Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
  Join us November 1st for Casino Night at the Pelican Parts Open House!
Benefiting LuMind - Research and Treatment for individuals with Down Syndrome
Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 2- BMW Forums > BMW Technical Forums > BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Kurt E.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 244
Cool Bike Pics!

Now that Spring has come to northern NJ, I decided it was time to get the bikes out for a quick photo session.



The Honda is an '82 CB900F, with Honda's "Sport Control Kit" (rearsets, lowered bars), a Kerker pipe (waay stylin' in the late 80s), Koni shocks and a Corbin saddle. This is not an easy bike to ride fast - feedback is virtually non-existant, and tank slappers in the corners are normal. Hard to believe that people used to race these things!

The S is a '99 SA, with the Corbin saddle as its only mod. A cannisterectomy is next on my "to do" list.

Any other bi-polar (Honda-BMW, twin- inline four) posters out there?
__________________
Kurt
- '04 K1200RS, '04 325Ci, wife, dog and a house in the 'burbs.
Old 04-27-2002, 04:38 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
webby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Posts: 264
Hi Kurt E

Great bikes.

Not sure if mine are as bi-polar as yours (twin and inline3)...



and

__________________
not up a mountain
'02 R1100S "Mandarin/Silver"
'98 K1200RS "Yellow taxi"
'91 K1 "Red/Yellow"
'08 Honda Civic Type R

Last edited by webby; 04-27-2002 at 07:25 AM..
Old 04-27-2002, 05:09 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JustAnotherSquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
Posts: 1,402
Send a message via ICQ to JustAnotherSquid
Kurt, that CB is sweet. What a classic. Have you owned it since it was new?

Don't understand why some people are so BMW-centric. They are great bikes for sure, but there are other companies making great bikes too. There's nothing wrong with stuffing your garage with toys of all makes.













__________________
| '01 BMW R1100S | '02 Yamaha WR426F | new track bike coming |
| Charlotte Motorcycle Riders | The Funniest BMW Forums On The Planet |
Old 04-27-2002, 07:06 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Kurt E.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 244
Webby: naked/faired - yep, just a bipolar as me!

JAS: you're my hero - I've never seen that many bikes in one garage!

No, I'm the second owner on the CB. I bought it in '97 with around 4k on the clock. The original owner worshipped the bike, and it was truly in showroom condition when I bought it.

I added the K&N, jet kit, Kerker pipe and Corbin saddle, which is exactly how I had my '81 CB750F sorted out. The 750F was the only bike that I ever truly regretted selling - it did everything well. When the chance came to snap up its bigger brother (in mint condition), I couldn't pass it up.

The 750F gave me (and my then girlfriend, now wife) one of the greatest riding days of my life. Riding with a sportbike club in Colorado, we hooked up with a BMW club for a ride through Rocky Mountain National Park. My wife and I wound up riding with a couple on a K100 RS, and we spent the whole day strafing corners on Trail Ridge Road. I don't remember their names, but I don't think I've ever had as good a day riding since!
__________________
Kurt
- '04 K1200RS, '04 325Ci, wife, dog and a house in the 'burbs.
Old 04-27-2002, 10:30 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 238
JAS.........I love that Triumph Daytona. Yours looks fabuolous in black. What a project bike it would make!
Cheers,
Cliff
Old 04-27-2002, 06:17 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Chris Eastburn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Cedar Rapids Ia USA
Posts: 189
JAS, you're the master. Nice stable, love the WR. Someday.

EAST
Old 04-28-2002, 06:17 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SilverR1100S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 297
Talking

I like the black R1100S very much

here is a pic of my bike
Titan silver R1100S
black engine,headcovers and wheels
CF tank cover
Laser exhaust-system and K&N
sport suspection and short paralever
superbike windshield

like is very much
will drive on TT cicuit in Assen on june 10th

Attached Images
File Type: jpg e-mail motor 008.jpg (15.8 KB, 515 views)
__________________
Titan-silver R1100S
Old 04-28-2002, 11:18 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Rapt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Belleville, ONtario, Canada
Posts: 1,146
You're not alone.... I have an '87 CBR600F as well as my S, and an '83 XL600R with heated grips.
__________________
Rapt

Black '99 R1100S
Mojave Beige '02 VW Golf TDI
Old 04-29-2002, 09:18 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JustAnotherSquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
Posts: 1,402
Send a message via ICQ to JustAnotherSquid
Thanks guys. My wife deserves all the credit; she allowed me to indulge my deprived (depraved?) childhood.

East - if you are on the fence about a WR, let me try to push you over. It's a fantastic bike - great suspension and tons of power (derestricted anyway...stock it was a bit soft). If you can live without e-start (and kicking it DOES suck...) then you'll be very very happy with the WR.

