Who do you love?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by SculptD, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. SculptD

    SculptD Smells like tech

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    Many of us have multiple airheads. I have an R100S, a Franken-R65 (basically an attempt at an R80 G/S replica), and an R75/5 short wheel base. I usually ride these alternating a few weeks at a time, but this weekend I rode them all.

    The Franken-bike is a blast. Always fun. Always goading me on.

    The R100S shows it’s prowess on the freeway, eating miles at 80+ mph with ease and stability. But a bit of a load at other times.

    But, back on the R75, and it’s pure love. Euro bars, and quick steering. Four speed, who cares. Brakes are great. Mikuni carbs help increase the engagement. Pure delight, and the passion just rises up. I would like not to love one of my children any more than the other, but I can’t deny it—this is the one.

    So, who do you love?
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  2. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    Whichever one I'm riding it seems :D
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  3. Brun

    Brun Been here awhile

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    It's so much easier to have one true love:

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  4. SohoPhil

    SohoPhil Been here awhile

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    +1
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  5. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    Between my '91 GS and '83 G/S I prefer riding the G/S.
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  6. ozmoses

    ozmoses . Supporter

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    In order of preference-

    '81 G/S :hmmmmm

    '84 RS :scratch

    '77 /7 :raabia
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  7. headtube

    headtube Been here awhile

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    79 RS... a joy to ride on the motorway fully loaded. A super slab killer.
    72 R75/5 SWB... a blast in the twistys. Very nimble, smooth, easy to throw into corners. It would be difficult to choose just one.
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  8. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet

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    My R100RT is truely bliss.
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  9. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer Supporter

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    Today, I'd say this one.

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    But that might just be because I haven't put any miles on this in a while.


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  10. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    They are all great bikes but I suppose if I were to keep just one it would have to be the ST.
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  11. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Picture thread! I love them all, but the '73 gets the most use; 12.jpg 18.jpg 20.jpg 23.jpg 53.jpg 79.jpg 52.jpg 139.jpg
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  12. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

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    I have a monogamous relationship with a twin shock RS, although........ there was that little fling with a red K rs while my RS was in a coma for nearly a year after a head injury. :shog

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  13. Screaming Chicken

    Screaming Chicken Long timer

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    ... but she meant nothing to me. :lol3

    Ditto, GSPD main squeeze, cheap K while the PD was recovering from a broken neck.

    Though I have to admit that little cb-1 screamer is a laugh too, on the side.
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  14. radmeister

    radmeister Been here awhile Supporter

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    9B3488CE-80D6-4B84-B4CF-560AC017348C.jpeg i am presently in sault ste marie on a ten day two up with my wife around lake superior ride so i am loving this right now. 2009 r1200rt.

    i would not hesitate to do this ride two up on my 77r100rs and neither would my wife.

    the problem is that the rs has no cruise control and with a 90kph speed limit for much of the trip, i would probably be in jail somewhere were we on the rs. that’s my the excuse and i’m sticking to it.
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  15. ianblomeyer

    ianblomeyer ianblomeyer

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    This 4.jpg
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