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Old 01-17-2006, 12:00 PM   #226
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Those bags...

Better pic as mentioned...
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:28 PM   #227
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Question Screen??

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Better pic as mentioned...

What screen is that?
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:09 PM   #228
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Better pic as mentioned...
You have PM!!!!
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:26 PM   #229
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What screen is that?
Small tinted screen that I found in a Mendoza bike shop 3 years
ago, no brand name that I recall and I think it was made in Brazil.
Small but works well...
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:15 PM   #230
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I just read through all of these post. Good stuff all, and great pics.
I today just got my first GS . A 1995 BB. 100% stock and seems to be well cared for with only 21k miles on the clock. I have owned several airheads, but never a GS. I am looking forward to getting her all dirty

Hey, What is too much money for the PD (painted plastic) tank? The previous owner has one to match this bike, but wanted $1300 for it. I would really like to have it, but that seemed very spendy. Are they that hard to come by?
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:24 AM   #231
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I'll pipe up, having recently done some research in that area:

go see this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90088

In short, that's too much $.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:12 AM   #232
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Charlie B.

Can we have some more pics? Preferably the front so we can see that windscreen better?
Does it wrap around the light?

That gas tank looks big to me. I just noticed it's an r80 and not a r100.
So that's the famous big PD METAL tank. I love it.
... someday... (drool) ...someday.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:07 AM   #233
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I just read through all of these post. Good stuff all, and great pics.
I today just got my first GS . A 1995 BB. 100% stock and seems to be well cared for with only 21k miles on the clock. I have owned several airheads, but never a GS. I am looking forward to getting her all dirty

Hey, What is too much money for the PD (painted plastic) tank? The previous owner has one to match this bike, but wanted $1300 for it. I would really like to have it, but that seemed very spendy. Are they that hard to come by?
Panic, welcome to the Bumble Bee Club (BBC). A PD tank in primer is $532.40 from Chicago BMW. Beer Me. You'll have to trim the fairing some to get it to fit. Given the bikes condition, I'd leave it alone.

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Old 01-18-2006, 09:56 AM   #234
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I'll pipe up, having recently done some research in that area:

go see this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90088

In short, that's too much $.
Thanks,I read thru that thread. The tank in question is a plastic/(nylon?) factory tank with petcocks intalled, roundels, knee pads. locking gas gap, locking glove box, and all the mounting hardware included. The tank also was professionally painted black(immaculate with clear coat etc)and has been stickered to match the 95 GS I just bought. Previous owner says it bolts right up with no mods needed. I guess I am trying to sell myself on it, but still can't justify the big $$. In looking into the related costs of all the extras and paint, I think the previous owner was not BSing that it cost him over $1000. Also was told that Chicago BMW can no longer get these tanks, but I will verify that today. The only time I would really like to have the extra volume is for that once a year 2 week excursion out WEST. It's only money right!
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:29 AM   #235
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I thought seriously about getting the big tank too.
Turns out I not only don't need it, but I can't live with a big tank that isn't the metal one off an r80 PD.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:17 PM   #236
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Charlie B.

Can we have some more pics? Preferably the front so we can see that windscreen better?
Does it wrap around the light?

That gas tank looks big to me. I just noticed it's an r80 and not a r100.
So that's the famous big PD METAL tank. I love it.
... someday... (drool) ...someday.
Better shot of the screen herewith so you can see it clearly. Two point fixing down onto handlebars.

Gas tank is the 32 ltr PD tank in metal that is still available from the factory, it's just the price... cost me around US$900 three years ago. The part number is on the Mica Peak site if you have some spare cash!

But... it looks great and I have never run out of petrol with this one.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:02 PM   #237
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Thanks,I read thru that thread. The tank in question is a plastic/(nylon?) factory tank with petcocks intalled, roundels, knee pads. locking gas gap, locking glove box, and all the mounting hardware included. The tank also was professionally painted black(immaculate with clear coat etc)and has been stickered to match the 95 GS I just bought. Previous owner says it bolts right up with no mods needed. I guess I am trying to sell myself on it, but still can't justify the big $$. In looking into the related costs of all the extras and paint, I think the previous owner was not BSing that it cost him over $1000. Also was told that Chicago BMW can no longer get these tanks, but I will verify that today. The only time I would really like to have the extra volume is for that once a year 2 week excursion out WEST. It's only money right!

Well, I've got a PD and it's great having the extra capacity, but... who really needs that much capacity? You're standard GS tank should be good for over 200 miles and one usually can use a rest by then. You're never going to be without a gas station in 200 miles. And, the bike is noticeably heavier with the big tank fully loaded. I'd probably save my money for something else, (and being an Airhead, you ARE going to need something else!). Beautiful Bummble Bee, BTW.
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:26 PM   #238
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Thanks Charlie B. It looks really nice.

I believe that windscreen is a "national cycle" like the one I have on my bike.

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/c...h_model=bm-004

Maybe I'll save up for that PD tank. man that looks nice. First though, I plan on putting on the rounded valve covers and getting the high-riding front fender. After that, It'll look pretty much just like yours only an r100.

Here's my pics to show i'm a "Commited AIRHEAD GS RIDER" so I don't hijack this forum too badly.



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Old 01-26-2006, 10:27 PM   #239
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About time I posted

Lurked for a long time on ADVRider and never really investigated the "Old School" section. Always wondered why there wasn't much discussion in GSpot about "real" GSs... You're all over here!

Anyway, here are a few pictures of my 1989 R100GS. I've had it about 10 years and it has 175,000 km on it. Lots of good kilometres. First MOA rally in Texas, a trip to the Yukon and Northwest Territories, an unofficial 1,000 miles in a one day (just by accident when returning from Las Vegas for the Art of the Motorcycle opening) and a year spent bumming around Europe and North Africa.

Engine has never been apart but it runs perfectly. Lots of little changes: Motorrad Elektrik rotor (100,000 km ago), Spiegler rotor and stainless line, Wunderlich valve covers and spendy little valve adjusters (so you can use an allen key like the oilhead), Luftmeister oil temperature dipstick, HPN thermostat, Jesse luggage (including the 65L topcase!), Ohlins shock and Progressive fork springs, Corbin seat with some damage by Barbary Apes. Driveshaft went at 130,000km and had it replaced with a stock unit in Nime, France.

We're planning a round the world trip (north to south) for 2007 and I'm debating whether to take my old R100GS or my new R1150GS Adventure. Tough choice since both have great pros and cons!


Just before the hail storm


Old and New in the driveway


A Barbary Ape at Gibraltar enjoying my Corbin


An unseasonably warm Christmas for Calgary had me delivering presents on Christmas Eve...

My avatar is a picture of me doing a little exploring in Morocco.

Thanks for all the wonderful information that everyone provides so freely on this forum, I only hope I can contribute a little.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:06 PM   #240
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hers a friends bike

he ant ridin it enuf as he has other bike. he has done all the work himself, piatin etc etc, as the bike had been parked in the tide
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