BMW Airheads in TV and Movies

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Big Bamboo, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle"

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    Was trying to determine what drive lane country type he was in. Was all over the road and then parks it in the road, on backside of the hill in, since it appears to be a left lane drive country, the oncoming traffic lane - apparently hoping someone will come over the top of the hill and take out his bike - thereby taking care of his maintenance issues... :1drink
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  2. JGT

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    Would have been a better video if they had grandpa field strip the bike there by the side of the road using only the factory tool kit and his boy scout camping knife, replace a broken wrist pin with a piece of whittled oak, and send junior on his way.
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  3. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    Pretty sure Michael Chapman ("Grandpa") has even less Airhead knowledge then Steve Gunn ("junior"). They're both fantastic musicians though.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Michael+Chapman&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS714US714&oq=Michael+Chapman
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  4. AntonLargiader

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    Is that a parody of hipsterdom, or an actual movie? That's hilarious.
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  5. hotwheels22

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    bump for a good thread and movie. note ski attachment in first image.
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  6. tennessee thumper

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    In the ESPN 30 for 30 OJ special, there is a brand new 92 black/yellow GS parked on the side of the road, during one of the Bronco chase scenes.
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  8. hotwheels22

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    a couple of K75RT's smashing through paris in the bourne identity

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  9. nigeldownunder

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    Michael douglas rides an r100 in the sequel to romancing the stone, jewel in the nile i think the movie is called.
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  10. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle"

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  11. PaulBarton

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    It's a music video. It's great! C'mon - a guy (musician) riding on a desolate road has sudden engine trouble, after fiddling with the plug wire determines that it's hopeless and lays down on the side of the road. The only car for miles shows up and it happens to be a fellow musician albeit from an earlier generation and, after older musician also determines the bike is hopeless with a simple glare into the engine badge, they share wine and conversation about a shared subject. This is a classic motorcycle-journey story of finding life's treasures when the motorcycle stops running. Agreed that the bike trouble is over-simplified but...hey! it's a music video for chrissakes!
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  12. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic What? Huh?

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    Definitely used my airhead in a music video recently and have no shame. When it gets published I'll share.

    Despite some of the silliness we all see in advertising and media concerning our beloved bikes, I do appreciate the sentiment that people still see them as sophisticated and attractive machines. I rarely see a vintage Triumph or UJM in anything anymore. Honda Dreams will be the next big hipster two wheeler though, mark my words.
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  13. PaulBarton

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    "Jules would say
    Take your time, ease up, look around
    and waste the day"

    That's from song lyrics in the Steve Gunn music video. Certainly embodies the airhead ethos and fits with what the protagonist in the video did...
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  14. Jim K in PA

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    And an RT mono behind them.
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    caught this one in S3, E9 of Blacklist... what's the model?

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  16. Big Bamboo

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    Music video by a band called Thunderpussy. Welcome to the Disco.
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  18. Big Bamboo

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    I was playing the Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed" album at work a few years back. One of the young waitresses said this is really good music, who is it? I said, The Stones, of course! She said she had never heard of them... :eek7 (we old!)
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    In the first shot it looks to be the road leading from Chapel-en-le Frith leading up to Mam Tor heading toward Castleton. County of Derbyshire UK . Where he breaks down looks to be on the road leading from Mam Tor to the top of Winnats Pass.
    Gunn says he was visiting Michael Chapman on the borders but those roads look very familiar.
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  20. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle"

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