1973 R75/5 build

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by FlatlandKSBrett, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. PaulBarton

    PaulBarton Long timer Supporter

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    Powder Coat black is still available (and what I have on my /5)....
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  2. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Let me clarify what I'd said about the upper yoke,... When I was younger, I used to ride rather briskly, never had a problem. Now that I am older and ride more conservatively, I still don't have a problem or any issues with the riding of the bikes. Thus, my statement on changing out the upper yoke to a Toastertan or other Heavy yoke. I, instead, spend my hard earned cash on things that, I feel, are more important,... like tires and such. If changing out parts like the upper yoke makes your bike feel better, go for it, who am I to stand between you and happiness?
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  3. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    Performance aside the stocker stands out like a sore thumb with all the black. If you're gonna murder out the bike, murder out the bike, haha.
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  4. PaulBarton

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    You do realize this bike is getting Firestones, right?
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  5. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    On the other hand, some bright work here and there might provide some nice contrast. Personally, I like where the build is going. I sometimes look at a beautifully restored airhead and wonder if the only thing the proud owner has invested is a large bankroll - while others did the work. Not always the case, plenty of bikes showcased here that were a labor of love, plus the money. But here we have someone who’s building something unique and personal and so far doing what looks to be solid workmanship. And given the editorial staff that often resides here, it takes a brave soul to put up a thread about building such. Looking forward to where this ends-up.
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  6. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    HI FIVE! Thanks for the positive push! This project is going on the back burner for the next few weeks. An elk hunting trip and going on the veterans honor flight with my dad will consume the next few weeks. But on the bright side, I'll still have some sweet firestones waiting for me when I get back to it.:dhorse
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  7. PaulBarton

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    And a black TT top brace if you plan accordingly....
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  8. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    "And a black TT top brace if you plan accordingly...."

    But I don't play the accordion!
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  9. SCTrailrider

    SCTrailrider Been here awhile

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    Nice bike. I like all the parts so far and looking forward to seeing them together at the end. My only thoughts of concern are the choice of tire but I will keep those to myself. And I've SA Octoberfest in the fridge, Starbucks card in my wallet that gets used often, and BMW Oilhead in the garage that would not be well regarded at a concours d'elegance.
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  10. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    Mid-week motivation, get out and do something fellas! IMG_20211020_134638869.jpg IMG_20211020_134704947.jpg IMG_20211020_134839864.jpg
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  11. PaulBarton

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  12. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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  13. OLD GREEN

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    Looking good, what color are you going with for the tins? Or in this case fiberglass? Are you able to salvage the toaster tank? I've always wanted to find a /5 in that green, you don't see too many of them out in the wild.
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  14. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    The factory tank is done. I bought a different toaster tank in primer. Color choice is still up in the air. I do have a local guy that does amazing pin striping. That's something my shaking hands will not attempt.
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  15. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    Good evening gents. Does anyone have a good suggestion on sourcing a new header? I've come across one, but I'm not happy with the fitment. I'm not looking to break the bank. And happy veterans day to all the hero's out there!!

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  16. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    When my headers didn't match up well enough to use the stock cross over, I cut a new piece from an old vacuum cleaner wand. Had to work the metal a bit but came out pretty nice.
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  17. OldCrustyStuff

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    The chrome drain pipe for a sink from Home Depot, lowes, menards, etc works well too. Learned that one from @JamesA
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  18. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    Saturday glamour shot. I hope everyone is having a great weekend! IMG_20211120_142116201_HDR.jpg
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  19. OLD GREEN

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    Nice, you’ve got a roller! Looks like you went with sidecar bars, low and wide like I like.
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  20. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I like that you are keeping the original air box. It looks so much better than those silly pod filters!
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