JAS
Old 04-29-2002, 03:33 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
YAHBO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: LI, NY and VT
Posts: 524
Send a message via ICQ to YAHBO
That's my XR600R and my buddy's XR250L. Since my S has been in service for a few weeks, I have been kickin it on the trails, ripping up rare and endangered bird nests, delicate vegetation and trespassing all over private property!! Good times!!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 023_nr.jpg (56.3 KB, 394 views)
Old 04-29-2002, 03:49 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Kam Kam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 590
Thumbs up

I've been looking everywhere for those black valve covers. Where'd you get them????
__________________
Kam
'01 R1100S going bye bye for an 06 1200GS, '02 aprilia RSV mille R, '03 tuono R, Kelly's bar&lounge

how about never, does never work for you???
Old 04-30-2002, 01:00 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
MoDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 647
Great bikes guys. It's finally spring here in Wyoming too. I don't have a suitable jpg of my 73 Z1 yet (to illustrate the bipolarity), but here's a shot from last Sunday's 193 mile loop.
__________________
Orange '08 KTM 990 Adventure for fun in the rough stuff
Patientlty awaiting an R-bike sport tourer devoid of servos and EWS
Old 05-02-2002, 07:07 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Kurt E.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 244
MoDog:

Nice ride! Man, I miss livin' out West....

Why am I getting this overwhelming urge to build a Devil's Tower sculpture out of mashed potatoes.........
__________________
Kurt
- '04 K1200RS, '04 325Ci, wife, dog and a house in the 'burbs.
Old 05-02-2002, 07:19 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
turnerm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 1,034
Send a message via AIM to turnerm Send a message via Yahoo to turnerm
Just down to one bike.
This is my sport tourer. Just got back from a 1400 mile trip.
Didnt break down either.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg my duc.jpg (56.1 KB, 272 views)
Old 05-02-2002, 07:32 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
pdonnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: No. CA
Posts: 2,919
Wow Mike!!
.
Unlike the KRS boys its good to see you kept the taller windscreen and peg lowering kit off the bike. Very impressive machine in stock trim.
.
Pat
__________________
Old 05-02-2002, 07:38 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Joe Joe is offline
Registered User
 
Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Norwalk,Ct
Posts: 2,734
Garage
Send a message via ICQ to Joe
Modog

Do you go over to S.D. Spearfish Canyon,Badlands or Needles Hwy. I spent a week running those roads some of the best on my crosscountry trip.
__________________
77 R100RS95 A6 Quattro
http://www.joesrepairshop.com/
Old 05-02-2002, 07:39 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
turnerm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 1,034
Send a message via AIM to turnerm Send a message via Yahoo to turnerm
Unlike 99.9% of the Duc owners out there I left the bike pretty much stock.
I did swap the rear Showa for an Ohlins. But that was before I found out that the stock Showa is nearly as good as the Ohlins, at least for someone of my avg riding ability.
I left the pipes/cans stock, to the dismay of every Duc owner Ive met.
No, I never added carbon fiber either (carbon fiber to a sport bike = chrome to a Harley).
But then again, what is there to improve on a 996? Im not much into improving everything. I picked a bike that was pretty good, and left it that way.
One mistake I did on my trip was to strap a duffel bag to the back. I will go with the Ventura pack next time. Its the perfect set up for a spoprt bike. The 996 doesnt have much of a frame under the seat to strap too. I ended up running the bag straps under the exhaust cans. To shield the nylon strap from melting, I wrapped the strap with an aluminum baking pan. Boy, what a sight. Ducati would have taken the bike waway from me if they saw it. Not to mention the mud.
Old 05-02-2002, 07:50 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
MoDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 647
Quote:
Originally posted by Joe
Modog

Do you go over to S.D. Spearfish Canyon,Badlands or Needles Hwy. I spent a week running those roads some of the best on my crosscountry trip.
All the time...some of my favorite rides. I live in Gillette, so everywhere is a 200 mile round trip. It's seventy miles west to the Bighorns, seventy miles east to the Black Hills, and seventy miles north to Montana...ride ride ride; what's a guy to do?

My R1150R buddy and I did the Gillette to Custer to Badlands to Rapid to Needles Hwy and then home through Newcastle on for our last long ride before snow last fall...spec-frickin-tacular...and a great way to end the season. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip...but the roads do get pretty crowded when the great unwashed converge on Sturgis in August...

__________________
Orange '08 KTM 990 Adventure for fun in the rough stuff
Patientlty awaiting an R-bike sport tourer devoid of servos and EWS
Old 05-02-2002, 07:56 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Old 05-02-2002, 07:56 AM
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:11 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.