Indian036 too.......oops he isn't there. We will find him a real 'original' Guinness here......

88KE said: Available from your pharmacy or homeopathic remedy shop. Take tablets for soft tissue AND cream for rubbing on the bruised area.

Fifty shades of something or other was released over here. Guess he has been to see it.......

On a serious note do look after the injuries and hope you are both back on K soon. Lot of 'physio' over the winter.


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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 91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

indian036

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Rick G said: Anyways have a good weekend guys and have one for me.

I guess that includes Indian036 too.......oops he isn't there. We will find him a real 'original' Guinness here......
Sounds good to me.  Are we gonna let those Irish Eccentrics out do us? - Page 3 905546712

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

RicK G

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I will try to have it fixed before the Alpine Rally but I also need to rebuild the K1100 as it is using a heap of oil and the car needs a new head gasket but it will run a poor third in the race.


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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
    

andyb

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@RicK G wrote:I will try to have it fixed before the Alpine Rally but I also need to rebuild the K1100 as it is using a heap of oil and the car needs a new head gasket but it will run a poor third in the race.

guys, myself, halo and chris just arrived at eden. dinner tonight at the great southern hotel?? 

Andy 0417 812 83six


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'03 K1200GT,

'88 K100 RT
Chassis number: 0097248 ; Vehicle code: 0504; Series: K589
Model: K100RT 84 (0504 (0505) Body Type: K100RT 84 (0504)
Catalog Model: ECE; Engine: (0504); Production: 1988/9
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andyb

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ouch.........my head hurts.........

Great night, great to see old and new characters!

Some of the best roads ever Khancoban over the top of the snowies to Cooma. Pure bike heaven!

yeehaa


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AndyB
'03 K1200GT,

'88 K100 RT
Chassis number: 0097248 ; Vehicle code: 0504; Series: K589
Model: K100RT 84 (0504 (0505) Body Type: K100RT 84 (0504)
Catalog Model: ECE; Engine: (0504); Production: 1988/9
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floyd

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Sore head indeed... But to night had! Great to meet the bunch.

Thanks for wheeling the beast out of the lock up to gents!

Very Happy


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Gaz

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Glad you found your bike Floyd. The hotel staff seemed keen for all of the bikes to be moved out at the same time.

Rick, Tom & I are settled into the Taralga pub for another pleasant evening. Will do some reporting when home again.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

charlie99

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good to hear the meet went well guys

so sorry, I couldn't make it

travel well


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RicK G

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8th June is the BMWTCNSW Alpine Rally so we had best work towards that.


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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
    

charlie99

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that might make a timeline rick...ill try and put in for time off ....in advance this time ...... project work is hard to predict

been 40 plus years since my last triangle badge at the alpine

but better find a better sleeping bag before then huh ?


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OAre we gonna let those Irish Eccentrics out do us? - Page 3 Au-log10
    

Ed

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something a bit easier to get to is the Kasper Rally at Bummaroo Ford, near Oberon. Held in late June.


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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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Waz

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I didn't make it, I left on Friday the 13th on a black RS and broke down so returned home and tried again on Saturday. I got 5 hours down the road on the sidecar before the front started growling so I turned around and returned to mates place at Moruya and found the brake pads had been causing all the noise. Not BMW brakes but Kawasaki GTR 1000 brakes on LL.
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Next time I will make it.
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charlie99

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bugga waz !!!

but you tried mate ....cheers !!!


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OAre we gonna let those Irish Eccentrics out do us? - Page 3 Au-log10
    

Ed

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three cheers for the effort Waz , shame you lucked out . 
good pics though.


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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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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Sorry to hear that too, that's a real bummer. Seems like the meet ups there are really good.


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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 91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

RicK G

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They are good Olaf when you can get there Laughing 

I am going to the Alpine rally and probably Marg as well pending repairs but have a good idea for an all camping weekend later in the year so watch out for the new thread.


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

Halo

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Great catch up guys wonderful to see you all again, cheers to Floyd for following us and spending a night at Dinner Plains as well. Thanks to Andy for organizing the trip from the Vics end. Lovely roads especially from Khancoban to Thredbo.
Andy Chriss & myself are in for Alpine rally as well.


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rosskko

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@Halo wrote:
Andy Chriss & myself are in for Alpine rally as well.

Researching warmer sleeping bags right now.
Last year was a bit chilly.
Just need to get bike #3 on the road.

See you there.
And Rick. And Marg.


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Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

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Halo

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@rosskko wrote:
See you there.
Yahoo will be good to see you rosskko, have we started a thread yet ?


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Gaz

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Well folks, the three Hunter Krew adventurers made it home (at least to Broke village where I turned for home) yesterday afternoon after our six day odyssey. I'm not  sure I'll get through all of a report in one go so this may be all or just part 1.

