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Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Larry Landes
Thanks WindyPoint, but these are the incorrect...

Thanks WindyPoint, but these are the incorrect version. (I believe)

This is what happened the first time my brother replaced his. He got "another" transmission, and the GS internal gears are...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Larry Landes
Had to post this shot too because it has our Dad...

Had to post this shot too because it has our Dad in it...

Same trip to Cabo, taken at Lands End. 2 R80GS's and 1 R100GS.

Since this photo taken in 1989, all three of us have had heart surgery....
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Larry Landes
BMW R80 GS transmission

My brother and I both have '81 GS's. Some years ago, my brother had a transmission issue and replaced his stock trans with "another" transmission. It's not a GS transmission and it's geared WAY too...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,503
Posted By Larry Landes
Here's the parts bike I've never touched. The...

Here's the parts bike I've never touched. The Red Baron.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,503
Posted By Larry Landes
R80 to R100 advice

Seems I found the right thread, so I have a question...

My brother and I both own '81 R80GSs. We used to ride them a lot but then he broke a valve. Since I'm the mechanic of the two and because...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,724
Posted By Larry Landes
Thanks Pete. Great to know you tried and I...

Thanks Pete. Great to know you tried and I understand the weight constraints. I guess the solution is to cut the seat away and do a subframe mounted grab handle. I've not done that yet, but will when...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,724
Posted By Larry Landes
Hey those look fantastic! Very cool. I...

Hey those look fantastic! Very cool.

I wonder if your buddy could incorporate handles into them, like the 690 Rallye tanks? That's one thing I really miss are the side grab handles. Trying to...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,509
Posted By Larry Landes
Those are both great bikes. That Yammy will run...

Those are both great bikes. That Yammy will run like a Timex. The TS is much more tame than the TM and rides like a 4 stroke. Long, broad power. You should keep them both.

I've got a '71...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,724
Posted By Larry Landes
Long term report for anyone interested...

Well after many years and many off road miles, I finally cracked a tank. I had a good crash and now the right tank leaks. Ironically, I was in 1st gear. I did a water crossing and there was moss...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
3 oil filters on these... first is the micro...

3 oil filters on these... first is the micro filter (mini toilet paper roll) located just beneath the roadbook behind the windscreen - easy access. Second is the spin on/off car type at the bottom...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Hi, the bike sold for $11,100 on ebay. The high...

Hi, the bike sold for $11,100 on ebay. The high bidder however is having trouble with the funds, so it may go to the second or third high bidders...

If someone is interested, make me a fair...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Your timing is amazing... I've wanted to keep the...

Your timing is amazing... I've wanted to keep the bike, but decided over the weekend to list it on e-bay and listed it tonight. I was probably photographing the bike when you posted your question.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Most parts are still available, but many need to...

Most parts are still available, but many need to be ordered from Sommer KTM in Germany. On the later models, there are very few interchangeable parts with other KTMs so you must buy the rallye part....
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Eh? Thanks, I know you're right. My good buddy who...

Thanks, I know you're right. My good buddy who is a Sheriff pointed out the same thing and basically made me remove it. Poor judgement on my part I guess.

I justified it because the the borrowed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Here is the bike in Death Valley. It had the...

Here is the bike in Death Valley. It had the borrowed plate, as well as borrowed tank, fairing, front fender and seat from my Adventure. I wanted to preserve the stock stuff, so most of the time I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
All good points. I forget that because I do the...

All good points. I forget that because I do the majority of my riding in Baja, that changes everything.

Doing as you suggested, I could see the advantage for sure. I rode it at Rally Pan Am's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Hmmm... Was that a M.O.T.O. comment??? Master...

Hmmm... Was that a M.O.T.O. comment??? Master Of The Obvious?

Just my opinion, but you don't really want a plate on a bike like this. If you live a mile from a riding area, perhaps, but this is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
See post #13. Thanks.

See post #13. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
You know, I was almost in until I got to the...

