Post your Airhead pics

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by a_k_nicholls, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Just been through this thread from page 1 and its brilliant :clap:clap
    Left it open in the tab browser and just when I had a few minutes would look through a few pages :thumb

    Recent posts of burnt bikes made me think of a project in my garage given to me by a friend.

    This was stolen by some local youth and the little tikes decided to have a BBQ. I will rebuild this bike, 1994 R80 Mono :evil

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  2. Pinzon89

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    My hat's off to you Pezz as I don't think I would have the time/patience to revive that. Please create a thread for the rebuild as I'm sure it will motivate some that it could be worse.
  3. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    This is my R100GS-Paris Dakar, made in 1989 but is a German import arriving in the UK in 1993. I bought her in 2004 with daydreams of a RTW ride or similar but reality has set in and I don't have the money to do that. After twelve more-than-happy years riding my ST1100, including two coast-to-coast across the US, she's finally too heavy for me and I ride her so little, a mere 800 miles last year. Time to resurrect the Paris Dakar.

    I have plans to re-inforce the frame and subframe before powdercoating, and BMW specialist Jim Cray is going to work wonders with the engine. Jim re-built my R100/7 about eighteen years ago and it was a flyer. The wheels will be polished and fitted with stainless steel spokes. I've already fitted a four-pot caliper from an R1100 and a floating disc which incidentally altered the effectiveness of the front brake from very poor to poor. I fitted a taller Secdem screen (although I like the US Parabellum) and have bought a single seat and rack from the US plus Touratech panniers. A nice project for the winter.
  4. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    This is a copy of a 'Surefoot' sidestand. I found with the original sidestand attached to the crashbars, my short legs couldn't extend the damn thing far enough forwards. This does the trick but is far too chunky so I intend to make a lighter and tidier version.
  5. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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  6. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    I really didn't like the original, and to my mind, ugly high mudguard to I've bought a lower one and tried it for side. Not only neater but when I move the oil cooler to the front of the frame, cooling air will reach it without being obstructed.

    I'll add some more pics as and when there's some progress.
  7. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I will have a thread, however I have to rebuild a motor for his R60/5 first. Trying to work out whether to install 800 barrels with Decomp or oversize 600cc pistons. After approximately 1 million k's there is practically no wear in the barrels and Pistons.

    Old engine spun a big end bearing :cry

    The 60/5 is such a sweet engine, all the /5 are really, oh and the /6's, oh and the heavy flywheel bikes, allright then, I love all the airheads, but I do prefer the heavy flywheel engines :lol3
  8. michi71

    michi71 n00b

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    Hi,
    this summer I have finished my 1977 R60 scrambler project. :D
    Here are the results ...

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    Tyres TKC80, Light from an R26, Wilbers suspension, Tank from /5, Motogadget classic speedo, custom fenders ...

    Cheers, Michael
  9. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    Great looking bike, congrats.

    - but would be better without the useless bolt on (horizontal?) frame braces, and exhaust pipe wrap.
  10. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    :eek1 dang Pezz, I think I would be on the lookout for some kids...kill those little bastards!
  11. erimille

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    40k on a 40 year old bike.

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  12. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    that is one BEAUTIFUL toaster! Makes mine look real bad but at least she's still a rider like yours! :D
  13. michi71

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    Well, the frame brace was comming from the early 70s when they thought it could give a better frame-twisting performance. I had them, so I bolt them on...just a historical thing...and everyone who sees it is asking about this stupid thing :D
    The exhaust is the original one but not the final one. I had to make it street-legal here in Germany, so I had to put the old one with the dented manifold on.
  14. Rob Farmer

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  15. backdrifter

    backdrifter Wannabe rider

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    That's so beautiful it hurts. Makes me all the more anxious to finish my toaster! Great job!
  16. erimille

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    Thanks! Even bad toasters look good to me ;)

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  17. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    Those curvy panniers look very nice. Surely not BMW ones? What make please.:1drink
  18. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    They're Wixom
  19. erimille

    erimille Adventurer

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    Thanks! This thread specifically (and the forum in general) has been a huge source of inspiration and guidance in helping me get her back on the road. Best of luck on finishing.... and when you're done, don't forget the pictures ;)

    --e (back to lurking mode)
  20. erimille

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    They're Wixom Rangers. Pain in the ass to refinish, but in the end, worth it.

    Rambling notes here - http://potlach.org/2011/03/wixom/

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