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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By mrleadfoot67
No Brainer: SM-T

Started with a 93 airhead GS, then bought and sold a 2009 R12GS and 2009 F8GS. 30k on the 12GS and 60k on the F8GS. The BMWs work very well and stand up to a lot of abuse off road, but they're...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Progressive Suspension F800GS

I'm running a Progressive Suspension 465 Rear shock and Fork springs on my 09 800GS. I'm very happy with it, it is leaps and bounds better than the stock suspension. I would go out on a limb and...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 156,520
Posted By mrleadfoot67
KTM Front End Swap

Hey Solo

Curious about how easy it is to adapt a real dirtbike front end to the front of an airhead GS. In your case, you've already got the triple clamps and the forks, so the only thing left is...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Just Fixed Mine :)

My 1993 R100GS had the same problem intermittently for the last three years. It recently became a regular occurence, top speed of 75 mph on the freeway, which meant I was getting passed by semi's and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,321
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Use the Clutch

The bike has a binary throttle and no flywheel. Trying to be smooth in first gear in anything technical doesn't work, unless you slip the clutch. Coming off of my airhead I had to adjust my riding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,624
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Rear Crash Bar...

Well the good news is that my rear pegs have helped to keep the rear of the bike out of the rocks a time or two after a tip over, and they are kind of nice to put my feet on during a long (long) road...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,540
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Stock Centerstand for me

My only complaint is that is the first thing to drag when you're cornering hard. Caught me by suprise the first time it happened, but I added a few turns of preload...actually a few turns from max...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,624
Posted By mrleadfoot67
My Girl Digs it

But she's got a little butt. The only problem I would see is if your passengers butt doesn't quite fit in between the grab rails, that might be uncomfortable after a while.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 20,307
Posted By mrleadfoot67

The word motorcycle is composed of two root words, motor and cycle.

The reason that an 800 GS is over twice the cost of the KLR is that they forgot to put the motor in the KLR.

It really is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,187
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Take an Extended Demo on the 800 GS

I just flipped 10,000 miles on my 800 GS this weekend during the LA Barstow to Vegas dualsport ride. I've been across the country on the bike and have done quite a bit off roading with it as well. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,867
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Lower Gearing For the 800?

Does BMW have any other sprocket choices other than stock ratios for the 650/800? I'd really like lower gearing for my 800 to help it off road in the slow stuff, give the clutch a break. Does the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 191,298
Posted By mrleadfoot67
800 GS Speed Wobble/Tire observations

My 800 GS tires were not balanced from the factory.

Picked up my bike and levered a Karoo onto the front right away and headed for the dirt. I noticed no wheel weights and thought maybe the stock...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,375
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Either way for a road bike.

My girlfriend also rides an F650GS single, and has the same issue on the highway. She spent about three hours demo riding the new F650 Twin and was really happy with the bike. She said it feels...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,606
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Tourances with a spare set of TKCs

Carrying spare tires a thousand miles from the middle of nowhere isn't such a bad idea, kind of hard to get road side assistance to come help in case of an unrepairable tire failure. I rode to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 52,468
Posted By mrleadfoot67
8600 miles in a month

Bought my 800 and decided to break it in right on a trip to Massachusetts and back.

At the beginning of my list is the service indicator that comes on at about 5600 miles and is locked in by 6100,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Take the airhead!

Last year on the way up to Prudhoe there was a couple from Australia that were making a trip from the top of North America to the bottom of South America on an R100GSPD. They had Zega bags and a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,281
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Shift Kit

I may have the shift kit out of the second transmission that I grenaded. The guy who rebuilt mine still has all of the extra parts and I need to make a trip over there anyway for something else. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,373
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Another Ohlins Question

I just had my Ohlins rebuilt for my airhead GS by a dirtbike shop in Huntington Beach, CA. A couple of questions. How many turns CCW past when the rebound adjustment knob stops clicking should the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,281
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Rebuild it

I lost 5th gear on the way back home from Alaska last August on my 93 R100GS (foward ouput shaft bearing carrier failure) and managed to make it home all the way in fourth gear (2000 miles). I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 47,880
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Pirelli Scorpion S/T Update

It's been 7200 miles on the Scorpions on my 93 R100GS and the rear is not flat spotted yet. These tires handle incredibly well on pavement, I'm amazed at how much lean angle I get out of the bike in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2006, 09:53 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 72,821
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Adventure Bikes Are Overrated

Who needs comfort versatility? You're not living until you find yourself going sideways down some random dirt road roasting the rear tire a thousand miles from home. It actually handles the rough...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Florida Riding

I lived in Orlando for just a bit longer than a year and I found that the bugs during the summer were more of a nuisance than the heat. It wasn't too hot as long as you keep moving. I have a Joe...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,724
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Blown Fuses Can Also Cause Overcharging

A buddy and I were on a trip in Baja and found that we were both overcharging our bikes (93 and 95 R100GSs).
He dropped his bike in some steep downhill rocky terrain breaking his left turn signal...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Does anyone know what the "enduro transmission"...

Does anyone know what the "enduro transmission" is? From the BMW website, the GSA is listed with this enduro transmission, but the gear ratios and final drive ratios are numerically identical.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Yeah...I'll take more power any day of the week...

Yeah...I'll take more power any day of the week over deeper low speed gearing, don't mind a little clutch work every now and again off road in the slow slow stuff.
36" inseam, so I pretty much don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By mrleadfoot67
R12GS vs R12GSA?

So I love my 93 R100GS and all, except for the lack of power and high speed compression dampening. Looking into the future for my next bike, it is going to be a new GS. Which one is the question? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 47,880
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Sold! on a new set of Pirelli Scorpion S/Ts. ...

Sold! on a new set of Pirelli Scorpion S/Ts.
Tires on the GS are easy enough to change with a set of tire levers when the beads are not super tight like the anakees sound or the tourances are. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 47,880
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Gringo, how many miles are the Pirelli Scorpion...

Gringo, how many miles are the Pirelli Scorpion S/Ts good for?
It seems the philosophy for tires that work well in the dirt for a 400+ lb dirtbike is slightly different than for normal dirtbikes,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 47,880
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Anakees on an airhead GS?

I heard a rumor that the Michelin Anakees were the best handling tire for these kind of bikes, does anyone have any experience with them to back this up?
I'm currently running TKCs on my 93 R100GS...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,952
Posted By mrleadfoot67

Rode the K12R a week and a half ago. Its fast, comfortable, handles well, sounds cool, its fast...did I mention that it's fast? It's really hard for me to argue with a bike that makes like 90 ft/lbs...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 114,024
Posted By mrleadfoot67
Questions For Thunder

So I discovered the Ulysses in September, took one for a ride, and came away with some mixed emotions about the bike. I like the way the bike handles, the way it feels, I even like the way it looks. ...
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