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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Jim Rowley, Oct 24, 2007.
Boy do I love my 1100
Here's a few of my baby...
on the way home to FL after purchase. 1200 miles into ownership.
Cool shot Mugwest!
Here's my 1996 with almost 38k miles. I've put 8k on it since I bought it in March this year. I have to admit, I love this bike!
Tell me about that front beak. I don't believe I've ever seen one quite like that.
Originally built by my buddy Griz from S.Dakota.
He had it on his 1100 until that bike was totaled on icy Spearfish Canyon.
He sent the beak to me, I reworked it and installed in on Big Bird.
And here is mine, a '97 model with ABS, heated grips and the works. 67.000km on the dial when bought a few days ago.
In a few days my Garmin Quest will be mounted, along with an Autocom AV Pro intercom.
Magnificent job! That is how they should have been from the start. In my opinion the 1100s were the best gs so far. It seems with each new model that comes out they just get more unreliable and with a higher price tag. Didn't hear much about major problems with the 1100s. I hesitate to purchase any new BMW until they fix the rearends. Too many failures happened in the iron butt this year. I did not participate but felt ashamed when I read about the number or rearend failures. Again, beautiful bike and looks very light.
I reread Brent's post and forgot to add the weight. Sorry Brent. The bike weighs in at around 450 lbs. (204 Kg.) full of gas and oil and regular air in the tires. It started out like this:
And now in its natural habitat:
Here's my '96 out on Sunrise Highway today and then from this morning.
Today was my first "real" ride on the bike and it was simply amazing!! I can see why people take these to the track too, simply amazing in the curves!
Riding through the areas damages by the fires was eerie . . .
Coolest yellow version I've seen yet...
one of my favorites, just set up camp/bags and am on my way to nowhere
on my way home
Here's my 95 R1100GS at the founder's grove redwoods. 82,000 miles now, the last 3,500 under my watch. Hell of a bike.
Here she is some where deep in the wilds of Wisconsin where I picked it up Friday.
Put some new rubber on just in time to blast it back to NH Saturday. Can't wait to get it out on some good dirt roads in Vermont...and Nova Scotia...and...
BTW, I blame all of you for me having to do this!
The 1100 has one major gripe and thats the tranny, first years the 3rd tends to wear out quick, and the subframe tears itself out of the gearbox, but thats easily fixed with touratech hardparts (if you have a 11 without *get* them !)
Needed a set of TKC's for this day ...
North of Copper Canyon
My '95 "FrankenGS" 113k and still going strong...
With original plastic tank refinished with bedliner:
With 1150GS tank after neighbor's kid decided to play with my nailgun:
This is mine just after I painted the tank, beak, and tailfeather -- and just before the paint started bubbling and peeling back off the tank. This look lasted about two weeks. Maybe I will get in line at BeemerBoneyard for a metal tank when one shows up -- next winter's project.
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It just went through 60K miles. The seats are from Rick Mayer. Came with that Staintune exhaust, so now I am illegal in Denver. I mostly use this for looking around the beautiful contryside here in northern Colorado. Having a GS makes it all that much better, no need to stay on pavement. Better tires would help for that, but these Tourances are OK for now. Next problem to solve: air over that stock windscreen hits me about eye level -- wind noise driving me to tinnitus even with ear plugs under a helmet.
Always starts & runs fine. Everything works: ABS brakes, tranny, and no surging. The right TB rattles a bit, needs a new shaft but OK for now. Amazing how small problems seem as long as I can ride it.
Here is that same tank now. Don'cha just love plastic tanks?
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