Just finished the Classic conversion

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by windypoint, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. windypoint

    windypoint Been here awhile

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    Just changed my 93 purple PD to a Classic. The paint looks good from 5 feet, that's my ability limit. I am pleased.
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  2. WooPig

    WooPig Been here awhile

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    Nice! :thumb
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  3. Detroit Steve

    Detroit Steve Homely Adventurer

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    Nice work,

    Now go get that thing muddy!!:lol3
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  4. windypoint

    windypoint Been here awhile

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    I have already noticed it doesn't take long to get dirty when it's black.
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  5. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    I love that era GS. Great bike, nice work!
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  6. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Moved to Airheads.
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  7. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    We need a 'before' pic. (That is if that purple color didn't break your camera. No offense George :lol3)
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  8. atlthrux

    atlthrux Been here awhile

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    Hey now!! :defend

    Allow me to offer one possible before...
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  9. windypoint

    windypoint Been here awhile

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    That's the color although yours is in beautiful condition.

    Here is the story on this bike and why it means so much to me.

    My best friend and I bought two of the 93 PD's in the only color they had at the time (Purple). We both did quick trips to put on the initial mileage and have it serviced at the dealer and then had them re-crated and shipped to Australia. We set off on a circumnavigation of Australia over two of our Winters leaving the bikes with a friend in Perth at the end of the first leg. We both used to joke about the two guys riding the Purple bikes, and considered what color to repaint. My friend had heart trouble and could not make the second leg so I arranged to have his bike shipped back from Perth and completed the trip on my own.

    After that trip and with the return to good health for my friend, we rented bikes and did a cross Africa trip ending in Capetown, South Africa. The Africa trip was on an oilhead and I really liked it so I sold the PD to a buddy and started on a series of oil and hexheads, though I always missed the PD. My friend kept his PD along with a few other bikes.

    Then came the bad news. After telling me he had pancreatic cancer, he went through five years (longest survivor of his Doctor's care) of treatment but ultimately lost. Just before my buddy died of the cancer he gave me this bike.

    I have now sold all the other bikes and decided this is the bike I will ride until I can't ride anymore. Every time I am on this bike I smile and think of all the great times we shared and ride on.

    Thanks Ted.
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  10. hardwaregrrl

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    A moving tribute to your buddy Ted. Cool story, rad bike.....thanks for sharing:thumb
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  11. globalt38

    globalt38 Swimmin W/Waterwings

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    My sincere condolences for your friend - but can't think of a better way to honor his life! :beer
    I too had my Teal '94 painted in the 95 Classic style when I got the chance - as when I first saw one when they came out it just struck me as a very cool look (and I just never warmed to the pebble decal...:huh).

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    Here's to many more miles and smiles! :ricky
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  12. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Nice story and nice job on the bike. You're missing one "classic" item though - the chrome grab bar that goes behind the saddle. As luck would have it, I have one sitting in my tool box and cannot possibly think of anything I'd ever need it for, so if you want it, it's yours for the cost of postage. PM me if you want it.
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  13. hardwaregrrl

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    What!!!:eek1 You never told us locals that.....:lol3 Yer outta here!!!!!!
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  14. globalt38

    globalt38 Swimmin W/Waterwings

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    It was an attention to detail test Jenna! :deal No black/chrome style in 1994, no chrome peanut covers, and BMW hasn't been allowed to put Paris Dakar on their bikes since 1992(?) (don't go ratting me out to the race organizers now! :brow) = not an original paint job...:super
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  15. globalt38

    globalt38 Swimmin W/Waterwings

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    You've definitely got dibs on the grab bar Ted - however, if it's not something you're wanting - and it's something you want to get rid of Airhead Wrangler - I would be interested!:wink:
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  16. hardwaregrrl

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    Pfffttt....stock shit. what the fuck is that?!:lol3
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  17. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    +1

    Stock is no fun!



    :lol3

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  18. windypoint

    windypoint Been here awhile

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    Many thanks to Airhead Wrangler for the Chrome grab bar at the back of the seat. As I installed the piece, it felt like putting the bow on a Christmas present. It is now ready to travel as soon as the weather allows.
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