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1Back to top Go down   Anything for a laugh Empty Anything for a laugh on Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:32 am

RicK G

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And he says it is comfortable! what is he smoking?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fairlight/motorcycles/bmw-k75-/1076888792


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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 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

2Back to top Go down   Anything for a laugh Empty Re: Anything for a laugh on Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:16 am

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"These bikes will go forever with very little maintenance required" often translates to "I didn't spend anything on maintenance."

$5000, really? With 150000 km showing and incomplete, chopped, someone's idea of a custom. That's a sub-$2000 bike at best. You don't get the reward of a high price because of what you 'put into the build'.

Pardon, I'm feeling overly generous this morning.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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RicK G

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How come all these individually customized bikes look the same. Sort of reminds me of The Life of Brian's "We're all individuals."


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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 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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@RicK G wrote:And he says it is comfortable! what is he smoking?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fairlight/motorcycles/bmw-k75-/1076888792
yeah  probably is ...for the 10 - 20 ks ride to the café ...

have a brother that bought a sports bike recently ...and took it for a ride from his home in Newcastle region to my mums place at Lismore ...not too far from here ....he is agonizing the return journey before he starts

nice bike though ...for a Honda (was a great price and in pristine condition )...and cheaper than the chopped k ...outright ...hands down


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and still a heap prettier than that thing ...sniffle.... how could they do that to a k  and then sell it ? barstards, no respect at all ... don't have issues with one chooses to do ...but not my kettle of fish


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Dai

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@RicK G wrote:How come all these individually customized bikes look the same. Sort of reminds me of The Life of Brian's "We're all individuals."
Even earlier than that, Rick. I think it was Bike magazine that had the original cartoon in which I still remember. Five bikers standing around all wearing cutoffs and hooped sweatshirts and one's saying 'and then I got to thinking; if we're all individuals, how come we all look like the same individual?'.


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Something to do with having owned a Honda 500-4 in another life......


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

7Back to top Go down   Anything for a laugh Empty Re: Anything for a laugh on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:07 am

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This guy started parting out a perfectly good bike to do a cafe mod and then changed his mind.... result... another classic bike in good order GONE
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mudgeeraba/parts/1984-bmw-k100rs-breaking-for-parts-only-done-64k-/1075248139


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  Anything for a laugh Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

8Back to top Go down   Anything for a laugh Empty Re: Anything for a laugh on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:21 am

RicK G

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After Marg pranged her K75 I got a really good fairing from a guy in WA for $350 and it was even the right colour.
He was building a cafe racer as far as I know.  It saved me a heap of work repainting and fixing any of the fairings I already had.
It sure has lead to a heap of body parts for sale.


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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 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

9Back to top Go down   Anything for a laugh Empty Re: Anything for a laugh on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:51 am

rosskko

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Bought another low seat from a guy this week.
Perfectly good RT75 made into a cafe.
His fairings are on gumtree. almost new


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

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@rosskko wrote:Bought another low seat from a guy this week.
Perfectly good RT75 made into a cafe.
His fairings are on gumtree. almost new

I wondered what happened, I was thinking of buying that seat for a spare. I bought the sheepskin seat cover he had.


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86 K100rt : Vin 9901
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@charlie99 wrote:
@RicK G wrote:And he says it is comfortable! what is he smoking?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fairlight/motorcycles/bmw-k75-/1076888792
yeah  probably is ...for the 10 - 20 ks ride to the café ...

have a brother that bought a sports bike recently ...and took it for a ride from his home in Newcastle region to my mums place at Lismore ...not too far from here ....he is agonizing the return journey before he starts

nice bike though ...for a Honda (was a great price and in pristine condition )...and cheaper than the chopped k ...outright ...hands down


Anything for a laugh 20150411

and still a heap prettier than that thing ...sniffle.... how could they do that to a k  and then sell it ? barstards, no respect at all ... don't have issues with one chooses to do ...but not my kettle of fish

I had a VTR1000 like that for a few years. Other than the fuel range it was a great touring/long distance bike, wasn't uncomfortable at all.  What was surprising was how much better it was that the bike that went before; the R1100GS with seat made from concrete. The biggest mistake was selling it and keeping the R1100R which then cost me a bomb.

Al


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'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

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12Back to top Go down   Anything for a laugh Empty Re: Anything for a laugh on Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:05 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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My son brought over his 'new' 2005 VFR 800 Vtec last weekend.

So a little research. Should have seen the look on his face.

VFR 249kg wet. K100RT 253kg wet.
VFR seat 805mm. K100 seat 810mm.
VFR turning radius 5.6m. K100 radius 3.7m.

A little more research revealed the naked K100 is 14 kg less than the RT so 239 kilo wet or 214kilo dry. K75 is 229 kilo wet.

No wonder this café racer conversion is popular.....especially when you consider the power characteristics of the K. 4th gear on twisties is extremely invigorating.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

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rosskko

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Hah, how funny is that.
I got the seat for my old RT that is hopefully going back on the road soon ish.


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Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

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