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Old 02-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #796
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dern, so it's too late for you to sell me those valve covers. At least I have the new owner's phone number.

The guy that buys that bike is going to be amazed at how clean that bike is
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:06 PM   #797
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dern, so it's too late for you to sell me those valve covers. At least I have the new owner's phone number.

The guy that buys that bike is going to be amazed at how clean that bike is
BG:

No, this is my daily driver R100GS. It was never made pretty. I just did some basic maintenance in the first year (see my thread) and then rode it. It's not even all that clean. But it is solid and can go anywhere. The G/S is the "clean" one.

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Old 02-04-2011, 06:15 PM   #798
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I just did some basic maintenance in the first year
My idea of basic maintenance is change the oil and check the tire pressures, you are in a whole nother league! Thanks for the time to document the basic maintenance. you cost me a bunch of money.
Because of this thread I went and bought a 92 R 100 GS, damn. I hope I can be as thourough as you have been. Tip of the hat to ya
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #799
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Bike has been delivered

The bike has been delivered to the new owner. Got a PM that he likes what he sees. Have a small box of goodies to send along soon with the BMW Blue owner's manual and some other small stuff that I did not feel safe sending with the bike when it shipped.

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:59 AM   #800
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You could do a lot of us a huge favor and scan that owners manual into a pdf if you're so inclined.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:15 AM   #801
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Laugh R100GS has landed in Florida

Yes, I bought Infra's bike and it will live in Florida from now on.
Bike arrived on the 8th and I was able to take it out for a spin yesterday. Blue skies and 72 degrees: I love Florida in the winter.



I do have plans to further improve and modify the bike, but for now, I'm enjoying the great riding weather.

Here's a pic of her tucked in with my mutt:



The two seem to get along well. I haven't told the mutt yet that it will be parts donor to the bumblebee!

Thanks again to Infra for the smooth transaction. I know, I'll enjoy the bike and hope to make some long planned trips with it soon.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:59 AM   #802
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Glad to see you introduce yourself. The only thing that bike sort of needs right now, IMHO is:

1. Pushrod tube seals on the left side. It does drip a few drops after a ride.
2. Replace the Garden Tractor battery with a nice Odyssey 630 or better. The battery is fine and will do 3+ months w/o riding it and still start fine. But it bothers me that it's not the right one.

I have a box on the counter I will send off on Saturday with the owner's manual and stuff I PM'd you about.

That's it.

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Old 02-10-2011, 12:09 PM   #803
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Now if the guy with the G/S would do the same...It's always a shame to see these bikes sink off into obscurity.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #804
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Man I'm really glad I found this site! I've had my 1989 R100GS since 1991 and it needs new steering head bearings. I decided to do it myself, I never have messed with that kind of thing before. Even though I have a Clymers, info on this site has really helped me out, I'm a lot more confident now. I just need to get the bottom bearing off, order new ones and install. Thanks a lot! Everything was pretty frozen and I said some bad words in the process of loosening things. When I was knocking the stem down(frozen in) I yelled out a really bad one, neighbors were walking baby right in front of my house, I didn't see them haha, they looked like they were in shock.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #805
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Man I'm really glad I found this site! . . . Even though I have a Clymers, info on this site has really helped me out, I'm a lot more confident now.
Hear, Hear!

There are a lot of mostly useless threads on this site, but there are some real gems like this thrown in the mix. I thank Tom for this thread, as I now ride a bumblebee that needs most of the work he documented.

Its funny how a thread can take on a life of its own and become one of the internet's real gems years later if the original poster simply encourages others to contribute their knowledge too. I once started a thread like this when I restored an old Honda CB160. All these years later, it's still on the Old's Cool front page, and people are still getting good use from it, though I haven't actually posted in that thread for years. The coolest part is the way these threads become a sort of gathering place for particular knowledge, where a n00b can get advice pretty much around the clock.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #806
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Move to Airheads?!?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:12 AM   #807
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Hear, Hear!

There are a lot of mostly useless threads on this site, but there are some real gems like this thrown in the mix. I thank Tom for this thread, as I now ride a bumblebee that needs most of the work he documented.

Its funny how a thread can take on a life of its own and become one of the internet's real gems years later if the original poster simply encourages others to contribute their knowledge too. I once started a thread like this when I restored an old Honda CB160. All these years later, it's still on the Old's Cool front page, and people are still getting good use from it, though I haven't actually posted in that thread for years. The coolest part is the way these threads become a sort of gathering place for particular knowledge, where a n00b can get advice pretty much around the clock.
Mines a BB too, I've been pretty hard on it, I used to treat it almost like a dirt bike. Yes, this thread is gold, GOLD I tell you! I finished my steering bearing replacement today, woohoo! It runs really good but needs some gaskets replaced. I've enjoyed the bike for around 20 years and now I think it's begging for new cables, rubber, ..a guess a refurbish, maybe when winter comes around. I will have time to really get into it then and this thread will really help out! Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:56 PM   #808
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Thanks

Tom,

Just wanted to say a belated "THANKS" for your Pulse Air System Removal postings - just completed the job this weekend.. piece of cake thanks to your foolproof directions - many thanks.

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:11 AM   #809
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Great information

That is about as good as it gets thank you for all that information it reinforced some of the things I have done to my 1995 R100GSPDc and will give me confidence to go farther I rescued this bike that had been sitting in a garage for 14 years. Only had 6,000 miles on it but the original owner didn't even drain the gas. After a month and about a $1,000 it is done enough to enjoy. I can't wait for the weather to break and start enjoying the Colorado mountains with it.

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Old 06-11-2014, 08:36 AM   #810
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Excellent

I just picked up a 92 R100GS w/PD conversion. 40k miles 1 owner. This thread has inspired me to get after it. Thanks for the great info.
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