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Old 01-27-2008, 01:44 PM   #151
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your gs looks freaking great, I have always thought of retro fitting the R1100R instrument cluster and headlight to mine to make it look more like a tougher version of the R, And now I have finally found someone else with the genius idea.
Well actually my girlfriend did the definive work by rippin of the front end :-)
Start of the complete makeover

Will update it's page in the near future with a simple do it yourself manual, how to fit the light, you need a SR500 bracket, which is suspended from the top yoke.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:49 PM   #152
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Well actually my girlfriend did the definive work by rippin of the front end :-)
Start of the complete makeover

Will update it's page in the near future with a simple do it yourself manual, how to fit the light, you need a SR500 bracket, which is suspended from the top yoke.
Did i see this bike last thursday @ the brussels motorshow?
I think i spotted it @ parkin c???
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:28 AM   #153
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Did i see this bike last thursday @ the brussels motorshow?
I think i spotted it @ parkin c???

Yep, we thought it being not to far away a good opportunity to see teh V7 in real life (and the dorsoduro) great was our dissapointment, they weren't there, and the flat tire onthe way back didn't exactly add to a positive feeling about the Auw-to Salon :-)

In due time i'll post foto's of it in our collective's fotobook , for now you can look back to four years ago Intermot if you click the link.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:08 AM   #154
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New to me 97 1100GS, 50k on the clock, my fisrt BMW motorcycle, needed some comfort and something for the smooth (lol) Australian country roads.
Ps the wife needed somewhere to carry the hairdryer.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:22 AM   #155
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New to me 97 1100GS, 50k on the clock, my fisrt BMW motorcycle, needed some comfort and something for the smooth (lol) Australian country roads.
Ps the wife needed somewhere to carry the hairdryer.
Congrats. it looks great
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:10 AM   #156
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HI, I'M very new to GS. Plan to get a R1100GS but my height was only 1.68m. Not sure if its too high for me?
In term of reliability, any difference between R1100GS and R1150S? Thanks :)
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:46 AM   #157
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I'm only 1.72m and my R1100GS fits fine. The stock BMW seat has a low and high setting. Plus if you prefer to keep both feet flat on the ground, get shorter shocks. The drawback would be less ground clearance. Life is full of compromises.

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Old 03-14-2008, 09:55 AM   #158
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Man that is clean! Very slick looking. Do you know how many lbs. you trimed her down? I for one would love to see some more pic's.


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Old 03-14-2008, 11:57 AM   #159
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Who's that stranger on my bike? I guess I deserve it, I let anyone sit on it.



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Old 03-16-2008, 03:22 AM   #160
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HI, I'M very new to GS. Plan to get a R1100GS but my height was only 1.68m. Not sure if its too high for me?
In term of reliability, any difference between R1100GS and R1150S? Thanks :)
If my girl can handle it, could it be a problem for You ?
...Talking 'bout my girl, my girl....

There is one catch, and that is that you have to plan where you stop, in corrogated lanes were lorries have dug in raingrooves (dutchlisch...) you have to mak shur the wheel is in the lower part of theradprofile, otherwise your one lag will be too short..

But then again i always remind people of the little giant from belgium who one the Dakar on his overstock heigth R100GS



Gaston Rahier, measuring 1,52 meters (5 feet) crossed the sahara on a bike where the sadle height reached its armpits...

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Old 03-27-2008, 03:43 PM   #161
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My 96 1100 with 156,000 miles just did a little service on her






















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Old 03-27-2008, 05:18 PM   #162
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Excellent!

How do you like the HB cases? Good? Bad? Otherwise?

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Old 03-28-2008, 10:30 AM   #163
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Hey Nokiamutt, that is one great lookin' bike, especially for the mileage. I've got about the same miles on my old R80G/S and I finally tore it down for a complete restoration. Nearly done and I'll be posting over in Old Skool soon. Back on the subject of R1100s though, are those the HB cylinder and tank bar? That's just about the last farkel I'd like to ad to my 1100. I like the way those look.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:11 PM   #164
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Mine was parked outside for about 4 years, and did about 85,000miles with 2 gearboxes and 3 clutches before the wiring loom finally melted, sniff . .



More recently I've bought a secondhand wiring loom off Ebay and I'm in the throws of trying to fit it . . . .



Still a great bike, hope to have it running again soon for 2200km trip to Estonia this summer :)

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Old 03-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #165
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Hey Nokiamutt, that is one great lookin' bike, especially for the mileage. I've got about the same miles on my old R80G/S and I finally tore it down for a complete restoration. Nearly done and I'll be posting over in Old Skool soon. Back on the subject of R1100s though, are those the HB cylinder and tank bar? That's just about the last farkel I'd like to ad to my 1100. I like the way those look.
They are good , sturdy and niceley finished , the best bit is the ability to attach anything to them lol, ive had video cams on them , gps mounts and lower down footrests , strapping backpacks onto the top bars for extra load space love my beeemeer
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