3 Airheads for $2,500

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Vortos, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me.

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    You gonna say his name three times out loud & see what happens? :D
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  2. Uke

    Uke visualist

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    I was thinking beetlejuice as well but Su*** Sh*** hits much closer, actually too close for comfort, to home.
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  3. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    :jack
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  4. aptbldr

    aptbldr easy rider

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    Miss Joe C. from back in the day. Used to participate in AirList email forum. Shared good stuff, clear electrical descriptions & info. Rode in the snow.
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  5. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict

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    • I suppose I should research rejoining but that whole era of the ABC left me unwilling to be a member. I cancelled my membership during the Cuda Coup. Is the ABC still a thing?
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  6. PaulBarton

    PaulBarton Been here awhile

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    It is. I keep my membership up to date but not much beyond that. I've attended a couple of local Tech Days this year and will probably go to more. I also use the AirList email forum and find value in that. Lots of crossover between those two but they are different/separate.
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  7. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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    Seems much calmer/sane with Cuda gone IMHO. The loss of Oak last year really makes me wonder what content that I view as valuable is in the monthly
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  8. PaulBarton

    PaulBarton Been here awhile

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    They are reprinting the "Ask Oak" tech tips. As a newer member (Joined in 2010), I still have some catching up to do with Oak's tech insights.
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  9. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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    Yup, great info there - but what if you’re a new owner/member and no one is doing tech days near you?
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  10. PaulBarton

    PaulBarton Been here awhile

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    Host your own.

    or join the ABC, contact your local AirMarshall, use the dAIRectory to find others near you.

    Airheads are a pack animal...even my kids will point out airheads on the road now.
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  11. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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    It’s great advice and I do host 1-2 a year, but thing you hear over/over at national rallies is there are guys where nothing is happening. I would’ve never started hosting them if not gently nudged by someone who offered to cohost
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  12. PaulBarton

    PaulBarton Been here awhile

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    agreed.
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  13. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Probably walked past a mirror and is now stuck there for eternity telling his reflection how smart, interesting, insightful, and by golly... just plain better than everyone else he is.
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  14. Uke

    Uke visualist

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    Or is stuck there arguing with the man in the mirror.
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  15. luxlogs

    luxlogs Bespoke BMW Bits

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    Then have your own tech day.
    Don't ask what airheads can do for you. Ask what you can do for the airheads.
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  16. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    This cracks me up.....not sure I'd attend a tech day at someone's house that knows nothing about airheads? The ABC is supposed to pass knowledge to new members to keep the organization going.....that's the whole point.

    We learn from each other , so if you were to host one as a new owner/member, you'd be best served if you line up a couple of airheads that know how to work on them. Balance carbs, clean carbs, change rotor/stator, swap tires.....someone to learn from.
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  17. fxray

    fxray Long timer

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    ^^^I think there was a misunderstanding in this exchange of posts. dmftoy1 hosts excellent tech days and works like a maniac to make sure everyone's problems are solved. He is an extremely knowledgeable wrench, especially on airheads, but certainly not limited to that brand. He has the necessary tools and lets others use them freely. There are two lifts going all the time, with others working outside. The food is great, and the beer/soda are plentiful. He goes to a lot of trouble to do it up right. Even his dog gets involved. You can't beat a tech day at dmftoy1's place, and you would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable host.

    [​IMG]
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  18. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Ditto. @dmftoy1 hosts excellent tech days. I ride about 120 miles to attend even though I don't need any work done. There was a transmission last year that wouldn't quite fit. IIRC it was assembled with the wrong shafts. It had a lot of experts stumped for a while.
    I can't speak for all states, but if a noob in Illinois wanted to host a tech day, our Airmarshall ( @James.A ) would be sure there were lots of knowledgeable Airheads to show up. Sure it is best if you know airheads when you host, but really what is important is the desire to host. Those who know will be there to help. :deal
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  19. luxlogs

    luxlogs Bespoke BMW Bits

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    Hardwaregrrl is correct except for one small issue. If one lives in a state where there are no tech days. What's the harm in having one even if all you do is watch Airhead YouTube vids with other noobs
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  20. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    No misunderstanding....I'd love to go to one of his tech days. Just making a comment on his question....if you're a new owner/member I'd assume you don't have a lot of mechanical experience with the airhead. That's one reason I joined, hell that's the reason I bought an airhead. I was told they were easy to work on. They were half right.....no mention of the disease that comes with the airhead. I think the scientific name is "scope creep".
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