Has anyone done a tour on thier Kr1s?

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Has anyone done a tour on thier Kr1s?

Post by Marty_Rillo » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:36 pm

Hello!
Me and a pal are going to the PS classic track days in July, and we are going to travel from Shetland to cadwell.
Its 400 miles.
Anyone done that in 2 days on thier bike?
With luggage?
Cheers Martin.

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Post by podman » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:24 pm

Do your own thing mate, no need to ask, ive seen people in Europe touring in C90s and came across this well used RG500 a couple of years ago, with the right attitude , you can do what ever you want, on almost whatever you want.


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Back in the day, most of my friends and me used our bikes as daily transport, I even did some courier work on my LC at one point.

Would make a great wee road trip with some fab scenery, id love to see the pics and read about it on the forum.

For such a relatiely small trip, id go light on the luggage and limit myself to a decent ruck sack and a tank bag, take your older clothes(or buy some cheap stuff from the supermarkets etc) and bin the gear you wear each day, you'll be able to pop the ruckack in the tank bag(or vice versa) on the way home...

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Post by pookie » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:02 am

That Aussie rg500 is parked outside the ace cafe in London, seems a long way to go for a sausage sarnie (they are very good sausage sarnies though) :)

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Post by Marty_Rillo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:34 am

Cheers guys,
You just start doubting things when the stator packed in around 500 miles of medium to heavy use!!
We were going to travel very light!!
I have a rear seat bag I use on my other bikes and was going to p!ace bare essential tools and plugs under the seat,
Prob need to take some oil if its an 800 mile round trip!
We get a lot of old bikes coming up to the bike rally here in Shetland.
A guy used to come up every year on a Suzuki kettle from Yorkshire!
Cheers martin.

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Post by bozbridge » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:43 am

Just set off and go for it Martin! I've used mine all last year, probably did 1500 miles or so through the year and on the road it didn't give me a second of trouble. Anyway I'm sure heading down you'll be passing members on this board you could always get help if needed, for a start I'm 20 miles North of York and have a van :lol:

I'm going to the PS trackday as well, it's a cracking weekend, be good to see some other KR's

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Post by 500bernie » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:03 am

Marty,

Collect a couple of post codes of members that are potentially on your route, that way if you get concerned there will be a friendly garage and a cuppa waiting.

Did you replace the stator with a new one? I am just finishing up renewing all the 25 year old kit (Stator - last year, Coils - waiting in the garage, Reg/rectifier - on order)

I am at TS175DH in Teesside, visitors or KRs always welcome (or KR owners in cars)

Cheers,
Bernie :)
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Post by Marty_Rillo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:31 pm

Aha!
Good advice!
I will probably be doing it sat nav free as Im sure I still have a brain in the old head!
But numbers and addresses may not be a bad idea!
The stator is just an old replacement, will an electrex world one be any less reliable given the age of the loom?
My pal is taking his ducati 851!
I think I will get a Kip's valve assembly from bdk to ensure no wayward valve action!
Cheers Martin.

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Post by 500bernie » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:46 pm

Hi Marty,
I would check and clean all the connectors on your loom (if you look on my project thread you will see all the crap I got out of mine).
The stators are well known for packing in, and it is not a roadside job to get the flywheel off, I would replace it with a new one and then forget about it for the new 15 or so years.

A great road trip idea, I only wish I could ride mine for longer than 30 minutes without losing the feeling in my hands :oops:

Pm sent with address and phone number :)

Cheers
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Post by Marty_Rillo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:35 pm

Fantastic Bernie!
Its quite a while away so a loom clean, possible stator and rec renewal, and perhaps a lithium battery,and bdk linkage.
I think that covers a few possibilities.
As for the stator removal, I was quite surprised how easy they can be!!
Its a good drive, we may break it up Into three days down and see some sights like the bike specialists in Sheffield, rju Norton and bits like that!!
Martin!

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Post by Marty_Rillo » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:21 pm

Good evening gents and ladies!
The tour on the kr1s went well!!
She never missed a beat!
I did just under 1200 miles in a week, including two track days at cadwell.
My rear shock was under damped but with some help I got it feeling a lot better!!
I used the same plugs the whole trip, and mixed super unleaded with Morrison's spec crap as I got stuck a few times In the wrong place low on fuel!!
Apart from a sore arse and a sore wrist from low speed throttle use it was amazing!

Cheers for the help over the years, she got a lot of attention wherever I went, and here's to next years trip again!!
Cheers martin.

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Post by podman » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:30 pm

Nice one mate, fai rplay...but where are all the pictures you took over that 1,200 miles?!

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Post by Binetta Steve » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:28 pm

Marty_Rillo wrote:Good evening gents and ladies!
The tour on the kr1s went well!!
She never missed a beat!
I did just under 1200 miles in a week, including two track days at cadwell.
My rear shock was under damped but with some help I got it feeling a lot better!!
I used the same plugs the whole trip, and mixed super unleaded with Morrison's spec crap as I got stuck a few times In the wrong place low on fuel!!
Apart from a sore arse and a sore wrist from low speed throttle use it was amazing!

Cheers for the help over the years, she got a lot of attention wherever I went, and here's to next years trip again!!
Cheers martin.
Mate you have balls to do that trip on an old twostroke. Well done and I bet the bike is better for the run.

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Post by Marty_Rillo » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:55 pm

I didn't take that many photos, a few here and there!
My pal on his ducati 851 took more, I don't have a smartphone!
I willk get a few up soon.
I was spotted by various members across england and Scotland, thanks to everyone who chatted!
Martin.

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Post by JanBros » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:38 am

Binetta Steve wrote: Mate you have balls to do that trip on an old twostroke. Well done and I bet the bike is better for the run.
I don't get this, whuy do you need balls to do that :?:

Whenever I take my KR for a spin, it's always on my +/- 550km always the same tour on 1 day through the Belgian Ardens. I come home and put it in the shed.
Before the next tour, I take it out, fill the oil tank and the spare bottle, lubricate the chain and check the water. That's all. Besides adjusting the chain, I don't think I've done anything else to it for the last 10 tours.
You know it's cold outside when you trip over dog shit instead of standing in it.

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Post by Marty_Rillo » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:07 pm

Hello again!
I wasn't implying it was a unique thing to ride a motorbike!
It was really just a bit of light conversation to be honest!
I averaged 60mpg on the road, 20mpg at the track, and used about a litre and a third of oil, which was silkolene comp2plus.
But I've been informed silkolene have changed owners or something so I'm going to motul oil I think.

Cheers martin

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