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

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

  1. CafeDude

    CafeDude Ride to eat.....

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    '72 2002 'roundie....
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  2. lucky6600

    lucky6600 Long timer

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    This is what I have been working on, the second garage. It's going to be a 24x32 two storages two-bay garage.
    The building is being built in a factory 10 miles down the street. It should be delivered and assembled onsite in 2 weeks.

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    But with all the snow and super cold temperature we are having, it will be challenged.

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    I was trying to get an idea how many bikes it might fit.

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  3. mykill

    mykill odd

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    My kid is the weird looking one, you figure it out


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  4. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

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    Have you got the floor level below ground level?
    The one on the start line?
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  5. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer Supporter

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    Can't say I like the title change, but if it means we have mod approval for a thread to let our collective ADD run rampant then so be it.
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  6. SculptD

    SculptD Smells like tech

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    Back on the Aprilia.

    After 3 years, maybe more, of riding my airheads, I got the Falco up and running this weekend. Mostly I did not like the change. The usual reasons...body position of course. I guess the power can be fun, but it's way more than I have any use for anymore. And the feeling of riding an old bike that you rebuilt can't be beat.

    Except...and a big except...the suspension. My god the suspension! My airheads are well sorted, but my Falco is gold plated in comparison, with Ohlins shock and GP suspension forks, so it's not a fair fight. But oh, it's lovely.

    I wish it still looked this good. It's been a few years.

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  7. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer Supporter

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    ...that and a nice stiff frame that lets the suspension do its job.
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  8. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  9. SculptD

    SculptD Smells like tech

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    Truth. I spent a lot of time and energy on my /5 suspension before realizing the frame was limiting my potential returns. Still, a nicely sorted swb /5 has its charms. I love riding it, even if it plays the cow at times.
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  10. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    You rang? :ear

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    Been giving the old sweetheart some love and parts over the last month to stretch its life cycle out a bunch more years. Vanagons make me smile more than any 4-wheel conveyance on the road.


    With the possible exception of:

    :bow :bow Had a '76 for a dozen years-- the car that taught me how to wrench and mend. The apple of my eye.... until boxers came along :D
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  11. CafeDude

    CafeDude Ride to eat.....

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    I always thought that the gummi frame was part of the suspension... :-)
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  12. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    How about this?

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  13. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Well that was fifty shades of awesome.


    :beer
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  14. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer Supporter

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    Gave me the shivers. oooh.
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  15. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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  16. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Not sure what the topic is, but here's the project that's consuming my thoughts lately.

    Been building this:

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    To dump in this:

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    ..all of which is 2000 miles away from where I live. Damn it.
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  17. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer Supporter

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    ...and then you go on to explain the topic perfectly:

    ...as long as it's not a (BMW) airhead.
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  18. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    CDD, that's a great looking project. What is it?
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  19. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Is that a Model A Ford?

    :dunno
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  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Yup, 1929 Ford Model A Closed Cab Pickup. Not to be confused with a Ford Model AA Pickup. Quite different.

    I picked it up a year ago from a snowy barn in Illinois. Started work on it, then got a new job in Los Angeles. So, it sits in one of my familys barns in Missouri.. waiting for work. I'm still buying parts and have a few things out here to work on, but dang it.. I want to be wrenching on it.

    It will NOT be receiving a restoration. I am going to get it running/driving.. and that's about it. There are way too many shiny ones, or fake rusty ones, or hot rodded Chevy-350-powered ones, or 12-volt negative-ground ones. Any accessories will be period correct. I'm going to put an exhaust whistle on it to complement the ahooga horn.

    This will be original. As-is. Where-is. It's going to be 6-volt positive, dirty, and rusty and I'm going to try to stick to hand-cranking it.
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