HPN cured my burn-out !

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by RJB (holland), Jul 11, 2019.

  1. TwoShoes

    TwoShoes Carbon-based bipedal life form

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    That first picture at the very top of this tread was so sad... Great job on the rebuild, nice to see what a "no expense spared" rebuild can do. Definitely a bike to enjoy for years to come!

    You must have been a great negotiator with the insurance adjuster :-)
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  2. zaxrex

    zaxrex Lost in the Ergosphere

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    What a story and incredible rebuild.

    Glad you were uninjured and had the strength to return to the crash site
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  3. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    Unfortunately not...my only insurance was for the damage to the guardrail (€ 2.300) and the tow truck (€ 180). All the rest I paid myself.

    They refused to repatriate the bike, total loss they said. My mate got my car which was in Germany, just over the border in the Eifel.

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  4. theDQG

    theDQG Been here awhile

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    :eek7
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  5. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    Congrats on the resurrection. That bike looks awesome. Your builds are like airhead pornography.
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  6. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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    Fantastic rebuild, like the attitude going back with the bike where she burnt down.
    who is making these oil cooler and where did you get the ignition trigger from and what advance unit are you using?
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  7. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    Thanks, Mike.

    The ignition unit is BMW (OEM), it is the new version. Bikes run better with it, I mounted 10 on bikes from other People. They all said it was an improvement.

    Oilcoolers are a development from inmate Prutser. He has got them on stock.

    I’m not sure what you mean with ‘ignition trigger’. Everything is stock. Do you mean the alternator? This is the 410W version from Silent Hektik without brushes. I like it and the bike runs more quiet. The Silent Hektik ignition systems I don’t so I didn’t bought it.

    KR, Roel
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  8. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    Interesting, so the new can is sorted now? There was a run of them that was having cut out issued discussed in another thread.
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  9. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    Yes, all sorted out. I posted in that same thread.

    I organized an airhead meet&greet in Holland together with a group-buy for the new canister. About 20 owners got their new ignition this way and all of them are fine and the bikes run better.
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  10. Kiwiabbo

    Kiwiabbo Long timer

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    Good to hear about the ignition system fix. Great to see money spent in the best way too. Fantastic looking bike and gear. Credit to you.
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  11. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Wow! #1142 is amazing! Your obsession is something of dreams..... I'm also quite fond of the fact that your bikes are lovely pieces of art that you choose to use and abuse as you set them up to do so. You're a rare breed in the world.
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  12. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    Thanks!

    The G/S and I have a history together and that’s why I got attached to the bike and did the rebuilt.

    It’s like a good relationship with ups and downs.

    Ups:

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    Downs:

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  13. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath Old 'nuff to know better...

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    Wow what beauty I see!
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  14. photorider

    photorider Been here awhile Supporter

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    Bravo, sir. Bravo!
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  15. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Curious how you had the frame checked out? I have a burnt one that I kind of figured the frame was scrap.
    Also absolutely insane build, love it great attention.
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  16. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    A very senior metallurgical engineer judged the case taking in account the material and it was a 23 minute fuel fire.
    HPN did their measurements, adjustments and reïnforcements.

    Looking at your pictures I would say the frames are usable but I would let a specialist check it.
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  17. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Thanks, not even sure where to begin to find a metallurgical engineer. Time to google
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  18. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

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    I'd use Bobs frame. Welding doesn't kill the frame steel so I doubt a short duration fire will.
    Stress relieved at best.
    Think of the coin Bob will save at the sand blasters on paint removal.
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  19. Arktasian

    Arktasian Feelin the BMEP

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    Jeff, poignant points. Not only is your glass half full, there are 3 of them
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  20. motorrad3DP

    motorrad3DP [email protected]

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    well. it has been pretty obvious RJB (holland) has some mad skills. but this is sick. sick, sick, sick, sick, SICK!
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