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Old 11-01-2012, 12:45 PM   #16
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If one were to get a GS and want to convert it to a PD is it just the tank or is the 'fairing' different as well?
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #17
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You would also need the fairing side panels for a 91+ PD conversion.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #18
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I know the tanks can be spendy when they can be found, but that doesn't seem like to difficult of a mod. I'm not interested in the extra bash guard down low. Roo bars, windscreen/instrument cluster look the same.

Thx for the reply. Makes my search for an airhead GS a little more fun.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #19
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I know the tanks can be spendy when they can be found, but that doesn't seem like to difficult of a mod. I'm not interested in the extra bash guard down low. Roo bars, windscreen/instrument cluster look the same.

Thx for the reply. Makes my search for an airhead GS a little more fun.
money wise in terms of farkles... it's always best to find a bike with extras on it. for instance PD tank would sell for $500-$750 range. if you want a PD... find a bike with PD kit already in place. same for racks and saddle bags. those could set you back another $500+ used.

for collectability go with R80G/S ... front end price will be higher, but odds are G/S will go up higher.

it's been a few month from first post, so you are not in a hurry. which is the best mode to be in.

IMHO most accurate price indicator is a national search limited to craigslist.
from google: BMW R80 G/S site:craigslist.org
or insert BMW R100GS or what ever.

you will get many more hits for R100GS vs G/S ... R100GS generally are a few thousand $$ cheaper and much easier to find.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #20
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The fairing panels are different between these two models, the Roo bar as well. You can also fit a G/SPD tank and fit it into the GS fairing with a little shaving.

I believe someone did convert the GS roo bar and fairing panels to work with a GSPD tank, but he had to narrow or otherwise modify the roo bar.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #21
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The fairing panels are different between these two models, the Roo bar as well. You can also fit a G/SPD tank and fit it into the GS fairing with a little shaving.

I believe someone did convert the GS roo bar and fairing panels to work with a GSPD tank, but he had to narrow or otherwise modify the roo bar.
Roo bars are the same...
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #22
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I used to own an R80G/S never should have sold it, but that's another story.

My current bike is very sweet. I'm not going for collectibility, I'm going for maximum function. I like the upgraded suspension that the GS has over the R80 I had. And I want a big tank. There are bikes out there. I'm working all the usual sources.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #23
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I might be getting one too. I found a '93 GSPD with 20k on the clock for a song up in Guadalajara, so I'll be hitting the road this weekend to check it out. I've been suffering from airhead separation anxiety and might have to settle for a paralever to get my fix.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #24
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I am looking at a 1995 R100GS PD. From a collectible, resale, desirablity standpoint, is the R100GS or R100GS PD more desirable? I am just curious in the opinions of the collective.

Another question: If both bikes were availalbe in the same color, same mileage, same condition, same price, etc., which one would you choose, the regular GS or the GS PD, and why?

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I like both, I have a 1996 R100GSPD Classic and a 1990 R100GS.
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