Spanking the Cow- The continuing saga of an R100GSPD at the Races

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Stagehand

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    I think "yes" to all that :freaky Might be able to work that out. Much obliged, stranger

    Edit: except the valve thingy. Changed that last year, and looked at it the last time it got a filter (ahem) service. Seemed squishy and pliable, I called it good.
  2. Prutser

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    You could try a D&A filter. They have a edge all the way round the filter so they can not be pushed into the airbox.
    But they made the same design mistake as K&N. There is no gap in the filter for the starter cover.
    Super Shaft explained somewere how to mod the filter.

    On my bike i did put two thick washers between the air box and the gearbox so the filter does fit without being pushed by the starter cover. Althoug the D&A filter works fine I do use the pre-filters because they are so easy to clean compare to the filter it self.
  3. Stagehand

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    thanks for the advice, I will endeavor to check it out. MEanwhile, I got new plugs and wires, and it doesnt miss on one side, anymore :D


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    Sory for the ridiculous video :D
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    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Far out video.......man. :bmwrider
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    Fantastic Spanking. As that is the title, no? :evil
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    Looks like you had some fun. :wink: Great video !
  8. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Even your bike goes rock climbing :D Man I wish I had that in my back yard!
  9. Gone-Native

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    The ending, priceless :D
  10. Spark Plug

    Spark Plug Low on compression

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    Cool video.
  11. Stagehand

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    hey hey thanks guys :D

    Its really hard to make some riding clips somehwat interesting without doing a triple jump or something. Thats about an hour or two's worth of riding, and a LOT of footage of just nice, quiet woods, till a brief moment when a bike goes ripping through it :lol

    I feel like i need there to be more ofa point, though, nad not just a five minute music video.

    Beginnings, middles, and endings are the hardest part.
  12. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    What you need is '80s music and cut-scenes of JETS

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  13. Stagehand

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    I hadnt thought of incorporating other media, but thats a great idea :lol3
  14. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Great video :clap I didn't know we could ride these things off-road :lol3

    Dave
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    tradern Toowoomba QLD

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    Looking good Jason!

    Nice hard heads :)
  16. Stagehand

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    Neil! They are awesome! I need to purchase another pair for my /5 project! they also need some graphics on them! white stripes, or "if you can read this turn me over" :lol3
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    tradern Toowoomba QLD

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    Thank you :)

    You can have any color as long as it's black my friend. They've all been powder coated black but wouldn't be hard to mask it up and do some stripes/lettering.

    Plenty left so don't fret also!
  18. Padmei

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    Stage, how do you corner your GS around a tight shitty blind gravelly corner? Do you lean the bike over or keep upright & slide the rear wheel around speedway style?
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    OK, I have thought about this and my answer is that (besides wishing I knew how to do it properly) I do a combo platter of the above. I lean the bike over, but keep my body mostly upright, and apply as much throttle as I can.

    I dont hit nearly every one of them right, and some are way better than others. SOme areperfect and some go Way Wide.

    To ride it properly I think is an aggressive task with lotsof body english, but with a concentration on smoothness. The highest compliments i have recieved were those that mentioned smoothness.

    Eyes up and far intot he turn. Outside elbow very high.

    I dunno if I have any good video. I have a bunch of crappy video that shows it :D
  20. Padmei

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    Cool thanks. I know it's hard sometimes to try to describe techniques. I've read & seen other advice on different bikes however the GS is a lot of mass heading into a corner - I'm not so worried when I'm on my DRZ as it will flick round pretty quick.

    I'll head up into the forest & mark a tight corner on an open bit of land & practice.

    Stay tuned - My next post will prob be asking where to buy new valve covers:D

    BTW John & Ben are all go for Dakar - just waiting for some sponsorship money.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872471