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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Clay Spinner, Jul 19, 2013.
It's this one pruster http://www.gs-airheads.be/Events.html hopefully well see you there
Hey Dana I reckon your going for a longer drawn out thread than my old hpn one - get a move on old chap or these classics are going to be a vintage series before long. Tchus jake.
....ain't hi-jackin' fun, though.... keeps all of us ADD's happy
...whilst we are awaiting news from the Moorespeed special....
I'm afraid I can't make it. I hope to be on my way to Bulgaria, Romania and Montenegro than.
That's a shame, I was hoping to see your bike, sounds like you will be having fun anyway
Did that Last year. You'll enjoy the ride.
So I've been messing around with a GIMP :huh. Its like a free photoshop and if you know nothing about editing photos its no easier to use! Please excuse my humble attempts but you'll get the idea of what I'm after in terms of design!
So... I'm wondering about a black or white rear subframe/rack. This is what I've been thinking of, open to suggestions and perhaps a few more logos on the tank.
I think I will, because I promised my self to go back when I was there in 2009
Personally, I like the subframe and main frame the same color....and I really love the white frame on a rally bike.
I'm thinking a 8 month build. I just contacted a suspension place to setup my front forks (WP4860) to the new weight of the bike. Anyone with ideas regarding spring weight? I'll have the moorespeed adapted r100GS with hpn tank... and 100kgs of rider sans gear. Will likely be riding dualsport with luggage. They will get a complete rebuild and whatnot. The forks should then arrive back to me 1 week before the movers arrive to pack everything for the ship to Nova Scotia. I just had the quote this morning... should I stay and buy another bike instead?? :eek1
With a six week wait till arrival at port, that puts us into the middle of October. The likelihood of me being able to spend a lot of time putting the bikes together is slim... I'm most likely be unpacking for a few weeks interspersed with the new job and acclimatising back to life in rural NS. I'm thinking I'll try to build the bikes over the Xmas break... so will spend the weeks between their arrival and assembly getting the few parts that I don't have (front brakes) and possibly building a new wiring loom (keep that phone switched on Jake!). I'm not 100% sure but I'm guessing riding season in NS starts around May... once all of the salt has been washed off of the roads.
I also spoke with my father last night and if we buy a few nozzles and possibly a new gun, he already has everything to paint (compressor, lines, breathing gear, gun etc)... so we will be painting it ourselves. I anticipate this taking a bit of time as the only things I've painted before are houses, playground equipment and the black bits on a r80 engine. Not to worry though... a good friend used to do cars so advice and tips will be close by. Heck I may even go so far so to ask for a few lessons!
So... in writing.. I hope to have the finished bike photographed and posted on here by May 16th of 2014 (Yes, I'm being brave and posting a year!). The idea will be to have two bikes built, painted and ready to ride... possibly three by then. Watch this space.
Disclaimer, I have the right to alter the date set of this post as and when I see fit.
Thanks for the input J. THe one thing I forgot to edit in the photoshopped image is that the rear spring will be black. I thought white would look good as well but I seen one bike like that and it was just too much white. I'm thinking maybe to get one rack in white, in black, build the two bikes and where one is white, make the other black and vice versa. Hmm... decisions decisions.
On another note... how are those forks treating you these ? Has that new stem worked?
Yes sir!!! New stem has been fine thus far. Never did have terry make one from steel. Races looked fine as did the bearings upon removal but I replaced the bearings anyway. I have a .65 springs in my forks. Kind of harsh for off road work but I'm used to that vs a soft front. I think I may be running the stiffest springs out of the 2nd gen WP5060 run. Great on the mean fucked up Atlanta streets. Argumentative in the rough stuff off road.....but I usually win the arguments.
I vote black frame, white plastics. Or the reverse of that. (I should've gotten white fork protectors, headlight mask, and rear shock spring. Oh well.)
Clearly you spend more time on the bikes than you do on the garden
Not my garden. Mine's worse.
A little teaser...
This is all I have time for at the moment...the shippers come on Wednesday and I have to put an engine together... without the wife seeing... and pack the rest of the house and garage. There are some very very nice looking heads with all sorts of new profiles inside them... as well as a few 'previously unseen' bits. I suspect this is how a women feels when they slip on a new pair of Jimmy Choos! Must also take my hat off to Richie... he's come up trumps with all of this work in a very short timescale and full gratitude to his hard work and really making sure I have everything I need before the ship leaves.
I'll also include a treat for someone else...
A fine collection of swag there.
Don't forget the huge moorespeed sticker for that tank Dana
Apparently I'm not allowed as he finished everything for me... and more... he threw in another set of heads as well... said the owner was nagging him too much
I spoke to Richie today. I thought he was being sheepish about my heads