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Old 09-02-2011, 07:22 PM   #706
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I'll play. So far one of my all time favorite bikes.
Upgraded charging, diode board, shock, fork work, bigazz tank, carbs done, tranny circliped, lights, pegs, jesse bags, cruise , etc.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #707
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #708
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OK....that one for 17 years:



Now this one......winter project, in pieces now!

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Old 09-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #709
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1992 85k miles.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:22 AM   #710
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nice bikes!!!

got me wanting a R80 GS too
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:09 PM   #711
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This is my '83 G/S bought in 2002 from its original owner and was in a bit of a state, it had done 120,000 miles including a four year round the world trip with his wife and included the original and a Heinrich petrol tank. I rebuilt the chassis and then took it on a 20,000 mile trans Africa trip, its second, during which I had no breakdowns or punctures, I have used it for other trips and commuting, a great bike which has now done 165,000 miles.
I also have a '91 80GS which I bought new and have done 150,000 miles on including UK to Australia through central Europe, Iran, Pakistan and India. I have also toured South America on it, I hope to tour North America on it at some point. This one is also used for communting, shorter tours in Europe, doing the shopping and just about everything else, they are my only transport, in my humble opinion the best alround bikes ever made.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:32 PM   #712
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This is my '83 G/S bought in 2002 from its original owner and was in a bit of a state, it had done 120,000 miles including a four year round the world trip with his wife and included the original and a Heinrich petrol tank. I rebuilt the chassis and then took it on a 20,000 mile trans Africa trip, its second, during which I had no breakdowns or punctures, I have used it for other trips and commuting, a great bike which has now done 165,000 miles.
I also have a '91 80GS which I bought new and have done 150,000 miles on including UK to Australia through central Europe, Iran, Pakistan and India. I have also toured South America on it, I hope to tour North America on it at some point. This one is also used for communting, shorter tours in Europe, doing the shopping and just about everything else, they are my only transport, in my humble opinion the best alround bikes ever made.
You sir, are my hero. Great stuff, however we're going to need more pictures of your airheads in remote locations.

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Old 10-23-2011, 01:18 PM   #713
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This is my GS in the Rajasthan desert India, it is the red one, the other belongs to Sam Manicom, Travelling Sam on this forum, his has now done about 270,000 miles and is still his everyday transport. Sorry for the quality it is a scan of a print, no digital cameras in those days.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:23 PM   #714
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that is really, really cool.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #715
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This is my '83 G/S bought in 2002 from its original owner and was in a bit of a state, it had done 120,000 miles including a four year round the world trip with his wife and included the original and a Heinrich petrol tank. I rebuilt the chassis and then took it on a 20,000 mile trans Africa trip, its second, during which I had no breakdowns or punctures, I have used it for other trips and commuting, a great bike which has now done 165,000 miles.
I also have a '91 80GS which I bought new and have done 150,000 miles on including UK to Australia through central Europe, Iran, Pakistan and India. I have also toured South America on it, I hope to tour North America on it at some point. This one is also used for communting, shorter tours in Europe, doing the shopping and just about everything else, they are my only transport, in my humble opinion the best alround bikes ever made.
WOW!! so much about me worrying if my 37 year old R90S with 7,300 miles can be made reliable enough to tour.... amazing no break downs on a 20k mile trans Africa trip with 120k miles already on the GS.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:53 PM   #716
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By 120K, all of the weak parts have died
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:54 PM   #717
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WOW!! so much about me worrying if my 37 year old R90S with 7,300 miles can be made reliable enough to tour.... amazing no break downs on a 20k mile trans Africa trip with 120k miles already on the GS.
Oh ye of little faith!

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:43 PM   #718
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great story! Any advice for noobie G/S owners?
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:05 PM   #719
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Oh ye of little faith!

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more of a nooobie to Airheads and just getting to know em...
getting more and more acquainted everyday as I'm getting my R90S closer to reliable.

so which is better to tour the world with?

R80 GSPD or R100GSPD ???

or early R80 GS that put 165k miles in above
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #720
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The monolever. though it seems like the paralever's better for racing



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