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Old 06-25-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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Airhead Love...Let's Hear About It

I'm trying to get myself into the Airhead Kingdom. I've found a GSPD that is quite faraway and trying to iron out the details with the seller. Shipping or fly-and-ride, etc. I'm smitten by the looks of the bike, the mechanical involvement and the sound the Airhead bikes make.

So, what is with your love of the Airheads?
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:52 AM   #3
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:06 AM   #4
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:20 AM   #5
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I have owned more than I willing to admit. They have taken me to every US state except Alaska (someday) and Hawaii. Canada. New Zealand. Australia.

The second one I bought, a 1966 R60/2 is still with me, all these years later. I rode it from Asheville to Sturgis, Mississippi three years ago.

There are two more in the fleet. Both R100RS models. One a true RS, the other, The Beast with a 44 liter tank.

I still want an R75 or R80, just for the smooth engine.

When I think "motorcycle", I think BMW airhead.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:52 AM   #6
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When I think "tractor", I think BMW airhead.
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I like fiddling with my bike. It's not fast, the suspension isn't great and I spent a lot replacing electrical components but a new bike wouldn't allow me to satisfy my tinkering urges without breaking something.

The airhead is simple enough that I can do almost everything on it myself. A single cylinder would be simpler but the vibration makes them uncomfortable for me on a long trip.

So, that's what makes the airhead the only bike for me. It has enough performance and smoothness to be a viable form of transportation for mild offroading, touring and getting groceries while still allowing me to pull the cylinders off for an afternoon of scraping carbon with a few brews.

The only bike that I would give up my airhead for would be fully electric and viable for touring. That doesn't exist right now due to a lack of infrastructure. When something like that comes along I will happily park my old dinosaur in the garage. Until then I'll be a dedicated airhead owner.

I can go from this:



to this:



or this:



or this:



in about a half an hour (you know, minus the driving time )
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by KneeDrachen
So, what is with your love of the Airheads?

If I only knew...

For some reason try as I might I've been unable to shake the bikes

Really it's a decent bike that forces me to ride a little slower, think about my line. And while maddeningly designed it's easy to work on once you get the basic idea of how the bike is put together.
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