Anything but Airheads [Catch-all OT thread in Airheads]

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Airhead Wrangler, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    That Moto-Guzzi looks much better in green than you do.

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  2. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    Wednesday morning we took a flight from Madrid to Amsterdam Schipol International Airport…
    The goal was to drive the Opel Ampera my friend acquired.
    Crazy …
    After being at the dealership, acquiring paperwork and details we took off.
    The bottom line, across The Netherlands, Belgium,France and Spain; 21 hours of driving and 1100 miles covered. The car run flawlessly and I was very pleased with the experience.
    Who knows what will be next!:-)
    I started the trip as navigator…
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  3. radmeister

    radmeister Been here awhile Supporter

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  4. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    I am back in business with my prosciutto hunting / eating expeditions!:rofl
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  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  6. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    PK,

    Seeing your photo reminds me of how different US and EU travels centers are. The name escapes me "Auto---"something" was a ubiquitous travel/gas station chain.

    Always wonderful coffee (espresso) and food at those compared to the horse trough offerings that I could not escape driving from OH to AR yesterday. Good grief.

    Other great memory of Spain was that all the bars/taverns served olives/ham when ordering a beer. I wanted to carry one of those ham legs home but no way that was happening.

    ENJOY!!!!
  7. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    Wow I like it… next year 2022 hopefully for riding season the US / CDN border will be open and may have the chance to visit. Thanks for the link.
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  8. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    Very different as you mentioned, When is small towns the bars / taverns have great variety of ham / cheese and I go nuts.
    Next week hopefully will be riding to Andalucía to visit family / friends and of course eating!
  9. Runaway Train

    Runaway Train The Left-Right Tourer

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    Project MG Replica update. Wheels painted Indian Red with moon caps look awesome.
    Good news the seats and rag top and have been unearthed from my FILs basement and look amazing.
    I have spent the last week and a half getting the old ball joints out. With some luck or providence we’ll get the front end back together and ready for a few pictures this weekend. Stay tuned. I’ll post a picture of the completely rebuilt front end....not there yet. The dash and steering went back to my FIL for refinishing. He originally made the hardwood dash years ago and it needed refinishing after weathering in his back yard uncovered.

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  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Cool.

    What sort of powerplant/drivetrain are you using?

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  11. Runaway Train

    Runaway Train The Left-Right Tourer

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    Original 1600. My son and I will be rebuilding it this winter. I’m going as stock as possible.
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  12. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    That's probably the best looking replica kit for a VW. I've lusted after one for some time!
  13. Runaway Train

    Runaway Train The Left-Right Tourer

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    Pictures as promised. The only redeeming feature of this project was that it was free. That’s a good place to start.

    Pokie, I hope there are others with the same lust..... because this ones likely to go almost as soon as it’s done.

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  14. Runaway Train

    Runaway Train The Left-Right Tourer

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    Thought I’d post a before and after

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  15. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    Anybody own/ride one of these? 2007 R1200S. Only made in '07-'08. Preceded by the R1100S, and followed by the HP2.

    Just curious, as one popped up locally on CL, and the numbers make this bike sound like a hoot to ride.

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  16. thebisch

    thebisch Been here awhile

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    My other ride. 1992 Harley FXLR (FXR Low Rider Custom). Mostly stock.
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  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    How do you like your Buell?

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  18. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    More prosciutto love…
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  19. ysrebob

    ysrebob yessiree, Bob.

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    I had an R1100S for awhile; one of my all-time favorites. Bought it secondhand from the captain of a US Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. A perfect sportbike for the man with a touch of grey in his hair. Can only imagine the 1200 is even better.


  20. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    122hp and 418#, it should be a fun ride. I just know that the riding position will most likely limit rides to under 100 miles. Which might be a safety feature. :D