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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By QTreiber
Thumb Thanks for a great video!:clap Makes we want...

Thanks for a great video!:clap

Makes we want to go on a long trip again and explore.

Armin
Forum: Vendors 05-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By QTreiber
I just ordered one with Givi Monokey mounting...

I just ordered one with Givi Monokey mounting hardware, Jared.

Can't wait to use it for my topcase. No more schlepping my helmet around! :clap

Greetings from Colorado,
Armin
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 98,493
Views: 18,766,187
Posted By QTreiber
That's what I ended up doing: cut off the 90...

That's what I ended up doing: cut off the 90 degree tabs. At "close to full lock" the blinkers touch the tank. I will test this tomorrow/today.

Armin
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 98,493
Views: 18,766,187
Posted By QTreiber
OK, switching sides did the trick and mounting...

OK, switching sides did the trick and mounting the blinkers "upward"!:clap

Can't wait to try out the new tank!:freaky

Cheers,
Armin
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 98,493
Views: 18,766,187
Posted By QTreiber
OK, time to play... I will try to use the...

OK, time to play... I will try to use the original brackets and turn them upside down.

The tank is mounted now, looks good. I had to bend the seat quite a bit, so now the seat cover looks pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 98,493
Views: 18,766,187
Posted By QTreiber
One more thing: Obviously the front blinkers...

One more thing: Obviously the front blinkers have to be mounted differently.

If I don't want to buy/use the relocation kit, how exactly should I modify things so the blinkers won't collide with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 98,493
Views: 18,766,187
Posted By QTreiber
Thank you for your helpful response, ER70S-2, I...

Thank you for your helpful response, ER70S-2, I appreciate it!

Armin
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 98,493
Views: 18,766,187
Posted By QTreiber
Acerbis 6.6 gal. tank

Hello,

I am in the process of installing a new Acerbis 6.6 gal. tank on my 2011 DR650.

I installed the petcock that came with the tank and I am wondering, if I should (or have to?) install a...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By QTreiber
Riding gear for teenagers?

Hello,

I have a hard time finding riding gear (pants) for touring for my 14 year old daughter. She is 5'2" and quite slim so even the smaller women's sizes should be too big.

Any...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By QTreiber
Thanks again for all the information. Does...

Thanks again for all the information.

Does the R80 engine rev significantly higher than the R100 engine at any given speed?

I would be concerned that the R80GS engine might be too small to...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By QTreiber
Is there a difference in the exhaust sound for...

Is there a difference in the exhaust sound for the different years of the R100GS? Are later model years quieter?

I like the typical boxer sound of the late 70's...

Armin
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By QTreiber
Here is a picture of my bike. This was in April...

Here is a picture of my bike. This was in April West of Fort Collins where we had the wildfires in June; wintry up there and 86 degrees in the valley an hour away.

...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By QTreiber
Thank you, cy and windypoint, this helps! ...

Thank you, cy and windypoint, this helps!

Yes, I saw the one on eBay. If it was white and red it would be a big temptation to me.

Regarding exhaust sound: do all model years of the R100GS...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By QTreiber
Thank you, Beater, I live in Colorado. Is there...

Thank you, Beater, I live in Colorado. Is there a "permanent" fix for a failing or failed paralever shaft and is it very costly?

Armin
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By QTreiber
Yes, I did, but I really prefer the older style...

Yes, I did, but I really prefer the older style of the R100 GS's...:tb

Armin
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By QTreiber
Best airhead GS years

Hello,

I have a 2005 R1200GS, which I like but I never really connected with. I very much like the looks, character and sound of the 1,000 cc airheads.

I am considering trading my GS for an...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,162,784
Posted By QTreiber
Kawasaki Z200

My first bike, a ~1980 Kawasaki Z200. Easy to ride, thumper sound, pretty slow, always leaking oil from the head gasket.

Picture taken in the Southwest of France, about 1982.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,162,784
Posted By QTreiber
~1983 Mz Etz 250

Somewhere in Northern Germany in 1984.

Agricultural feel, easy to work on, very torquey engine for a 250. Took me all the way to Morocco and back, did not miss a beat. Top speed was about 81 mph...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,217,246
Posted By QTreiber
2005 R 1200 GS West of Boulder

Sunny, cold and very windy. Being grateful for heated grips...:D

Late November in Colorado.
Armin
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By QTreiber
US bars

Yes, an upright seating position. I verified with the original owner that the US bars are on the bike, not the S bars or Euro bars.

I know the US bars a quite upright already, but still to enough...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By QTreiber
Bar risers for 1978 R100/7

I am the happy owner of a new to me 1978 R100/7. I love the bike and plan to keep it for a long time.

The only thing that I want to change is the handlebar/the position of the handlebar (the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,963
Posted By QTreiber
Larger mirrors for 1200 GS

I am looking for larger (ideally rectangular) mirrors for my 2005 1200 GS. Used the search function and it appears that the 1200 ST mirrors are one of the few options.

Looked at the part...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By QTreiber
Tire pressure gauge for bikes

I tried to find a thread on this, but did not find one, so... Does anyone know of a tire pressure gauge, which works well for bikes?

I have a hard time finding the right angle to press the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,492
Posted By QTreiber
Laser can

Try stock header with a Laser exhaust http://www.omexperformanceusa.com/images/bmw/77.7021.jpg.

Sounds deep and pleasant, similar to a WWII fighter plane.

Armin
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,452
Posted By QTreiber
Thank you!

To all contributors,

Thank you for the almost overwhelming response to my backpack question! Lots of substance and food for thought.

Greetings from Boulder,

Armin
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,452
Posted By QTreiber
Question No Backpacks on Bikers' Backs?

For some reason I hardly ever see a biker - except myself - with a backpack.

For years I have been using backpacks while riding, the weight never bothered me and I even speculated if this might...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By QTreiber
Map pocket

For a longer trip I am trying to find a map pocket and the best way to attach it to the bike (R 1200 GS).

I don't want to use a tank bag or "road book device". I have seen a map pocket at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2005, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By QTreiber
SW-Motech bars

Thanks Courtney,

This is the confirmation I needed, thank you for the good pics.

Was thrilled to find SW-Motech bars, ordered them yesterday, still wondering about their fir and finish.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 616,364
Posted By QTreiber
Laser Duo Tech

Quote: "What do you think of Laser? Do you have the slip-ons or full pipes? I'm in an exhaust quandry between Laser Duo Tech and the Remus for a new R12GS. Any thoughts would be appreciated....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2005, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 616,364
Posted By QTreiber
SECDEM windshield

I finally installed the SECDEM shield (SECDEM BB 047 HP, French product; imported by www.clarysports.com (http://www.clarysports.com)).

Wind protection and noise compared to the OEM shield is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2004, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 616,364
Posted By QTreiber
R 1200 GS Windscreen removal

As the original windscreen on my 1200 GS is too short for me I am planning to replace it with an aftermarket screen (SECDEM BB 047 HP, French product; imported by www.clarysports.com...
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