lets see the airheads scramblers!

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

  1. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Blaine - +1. Call it my own ignorance ... but these BMW's are the only real bikes I've ever known. And I love it. They seem capable to me and are quite fun .... And that's the point, right?

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  3. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Wuh? Lift handle...? Seriously?
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    Yep. The one on my /5 used to dig into the back of my knee when I was standing riding uphill.
  5. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Seriously? Yup. Seriously. Do you ride standing on the pegs bowl legged? Otherwise I don't see how that grab handle is not going to get into your leg big time. It bruises my leg BADLY in between my MX boot and my knee if I leave it on. I don't see it being a problem while you are standing up putting through a rally or posing for a photo standing up on the pegs on that 'ruff' perfectly smooth pea gravel road. Nevertheless, if you lean back a bit while standing. Say while dropping into a ditch or motoring through some actual ruff, not your typical super smooth photo op, and you need to lean back a bit while standing up. THAT will get your leg into that lift handle big time. IF you don't ride bowl legged. :D
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    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    I guess the two I've had didn't have a lift handle, and it never would have occured to me to want one.
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    Fudmucker ex-lurker

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    The only thing worse than those rounded grab handles is the kick start lever on the R80 G/S...!
    A real PITA.
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    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    On the showroom floor at the local Duc/Triumph/KTM dealer. Owner's personal collection...

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    There I was ......................... sitting on the porch with a BB gun and a camera, watching those damn kids ...................... if I catch one of them on my grass, there will be hell to pay !

    Damn kids ................... we weren't like that when I was young !


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  10. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    This one was built by Bill Kurtz at Atlanta BMW ... I stopped in to get a couple consumables, and found it. It is for sale ... don't know how much ...

    It is lovely. :raabia I'm smitten.

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  11. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    That looks like itÂ’s an ST, basically. Right? Wonder why he gave it pod filters while the airbox is still in situ?
  12. hardwaregrrl

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    That's where the battery is....

    they ripped the idea from this bike...


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  13. tdrrally

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    more poser bikes?
  14. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Since when did this thread become a "bobber" thread?
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    i hear that!

    they are sharp, but not scramblers
  16. Ras Thurlo

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    On the otherhand these guys keep it on the straight and narrow....

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    Straight and narrow? I could go all day without seeing people standing up on the pegs for a pose. At least one day?!?! I thought it was funny the first 100 times I saw 'the pose' but that was a long time ago! :huh I guess if I think about it long enough I still think it is funny since I am laughing right now. :lol3
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    Lighten up Shaft, I see your point, but if you rode off road with 4 inches of suspension, you might stand up all the time too!:wink:
    Besides, there may be a "sweet jump" right ahead of them.
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    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Maybe `Desert Sled` is a more apt name for those two bikes. I agree with the comment about riding short travel suspension bikes on dirt, your kidneys would be turned to mush if you didn`t stand up a lot of the time.

    I was running an R1100GS with standard suspension until recently and I had my riding position set up so I could comfortably stand up for many kilometres if I wanted to; it certainly helped banging over the corrugations in the Northern Territory some years ago.