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theFeather

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Hi, I've dipped into this forum for a number of years for info, it's quite a rich resource, finally decided to join. I ride a 1985 K100RT, purchased new in the spring of 1986 in Toronto, Canada. I was 29 when I bought it, and I'll be 64 in a few weeks. I always said that the beemer would outlive me, or we'll go together. I've been riding bikes for over 55 years, raced in various types of competitions, and I was a professional motorcycle mechanic for 10 or more years. I rebuilt the engine in my k-bike 2 years ago, after the rivets in the shock absorber on the engine output shaft finally let go. It's now running like new, only better, as I balanced the engine when I was in there, vibration is much better. Looking forward to swapping stories and info with everyone.

    

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Tom GKR

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G'day Feather, welcome to this fantastic forum from down under.
Cheers
Tom


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1986 K100RT Ex Police (Slightly modified)
2010 Suzuku DL650 V Strom
1992 R100R
    

Dai

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New member, old guy on an old bike 177912 Mileage?


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

moriarti

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Happy to have you on board Very Happy at 64your years behind some of us lol!


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

theFeather

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@Dai wrote:New member, old guy on an old bike 177912 Mileage?
Around 250,000 km. The original speedo quit working around 107,000 km, I drove it for 2 1/2 years with a dead speedo, the new one has about 120,000 KM on it. I average 7 to 8,000 km per season, as I live in Northern Canada, and bike season is always less than 6 (sometimes 5) months. The rest of the time we have to ski.

    

Dai

Dai
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There's quite a few of us running that sort of mileage. My Alaska Blue RS is up at about 176,000Km (110,000 miles).


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

Arlina

Arlina
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Welcome Feather Smile


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New member, old guy on an old bike Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

Woodie

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Hi and welKome!  

The Soo eh?  That's the place that I would still call home but I left there in 1982 when the recession hit.  All my family still lives there and I would love to move back but I married a southern girl and she won't consider it.  Crying or Very sad I'll have to keep my eyes open for another K next time I'm up your way.


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1985 K100RT  52667
1990 K75RT 6018570 (project)

"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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