Extreme AIRHEAD pics thread

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by chacodude, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    I know, but it's all I have. Not my pics.
  2. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    well dern.

    Nice pic,MIOB! Here's my contribution to the thread. I need someone with a good camera to get me some closeups!

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  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  4. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    So did you nail the mailbox? I will not let you ride my bike no matter what!:D


  5. dannyb278

    dannyb278 Adventurer

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    What qualifies this bike to race in the "modified" frame class. is it the fact that the rear subframe has been modified? i guess my question is what is the mininum that separates a "production" framed racer from a "modified" I'm thinking about goint to the salt and am curious to know, and havent bought the rule book yet. thanks.
  6. RGregor

    RGregor Been here awhile

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    Hi!

    The engine in the top image is a bevel drive conversion designed by Ludwig Apfelbeck in the 70ies. It has conventional valve springs.
    The bottom image is the first engine made by Franz Pohn.
    It has bevel drive and desmodromic 2V heads.
    He later built an 4V desmodromic engine based on the R100R and a desmodromic head for the R1100.

    Greetings, Rudi
  7. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    ...or even a Brough Dream or Golden Dream if you wanna stick to airhead designs!
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  8. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    No doubt, a similar design to the Kawasaki W650...

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  9. gspell68

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  10. Airhead Wrangler

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    Uh, no. More like a 70s ducati. The kwackers don't have desmodromic valves and the fact that they use bevel shafts to run the cam is just kind of a rip off of older bevel drive ducatis. Associating bevel drive cams with kawasaki is like associating ketchup with kirkland signature. Yes, they make it, but if you ask most people who makes ketchup they'll probably say Heinz.

    I found a few more photos showing some innards:

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    It looks like mostly ducati parts with some homemade stuff. German shed tinkerers definitely are a level beyond the rest of the world's shed tinkerers.