Committed AIRHEAD GS RIDER? Add your name below!

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

  1. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    So Clang talked me out of buying an oilhead (it really didn't take much :D )

    My GS is getting along in miles (110k)

    Anybody have an extra airhead GS with low miles for sale? :ear
    PM me if so :thumb
  2. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    What about the one for sale on our for sale sight? Just broke in with 47,000 miles. :thumb
  3. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Yeah, I'm thinking in 20-25k range. Thanks for helping though :thumb
  4. darinu

    darinu Adventurer

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    91 R100GS PD. Owned since 94 and my first BMW. Almost sold it in a moment of weakness, but gathered my wits. Has dual-plugs, higher compression, 40mm bings. Will be doing a fork and brake upgrade in the near future.

    Darin
  5. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Where is the pic?
  6. darinu

    darinu Adventurer

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    darmahman-

    I'll need to take some and post, I'm damn weak at that. Think I'll spend some time in the garage this weekend since it's raining and do some detailing on the old girl.

    Darin
  7. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    :lurk
  8. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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  9. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Yeah, it's the Canadian version with the 40mm carbs and the kickstarter. I'm told these are the same as the Euro spec ones and the valves may be a tad bigger and the cam a tad hotter. Don't know if this is true or not. And I don't care 'cause yer right - it is one of the coolest bikes out there.

    Speaking of cool bikes, you have an Africa Twin, as well? So you have two of the coolest bikes out there. How did you ever get that one into Canada?
  10. alaskawilmer

    alaskawilmer Wilmer

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    Way to go Solo Lobo! Count me in! Alaskan airheads step forth! My 92' PD is currently getting a new body. I'll be sure to post eye candy of her soon.

    If you're not going all the way, why go at all?
    Wilmer
  11. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    It was already here due to the misfortune
    of the previous owner who had an accident. He was
    able to walk away but was unable to take his bike
    because of the damage. My salvage investment
    paid off. I now have 2 similiar bikes in many ways.
    However, its hard to beat the smoothness of the
    GS's shaft drive.
    wayne
  12. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    So which one do you like best and if you can't decide, at least tell me more about the AT. I've had a crush on that bike for years. (Yeah, I know - I need to get out more).
  13. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    As the thread implies I'm a committed GS rider. The
    GSPD was my dream bike for 10 years before i was
    finally able to get one...and while the AT was a gift
    from above... given the choice, one bike, it would
    be the GS. Having said that the GS collected dust
    last summer while the AT was definetily my choice
    of weapon.
    The AT with its Wilburs after market shock you sit
    very high in the saddle..cool..hard to bottom out in the
    backroads. Took me awhile to get used to the buzz
    of the chain but it will cruise comfortably all day
    on the slab with loaded Zega cases and camping gear.
    Would not be great for 2 up where as the GS is ok.
    HP and tire sizes are evenly matched. Fuel range is
    bit better on the GS with the AT not far behind.
    They are both great bikes and would be very hard
    to part with either.

    Wayne
  14. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Wayne, if I'm ever out your way, you have to at least let me sit on the AT. Not sure I'd want to do more than that, though, 'cause you may have the only one in Canada.

    Brought the new-to-me GSPD home today. Even though it's freezing here, I sat out in the garage for about an hour just checking it out. What a cool bike. It's really surprising that more people never really caught on to the whole "Adventure Touring" bike thing. Comfort, range, utility/go-anywhere-ability, plus they are way cool. I guess there has been more of a following in Europe, but obviously not enough because Honda discontinued the AT.

    Well, I'm not in Marketing, so I don't know much about "Target Markets" and "Focus Groups". I just know what I like and I'm pretty happy it's out there in my garage.
  15. MoMan

    MoMan PigPen

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    [​IMG]

    A dirty GS is a happy GS. Image taken at Hot Springs, NC last year at the BYOBII. Everyone (including me) had a great time bouncing along the trails and sloshing through the mud :thumb
  16. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    MoMan, nice GS. I always like that colour scheme. I like your chopped windshield too. Does it still offer any kind of wind protection or is it primarily for its' Hooliganish good looks? :evil
  17. MoMan

    MoMan PigPen

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    A little of both...no matter how I adjusted the windshield, the wind either hit me in the face or the neck which both made for a lot of wind noise and buffeting. I used Mr. Dremel to cut it down and spray painted the inside black. My head is now in a clean air stream. I also mount my GPS & XM antennas to the windshield.
  18. Trander

    Trander PORTLY ADVENTURER

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    Count me in! I had a '90GSPD, '95 GSPDC, and a '98 GS1100 75th anniversary, sold the '90 and '98. The '95 is the best between the three imho. I did like the red and white colors of the others though. Wonderful, comfortable bike. I hope I don't lose my mind and sell it. :thumb
  19. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    The truck was busted :baldy(until about an hour ago), Gaspipe wife's car is FUBAR :umph and she's using the spare clunker. So I've been riding everyday for a few weeks while waiting on parts for the cars to come in.

    It's rained almost every damned day. WTF?

    I put new rubber on it a few nights ago. I still love this bike.

    [​IMG]
  20. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Hey Gaspipe - Great lookin GS. Can you tell me the rides you prefer on the airhead GS to the GS Dakar.