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BillN

Hall of Famer
Aug 25, 2010
S W France
Bill
John that's me, (in my younger days)

They were taken for an article on BMW GS Bikes for the UK "Ride" Magazine

Taken by a photographer with the nickname of "snapper"

At one time I had quite a few BM's

Taken in North Yorkshire

Here is another of my GS's - probably my favourite - even if it is a paralever, (a BMW R80GS Basic with the standard and Kalahari tanks)

I sold it about 5 years ago to a nice guy from Northern Spain who made me an offer that I could not refuse











I suppose that I stopped riding about 10 years ago, but I still have a few Bikes left

A R90S, an R100RS MotorSport, an R80 and a R100GS PD

I get the R80 out a few times over the summer here it France, but my reactions are not as good as they were so I should keep off Bikes, (so my wife tells me!!)
 

john m flores

All-Pro
Aug 13, 2012
Not having a lot of luck here. Got it out the garage, went to gear up, came back out to rain !
Thats the lake district for you. Went out anyway. But left my camera gear at home.
Must be frustrating not being able to really twist that throttle...

Looking forward to a dry weather review!
 

Dewi Sant

Veteran
Dec 20, 2013
Lancashire, England
Guess?
Not having a lot of luck here. Got it out the garage, went to gear up, came back out to rain !
Thats the lake district for you. Went out anyway. But left my camera gear at home.

DGAR8388 by sucofni, on Flickr
Never mind RB, it can't rain forever - can it? :eek: I'm hoping it stops soon, I'm hoping to put the Beemer back on the road sometime in early Spring, This is the first year I've not ridden through winter since I went back to biking 16 years ago - more to do with health issues than the weather - so I'm looking forward to getting back out there and heading for the ' Dales once more.
 

Ripleysbaby

supernatural anesthetist
Sep 9, 2011
Cumbria UK
Garry
I'll join you one day for a bike & photo jaunt. I'm just south of Carlisle so not far from you.


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Ripleysbaby

supernatural anesthetist
Sep 9, 2011
Cumbria UK
Garry
Iff eye wuz rite in a travall guide eyed problee chek me spellin. But it ain't. So I don't care.
So bee soup earior elswear
I don't give a sh1t


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drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
Lexington, VA
Steve
I normally get to do a bit of winter riding here in Virginia, but it's been so cold this January. Between the black ice and the road gravel it's almost not worth risking a whole riding season for a midwinter lark.
 

Dewi Sant

Veteran
Dec 20, 2013
Lancashire, England
Guess?
I'll join you one day for a bike & photo jaunt. I'm just south of Carlisle so not far from you.


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Sounds like a plan, :) I usually head over via the Ribblehead and maybe Devil's Bridge to Hawes at some point for fish 'n chips at the little cafe there. After that I gravitate towards Wharfedale and Kettlewell / Grassington. As already mentioned, I've not been riding the bike much for a while and was at one point thinking of buying one of these, so hired one for the day and took off over one of my biking routes. I'd fancied one for years but after spending a day with one realised it's not for me - I'll keep the bike thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mKCwtjbv0w
 

aKilter

Top Veteran
Dec 7, 2012
David
I had the opportunity to demo a Hypermotard shortly after they were introduced. Oh my! That bike is just fun, fun, fun.......and what a looker! If it had more range, it would be in my garage right now. However, for my primary street bike, I like to have around a 200 mile range. Unfortunately, if you're even the least bit aggressive with the right wrist, the Hypermotard's range is closer to 100 than 200. Great bike though!
 

BillN

Hall of Famer
Aug 25, 2010
S W France
Bill
Another couple of my Basics - BMW R80GS Basic

BMW Kalahari tank and HPN seat and rack, modified side stand, small lockable metal box and heavy duty cylinder guards


TT long range plastic tank and TT panniers, after market screen and Acerbis front guard


both now sold - just before we left the UK
 

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