You know, I was almost in until I got to the empty Coronas. Then, the second blow was the without pickles. Sorry man, I'm out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Yes, I suppose you are right. It should be...

Yes, I suppose you are right. It should be ridden/raced, but that's no longer for me to decide.

I was going to race it in the Baja 500 the first year I had it. (I did pre-run on it) Then I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
It's awesome you put the bike to good use. I...

It's awesome you put the bike to good use. I can't figure out if mine needs to be ridden or preserved as a great example of what these things were.

"When in doubt, go riding" has always been my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
One more glamour shot in beautiful San Clemente,...

One more glamour shot in beautiful San Clemente, California.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Attached is a photo of the aluminum water tank...

Attached is a photo of the aluminum water tank integrated into the skid plate.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Wicked Cat0020 - I had that photo of you on your bike...

Cat0020 - I had that photo of you on your bike for the longest time! I was going crazy trying to find rear tanks for my old 620 Adventure and I drooled over your bike many times.

I didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
The beauty beneath.

The beauty beneath.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Cockpit view.

Cockpit view.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Another angle...

Another angle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
Here are a few shots of her...

Here are a few shots of her...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By Larry Landes
KTM 660 Rallye

Sadly, posting my 660 on the auction block. I hope it goes to a good home and stays in "the family".

Thanks!

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/1824328164.html
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,724
Posted By Larry Landes
Nice Bike!!! I love the white, love the skid...

Nice Bike!!!

I love the white, love the skid plate and love the exhaust. Nice work. How does that 2 into 1 sound? Did you make it yourself? Looks great.

-L
:clap :clap :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,724
Posted By Larry Landes
Thanks Deadly 99. It's been a few years now and...

Thanks Deadly 99. It's been a few years now and the kit has held up beautifully, even with a few crashes.

Regarding the rear rack, I made a spacer to mount a plate used to hold a rear luggage...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 7,639,141
Posted By Larry Landes
We could drink beer to that! :1drink

We could drink beer to that! :1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 01-18-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 7,639,141
Posted By Larry Landes
Transferring some old photos to the new computer,...

Transferring some old photos to the new computer, I ran across this one. Taken in January '05 when I was on my way from Florida (where I bought my used '04S) to California (where I live).
Work was...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7,138
Views: 596,020
Posted By Larry Landes
Well written Doyle. Nice job. The Sahara...

Well written Doyle. Nice job.
The Sahara will always hold a special spot in my heart, but I agree. The Dakar can be "a Dakar" without Africa.
I thought I'd never say it, and it's only taken...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7,138
Views: 596,020
Posted By Larry Landes
Commentary

It was brought to my attention by "JMo (& Piglet)" that the woman who rode the horse was also Christina Meier. She's amazing.

Thank you for letting me know. I had wanted to look up who it was,...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7,138
Views: 596,020
Posted By Larry Landes
Wink For anyone interested, I wrote a short commentary...

For anyone interested, I wrote a short commentary on the first week of this Dakar.

Excitement about the soul of the Dakar living on, mixed with disappointment regarding the Coma wheel issue and...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7,138
Views: 596,020
Posted By Larry Landes
Just catching up here... That was hilarious...

Just catching up here... That was hilarious James!:rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 7,639,141
Posted By Larry Landes
Hi KTBen, go to the link in my signature. That...

Hi KTBen, go to the link in my signature. That takes you to my blog and scroll down to more pics of the 950. There are a bunch there. Thanks!
-L
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 7,639,141
Posted By Larry Landes
Hi DeeGee, that guy dwarfing his 990 is my...

Hi DeeGee, that guy dwarfing his 990 is my nephew. He rides the '08S and mine is the '04S with the sticker you speak of. I got the sticker while riding in Morocco a few years back. Sorry, but I'm...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 7,639,141
Posted By Larry Landes
My bike, my one nephews 620 Adventure and my...

My bike, my one nephews 620 Adventure and my other nephews new 990. Ready for more action on day 2.
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