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GB-Classic

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Hi
I joined cos I have a K75, which since I got old and weak is too much for me below 5mph on the road, and moving in the yard.

I'm not sure what to do so hope to learn from the hive mind here

I'm over 70 and live in North Manchester, England.

Thanks
George

    

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Hi George,

You finally found the forum then Very Happy

Lots of very knowledgeable folk on here.

Mike D from the BMW Club UK

    

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Welcome George, as a Southern UK resident (also in 70th year) I've been toying with the idea of adding a sidecar to my K1100. Others have done it and there are various references amongst these pages. However, the weather down this way is so appalling I rarely get to ride the thing anyway and am working on it to change the Street cafe racer I bought into a scrambler with a 1960,,'s vibe. So a chair if fitted would be more of a frame than anything comfortable. Welcome aboard.

    

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Hi George, unfortunately old age (78yrs} and ill health forced me to make the dissension to sell my kIOO RS as loss of body strength made it unsafe to ride. Hopefully you are fit enough to  still ride a lighter bike so consider swapping the K75 for a bike you feel safe on sad to say my days of ridding are over. . I started riding when i was 9 yrs old (on the farm as you do) so had a good run. enjoy what you can ride good luck mate


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Hi George, I've restarted my exercise routine, a mixture of yoga stretches at the same time as karate (for example wrist and arm stretches while doing squats and lunges)

You will feel better, your balance will improve, and you might have some health issues you've learnt to live with, that just disappear, at least with me anyway.


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hello George
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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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moriarti wrote:Hi George, unfortunately old age (78yrs} and ill health forced me to make the dissension to sell my kIOO RS as loss of body strength made it unsafe to ride. Hopefully you are fit enough to  still ride a lighter bike so consider swapping the K75 for a bike you feel safe on sad to say my days of ridding are over. . I started riding when i was 9 yrs old (on the farm as you do) so had a good run. enjoy what you can ride good luck mate

It's living on nicely too, since I got it on 17th March last year it has been to Spain and France and getting about the place and about 5,000 miles on it since I got it. But at some point it will be a rinse and repeat as time will catch up on me too. It does live in the company of a K1100LT, K100RS and K100RT......and my thoughts veer towards a sidecar.


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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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Hmmm. So I'm the youngster here so far, having just turned 65. Even so, I admit there are times when both Kostenlot and LFB have caught me out with the weight whereas ten years ago I'd have just cussed at them.


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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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Hi
Thanks for the welcome,
atm thoughts are, sell the 75 for a loss, put what it brings into a RE 350, or Him Or a G310, Or a 400 Triumph, at my age only BMW offer test rides. 

OR tri to get the 75 seat height down and do lots of exercise.

Head & neck surgeon on Thursday, so I will probably ride the little Honda there I think, cos it's always a laugh to turn up to hospital appointments on a motorcycle.

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moriarti

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Hi Olaf, it warms the old heart to know our K is doing well and being ridden as it should, Quite a surprise to find out that Dai is a relatively young wipper snapper so lots of miles left in him Very Happy. As for hospital appointment rides i was 68/69 yr old when i had a knee replacement and arrived on the K 14 days post opp for the staples to be removed surgeon was not pleased but loved the bike  Razz Razz.George whatever you decide have fun mate Thanks for having me 212902


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Dai

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Actually it's whipper snapper. I do like to be insulted correctly Thanks for having me 44271


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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
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

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Dai wrote:Actually it's whipper snapper. I do like to be insulted correctly Thanks for having me 44271
Too shay, being dyslectic any spelling is good for me  lol!  It was said with envy  Embarassed Embarassed


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GB-Classic wrote:
OR tri to get the 75 seat height down and do lots of exercise.

My exercise routine can be done in an hour. Previously when I was truck driver, I'd do it three times a week. Now that I have a more active job, I only do it once a week. Even a fifteen minute routine would be good I think.

Something I always remember that my doctor from decades ago used to say; if you're not prepared to spend some time on your health early on,  be prepared to spend lots of time in poor health in old age. That helps to motivate me, anyway sometimes I give it a miss.


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Hi George,

Thanks for having me 177912 to our community!


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Point-Seven-five

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Riding to the hospital is a lot better than only riding half way and doing the rest of the ride in an ambulance like I did when I was 71.  Even if I could have rode the bike wasn't in an condition to do it.Thanks for having me In_the11


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Present: 1991 K100RS "Moby Brick Too"
 
Past:
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Welcome George Smile


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