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Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Patrick M
Excellent. Didn't realize they sold these decals....

Excellent. Didn't realize they sold these decals. I'll give it a try.



I agree. Too little time on this planet to have it spent being yelled at by a TV. I'm glad you enjoyed the read. The only...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Patrick M
The G/S was added to the stable a couple months...

The G/S was added to the stable a couple months after I finished that trip you're reading about. The VFR, though an amazing long distance machine, is hardly ridden these days because of my G/S.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By Patrick M
The Andy Straps and GL bags look nice. I'll...

The Andy Straps and GL bags look nice. I'll check those out. Thanks for all the suggestions. I am spoiled by a Givi quick release bag that snaps into my tank filler flange on my VFR.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Patrick M
Siebenrock G/S Tank Decals

Has anyone used or heard about the quality of Siebenrock's G/S tank decal replicas? Specifically, the stock blue/purple ones. Im looking into purchasing some, but I thought I had heard the quality...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,494
Views: 1,301,235
Posted By Patrick M
My '84 G/S

Dont think I've posted a picture of this here before. 84000 mile chassis with a R100GS engine. About to do a frame up refresh on it. The World's greatest bike.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By Patrick M
R80 G/S tank bag options

I know there's lots of luggage options out there, but for those using a stock tank on a G/S, which tank bag do you use?

Just trying to get an idea of what fits well. Another option is a tail bag...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,648
Posted By Patrick M
Decals

I saw in a separate post that you were having a sign shop make some tank decals for you. What was the outcome of that?

My apologies if you've mentioned it here already and I've missed it.
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 505,995
Posted By Patrick M
Heard back from Motobins and they no longer carry...

Heard back from Motobins and they no longer carry it. Thanks for the help though!


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Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 505,995
Posted By Patrick M
Thanks for the lead but I just poured through...

Thanks for the lead but I just poured through their site and did not find it.

Looking for part no. 62 21 1 244 755




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Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 505,995
Posted By Patrick M
WTB G/S Instrument tell tale cover

Looking for an instrument dash tell tale cover for an G/S in good to excellent condition. Mine is cracked and faded. NLA from BMW.

Thanks!
Forum: Americas 12-23-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By Patrick M
I just did a solo, sort-of cross country trip a...

I just did a solo, sort-of cross country trip a few months ago that visited some of the places you have on your route. Check out my ride report in my signature for some ideas on camping spots.

I...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By Patrick M
I have a lot of success using Loctite 518 with...

I have a lot of success using Loctite 518 with issues like this. Using it in conjuction with the gasket yields good results. It's unlike RTV or silicone gasket makers. It also doesn't make a mess if...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Patrick M
Ah, gotcha. Thanks for all the info, man. And...

Ah, gotcha. Thanks for all the info, man. And yes, I just checked, it's a 37:11 ratio...

So if Im understanding this clearly, the essential differences between an R100 engine and a stock R80 is...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Patrick M
I suppose this also means that my speedometer is...

I suppose this also means that my speedometer is inaccurate, unless the R80 gearbox was used during the swap. Looks like I have some diggin' to do.
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Patrick M
Nice! Thanks for the tip. I'll consider that...

Nice! Thanks for the tip. I'll consider that once I get into the bike some more...

So it's looking like this engine could either be a mid-90s R100GS, R100R, or R100RT. I'm basing this...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Patrick M
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8488/8178985056_7b2c...

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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8178949241_5ae98f0e50_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8178979222_f4c4e90352_c.jpg

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Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Patrick M
Yes, when I do the transmission I'll be replacing...

Yes, when I do the transmission I'll be replacing 5th with taller gear.

Thanks for the help, I'm new to airheads... I found the number but I don't think it tells me much about the engine...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Patrick M
Help with finding engine number and identifying - R100

I bought an R80 G/S yesterday and was told after the fact that it has a complete R100 engine in it. I was a little annoyed at first that I didnt know this before hand but am over it now. The bike...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 176,032
Posted By Patrick M
Just got this yesterday in NYC. I believe I'm...

