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Old 01-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #796
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:38 AM   #797
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white helmet, black Rallye 2, red and white, PD, river crossing up to the knees.... HEY IS THAT ME?


Over the cylinders, thats pretty rad.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #798
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Over the cylinders, thats pretty rad.
Yeah, but is it still running? That's usually about the point where the float bowl vents start sucking water and things sputter to a halt.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #799
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Yeah, but is it still running? That's usually about the point where the float bowl vents start sucking water and things sputter to a halt.
Dont stop there! thats bat country!


Lets wait and see if the muffler is still pooting.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:58 AM   #800
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Bike was still running and made the crossing. Everyone else was on thumpers that day and I left my XR650R at the house. Wanted to push the envelope, I just made it.

SH, appears we have similar tastes in multiple areas.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:00 AM   #801
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Bike was still running and made the crossing. Everyone else was on thumpers that day and I left my XR650R at the house. Wanted to push the envelope, I just made it.

SH, appears we have similar tastes in multiple areas.

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:32 AM   #802
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I know these three bikes are all on here elsewhere but not all together.

Here are Sam Manicom's, Tiffany Coates' and my 1991 R80GS.

625,000 miles between them and all still in everyday use, great bikes.

Unfortnately Tiff wasn't there when I took the photos so no riders are included as she is the only one of us worth looking at.

http://www.sam-manicom.com/

http://www.tiffanystravels.co.uk/




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Old 02-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #803
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The land of Oz, is one of the great places to own an airhead GS.
Whilst touring the wilds of N.S.W. mine, a 93 pd circumed to the dreaded rotor 'open circuit', and being 400ks from home, I decide to 'wing it' home. Having a bike with the hard wired lights, I pulled the headlight and tailight bulbs out, and headed home, during the daytime.
Not only did I get there, but the next day she started first prod of the 'go button'. How far can these things go on their battery?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #804
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The land of Oz, is one of the great places to own an airhead GS.
I can believe that

sun, red dirt, low pow population density, beer - you've ticked most boxes right there

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:50 AM   #805
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The land of Oz, is one of the great places to own an airhead GS.
Whilst touring the wilds of N.S.W. mine, a 93 pd circumed to the dreaded rotor 'open circuit', and being 400ks from home, I decide to 'wing it' home. Having a bike with the hard wired lights, I pulled the headlight and tailight bulbs out, and headed home, during the daytime.
Not only did I get there, but the next day she started first prod of the 'go button'. How far can these things go on their battery?
Pulling nothing but the ignition, they can run probably 4-6 hours on one of those 20 ah batteries. Pretty awesome
I've heard tell of people having their charging system crap out, and they would go to Walmart and get a car battery. They'd strap it to the back seat, and jumoper cable it to the ignition leads, drive home, and return the battery the next day.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #806
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The land of Oz, is one of the great places to own an airhead GS.
Just watch out for the bulldust, it's slippery!

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #807
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Unfortnately Tiff wasn't there when I took the photos so no riders are included as she is the only one of us worth looking at.
The last time I saw Tiffs bike It had a chicken standing on the seat and weeds growing through the wheels. Tiffs trip preparation seemed to involve cutting back the weeds and wiping the chicken poop off the seat.

Here's one of Tiff. I was hiding behind the shelving holding the 80 upright. The shot was taken late one night at a supermarket in Oakham and was used in Marion's 2006 GS calender.



Hopefully after so long Marion wont mind me posting a couple. Marion did a great job with the calender, produced it off her own back and had a pro photographer take the shots. Any money made from selling them went to Breast cancer research. The ladies also did a non stop relay ride round the entire coast off Britain (3,500 miles) to raise awareness and money for the cause. It was a hell of an achievement.

Heres Pumpy (Advrider inmate) with her Airhead in another shot from the calender. I'm sure she'd done over 100,000 miles on the bike. Fantastic off road rider. Her flip front helmets a bit ott though


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Old 02-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #808
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:56 PM   #809
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Pulling nothing but the ignition, they can run probably 4-6 hours on one of those 20 ah batteries. Pretty awesome
I've heard tell of people having their charging system crap out, and they would go to Walmart and get a car battery. They'd strap it to the back seat, and jumoper cable it to the ignition leads, drive home, and return the battery the next day.
nope...never'd work.



Thunder Bay ONT to Atlanta GA

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Old 02-09-2013, 01:16 PM   #810
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The last time I saw Tiffs bike It had a chicken standing on the seat and weeds growing through the wheels. Tiffs trip preparation seemed to involve cutting back the weeds and wiping the chicken poop off the seat.
Almost, she usually brings it around to my house and gets me to cut back the weeds and wipe the chicken poo off of the seat!
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