Post your Airhead pics

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by a_k_nicholls, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    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.
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  2. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    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.:-)
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  3. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    B7B5953D-4180-4EEA-9F8A-1097DF7F915D.jpeg 264E3E41-501E-4BA5-9566-DFEABD075D43.jpeg 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.
  4. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    Nice R80 J-Boy. I like that seat. Can you tell me more about it?
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  5. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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    And people ask me why I hate camping so much....
    "Packing in the rain", WOOF!!!!!
  6. J-Boy

    J-Boy Been here awhile

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    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.
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  7. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    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.
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  8. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    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.
  9. fxray

    fxray Long timer

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    Between Gallatin and Lebanon, Tennessee -- near the MOA Rally last week:

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  10. J-Boy

    J-Boy Been here awhile

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    You couldn't have read my mind more. Exact thoughts and modifications.
  11. J-Boy

    J-Boy Been here awhile

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    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.
  12. Texer

    Texer Been here awhile Supporter

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    BF4D72B1-6C4D-4006-83C5-29E6AB6F7268.jpeg 75C8F7D4-110A-44D8-A40D-575C857C5934.jpeg 50A3B974-77B7-42AD-8A2E-C8C787B7D8A3.jpeg 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.
  13. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com Zut alors!

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    Ride No. 4 as a retired human:
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  14. terham

    terham Retired Adventurer Supporter

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    Lots of airheads at the BMWMOA rally in TN this past week.

    Some of the vintage bikes on display.

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  15. terham

    terham Retired Adventurer Supporter

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    From the People's Choice show.

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  16. terham

    terham Retired Adventurer Supporter

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    Around the rally grounds.

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  17. Planetducky

    Planetducky Been here awhile

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    This past Sunday at the East Side Classic in Austin, TX. IMG_E8430.JPG IMG_E8416.JPG IMG_E8452.JPG
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  18. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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    B1A63954-7D11-4609-BACB-BF33F9F0B6A2.jpeg Today ... I pulled off another long ride. Left Caen, Normandy at 04:30 am and just arrived at the place were I stay close to Madrid at 11:00 pm... another 850 miles, pilot and machine still in one piece. Next Andalusia.:rofl
    On my way back snapped this picture while filling up the gas tank, last one to get my final 300 km.
    The name is “Pancorvo pass” Sierras behind / surrounding the gas station were the site of a battle in the 800’s
    Random thoughts...
    For a 27 year old motorcycle the R100R performs flawlessly... traveling on these boxers long distances is something...
    Yes I do a lot of preventive maintenance... I guess is the price we pay.
    With the stock 40 mm carbs (EU models):
    At 100 km per hour / 4000 rpm’s: gets 20 km x liter ( about 46 mpg)
    At 110 to 115 km per hour 4200 / 4400: 17 to 19
    GPS I’ve had my fights with it! I study/carry paper maps and route sheets I create, today when the electronic device went berserk my other tools aided me to be back on track. I don’ like relying on the gps solely... recipe for disaster.
    Logic / common sense will help never forget that.
    This time of the year daylight gives the chance to ride longer.
    Godspeed
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  19. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Hard to believe the R100R is 27 years old. And it's the modern airhead. Still one of best motorcycles I've ever owned or ridden.
  20. vdelst.david

    vdelst.david n00b

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    Still an ongoing project but I hope to have them done by the end of July.
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