Airheads

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Paragon, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Paragon

    Paragon Airhead Brit

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    Why don't you guys have a separate section for Airheads and keep them away from these smelling Oilheads.

    or don't you know the difference, (could have put this in Jo Momma's)


    Vote Bushy - "the nearer you get the nicer he is", (or was that JR)


    Para
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  2. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    Boy, aren't we a little shit disturber this morning?! :1drink
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  3. Paragon

    Paragon Airhead Brit

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    What me?

    just seeing if you are all awake

    By the way - we stir it not disturb it - smells better


    Cheers


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  4. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    There's always someone "on the wall" looking out for you new guys....
    Particulary you UK types. What is it with you guys?

    Cheers,
    Jorge

    PS your fellow countryman, MikeO is over here(here's the link to his antics) ...be nice to us or the big guy gets hassled....got it?!
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  5. Paragon

    Paragon Airhead Brit

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    Holy Cow - what have I said!

    Mik O was sent to do his duty and educate you - by all accounts you are being nice to him, although he is an oilhead spy

    Separate Airhead Section - what do you think - is it a good idea - you guys are wizards with computers - it should only take you 2 or 3 seconds - tell someone to get on their Apple.

    Cheers


    para
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  6. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    That would be like sooo cool! Motorbikethingys AND Paris Hilton! Totally bitchen!!
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  7. BigDave

    BigDave Adventure Drummer

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    So many of the same things apply to both bikes. Both bikes questions and issues seem to fit together in here OK IMO. Just because you guys over at UKGStossers.com separate them doesn't mean thats they way everyone should do it. :nod
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  8. Paragon

    Paragon Airhead Brit

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    My ADV is very different from my 80/7 and my G/S

    In my experience Oilheads and Airheads owners do have different interests, the most common of which being that quite a lot of Oilhead owners do not do any home maintenance whatsoever, they are more interested in other aspects of Bike ownership.
    Some do not even know what tire, (tyre), pressures they should be running and many do not posses even an oil filter removal tool. This is a major difference.


    Just my opinion

    but its your Forum


    Para
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  9. @gs

    @gs ad

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    So what? I got mine to ride it and not to fiddle around with it in a garage.

    On the other hand, an airhead (brunette for me pls) would be perfect for both..
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  10. Paragon

    Paragon Airhead Brit

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    I think that you misunderstand what i am saying - I am answering the earlier point made by BigDave

    "So many of the same things apply to both bikes. Both bikes questions and issues seem to fit together in here OK IMO"



    I am not saying that not knowing about the tire pressures is good or bad - I am saying that the interests can be very different with the consequence that, if there were two different sections, the threads on each would focus on different things.

    At the end of the day everything in this world is related and by the same token everything is different.

    Are you saying that the interests of Airhead owners are the same as Oilheads and that the same things apply to both bikes - if you are, we are on completely different planets.


    Para


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  11. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    we're uniters not dividers. :evil
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  12. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Whose forum? It's yours, too, you know; all you need is the above-- an opinion. :D
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  13. @gs

    @gs ad

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  14. jlundin

    jlundin Globe-Stomper

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    The closest thing to a dedicated airhead thread is Toxic Britney in Jo Momma...have fun!
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  15. KingdomRider

    KingdomRider Adventurer

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    So, what if you ride both types ? I need the old bike that can be repaired easily, when the oilhead is in need of diagnostics of the fuel injection.
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  16. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Oilheads are more similar to airheads than most airhead folks think... They're basically just 4 valve airheads... and just about as easy to work on. I'd venture that more folks on here mess with their fuel injection on their oilheads than ever touched a carbureter on an airhead! So there! Before I had my first oilhead I thought they were much less mechanic friendly and was skeered to work on one- not so! Check out the OVAD procedure or the TB sync for dummies... there's lots of wrenching on oilheads on this (victorious!) side of the pond. Another thing to think about- oilhead owners are more frequently new to BMW or even to bikes in general- than airhead riders are... so they're less likely to have as much experience with wrenching. BMW has been on a roll for the last few years- and a lot of those folks bought their first BMW when they bought their oilhead. Give 'em time. :nod
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  17. moosehead

    moosehead Been here awhile

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    I like the idea. I also have both and "Airhead" and "Oilhead" GS models and while they fill the same function with 2 wheels I find them interestingly different.
    If not, I'll just hit the UK site - as much for the irreverant humour as for the tech advice on airheads! :rofl
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  18. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    If you are looking for technical airhead advice, then subscribe to the airheads list:

    http://www.airheads.org/index.php?Lists

    The Airheads List is great - very friendly, and the technical expertise is unbelievable: snowbum, tom cutter, matt parkhouse to name just a few.
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  19. moosehead

    moosehead Been here awhile

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    Yep, its a great site. Another good site for airhead info is boxerworks.com.
    They also have great info on "vintage" boxers - pre '69 if your into them.
    I don't think I'll ever give up my airheads - IMO they are one of the most enjoyable and "simple" 2 wheel machines on the planet...and the fact that you can still get parts for most of them either as OEM or recycled is a big bonus.
    As the AirHeads say "Simple by Choice" : :thumb
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  20. Spanish Bob

    Spanish Bob I dont know where I am.

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    I agree that the bikes are basically the same, but they are also quite different as well. most of the RTW riders are on airheads. I had airheads for many years but the interests of the owners tend to be different. At the end of the day Paragon is talking about a different thread within the GS space - not a parallel universe. Its not that big a deal is it?

    I was a member of the airhead for some time - a really great club, but one thing is the bike another thing is what you do with them, and many GSers are more into the adventure thing.

    If the mood is against having an airhead space no problem, but I think it would be worth an experiment.

    To be honest the uniter/divider argument is a bit weak - if we were "united in a club" we´d all have to be the same, we aren´t and thats why I like advrider and the tossers over at UKGSER. Embrace diversity and give the airheads a little corner to talk about the oil leaks, dodgy seals, knackered shafts, dead speedometers, crappy forks, worn out Valeo startes etc, etc..... Go on!

    bob (oilhead)
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