Committed AIRHEAD GS RIDER? Add your name below!

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

  1. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I should be committed for not getting out on this enough . . .

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  2. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Out doing a bit of exploring last weekend
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  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    man thats awesome, Phil.

    I have to say something about leaving the girl at the bottom of the climb holding her helmet, though :lol3




    I dont know what to say, but it just seems funny :sheepish


    Beautiful countryside, and the perfect terrain for that bike.
  4. when the road bends

    when the road bends hello

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    there is just something about these that made me come back
  5. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    They weren't to keen on walking that hill ! mind you we walked it first. BIG drop off the side. They were still smilling at the top
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    It was a great day out. Had been looking at this track on "TOPO" maps for a long time and finally found it and got permission to go through. It links up to very remote roads.
  6. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    remember that line from some old movie.... it was something like "don't bury me, I'm not dead yet" :evil
  7. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Great theme for an "Old's Cool" rally.

    Bring out your dead!

    I'm not dead, yet.

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  8. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    count me in with a '91 paralever, 150,000 miles from new and an '83 mono, bought from its first owner 8 years ago who took it rtw for 4 years, I have taken it from 120,000 to 160,000 miles including the long way up and use it every day. See avatar for mono.
    Fantastic bikes
  9. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Adventurer

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  10. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    aw come on Mark. You gotta give us more info than that! :ear
  11. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    This arrived last weekend.
    1991 R80GS 137K(ish) US$1730.00 ($2400NZD)


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    Very rusty spokes, exhaust, dead battery, shock gone (bought spare shock for $75US) but apart from that not too bad.
    Had it running off battery booster the other nite & sounded prety smooth but will put new battery in it tomm & take it for a short spin to see what needs attention

    Here it is with my KLR. Sorry to the BMW purists but I'm gonna have to take most of the stuff off it (& keep for resale later) & give it a more stauncher paintjob.

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  12. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Gotta get in on this NZ action...

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  13. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Damn you Igormortis
    You know I can't afford to make mine as pretty as yours:fishie
  14. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Having recently been laid off from work, I have been at a loose end, stuck in limbo between finishing my old job, and waiting for the all clear to start with my new firm, so I have just been out playing with the bikes, hanging at my local shop, and generaly just chillin as you do.:evil

    Well yesterday i got up late, sorted out a coffee, and uncovered the R80ST, checked the oil and pressures, loaded the kit, and headed for Wales, I had nowhere to go, and no reason for doing it, but what the hell, the sun was shining, and I had a tank of gas, lets go west.

    pretty soon, and a hundred miles later I was in the back roads of South Wales, and time for a drink and a picture...

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    Soon I was moving again, but not as fast as the clouds, so I headed North towards the Brecon Beacons National park, an area of outstanding beauty they tell me, I don't know for sure as I have never been, but I have a BMW and a GArmin zumo, so we shall go see.

    Pretty soon I was getting close, and the landscape started to change....

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  15. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Then after mile on mile of tiny little lanes we crossed a cattle grid and entered the park...

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    Mile after mile of these lanes through spectacular scenery

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    and the further you went, the better it got, but as you can see the weather was closing in too

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    Just after that last picture the rain started, and I headed out to find a camp ground, but then it really fell from the sky, and before too long I was soaked to the skin, and could only see a few yards in front.
    So leaving the park I crawled along until I found a services, were I changed into some drier clothes, and drank a coffee or two, before admitting defeat and running the 140 miles home, and a warm shower, and cold beer.

    Ok, it is an ST and not a GS, but the thought was there

    It was fun though, and I will return, as I only clipped one small side of the park.

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  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Gorgeous stuff!

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  17. merganser

    merganser Dual Sports only

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    Hi All, Just returned from an 8000 mile round trip - Colorado to Prudhoe Bay Alaska on a '91 R100GSPD, mostly camping along the way. I did not see another airhead above the lower 48. Turned over 66K on the trip.

    That is the Alaska pipeline in the background. I ordered less rain for the trip but no one listened.

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  18. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    You must not have hung out with George at the former Trail's End BMW in Fairbanks. Believe it or not, there's a pretty good community of airheads up there. Here's George in the 'service area' of his former BMW 'dealership' in Fairbanks. One hell of a character.

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  19. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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  20. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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