Just got this yesterday in NYC. I believe I'm the fourth owner. It's an 84 with 82000 miles on it. It apparently has had a conversion to an R100 engine. It was listed as an R80 though. I can...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Patrick M
Not yet, unfortunately... I haven't spoken with...

Not yet, unfortunately... I haven't spoken with them since Saturday. Their website is down, and their phones are disconnected. The island is a mess right now. The shop is a few blocks from the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Trust me, I'd much rather do that for a living! ...

Trust me, I'd much rather do that for a living! Thanks for the kind words, Im glad you enjoyed the photos and report...



That was exactly my intention, man. Thanks for the compliment on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
[/QUOTE] Glad you guys are still out there...

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Glad you guys are still out there and were able to find this report! Your photos look great, I just need to learn to read Norsk now. Feel free to use the photo I took for whatever you'd...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Patrick M
Sold by BMW of Manhattan...

Sold by BMW of Manhattan...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Patrick M
No I didnt. Surprisingly I won an auction for...

No I didnt. Surprisingly I won an auction for another one in NYC a few days later at a great price...The first guy sold it before I could get it.
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Patrick M
I only put a percentage of the final cost down at...

I only put a percentage of the final cost down at the end of the auction, and planned to complete the sale this weekend when/if I go up there. It's not on my policy... Is it underwater? I have no...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Patrick M
Well, my power has been out for 36 hours and...

Well, my power has been out for 36 hours and isn't expected to be restored until Friday night. Other than that, all is good... The G/S that I planned to pick up in Manhattan this weekend is in...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Patrick M
R80 G/S seat options?

I'm looking to replace the Corbin seat that came with my G/S with a stock seat. Can anyone recommend a vendor that supplies reproductions? Preferably stateside...

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Patrick M
Just taking the piss. Got it... Nice :)

Just taking the piss. Got it... Nice :)
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Patrick M
What's the problem with 84s? My research didn't...

What's the problem with 84s? My research didn't provide any serious problems with the year. It's got the upgraded 1000cc barrels on it.
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Patrick M
Tell me I did the right thing... Bought an R80 G/S

I sold a very mint CB700SC to pay for this... Did I do a good thing?

Price seems like a bargain. I'm pretty amped up about.

1984 R80 g/s with 82000 miles
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Forum: Airheads 10-25-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Patrick M
1984 R80 G/S with 75k miles

Hey guys, Im obsessing over a 84 R80 G/S with 75000 miles nearby. Its around $3000. I know its a question with many answers, but what kind of service life could I see out of this bike with 75k...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Thank you Dave! I enjoyed your posts too. I...

Thank you Dave! I enjoyed your posts too. I appreciate the comments and look forward to sharing more stories and photos with you all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Thank you for reading, enjoy your trip. I look...

Thank you for reading, enjoy your trip. I look forward to a story and some photos...





Thanks for reading! The VFR is great. I learned how to ride it on dirt and gravel on this trip. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Excellent, man. I just started reading your...

Excellent, man. I just started reading your report from a couple years ago and it's just my style. Lovely photos too. I thought the rainbow photo was nearly identical to the one I shot in the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Thanks for reading, guys. I am glad to have...

Thanks for reading, guys. I am glad to have inspired you to take a trip like this soon, Clint. Have a great time when you do...

I made a blog that contains all the entries from this report. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Likewise, David. Thanks for reading... I hope...

Likewise, David. Thanks for reading... I hope to get back out on a trip as soon as I can. Maybe Alaska next?

Don't hold yourself back and take an awesome trip! Good luck
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Day 21, The FInal Day

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Day 21, September 21 2012
Springfield OH to Philadelphia PA - 516 miles

The last day... I can't believe it. The trip was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Day 20

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Day 20, September 20th 2012
Leasburg MO to Springfield OH - 492 miles


Direct excerpt from my journal:
"I-44, St Louis, I-70,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Day 19

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Day 19, September 19th 2012
Greensburg KS to Leasburg MO - 493 miles

Kansas was beautiful this morning all the way to Wichita. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,321
Posted By Patrick M
Day 18

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Day 18, September 18th 2012
Great Sand Dunes National Park to Greensburg KS - 411 miles

Such a cold night. It was 33 degrees...
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