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Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By Mark Manley
It would be an excellent decision, especially if...

It would be an excellent decision, especially if the alternative is not to travel between Lubbock and San Francisco by motorcycle. You could do some research about route, try to take smaller roads...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Mark Manley
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mark Manley
Thanks for posting, this is my contribution, a...

Thanks for posting, this is my contribution, a few interesting photos of a bygone era, bloody hell that makes me sound old!
Here is my G/S on a four year RTW trip with its original owner 1984-1988,...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Mark Manley
I don't have any recommendation for a replacement...

I don't have any recommendation for a replacement light, I have taken the fairing off of my 80GS and replaced it with the older style light from a mono G/S but would say keep the standard parts for...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Mark Manley
There should be plenty here, if you are thinking...

There should be plenty here, if you are thinking about making a long tour on a small bike don't let anyone put you off, after years of overland travel on a BMW GS I made a long trip on a Honda XR125...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,680
Posted By Mark Manley
How about 50 years earlier then? Possibly the...

How about 50 years earlier then? Possibly the first trans-Africa trip by any vehicle, two women with a bike and sidecar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjNmXQdgqhA
Forum: Trip Planning 09-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mark Manley
The best off road maps of Britain are from...

The best off road maps of Britain are from Ordnance Survey, I use the Landranger maps for planning my dirt road riding which are 1-50,000 scale and show all rights of way which include byways and...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mark Manley
Where you can and can't ride tracks or off road...

Where you can and can't ride tracks or off road will vary from one country to another, there is a big difference even between England and Scotland and you would have to look up local laws in each...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Mark Manley
You say cooked, have you stripped it? it is...

You say cooked, have you stripped it? it is probably a Valeo which has dropped a magnet(s). This usually finishes it off but I was lucky and just one magnet detached and jammed it, I was able to...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Mark Manley
I replaced the original BMW valves in my GS after...

I replaced the original BMW valves in my GS after 100,000 miles with genuine BMW and these are well on their way to the next 100,000 and would use them again. A friend who was a dispatch rider in...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Mark Manley
It is a good thing to have, I'm not sure what the...

It is a good thing to have, I'm not sure what the options are for US citizens but something that includes emergency repatriation would be best. Check with any policy that it covers your for...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-01-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Mark Manley
After speaking nicely to Azerbaijan customs they...

After speaking nicely to Azerbaijan customs they let me leave it at the port in Baku, officially it went to Kazakhstan but I think the customs officer took it home.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-30-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Mark Manley
I would go for the XR125L, I headed that way on...

I would go for the XR125L, I headed that way on one last year and despite the engine blowing up in Azerbaijan due to abuse and poor maintenance by a previous owner it was a good choice. The seat and...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,614
Posted By Mark Manley
Looking good so far Dan, I have done that, got...

Looking good so far Dan, I have done that, got the frame powder coated with the old bearings in and managed to weld a bridge across and knock them out without damaging the finish.
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Mark Manley
Very nice, thanks for posting.

Very nice, thanks for posting.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Mark Manley
That is a nice looking set up, any chance of a...

That is a nice looking set up, any chance of a few more photos?
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By Mark Manley
You might need brake fluid if the system needs to...

You might need brake fluid if the system needs to be split to get the front end apart.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Mark Manley
They do fit, here is a photo of my G/S with one...

They do fit, here is a photo of my G/S with one fitted, that is not me but the original owner by they way, I am far more minimalist than that. No idea where it was taken but it might be Egypt going...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By Mark Manley
I sometimes travel with just a backpack and tank...

I sometimes travel with just a backpack and tank bag but always strap it on the rack or back seat, partly because I find it more comfortable and partly for my own safety, I was once knocked off of my...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Mark Manley
The R45 is pretty gutless but could be a good...

The R45 is pretty gutless but could be a good place to start if you want to try an airhead, just don't judge the rest by it. Parts shouldn't be a problem, they are common with the R65 and apart from...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Mark Manley
I have had two hall sensors go down in the past...

