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Old 04-23-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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R100GS, fly in ride home

Found a 89 R100GS on e-bay a few weeks ago and went to pick it up on the weekend.




Got a flight from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney on Wednesday night to be picked up by my mate who had collected the bike on his crain truck for me. Next morning i give it a try and it starts ok and up and down the driveway a few times and a little checking and one throttle cable is just hanging in there so replace that, check a few things and its ready to pack up and ride home.



First leg is only just down the road and still on the edge of Sydney, it gets parked up with these two being prepaired for there RTW Odyssey starting very soon, hope some rubbed off on my bike.



So its now Saturday morning and time to get this show on the road i have a party at a bush block up in the Mullions Range State Forest out from Orange, about a 3 hours of very good tar, The Bell Line of road to start with then about a half hour of dirt. About an hour in the first problem, petrol pouring out the right carb i stop and drop the bowl and it has flakes of red paint and theres flakes in the glass filters to.



I made the party ok, have a few drinks, tell some bullshit and get up the next day and its now time to get serious about doing some time in the saddle, breakfast around the fire then its off,



After a half hour of dirt and an hour of tar my first stop is a driver reviver stop for a cup of tea and a scotch finger biscuit. been such a good start with the ride out through the Forestry just tooling along looking at the scenery.




After this it was back to the paint in the carbs, stoped along a long straight and pulled the left carb, had to strip it and clean the jets as best i could, about 3 hours later it was the right side. From then on it was a quick drop of the bowls run the fuel and flick the floats a bit to clear any small flakes that had gotten past the useless filters that were fitted.
Left at 10AM Sunday morning 14 hours and two carb tear downs a half dozen float bowl removels later and 1120K i was home.

I think this is going to be a good bike to keep, some bikes break down and just stop others will just get you home no matter what. I am glad i grabbed that old 75/6 tool roll at the last minute to take with me it had everything in there i needed even some fine wire to run through the jets. I know i will have to rebuilt the carbs and get new jets as they got a pizzlen with wire poked through them but i got home.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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nice looking bike there locky
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Nice story and nice bike!

I really dig the small front fairing on early GS...


How many miles on it?


Congratulations,
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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Is there an annoying big red suitcase hurled somewhere between rocky falls and mud creek road?

Nice bike in good hands. Congratulations.

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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Is there an annoying big red suitcase hurled somewhere between rocky falls and mud creek road?

Nice bike in good hands. Congratulations.

Stu
The big red suitcase, i took all my gear down in that and it so happens that my mate that rode his Guzzi LM3 down sold it to another mate that took a likeing to it out at rocky creek. So he then put his gear in the big red suitcase to come home again.
That suitcase took my gear to England in 2009 when i picked up a e-bay R80RT and again in 2010 to Amsterdam with my riding gear to pick up a R850R and im happy to say it was delivered back to me yesterday fresh from the local airport.
old saying.
Better to have one big red suitcase and pickup many BMW's
than have one BMW and many big red suitcases in bush ???
something like that.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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The big red suitcase, i took all my gear down in that and it so happens that my mate that rode his Guzzi LM3 down sold it to another mate that took a likeing to it out at rocky creek. So he then put his gear in the big red suitcase to come home again.
That suitcase took my gear to England in 2009 when i picked up a e-bay R80RT and again in 2010 to Amsterdam with my riding gear to pick up a R850R and im happy to say it was delivered back to me yesterday fresh from the local airport.
old saying.
Better to have one big red suitcase and pickup many BMW's
than have one BMW and many big red suitcases in bush ???
something like that.
Man, I'm glad I asked!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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Ah! So thats Paul's shop?

Very nice bike you have, btw
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
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Ah! So thats Paul's shop?

Very nice bike you have, btw

Sorry Stage, no its not the Roony shop, just a shed at someones place.

Cheers.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:19 PM   #9
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Sorry Stage, no its not the Roony shop, just a shed at someones place.

Cheers.

Thought I was being clever Those are Clarissa and Neil's bikes, though? (Hope I got their names right )
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:09 AM   #10
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You did get the bikes right.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:16 AM   #11
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big red suitcase

a couple of months ago i picked up a gspd from cairns
guess what i carried my gear up in
the big red suite case
its meant to boomerang back home soon
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #12
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Been doing a bit of work on the 100GS,
Fitted led blinkers
New cables, thats better
Relined the tank, foook think i would rather buy a new one
Solo seat and GS/PD rear rack
found a cheap exhaust can
built some new pannier frames to show off my panniers i build
jumped on some 1200 hand guards on the local flea market
service kit from moto-bins
plugs, filters, oils,
Carb kits

new fork oil 20w one side and 15w the other then like a fucking goose i stand in front looking at the bike and say yep thats the left, so will have to do that again.

and been doing some scrubing here and there with the scotch brite pads and cleaning stuff.









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Old 06-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #13
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The bike is looking great. Beautiful work on the racks and the panniers, fit like a glove and built to last. Nice
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #14
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #15
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Where did the red paint come from in the tank?
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