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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, Jan 5, 2005.
Fianaly restored my website... Here's a pic
Great bike to take on those stress release rides out on the back roads ...
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Now THAT is an adventure bike! Very impressive. I just acquired an R80GS(early paralever generation) in need of an overhaul (223k original miles) and your bike could very well serve as my model to emulate. At the same time I'm really not interested in spending thousands of $$, I want to maintain the airhead simplicity, just want it to be a dirt capable and bombproof as yours appears. The biggest appeal is that suspension, what fork legs are those? Did they require new clamps? If so, from where? What sort of suspension travel do you have? What is front wheel, brake rotor and caliper? Are these scavenged from a KTM, Honda, etc? Why the R11 paralever? How much frame mod is required to fit that paralever? Any other frame mods required? Is that a R11GS specific paralever or will any R11 paralever work? What is suspension travel for this setup. Is upper shock mount attached to frame or rear subframe? Any info you could provide would be REALLY appreciated. You can PM me direct if you prefer firstname.lastname@example.org although honestly I suspect there would be lots of interest in this gorgeous project from many of our fellow Advrider members. Thank you.
I've 2 airheads at the moment. Can't beat them in my opinion for cost, fun, ease of maintenance, tradition etc. http://webpages.charter.net/wisairheads/airhead_%20photos.htm
Same bike with 17" front and rear...when the mood strikes me
Found this 1981 R80G/S for my brother!
Were ALMOST done with it!
I GOT IT BAD.....I GOT IT REAL BAD
Tom, which one do you like best and why?
I bought this new but I just sold it, so I guess I'm not committed. Can I post this anyway?
with a Red & White PD tank 110,000 miles
Screw Clang. I've been thinking about selling it and buying an Adventure until I read his post
Tom, I think you need some therapy!
(me too, but not as bad only because the wife keeps me in check)
BTW - Nice bikes
I couldn't make up my mind so I chose to have them all.
800 is smoother
1000 is faster
Paralever is Awsome
Monolever is tolerable
All are simple to work on, maintain and above all reliable!
I just LOVE these bikes, they suit me well.
The adventure was really nice. I would not pass up an opportunity if you get it to buy one, I just wouldn't sell the R80 to do it. I think you would regret it. Everyone that I know that has had an airhead GS and sold it for something else has regretted it. There are probably those here that will pipe in and disagree, but if'n I was a bettin' man I'd say they were in the minority
OK.....Me too...... Bumble Bee,
The r80g/s is easily the best bike I've owned. Fun, easy to work on, lots of history, can do about anything.
I sold my 1150 adv after I bought the GSPD. The big fucker was just a big fucker off road. I bought a tiger to do the over the pavement at a big clip thing. Get a road bike of a funky nature as a juxtaposition in ya life.
Olive couldnt recall if you were the cool handsome one or the bonehead so I set her straight.
Cpt. Ron checking in:
Currently have a K1200LT and a '94 R100GS, black/yellow Bumble Bee. The LT is great going down the highway with all it's wind protection but the GS is more fun. After the 850 lbs of the LT, the GS seems like it almost floats. Has plenty of power and will go anywhere I want to go. I used to have a XR650R that was dual sported and street legal. What a machine that was. Way too much power and would go anywhere off road but down the highway was a bit tough, doable, but tough. The GS is definitely a keeper.
Clang, where did you get your tank cover? Isn't that one that covers the entire tank and has a couple of side pockets?
BW - it is exactly that. I bought it from Mustang Tank covers a couple of years ago. Right around $100 if I remember correctly, but I don't think they are making them any more.