Post your Airhead pics

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

  1. Gauloises

    Gauloises Void

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    Hi Para
    Yes the white mud guards appeared in 84 and the side panels dissapeard
    allowing the R80st's exhaust guard to be used..
    Thanks for posting the pic :thumb
  2. Gauloises

    Gauloises Void

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    thebeeez

    Bmw still have them in stock as Paragon says :nod
    Part Numbers
    52.53.1.453 837 seat
    46.54.1.453.838 rack

    You will also need four screws to fix the seat to the rack
    nothing else, as the rack locates into your original seat lock :thumb
  3. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

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    My '73 R75/5. I have owned this for around 20 years. Still a fun ride.
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    Mutey, you still want this one?
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  4. GLF

    GLF Ride it Hard, let it drip

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    Now has euro bars and no windshield. love this bike.















    first try at posting pics too. we'll see.
  5. asandiego

    asandiego Adventurer

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    1978 R/80/7. R100 Jugs. Dual Disc and Hannigan Fairing
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  6. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    hell I am half tempted to buy it for myself if brother doesn't get off his ass and buy it

    that /5 is the one that makes my heart skip a beat
  7. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    holly snikeys i luv this bike.. :thumb
  8. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Hey Stagehand, what shield is that on the GS, and where did you find it? Looks a whole lot better than the Parabellum :nod


    That R60/6 looks awfull familair. My first BMW way back in 1976 was a R60/6, I bought it with 5K on it, put about 70K on it, rode the wheels off it, and then sold it when I got a good deal on a R90S a few years later.
    It was pretty beat up by the time I sold it, must have dropped it 4 or 5 times. When I got rid of it, it was wearing low bars and a 1/4 fairing like yours, also had a primer gas tank hidden under a tank cover, and a set of Krauser bags
  9. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    :nod
    Yep, one pretty bike! :thumb

    Hey, GSwolf, what forks are on this bike? And what subframe?
  10. Flash

    Flash Sand Boxer

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    Holly snikeys? ":scratch

    That's a new one on me.
  11. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    I think it's a Chris Farley line from one his Billy Boy type movies.. :D
  12. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    A state most airhead owners are familiar with:

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    But it's all good:

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    And finally in it's natural habitat:

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    Can't forget the faithful R80RT - not as exciting, but rock solid and smooth as can be:

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  13. BMWRich

    BMWRich Sout'side Scooter Jock

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  14. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Norton73: The PD at that time was basically pure stock, except for some progressive front springs, a pair of Piaa's, the Touratech Bashguards and some deer antlers. So thats a stock windscreen. Have to say it puts the wind right into my eyes...bought it in 2002 Sept with 42000, have 72000 now, try to ride it year round, but am wussing out lately.
    I love the old R60/6, I call him George. He's been through the wringer... got him with 32k in 1990, has 85k? now...lots of love, rebuilt twice while i was figuring out how to fix it. (Dont want to talk about it) Was brown originally, but hitting the deer initiated a repaint, and got the smaller tank. the Windsheild on that one, I am ashamed to say, is a JC Whitney special. What the hell. Finally got all the trimmings I need, except for hardbags... I figure I'll weld some snot onto the subframe, and attach the system cases from the PD, since I just got new Zegas for that. Thanks for the interest, I Love these machines. www.jasona.smugmug.com
  15. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Sorry Stagehand, but I beg to differ, thats not the stock windsheild :nod
    The stockers didn't have that kickup on the top, nor the flare around the sides. the stock one puts the wind right in the center of my faceshield also, I'd like something with more deflection, but I don't want the additional height to look over.
    The parabellum shields just look kinda cheap for what you get.

    Thanks for replying anyhow :thumb
  16. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    I just ride mine with no windscreen.
  17. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    On my GSPD I drilled new holes in the screen to enable angling it back towards the rider more. This made for a nice quiet, buffet-free ride, yet still gave me some chest protection. Worth a try to see if you like it.

    I've always been curious to know how the big, full-size Parabellum works. Anyone have any input?
  18. Gringo

    Gringo simple by nature

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    My '92 PD came with a 'medium' height clear Parabellum touring; it was always a bit short for me, I'm 6'3", average proportions. I played with it alot over the years - homegrown plastic top extensions, SAENG edging, then cut NACA vents and eventually installed carbon fiber 'scoops' behind the slots; none were 100% satisfactory and the screen kept getting uglier with each surgery. Then I picked up a used, smoke, tall 'sport' Parabellum and put that on; it looks ALOT nicer on the bike, much less 'popemobile' looking with the narrower top, and it was real quiet with my old Shoei helmet, but when I got the Schuberth I got buffetting again. I put the SAENG edging on, it helped but I still was not 100% satisfied. I eventually traced much of the remaining wind to the stock handguards, never liked them much and they were getting even uglier from sun fading so I took 'em off - huge improvement, bigger than any screen change short of the difference between stock and either Parabellum. It's pretty good now, still not perfect but I don't think there is much more I can do to the bike - I'm going to give more thought to helmet shopping next time. But since my adventures in the WV woods with the boys last fall, I've been wanting to put on some Acerbis handguards - wonder what they'll do to the wind envelope...
  19. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    Junkyard, taken by Tribeless, during the CroMag '04 dirt ride...

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  20. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I could've sworn... I stand corrected, Norton, I thought it was stock... occassionally my ignorance is Blinding. I just figured everyone else's was different because they changed theirs. Anyway, the wind in the face thing sucks, and if the screen were two or three inches higher, it would work great. When I put my hand up there, it cuts windnoise level down a ton. I'm thinking of getting the touratech windscreen spoiler. Any thoughts on that?


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    snapped a throttle return spring this summer in Ohio or Iowa. Only trouble for 7,000 mile trip. My friends Jeffs Kbike on the left. I know its not an airhead, but he's crazy with it, so I gotta believe it counts.
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