lets see the airheads scramblers!

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

  1. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    For sure, this one is in the right place!:clap
  2. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    I think we’ve seen this one before. Not that I mind. :D
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    Sorry,I didnt go through all 30 plus pages.I like it alot tho.
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  5. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    ML WYDELL NED

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    Wheres the battery on that r80? Behind the oil pan?
  7. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    I believe it's n R65. Looks like the battery is sitting on top of the gearbox.
    I would like to see more pics when it's finished, will be a new favorite for sure.
  8. pbarmy

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  9. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I have rode TONS of dirt bike miles with four inches of travel. A jump up ahead? I have rode plenty enough in the dirt on beemers and real dirt bikes to reconize a pose when I see one. I enjoy seeing photos of poeple hauling ass and RIDING. Not posing. And lately I see more posing than anything else! It's a sad state of affairs if you ask me. :lol3
  10. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    If you think back to the 60s and 70s, there were heaps of bikes with raised pipes etc, and they were called street scramblers. The only scrambling they did was to their owners if they ventured offroad. :)

    I regard most of these bikes as street scramblers.

    Anyway the reality is that the early airheads were competent offroad except for stunt bunny style riding. My R75/5 did over half its mileage on dirt roads and tracks in the outback. Simply fitted a set of Cheng Sing knobbies, and it was good to go.

    And here's what happens when you get overconfident and hit a deep puddle of bulldust at high speed.:) (On the way to Birdsville)

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  11. Oz Nutter

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    early airheads were competent offroad except for stunt bunny style riding. My R75/5 did over half its mileage on dirt roads and tracks in the outback. Simply fitted a set of Cheng Sing knobbies, and it was good to go.

    And here's what happens when you get overconfident and hit a deep puddle of bulldust at high speed.:) (On the way to Birdsville)

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    Lucky that front plate didn't get you....:roflCheng Shin tyres ....good one
  12. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    The bike cartwheeled and only just missed me, so I was lucky I didn't get mangled. Heavily bruised all over though.

    Took about half an hour to find the left float bowl which got ripped off by my foot. Then I had the joy of riding the bike a few hundred miles home on the dirt at about 25mph, its new maximum safe speed.

    Cheng Shin were about the only dirt tyre available in our area out West that would hold together for over 1,000 miles on a heavy bike in the dirt when the temps were hitting 40ºC. I was dubious until I tried them after shredding a few fancy European makes, and they were half the price :thumb
  13. rebelpacket

    rebelpacket four-stroke earth-saw

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    I'm not sure if its been covered yet or not; But what do most of you scrambler folks do about the angle change on the swingarm with the extended suspension? Anything? Is there any problems with increased u-joint wear?

    I'm guessing most folk are using long wheelbase bikes to base their scramblers on, right?

    This thread has my curiosity peaked about the idea....
  14. Oz Nutter

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    im with you mate, mustering bikes ran the cheng shin too, not just the tyres cop a caning from the heat out west, you were very fortunate in that accident, cheers for photo + story
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    how hot are those high pipes on your knees?
  16. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    Know what you mean.

    There's 10" of suspension travel in your legs - great compensator for short travel suspension on the bike.

    I prefer a low bike so I can windmill my way through tricky stuff.
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    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    damned straight, the ground is sooo far away on my 640A:lol3
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    squish Out of the office.

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    Nothing wrong in my book. If someone loves the sport enough to build or buy a custom bike more power to them.
    I enjoy looking at well used bikes and will spend far more time looking at a well used and loved bike then a garage queen. But I'm glad that people build them.
  20. Falcon Rust

    Falcon Rust Adventurer

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    Hi,
    if you wanted to to start with a bike which would be the best model?
    I've read the DR650 forks are good, but do you need to modify the rear?
    Can you have an 18" rear without extending the shaft?

    Thanks,
    FR

    ps: i am all new to this.