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Old 01-19-2013, 03:35 PM   #16
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any one know the stock spring rate on the rear of an airhead.

i have not been able to get an answer on that one yet.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #17
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I realized that I had a couple better shots of what's going on at the swingarm:






where did you find such photo's?, if i search google I end up with yunk.
I'm interested in the boxer dakar bikes but it's hard to find detailed photo's and other details
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #18
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any one know the stock spring rate on the rear of an airhead.

i have not been able to get an answer on that one yet.
The standard spring that comes on the OHLINS 317 for an R80G/S is a 19/71. What that actually means in lbs/in or kg/cm, I do not know.

Useless information, I have a lot.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #19
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where did you find such photo's?, if i search google I end up with yunk.
I'm interested in the boxer dakar bikes but it's hard to find detailed photo's and other details
It takes a LOT of searching and not just in english. I can't remember where I found those specific photos, but here's a pretty good collection of a lot of various airhead offroad stuff:

https://picasaweb.google.com/117484384927206692661

A lot of the same stuff, plus some other stuff here:

http://www.gs-airheads.be/Album.html
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #20
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it is a very nice shot

a bit of an art photo
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #21
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any one know the stock spring rate on the rear of an airhead.

i have not been able to get an answer on that one yet.
Stock on the R80G/S was 390 lbs/in when I measured one on retirement.

Way to soft.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #22
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good news to work with thank you

that is near what i calculated the r80/7 has out back

the front stock is the same as my drz250
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #23
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where did you find such photo's?, if i search google I end up with yunk.
I'm interested in the boxer dakar bikes but it's hard to find detailed photo's and other details
Here's a good one...

https://picasaweb.google.com/funhous...23312675460226

and this one has the high res pics... (click on the pics again once you have opened them!)

(from my collection of over-the-years-I-think-I-might-want-to-see-this-again links....)
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #24
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Yeah but his bike looks like shit! got any decent examples?

It's funny, I have been admiring the side mounted shock bikes posted here, and thinking, Damn that looks nice, I should have done that!
To each there own, of course, but just sticking with the design of your setup I don't think connecting two halves of a swingarm brace with a shock through bolt is a very rigid design. That and the right side brace is way too close to the tire. That and now especially after having one of those FD shock studs snap and damn near kill me, I wouldn't incorporate one with any 'better' design. But even if the shock mount was designed differently for a centrally mounted shock, I don't care for the central shock layout mostly because the shock is going through just the place I believe the frame needs some extra bracing the most.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #25
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, Damn that looks nice, I should have done that!





AH, I'm pretty sure you have the skills to switch it up in a matter of seconds... Though I think your bike is the balls and wouldn't.


As for the OP, I modded mine because I dig the mix of modern and classic. I also have a knack for wanting whats the most obviously difficult option... its a sickness really. I believe when you make grand gestures to make a thing more unique and ultimately personal to you, I'm not sure you can go wrong as long as you make sure to make it sound and safe. If you do mess it up, redirect, move forward.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #26
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Damn Dude, That looks great!
This, and Airhead Wranglers bike would make a sweet "black, and white photo"
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #27
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To each there own, of course, but just sticking with the design of your setup I don't think connecting two halves of a swingarm brace with a shock through bolt is a very rigid design. That and the right side brace is way too close to the tire. That and now especially after having one of those FD shock studs snap and damn near kill me, I wouldn't incorporate one with any 'better' design. But even if the shock mount was designed differently for a centrally mounted shock, I don't care for the central shock layout mostly because the shock is going through just the place I believe the frame needs some extra bracing the most.
Oh for crap sake!

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AH, I'm pretty sure you have the skills to switch it up in a matter of seconds... Though I think your bike is the balls and wouldn't.


As for the OP, I modded mine because I dig the mix of modern and classic. I also have a knack for wanting whats the most obviously difficult option... its a sickness really. I believe when you make grand gestures to make a thing more unique and ultimately personal to you, I'm not sure you can go wrong as long as you make sure to make it sound and safe. If you do mess it up, redirect, move forward.
Thanks Man, I agree, if a design, is safe, and does what it is supposed to do, there is no "wrong" beyond that!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:59 PM   #28
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:17 PM   #29
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AH, I'm pretty sure you have the skills to switch it up in a matter of seconds... Though I think your bike is the balls and wouldn't.
A) That's fubar's bike, not mine,
B) I don't have those skills. My TIG skills are WAY basic.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:33 PM   #30
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Crap sake? Viable points for all of us to ponder IMO.
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