Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Re: Beryl Beemer rides again, but $2,263 lighter..
Hmmmmm I thought I was having flash back visions when I logged in tonight......my original post was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy back there in Nov 06 2005 (the day after Guy Fawks night for all you pommies out there)...you may have got mixed up with Dr Who in some time travel..hehehheheh, but heyyyyy all good info for reference huh??..especially the kms on the clock back then...129,594kms....
Also noticed, (with much sadness), that dear Coni, (black12LT) who I used to chat with on the odd occasions, was the 2nd replier to my tales of $$woe here. Coni is no longer with us, (see the in-memorandum forum), which others have graciously provided write ups and photos of her funeral....great lady.
Beryl Beemer is still chugging along some 38 months later, now with 174,000kms on the clock. Had a 3rd new rear drive main bearing (plus a couple other needle bearings in the rear drive) installed in between then and now.
Beryl Beemer will be 10 years old this coming September
As Beryl was on the 2nd fleet to be transported out here to the colonies, she was not fitted with a GPS. Have since bought a Tom Tom device last October which was brilliant in helping me find the hotel that SWMO was booked into in Melbourne, whilst the couple of mates I was riding with went to the Oz MotoGP at Philip Island. The Tom Tom comes with it's ciggy lighter car adapter power supply regulator, so I had to install a ciggy lighter socket to accommodate it. Used the "+/-" feed to the front map reading light (which I had never used), and which promptly fell apart in my hands when I removed it, and installed the cabling down to the front RHS by the radiator (just lower than the rad). Had to remove the RHS mirror to feed the cabling through.
Anyway, the ciggy socket I have now discovered is not a water proof device....hehehhehehehehe.....(wondered why the GPS would not power up when I plugged it into the cabling from the map reading light location. Had to remove the ciggy socket, and cut off the ciggy adapter "male" part so that I could wire the "+/-" feed directly into the sealed adapter unit. Completed ok and then filled up adapter opening where I had cut off the protruding bit with silicon. We'll see how that lasts.
19XX BSA 125cc "racing" Bantam
1950 Sunbeam 500cc S7 Combo
19XX Royal Enfield 500 J2 combo
19XX BSA 500cc single B33
1960 Triumph 650cc Tiger 110
1970 Honda 750cc four K1
1975 Triumph Trident 750 triple
1978 XS1100E 1100cc "The Tardis" (ret)
1999 K1200LT "Beryl Beemer"
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