Last Wednesday morning the Grabau brothers were early to the designated meeting point, as I had expected, and I was 4 minutes late. My excuse was that I had been on the phone to Rick G checking on how they were going on "the morning after". Our route took us through the Bylong Valley where we stopped at the village kafe for a morning koffee (don't you love the alliteration) and continued on through Lue and into Mudgee where we arrived at the temporary home of Rock G and Marg about lunch time. If you look closely at the left of the photo you'll note that Rick's K1100 and trailer have pride of place in the front of the main building.
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It was good to see them both in person and admire Marg's outlook of not being put off by a tumble and a few bruises. At least they were well enough to share lunch at the pub with us, which we enjoyed.
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Rickmeister, Tom, Marg and Rick G. I'm sure Tommy's happy that I caught him with a mouth full (but he's pretty handsome anyway??).

After lunch we pressed on towards Hill End which is a historic gold mining village high up in the hills (about 1100 metres) to the south of Mudgee. A brief rest stop there for a cool drink and a couple of happy snaps.
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Royal Hotel Hill End

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Hill End Village Store

It was a great ride down the mountain via Hill End Road, Turondale Road and Duramana to Bathurst. We didn't do any sightseeing in Bathurst as I'm sure all of us had been through it many times so it was straight on south west looking for an overnight stop before it got too late.

Blayney was booked out (apparently shearers had taken over the place) so we ventured on to Carcoar where the Royal Hotel could fit us in (there was not a single other guest or bar customer in the place) and the bikes were put around the back for safe keeping (although I think the crime rate might be low in Carcoar). Ross, the publican, was happy to pull a couple of beers for us in the bar over a chat about the village history and that of the pub and he arranged for he and his partner to have dinner with us on the pub upstairs balcony. It turned out quite a pleasant evening. I got a snap from the balcony at dinner time but didn't take a photo out the front of the pub on the street so I scammed one off the net for you.
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Thursday morning we were heading down the mid-western highway to Cowra which was our next fuel stop and then onwards to a town called Young, which is famous for it's cherry orchards. Tom and I briefly lost Rick in Young as he had somehow managed to get out of sight ahead of us (he regularly has a bit of an issue with his right wrist sticking closer to the throttle open position than the throttle closed position). Anyhow once we were reassembled Rick was keen to tick Temora and Coolamon off on his bucket list so off we went. I think it's fair to say that the road through Temora and on to Coolamon is not the most scenic road but it could be put to good use as a shock absorber test track. I suspect that none of us are planning to go that way again - but hey! that's what bucket lists are for. Coolamon itself is quite a nice little town and is probably better appreciated when approached from a different road.

The route from Coolamon took us down the Wagga Wagga Road (for you non Aussies, that's not a stutter), skirted around the said Wagga Wagga and continued through the small localities of Uranquinty, The Rock, Yerong Creek, Henty, Culcairn and Gerogery which brought us out onto the Hume Highway not far north of Albury. Once over the border into Victoria we swung east along the Murray Valley Highway towards our planned overnight stop at the Victoria Hotel in Tallangatta. No picture of the pub as the building is not that spectacular (I was too slack) but the company was good and the meal was fine. We got into conversation with another rider who hails from Newcastle who was having a leisurely tour around the region.

Friday morning had us in downtown Tallangatta at the local bakery for morning starters before mounting up for the ride east along the Murray Valley. Tom and I thought this could be the day when we would ride together and the weather would not be HOT.
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Rick chose a great route for today, up over the range on the Granya Road until we came to the Murray River then east along the river through Walwa and Tintaldra to Towong. Beautiful riding early in the morning. At Towong we ducked back over the river into New South Wales and up to Tooma Road which then took us down to the Alpine Way and on to Khancoban.

When we arrived at Shane Os kafe at Khancoban the boys were rubbing their hands together in anticipation of a proper morning tea, forum style (or was that cold hands?).
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Check out the grins!

Suitably warmed and fed we set off for what many Aussies believe is motorcycling heaven - the run up the Alpine Way from Khancoban over the Snowy Mountains past Thredbo alpine village to Jindabyne which nestles on the shore of a massive man made lake as part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme. The history of that project makes interesting reading for anyone who does not know it and was the motivation for a high influx of European post war migrants to our country. This was a little rest stop part way up the climb.
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After warming up a bit over lunch in Jindabyne (yes Tommy and I had certainly the cooler day we had hoped for) we headed down the Barry Way for a few kilometres then turned onto The Snowy River Way towards our overnight stop at Dalgety which is located on the banks of the once mighty Snowy River.
This is a must stop photo op for a lot of Aussies as there are myths and legends surrounding the history of the river and the people of lived near and worked around it.
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Rick had arranged our lodgings at Buckley's Crossing Hotel where the locals proved to be entertaining - this is quite an isolated location!
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One of the local riders even parked his machine right in the middle of the K's behind the pub.
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I couldn't help taking this shot of my brick against the bricks.
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Saturday morning was cool and foggy as we headed down from the mountains towards Eden on the coast. First stop was Bombala which prides itself on being a motorcycle friendly town and is always a good stop and on the advice of a young local we took the Cathcart Road through Cathcart and Wyndham down to South Pambula. A great ride down off the escarpment to the Princes Highway and south to our destination at Eden.

