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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by RJB (holland), Jul 11, 2019.
Still using steel spokes? That's some weight there! :)
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.
Thank you for posting those!
*edit: Just checked with my local distributor. Looks like this disc is no longer available, unfortunately. ☹️
The disc was a special fabrication with the round (not wave) part around the inner. Ask Bas, he organised it.
Very impressive rebuild. I've been following it off and on. But I'm curious, what caused the crash in the first place?
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.
Only saw this now.....and I'm so glad I have! RJB this is truelly top notch. Magnificent.
There was some problem. Lighter throttle springs? Throttle cam properly serviced?
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.
A split second...
That build is pure porno filth. Beautiful.
Hi, I discover this thread, very nice job, very interesting things
Could you tell me where did you find these carbon tank ?
Sad story that turned out great. Really incredible build. Nice work!
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….
Very light, 1,75 kg.
every time i view RJB (holland)’s photos i am transported to a higher level of airhead existence.
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:
These are the ones I’ll keep:
And these (non airheads) also:
I own this 76 XT500 since 1999 and currently restoring it:
It’s been a while since I used the Phoenix, did some checks and the bike started up beautifully.
The bike feels very strong and light. It’s fast too:
This bikes makes me want to go on a long trip:
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.
Looks freaking awesome
das sieht unglaublich toll aus