lets see the airheads scramblers!

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by bringenufgun, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    I have them on my r90...if that helps.
    They're a dream! Kind of scary in the rain, though.
  2. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    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. :cry
  3. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    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.
  4. Castironmeyer

    Castironmeyer Adventurer

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    What size rear do you run, I need a 120/90 18 for my ST and can't seem to find one in stock.
  5. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    lens distortion my ass, that frame is bent like a mo-fo in the front. Has to be
  6. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Call Scrambler Cycle in WI ... 90 for the 21" front and 140 (?) for the rear.

    http://www.scramblercycle.com/

    No affiliation, but the service was good and the guy was cool. It's where I got mine :D
  7. Castironmeyer

    Castironmeyer Adventurer

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    I believe thats the guy on ebay with the good prices
  8. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    yep.
  9. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    +1

    :cry
  10. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    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.
  11. oldroadie

    oldroadie Two wheel addict

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    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:D

  12. mothers worry

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    my almost finished air head

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  13. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Nice!!! Hows that head pipe and plug wire getting along??!!:evil


  14. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Looks like there's a heat shield near the plug wire - it's the fuel line I worry about on these high pipe bikes.
  15. ML WYDELL

    ML WYDELL NED

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    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.

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  16. mothers worry

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    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
  17. mothers worry

    mothers worry Adventurer

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    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
  18. hardwaregrrl

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    Smart guy!!1:evil Really like the bike.!:thumb
  19. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I would be worrying about my legs! Bruised and burnt raw is not a good combo. :lol3 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.
  20. Uncle Pollo

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    I want that seat.

    Source?