Post your Airhead pics

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

  1. XRsLug

    XRsLug Been here awhile

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    Sorry for the shitty pic. That's me and my dearly departed R80G/S somewhere in Death Valley (yeah, that's snow on the ground).

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  2. Wild Man

    Wild Man Escape Artist

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    June 2004: Waiting to go on DirtDOG's Saturday ride at BMWGSBYOBII with my modified 1986 R80G/S built by Jim Rowley of M.A.P. Engineering.

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    :doh wish I could remember who took the pic so I could give appropriate credit...
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  3. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    I WANT YOUR BIKE! :thumb
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  4. Wild Man

    Wild Man Escape Artist

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    Thanks clang! I like it alot too. :D

    From your sig line it appears you have quite the Airhead GS collection yourself! I ran through Fort Collins on the way to Ouray this summer but I was on my Adventure. Stopped for a little lunch in town and ate outside at Austin's where I could watch all the coeds walk by. Nice scenery. :evil
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    Now that I've disgraced the "Old School" forum with an oilhead pic, I'll quickly throw one more close-up of the "Bad Bee" to avoid getting flamed.
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  5. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    It doesn't look so good up close, but what a great bike to ride. Got it for $1600 with <40k miles.

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    San Simeon Cove

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    In front of one of the Hearst properties at San Simeon Cove.

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  6. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Been waiting for yours to show up AceRph.


    Now where is that yellow thing of Goats?
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  7. Tanami

    Tanami Under The Weather

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    nothing compares to this thing..be it fanging through trails or mountain curves..the sound of those pipes, the torque, the class..the durability and simplicity...a bike for keeps :nod
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  8. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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    SEXY BEAST.... No not you, the bike.....
    The type of thing I would like to build some time in the future.... goes on road, and everywhere else
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  9. Wild Man

    Wild Man Escape Artist

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    :thumb For keeps is right 2RN! Yours looks just as sweet (must be the striking resemblance).

    Sure would like to get back to your neck of the woods for some two-wheeled exploring! Was there briefly 13 years ago for work (10 days), but without any bike :cry

    Maybe someday again soon - and this time, I'll make plans to ride! :ricky


    P.S. grizz, your backyard is likewise high on my travel list too. Will answer your PM soon, once I gather all the requested info I can.
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  10. simbob

    simbob Grasshopper

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    This could almost be my former bike's clone -- '77 /7 with the S fairing. The only differences (other than that mine was a 75, not a 100): mine was a lighter shade of off-red bronze, I had the standard seat rail mounted and kept the backrest in a box, and I had the black Krauser bag mounts on the sides (those were good bags). Sometimes I miss the character and looks of that bike. It sounds like you got a great deal on a great bike.

    Bob
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  11. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Here she sits just North of Ouray.
    My 1979 R100RS. It began life as a Phoenix Gold RT, but switched sides somewhere in the mid-west prior to our meeting. The result was wonderful.
    I sold her to a tosser who destroyed everything about the bike. Ran it low on oil, parked it unwaxed in the sun to fade to a dusty orange, and crashed her on every side possible. As a mechanic I had the poor luck to come across her in our service lot some two years later, loose bearings, leaking valves and nearly bald tires. I had purchased the bike on my birthday in 1980, from a young man getting married to a woman who didn't like motorcycles? It had that bright red paint, and as I later found out, about a half tank of water...

    I do wish I had not sold her.
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  12. cat

    cat Long timer

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    how are the 2 separate exhausts with no cross-over? iow, did you notice any difference wrt low-end /whatever?

    where did the mini indicators come from?
    (i've been going through google results for mini indicators all day. one of my stock indicator rubber mounts just broke.)

    what's the shock? do you like it? / would you get the same again?
    thanks!
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  13. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    Black Betty.

    1987 R80, daily driver, 87K. She's bulletproof.

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  14. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    1995 R100GS with 89 front fairing, harrison 6 piston caliber,
    new shocks, 5 speed german gear box low 1st high 5..
    new front head bearings,Remus exhaust..
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  15. MikeO

    MikeO Part-time wage slave...

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    ...this is a particularly fine example for its age - don't you think?

    Mike:D
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  16. Wild Man

    Wild Man Escape Artist

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    Cat,

    There is a crossover just behind the pivot for the center stand. No problem with low end torque.

    Try the mini models by K&S at the following:
    http://www.kandstech.com/item.jhtml?UCIDs=821696%7C821697&PRID=612292
    -or-
    http://www.kandstech.com/item.jhtml?UCIDs=821696%7C821697&PRID=612297

    The forks are Showa - inverted - with Gold Valves (attached how to)
    http://www.motocross.com/motoprof/moto/mcycle/showafork/showafrk.html

    Rear shock is WP (I think- I need to go look again) and works fine.

    Front wheel with Talon hub and oversized rotor built by M.A.P. Engineering
    (as was the rest of this whole bike project. This was Jim Rowley's, the owner's, project- don't think he makes the R80G/S version of oversized rotors as a matter of habit. But he does do a lot of interesting dualsport and rally bike projects) Check it here:
    http://www.map-engineering.com/

    Hope a little info in here helped.
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  17. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Nice looking bike Annie! :nod

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  18. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    Thanks! It may be offered on Flea Market in the near future.
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  19. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    Watcha going to get to replace that lovely beast?
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  20. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    I'm looking for a nicely appointed '01 or '02 GS, as well as a job in the East.
    I'm still torn over selling the airhead at all -- it's a great bike.
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