airhead dirtbikes ???

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

  1. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    'Wolfenfighter' is the name of my next project bike

    Starting with a R80G/S Frame which arrives here in Sydney on Sunday.
    A mate is picking it up from Melbourne along with some other parts.
    Get frame straightened then Suitable Bracing.
    Making my own swingarm, 100mm longer. Single WP shock
    Rear Disc brake setup. My own design too.
    Running a mild 980cc Airhead boxer
    KTM LC4 Front end complete including bars and controls
    KTM Rallye Headlights and fairing
    43 ltr Acerbis Tank
    KTM Seat unit (Maybe Rallye rear tanks - 15 litre)

    And what ever else I can think of . . . . . :wink:
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  2. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Below is a R80G/S built by Paul Rooney in NSW Australia.
    He builds them to customer specification

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    Enjoy
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  3. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Another Paul Rooney Bike - off topic but interesting
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  4. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Dude I'm so there is not even funny,, are you going to set up a little "WEB-Cam" like the pornstars do....!?!?

    please be sure you take fotos of the whole process and make a look write up about it,,is not like I need to tell you...

    sound fun,, maybe you can borrow some ideas of my
    "Crashable headlight mount" I made for golem many years ago.

    The basic premise of this concept is that a motorcycle will crash sooner or later and trying to avoid it is basically Futile, so may as well enbrace it and prepare for the wrost

    this is all made with a dreemel a drill and a hacksaw so don't spect much finish quality anywere

    The basic players are a Conecting rod from a Ford V-8...Very Madmax or what..:ricky
    and a Bicycle stem that can be change very easy depending on the type of headlight i'm running (somehow a modular design)
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    the idea is for the whole arrangement to rotate and defuse the force of the impact into rotational movement as oppose to break parts or at least bend them

    here you can see how the connecting rod attache to the "Fake" steer tube I made, the hole on the big tube is soppose to house a 36M bicycle headset so I can mount a fender that will move with the forks, even if the bike does not have a lower triple clamp to mount the fender on..
    I never mount it since I ed up making the small aluminum cross braze to increase the stiffness of the whole thing
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    I even cross up the hydrolic lines so they will not fail no matter what.
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    the headlight Pivots on the lower of the main two silver tubes, the upper tube operates the assimut adjuster via a EXentric wheel that can be adjusted by hand really easy with out any tools
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    I crash the Shit out of poor Golem at least 126 times in her short life of 22 month
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    Until this day when I overheat the engine do to the incredible amount of Mud house on the cilinder heads and the engine dye that very same day
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    since I keep leaning the poor thing on her side when I was helping other people get across the mud.
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    and after all that the headlight never bend or brokeand i only need a 6mm allen to fix it and sometimes not even tool since a left the bolts a little losee

    here is one last proof, even after a nasty crash only some of the plastic broke off, since the whole light bend and defuse the impact the way it was soppose too..
    [​IMG]

    Yes some people think I'm CrAzY but I love to proof them WrOnG
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  5. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Ricardo,

    The edge was put there for a reason . . . .enjoy it old Mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great images. I will study them at length. Headlight? F650GS??

    Pezz :)
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  6. CarbonCat

    CarbonCat Long timer

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    Hey Pezz!
    I'm trying to build something along this lines as my next project, the only problem I see now it's the rear end - I have no way to make it + 100mm, not the shaft nor the swing arm.

    is that something that you do?

    Cheers
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  7. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I could do it but I am building up a conventional style swingarm with a monoshock. I dont know when I could get it done.

    PM me you email address and I will put you in touch with Paul.

    He could build one up for you. I know where there is a Swingarm here in Oz he could modify for you.

    He's a great bloke and could post it to you over there :wink:

    With the exchange rate mightnt be too expensive. Makes the bike really.
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  8. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    what,,Now i'm confusee
    No NO nO....

    The headlight came from a Honda 1100XX Blackbird and i use to run two HID Lights made by CATZ (Plus two more AUXiliary lights) can you say "HeaTguN" that can melt the paint of the cars in front of you.

    The rest of the windscreen is made of a inner shield of a F650 and the sides are cut from a stock R1100GS attache with my favorite bolts bicycle chainring bolts.

    and I'm sure you are going to love this repair Ussing safety wire
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  9. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Ricardo

    Frame turned up today

    Its a 10/1980 R80G/S Frame

    It has begun . . . . .'Wolfenfighter' breathes

    Pezz :)
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  10. RocketJ

    RocketJ Been here awhile

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    So I did'nt know what else to do with these new Tourances.:evil
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  11. Gwilli

    Gwilli "Life Behind Bars"

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    Well this is what I'm talkin Bout......:clap
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  12. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Find attached my darlings::freaky

    My last

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    and my first

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  13. Laurie

    Laurie Confused Traveller

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    My First , i think i will make another next year. Really enjoyed the project and the riding of course.
    Laurie[​IMG][​IMG]
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  14. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I have heard it said, by the locals in Queensland, that the photo's do not do this bike Justice . . . . . .

    Well done Laurie :clap
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  15. LoFlow

    LoFlow Long timer

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    Maybe I'm crazy, but I just love this thing. Not to mention there many available at a fair price.
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  16. Laurie

    Laurie Confused Traveller

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    Why Thank Pezz,

    Will definatly see ya on the road

    laurie

    PS it's nice to be able to post pics after a couple of years work
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  17. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    wow Laurie what a nice bike...

    every detail is very well resolve, exlent concept and taste...

    do you Gals & guys down there eat some special food or what...!?!?

    i asking this since around here almost nobody actually make anything of their own anymore..


    please keep the pictures coming, specially the one of the naked frame and the process to get there...


    thanks and congratulations


    ricky:ricky
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  18. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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  19. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    Here is a pic of Lauries bike. Not the best, but the best I have.

    Another G/S from Toowoomba is on the way down to Paul Rooney's for a mod job, KTM 640 front forks, extended swingarm and strengthened frame. I will post some pics of it when I can.

    Mick

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  20. Sgt Large

    Sgt Large BMW OUTLAW

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    Guys, I've just been seriously attacked by the Aircooled beemer bug.

    Great work, brilliant bikes. Keep it up.

    Regards,

    Sgt Large
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