I have had two hall sensors go down in the past and both have started with intermittent cutting out for a few days before packing up completely, it could be that.
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 19,834
Posted By Mark Manley
If you are looking for standard parts don't...

If you are looking for standard parts don't forget to give BMW a try, some are no longer available new but others are and the price can be surprising, I recently bought a new rear mudguard for my...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mark Manley
I don't know about oil heads but with an airhead...

I don't know about oil heads but with an airhead BMW recommend changing oil and filter every 8,000 km which I do, 265,000 km on my GS and 275,000 km on my G/S so far so good. I have a few friends who...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mark Manley
Regarding tyres which I am fairly sure you will...

Regarding tyres which I am fairly sure you will struggle to find in your sizes in Central Asia, I have started a trip on my R80GS with a new front and part worn rear, carrying a new spare rear, when...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Mark Manley
I would get the Metzelers which should be fine,...

I would get the Metzelers which should be fine, the locals get around on road tyres so they should be up to the job.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mark Manley
Here is what I took on a six month trip to...

Here is what I took on a six month trip to Central Asia.
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Other/Mark-Manley/i-KpLTVtp/0/M/007-M.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Mark Manley
I've seen a couple of bobbers which appear to...

I've seen a couple of bobbers which appear to have tanks from Kawasaki's KH250 which look pretty good on an airhead.
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mark Manley
A good choice, I have used them on mine and they...

A good choice, I have used them on mine and they worked well.
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mark Manley
I have travelled about 10 miles with a flat rear...

I have travelled about 10 miles with a flat rear tyre on my R80G/S, travelling at about 30 mph along the straights it felt like I could of carried on a lot longer, I think because the Michelin T63...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,653
Posted By Mark Manley
Try this one, not quite as high at about 15,000...

Try this one, not quite as high at about 15,000 feet as you come out of La Paz but fairly exciting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yungas_Road
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,653
Posted By Mark Manley
Another vote for leaving it alone, I have run my...

Another vote for leaving it alone, I have run my GS at over 15,000 feet and apart from some loss of power and a rich mixture it ran fine.
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Mark Manley
To the best of my knowledge all airhead paralever...

To the best of my knowledge all airhead paralever silencers are the same and interchangeable, The monolever G/S ones are shorter but can also be interchanged, they don't have the last mounting bolt
Forum: Asia Pacific 07-31-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Mark Manley
It is possible to cross Burma now as part of an...

It is possible to cross Burma now as part of an organised and guided trip, there are some threads about it on Horizonsunlimited. If you can't manage this then fly your bike from Bangkok to Kathmandu...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Mark Manley
It might fit but it won't help as the R100S...

It might fit but it won't help as the R100S subframe has shock absorber mounts and the GS doesn't.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Mark Manley
If you get a second hand Haynes makes sure you...

If you get a second hand Haynes makes sure you get the latest edition, it has all of the updates for your model.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mark Manley
Outdoor living shouldn't be tiring, everyday...

Outdoor living shouldn't be tiring, everyday things do take longer without the normal conveniences you have at home but you should have a lot more time to get things done. When travelling long term...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Mark Manley
A top tip, thanks for posting, I have passed it...

A top tip, thanks for posting, I have passed it on to a friend who finds the footrests on his R80GS too high.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,134
Posted By Mark Manley
I have met Americans in many parts of the world...

I have met Americans in many parts of the world and have never heard one say that they have been harassed or had trouble as a result of being one, you are not as disliked as individuals as you might...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mark Manley
A great looking trip, I love the use of paper...

A great looking trip, I love the use of paper maps with hand written notes, old school technology that is as trusty and dependable as an airhead.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,441
Posted By Mark Manley
I have had two bean cans go down in the past and...

I have had two bean cans go down in the past and both started with erratic running over a period of days, the symptoms weren't exactly as you described but similar enough make me think that might be...
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