So I sold my GS.... and then I went shopping....for a G/S!

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. jellycow

    jellycow Back on track.. Oh, wait, new track found!

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    +1

    But, have them sitting in your garden Rob? Shame on you, get them mounted on a bike or at least in a nice storage.
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  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I'm not sure if they are identical but the shapes the same, hinges are different though.

    I'm ashamed to say they're getting buried in dirt at the minute and covered in cat pee..
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  3. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    There's some nice welding on these. Somebody has replaced the hinges at some point. I'm sure they're home made items. Very strong though. I bought them for £10 ($20 ish) locally. I should clean them up I guess..
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  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    looks like you are planning on planting them like a perennial. :lol3
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  5. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    :lol3

    The wife wants to take the lids off, hang them on the garage wall and use them as planters.
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  6. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    if you aren't going to take those and the tank inside at least have the decency to sell them to someone who'll use them.

    or take your wife's advice.


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  7. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    This is the side of the tank you cannot see :cry

    Sorry for the hijack Solo. I got carried away there.
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  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Steve, there's one local in NorCal as long if you like brown.

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/584123711.html
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  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Add a couple of feet of snow and our back yards look remarkably similar, right down to the airhead RS fairing bits.

    I should host a garage sale in spring when everything "surfaces".
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  10. cenji

    cenji out4fun

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    To those of you that have gone this Heinrich route versus, pd tank, HPN, Acerbis, old Tesch tank, what modifications needed to be made, if any?
    Is there any ID for the Heinrich tank, as they were made for various models? Please forward.

    the aluminum panniers look like old style Tesch to me.

    Just fitted a used R 100 Tesch rear rack to my G/S, next inline is the tank. I thought of a standard r 100gs tank to save some money, anybody selling one? thanks for letting me know. Want to sell my old original tank and original seat(orange). They are a pain in the butt.Both don't have enough volume to get you somewhere long distance.
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  11. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Sent you an email about both!
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  12. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Update:

    So, on Sunday I pulled the final drive to have the stripped drainplug hole repaired, pulled the swing arm, pulled the transmission and will be cleaning it as well as lubing the splines.... put new bulbs into the speedo and tach and bled the front brake. Oh, and washed the bike.


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    Check out my new avitar, is that not possible the coolect sticker you have seen on a bike in some time:clap

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  13. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Looking good. What did you clean the engine with? it's come up well.

    They look like early electrics. what year is she?
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  14. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    I'm using a green scrubber pad with "Simple Green" and will then finish up with a clean green scrubber pad and some WD40...

    Good eye! The bikes "birthday" is October 1980...
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  15. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Thats real early. Possibly one of the first "press release" bikes?

    I had an early 81 so recognised the electrics setup. My current ones a July 87 and has a different layout.
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  16. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    No clue, the last ov the VIN# are 62131... how would I find out if this was a "special" early on I wonder?
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  17. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    found this tidbit...

    <TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=1 bgColor=#ffffff border=8><TBODY><TR><TD>81</TD><TD>R80G/S (USA)</TD><TD>09/80 - 05/81</TD><TD>6362001 - 6362748</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    Makes my G/S the 131st off the line :thumb
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  18. ascender

    ascender Old Groove

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    Thats a real cool bike Solo......great tank and decal. looking forward to seeing it later after you git er spruced up. I'm pretty new to the site and look forward to more connections in Old School. I've stripped my latest bike 1990 PD and bringing her back from the crud of the haul road.
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  19. Stagehand

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    nice-- I'd like to see that. Very close to my heart :deal
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  20. ascender

    ascender Old Groove

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    Yea Stagehand...Your avatar gave me a big smile when I fisrt saw it. My bike is the same red & white as your baby. Its in pieces now but I do have a good picture on my desktop, but have no idea how to get it on the site. help please
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