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Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 33,353
Posted By Grafspee
Interested

It's time to replace the shock on my 2010 F800GS (23,000 miles) I am interested in your R1 Adventure shock. Is there enough room to adjust spring preload once mounted on the bike without the HPA...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,937
Posted By Grafspee
I'd still go Parabellum

Considering the off-roading on an older airhead will most likely not only be light but also slow. I'd go with the Low 17 inch Sport Shield from Parabellum the mounting system is like much more solid...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,937
Posted By Grafspee
The best windshield is!!!!

With no reservations whatsoever, the best windshield I have ever put on my Airhead is a Parabellum. Check out this product http://parabellum.com/6-thru-R100-Twins-Sport-Shield-old-style-P19.aspx ...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,452
Posted By Grafspee
I knew your Grandpa

I am in my early 50's but back in the day I was the young kid going to the BMW rallies: Tail of Tears and The Falling Leaf. I never really rode with your Grandpa, but always talked with him at the...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,379
Posted By Grafspee
Looks well sorted and not over cooked

Thanks very tastefully done!!!
Any concerns with the taller than stock height rear shocks? + 1" or 2"?
The stance looks perfect, I hate the squat rearend look that I usually see.
I once had an 82...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,379
Posted By Grafspee
Bottom photo

I would love to have some more info/pictures on the R80 or 100 with the dualsport tires on it. I have a nice 83 R80rt that lost its fairing at some point in its life that I want to turn into a...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,572,851
Posted By Grafspee
Nice and clean

I always thought a set of stainless steel or chromed steel fenders would look the berries on a naked airhead. Good job!
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
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: 1,299
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: 1,269
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: 1,269
Posted By Grafspee
Tires

TKC 80's :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,089
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: 20,092
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: 227
Views: 37,844
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: 5,490
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: 7,397
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: 8,164
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: 8,164
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: 1,003
Views: 90,914
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: 1,236
Views: 232,306
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: 58
Views: 7,452
Posted By Grafspee
Grandpa

Did your grandpa live in near the Kaskaskia river?
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,034
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: 2,034
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: 1,376
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: 2,121
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: 1,042
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: 1,042
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: 1,042
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: 1,042
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: 13,115
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: 8,567
Views: 811,826
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: 15,709
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: 1,672
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: 1,278
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: 1,480
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: 7,835
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: 7,750
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: 5,225
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: 1,234
Posted By Grafspee
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,325
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...
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