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1Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty G'day from an old Ghost Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:59 am

Ghost who rides

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Not really an introduction,  more a hi to those who don't know me,  Gordon in Tasmania,  been checking in occasionally since my relatively sudden silence,  ghosting,  haha.
        I've admired so much the folks on here who openly expressed their feelings on life's difficulties including their journey in some cases to their sad death. I have n't been able to share in that sense, till maybe now, the people I met personally and internationally on this forum helped me so much for a number of years, mentally , I'm really grateful for their support so..
 I'M BACK..

Hope I can work out how to post pics haha.

    

2Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty Re: G'day from an old Ghost Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:05 am

Rick G

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Hi Ya Gordon welcome back. Same ol cases plus a few extras.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 2004 K1200GT (crashed I lived it died) 1999 K1100 LT.
    

3Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty Re: G'day from an old Ghost Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:05 am

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^^  Very Happy


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
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4Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty Re: G'day from an old Ghost Thu Jan 11, 2024 7:58 pm

Rickmeister

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Ghost!

 I still remember the night at Araluen, you turned up from Moruya, the forestry road up the escarpment. We were all outside, enjoying the occasion and the drinks...one of the early K bike group get together. You were covered in dust and looked plumb tuckered out. Welcome back!!

Rickmeister.


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5Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty Re: G'day from an old Ghost Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:22 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome back too.

Some more of us here now, some more of us have K Pox too.

Just had a few neighbours down your way recently doing the Sydney Hobart Race. We get around.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 miles

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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bad boy

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Gordon

G'day from an old Ghost  177912 back


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Cheerz, David

G'day from an old Ghost  9438-010

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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
    

7Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty Re: G'day from an old Ghost Fri Jan 12, 2024 10:58 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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As a little add on to your first post here, this forum has been a life changer for me after the economic crap storm we got here post 2007.

Iin 2010 I ended up on a 1982 K100LT purely by chance. I wasn't even looking for one, my shopping list was really a Moto Guzzi Le Mans, Ducati 860 or something like that.

But someone somewhere suggesting trying a K bike then I found one for sale. At about a quarter of my budget.

I had never so much as sat on a BMW at any time in my life, apart from rides in a friends sidecar. So I took this K100LT for a test ride, liked it and bought it. It needed some work done so I trailered it home instead and dropped it off to a friends workshop with instructions to fix it.

He did so and thus began my K journey. I found the forum, had some issues and a long time member, 88, offered very helpful advice that led to us meeting up.

It also led to many other things, trips, helpful advice, sociable gatherings, travel and foreign travel, meeting many more K riders in the real world, not just locally but from around the globe. Some from travels, some who have come here. At this stage I can add Canada, US, UK, Spain, France, Australia, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and probably more.

Another one, we had our Christmas Brunch a few weeks ago, we were joined by SG Mayhew [and his wife Mary], who sold his K100LT back in 2015. He is now a sprightly 80 but it was like old times.

It has opened doors, constantly bringing new friends and folk.

It has also brought friends who have passed and made an impression but never got to meet in real life, Rossko, IngeK, Ariel Widget, Ken7Oaks.

I even bought a K off the forum last March, paid my money and had it collected all without seeing a photo. Appropriately it was on Patricks Day.

A special word of thanks too, to Crazy Frog, as in Bertrand Vogel, I have had the privilege of meeting him and although he has more or less retired from here, leaving the forum in some very good hands that would be good to meet some day. We continue to enjoy facebook video calls and a whiskey I keep for those occasions.

More than most groups, folk seem to open up a bit here. Its what makes it special.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 miles

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

8Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty Re: G'day from an old Ghost Fri Jan 12, 2024 6:43 pm

charlie99

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well Krikey ...welcome back Gordo 

been a long time between seeing you here ol mate .

hope things are good for you these days 

for me living up on the northern tablelands , pottering about and retired 
with far too much on my plate .

welcome back


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'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

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Two Wheels Better

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G'day, Gordo. Glad to hear from you again. Like Rickmeister, I too remember Araluen. clearly and dearly. I picked Liz up in Sydney and we rode down from there, and she returned to SE Queensland on the back in some intense rain storms. It seems like only yesterday, but it may well have been back in 2011. It wasn't the first gathering of east coast Aussie K forum fools & ghouls, but it was a memorable one. Reading through the link (below) was a real laugh. Talk about thinking things are permanent!   Wink
G'day from an old Ghost  Aralue10
Like a lot of you, this forum has kept me in touch with several folks I am glad to call friends, even if I'm  still a long way from home.

Let us know how you're going. That K75 stir burbling?
G'day from an old Ghost  Aralue11
I found the thread...most of the pictures are gone in the early posts, but the tale can be told again. I'm listed as Guest 'coz I was doing the 'Guest in the House' name then after I'd returned having signed off the forum for a little while.
G'day from an old Ghost  Aralue12


Araluen


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10Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty -g-day-from-an-old-ghost Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:15 pm

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Glad to hear from you again Gordon.
I am the geezer in shorts in that photo and seem to have expanded some since then.
You certainly had the group talking when you turned up mate, keep well.
RT.


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11Back to top Go down   G'day from an old Ghost  Empty Re: G'day from an old Ghost Sat Jan 13, 2024 5:13 am

Ghost who rides

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Remember you more than fondly RT, a brief conversation at Araluen and we were brothers in my mind. As for TWB, Rickmeister, Tom and Ulrich, Alby and Col from Canberra and who was that guy who fixed my front brake? What a person you forum members are privileged to know, I'm sure all will agree ...Charlie , thanks mate I'll see you soon.
This isn't the place for general conversation, I hope to open old threads and create new. Thanks Daz for the pics, was an awesome epic even , ride for me, nofront brake , coming the wrong way haha, Rick and the others already at the pub knew it was a K from the characteristic whine, coming from South not North . And for the record that's me with the Liz photo, yeah look again, there I am, and it was me who helped her disrobe, so much for TWB's new age guy persona.


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Ghost who rides

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Hi Olaf, sure you got my drift, I'm a man of few words and they don't always make sense,  life changing at the time, the importance of the forum at that time was enormous not sure it kept me sane haha but it kept me grounded or close to. We had a go though as we say in aus and actually met and believe me these characters that still contribute to this space are the best folk. You already know I'm right but as "blokes" we don't tell each other enough.
  You were one of the first to coin K pox or admit to it and I hope to add to your story, I'll see your K and raise you 3 RTs.

    

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Gaz

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Wow Gordo! I don't sign in for a few days and look what happens - you're back!

Great to see you on here again and like all the other forum members I look forward to the occasion when you can grace us with your kompany at a gathering.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

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Welcome back Ghost, 

We never met but I remember well reading the posts on that first meet upand looking at the distances involved from Tassie. I was blown away. 

Most of us loons are still lurking around.


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

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Bernie_K100

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Hi Gordon,

G'day from an old Ghost  177912 back to our community!


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