Committed AIRHEAD GS RIDER? Add your name below!

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    JTWIND, Like your exhaust. Where'd you get it?

    I'm into sport bikes, but recently got into the GSs. Whole different style, but I love the R80GS. The 100 was a low mileage wreck I put back together. Just a few things left to go - mainly I'm trying to lighten it up and leaving off the roo bar, crash bars, extra heavy bodywork... that sort of thing. I'd like to create a digital tach and install a bicycle speedo. Keep it simple and light.
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  2. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  3. original mcguiver

    original mcguiver Adventurer

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    Old Airheads are just sooo elegently simple and functional. Ya gotta love em! I'm on my second G/S now (never should have sold the first). Don't know how to post a picture here or you would be looking at my current one.
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  4. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    What you do is smile at him, real friendly like, and then, still smiling, pull his shirt over his head and start reigning blows into his head and body. I know it sounds violent, but he really kind of deserves it and on some level, probably knows it. He might even thank you.
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  5. dancerdave

    dancerdave Been here awhile

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    i celebrated my divorce in 1991, sold my goldwing and klr, bought a new r100 gspd and have never looked back, the bike now has 116k miles on it, the seat(corbin) is worn out, the heated grips have finger groves in them still never wrench on the motor other than valve adjustment.. drive shaft failure at 60k miles and rear shock somewhere near there, been so long i dont remember.. the bike is still bone stock other than seat, and windshield... i put 68 hundred on the bike in 8 days.. just love the "big ugly " thing.. "big ugly" is her name.... i have patted her on the gas tank lots of time and told her how much i loved her and i still do....
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  6. TEXASYETI

    TEXASYETI Call me "thread killer!"

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl \

    Is it weird that even after owning THIS R100 PD for two years I still sometimes just stop, look at that bike and KNOW that I have the best looking and coolest bike in the world!!!! I really love my PD, took me to Prudhoe Bay two years ago and I ride the old girl every single day. I have no car so she is all I got.


    PS. where is the picture adding thingy button?
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  7. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    I have a Canadian-spec R100GSPD, 1993--40mm mixers, kickstarter, no provision for air injection, bigger valves & hotter cam from the factory (I've been told). Gravel on white with aquamarine-ish paint--sorry, no pics. I have a Wilbers shock & very pleased with it. Stock system cases, Corbin seat, KPH-only speedo, Metzler Tourances (Love 'em), big windshield (stocker on the shop wall), Wolfman Explorer tankbag, top of the line rear luggage platform. There are no reflectors on the forklegs. This bike replaced a GoldWing, and I didn't look back. Her name is Bockspringen.

    She shares the garage with my red stock 1953 Indian Roadmaster 80 named Smokestack Lightning.

    Hell yes, life is good!
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  8. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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  9. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Have not had much time in the saddle being gone for a while, the weather and working on her but the weather looks good the rest of the week and plan on putting some miles on her. Let me know if you come to town this week-end. 482-0925
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  10. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Havn't put but 100 miles on it being gone and the weather but this week looks promising and plan on riding to work the rest of the week. Maybe this weekend?? Call me if you get to F.C.
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  11. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    1985 R80 G/S bought 3 years ago with 14,000 original miles! Set up now with a PD solo saddle and rack, R100 GS tank, number plate and brush guards. Ohlins in the back and Progressive springs up front. A very sweet ride and a real keeper. Also have 2004 1150 GS.

    Rick
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  12. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    It's my primary ride for all things advrider. :nod

    deerslayR
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  13. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Let my '91 go a few years back.........Life was missing an important piece of the puzzle until I found a '95 PD classic last year.
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  14. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    Well, I am sure that i will enjoy that sweet bike... the one that found it's way into my garage this past weekend! :wink:



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  15. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Sweet Scott!! :freaky Post Pics :nod
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  16. MiGSel

    MiGSel GaStronaut

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    I've got an oilhead too, so committed...? Well I can tell you that the oilhead has hardly made it out of the garage since I bought this:


    1981 R80G/S

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    As it looked when I bought it two months ago.
    Cockpit is TT now, exhaust is Arrow.
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  17. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    Hi Dave,

    THanks for the compliment, and the help in making the right choice. Will post pic's as soon as i can find my way into the garage! LOL

    sdc

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  18. BMWRich

    BMWRich Sout'side Scooter Jock

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    Yep,just not allowed yet to post photo's
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  19. ridetwistyroads

    ridetwistyroads tailwind please

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    Whatcha mean, 'not allowed?' :dunno
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  20. scottw

    scottw Steppe Rider

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    89' R100 GS with lots of fun upgrades (Ohlins, HPN tank and muffler, kick start, etc., etc.). Here it is with some curious locals here in Mongolia. :eek1
    -Scott
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