Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 27 of 27

Thread: Thanks for the forum

  1. #16
    skibum69 skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    903
    Yes that is my R65 LS on the Tail of the Dragon on my way or the MOA rally in Tennessee last June. Fun little bike that gave me 10K of good riding this summer. Surprisingly I had no issues starting my trip with 4x900 km days, it works far better than expected for long distance running. My next mission is to see how my new to me R1100 S feels for extended trips.
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon7frrnSRiTt9Fk

  2. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    Yes that is my R65 LS on the Tail of the Dragon on my way or the MOA rally in Tennessee last June. Fun little bike that gave me 10K of good riding this summer. Surprisingly I had no issues starting my trip with 4x900 km days, it works far better than expected for long distance running. My next mission is to see how my new to me R1100 S feels for extended trips.
    Thanks for the feedback. Especially about the highway cruising. They sure look like tidy bikes, and I assumed they would be good for ďaround townĒ but wondered if owners do much extended highway cruising with them.

    And I understand there is a big bore kit available if more power is desired....

  3. #18
    skibum69 skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    903
    Yup, there is a Siebenrock 860 kit available. Iíve been told it is good to do a dual plug mod at the same time. I want one for my machine.
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon7frrnSRiTt9Fk

  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    Yup, there is a Siebenrock 860 kit available. I’ve been told it is good to do a dual plug mod at the same time. I want one for my machine.

    Yes, that’s the one (Siebenrock) I have read about. Seems like a pretty slick kit.

    Dual plug mod? What does that entail?

  5. #20
    skibum69 skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    903
    I donít know all the details but it involves adding a second spark plug to the underside of the cylinder. Iím sure someone on here could explain or go ask on Airheads.org.
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon7frrnSRiTt9Fk

  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    I donít know all the details but it involves adding a second spark plug to the underside of the cylinder. Iím sure someone on here could explain or go ask on Airheads.org.
    Thanks. Iíll make a mental note. I donít want to get that far ahead of myself. If I end up owning one someday, I may look into it.

  7. #22

    Search On-Going

    A few months back I was pretty focussed on locating a nice K75. I then added the R65/LS and R80 airheads into the mix.

    I still like those models a lot. But my thinking is evolving some.

    An older friend who was a life-long rider recently retired from motorcycling. Over the years, he owned Hondas, Harleys, and several BMWs (Ks, Rs, ultimately GSs). Has logged a lot of miles (up to Alaska and back, among other long trips.) We were chatting bikes a few weeks back and I asked him for advice. He acknowledged that bikes are personal, but said if he could do it all over again he would have skipped over most of the others and gotten a GS much sooner.

    I am beginning to lean much more in that direction. But not a large one. Focussing on the F650/F700 GS twins with low suspension/seat, and also considering the F/G650 GS single. (My son already has a G650 GS.)

    This would get me into a more versatile platform, and a much newer bike than the old airheads or even the K75. I like (and own a fair bit of) old classic stuff, but donít have a lot of time for tinkering at this stage in my life. When I have time to ride, I want to hop on and go.

    Still not in any hurry, but definitely narrowing in on the candidates....

  8. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Pahrump, NV
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by vark View Post
    ...
    I am beginning to lean much more in that direction. But not a large one. Focussing on the F650/F700 GS twins with low suspension/seat, and also considering the F/G650 GS single. (My son already has a G650 GS.) ....
    I haven’t yet had my 2013 F700GS three weeks and I’m still in the process of making it mine with things like bar risers, new windscreen, etc. I think it will work out just fine. It hits the sweet spot, for me.

    I was a bit tempted by the G/F650GS thumper but after seven years with a Kawasaki KLX250S I’m tired of the single-cylinder characteristics, particularly on the superslab. The F-twin purrrrs smoothly and powerfully down the tarmac yet isn’t difficult to take off pavement, at least not where I go.

    Finding the right bike for you is tough. Best of luck to you!
    Ted | 2013 F700GS | 2012 KLX250S

  9. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by vark View Post
    Still not in any hurry, but definitely narrowing in on the candidates....
    I own or have owned 16 BMW motorcycles (not counting any of Voni's 15 or 16 of them). I was specifically looking for only four of those, and those four happened to be the only motorcycles I have ever purchased new. 1986 K75T (Old Smokey), 1997 F650 Funduro, 2003 R1150R, and 2018 G310GS. The other 12 were bikes I happened to become aware of which I decided to buy. There was only of of those I turned around and sold quickly (at the suggestion of Voni when she noticed I had it almost a year and only put 1,200 miles on it.

    The intended moral of this tale is to say, keep your options a little bit open. You will know the bike you need when you find it.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
    http://web.bigbend.net/~glaves/

  10. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by vark View Post
    Still not in any hurry, but definitely narrowing in on the candidates....
    I own or have owned 15 BMW motorcycles (not counting any of Voni's 15 or 16 of them). I was specifically looking for only four of those, and those four happened to be the only motorcycles I have ever purchased new. 1986 K75T (Old Smokey), 1997 F650 Funduro, 2003 R1150R, and 2018 G310GS. The other 11 were bikes I happened to become aware of which I decided to buy. There was only of of those I turned around and sold quickly (at the suggestion of Voni when she noticed I had it almost a year and only put 1,200 miles on it.

    Just for grins, here are the miles put on each of these 15 motorcycles:15,297; 37,662; 8,723; 1,241; 25,495; 23,729; 369,643; 66,601; 40,329; 177,431; 2,860; 321; 27,997; 57,921; 22,000

    The intended moral of this tale is to say, keep your options a little bit open. You will know the bike you need when you find it.
    Last edited by PGlaves; 11-02-2019 at 07:44 PM.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
    http://web.bigbend.net/~glaves/

  11. #26
    Definitely not closing the doors on other candidates yet. But from the BMW offerings, those that I mentioned are leading contenders.

    Truth be told, I’m also very curious about the forthcoming smaller Africa Twin from Honda. The best available info suggests it will be a 750-850 cc parallel twin with most of the features of the larger Africa Twin. It seems Honda is aiming squarely at the F750/850 GS models. But I’m not sure I want to wait that long to make a purchase - - it could be over a year before we see it in showrooms.

  12. #27
    skibum69 skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    903
    My buddy bought a new Ď97 Funduro and still has it.
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon7frrnSRiTt9Fk

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 72
    Last Post: 08-09-2011, 03:56 PM
  2. Forum Guests and the National Rally forum
    By kbasa in forum Rally Forum
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-06-2006, 01:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •