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

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

  1. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    Is this an Airhead ?
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  2. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Haven't had an Airhead on the road in four years. Hope to change that in the next year or so. Until then...

    '96 S2 Buell Thunderbolt. Has '98 spec "Thunderstorm" motor mods (heads, pistons, .497 cams) and Buell factory Pro Race pipe. It's healthy.
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    Same bike wearing "Snap Red" '95 S2 bodywork.
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    '97 S3T Buell Thunderbolt. A bone stock gentleman's tourer that goes and handles like a Buell. Look forward to putting some miles on this bike.
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    '98 S1 Lightning in the background.
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    1250 Nikasil barrels, "Hurricane" pistons, .536 cams, Stage III NRHS heads. Haven't decided if this stuff will go in the S1 or the S2.
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    My Airhead buddy, Bino, and his S3T in the background. The blue bike is my daily rider '09 Ulysses.
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  3. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

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    Sweet as Lornce. Have you ever worn out the front tyre? :evil Damn thing would never be on the ground.
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  4. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    Wait, is that bamboo?
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  5. nnelson65

    nnelson65 Adventurer

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    Yep :)
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  6. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Well, I have the Bus, but this thread is for anything BUT Airheads... :y0!
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  7. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Doesn't look anything like me. :scratch
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  8. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer Supporter

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    VW airheads are most definitely welcome here. Do it. You know you want to.
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  9. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

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    That's "Small Bamboo"... :fpalm
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  10. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Tearing into the Chang Jiang today: [​IMG]
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  11. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    Howzit connected to the lugs?
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  12. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    In the process of converting a 1980 spada into a Cali t3 lookalike

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    Looked like this when I bought it in the summer

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  13. nnelson65

    nnelson65 Adventurer

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    It's basically an adhesive lap joint. I skinned the ~3inches of the bamboo near each lug, then hand wrapped 12k carbon tow (with a slow cure epoxy) around the bamboo and lug cores to get strength in the direction that I wanted.

    You can find a few more pictures of the build here (except for the actual wrapping process because my hands were too busy/messy to work the camera): https://www.flickr.com/photos/31191229@N02/albums/72157641909088815
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  14. Thorazine

    Thorazine Likes exhaust fumes

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    Wow! My highest compliments. Beautiful work.
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  15. Fattytwocakes

    Fattytwocakes Long timer

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    As we have already had a Land Rover connection, here are a couple of my custom built 100" job. Using Range Rover chassis and running gear as well as the 3.9I V8.
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    One of my 1952 series 1 at the same place, same day. Since sold.
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    And yes, I have had an airhead. Plus more than a few airhead VW's.
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  16. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet

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    Thanks Anthony, all good.
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  17. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet

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    Well now since you're gonna go LR, this was my 1980 in Costa Rica.
    4 cylinder diesel with overdrive would climb a tree but slow so fit in with the sloths just fine.
    I recently sold it to start minimizing things.
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  18. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

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    I had one like that Patrick, 4 cylider petrol ex Australian Army. Decent turning circle one way, hopeless the other.
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  19. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet

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    Funny you should say that ME. I owned it for about 6 years and it was pretty much problem free. The day I sold it the guy drove out and the steering arm detached from the steering box shaft. HOLY S*^T !

    In Costa Rica there are no guardrails so that would/could have been quite an issue. The guy believed me that I had never had such an issue and while scarey as hell we got it bolted back together and all was good.

    In hindsight I now am pretty convinced someone needed either the box or steering arm and were trying to get it off while it had been sitting on the farm for a few weeks. Petty theft is big in Costa Rice.

    But man could have had a different ending.

    Great old rig, as with so many things kind of regret ever selling it. I had thought of driving it up to The US some day but then all hell broke loose in Mexico with the drug trafficers and I decided to sell her.
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  20. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

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    Wowsers! How much did you owe them? :trp
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