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Old 11-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #16
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my 2013 F800GS has become a 1988 R100GS
What? No pics?
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #17
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What? No pics?
The day it came home.

Metal side cases are on order...


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Old 11-08-2013, 02:05 AM   #18
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:03 AM   #19
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Can I get lucky enough to get to one or both of these in 2014?
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:03 AM   #20
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Such a cool bike Andrew. Did you actually get rid of your F800GS, or is this a "second" GS?

A piece of advice from me - don't sell those plastic side cases. I tried two different brands of metal cases on my 89 R100GS and didn't like anything as much as the OEM BMW ones. They are lightweight, pretty rugged, easy on-off. I ended up re-purchasing a set after I sold my original ones. Metal ones might be nice for a big trip but I'd hang on to those nice plastic ones IMHO.

Looking forward to seeing you at one or both of these events!

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Old 11-08-2013, 06:16 PM   #21
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Ted,

Awesome that you are getting this put together, I know you have been wanting to do something like this for a while now. I really enjoy riding up your way, adding in some navigational challenge will make it even better
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #22
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Cool2 Thanks.

Good advice, Dan. Thanks.

The F800GS is gone. The R100GS is in its place. Still 5 bikes in the garage.

I have ordered a set of Muffintop cases. Very fair pricing. We'll see how good they are functionally.

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Such a cool bike Andrew. Did you actually get rid of your F800GS, or is this a "second" GS?

A piece of advice from me - don't sell those plastic side cases. I tried two different brands of metal cases on my 89 R100GS and didn't like anything as much as the OEM BMW ones. They are lightweight, pretty rugged, easy on-off. I ended up re-purchasing a set after I sold my original ones. Metal ones might be nice for a big trip but I'd hang on to those nice plastic ones IMHO.

Looking forward to seeing you at one or both of these events!

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Old 11-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #23
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Will my hacked GS be good for the RR? I'm plugging the drain holes in the bottom of the car so it should float and I'll bring a Yamal paddle



Or I could bring one of these along

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Old 11-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #24
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Roaming Rally won't be boring...just last year's got to be a bit too much for larger bikes (3 feet deep mud, etc). RR is a do it yourself adventure, we provide a suggested route and if you decide to follow it we'll see ya at the next campground. After check in teams are on their own, no sweep, not much organization...no guarantees no money back kinda thing

CRC will be full on organized and a competition...the cost will reflect this unfortunately. 9x0's.....in the right hands...yes. will there be a few wtf spits along the way? Absolutely. Doable? Probably...Are you the type of guys who ride your 9x0's where others ride dirt bikes?
If the organizers think this 5-day race gig is at all do-able on big twin pigs, we might have to consider this......

We go everywhere, but enjoy single track a bit less for obvious reasons. I can handle three foot deep puddles, as well as nasty rocky climbs. But if you throw us into Erzberg.....we may regret it
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:56 AM   #25
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If you're taking suggestions and requests for dates next year, the (US) Memorial Day weekend would work out great for me. It's one less vacation day that are in short supply for all that I'm hoping to do in 2014.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:09 AM   #26
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If the organizers think this 5-day race gig is at all do-able on big twin pigs, we might have to consider this......

We go everywhere, but enjoy single track a bit less for obvious reasons. I can handle three foot deep puddles, as well as nasty rocky climbs. But if you throw us into Erzberg.....we may regret it
No Erzberg, primarily double track "dual sport" terrain...with a dash of Enduro type terrain here and there....if that makes sense?

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If you're taking suggestions and requests for dates next year, the (US) Memorial Day weekend would work out great for me. It's one less vacation day that are in short supply for all that I'm hoping to do in 2014.

Dates are almost set...working around different folks schedules and other events in the area...
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #27
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A piece of advice from me - don't sell those plastic side cases. I tried two different brands of metal cases on my 89 R100GS and didn't like anything as much as the OEM BMW ones. They are lightweight, pretty rugged, easy on-off. I ended up re-purchasing a set after I sold my original ones. Metal ones might be nice for a big trip but I'd hang on to those nice plastic ones IMHO.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #28
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Woo! I love the riding in Quebec. Are you thinking up the Gaspe' way, or western Quebec? I'll be interested in the Big Bike ride in May/June on a Vstrom. My fiance is a possible team mate, but she just sold her bike, so we'll have to buy another before then. If anyone from the Boston area is looking for a team make on a Vstrom 1000 with a banged-up skid plate, get in touch.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #29
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Woo! I love the riding in Quebec. Are you thinking up the Gaspe' way, or western Quebec? I'll be interested in the Big Bike ride in May/June on a Vstrom. My fiance is a possible team mate, but she just sold her bike, so we'll have to buy another before then. If anyone from the Boston area is looking for a team make on a Vstrom 1000 with a banged-up skid plate, get in touch.
Think he's talking north of Mont Laurier, up past Parent to Barrage Gouin, Weymontachee, Casey, that sort of thing.
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Think he's talking north of Mont Laurier, up past Parent to Barrage Gouin, Weymontachee, Casey, that sort of thing.



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