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Old 01-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #181
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A company from California called Works Performance. I've seen it abbreviated WP sometimes, which is confusing since those are also the initials for White Power - a much better product.

gimmeslack - how dare you sneak in there ahead of me!
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #182
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A company from California called Works Performance. I've seen it abbreviated WP sometimes, which is confusing since those are also the initials for White Power - a much better product.

gimmeslack - how dare you sneak in there ahead of me!

slacker!!


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Old 01-03-2009, 05:50 PM   #183
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slacker!!


Gimme some slack! I was quick about it, you just cut in line ahead of me!
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:08 PM   #184
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I don't know if this will be of any help, but I thought I would illustrate the different shocks.

We all recognize the Ohlins:




Here's the stock G/S shock next to a recently rebuilt (but far from new) Works shock with the [very] remote reservoir. The white spring is apparently a custom paint job.

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Old 01-04-2009, 03:49 AM   #185
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Wassup with the paint dot morse-code pattern?

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I don't know if this will be of any help, but I thought I would illustrate the different shocks.

We all recognize the Ohlins:



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Old 01-04-2009, 07:19 AM   #186
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Wassup with the paint dot morse-code pattern?
I hope Rosko can chime in on this question. It was his G/S until I adopted it recently--he had the Ohlins rebuilt. I suspect it's to indicate spring top and bottom and the original settings, but this is just a guess. It also has 70N hand written on the spring at the top.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:06 PM   #187
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i am not particularly proud of the hole i have dug...restraint has never been a strength. i hope to be lighter by two by the end of january. hope all is well with you.
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Wow - four beemers - two GSs, one G/S and an ST. When you jump in, Pat, you don't just test the waters with a big toe! Welcome to the obsession!
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:45 PM   #188
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terry-
i am not particularly proud of the hole i have dug...restraint has never been a strength. i hope to be lighter by two by the end of january. hope all is well with you.
best regards,
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Hey, I'm not the one to apologize to. I've got the bug worse than most around here. I know it won't be any consolation coming from me, but I sure understand your situation.

Here's to a speedy and complete recovery!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:41 AM   #189
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1983 R80g/s Vin #2831

Here's a couples of pics of my "R80/100g/s/s PD". I bought this from the original owner about 6 years ago with 9200 mls on it. Has about 45k now.

2005 Alaska trip


another, cleaned up a bit

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Old 01-08-2009, 08:50 AM   #190
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Eek R80 g/s's in Italy

Came across these while in Italy in 2006.


This one was in Rome.


This guy I meet in Taormina, Sicily. Gotta like the riding shoes.


And last but not least, this one in Palermo. I talked to the owners son, he said his father had sent it back to the BMW factory in Germany to be totally rebuilt and had just got it back.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:13 AM   #191
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And last but not least, this one in Palermo. I talked to the owners son, he said his father had sent it back to the BMW factory in Germany to be totally rebuilt and had just got it back.
Wow, super clean or what
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:57 PM   #192
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This just in....


New to me 1984 R80G/S, #2918. Murky history, about 9,700 miles indicated. One thing is for sure, I need a windscreen. I've seen a few nice medium-sized clear ones in this thread that look like they were actually made for this bike, is there something available?

Here's the family shot....
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:39 PM   #193
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This just in....


New to me 1984 R80G/S. Murky history, about 9,700 miles indicated. One thing is for sure, I need a windscreen. I've seen a few nice medium-sized clear ones in this thread that look like they were actually made for this bike, is there something available?

Here's the family shot....
Lovely

I hope this means you'll be making racks for G/S's

BTW, I don't think the non-locking gas-cap tanks were made for more than a year or two. Desireable

Bike looks cherry...congrats!
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #194
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What I'll be doing for the R80G/S and all airhead GS bikes is the Hepco Becker Racks with our Caribou ALS luggage and attach system, works great.

Here's one of the windscreens I am looking for, what is it?.... Some kind of Slipstream product?


and another, I like this one...
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:33 AM   #195
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What I'll be doing for the R80G/S and all airhead GS bikes is the Hepco Becker Racks with our Caribou ALS luggage and attach system, works great.

Here's one of the windscreens I am looking for, what is it?

This is my bike and the screen is a Givi
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