HPN cured my burn-out !

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

  1. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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  2. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    Still using steel spokes? That's some weight there! :)
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  3. headtube

    headtube Been here awhile

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    Just picked up on this thread. Extraordinary effort. Cudos to your patience and dedication. Here’s a thought... make up a “Phoenix” emblem for that carbon fibre air box.
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  4. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Thank you for posting those!

    *edit: Just checked with my local distributor. Looks like this disc is no longer available, unfortunately. ☹️
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  5. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    The disc was a special fabrication with the round (not wave) part around the inner. Ask Bas, he organised it.
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  6. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    Very impressive rebuild. I've been following it off and on. But I'm curious, what caused the crash in the first place?
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  7. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    The throttle got stuck. It stayed open despite new cables and no other problems. I think something in the splitter beneath the tank went wrong. I never had this before on this bike or another bike and haven’t heard of it either.
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  8. Essbee

    Essbee Been here awhile

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    Only saw this now.....and I'm so glad I have! RJB this is truelly top notch. Magnificent.
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  9. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    There was some problem. Lighter throttle springs? Throttle cam properly serviced?

    Kill switch?
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  10. Screaming Chicken

    Screaming Chicken Long timer

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    Yeah my first thought (from my comfy chair at home) was kill switch too, but I can well imagine that he'd be a bit too preoccupied with WTF and not crashing into his riding buddy while entering a corner with an open throttle.
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  11. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    That’s it.

    A split second...
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  12. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Into Africa

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    That build is pure porno filth. Beautiful.
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  13. chaopie

    chaopie n00b

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    Hi, I discover this thread, very nice job, very interesting things
    Could you tell me where did you find these carbon tank ?

    Pierre
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  14. thetubespoke

    thetubespoke Long timer

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    Sad story that turned out great. Really incredible build. Nice work!
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  15. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    Thanks.

    I bought this kevlar (not carbon fiber) tank at TAG Moto in Italy.

    A few years ago I had 5 carbon tanks made. I brought a steel 19L G/S tank which was used to fabricate a mold.

    Unfortunately, the guy stopped doing things like this and threw the mold away without contacting me….

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    Very light, 1,75 kg.

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  16. radmeister

    radmeister Been here awhile Supporter

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    every time i view RJB (holland)’s photos i am transported to a higher level of airhead existence.
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  17. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    I collected very much in the past but recently sold a lot of parts (and bikes & cars).

    At the moment I have 3 airheads left:

    1) this Phoenix (HPN #1142);

    2) R80 with BigBore kit;

    3) HPN #171, fully built by HPN. This bike I posted on the HPN forum now because it is for sale:

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    These are the ones I’ll keep:

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    And these (non airheads) also:

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    I own this 76 XT500 since 1999 and currently restoring it:

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  18. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    It’s been a while since I used the Phoenix, did some checks and the bike started up beautifully.

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    The bike feels very strong and light. It’s fast too:

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    This bikes makes me want to go on a long trip:

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  19. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    I recall seeing an article in the US that reviewed the XT and G/S as "large displacement" enduros when the g/s was released. Apparently the g/s was poised to dethrone the XT in that category. No one knew then it would create it's own.....

    Always enjoy your posts RBJ....bike is looking great. The tank detail is an appropriate touch, well done.
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  20. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Looks freaking awesome

    das sieht unglaublich toll aus :D
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