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justmiketoo

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Good morning everybody, and thanks for having me. 
I got my first K-bike - an ‘86 K75C - in 1992 and have loved BMW’s ever since. I sold this bike in ‘94 because I really wanted a K75S, and ended up buying a ‘92 model the following year. After that I acquired a K75RT as a project, an R65 as another project, a K1200RS (which I really didn’t like), and an F800ST. Had a couple of big Ninja’s and a V11 Guzzi in between. Nostalgia kicked in a few years ago (2018) and I tracked down that original K75C and bought it back - in as good or better condition than when I sold it. A friend, who was a dyed-in-the-wool R-bike aficionado - led me to the dark side and I ended up buying an R1150RS. This bike has lots of character, but in a love/hate kind of way. Another bout of nostalgia had me acquiring another K75S - so currently the K75C, K75S and R1150RS in the stable.
I retired from 34 years in manufacturing 10 years ago (turned 65 last summer) and have been enjoying the good life ever since. Married to a spectacular lady (2nd time’s a charm) who fully supports my addiction 😁, and we live in a small farming community in southern Ontario with our two coonhounds.

    

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Point-Seven-five

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Welcome from just across the border near Buffalo.  There's a couple inmates in the Triangle/Peninsula area.  I'm hoping to set up a meeting for fresh pickerel in Port Colborne sometime this Spring when the weather warms up a bit.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

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fishboy316

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Welcome Mike!

    

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bad boy

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hello Mike
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1997 Peraves Super Ecomobile: a Kevlar reinforced monocoque with outrigger wheels, seating two.
K100 fork, monolever, headlight, indicators, K1100RS gearbox and K1200RS 589 engine, rear wheel
    

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justmiketoo

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Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome from just across the border near Buffalo.  There's a couple inmates in the Triangle/Peninsula area.  I'm hoping to set up a meeting for fresh pickerel in Port Colborne sometime this Spring when the weather warms up a bit.
Thanks .75 
I live about 20 minutes from PC. Minor’s Fish & Chips? Sounds good 👍

    

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justmiketoo

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fishboy316 wrote:Welcome Mike!
Thanks Fishboy!

    

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justmiketoo

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bad boy wrote:hello Mike
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Hello BB - thanks for the welcome.

    

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Point-Seven-five

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justmiketoo wrote:
Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome from just across the border near Buffalo.  There's a couple inmates in the Triangle/Peninsula area.  I'm hoping to set up a meeting for fresh pickerel in Port Colborne sometime this Spring when the weather warms up a bit.
Thanks .75 
I live about 20 minutes from PC. Minor’s Fish & Chips? Sounds good 👍
We gotta do it!  Been wanting to check them out since I spent the night tied up next to their fishing boat waiting for a slot in the canal.  A restaurant 50 feet from the boat has got to have some fresh fish, and pickerel is the best.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

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justmiketoo

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Point-Seven-five wrote:
justmiketoo wrote:
Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome from just across the border near Buffalo.  There's a couple inmates in the Triangle/Peninsula area.  I'm hoping to set up a meeting for fresh pickerel in Port Colborne sometime this Spring when the weather warms up a bit.
Thanks .75 
I live about 20 minutes from PC. Minor’s Fish & Chips? Sounds good 👍
We gotta do it!  Been wanting to check them out since I spent the night tied up next to their fishing boat waiting for a slot in the canal.  A restaurant 50 feet from the boat has got to have some fresh fish, and pickerel is the best.
Not much of a restaurant - two, maybe three small tables inside. I think they set up outside tables in the summer. We usually just grab a take-out and sit at one of the benches along the canal - but the yellow-jackets get obnoxious anywhere outside.

    

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Arlina

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Welcome Mike Smile


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Point-Seven-five

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How was the fish?  Been a long time since I've had any pickerel even the yellow jackets wouldn't bother me.  There are benches between the street and the canal if I recall.  Been about 5 years since I've been there.  Be anice meet up the first nice riding weather.  I wonder when they put the boat out in the spring.

There are a couple others in the area, Kris is in Burlington, and Woodie is in Welland.  There are a couple more up in the GTA, Bocutter, and RBM.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

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justmiketoo

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Arlina wrote:Welcome Mike Smile
Hi Arlina. Geez, haven’t I seen you around somewhere before 😁
Thanks for the welcome.

    

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justmiketoo

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Point-Seven-five wrote:How was the fish?  Been a long time since I've had any pickerel even the yellow jackets wouldn't bother me.  There are benches between the street and the canal if I recall.  Been about 5 years since I've been there.  Be anice meet up the first nice riding weather.  I wonder when they put the boat out in the spring.

There are a couple others in the area, Kris is in Burlington, and Woodie is in Welland.  There are a couple more up in the GTA, Bocutter, and RBM.
I normally have the perch, which is great. Can’t remember if I’ve had their pickerel or not, but I’m sure it would be good too. Yes, benches all along that section of the canal.
Good to know about these other guys - thanks.

    

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Point-Seven-five

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Mmmm...lake perch.  Like eating candy.  I really have to get there! 

I remember a bar in Dunkirk, south of Buffalo where, back in the 60's you could get lake perch fresh off the boat.  All you could eat for $1.75!!!  Draft beer was something like 15 cents for an eight ounce glass.  Man, those were the days.  Of course, I was working as an electrician in the steel mills in Buffalo and making $1.68/hr.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

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justmiketoo

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Point-Seven-five wrote:Mmmm...lake perch.  Like eating candy.  I really have to get there! 

I remember a bar in Dunkirk, south of Buffalo where, back in the 60's you could get lake perch fresh off the boat.  All you could eat for $1.75!!!  Draft beer was something like 15 cents for an eight ounce glass.  Man, those were the days.  Of course, I was working as an electrician in the steel mills in Buffalo and making $1.68/hr.
Wow - you’re dating yourself there .75 😁
And I thought I was old 😂
I do remember pumping gas at a service station as a young teen for $0.35/gal.

    

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