airhead dirtbikes ???

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

  1. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile

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    I keep reading about HPN in Germany, Richard Moore in the UK, and Paul Rooney in Australia, and a few other airhead dirtbike experts in far-flung locales (from my viewpoint). Are there any "airhead dirtbike experts" here in the United States?

    :ear
  2. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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  3. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Chris does all my frames and sort some of my bikes as I have too many and never have the time to work on them. He is in Alpine, Texas city that borders with the Big Bend National park.

    He works on everything you need to be worked on from the most obscure brands to the japs. He just tuned an old moto morini camel that a friend of mine bought and did a wonderful job. He likes old style bikes, doesn't like electronics and is probably the best welder i have ever met. He is a certified Aviation welder.

    He likes dualsport airheads and is a great rider. I definitely cant keep up with him as he rides his creations offroad. On my opinions, his bikes are more spartan, mine are more aesthetically pleasing. We often share ideas and enjoy riding together once a year.

    Once upon a time there was group called the lost boys and they developed very basic elongated shaft-dual purpose beemers to be ridden in NW texas. Chris, Paul and Rich developed these early bikes. Chris eventually evolved the same bike during the last few years, perhaps by his strive for innovation or perhaps because i could show him what others were doing in the old pond with the same bikes.

    He is a good friend. He is straight forward and like serious people. He doesn't like to loose his time with "sheizters."



    If you need an introduction, I can facilitate it.



  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I remember hearing stories about those Texas beemers.
  5. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    If I remember right there are a few of his bikes pictured in this very thread if you can find the time to go back through all 93 pages of it.
  6. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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  7. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    ...says the guy with probably the largest collection of offroad BMWs and parts in the Americas.
  8. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    any jokes aside.....when someone goes through a total rebuilt and investigates alternatives like you did...i believe you qualify as an expert. Your total rebuilt is extremely well documented (something I dont like to do) and is not a simple restoration but a huge strive forward...so really...i believe you are an expert.....
  9. Ras Thurlo

    Ras Thurlo Desert Lion

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    Bumping this thread back up to its rightful place at the top of the pile.

    Getting back on message and moving away from the recent Kumbaya-fest

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  10. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    WHAT is that THING on the far right? :eek1
  11. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Oilhead. Looks suitably modified though. Those forks are massive ..
  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    R1100GS to be precise; by far the best of the oilheads.


    BTW: Here`s my, not quite ready bike. I`ve posted pics of this bike everywhere else, very remiss of me to not post it here.


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  13. Rucksta

    Rucksta SS Blowhard

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    looking good Dave.
    What's left to do?
  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Waiting on a muffler(s) to clear customs, then tune and rego.
  15. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    And raised & recovered seat...:D
  16. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    The seat is on the "must do" list, but it won`t stop me riding, although it will be a bit squeezy. I hear the muffler has arrived and should be on the bike as I type this.
  17. dm635

    dm635 I Roll

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    I have to reply on this very old post since it does appear to have some long legs. I'm on several bimmer forums at least as long and love the few threads with longevity & a life of their own. Anyway, to start with is I'd love to be seeing this ride from my own eyes right now as what I see out this window right now is around 4" of that cold white crystal we know as SNOW!!!! And #2 is the excellent tune to the ride.

    Both took me back to the time of my 1st legal road bike. And my daily transport for 2 years incl. cold winters. Not a beemer, but I'll get to that point later. Was a dual sport '71 Yamaha DT-1 250. Could at anytime be cruising and just find that place to jump off the road and put those knobbies to work. I also had my regular spots to tear it up. Would love to find out what those extra few hundreds of cc's can do for ya. Which brings me to mentioned point, I strongly feel anyone that plans to ride to start out on a trail bike first. You learn a lot without the asphalt rash. Dirt ain't that soft, but sure beats the alternative. I've told a few guys over the years, some listened, most don't. Excuse mentioned import, it's just a great memory.
  18. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  19. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  20. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    gsd4me-better go out and turn your fuel petcocks off...just in case