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Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Grafspee
New Tires Coming

Just ordered a new set of Michelin Pilot Actives for my nekkid 1983 R80:clap
New suspension installed also - it should be a very nice ride!
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Grafspee
Fenders

What size rear fender and where did you get them?
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Grafspee
Seriously though

Michelin Pilot Active! Good mileage and handling.
Stick with the stock sizes: 4.00 x 18" for the rear.
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Grafspee
Tires

TKC 80's :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,730
Posted By Grafspee
27

For me it has been 27 years of used Airheads: Standards, S, RT and RS, parts bikes and bikes bought to ride, to fix, or to sell. I've sold some parts I wish I'd kept, like an R100 engine, tranny, and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 17,144
Posted By Grafspee
1st time for this ride

I am planning to follow Bigdog over for this ride and a little tent camping. Looking forward to riding in this area after spending a lot of time in SE Missouri over the last decade or so. Been...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 28,152
Posted By Grafspee
Yes - just picked up a Smoke Red '79 model

Rest easy guys I have no plans to remove the RT fairing from this bike. This was the proverbial once in a lifetime find. An original '79 R100rt with 22,000 miles! Yes I am sure many of the seals...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,484
Posted By Grafspee
Happy with the Sito mufflers I am running on my...

Happy with the Sito mufflers I am running on my restored '83 R80 use to be RT! I was very impressed with them when I opened the box, 3 years later still looking great.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,197
Posted By Grafspee
I use 'em

Been using a set since the Sedalia Rally - I luv them. Small, Comfortable, Great Sound, EXPENSIVE, - yes! But I do not regret the purchase! I've tried alot of different ear buds and these are the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,233
Posted By Grafspee
Weight

45 lbs. doesn't sound like a lot but remember those weights listed do not include all the farkles you will add to the bike once you purchase it. Things like engine guards, pannier racks, luggage, a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,233
Posted By Grafspee
F800gs

I've got a 2010 F800gs: its very capable but it's still one of those bikes that will require some suspension work. I think the newer models have a better fork now but I haven't ridden one. I have a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-20-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 33,079
Posted By Grafspee
Count me in as well

I have ridden some of this stuff in the past with Mark some of it on a F800gs and some on a 99 F650, but like Mark said smaller is better so I plan to also get a new stable mate for the 800. Just...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,092
Posted By Grafspee
Like the front end, hate the rear.

Like the front end, hate the rear.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,121
Posted By Grafspee
Grandpa

Did your grandpa live in near the Kaskaskia river?
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By Grafspee
Handling

Most agree the R100r is probably one of the best handling airheads ever built. And honestly, I would probably have one if available for the right price despite some of the negatives mentioned above....
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By Grafspee
Valid observations

Another example of why newer isn't always better! The one thing I have noticed over the years is newer more often than not means lower quality components or under engineered specs. The reason I...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By Grafspee
Dad's Truck

My dad left me his '91 Ford F150 it's just an old truck (with low miles) it gets terrible MPG, and I am feeding too many vehicle right now, but .......
I just can't seem to bring myself to sell it.
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By Grafspee
Timberwolf

I have a Wolfman Rainer that I use on a F800GS and I have tried it on my '84 R80. Too much of a slant I just do not care for the Rainer on the R-bike. Check out the Wolfman Timberwolf I think it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Grafspee
Wolfman chimes in

There you go - suggestion from the man himself, and a good suggestion it is. The Beta Plus bag will be much more secure than the Summit bags! Better yet - even cheaper than the GL on clearence. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Grafspee
good quality I'm sure

It's just that I would have a hard time spending $650 for through over bags, why not go with the Great Basin bag for $329 and still no flopping around for less money.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Grafspee
Closeouts

Giant Loop has a closeout sale going on on the 2012 versions of their gear - might be a chance to get a good piece of quality kit for your GS. Here is the link.
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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Grafspee
No Rack?

If you are not going to install a set of good pannier racks I would stay away from saddlebags. Take a look at the Giant Loop bag it's a little pricier than the Wolfman's but no need for racks, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,002
Posted By Grafspee
Feed back!

I have to agree with an earlier post. Had a set of Michelin dual sport tires ( maybe T66) on a 99 F650 - worst feedback of any tire I ever mounted on that bike. On one trip to the Smokie Mtn. in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 738,133
Posted By Grafspee
I did that ride with Mark earlier this year and...

I did that ride with Mark earlier this year and we had a blast. We woke up the next morning, after a great night camping at No Name Lake, to rain and none of us were prepared for rain. Nope not at...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,760
Posted By Grafspee
PM sent

I'm also interested in a set of Continental Decals!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By Grafspee
Awesome - Just Flat Awesome!

I need me some Holan stuff - will be contacting them. They make good stuff!
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By Grafspee
Absorber

I have been using an Absorber synthetic cham for years. It works great!
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Grafspee
Same Here!

I need some parts from Holan as well. I have not contacted Holan yet, but was getting ready to. If I can no longer get Holan replacement parts I will be very unhappy!
There is an english version of...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,850
Posted By Grafspee
I'll try 'em

I know I'm not nearly as fast as I used to think I was, but I like the idea behind these tires. I just returned from Sedalia and the National where I ordered new rear shocks and fork springs for my...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,004
Posted By Grafspee
I'll be there

I haven't attended a National in a long time, so I don't want to miss one this close. I'll be heading over Thursday morning from Mt. Vernon, IL. with 3 other riders. I don't ride the area near...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,764
Posted By Grafspee
From Mt. Vernon IL

I'll be heading over on Thursday am with 3 other riders.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By Grafspee
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By Grafspee
What to buy next!

As much as I really really want to like and buy the Oregon 450, it is really hard to justify it when you look at the Montana. The Oregon is much better for the bicycle as there is an option for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-24-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By Grafspee
Oregon 450

I currently have a 60csx which I really like, and I am thinking of buying a Oregon 450 (maybe a "t"). So what's the opinion of the owners here? I like the idea of a new Montana, but I will use the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By Grafspee
One of these?

Garmin 60csx or Oregon 450 or Montana
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,924
Posted By Grafspee
Do it!!!

I'm in! I'd buy it.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 311,949
Posted By Grafspee
Shocks

Nice bike Miob, a scrambler is not a motocrosser, your bike looks like it fits the bill to me.
Shocks - just curious anybody using longer than standard shocks on their twin shock BMW. Many times I...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,941
Posted By Grafspee
attic cleaning!

Find any old fork braces (hoop style) while you were cleaning things out? Been lookin' for one of those, for nekid '83 R80rt.
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By Grafspee
Parabellum

Check out www.parabellum.com (http://www.parabellum.com) the SS (Sport Shield) I ran one years ago on my '82 R100, does a great job and if you modify the mounts, easy on and off. Just rebuilt a 83...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,626
Posted By Grafspee
Picked on up

I bought one when they first went on sale and so far I am very happy with it. I wear the liner daily. Only a couple of negatives I see so far, and this is minor, I do not like the rain hood folded...
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