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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Airhead Wrangler, Feb 9, 2016.
'72 2002 'roundie....
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.
But with all the snow and super cold temperature we are having, it will be challenged.
I was trying to get an idea how many bikes it might fit.
My kid is the weird looking one, you figure it out
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Have you got the floor level below ground level?
The one on the start line?
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.
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.
...that and a nice stiff frame that lets the suspension do its job.
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.
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:
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
I always thought that the gummi frame was part of the suspension...
How about this?
Well that was fifty shades of awesome.
Gave me the shivers. oooh.
Steve McQueen, and a man's ride.
Not sure what the topic is, but here's the project that's consuming my thoughts lately.
Been building this:
To dump in this:
..all of which is 2000 miles away from where I live. Damn it.
...and then you go on to explain the topic perfectly:
...as long as it's not a (BMW) airhead.
CDD, that's a great looking project. What is it?
Is that a Model A Ford?
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.