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MT350Explorer

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Holy cow - no snow and a temperature above freezing. Time for a shake down run. Since I last rode more than a mile I've done a fair bit of work on her:

New (s/h) front discs and new pads
Stripped down rear caliper
Adjustable brake lever
s/h OEM heated grips
Recovered the seat
Replaced the oil/water pump seals
Replaced rear brake pedal
Fresh lovely green coolant (and a little water wetter - what the hell eh K-BIKE!)
.....and some other stuff I've forgotten about!

Also trying out my new tank bag - already had Kriega bags and just got the tank pad adaptor for it - £20 new. It fits on the frame with loops at the front and velco under the seat on the tank. Good kit; properly waterproof and cheaper than a new tank bag.

ALL GOOD; running like a dream - roll on spring Very Happy

Cheers
Dave

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ARTCOLLINSJR

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Looks like you are in a similar climate to New England (USA)
Our temps went up to 60F last week. By the time I got home from work it was 32F.
I still went out for a blast to the gas station, and back(9mi)
I did get a comment at the station (How's the bike treating you?)
I got my K100 12/2/12.
I like your paint scheme.
Cheers
Art

    

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Hi Art,

Yes it fluctuates a fair bit through the winter. 32 is about zero celsius right? Too cold for me - I get ice fear around there! Yeah here today was maybe 8 Celsius (45 ish fahrenheit) which was great. Thanks, I've an admission the paint job is just 'M' colour stickers - but hey same effect. Hope you continue to enjoy your bike! Very Happy

Cheers
Dave


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brickrider

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I too enjoyed a short ride yesterday, as the temperature made it up into the mid-40s. What a joy it was to see blue sky, sunshine and ice-free roads! January was not a month for motorcyclists around here. I'm hoping that February will be kinder. Smile

    

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brickrider wrote:I too enjoyed a short ride yesterday, as the temperature made it up into the mid-40s. What a joy it was to see blue sky, sunshine and ice-free roads! January was not a month for motorcyclists around here. I'm hoping that February will be kinder. Smile

Yeah +1 Brickrider! Very Happy


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onya dave !

lets hope that it is the start of your season ....enjoy


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OWinter shake down run Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Cheers Charlie! Hope the floodwaters have subsided over there mate
Dave


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Neat tank bag Dave - let's you see the clocks. I see some snow behind the wall there ! Looking good and you're well head of me on the to do list!

88


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Winter shake down run Ir-log1188....May contain nuts!Winter shake down run Ir-log11

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

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K1/RS - AKA Titan (unique hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
    

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Hi 88, no clock photos I'm afraid mate! Although it was warmer than recently I wasn't hanging around!Yeah snow on the hills and more tonight actually. El Cheapo temp gauge worked a treat; would reccomend it. Yeah if I'm not careful my 'to do' list will be done - either that or I'll be declared bankrupt/divorced/disowned by my children Wink

Maybe I need a K75 or even a K1 in my life.


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sidecar paul

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MT350Explorer wrote:Maybe I need a K75 or even a K1 in my life.

Maybe we all do! Winter shake down run 2601034182

Paul.


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MT350Explorer wrote:Maybe I need a K75 or even a K1 in my life.

NO DAVE, NO!!! ........ You need one of each Winter shake down run 723598


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Winter shake down run Ir-log1188....May contain nuts!Winter shake down run Ir-log11

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

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K1/RS - AKA Titan (unique hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
    

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A good weekend, and to show our Aussie mates they don't quite have a monopoly on sunshine - sunny pics from bonny Scotland Very Happy

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some nice pics dave .....havent seen much sun round here these last few weeks ....but autumn is at the door and we should see a long nice DRY winter real soon just have to get past early april and then it should be all good

the cycles are long down here the recent rains have me thinking we have had a similar pattern to 1989 when the last flood was april the first

gerty is gasping for a blast ...i can tell


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OWinter shake down run Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Great minds think alike Dave! I went for a Sunday morning spin myself and there was a definite touch of spring in the cool air...
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Ferrycarrig Castle over looking Wexford Harbour, These Normans knew how to pic a site..

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This is forum member Trapper's home turf but there was no K1 around, he had more sense and went to the Motorbike show in Dublin. I had only the morning so I spun on down to Roslare Europort, Gateway to the continent....

"Last Pub in Ireland"?!? - That'll be the day!
(The landlord seems to be saying "Stock up boys, you don't know when you'll get a real Guinness again!)...
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looking out over the ferry port, departure point for a future big adventure...
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Patience my trusty K, patience!

88


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Winter shake down run Ir-log1188....May contain nuts!Winter shake down run Ir-log11

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

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K1/RS - AKA Titan (unique hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
    

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10-ring

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Thanks for the pics
. Here in Wisconsin there calling for 6 to 9 in. of snow monday night. But 40F deg. for the weekend so it start melting away.
But it won't be long now.
Got my list started, oil change, new tire,ect.etc.etc.
Greg

    

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charlie99 wrote:some nice pics dave .....havent seen much sun round here these last few weeks ....but autumn is at the door and we should see a long nice DRY winter real soon just have to get past early april and then it should be all good

the cycles are long down here the recent rains have me thinking we have had a similar pattern to 1989 when the last flood was april the first

gerty is gasping for a blast ...i can tell

Hey Charlie, yeah I was forgetting those spectacular pictures you put of of the flooding. Pretty extreme. I remember reading about the long cycles I think it was in 'The Dig Tree' some poor souls finding out the water holes were dry for the first time in X years while trying to traverse the continent.
Here's fingers crossed for a good winter
Cheers
Dave


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Nice one 88 - wow you've got flowers! The gold brick looks good; if I ever get an RT/LT it will be a gold one.
Cheers
Dave


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It still stuns me when I see an RS and realize they as old as 20 + years old.They still look better than a lot of bikes on the road.

Just bought my K RT late last year,even though it will no longer be a RT it still has wonderful lines for a bike built in 1985.

    

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