90 R100GS is it for me?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by johnnyotis, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. johnnyotis

    johnnyotis Loungemaster

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    Currently riding wr450 (off-road enduro) and have been looking for a two up capable bike that my wife and I can.... 1. ride at least 50% off-road (the reason in the first place) 2. carry on a reciever mounted rack (no trailer) 3. simple, rugged bike that we can do minor repairs on and 4. see if off-road adventure riding is our game. The bike is fairly stock,clean and seems to run well. Owner has maint. records for review and has replaced/renewed trans,clutch,swingarm bearings. $4200.00 Any comments would be great. thank,mark
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  2. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    My thoughts:

    (1) if you mean fireroad/double track, then yes. Serious offroad? Rocks and soft sand? Doubtful.

    (2) doubtful. Bike must weight over 500#. That would be tough on any receiver rack I've ever seen.

    (3) yes definitely.

    (4) I would think so.

    $4,200 sounds like a decent price. Total mileage? Driveshaft renewal?
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  3. Daris Pakar

    Daris Pakar Adventurer

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    Hi John,

    I've got a 1990 R100 GS/PD and I love it but...
    keep the WR450 for wheelies and flying thru the air ;)
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  4. BWalker

    BWalker Been here awhile

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    The R100GS weighs around 500lbs so would not be advisable on a rack mount.
    As said above, not advisable on rough single track or sand....but you wouldn't reallywant to do that 2 up anyway.
    Get an inexpensive trailer and go for it.
    :nod
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  5. Airhead

    Airhead More human than human

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