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ACHILLES

ACHILLES
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Hello everybody!!!! This is Achilles, Thessaloniki, Greece.
In January 1989 I bought this magnificent piece, K 100 RS, actually the last unit produced in 1987. In the summer of 89, along with my girl, then, we made a trip to Portugal and back. Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Spain again, Andorra, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, back home. It took us 22 days, 11000 Km. The first day was a little tiring. After the second, riding the bike for 16 hours was as relaxing as laying in my sofa. Incredible, taking into account that on the highway my speed was never below 160 Km/h.
In 2008 I had a minor accident, just some scratches on the right side. Also, the tank started leaking. I also had to take my son everyday to the Swimming pool for training, so using the bike was impossible. So, I left it in my garage, hoping that somehow I will find the time to devote myself in taking care of the various issues.
Thanks to COVID, lockdown etc, and given that I have retired, fixing the bike was the best gift I could offer to myself. So, by the end of September I started. I stripped it, ordered some parts, fixed the tank leaking problem and started re-assembly. In the process I found out about the FORUM and utilized lots of the information provided so generously by all of you, so I am really thankful. 
Right now I am about to do the paintjob.
I hope that the weather in January will allow me to make some short trips around, I think this is a must before I take it for a long one.
Greetings from Greece,
Achilles

    

Point-Seven-five

Point-Seven-five
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Welcome! That's a great story about your bike. I'm sure you will enjoy getting it back on the road again.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

Suzi Q

Suzi Q
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Welcome Achilles, great to read your story.
Wise choice - if you'd kept the girl and not the bike, there's no way you could have set about fixing some woman's wear and tear up after all these years  Very Happy


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Sometimes I'm not really Suzi Quatro.
    

ACHILLES

ACHILLES
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Thanks for your reply. I am afraid that keeping the bike was an excellent idea. Keeping the girl was proven less fruitful. This is life. Be safe, make nice trips. Enjoy.

    

brickrider2

brickrider2
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Welcome to the forum Achilles.  I too enjoyed reading your introduction.  In addition to that, I am amazed at the photo you posted.  Greece produces some serious fungi!   cheers
You trip sounds wonderful, and has me day dreaming of something like that before I am hopelessly old and tired.  We must dream, right?


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1996 K1100LT
    

Arlina

Arlina
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Welcome Achilles Smile


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Achilles, new member from Thessaloniki, Greece. Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

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greecek100rt

greecek100rt
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welcome, καλώς ήρθες

Polidefkis (K100 RT)

    

Dai

Dai
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Achilles, new member from Thessaloniki, Greece. 177912 from cold, wet Northern Ireland.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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