Woodmans BMW.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by innathyzit, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Quite excited about this.

    In 11 hours I am going to jump on a plane (well 2 planes) and fly to Queenstown to purchase my new to me R100GS (PD?). Not sure about the PD part as it is black and yellow not red and white. A good stablemate for the KLR and Benelli anyway.

    Was going to ride back in one go which is about 900kms, but the weather is looking a bit iffy and it is campervan season so may well take two days, we'll see, and anyway the bike may break down.

    Do I have to name it? will see what names spring to mind on the ride home, but at the moment "George Foreman" or in German "George Foreman":deal is my favourite, both being overweight black boxers.

    Anyway, will post some pics up (yes, still no camera, only cellphone) when we get home tomorrow night or Monday.
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  2. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Eagerly awaiting a ride:clap
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  3. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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  5. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    So does this mean that your riding/workshop ratio will go from the standard jap bike of 90/10 to 10/90 like all the other airhead owners?

    Hope you have a great trip back
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  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    have a safe ride home and watch out livestock on the roads :D
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  7. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    You talking about working/riding ratio or oil? I always use dino oil...

    What a terrible place to fly into & ride back from :cry
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  8. GPS MAN

    GPS MAN Lost!

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    So, you going to ride it in the Dusty?

    Looking forward to seeing it:D
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  9. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Home now. Didn't like the bike at first but it grew on me, and after going through the Maruia saddle my confidence on it increased tenfold.

    Really really like it now



    Very happy with the condition and how it runs

    The KLR will be a pretty good back up.

    Not unless the KLR craps out, and I love doing the Awakino and taking the BMW over would not be that much fun. Ask Shrek, and we helped Buddhas brother push an airhead GS up last year and it damn near killed us.
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  10. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    where are the damn photos?
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  11. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Maruia saddle today.

    Photobucket is ass. Typical website improvement to make things easier where the end result is increased difficulty to use.:puke1
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  12. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Nice!! I've always loved those, specially the black/yellow.
    I'm looking forward to chasing it up some dirt road.
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  13. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    so what are the details?
    year model capacity km etc?

    how do you find the seat to foot peg gap?


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  14. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Oh, Its an 1991 R100GS PD in Bumblebee colourscheme, which i just found out BMW never produced a PD in bumlebee as far as I can tell. Not sure what has happened their.

    !13000kms and has just had rings, neutral switch, pushrod seals etc. No weird noises and the gearbox is as smooth as a smooth thing. Can't for the life of me tell any difference between shaft and chain drive when riding. It just sorta wafts along like the KLR really except with a bit more urge.

    Actually I find the KLR engine lazier and more forgiving of bad gear choices.

    Seat to peg is pretty cramped, and is a bit hard with my dodgy right knee, but ok. Have already tried the KLR pegs which will lower them about an inch ish.

    Quite like it really.:deal

    Question for airheaders.

    Is the square drive sticking out of the gearbox LHS for a kickstarter?, and if so where do I get one?
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  15. Padmei

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    :lol3 I messed up a gear change on the ride back last weekend & Schmidt bellowed at me like a wounded bull.

    From what I have read the kick starters are only good for looking at -they don't actually work that well. they do look cool tho.

    You have been checking out the airheads section of adv rider aye? Sub forum of oldscool http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=85
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  16. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Kickstarts are available at your new fwends Motobins http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R Series 2 valve Twin

    As Padders pointed out they are really only for emergencies.
    Welcome to the flat side of motorcycling.... they grow on you...1,2,3,4....um:rofl
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  17. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Already was on the flat side with the Benelli.:deal

    looked at kickers, yeah-na.
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  18. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/gs_color.htm

    does not appear to be a original colour BUT WAIT.

    NZ was/is a small market and as far as I am aware we used to order the bikes colours /specs as we wanted them.

    Your bike is not a one off as there is also one in Wellington same colour etc. Saw a picture of the bike on here or kiwibiker. Box a bits maay no. You could always ask Ross in Blenheim as he is a wealth of knowledge.
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  19. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Yes, Wellington Rider. May be a repaint though...very nice :D Crappy cell ph pic

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    Good call on giving the kickstart a miss
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  20. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    yeah but with the yellow fork legs it would have to be more than a repaint. up-speced which would cost a shitload
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