Airhead for the adventure

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by hootch, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    Some pics of the racks.

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    I mounted these on the crash bars. Most of the racks have a tube going down behind the carbs except for the ones on the first two pictures.

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    This pic shows how far they are mounted to the front.

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  2. hootch

    hootch Been here awhile

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    I have been following Prutser's Sibirsky ride report with rapt attention. Any airhead/rider combo that can keep up with Rod and company is something to be emulated. His bike is just what I'm looking to build. Money is going to be tight until school is done, so it will be horse trading time. I really appreciate the comments and ideas.
    Hootch
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  3. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    Two bash plates for the deep sump.
    This one was made by a friend of mine 20 years ago. The picture shows it has been used :D

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    I made this one 17 years ago. Its made from 12mm thick stainless bars with a 3mm thick plate welded between them.
    The bottom of the plate is not against the sump.

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  4. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Thank you Prutser. My sump is slightly different than yours but you have given me some good ideas.

    Here is my sump pan:

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  5. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    I also think these racks are brilliant! Convenient for tools, or beer!

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  6. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    warm beer!
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  7. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    LOL - perhaps we have discovered the perfect burrito warmer! Keep the beer on the back next to the Rotopax can. :wink:
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  8. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Haha, beat me to it!:lol3
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  9. airhead_irl

    airhead_irl Been here awhile

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    I love this thread !! Who needs a GS ??! :D
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  10. kadesean

    kadesean eyesuck

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    +1
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  11. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Man, that is the shitznitz.... yeeeeehaw! Great pics, all the way around, Prutser: :bow



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  12. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I think a /5 is a great choice. When Sam and Birgit stayed with me many years ago I did some work on her bike and I was amazed that other than a reinforced subframe the bike was stock and and was really trouble free for her. In one of Sam's books they talk about what a great machine her bike is. As well a friend and I went to Alaska in 97. I took my sidecar rig and he took his /5. Super simple machine, not much to fail and 8" of suspension travel in the front and zero issues
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  13. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Anybody have a good suggestion for some non-rubber coated foot pegs for a non-GS airhead?
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  14. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    thanks for the rack details... got to make some!!!
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  15. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Another old airhead thread I get to revive :D.

    Love those racks over the cylinders! Fabbed up at home or purchased?
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  16. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    Those look very well made, I was given mine by an Aussie friend, I think that they were cobbled together out of a BBQ rack.
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  17. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Prutser built them. He has posted about them a couple of times. He and Beamster are a formidable couple of fabricators. Check out her thread "Will she succeed . . ."
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  18. TimTowtdi

    TimTowtdi Been here awhile

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    I don't have fab equipment available to use any longer or I would try to make myself a set. I wish someone would make and sell sets of those racks. I know I would buy at least 1 pair.
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  19. Boondocker1

    Boondocker1 Been here awhile

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    Better words were never said...:D ride it and figure out what you need. My R90 has stock suspension and I rode circles around a modern "Adventure Bike" up in on gravel in North Carolina for 8 days. My next task is figuring out a skid plate.

    Cheers,
    Claude

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  20. chasbmw

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