Lodgings were again pre-arranged by the Rickmeister at the great Southern Hotel right at the top of town.
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To our pleasure, Floyd rocked in on his beast not too long after, packed to the hilt and certainly looking like he is living on the bike - well done mate! The four of us took in the famous whaling museum just down the road and then continued down the hill to Snug Cove to get fish and chips for lunch.
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Whaling Museum

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The story of "Old Tom" the local killer whale pack leader.

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Scammed this photo but this is where we sat for lunch.

Halo, Andyb and Chris arrived in town late in the afternoon and announced their arrival on the forum as advised they would be over at our pub for dinner. RT and Sharon arrived by four wheel conveyance during the afternoon and we were again most pleased to have their company. Once the socialising got under way we seemed to lose track of time and it was almost midnight with the bar staff telling us to go before we knew it.

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Sharon volunteered to take a group shot before it got too ugly - thanks for that. From the left, Rickmeister, Gaz, Tom, Halo, Andyb, Floyd, Chris and RT.

I think we only got six K bikes together so the Irish Eccentrics might get one over us but we sure had a good time. And if they do get more Ks together it means we have an excuse for another go!

All, I'm out of time today but will get the track traversed by the Hunter Krew onto a map and give a brief run down of the return trip in part 2.

Cheers


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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That was one heck of a post and absolutely brilliant. Quality over quantity any time. Whatever about the numbers I figure we would do well to match the weather, photo opportunities and camaraderie that was there. :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:. Just hope Rick and Marg get sorted ok too.

Now I see a fly inn the ointment.

This:

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Having lunch in La Rochelle with 88KE last May a similar type of arrangement 'walked past us'. 88KE looked up and as his eyes glazed over said 'I've got to have one of those'. The French version also included the coffee and was ordered as a 'Café Gourmand'. It disappeared slowly in a haze of delight. I settled for a 'Crepe Grand Marnier' which was equally awesome.

There have been a few offers to Eccentrics to get us down under but this may swing it for some....

Gaz I think your post really captures the spirit of the forum....Happy St Patrick's Day from all of us here. :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:


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charlie99

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great report gaz

gee wiz ...wish I was on that road to eden with you guys.... looks great

a great group shot at last including Floyd, Chris and some familiar faces  we have had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to ...along the way

cheers from up here


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Gee, Gaz you put me in a dilemma. I would have so loved to have been with you last weekend, going by your great report.
I am also so looking forward to next weekend with the Irish Eccentrics. I hope they can turn on weather as nice as you turned on last weekend, but whatever the weather, its the Kompany that makes it.

To all the Irish, especially the Eccentrics, have a great St Patrick's Day. (Just remember that he came from Wales.)

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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A picture tells a story.....this one is priceless!

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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

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Nice write up Gaz. Once again - great to meet the gang. And a lovely detour several hundred KMs in the wrong direction with Halo, Andy and Chris.

Im still on the road, will arrive home tomorrow I think. Camped last night (and every night on the way to the meet up) but came down with a slight migrane today and slept a few hours under a tree in a park in Tumut. Holed up in a pub in Yass right now.

Heres a pic or more of my travels Wink

These 3 are just south of Ulladulla

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These last few are from last night...somewhere in woomargama national park....slightly strange place, but had it all to my self...about 60kms of unmaintained fire trails and then passing through (unknown to me...until I met the farmer) some private property. 

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This is a fairly common meal for me when camping. This one however, was exceptional. The corn was a bit ordinary, but the steak. oh. my. god. Organic Rib Eye. It just fell apart like fish meat. It started out as one peice of meat but fell apart into medallions when I removed it from the wrap. Then on eating, like i said, it just fell apart....mmmmm
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Born Again Eccentric

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Great report Gaz - nice pics from what looks like a very successful meeting and some good riding weather. Cold in Australia?(it's still summer there isn't it?) - is that what you call it when the temperature drops below 28 deg C (82F)? Here, we'd call it a heat wave!!

Nice arty pics too Floyd. 
How do you keep all your gear safe when you leave your bike? Or are the places you're riding so remote that there aren't any tea leaves (thieves) around?


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Just got home....Heres my route Wink

1833km according to google, but would be a bit more coz I some of the roads I took between albury and tumut arnt on googles radar....plus a bit of to and fro through some towns etc. 

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Born Again Eccentric: To be honest Im a country boy and we are far to trusting. My Mrs is from Barcelona and she is always getting up me for leaving my helmet on the bike and the keys in the car...

My laptop is in my rear back which is unsecured but youd have to go rummaging through it to find it. Its not super obvious. Then my camera, Kindle, wallet and phone are in a small back pack in my tank bag, I just take that back pack with me where ever I go. The rest is just camping gear and clothes, which are all in lockable panniers. Someone could steal my big dry bag with my swag, self inflating mattress, tent, sleeping bag, pillows....but then theyd be a real bastard and instant karma would strike. Wink


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charlie99

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nice loop Floyd


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