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Old 10-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #16
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Who is riding the black R69s with black wheels?
I want to say I've seen that bike at Apex Cycles in Ellijay before.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:21 AM   #17
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Yep, I saw you Mr. R75/6 at the overlook on GA136 yesterday not far from Talking Rock. Nice bike.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:30 AM   #18
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Weekdays around 4:00 p.m. at the junction of CO 93 and 72, Jefferson county, CO - older K bike. Usually I'm in my cage, an 04 4Runner.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:08 AM   #19
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White /5 or/6

Over the last few weeks I saw you, white /5 or /6 in Collingwood, Melbourne
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #20
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I talked to a guy in traffic today. He was on an R60/5, black. had Kansas plates. Looked like he was going somewhere.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #21
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Are airheads really this uncommon in the states? I thought they'd be lots of them about.

I was surprised when I was riding through Germany in June, expected to see lots around, eventually saw a 100R coming the other way and we both nearly fell off waving at each other. That was it for the whole of Germany.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #22
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By looking at all the action on the internet and people talking about their adventures with Airheads you'd think there was a Gazillion of us. Apparently not so. I ride my R90/6 five or six times a week. I never see another Airhead. When I'm driving, witch I do for a living, I see an Airhead about 4 times a year, on the road. I know where a couple more are parked.

30 years ago the Washington, DC metro area was full of Airheads and it appeared this was one of the hot spots for BMW. Now, there are just not that many except the ones that stay in the garage. A lot of Oilies though and K bikes have replaced them.

I think a little further South of here is a little bit better for spotting Airheads. There's recently been a lot of talk from the riders around Atlanta.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #23
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By looking at all the action on the internet and people talking about their adventures with Airheads you'd think there was a Gazillion of us. Apparently not so. I ride my R90/6 five or six times a week. I never see another Airhead. When I'm driving, witch I do for a living, I see an Airhead about 4 times a year, on the road. I know where a couple more are parked.

30 years ago the Washington, DC metro area was full of Airheads and it appeared this was one of the hot spots for BMW. Now, there are just not that many except the ones that stay in the garage. A lot of Oilies though and K bikes have replaced them.

I think a little further South of here is a little bit better for spotting Airheads. There's recently been a lot of talk from the riders around Atlanta.

I ride my airhead to work every day and go on day trips around Northern VA almost every weekend. I've seen a couple /2's and some /5's, but way more oilies and K bikes. I can't comment on the decline of them on the road as I've not been around for 30 years, and only been in NoVA for a couple years.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #24
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By looking at all the action on the internet and people talking about their adventures with Airheads you'd think there was a Gazillion of us. Apparently not so. I ride my R90/6 five or six times a week. I never see another Airhead. When I'm driving, witch I do for a living, I see an Airhead about 4 times a year, on the road. I know where a couple more are parked.

30 years ago the Washington, DC metro area was full of Airheads and it appeared this was one of the hot spots for BMW. Now, there are just not that many except the ones that stay in the garage. A lot of Oilies though and K bikes have replaced them.

I think a little further South of here is a little bit better for spotting Airheads. There's recently been a lot of talk from the riders around Atlanta.
I was friends with an ex-bike courier from DC. He told me that a lot fo the guys using motorcycles were riding airheads due to reliablitly and tractorable/quiet motors. Wonder what happened to them all??
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #25
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I was friends with an ex-bike courier from DC. He told me that a lot fo the guys using motorcycles were riding airheads due to reliablitly and tractorable/quiet motors. Wonder what happened to them all??
The courier business disappeared. First it was FAX machines and now with Email and the Internet there is just no need for that many couriers.

The glow may have worn off a bit too. The customers probably got tired of supporting a bunch of rowdies that sometimes showed up at their offices drunk or stoned. (I was a courier in DC on several incarnations)

HWG what company did your friend work for? Did you know Scrooge? Everybody with bikes knows Scrooge.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #26
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Saw a couple on a GS (or some model of airhead dualsport) in Robinson Twp--RT 60 getting on the Parkway toward Pittsburgh at around 2:45 today----I was on the silver R90 with the Windjammer.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #27
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I haven't seen that guy in years....Brian Samuels. Really tall, blond, had a vw fox station wagon. If I see him I'll ask!



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The courier business disappeared. First it was FAX machines and now with Email and the Internet there is just no need for that many couriers.

The glow may have worn off a bit too. The customers probably got tired of supporting a bunch of rowdies that sometimes showed up at their offices drunk or stoned. (I was a courier in DC on several incarnations)

HWG what company did your friend work for? Did you know Scrooge? Everybody with bikes knows Scrooge.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:29 AM   #28
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.....on saturday

on a black R100GS, yellow roo bar. You had to be heading to Barber. Black aerostich transit suit, black schuberth. Heading west on I20 just before the Alabama border

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:26 AM   #29
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I saw someone riding a /2 with a large white Hannigan (?) fairing on 10/14/12 ... IWe were in Franklin, North Carolina. Our rider was heading North on 441 and turing right on to 23/441 Sylva Road ... we were headed south back to Atlanta.

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #30
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I saw your airhead at the Barber Vintage Meet this past weekend...






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