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Old 06-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #46
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Or how about:

"Sure, I'll race ya! How about we leave now and race from here to Detroit?"
and back!!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:27 PM   #47
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Lornce, that black /5 is beautiful... my /6 has the same paint and wheels. Lesters on a /5 are so wrong they're right.

I had a series of about five bikes over a dozen years, including a /7, then took a few years off for job, family, etc. The only bike I could imagine getting back to was an airhead.

If I was a motorcycle, I'd be a /6.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:18 AM   #48
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I like cam surfaces built into the swing arm to break the axle free when pulling the wheel.
Epiphany. Thirty-seven years and a gamillion rear wheel removals and I've never realized that. Wow.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:22 AM   #49
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My first airhead experience was when I was waiting for my GSPD which I had never seen before to come out of the service shop so I could ride it 6200 miles to Alaska. A couple guys showed up on R90's and I fell in love with them on the spot ( the bikes not the guys ) Later that evening my GSPD rolled out of the service shop and I didn't stop riding for 21 days. It pretty much occupies all my time now. It's a sickness for sure. Only now am I beginning to delve into the deeper sides of maintenance, and it is so easy it hurts.

Edit: oh yeah and they're fun to ride to cool places too

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Old 06-27-2010, 04:04 AM   #50
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My Real Love

I love my fully restored 92 GSPD because of its simplicity. No complex or $$$ ABS to fail, no computer controlled fuel injection to fail etc etc.

It is the best bike I have EVER owned (and I've had lots new and old).

If you get one, hang onto her forever


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Old 06-28-2010, 07:28 AM   #51
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I'm glad to see such a positive response to this thread. Just to update everyone from my first post to start this thread, I've pulled the trigger and am sending payment this afternoon to the seller to purchase a 1993 GSPD with 40k miles on the clock with a rebuilt transmission with circlip by Anton and a rebuilt driveshaft with greasable u joints by Guy Henderson and a whole bunch of other updated and new parts. Only thing left is the diode board and solid mounts which are included in the sale. Stay tuned to other posts in other threads for many, many questions!
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:35 AM   #52
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[QUOTE=DesertKLR]I love my fully restored 92 GSPD because of its simplicity. No complex or $$$ ABS to fail, no computer controlled fuel injection to fail etc etc.

It is the best bike I have EVER owned (and I've had lots new and old).

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Holy cow that's one clean motorsickle. Didn't recognize it until I covered one eye and imagined some oil leaks and caked gunk. Nice bike!
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:56 PM   #53
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I love my fully restored 92 GSPD because of its simplicity. No complex or $$$ ABS to fail, no computer controlled fuel injection to fail etc etc.

It is the best bike I have EVER owned (and I've had lots new and old).

If you get one, hang onto her forever


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That bike would look even better with some bush crusted on!
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:54 PM   #54
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:35 PM   #55
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That bike would look even better with some bush crusted on!
Yeah. maybe get a couple cans of RealMud® and just spray it on.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:26 PM   #56
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Any Questions
Sure.

Is that a '77 R100S with a set of Dellortos and R90S engine badges?



Not to be critical, I'm just curious.



edit: I see a /7 tank and frame.

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Old 06-28-2010, 07:43 PM   #57
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I'm a big fan of things that have jugs.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:18 AM   #58
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I Love it because it takes me to places like this with minimal fuss



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Old 06-29-2010, 04:13 AM   #59
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I like leaving my gloves on the cylinders to stay toasty when I gotta take a whizz. I like never having cold feet. I like riding with one foot slightly in front of the other when they're both square on the pegs. I like weak electrical systems. I like ugly and difficult to clean cast wheels with stupid valve stem placement. I like the best fairing ever made----still. I like worthless rear disc brakes. I like taking the front wheel off to get the rear wheel off. I like annoying the cognoscenti with loud pipes. I like having trouble finding tires. I like envious glances. I like the underseat storage. I like blowing up alternator rotors. I like people thinking I have a clue. I like taking off a a 350 mile run with full tanks, no money, no credit cards and no worries about arriving at the end of the day. .......etc etc etc.
Plaka, best airhead tribute I have ever heard. Period. Awesome, well done.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:36 AM   #60
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Sure.

Is that a '77 R100S with a set of Dellortos and R90S engine badges?



Not to be critical, I'm just curious.



edit: I see a /7 tank and frame.
Good eye, but you missed 1 thing.

Blue ATE40 calipers.

That is a tell tale sign of a R100RS, so its a 77 R100rs frame with a 76 R90/6 motor that has had a little work done to it. Dellorto 40's, Siebenrock 1000cc high comp jugs, dual plugged heads and a 2.91 rear end.

Soon to have this over the winter.

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