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Forum: Airheads 12-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By Geeto67
Yeah the only thing that makes it remotely...

Yeah the only thing that makes it remotely interesting is the little BMW logo all over the thing (most fell off when I was taking it out of the bag). It will make good shelf fodder but that's it....
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By Geeto67
Wish granted. Though looking at it it is probably...

Wish granted. Though looking at it it is probably from the early 1990s, as it is a flip face and 80s flip faces are rare.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By Geeto67
FWIW as the owner of some rickman pieces that...

FWIW as the owner of some rickman pieces that might someday resemble a motorcycle......

ALL, not some, not most, but ALL rickman stuff is proprietary to Rickman bikes. The rickman brothers made...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,738
Posted By Geeto67
Of course you are drawn to the asthetic, you...

Of course you are drawn to the asthetic, you don't have enough knowledge or experence to understand or appreciate things beyond your eyes. But don't worry you'll get there.

The thing about...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,738
Posted By Geeto67
Well almost every bike is worthless at some...

Well almost every bike is worthless at some point. I remember when nobody wanted pre OIF triumphs and norton commandos because they were old man bikes. My father tells me all the time about the 427...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,738
Posted By Geeto67
Yes and no. For a while (post 1945 to the...

Yes and no. For a while (post 1945 to the mid-1950s) in europe all there was to be had was small displacement, and like I mentioned before human nature took over - make it faster. Plus, post war...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,738
Posted By Geeto67
the world is ending....did you not get the memo? ...

the world is ending....did you not get the memo?

Been here for a while as a lurker but when I dragged home the R80RT I signed up. I needed a semi-decent BMW forum and to be honest the others...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,738
Posted By Geeto67
"sport chopper" is another one I hear thrown...

"sport chopper" is another one I hear thrown around a lot (because I am trying to coin it).

Here is the thing that really bugs me. A chopper is an "honest" bike. You look at it and it's pretty...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By Geeto67
BMW Factory Helmets from the 1980s?

So....my 1985 R80RT came with a BMW factory helmet and helmet bag from 1985. REally crazy looking thing with lots of reflective tape. Is there any value in these as a collectors item? It's no good to...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,738
Posted By Geeto67
Here is the problem.....motorcycles are now sold...

Here is the problem.....motorcycles are now sold as a fashion accessory. Movie stars don't race motorcycles like steve mcqueen, they get their pic taken on them at stoplights and starbucks like Brad...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Geeto67
I am trying to fit it eventually to my 1986 R80RT...

I am trying to fit it eventually to my 1986 R80RT monolever. I asked on this forum before and was told it would fit without modification (provided I ditched the plastic cowl), so now I am proceeding...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Geeto67
Are they all denfeld?

So I bought what I thought was a stock /6 or /7 seat (no cowl) that was sitting in a friend's pile of seats at her shop. She had no idea what it fit and gave it to me for cheap. The cover has a few...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By Geeto67
here is a debate for you all.....do you change...

here is a debate for you all.....do you change the oil prior to first startup after a prolonged nap or after?

I have always started the bike on the oil it had in it, then once hot, drained and...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Geeto67
hey wrangler, Do you think a quart is...

hey wrangler,

Do you think a quart is enough to do 2 tanks (one is a 5 gal tank), 2 seat cowls, 4 side covers, and 2 front fenders? Or do you think I would need more than that?
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Geeto67
My two local (long Island) BMW dealers have...

My two local (long Island) BMW dealers have in-house body shops. I have about half a dozen friends of mine work for them over the years and I have a better chance of turning pink and playing Fur...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By Geeto67
just to make this thread interesting here are...

just to make this thread interesting here are some pics:

corbin gunfighter solo for 1979 CB750F:

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f102/Geeto67/1979%20cb750F%20Pictures/9c21.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By Geeto67
This is kind of a loaded question because corbin...

This is kind of a loaded question because corbin has evolved thier seats and the materials over the last 30 years. My father has a gunfighter solo he bought new in 1986 for his 1986 ninja zx1000A1,...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Geeto67
Thanks! yeah my local body shop supply...

Thanks!

yeah my local body shop supply store deals almost all with dupont and not Glasurit. They have a book that only goes back to the mid 1990s for converting the bmw codes to dupont. I didn't...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Geeto67
yeah I saw those codes and that site and much...

yeah I saw those codes and that site and much like honda paint codes and those from other manufacturers they have no meaning to a paint shop or dupont.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Geeto67
Yukon Blue?

Hey All,

Anybody have a source for BMW factory paint or paint codes I could take to my local bodyshop supply place?

My 1986 R80RT is still wearing the original Yukon Blue paint and it has...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Geeto67
tofgasp, do you have any better pics of your...

tofgasp, do you have any better pics of your bike? Looks great.




anyone have any opinions on this repop haberman Spitfire II fairing?

http://boxercafe.com/HMANNfairings.htm
...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 29,968
Posted By Geeto67
I hate it when people think a cafe racer is just...

I hate it when people think a cafe racer is just a set of bars and a seat. Nobody thinks I can turn an r1 into an adventure bike just by putting on some nobbies, so why think that about a vintage...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Geeto67
The one way postage here ......not really....

The one way postage here ......not really. Postage back if the part tends to be less than adequate, or getting it replaced if it cracks on the way over.....that's a different story.
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Geeto67
MonoLever seat and fairing options?

Will a /7 full seat (not the seat and pan on later bikes but one that looks like the /6 and LW /5) fit an 1986 R80 mono? If not, what are the parts that conflict (mounts, length, etc)?

Also since...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,650
Posted By Geeto67
Are these really that rare? I have a mustang one...

Are these really that rare? I have a mustang one for a K bike that looks very similar (quilting and all). I never owned a K bike, it was just in a pile of stuff I "inherited" from a deceased friend....
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,557
Posted By Geeto67
yeah I lurk here a lot but I figured I might as...

yeah I lurk here a lot but I figured I might as well chime in since I actually had something to contribute.

I should add that I do most of my bike hobby without the aid of a battery tender, at...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,557
Posted By Geeto67
At one point I had 20+ bikes counting projects...

At one point I had 20+ bikes counting projects and bikes in "deep storage". I have fewer these days (still double digits) and here is what I can add about owning and riding multiple bikes:

When...
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