Anyone Know This Bike- R65 Desert Rat

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by L0WE.SC, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. L0WE.SC

    L0WE.SC Adventurer Supporter

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    390F51B3-D08F-492E-A84A-F1458656E76E.jpeg 0D15FBB3-0F65-4073-82AB-082C115E99CD.jpeg A8972624-2EB2-4D53-BCA5-E9A0EA9323B2.jpeg Just picked it up and it’s a really quality job. YZ400 forks, Bultaco tank obviously a yosh pipe etc but I am curious if anyone knows any more about it. Unique for sure
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  2. L0WE.SC

    L0WE.SC Adventurer Supporter

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    here’s its garage friend 6975DE40-4246-4C66-AA6B-EAA3B8A7ADDE.jpeg
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    nothing, airhead_irl and globalt38 like this.
  3. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Whoever it was, they did a nice job!
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  4. thetubespoke

    thetubespoke Been here awhile

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    I definitely could not call that a rat bike. Very nice work.
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  5. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    That looks like a stock length swingarm, and fork. Have they done much riding on it yet? Do you know the front and rear travel numbers and SAG.
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  6. 2WheelTraveler

    2WheelTraveler backinthesaddleagain Supporter

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    I hear dirt calling!
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  7. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    I recall there was a shop in TX that was building these for a while? Looks like one of their's.
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  8. SculptD

    SculptD Smells like tech

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    Yeah, that front end—photographed as is—looks a bit jacked up. (Maybe they didn't read your thread on how to shorten a KYB fork.)
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