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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, Jan 5, 2005.
I should be committed for not getting out on this enough . . .
Out doing a bit of exploring last weekend
man thats awesome, Phil.
I have to say something about leaving the girl at the bottom of the climb holding her helmet, though
I dont know what to say, but it just seems funny :sheepish
Beautiful countryside, and the perfect terrain for that bike.
there is just something about these that made me come back
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
View from the pillion seat
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.
remember that line from some old movie.... it was something like "don't bury me, I'm not dead yet"
Great theme for an "Old's Cool" rally.
Bring out your dead!
I'm not dead, yet.
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.
aw come on Mark. You gotta give us more info than that!
This arrived last weekend.
1991 R80GS 137K(ish) US$1730.00 ($2400NZD)
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.
Gotta get in on this NZ action...
Damn you Igormortis
You know I can't afford to make mine as pretty as yours
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.
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...
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....
Then after mile on mile of tiny little lanes we crossed a cattle grid and entered the park...
Mile after mile of these lanes through spectacular scenery
and the further you went, the better it got, but as you can see the weather was closing in too
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.
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.
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.