Rooney Special Airhead GS Race Frame

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Pezz_gs, May 6, 2010.

  1. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Pix taken a cupla weeks ago in Yorkshire. About to be washed and put in a box to be sent back to OZ. A GOOD THING. No worries.etc.:D

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  2. ipanemaguy

    ipanemaguy Many bikes & little time

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    Amazing! Clearly Rooney is creative enough to do something besides cut-bend-weld a factory frame. I would love to give the build jigs to an aircraft fabricator and have the frame made up in Titanium; just think of a no-corrosion frame, weighing just 55% of the steel version, maybe less. There should be no risk of heat embrittlement since the frame is nowhere proximate to hi temp areas.
    Only design change I might suggest is incorporating two removable (sacrificial) cradle frame sections to mount proper bash plate and protect the engine. Interesting to know the clearance, head angle and what choices one would have in a front end.

    Anybody have Rooney's contact information? Prices?


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  3. BOOTLACE

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    So this guy I know comes running into my business, looking for me, yelling about there are a couple of BMW's in the car wash next door....

    It's Chris & Lindsay. I've never heard of these dudes prior to this meeting. They just got into the L.A. area and were getting the bikes ready to ship back to Aus.

    They told me they've been on the road for five month's that started in South America. They're gunna be in town a couple of days, I hope to gather some more info.

    True frickin' riders/explorers'. It was jaw dropping listening to there stories.

    Chris's blog... http://www.chris-motorcycle-tours.com/

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  8. Pezz_gs

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  9. Warin

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    Old post but at least one point missed
    4. Air inlet higher for water crossings. It also don't face forwards - to collect splashed water and bugs. Don't know where the filter is .. would be good if the inlet side faced down to keep rubbish off it.

    5. Lower heavy items (eg battery).. so the CoG is lower.

    The main box section is reenforced at the front by a gusset going down to the steering head. At teh rear of the box section there is a lot of area where it interfaces with the rest of the frame.

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    If only? Someone would do a 'plastic engine' http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/0911_plastic_car_engine_matty_holtzberg/ for a light motorcycle. Then the heaviest things are going to be food, water, fuel, me and cloths.. may be not in that order
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