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Offline Phil_L

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New member from Canada
« on: December 28, 2017, 05:00:47 PM »
Hi All, just picked up an '85 K100rs and I have lots to learn...I've been riding and tinkering around with Honda's for awhile but started to really like the BMW's.
Hopefully you are patient with all my questions lol.


Cheers!


Phil
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Offline Martin

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 05:41:52 PM »
Welcome to the asylum from the land of OZ.
Regards Martin.
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Offline Chaos

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 07:03:00 PM »
you're in the right place, ask away!
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Offline Phil_L

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 10:25:11 AM »
Thanks guys!!!
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 03:53:23 PM »
Hopefully you are patient with all my questions lol.
:hehehe

Welcome, Phil.
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 09:16:01 AM »
Welcome.
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Offline beemuker

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 09:37:23 AM »
welcome. you may want to wait until it gets above zero F for a ride, unless you have some awesome winter gear. or come visit Florida, high 60 F here today.
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Offline Phil_L

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 10:06:38 AM »
Thanks guys!  It’s been -40 C all week. I wish I was in Florida lol. 


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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 04:03:09 PM »
60F?? My wife wears sweaters and warm boots when it gets that cold here!  :eek:

Right now it is 77 F and that feels quite fresh after a few days of 85 F.  We took advantage and went for a nice ride this morning for breakfast.  :riding:
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Offline beemuker

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 05:56:17 PM »
60F?? My wife wears sweaters and warm boots when it gets that cold here!  :eek:

Right now it is 77 F and that feels quite fresh after a few days of 85 F.  We took advantage and went for a nice ride this morning for breakfast.  :riding:
ha. 60 is pretty nice, feels just right in the jacket and the engine heat is finally welcome.  :neener:
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 06:40:31 PM »
Oh I agree 100% - much as I love it here the fact is that it is too hot for a brick.  I do most of my solo riding as early as possible - ideally between 6 am and  9 am.  If it was say 65 all the time i would never complain, once it gets over 85 this mad dog englishman keeps out of the midday sun!
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Offline Phil_L

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 07:26:44 PM »
I wish it was 65F that 15C for us Canadians...I’d be riding my bike for sure. It’s -31C tonight


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Offline kris

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 08:16:49 PM »
Regards from Hamilton, Phil. I rode right through the winter the last two years...no problem. We were spoiled rotten. With this deep-freeze all bets are off. Supposed to warm up to 0 C in the next few days...warm up!  :hehehe It's not so bad, though. It'll make that first ride in late March/ early April all the sweeter. And my girls won't have that light dusting of salt.


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Offline Skunky

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Re: New member from Canada
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 08:41:59 PM »
Welcome aboard. As you can't ride it how about a few photographs.
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