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Old 01-10-2005, 05:43 PM   #31
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with a Red & White PD tank 110,000 miles

Screw Clang. I've been thinking about selling it and buying an Adventure until I read his post
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:11 PM   #32
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1981 R80G/S
1985 R80G/S
1988 R100GS
Same bike with 17" front and rear...when the mood strikes me
Found this 1981 R80G/S for my brother!
Were ALMOST done with it!

I GOT IT BAD.....I GOT IT REAL BAD
Tom, I think you need some therapy!
(me too, but not as bad only because the wife keeps me in check)
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:14 PM   #33
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Tom, which one do you like best and why?
I couldn't make up my mind so I chose to have them all.
800 is smoother
1000 is faster
Paralever is Awsome
Monolever is tolerable
All are simple to work on, maintain and above all reliable!
I just LOVE these bikes, they suit me well.
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:16 PM   #34
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with a Red & White PD tank 110,000 miles

Screw Clang. I've been thinking about selling it and buying an Adventure until I read his post
Dragoon,

The adventure was really nice. I would not pass up an opportunity if you get it to buy one, I just wouldn't sell the R80 to do it. I think you would regret it. Everyone that I know that has had an airhead GS and sold it for something else has regretted it. There are probably those here that will pipe in and disagree, but if'n I was a bettin' man I'd say they were in the minority
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:32 PM   #35
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:26 PM   #36
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The r80g/s is easily the best bike I've owned. Fun, easy to work on, lots of history, can do about anything.
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:04 PM   #37
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with a Red & White PD tank 110,000 miles

Screw Clang. I've been thinking about selling it and buying an Adventure until I read his post
I sold my 1150 adv after I bought the GSPD. The big fucker was just a big fucker off road. I bought a tiger to do the over the pavement at a big clip thing. Get a road bike of a funky nature as a juxtaposition in ya life.

Olive couldnt recall if you were the cool handsome one or the bonehead so I set her straight.

Out

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Old 01-11-2005, 05:29 PM   #38
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:28 AM   #39
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'94 R100gs


Currently have a K1200LT and a '94 R100GS, black/yellow Bumble Bee. The LT is great going down the highway with all it's wind protection but the GS is more fun. After the 850 lbs of the LT, the GS seems like it almost floats. Has plenty of power and will go anywhere I want to go. I used to have a XR650R that was dual sported and street legal. What a machine that was. Way too much power and would go anywhere off road but down the highway was a bit tough, doable, but tough. The GS is definitely a keeper.
Clang, where did you get your tank cover? Isn't that one that covers the entire tank and has a couple of side pockets?
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:40 AM   #40
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Clang, where did you get your tank cover? Isn't that one that covers the entire tank and has a couple of side pockets?

BW - it is exactly that. I bought it from Mustang Tank covers a couple of years ago. Right around $100 if I remember correctly, but I don't think they are making them any more.
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:12 AM   #41
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JTWIND, Like your exhaust. Where'd you get it?

I'm into sport bikes, but recently got into the GSs. Whole different style, but I love the R80GS. The 100 was a low mileage wreck I put back together. Just a few things left to go - mainly I'm trying to lighten it up and leaving off the roo bar, crash bars, extra heavy bodywork... that sort of thing. I'd like to create a digital tach and install a bicycle speedo. Keep it simple and light.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:04 AM   #42
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Old 01-15-2005, 06:47 AM   #43
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Old Airheads are just sooo elegently simple and functional. Ya gotta love em! I'm on my second G/S now (never should have sold the first). Don't know how to post a picture here or you would be looking at my current one.
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:30 AM   #44
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What you do is smile at him, real friendly like, and then, still smiling, pull his shirt over his head and start reigning blows into his head and body. I know it sounds violent, but he really kind of deserves it and on some level, probably knows it. He might even thank you.
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:39 PM   #45
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i celebrated my divorce in 1991, sold my goldwing and klr, bought a new r100 gspd and have never looked back, the bike now has 116k miles on it, the seat(corbin) is worn out, the heated grips have finger groves in them still never wrench on the motor other than valve adjustment.. drive shaft failure at 60k miles and rear shock somewhere near there, been so long i dont remember.. the bike is still bone stock other than seat, and windshield... i put 68 hundred on the bike in 8 days.. just love the "big ugly " thing.. "big ugly" is her name.... i have patted her on the gas tank lots of time and told her how much i loved her and i still do....
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