Found a 89 R100GS on e-bay a few weeks ago and went to pick it up on the weekend. Got a flight from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney on Wednesday night to be picked up by my mate who had collected the bike on his crain truck for me. Next morning i give it a try and it starts ok and up and down the driveway a few times and a little checking and one throttle cable is just hanging in there so replace that, check a few things and its ready to pack up and ride home. First leg is only just down the road and still on the edge of Sydney, it gets parked up with these two being prepaired for there RTW Odyssey starting very soon, hope some rubbed off on my bike. So its now Saturday morning and time to get this show on the road i have a party at a bush block up in the Mullions Range State Forest out from Orange, about a 3 hours of very good tar, The Bell Line of road to start with then about a half hour of dirt. About an hour in the first problem, petrol pouring out the right carb i stop and drop the bowl and it has flakes of red paint and theres flakes in the glass filters to. I made the party ok, have a few drinks, tell some bullshit and get up the next day and its now time to get serious about doing some time in the saddle, breakfast around the fire then its off, After a half hour of dirt and an hour of tar my first stop is a driver reviver stop for a cup of tea and a scotch finger biscuit. been such a good start with the ride out through the Forestry just tooling along looking at the scenery. After this it was back to the paint in the carbs, stoped along a long straight and pulled the left carb, had to strip it and clean the jets as best i could, about 3 hours later it was the right side. From then on it was a quick drop of the bowls run the fuel and flick the floats a bit to clear any small flakes that had gotten past the useless filters that were fitted. Left at 10AM Sunday morning 14 hours and two carb tear downs a half dozen float bowl removels later and 1120K i was home. I think this is going to be a good bike to keep, some bikes break down and just stop others will just get you home no matter what. I am glad i grabbed that old 75/6 tool roll at the last minute to take with me it had everything in there i needed even some fine wire to run through the jets. I know i will have to rebuilt the carbs and get new jets as they got a pizzlen with wire poked through them but i got home.