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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by a_k_nicholls, Sep 4, 2004.
I have ''The Claw''
Threw a new paint job on my 80/7. Cappy Chicago summer weather keeps you busy in the garage.
Had a nice camping trip to N.C. over the weekend.
Where/why would you run open reverse cone megaphones?!
Where? Wherever it takes me. Why...why not?
As someone who has done it as well. Where: I ran them on my r80... all over Colorado. Why: they sound great, and if tuned properly the bike runs as good as the stock mufflers with a lot less weight. I only went back to stock because my wife started riding on the back more and they made it hard to communicate.
Exactly Nick. You said it correctly...Properly tuned. Packed with quality packing and the good ol trick for back pressure. BMW factory spec is not that important to me on a 40 year old machine. I haven't blown it up yet!!! Most importantly. The chicks like it. :)
Yup, mine certainly turned a few heads. Not that attracting the attention of others was really my goal, but it did happen. I gave the current owner the megaphones when I sold him the bike. First thing he did was put the megas back on haha.He’s been blasting it all over California with what seems like zero issues as well. They are fun.
Very clean looking RT. These R80’s rock! Mine at some point will go through a overhaul (gear box and general maintenance)
By the way if you ever want to lower the rpm’s and get more MPG’s I will recommend a R100RS differential swap + matching speedometer. I did that already Year’s ago.
My base since Saturday has been Caen, good place to stay and close enough to ride places I wanted to see and come back to the same bed at the end of day.The motorcycle sleeps inside the home owners patio covered at night.
Today was time to see Mont Saint Michel.
Tomorrow riding back to Madrid.
Nice R80 J-Boy. I like that seat. Can you tell me more about it?
And people ask me why I hate camping so much....
"Packing in the rain", WOOF!!!!!
It is one of those Texavina seats. Overall experience is great! The value was great. Quality is just as good as most aftermarket seats. Comfortable enough, though I wouldn't go cross country on it. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive to my questions and getting it out to me within 2 weeks from Vietnam. Yes, it is hand made in Vietnam. Some think this is an issue. I don't find it to be.
Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I keep coming back to look at the pictures of your R80. It kind of reminds me of a Guzzi V7 Classic.
I had a Texavina on mine as well. Pretty similar experience on all accounts. The peg that slides into the seat latch/button on mine was just a HAIR off. It only took a few wraps with a BFH and then the seat fit great. Certainly wasn’t anything worth getting bent out of shape about. I got lots of compliments on it. Being vertically challenged the thinner seat made it easier for me to plant my feet at stops without messing with the suspension. I bought a $15 Coleman ATV gel seat cover for multi day rides. Otherwise it was comfy enough for short day trips.
edit: fwiw, the gel seat cover and Texavina was still lower than a stock seat and INSANELY comfortable. I could spend days on the bike with that gel seat, and you could take in with you when you stopped for lunch. So you didn’t have to throw your leg over a million degree seat after it baked in the sun.
Between Gallatin and Lebanon, Tennessee -- near the MOA Rally last week:
You couldn't have read my mind more. Exact thoughts and modifications.
If you are serious about getting one, look at the Texavina website, but also look at ebay. At the time (1 year ago) when I got mine I found out his ebay site is a little cheaper than the official website. If i recall his ebay name was daytrader07. Also, he didn't have exactly what I was looking for in his product line up, but he will do different colors/patterns on whatever pan he has for your bike at no additional cost if you reach out to him.
Have been visiting Nashville for the first time. This is the coffee shop down the street from our Airbnb. Yesterday there was a black /6 parked inside in addition to the hack.
Ride No. 4 as a retired human: