airhead dirtbikes ???

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Loadedagain, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    nice shots ricky. more?
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  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    yeap a few but they are to lamme to show..

    I love this little bikes so for a few years I'm being looking at them with great interest...

    you guys bring them on,and i just watch from the side line
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  3. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    more? :ear
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  4. Airhead

    Airhead More human than human

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  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    [​IMG]

    But I'm working on it! Hopefully be riding it by the fall!
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  6. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    c'mon.... lets see more :clap
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  7. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    What's the frame from? What's the rest of your plan?
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  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Reality: '74 R60/6 frame and motor Seat/tank/rear wheel
    34/11 diff
    4 speed kickstart gearbox
    XR650 front end (questionable year)
    some absolutely kick ass friends that also know how to put this shit together

    Dreams: Reinforce Frame
    remove starter/charging system (!)
    shave crankcase to bare minimum
    lengthen driveshaft
    relocate upper rear shock mounts
    Bend new exhaust to route up over engine and out under seat
    Raise air intakes
    Retain kick ass friends throughout process (imperative)
    see how close to 300lbs(dry) it can get.

    Sound Like a Plan? Dunno how its going to pan out, but, uh.. its a dream I have. Actually the photos from this thread that were posted last year and such were what got me all hot and bothered. I wish I could do more of it myself, so far I'm just chucking funds at it. But what the hell. I'd only buy food or something.[​IMG]
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  9. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    You GO boy!

    Oh, you left out "Take lots of pictures for the big-talkin' poltroons at ADVrider." :rofl
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  10. Anciano

    Anciano Bushpilot

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  11. Anciano

    Anciano Bushpilot

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  12. Freddiefudpucker

    Freddiefudpucker Adventurer

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    :evil 1972 R75 GS On-Off Roader. :eek1
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  13. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Got any details on it's construction? Extended swing arm?

    There was a R60/5 converted to a GS on Ebay a month or two ago out of Atlanta. Didn't make reserve, looked interesting.
    View attachment 67596

    Attached Files:

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  14. Freddiefudpucker

    Freddiefudpucker Adventurer

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    Hi Norton 73, (Got 2 Nortons myself, the ones with the real frames tho)

    Yes, it has a later /6 swinging arm and tank. XR 500 front end, 30mm amals, and recently put on the original heavier flywheel in place so I could put the electric starter system on. lost some response after having a much lightened flywheel on, buts is just fine. R90 S rear bevel housing for the road but have an R60 with lower gearing for the trails, but motor is torquey so i haven't used it much. :evil

    I tend to use it off road instead of my V Strom 'cos if that went down... OUCH!! The damage! Just did about 100 miles on the Strom this afternoon in the NC sunshine. Got to the snow level in the hills. :clap

    Happy Days Freddiefudpucker
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  15. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    My 81 g/s waiting for spring.........

    [​IMG]
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  16. Chico

    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    '74 R90/6
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  17. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Any chance you could post a larger pic of this bike.

    Especially the swingarm as I am currently extending one by 100 mm.

    With thanks

    Pezz :)
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  18. supercreep

    supercreep _______________

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    another 74' r90

    [​IMG]
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  19. supercreep

    supercreep _______________

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    do you want me to make you one? my jig is currently set @ +100mm :deal

    [​IMG]
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  20. Indian

    Indian Been here awhile

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    This bike has had some changes since the picture was taken in 2004. The pictures from the summer of 2005 can be seen at my site under the Mountain Trip menu. Since 2006 the bike has got more changes, quite unsure about all the modifications. The weight has been reduced to 160 kg.
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