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HM 11 MAY 2 - 6 2018 THE LODGE IS RESERVED *11.25.17*
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Jim
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So - how are you liking that ride?
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1997 K1100LTSE 89,900
1995 R100RT Classic 10,000 Beemered
1991 K75RTP 46,000 - in the shop
1992 R100R 22,000 - FOR SALE

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N41EF
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R bike is impressive, a little louder, a little more sport riding position, much lighter and easier to get around town on.

I don't know that I'll keep it forever, but it's a blast to ride.

Oh, and a client just dropped off 20 pounds of venison and 30 pounds of wild pork. the breakfast sausage is pretty awesome, no fat in the skillet when you cook it. I should have some left to bring to HM.
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SugarHillCTD
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Location: Livin' at Castle Anthrax, NH, USA

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about it being a very fun bike to ride and the R bikes are much cooler to ride in the hot weather.

The Boxer Cup (R1100S) I had for a year or so.



I did a track day on it and had a ball- used ALL of the rear tire.



But for the type of riding I am doing now, Iron Butt rides, the semi-luxo barge R1200RT is a good tool. I feel kinda' like an old fart tooling around on a big upright bike, but this thing EATS the miles.



Oh yeah- Cathy REALLY likes it (most important feature, right?). The fact that it has a heated Russell seat and a topbox with a comfortable backrest sold her instantly.

So......164 days until HM and we show up on it. Very Happy
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Jim
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about to say see you on 81 - then I remembered that I'm eschewing the rigors of that interstate and taking back roads.

Look forward to seeing everyone!
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1997 K1100LTSE 89,900
1995 R100RT Classic 10,000 Beemered
1991 K75RTP 46,000 - in the shop
1992 R100R 22,000 - FOR SALE

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Ernie-NH
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Hi Jim and all HM-ers...

Hope everyone is looking forward to MAY as much as I am ... first however, we have to survive the coming New England winter onslaught.! This coming year on the trek south, Im going to do as Jim does (or will do ) and take only the back roads on my brand new ('09) G650gs... since it is NOT a highway flyer by any means, BUT I can get all the way to the peak of Mt.Cardigan and Mt. Kearsarge, or anywhere else the rabbits live. Dont know how long it'll take me and the "Thumper" to get from Newfound Lake to Hungry Mother..so will leave quite a bit earlier than usual. This May Im going to try to actually "see and meet people" along the way instead of simply blasting by at 6500rpm and leaving all in a trail of K-bike exhaust !!

Right now however... Im going to head home to my little village on the Bergstraße for a refresher course on whats it like to be a human being,, drink some wine,, laugh with friends,, remember who put the Christ in Christmas,, to which I want to wish ALL OF YOU K'OGers and your families, wherever you may be, a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

See you in May 2018..../ Ernie in NH
(( soon Großsachsen adB, Deutschland ))
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SugarHillCTD
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ernie,
At HM 6 or 7? Can’t remember (it was the year after Jen moved to Ca.) I did lots of back roads to Marion. 209 out of Kingston NY was great all the way to Pa. I tried to stay off of interstate highways.
We don’t care if you ride goat paths to get there!
I might be there with the new (to me) RT or on my iron butt K-RS
It will be here before you know it
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Jim
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

128 days until HM 11 - right around the corner...

I'll have to bug the mechanic - see what the chances are of getting the K75 together by then...
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1997 K1100LTSE 89,900
1995 R100RT Classic 10,000 Beemered
1991 K75RTP 46,000 - in the shop
1992 R100R 22,000 - FOR SALE

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N41EF
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas!

For the record Jim's K bikes are like unicorns and big foot, you guys talk about them, but I've never seen Jim on anything but an R bike.

Do Jim's K bikes exist?
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Scott_Anderson
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I know personally that the 1100 LT SE exists, Shogs and I actually put it together at the mechanics one year so Jim could ride it...... before it was damaged again and sent back to the mechanic.
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Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:22 am    Post subject: K11LT and K75RTP Reply with quote

Yep - the first time it went down, I think it was the wind - looked out the door 12.26.10 - the K was down on the curb.

This last time it was definitely hit and run - early July 2015. Got the insurance stuff squared away, took it to the shop in September 2015. That shop closed January 2016. The (now former) shop manager took it to his new shop (near Richmond). The painter couldn't get his act together - and was ultimately the one who held the whole process up. Needless to say - I won't be taking anything back to him...

Everything appears to be working (including the Fuel+) except the ABS - it went bad after the 2010 incident. I'll have to get that off and sent to Module Masters. They should be able to bring it back to life - stuck piston, I think. The seat needs to be recovered - that should have gone to Sargent while the bike was in the shop. The new rear speaker assembly needs to be installed. The mechanic scratched the side covers - I took them to the other painter. Will call him this week to check progress on those. When all is said and done, I ended up spending more than twice what these bikes sell for... But it's mine. It's safely stored in a friend's garage right now - along with the R100 and the Vespa.

The K75RTP is another story... Advertised as meticulously maintained, in very good condition. It was definitely neither - maybe rediculously maintained... Couldn't tell much from the ad pix - but I sure could tell a lot by the time I got to NY and saw it. It needed a bunch of new parts (again, the (other) painter took his sweet time), and a lot of work. Think I'll run down to Richmond this week to see how things are progressing.

The RTP is a '92, and judging from the stack of service tickets, spent as much time at Hammersley as it did at UVA. Since the State of VA was paying for repairs, I guess Hammersley (Lynchburg) pretty much did whatever they wanted to do to the bike. I don't know who beat it up, but it was in sad shape for a bike with only 42,000 miles.

So, yes, there definitely are K bikes... And I should definitely be on one of them.
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1997 K1100LTSE 89,900
1995 R100RT Classic 10,000 Beemered
1991 K75RTP 46,000 - in the shop
1992 R100R 22,000 - FOR SALE

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SugarHillCTD
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting closer- more than 2/3 of the year since HM X.

Got to get into the garage and start some yearly maintenance on both the R and the K. Good thing the garage is heated since it has been -20 F.

Heading out for some xc skate skiing and speed skating in the next few weeks. 😀😀
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abreeze
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim? Bigfoot? Unicorns?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

only 4 months till more childish fun!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I was on two wheels. If anyone thinks a BMW seat is uncomfortable...
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1997 K1100LTSE 89,900
1995 R100RT Classic 10,000 Beemered
1991 K75RTP 46,000 - in the shop
1992 R100R 22,000 - FOR SALE

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim- you look so....so....FLAT!
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