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1Back to top Go down    Gertie's Gone on Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:16 am


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It was a day of mixed emotions. My Son In Law arrived early & between us we got Gertie into the middle of the garage & after giving the tank a good clean out, we then fitted the new pump (thanks for putting me onto the right place Rick), Pump saddle & new filter & new battery, then, refitted the tank & reassembled all the inner fairing, then the big moment, the starter wound her over a few times, then she purred into life, first time she had run for well over 2 years, SIL was amazed how smooth she ran. It's a K mate ! Don't forget it ! Rolling Eyes
SIL helped me get up on the seat, it's over 3 years since I sat on her last.
It was great to be on her & hear her run again. Out of curiosity I tried the clutch & my hand had enough strength to use it, but I didn't have enough use of my left foot to use the gear lever.
Then the sad bit as I saw Gertie being ridden away from me for the first time in over 22 years.
The garage is now an empty place.
But I know that SIL will only use her as a hobby & look after her.

Gees, I'm getting soft in my old age Sad Rolling Eyes


2Back to top Go down    Re: Gertie's Gone on Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:47 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Definitely mixed emotions, good that you got the problem sorted.

I still wish there was a way you could use a K! Maybe you need a 'project'? Seems like there will be more stories, I was having a discussion tonight with some of my daughters friends who now live in France, one happens to be quite interested in Ks...

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 82,800 miles

3Back to top Go down    Re: Gertie's Gone on Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:20 am


good news about the fix

sad to see her go

it all goes round and round perhaps you can get some pleasure from seeing - hearing about the adventures to happen


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O

4Back to top Go down    Re: Gertie's Gone on Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:10 am

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Sad day indeed, but good that you got to sit on her one last time and hear/feel her run. Much better to see her ride away too, rather than be man handled on to a trailer as a non runner.

That's 2 precious things you have allowed your SIL to take from you - interesting that you let him have your daughter first and only once he had proved his worth, deemed him worthy of Gertie too. He must be a great guy!!

Hopefully, you directed him at the forum too.....



"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 Insurancewrite-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)

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