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Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By strathbran steve
Who has removed the ABS on their R1100GS?

I have been running a 1997 1100 for a year or so now, Ive run with it switched on and switched off and to be honest, dont really notice a lot of difference. What I do feel is that it is a hell of a...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,886
Posted By strathbran steve
mine sucks when i'm fencing horse paddocks :thumb...

mine sucks when i'm fencing horse paddocks :thumb

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/fencing3.jpg
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,747
Posted By strathbran steve
looks great, nice job there! never seen a...

looks great, nice job there!

never seen a Cossack with a commercial box like that, would be handy on mine since I carry more shit about than passengers :lol3
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By strathbran steve
i'm 6' tall and I find it comfortable :thumb

i'm 6' tall and I find it comfortable :thumb
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2008, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By strathbran steve
Dneipr makeover

I pulled my old Dneipr off the road for a bit of a makeover this summer, It is my witer hack and i dont tend to use it when the weather is good, cos i'm usually on a Triumph.

There have been a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 3,144,433
Posted By strathbran steve
oh and I just got this on the road :thumb ...

oh and I just got this on the road :thumb

http://www.strathbranspeedshop.com/t150t240908.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 3,144,433
Posted By strathbran steve
recent arrival

Norton Desert Racer circa 1959 :bmwrider

just sent the magneto off for a rebuild and there's a new 21" knobbly tyre ordered for up front

http://www.strathbranspeedshop.com/norton1.jpg
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,990
Posted By strathbran steve
got the t100 up and running, still got to start...

got the t100 up and running, still got to start on the sidecar, been kinda busy over the last few months

t10o as it stands

http://www.strathbranspeedshop.com/t100040808.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
bit of an update here, i've just sold the 1200,...

bit of an update here, i've just sold the 1200, not because it had any problems, to be honest it was a lovely bike, I just couldnt justify 6000 tied up in one bike when my 3000 1100 does all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,212,109
Posted By strathbran steve
canary islands

canary islands
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,978
Posted By strathbran steve
well.................. the kit has arrived,...

well..................

the kit has arrived,

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/mikunikit.jpg

just need a spare hour to get them fitted :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,354
Posted By strathbran steve
my 97 1100GS

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/gsatlochluichart.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By strathbran steve
12-18000 miles on bikes (spread over the list...

12-18000 miles on bikes (spread over the list below)
35-40000 miles by Jeep/Landrover/whatever sits outside

:thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 554,871
Posted By strathbran steve
Bridge over Black Water at Little Garve

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/garvebridge.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/gsatlittlegarve.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By strathbran steve
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowm...

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/garvebridge.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By strathbran steve
took a bit of a detour this morning and headed up...

took a bit of a detour this morning and headed up to the dam at Aultguish then back down Black Water to Little Garve Bridge

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/militaryrd.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By strathbran steve
didnt get to go I was working, maybe next...

didnt get to go I was working, maybe next year:pissed
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2008, 04:36 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 99,245
Posted By strathbran steve
my 1100GS at Chanonry Point

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/DSC00081.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By strathbran steve
no we fekkin aint :kboom

no we fekkin aint :kboom
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,978
Posted By strathbran steve
here you go, http://www.motocarb.co.uk/ guy...

here you go, http://www.motocarb.co.uk/ guy called Steve, he's been very helpful, carries new old stock stuff

ive ordered a pair of vm28's with 120 mains and 21.5 pilots, we are guessing at a...
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,978
Posted By strathbran steve
Anyone running a Ural 650 or Dnepr 650 on Mikunis

I need to know what jets you are using, I plan to put vm28's on my Dnepr cos I'm sick of leaky Ukrainian carbs:kboom
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,805
Posted By strathbran steve
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=173425&stc=1&d=1214162056

thanks for sharing the pic, wish I'd had one of those when I was a nipper

that looks like a Hillman Imp...
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,353,402
Posted By strathbran steve
and sons and daughters ......... and any other...

and sons and daughters ......... and any other corruptables :thumb
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,718
Posted By strathbran steve
Zundapp hack for sale

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&screen=lotdetailsNoFlash&iSaleItemNo=3975344&iSaleNo=16535&iSaleSectionNo=2
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,212,109
Posted By strathbran steve
thats the way they were when I bought it, looks...

thats the way they were when I bought it, looks like its just been done, paint I think (judgeing by the hot paint smell for the first 50 miles :lol3 )

I'll try to find out what was used and let...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
I picked up the 1200 this morning and enjoyed the...

I picked up the 1200 this morning and enjoyed the 50 mile trip to work. Having ridden the Thruxton in to swap over, I found the 1200 to be a much more comfortable ride, the clip ons on the Triumph...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,212,109
Posted By strathbran steve
Jus collected this this morning :bmwrider ...

Jus collected this this morning :bmwrider

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/DSC00379.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
Decision made!!!! the bike i was...

Decision made!!!!

the bike i was originally offered sold before i could get a ride on it, I was away on business, in the meantime a late 2004 1200GS with full luggage and 17k miles came up for...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,990
Posted By strathbran steve
made up a couple of trestles and got it set up at...

made up a couple of trestles and got it set up at a comfortable height

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/DSC00370.jpg\
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,990
Posted By strathbran steve
well ......... it arrived today, strapped to a...

well ......... it arrived today, strapped to a pallet and wrapped up with film, i'll post some pics later ............ now wheres my angle grinder???
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By strathbran steve
beautiful pictures, sounds like te TW had fun too...

beautiful pictures, sounds like te TW had fun too :bmwrider
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,386
Posted By strathbran steve
i really like the late T120's best, especially...

i really like the late T120's best, especially the TT specials, they just look so right. I have got the chance of a 1970 bike (built 1969 US T120R spec) in restored condition for reasonable money -...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,386
Posted By strathbran steve
hi Rob, the 140 came with the covers fitted, not...

hi Rob, the 140 came with the covers fitted, not sure that t120s had lh and rh covers, but I really like the t120 look

heres a pic of my old t120RV, sold it a few years ago, regret it now
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
dont get me wrong, I am very attached to my 1100,...

dont get me wrong, I am very attached to my 1100, its probably the first bike I have owned in 30 years of riding that is a true allrounder, which is capable of proper long distance travelling (if I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
sorry I'm from Scotland, its a term of compliment...

sorry I'm from Scotland, its a term of compliment here its a really good looking bike

oh the joys of language :kboom
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
heart is telling me to keep the old 11, head is...

heart is telling me to keep the old 11, head is telling me different. much as I would like to do all of the work myself, I just cant get the time to spend on working on it - being self employed and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
the bike ive been offered is a well used 2004 GS,...

the bike ive been offered is a well used 2004 GS, dont know much more about it yet, I've to go and see it early next week, so I'll just have to wait and see.

When you start to add up the bits and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,386
Posted By strathbran steve
i just picked up this 1984 T140 to go with my...

i just picked up this 1984 T140 to go with my Hinckley Thruxton its getting a top end rebuild at the moment cos it was a bit smokey
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
got to agree with all of the above, my GS lives...

got to agree with all of the above, my GS lives outside in all weather, is always ready to go and, vibes, clutch slip, and rattles apart will probably do so for the next 10 years :lol3 Ive got a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By strathbran steve
GS1100 GS1200 Dilema

I've had my GS1100 for about 6 months now, been using it pretty much every day for the 100 mile round commute to work, no real issues, but at 48000 miles the clutch is starting to slip unde load, the...
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