Post your Airhead pics

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

  1. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Thanks. I'll admit, at my age, 67, as of late, wrenching on bikes has lost its charm for me.

    Example, playing with windscreen changes on the 500X this PM, and lost three well nuts in the abyss of the plastics. Used up all my spares. Frustrated way too fast, when there was a time when tearing down an engine, etc, was FUN. How much constant attention do the "/ " models require, over modern airheads? My 04 oilhead, just needs an occasional top off of oil and a bit of tire air. tp dd50
  2. tac650

    tac650 Nomad

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    Beautiful looking rig! I need to do that to mine soon. Sooner than I want to admit anyway. I keep looking a Urals at a dealer here in town but would rather make the conversion to my GS.
  3. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Something clever

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    I rode the new Triumph street twin and it was awesome and sound great on top of it! If I was looking for a new triumph that would definitely be on my list!


  4. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I'm sure Triumph has made great strides in the line since '09. On/off fueling was really bad, and with the 19" up front, it hated to be pushed in turns and sweepers. With a set of Feked mufflers installed, it was one of the best sounding bikes I'd ever owned, but the worst handling too.

    Read good things about the Street Twin, but if I was going for a 900cc bike, think I'd wait to see the new Kawi Z900 RS, coming soon. tp dd50
  5. Dirtyairhead

    Dirtyairhead Adventurer

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    Yep, I was looking towards a ural too. Read more about not enough power for my needs. I'm a natural fabricator that wanted to build from scratch but compromised buying a new one and modifying to my needs. See m102s install in the hacks section.
  6. Dirtyairhead

    Dirtyairhead Adventurer

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    2017 Bimmer sidecar from Transmoto of Canada. I think the tub is Inder. On my 92 r100gs 20171001_184935.jpg
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  7. Dirtyairhead

    Dirtyairhead Adventurer

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    Top of the world road IMG_20170617_102007157.jpg
  8. cwroady

    cwroady Adventurer

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    I “used” to use them on my dirt bikes until I got ATK bike shoes many years ago that lock in the front wheels into my truck without compressing forks at all. I also modified all of my tie downs to use carabiners and soft hooks so they couldn’t come loose. I was just trying to answer the question of how the fork brace is designed to be used.
  9. lucky6600

    lucky6600 Long timer

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    Took your advice and brought this one home from one of the toughest terrains on the planet - Queens NY without any drama this morning.

    6 tie-down this time.


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    :-)





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  10. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Before and After - (Purple Haze is the Before pic) Still in process. 93GSRedRide2.jpg 93GSPurpleRain.jpg
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  11. pixilated

    pixilated Adventurer

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    What do you give the guy who has everything for xmas?

    I just couldn't resist making one of these for my father in law, who turned me onto airheads.

    Still need to paint the valve cover and wire in the electric, but i have a hole through the crank to run power.
    [​IMG]
  12. okoyote

    okoyote vigilant adventurer

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    That is outstanding!!! Nice work!
  13. okoyote

    okoyote vigilant adventurer

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    FullSizeRender 6.jpg My "new" ride. 1977 R100/7 39,000 miles.
  14. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Nice shot, and bike!
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  15. okoyote

    okoyote vigilant adventurer

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    While we're at it. . . Snapseed.jpg
  16. NSR400

    NSR400 Adventurer

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    I'm looking at doing something like this, tell me about the handle bars and head light, etc ?
  17. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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  18. cwroady

    cwroady Adventurer

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    my ‘72 R60/5 ...
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  19. SmittyBlackstone

    SmittyBlackstone Been here awhile

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    Better pic of my RS[​IMG]

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  20. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    I just picked this up yesterday. She need a little work, mostly carbs rebuilt and some cosmetics. That Harley single seat will probably have to go.
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