Let's see your R1100GS!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Jim Rowley, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Choicecut

    Choicecut Lean, Tender and Juicy.

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    Couple pics from a quick 5k I did out to New Mexico last September. These were taken on the continental divide that runs from the VLA and comes out near Gila Cliff Dwellings. Beautiful country and one of my favorite states to ride in so far. The 1100 just keeps on truckin', such a solid motorcycle. Added Ohlins awhile back around 75k which made a huge improvement. Only thing I really have left that I want to add is a set of Zega bags.

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    Looked like this a few years ago before I decided fix it up and keep it rather than updating to a 1200:

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  2. red450

    red450 WEE-A-BOO

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    Thanks for the new pc background! Another great bike to drool over until I can track down my own next year.
  3. jalapenopete

    jalapenopete Adventurer

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  4. Tiellswheels

    Tiellswheels Adventurer

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  5. cartejo5

    cartejo5 Adventurer

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    It was nice over the weekend so popped over to the lakes via Tees dale 250 mile over the weekend, the shot is looking back over Tees dale moors.

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    It was the first time I've been out since I fitted the Lennies cam sprockets, I have to say I wasn't really expecting big things but I'm quite impressed by the benefits.

    Definite increase in fuel mileage 52.5 mpg over 207 miles of fairly spirited riding, measured using full tank to full tank method.

    Noticeable increase in bottom end torque, it seems to pull a gear higher in any given situation, for example previous 3rd gear roundabouts can now be taken in fourth. I would imagine you'd really notice the extra low down torque with a pillion on board.

    Low speed running is massively improved no surging at sub 30 mph speeds regardless of what gear your in, its worth mentioning that my bike has always surged at low speeds so this is a big bonus for me.

    Overall I'm pleased with the way its worked out, its made a nice bike that bit more fun and the additional fuel economy should recover the cost of the sprockets over time.

    Only dampener on the weekend was I popped up to the Scottish borders on Sunday only to find one of the roads was blocked off by the police, seems there had been yet another really nasty bike accident just hours before - the copper I spoke with said it was particularly unpleasant - I asked no more!

    Its a huge shame really when people go for a ride out and go home in an ambulance or worse. TBH some of the riding I saw over the weekend by the power ranger brigade made me shudder - reckless and foolhardy doesn't even begin to describe it.

    Take care.
  6. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Nice shot Cartejo - any links for the Lennies? First I've heard of them but sounds interesting
  7. cartejo5

    cartejo5 Adventurer

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    Thanks, its easy to take decent pictures when you've good subject matter.

    Re Lennies sprockets, fill your boots:-
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802902

    That reminds me I should pop some feedback on there as well.
  8. EddieMac

    EddieMac Adventurer

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    Every time I've taken my 650 twin gs off-road, no matter how the road starts it *always* turns into this at some point. I don't do too much off-roading because I'm not very good at it, and I'm not very good at it because I don't do much off-roading.
  9. Sansiro.Sugata

    Sansiro.Sugata n00b

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  10. Sansiro.Sugata

    Sansiro.Sugata n00b

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  11. MsLizVt

    MsLizVt pfft ...

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    pawlicho Adventurer

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  13. Tiellswheels

    Tiellswheels Adventurer

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    Out for a ride today. Sunny and cold but still great to get out.

    All of what's left of the famous Rosenblatt stadium in Omaha.

    You can see the sign in the background.
  14. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Ok Hi,

    I'm on my 2nd 1100GS after almost given up to own another since I blew up the gearbox of my previous one just 2 weeks owning a used one during one trail shot 2yrs ago...

    So here's one which I just got 2weeks ago...milege is over 175k...10 owners plus me!!!!
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    pls somebody..continue this thread.
  15. Beard

    Beard Pro Blowhard

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  16. Mr Puffin

    Mr Puffin Been here awhile

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  17. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    I have'nt got any riding time for now...so I keep myself busy with the bike...
    Today,I did the F650GS windshield mod and twin headlamp mod.

    The frame customed to fit the windshield.
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    Got a pair of headlamp from CBR400 and cut out an aluminium sheet to fit it in.
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    fitted back the black plastic housing of the stock headlite onto the alu sheet.
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    I forgot to buy another set of the headlite bulb socket...so for the ride back home using a single light.
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    So here we are the final work for today..pardon the HRC...the screen were off from my XR.
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    Really really sorry if you're expecting nice scenery bikepics....as off now...workshops pictures only....:evil

    Next mod would be the 1150 beak which is now undergoing some paintjob...followed by a custom headlite grill...then...as of now...just ordered LeoVince exhaust...should be reaching in 2-3weeks...

    Cheers.
    AJ
  18. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    AJ, no apology necessary. Mod pics are just as entertaining. Did you get rid of your AT?
  19. RevDave

    RevDave KB Gear Guy

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  20. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Hey man,the AT is still around and it's a joy to ride daily.Since it's been soup up the way I've always wanted it to be,I can now focus on something else,and I did managed to sell my XR400,600R,and the 1100R in a single day 2weeks ago,lady luck has granted me to try and give myself a 2nd chance on the 1100GS.lol!