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1Back to top Go down    me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Fri May 01, 2015 5:41 pm

rebelredK

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Hello gang! I'm new, bike isn't :-) ,but I'm looking forward to getting involved with this forum. My name is Mark, live in cork city, and I am the proud owner of a red k100rt which I bought in January. It has a few quirks,so I'll be asking plenty of questions and hopefully get to meet new friends :-)

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Fri May 01, 2015 5:51 pm

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Welcome Mark,

No shortage of answers to all your questions here on the forum and certainly no shortage of friends in Ireland and further afield. Several very active members very close to you too that are sure to lead you astray. Most K's have a few quirks, but they are good bikes to work on and great bikes to ride.

Enjoy


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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 Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" 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)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Fri May 01, 2015 6:02 pm

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Hi Mark

Welcome to the forum too. Looking forward to see you out and about.

Olaf.


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4Back to top Go down    hi Paul on Fri May 01, 2015 6:02 pm

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Thanks ! Can't wait to take it on along trip, really looking forward to getting to know the bike inside-out...a bit daunting at first as its only my second bike, but its exactly what I wanted...have a lot of places to visit, and it will be cool to meet other people along the way with similar bikes, chew the fat and sip a pint maybe :-)


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5Back to top Go down    hey Olaf on Fri May 01, 2015 6:34 pm

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Yeah we'll catch up soon...thanks!

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Fri May 01, 2015 7:55 pm

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If my experience in March is anything to go by, the new friends part of your initial post will be well catered for. Very Happy

Bill


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1985 K100RT Red. VIN 0028991K100RT ENG 104EA248523386
1985 K100RT Blue. VIN 0029036K100RT ENG 104EA25852071
1990 K100LT Black. VIN WB105060310190452
1984 K100RT White. VIN. 0023022K100RT ENG 104EA32848523
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Fri May 01, 2015 8:37 pm

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Hello Mark! Don't worry - Olaf and Will will soon lead you astray.

Bill - good to see you got home in one piece!


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sat May 02, 2015 8:27 am

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welcome aboard mark


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9Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sat May 02, 2015 9:14 am

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Welcome Mark.

Be seeing you at the end of the month.

Dave.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sat May 02, 2015 6:53 pm

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Welecome RRK. quirks, eccentrics, cranks, all good for making good revolutions as the K represented in 1983 and still does today in my view, simple mechanically. I'm keen to tesla one up Batteries for thebrick, motor where the fly wheel is, reverse oh so simple ?? My K1200 has it, electric too.
do my best from the antipodes to help if poss.
K IWI
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11Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sat May 02, 2015 7:14 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf


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Meeting Mark for breakfast in the morning.....Kinsale Road Topaz about 9.45am for 11am breakfast at

http://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review-g186600-d3321019-Reviews-The_Motorcycle_Grill-Cork_County_Cork.html

Weather not great but sure a K is waterproof.

Anymore takers are very welcome.

Olaf.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 84,100 miles
    

12Back to top Go down    nice run!, on Sun May 03, 2015 4:49 pm

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Thanks all for the welcome! Breakfast this morning was perfect, weather was...well, Irish :-) already have itchy feet to go travelling more; its east to see why there is a such an avid following for the K and its ilk .

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 03, 2015 6:04 pm

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Welcome to the eccentrics, Mark.
Don't worry, we're not all like Olaf.Cool
If it's somewhere to go on your K you're after, check out the Irish Photo Rally.


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2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
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14Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 03, 2015 7:04 pm

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Your reputation preceeds you Mr. RebelredK ! That was my experience with the K in the early days - short runs won't just cut it after a while. The Irish eccentrics meets will give you a few longer outings. All the quirks are known and understood on the forum and solutions are here for most.

Will


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88....May contain nuts!

"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

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15Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 03, 2015 7:14 pm

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@indian036 wrote:If my experience in March is anything to go by, the new friends part of your initial post will be well catered for. Very Happy

Bill

Thanks Bill, breakfast with Olaf this am was a good start!

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 03, 2015 7:18 pm

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Welcome Mark,

No shortage of answers to all your questions here on the forum and certainly no shortage of friends in Ireland and further afield. Several very active members very close to you too that are sure to lead you astray. Most K's have a few quirks, but they are good bikes to work on and great bikes to ride.

Enjoy

Eccentric, have to visit my brother in Surrey at some stage, so hopefully by then I'll have other people to call on too :-)

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 03, 2015 7:23 pm

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@mawhera wrote:Welecome RRK. quirks, eccentrics, cranks, all good for making good revolutions as the K represented in 1983 and still does today in my view, simple mechanically. I'm keen to tesla one up Batteries for thebrick, motor where the fly wheel is, reverse oh so simple ?? My K1200 has it, electric too.
do my best from the antipodes to help if poss.
K IWI
Mawhera
Thanks Rick :-)

    

18Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 03, 2015 7:24 pm

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@TacKler wrote:Welcome Mark.

Be seeing you at the end of the month.

Dave.
Was talking with Olaf about that today, I'll be working but not too far away, so should be able to make it :-)

    

19Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 03, 2015 7:29 pm

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88KE wrote:Your reputation preceeds you Mr. RebelredK ! That was my experience with the K in the early days - short runs won't just cut it after a while. The Irish eccentrics meets will give you a few longer outings. All the quirks are known and understood on the forum and solutions are here for most.

Will

Oh Jasus, I have a rep ?!. Haha....by the way, how do I include details of my bike below any posts? I'll have a pic up soon, but do the details I fill out in my profile show up automatically...?

    

20Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Mon May 04, 2015 3:23 am

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@rebelredK wrote:
Eccentric, have to visit my brother in Surrey at some stage, so hopefully by then I'll have other people to call on too :-)
Mark,

Let me know your plans, I'm about 175 miles from the Rosslare/Fishguard Ferry and about half way to Surrey, so if you need a stopping off point for a cuppa or overnight stop...or depending when, a tour of this part of the world, give me a shout. It would be good to see you.

Glad to hear you've been "first blooded" by Olaf - I guess you are officially and Irish Eccentric now - did Olaf talk you into the Aug camping week?

Details of your bike - doesn't upload from your profile. Click on the "Profile" tab, select "Signature" and then add your bike details in there. Uploading pics is easy too, but read the how to up load pictures post (enter into the search box) as there is a knack to it.


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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 Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" 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)
    

21Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Mon May 04, 2015 4:43 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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I saw the post about Surrey this morning and thought........

My eldest daughter lives in London, north west in a quaint village called Long Marston.....and currently working in Oxford.....so a big potential for a UK visit. 88KE is sort of close to Rosslare and another of us who likes camping......The hard bit for me is the ferry on my doorstep takes me to France in 14 hours for the exact same money as the ferry at Rosslare 125 miles away costs to get to Wales in 3 hours. We did have an excellent overnightferry from cork to Swansea but the high fuel prices killed it off.

This subject did not come up yesterday partly because when we were having breakfast we encountered a group of riders over from the UK for a few days so some nice chat.


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22Back to top Go down    August trip ? on Sun May 17, 2015 5:51 pm

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Olaf did mention the trip, but I wasn't sure about the dates as I'm stuck with a particular week and can't change, but if Olaf would let me know the date I'll double check when I'm off, maybe able to meet up alright!


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1983 Honda CB650sc Nighthawk (sold)

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23Back to top Go down    Re: me and my 1985 k100 :-) on Sun May 17, 2015 7:40 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf


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Disappeared out to the Viaduct this morning for breakfast, another venue where the breakfast can outfox me.

And outside.......this beauty belongs to my BMW expert friend....


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