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Old 12-31-2005, 11:56 AM   #196
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Here's mine, kind of majestic looking isn't it.
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:07 PM   #197
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Here's mine, kind of majestic looking isn't it.
They're all majestic but that is a beauty
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:17 AM   #198
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Here is a picture of my 1992 R100GS Bumblebee on a recent trip to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. You can read about the trip here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111170

She performed almost flawlessly with the exception of a couple of minor repairs that had to be made along the way. She has 68,181 miles on her and I would not hesitate to take her anywhere. She still cruises easily at 75-80 MPH, corners with the best squids out there. packs like a mule, and looks like a million bucks...what more could you want.

I do want to improve the charging system so that I can add auxilary lights and plug in electrics. Sooner or later the tranny will need to be rebuilt and the circlip added.

I am a committed Airhead!
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:07 PM   #199
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Here is a picture of my 1992 R100GS Bumblebee on a recent trip to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. You can read about the trip here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111170

She performed almost flawlessly with the exception of a couple of minor repairs that had to be made along the way. She has 68,181 miles on her and I would not hesitate to take her anywhere. She still cruises easily at 75-80 MPH, corners with the best squids out there. packs like a mule, and looks like a million bucks...what more could you want.

I do want to improve the charging system so that I can add auxilary lights and plug in electrics. Sooner or later the tranny will need to be rebuilt and the circlip added.

I am a committed Airhead!
Nice *B----BEE*!!!!
Here's her "twin sister" with a PD tank mounted for the Alaska trip.

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Old 01-11-2006, 04:55 PM   #200
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Sold my baby today.... Firestorm, I hope you have as fun fun riding that bike as I did.



Still committed though...



Wonderful old bikes...nothing like them really.

Remember... "An Airhead is better than no head at all"
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:09 PM   #201
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Nice *B----BEE*!!!!
Here's her "twin sister" with a PD tank mounted for the Alaska trip.

And her black sheep brother, '92 bumblebee with Motosport bags in black

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Old 01-11-2006, 06:22 PM   #202
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:05 PM   #203
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #204
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And her black sheep brother, '92 bumblebee with Motosport bags in black

How do you like the motosport panniers? I'm thinking of going that way for my '93 PD - it's either that or happy trails or jesses.
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:41 AM   #205
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How do you like the motosport panniers? I'm thinking of going that way for my '93 PD - it's either that or happy trails or jesses.
I like the size and the fact that they come with liners. If you don't use the liners, the bare aluninium will leave grey all over whatever you put inside. They also use the stock BMW mounts, the upside is that you probably have a set or can pick up a set cheap used. The downside is they will probably break or bend all to hell in a hard hit. So far, I've only done a couple low speed low sides with the bags on, so no real damage. If I was to head to Alaska or do a lot of rough riding with full bags, I'd probably fabricate stronger mounts.
The bags have a raised V that fits into a groove on the lids to seal them. You have to be real careful to close them without tearing up the V.
They are a good value for the money, but if you can afford jesses or are thinking of real hard use, I'd go for the jesses or something else.
I got mine direct from Motosport, they were seconds that they said had been used as display bags at shows, so had a few scratches on the bottom. They priced tham to me at less than half retail.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:09 AM   #206
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I like the size and the fact that they come with liners. If you don't use the liners, the bare aluninium will leave grey all over whatever you put inside. They also use the stock BMW mounts, the upside is that you probably have a set or can pick up a set cheap used. The downside is they will probably break or bend all to hell in a hard hit. So far, I've only done a couple low speed low sides with the bags on, so no real damage. If I was to head to Alaska or do a lot of rough riding with full bags, I'd probably fabricate stronger mounts.
The bags have a raised V that fits into a groove on the lids to seal them. You have to be real careful to close them without tearing up the V.
They are a good value for the money, but if you can afford jesses or are thinking of real hard use, I'd go for the jesses or something else.
I got mine direct from Motosport, they were seconds that they said had been used as display bags at shows, so had a few scratches on the bottom. They priced tham to me at less than half retail.

Thanks for the info - think I'll give them a call.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:33 PM   #207
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1992 R100 GS. Got back a few months ago from riding it comletely around the world. California to Tierra del Fuego then Japan and Vladivostok to Cape Town via Mongolia and all the Central Asian "Stans" and the middle east. Then shipped South Africa to NY and rode home to California. It was a damn nice ride. I'll try and post a pic (gotta figure out how). It does LOOK like it's just been taken around the world.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:12 PM   #208
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Motosport Panniers....

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I like the size and the fact that they come with liners. If you don't use the liners, the bare aluninium will leave grey all over whatever you put inside. They also use the stock BMW mounts, the upside is that you probably have a set or can pick up a set cheap used. The downside is they will probably break or bend all to hell in a hard hit. So far, I've only done a couple low speed low sides with the bags on, so no real damage. If I was to head to Alaska or do a lot of rough riding with full bags, I'd probably fabricate stronger mounts.
The bags have a raised V that fits into a groove on the lids to seal them. You have to be real careful to close them without tearing up the V.
They are a good value for the money, but if you can afford jesses or are thinking of real hard use, I'd go for the jesses or something else.
I got mine direct from Motosport, they were seconds that they said had been used as display bags at shows, so had a few scratches on the bottom. They priced tham to me at less than half retail.
Mine have performed well. Mine were manufactured for the Gran Canyon and I had to have the hoops manufacted for the GS. Motosport did that with no for me, but it took them a couple of times to get it right. Mine have the Pucks which apparently are now an older style. Like Norton, I bought mine on closeout and paid less than full price. I love the liners, well made and very usefull. Just pull them out when the day is over and all your crap goes inside with you. Pack them up in the AM and plop them into the case. Very convenient. The seal appears to be the most fragile area, but no leakage yet. All in all I am very pleased with them.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:55 PM   #209
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1992 R100 GS. Got back a few months ago from riding it comletely around the world. California to Tierra del Fuego then Japan and Vladivostok to Cape Town via Mongolia and all the Central Asian "Stans" and the middle east. Then shipped South Africa to NY and rode home to California. It was a damn nice ride. I'll try and post a pic (gotta figure out how). It does LOOK like it's just been taken around the world.

Definitely need a pic or two of that bike, Pete.
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #210
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1992 R100 GS. Got back a few months ago from riding it comletely around the world. California to Tierra del Fuego then Japan and Vladivostok to Cape Town via Mongolia and all the Central Asian "Stans" and the middle east. Then shipped South Africa to NY and rode home to California. It was a damn nice ride. I'll try and post a pic (gotta figure out how). It does LOOK like it's just been taken around the world.
If you can circumnavigate the globe on an airhead you can figure out how to post pics here....Let's see pics and a complete ride report..... Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about!
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