lets see the airheads scramblers!

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

  1. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    FR - I think I’ve seen every airhead variant used as a basis for a bike in this thread. Most of those would’ve come with an 18” rear, stock. It only gets tricky when you start with a paralever if you want an 18” wheel.

    It would seem that a twin shock model might give you a greater range of options for longer suspension in the rear, but it’s do-able regardless. Just a matter of what you’ve got to start with and what parts you can get your hands on with the budget you have.

    Find a bike and start from there. Also bear in mind that not everything you see here will function as well as it looks. That said, airheads have fairly long travel suspension as stock bikes, and people have been “scrambling” them since well before someone decided to call it that.
  2. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    After riding an R850C which has a long swing arm (as opposed to the paralever on the later models) I would seriously consider extending the rear. It removes most of the undesirable aspects of the shaft drive.
  3. Falcon Rust

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    Hi, that's for the info, but is 1978 or 1980 R80 a good start? I'd prefer spoke wheels. If you could give me a list that be good,

    Thanks,
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  4. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    what about a '79 R65?
  5. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    the one day airhead scrambler at fayette station wv, in the new river gorge :D
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    with the worlds ugliest seat
  6. isdt BMW

    isdt BMW willserv@aol.com

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    It is a /3 with a rare swingarm conversion. I beleive Hoske made them for the ISDT bikes. I know of one R-68 with the conversion here in the USA. It is not a marusho.
  7. Player B

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    Never seen this one before, but I really really like it. Anybody know anything about it?


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  8. jings

    jings Been here awhile

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    a like that
  9. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Really like it.
  10. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Just somthing about this one.......................love it.
  11. TomBigz

    TomBigz Adventurer

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    [​IMG]

    I really love this one. Anyone got a clue what kind of seat is on this one? I have seen it on other bikes so I guess its not custom made?
  12. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    gs-ell Been here awhile

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  14. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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  15. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  16. LoJack

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    Hammarhead Industries sells some alloy fenders that look nice, but they're about $160 a set.
  17. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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  18. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    thanks for popping up the Kevils link, just what I didn't need rolling around in my head
  19. mrfandangle

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    Dude, e bay (Poss ebay uk?) and type in Vonzeti, they do the sub frames too.
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    thanks, now I think I really need to spring for that R65