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  I purchased the car about 4 years ago and have been doing work on and off for a few years. Since the car only had 38,000 miles on it it was in relatively good shape. I bought it down in southern Pa from a man who didn’t have the time or the knowledge to work on the car and so it just sat in his garage under a tarp and was piled up with bicycles.

Now it is time to move this car along as I am working on a TR4 and it is coming near completion, Here is the following work I have done on the car: I removed all of the old yellow paint and repainted it with the same factory yellow, Since the car had been Z-Barted (with the plastic plugs still in place) there was very little rust around, and easily taken care of. I have replaced the rubber steering bushings and the  ball joints. The engine ran rough and was a constant problem until I cleaned the Stromberg carbs and added electronic ignition. (wonderful difference) now it is very smooth, accelerates nicely and runs great, sounds great. I replaced the header pipes and all of the exhaust before the muffler. I added a new dark brown carpet kit with sound deadener,  and a new Panasonic radio with CD player. I have redone the trunk area (again no rust) with black carpet (looks good) and spiffed the engine area. New (4)  Red Line Michelin tires are installed and were pricey but they were the tire of choice on the original.  The bumpers are original and there is a crease in the front and the rubbers that stick out are like new.

The Top and boot  look new and there was a rip in the top near the side but I fixed it so that the eye does not see it, The rear vinyl windows are good no cracks and can be seen through. The rear view outside mirror has some discoloration. The sun visors are good but there is a small crack in dash vinyl that is easily repaired. The overdrive works perfect and makes a difference in the fast lane. This car will cruise all day at 80mph. The oil pressure reads to the top when cold and above the mid mark when warm. The car does not overheat, always dependable.

This car is not a perfect car but could very easily become one, it sure is a driver and a head turner. Love the color.

Adventure on two wheels    

What comes with it?  Plenty!  Tool box, complete set of tools, seat, tank cover, manual and owners guide, headlight guard, low fender, back rack, ex starter motor and alternator…

If you are looking for a reliable classic bike good for an investment, this is it. Price is great and these are not getting cheaper unless they are beat up and stripped. Buy it, Ride it, resell it and you will not lose money

This is one beautiful machine, owned before me by a great “wrench man” who maintained it in such wonderful condition, added all of the great extras and than wanted to buy a true “dirt bike”. His loss and my loss becomes your great opportunity to buy one of the great collector items in motorcycles.

The airhead GS was one of the finest GS’s made by BMW and was the last model to be a airhead. Thereafter, BMW, in their great Germanic mindset, decided to make the simplicity of the air cooled engine in to a oilhead. (one that now jumped up in technology and complexity). This GS 1000 has all of the great features that BMW was famous for since the 1920’s.

The pictures that are taken do not do it justice, this motorcycle is all but perfect and ready for a museum or a cross country ride. Light, nimble and quick, it has everything but the kitchen sink.

Add On’s include:

  1. Wilber adjustable shock, the spring can be adjusted to lower the seat height. I am 5′10″ and my feet are flat on the ground
  2. New High Amperage Alternator
  3. New Nissan Starter motor
  4. Single seat rack for luggage (BMW OE)
  5. Russel Day Long Seat (has the original as well)
  6. Recent gearbox refit and cir clip addition (missed by BMW, Duhh)
  7. Tank cover but not installed
  8. New front brake set up to improve over BMW
  9. Recent, shaft and spline re greased with inspection (all fine)
  10. Electronic Deer whistle
  11. Shop manual and owners manual
  12. Full Tool Kit
  13. High Fender with front guard (and the original)
  14. Heated grips
  15. New Tank Decals
  16. Headlight guard
  17. Oil cooler
  18. Highway pegs
  19. Jessie Panniers (bags)
  20. Brand new, Super duty $140  battery.

In all I figure that the electrics and the add ons are worth about $2,500 or more.    In addition, the tires are 50 to 70% good, There is no rust or dirt, the frame is clean and bright, the tank and fenders are shiny and bright no dents or dings.. I estimated that the Jessie panniers (cases) will hold at least one case of beer with ice or camping gear,  etc. The racks on the back will hold your tents, sleeping bags, fishing and hunting gear. Or put the original seat on and take the girl friend or wife on a great ride.

Please take note that the “alternator and the starter motor additions were as a replacement to original BMW parts to increase amperage to the outlets (2) and for accessory additions. The new starter was added to reduce amperage draw and spin more rapidly. They were not added because the BMW parts failed. The original BMW parts are with the parts and can be sold separately if so desired.