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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by bringenufgun, Apr 17, 2011.
I have them on my r90...if that helps.
They're a dream! Kind of scary in the rain, though.
Your best bet is to look for bowing in the gussets underneath the steering head. I think I can see it in the photos but that is stretching it even further. It might be just the lens.
I hear ya! 44 years now non stop for me except for injuries like right now.
Not to add more anxiety to the frame issues, but it looks in the rear shot, that the rear wheel is leaning ever so slightly to the left relative to the bike itself. Again, could be distortion.
What size rear do you run, I need a 120/90 18 for my ST and can't seem to find one in stock.
lens distortion my ass, that frame is bent like a mo-fo in the front. Has to be
Call Scrambler Cycle in WI ... 90 for the 21" front and 140 (?) for the rear.
No affiliation, but the service was good and the guy was cool. It's where I got mine
I believe thats the guy on ebay with the good prices
For the bike with the funky front end/photo distortion.
I'm betting bent frame, the rest of the photos look normal.
With the SWB and the funky front end that bike looks weird.
If you look in the Lt hand side shot, you can see a highlight line on the lower head-tube gusset.
That line's not straight, there's a wave in it.
Hope what ever it is, is easily fixed because I really like the way the bike is looking otherwise.
From that first picture I saw on craigslist I always knew the frame might need repair/replacement and I've looked at quite a few since on eBay. All the same, since it's never been ridden (by me or the PO) I plan to ride it first before I take on a complete strip and rebuild; that way the bike can tell me about the forks, shocks and frame bearings as well as the frame. Still, it would be prudent to measure the rake and trail to insure it won't get into a tank slapper on that first test ride so I appreciate the varied opinions on the severity of the problem. Now, let's quit hijacking this picture thread
my almost finished air head
Nice!!! Hows that head pipe and plug wire getting along??!!
Looks like there's a heat shield near the plug wire - it's the fuel line I worry about on these high pipe bikes.
K67 from Heidenau is an option if you want to stay with the original 4.00 x 18 / maybe a K70 Dunlop up front? The 3.25 x 19 is hard to find.
i have made a small notch in the horn were the plug wire is held nice and tight its also got the heat shield there
the fuel lines are fine all i did was turn the fuel cocks 90 degress so the hose tail points to the centre of the bike gives the hose about 7cm clearance all seams oky at the moment
Smart guy!!1 Really like the bike.!
I would be worrying about my legs! Bruised and burnt raw is not a good combo. The lift handle on the other side tears me up if I don't take it off let alone 90% of the high pipes I see posted here.
I tend to think things look good when they work.
I want that seat.