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Old 02-18-2005, 08:07 AM   #121
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Ok

So Clang talked me out of buying an oilhead (it really didn't take much )

My GS is getting along in miles (110k)

Anybody have an extra airhead GS with low miles for sale?
PM me if so
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:10 AM   #122
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So Clang talked me out of buying an oilhead (it really didn't take much )

My GS is getting along in miles (110k)

Anybody have an extra airhead GS with low miles for sale?
PM me if so
What about the one for sale on our for sale sight? Just broke in with 47,000 miles.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:19 AM   #123
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What about the one for sale on our for sale sight? Just broke in with 47,000 miles.
Yeah, I'm thinking in 20-25k range. Thanks for helping though
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:31 AM   #124
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91 R100GS PD. Owned since 94 and my first BMW. Almost sold it in a moment of weakness, but gathered my wits. Has dual-plugs, higher compression, 40mm bings. Will be doing a fork and brake upgrade in the near future.

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Old 02-18-2005, 12:08 PM   #125
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91 R100GS PD. Owned since 94 and my first BMW. Almost sold it in a moment of weakness, but gathered my wits. Has dual-plugs, higher compression, 40mm bings. Will be doing a fork and brake upgrade in the near future.

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Old 02-18-2005, 12:36 PM   #126
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darmahman-

I'll need to take some and post, I'm damn weak at that. Think I'll spend some time in the garage this weekend since it's raining and do some detailing on the old girl.

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Old 02-18-2005, 01:50 PM   #127
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I'll need to take some and post, I'm damn weak at that. Think I'll spend some time in the garage this weekend since it's raining and do some detailing on the old girl.

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Old 02-18-2005, 04:04 PM   #128
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[QUOTE=rockt]Bit the bullet and bought a '93 GSPD I've been thinking about for awhile. Actually, that might be the

congrats on your purchase. Is it the CDN edition? 40mm
carbs etc. re & re of the dr. shaft and tranny is not
all that tricky. lots of help here on tech forum.
i have 55 k kms. on my '93 with the origional
dr. shaft...so i'm probably pushing it by not
having Bruno do it sooner than later but I'm too busy
riding it NOW here in Vancouver where my job has
taken me as of lately. Yeah, tranny circlip and dr.
shaft can wait for my next winters project.
The airhead will give you little signs when they
are sick. Heed them and you can avoid more
costly repairs.
So..you just bought one of the coolest m'cycles ever made.
one for sure.
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Old 02-18-2005, 04:26 PM   #129
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Yeah, it's the Canadian version with the 40mm carbs and the kickstarter. I'm told these are the same as the Euro spec ones and the valves may be a tad bigger and the cam a tad hotter. Don't know if this is true or not. And I don't care 'cause yer right - it is one of the coolest bikes out there.

Speaking of cool bikes, you have an Africa Twin, as well? So you have two of the coolest bikes out there. How did you ever get that one into Canada?
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Old 02-18-2005, 04:37 PM   #130
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Airheads Rule the Planet!

Way to go Solo Lobo! Count me in! Alaskan airheads step forth! My 92' PD is currently getting a new body. I'll be sure to post eye candy of her soon.

If you're not going all the way, why go at all?
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:19 PM   #131
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Yeah, it's the Canadian version with the 40mm carbs and the kickstarter. I'm told these are the same as the Euro spec ones and the valves may be a tad bigger and the cam a tad hotter. Don't know if this is true or not. And I don't care 'cause yer right - it is one of the coolest bikes out there.

Speaking of cool bikes, you have an Africa Twin, as well? So you have two of the coolest bikes out there. How did you ever get that one into Canada?
It was already here due to the misfortune
of the previous owner who had an accident. He was
able to walk away but was unable to take his bike
because of the damage. My salvage investment
paid off. I now have 2 similiar bikes in many ways.
However, its hard to beat the smoothness of the
GS's shaft drive.
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:27 PM   #132
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So which one do you like best and if you can't decide, at least tell me more about the AT. I've had a crush on that bike for years. (Yeah, I know - I need to get out more).
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:18 PM   #133
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So which one do you like best and if you can't decide, at least tell me more about the AT. I've had a crush on that bike for years. (Yeah, I know - I need to get out more).
As the thread implies I'm a committed GS rider. The
GSPD was my dream bike for 10 years before i was
finally able to get one...and while the AT was a gift
from above... given the choice, one bike, it would
be the GS. Having said that the GS collected dust
last summer while the AT was definetily my choice
of weapon.
The AT with its Wilburs after market shock you sit
very high in the saddle..cool..hard to bottom out in the
backroads. Took me awhile to get used to the buzz
of the chain but it will cruise comfortably all day
on the slab with loaded Zega cases and camping gear.
Would not be great for 2 up where as the GS is ok.
HP and tire sizes are evenly matched. Fuel range is
bit better on the GS with the AT not far behind.
They are both great bikes and would be very hard
to part with either.

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Old 02-19-2005, 08:53 PM   #134
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Wayne, if I'm ever out your way, you have to at least let me sit on the AT. Not sure I'd want to do more than that, though, 'cause you may have the only one in Canada.

Brought the new-to-me GSPD home today. Even though it's freezing here, I sat out in the garage for about an hour just checking it out. What a cool bike. It's really surprising that more people never really caught on to the whole "Adventure Touring" bike thing. Comfort, range, utility/go-anywhere-ability, plus they are way cool. I guess there has been more of a following in Europe, but obviously not enough because Honda discontinued the AT.

Well, I'm not in Marketing, so I don't know much about "Target Markets" and "Focus Groups". I just know what I like and I'm pretty happy it's out there in my garage.
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Old 02-22-2005, 07:18 AM   #135
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A dirty GS is a happy GS. Image taken at Hot Springs, NC last year at the BYOBII. Everyone (including me) had a great time bouncing along the trails and sloshing through the mud
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