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Old 03-27-2010, 07:59 AM   #286
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Bush Pilot, that looks great. Why don't they let you all ride on the elevated highways? Great looking side cases. thanks for contributing.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:43 PM   #287
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+1 on both counts. Nice cases, and why aren't you allowed on the elevated highways? Weird.

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Bush Pilot, that looks great. Why don't they let you all ride on the elevated highways? Great looking side cases. thanks for contributing.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:27 PM   #288
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One more:
Paperboy, Hi!
Just out of curiosity, do you still happen to have the original 1100 beak?
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Hi back at you MsLiz,

Yes, I still have the original beak in all its white glory and the silver trim parts.

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:17 AM   #289
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MsLizVT the handles are from the hardware store, door handle of some sort,
their coated galvanized steel. They were put on by the PO and I didn't care for them but they come in handy moving this beast around....
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:12 PM   #290
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:53 PM   #291
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Why don't they let you all ride on the elevated highways?
I suppose they're afraid of having the system swamped with a gazillion slower moving scooters. And of course the toll booths complicate things. They just didn't design the system with bikes in mind!

I was just visiting Penang, Malaysia on the GS and they have a very civilized system for bikes on the toll roads and bridges with separate bike toll areas and separate bike lanes. Very motorbike friendly I thought!

Bangkok traffic is like an insane wild west circus show! But you kind off get used to after a while and learn to avoid the rough bits and bad times of day. More often than not I opt to take a motorbike taxi around town rather than do battle on the GS.
Also the cops in Bangkok see a foreigner on a big bike as an easy mark for a little "tea money". It's only a couple bucks here an there, it's just really annoying to have them waving at you all the time. I usually don't stop if I can avoid it! It a bit of a game for them! They laugh about it!
That only happens in Bangkok. All the rest of Thailand no one bugs you.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #292
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This is my 1995. Kind of an interesting story. I bought her in 07/2007 to take to Alaska in 08. Of course it didn't work out with all the headaches
at work. Then again in 09 it was obvious I would not be able to leave for a month. So in December of 2008 I decided to sell her since Alaska was a couple years out. A young man from Little Rock bought it and I delivered it the week after Christmas. I regretted it every day. I kept looking at other bikes, really wanted a 1150 but didn't buy since I still can't make a trip to alaska work. On a whim I emailed the guy this past Thanksgiving to see how he was getting along with her. He said it was really too tall form him and he had only put 800 miles on the bike in a year. I asked if he'd sell it back and he agreed. I picked it up about 5 days after the anniversary of delivering it. Two pictures. One on the traile coming home.......
and one after I took off the GIVI trunk, switched the screen to a parabellum and added GSA type decals on the trunk. She has Ohlins, Piaa lights touratech gel seat and only 36K miles. Runs perfect.
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and it's on a trailer. Not the best setting. Nice bike. Shame on you.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:46 AM   #293
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nothing worse than seeing a gs on a trailer. It was freezing rain that weekend and I couldn't wait another minute to get her back home. Note pic two is in the back yard freshly ridden. She is a beauty......
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:55 PM   #294
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Hi back at you MsLiz,

Yes, I still have the original beak in all its white glory and the silver trim parts.

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Paperboy, Hi!

I know this is a bit off topic, but what else did you have to change out when you swapped beaks?

Thanks!


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Old 03-31-2010, 12:58 PM   #295
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MsLizVT the handles are from the hardware store, door handle of some sort,
their coated galvanized steel. They were put on by the PO and I didn't care for them but they come in handy moving this beast around....
Inspector54, Hi!

Ahhhh, handles like the ones on a barn door or something. Thanks! I'll check out my local hardware store.

Enjoy,



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Old 03-31-2010, 01:18 PM   #296
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Paperboy, Hi!
I know this is a bit off topic, but what else did you have to change out when you swapped beaks?
Thanks!
Liz
Perhaps the biggest difference is the new beak is one piece, while the old one is the plastic beak and the silver trim pieces on the sides.

You need both the R1150GS beak and the two rubber bits that transition between the beak and tank. These are different than those for the R1100GS. I made a rectangular mounting plate of thin steel sheet that looks like a shelf when mounted in the original beak mounting points below the oil cooler. This has four holes, two to mount the plate in the original beak's position and two to mount the new beak in its center mounting points. Then I made two Z shaped brackets for the rear mounts as the new beak's rear mounts are somewhat lower and forward of the old beaks. I made these from thin narrow bar steel. Lastly, I made two other brackets to move the turn indicator light stalks rearward and more outbound. Of course these are kind of Z-shaped as well but much longer I used aluminum flatbar for these. I believe some people just drill holes in the new beak to keep the indicators in the same location. This would leave holes in the sides for the R1150GS that aren't used, but you could maybe install aux lights there or cover with some mesh or something. Sorry, I think I've written this about ten times now and this is the shortest version yet. Anyway nothing else changed, just new rubbers and mounting points for beak and indicator lights.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:11 AM   #297
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:01 PM   #298
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Almost bought this 1100gs but found a great deal on a 1150, seems like a great deal and thought someone might want it. Its in north Georgia.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/1648118935.html
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:46 PM   #299
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Almost bought this 1100gs but found a great deal on a 1150, seems like a great deal and thought someone might want it. Its in north Georgia.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/1648118935.html
That is a dyno-mite deal. It has the bags and Aero-Flow windshield/half-fairing. Nice shape by the looks of it.

Somebody snap that puppy up!
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #300
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