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Old 01-17-2014, 11:27 PM   #1
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Woodmans BMW.

Quite excited about this.

In 11 hours I am going to jump on a plane (well 2 planes) and fly to Queenstown to purchase my new to me R100GS (PD?). Not sure about the PD part as it is black and yellow not red and white. A good stablemate for the KLR and Benelli anyway.

Was going to ride back in one go which is about 900kms, but the weather is looking a bit iffy and it is campervan season so may well take two days, we'll see, and anyway the bike may break down.

Do I have to name it? will see what names spring to mind on the ride home, but at the moment "George Foreman" or in German "George Foreman" is my favourite, both being overweight black boxers.

Anyway, will post some pics up (yes, still no camera, only cellphone) when we get home tomorrow night or Monday.

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Old 01-18-2014, 01:12 AM   #2
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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Does it come with the latest Euro must have?
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:01 PM   #4
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looks like you got a good deal

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
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So does this mean that your riding/workshop ratio will go from the standard jap bike of 90/10 to 10/90 like all the other airhead owners?

Hope you have a great trip back
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
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have a safe ride home and watch out livestock on the roads
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #7
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So does this mean that your riding/workshop ratio will go from the standard jap bike of 90/10 to 10/90 like all the other airhead owners?

Hope you have a great trip back
You talking about working/riding ratio or oil? I always use dino oil...

What a terrible place to fly into & ride back from
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:09 AM   #8
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So, you going to ride it in the Dusty?

Looking forward to seeing it
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #9
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Home now. Didn't like the bike at first but it grew on me, and after going through the Maruia saddle my confidence on it increased tenfold.

Really really like it now


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Very happy with the condition and how it runs

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So does this mean that your riding/workshop ratio will go from the standard jap bike of 90/10 to 10/90 like all the other airhead owners?

Hope you have a great trip back
The KLR will be a pretty good back up.

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So, you going to ride it in the Dusty?

Looking forward to seeing it
Not unless the KLR craps out, and I love doing the Awakino and taking the BMW over would not be that much fun. Ask Shrek, and we helped Buddhas brother push an airhead GS up last year and it damn near killed us.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:17 PM   #10
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where are the damn photos?
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:36 PM   #11
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where are the damn photos?



Maruia saddle today.

Photobucket is ass. Typical website improvement to make things easier where the end result is increased difficulty to use.
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Nice!! I've always loved those, specially the black/yellow.
I'm looking forward to chasing it up some dirt road.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:42 AM   #13
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so what are the details?
year model capacity km etc?

how do you find the seat to foot peg gap?


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Old 01-20-2014, 09:46 AM   #14
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year model capacity km etc?

how do you find the seat to foot peg gap?


Oh, Its an 1991 R100GS PD in Bumblebee colourscheme, which i just found out BMW never produced a PD in bumlebee as far as I can tell. Not sure what has happened their.

!13000kms and has just had rings, neutral switch, pushrod seals etc. No weird noises and the gearbox is as smooth as a smooth thing. Can't for the life of me tell any difference between shaft and chain drive when riding. It just sorta wafts along like the KLR really except with a bit more urge.

Actually I find the KLR engine lazier and more forgiving of bad gear choices.

Seat to peg is pretty cramped, and is a bit hard with my dodgy right knee, but ok. Have already tried the KLR pegs which will lower them about an inch ish.

Quite like it really.

Question for airheaders.

Is the square drive sticking out of the gearbox LHS for a kickstarter?, and if so where do I get one?

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Actually I find the KLR engine lazier and more forgiving of bad gear choices.

Question for airheaders.

Is the square drive sticking out of the gearbox LHS for a kickstarter?, and if so where do I get one?
I messed up a gear change on the ride back last weekend & Schmidt bellowed at me like a wounded bull.

From what I have read the kick starters are only good for looking at -they don't actually work that well. they do look cool tho.

You have been checking out the airheads section of adv rider aye? Sub forum of oldscool http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisp...aysprune=&f=85
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