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Old 01-13-2006, 12:33 PM   #211
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Posting pics

It looks like I can't post pics unless they are online first- and they're not. I can e-mail a couple if someone who can post them will do so for me.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:56 PM   #212
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No Problem... just send them along....

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It looks like I can't post pics unless they are online first- and they're not. I can e-mail a couple if someone who can post them will do so for me.
Got yah covered! email a few to ktapply@airmail.net
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:05 PM   #213
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Here are Pete's Pics.....

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It looks like I can't post pics unless they are online first- and they're not. I can e-mail a couple if someone who can post them will do so for me.
Kyrgyzstan -city

Sahara Camping

Zanzibar - beach


Peru- desert



Chile- hand


Siberia - crash4
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:45 PM   #214
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Thanks

Thanks for posting those. I think that Kyrgyzstan pic is actually in Samarkand Uzbekistan. One a them "stans" anyway. I've got about 3,000 more. Probly ought to get a smugmug account and put them online.
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:17 PM   #215
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Please do!
We would love to see them!!!!!!!
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Thanks for posting those. I think that Kyrgyzstan pic is actually in Samarkand Uzbekistan. One a them "stans" anyway. I've got about 3,000 more. Probly ought to get a smugmug account and put them online.
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:03 AM   #216
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Thanks Pete and KTapply. Great shots. Living vicariously through others' world travels are what get some of us through the day, (especially Canadian winter days!). Keep 'em coming!
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:19 AM   #217
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1993 r100gs/pd teal and white! I'd like to replace it, but with what? Nothing can do everything as well as an airhead gs!
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:34 AM   #218
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Airhead GS---

I had an 800GS for a short time but sumwun offered me real money for her--- being a typical tight Scot she had to go---hope to hang on to this wun long enough to get to Alaska --- might even ship her home to the UK if we fall in luv



A '91 R100GS, will meet up with her in Michigan late April and spend nine weeks hoonin round bits of Canada & the US of A--

can't wait

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Old 01-14-2006, 10:09 PM   #219
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If that wasn't so clean and shiney, I would think it was mine.
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:00 AM   #220
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Dang, Petefromberkeley,

Is there anywhere you haven't been?? Thanks for providing me the inspiration/procrastination/education/vicarious-eration to put off and plan my circumnavigation.

I've already got the big tank and the low fender; it's like I am ready to go... How many tire changes did that add up to?

Wish I had your odometer,
C-man

p.s. where's all your luggage? was that a one pair of boxers trip?? that's gross.
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:54 PM   #221
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Yeah, I guess I've been to a lot places by now- but there are plenty more to see. Yep, that was all the luggage I had and if I did it again I'd have even less.

As for tires, I dunno. A bunch. I had knobbies for North Africa and often ran other tube type tires when I couldn't find tubless. THose 17 inch rear tires are as rare as hens teeth most places. Tubeless 17s were always carried in by people flying in to visit me. Those Avon Distanzia's sure do last if you can get them. I went from Berkeley to Osorno Chile on a set of them!
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:25 AM   #222
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Another from NZ

My '93 GSPD on the Wairarapa Coast of NZ during the 2004 Pukemanu Adventure Ride in some rather odd company.

I've had it since 1999, done 50,000 odd k's both in NZ and OZ where I lived for 4 years.

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Old 01-16-2006, 12:22 PM   #223
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Hi guys,
First posting so hope the attachment works...

Great thread, some sharp looking bikes out there and some work horses too with loads of character and history!

Saddling up on the G/S is a revelation in comparison to the modern beemers. Simpler, lighter, nimble in traffic and still pretty good on the open road, two up plus baggage. Great machines!!!

My '83 G/S in Mendoza with the Andes in the background.
In 2002, I put a wanted ad in the local paper and bingo. $US1,800 later and deal is done. New pads, tyres, shock, big tank and some fresh paint later...
Does it for me..!!!
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:09 PM   #224
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Can you tell me about the bags on the back of your bike?
I like them!
OH and NICE BIKE TOO!

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Hi guys,
First posting so hope the attachment works...

Great thread, some sharp looking bikes out there and some work horses too with loads of character and history!

Saddling up on the G/S is a revelation in comparison to the modern beemers. Simpler, lighter, nimble in traffic and still pretty good on the open road, two up plus baggage. Great machines!!!

My '83 G/S in Mendoza with the Andes in the background.
In 2002, I put a wanted ad in the local paper and bingo. $US1,800 later and deal is done. New pads, tyres, shock, big tank and some fresh paint later...
Does it for me..!!!
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:54 AM   #225
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Those bags...

Hi Tom,

The bags have a bit of history. They were made locally in Argentina for the 2nd owner of the G/S after he imported it from California in 1986. (Sold new originally by N Hollywood BMW in '83, I remember seeing in the papers that came with the bike). The bags were on the G/S for a couple of years before being taken to Europe for several months travelling around fitted to another BM, sometime in the late '80's. They were then re-fitted onto my bike as you now see them and they have a 'great patina of use'. That is old and lived in!
The bags are copies of the WWII German m/c leather bags but without the metal frame and sprung clamp assembly. I have looked closely at a few of the military bags on friends restored Zundapps etc and the plain bag as I have is much more suited to a civilian bike. Mine have a stiffening mild steel plate across the inside and are fixed to the standard metal pannier frames with 2 x 12mm bolts. Very simple and plenty strong enough.
The bags were very well made by a local saddler, (now sadly deceased) from 4mm hide, hand stitched and I have had a pair copied for a friends G/S over in Cordoba. He is very pleased with them.
I think that they complement the G/S very well and are big enough for most trips. I like leather bags because I've done thousands of miles on a 1944 H-D WLA military bike I know they work well, are weather proof and look great, so I have got used to them. Also, leather bags are a nice link to the BM's of another era...
They polish up well, pics attached...

PS...
I note you have a Montesa (Viva!), I ran a 1968 250 Impala Sport back in the early '70s and it was a quick road bike and pretty rare over here in the UK. I was nicely surprised to see a lot of them still in daily use, crackling around Barcelona 2 years ago. A very distinctive exhaust note..!!!
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