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Hello !

Postby Longjonty » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:30 pm

:cool:

Hello from Stone, Staffordshire.

This is my first time on a bike forum although I am on one or two car ones.

I haven't got a bike at present but I am thinking of getting a nice Beemer, I do like the look of the older K100 or perhaps a K1100, which are currently in my kind of price bracket.

It will only be for pleasure riding, as I'm now semi retired and looking to get back into bike riding for fun in the glorious summer days ahead :roll:

I've not ridden a bike for a few years, my last bike (sorry if this offends anyone!) was a Yamaha XV750 which I enjoyed until a nice motorist decided to "T" bone me while he was pulling on to a garage forecourt, "Sorry mate didn't see you!" :shock: how many times have bikers heard that.

C'est la vie

I do have a few questions regarding the ABS on some of the earlier bikes but I believe this is not the place to put that kind of post.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

Thanks,

John

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Re: Hello !

Postby gogs01 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:47 pm

Welcome to the forum John.
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Re: Hello !

Postby mike pace » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:50 pm

Hi John
You will find lots of help.

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Re: Hello !

Postby P-K » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:01 pm

Hi John,

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
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Re: Hello !

Postby j8ejc » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:21 pm

Welcome to the forum from Gtr Manchester

Hope you find a "K" that you can enjoy

John
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Re: Hello !

Postby raesewell » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:14 pm

Welcome to the forum, I used to live not too far from you in Cheadle.

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Re: Hello !

Postby Bav » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:45 am

Welcome from Rugby just down the M6. This is a great forum full of very helpful and knowledgeable people. Hope you soon get the bike you’re looking for.


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Re: Hello !

Postby george baker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:45 am

Hi
welcome

IIRC the choice of Brick question has be asked so search around to see if previous queries help then ask away over in the K section

BTW what does semi retired mean? Can you get out mid week? A meet is planned at J&S Northwich Thursday next week if you are free come along

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Re: Hello !

Postby Longjonty » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:12 pm

Hi one and all,

Thank you for your warm reception and kind words.

Semi - retired.... I now only work two days a week, finished my full time work role at the end of last year.

I'll do a bit of digging around in the "K" forum to see if I can get an insight into which way to jump, K100 or K1100.

Thanks again,

John

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Re: Hello !

Postby Mike D » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:04 pm

I'll do a bit of digging around in the "K" forum to see if I can get an insight into which way to jump, K100 or K1100.

Probably more K100 bikes around than K1100, but my preference is the K1100 (I have a 1994 K1100LT SE). Just watch for the weight when pushing them around. Don't dismiss the K75 either.

Mike

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Re: Hello !

Postby george baker » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:02 am

Hi
the op didn't mention the K75 so I didn't. Great bike, often dearer than a similar K100 though.

He didn't mention the K1200RS either, which is probably in the same price range

K12RS is Vastly under rated if you ask me, although I am not man enough for one (or K11 either)

George
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Re: Hello !

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 pm

Welcome to the forum from Suffolk. If not a K how about a R1100rt
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Re: Hello !

Postby Longjonty » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:26 pm

HI,

Thank you fro your reply.

The more I look at Bm's the more I'm undecided which to go for, I'm still open minded, and if the "right" bike came along .........

The "K" series appeals to my like of older and quirky (sorry don't want to offend any K series owners) bikes - especially with them being referred to as BRICKS. I like the unusual - probably why I'm looking at BM's in the first place.

Purchase price is also a governing factor, for me the bike would be more of a pleasure craft for local runs out in fine weather, rather than a work horse or a mile eating touring bike.

Regards,

John


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