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Old 01-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #976
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If this frightens you...
(The partially disassembled GS, that is. NOT the steely-eyed macho man.)
If this frightens you, you MIGHT want to consider a Honda.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:25 PM   #977
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'75 R90/6

Look what followed me home last night

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:42 PM   #978
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Look what followed me home last night



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Please do tell us more. (I have essentially that same bike, same tank, same color)

More pics.

If you could let us know the ransom you paid to allow your new friend to follow you home, I would be interested.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:13 AM   #979
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Same as mine also...man what beautiful bikes.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:46 AM   #980
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Same as mine also...man what beautiful bikes.
Indeed, they are. I'm partial to the small tank ones, though, but that's a personal call, I think.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:53 AM   #981
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Indeed, they are. I'm partial to the small tank ones, though, but that's a personal call, I think.
Yeah i would only ever have the big tank. All this works out i suppose & keeps parts for each individuals taste available.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #982
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Please do tell us more. (I have essentially that same bike, same tank, same color)

More pics.

If you could let us know the ransom you paid to allow your new friend to follow you home, I would be interested.
You can see all the pictures I've taken so far here.

I've been looking for an Airhead for about 9 months. For months I'd either have no money or lots of bikes to pick from, just never both at the same time. Then last week 4 bikes were for sale in central Florida that meet my criteria AND I had money too! A crazy weekend spend riding all over the place and looking at bikes (pinch me I'm dreaming). Each bike I looked at was better than the last. Until at 8:30 PM on Sunday night I found my bike. I'd been wanting a /6 and this was the first nice one I'd found. The PO had owned the bike for 15+ years and had a full service history of those years. Mechanically the bike needs nothing. The paint is so-so, but it's a 34 year old bike that's been used. The clock shows just under 50K and still works. From what I can tell I belive the mileage to be correct. The PO also gave me a big stack of old Airhead "Airmail" newsletters, a Hayes and Clymer manual, and 3 "coffee table" books that cover BMW motorcycles. It also came with bags and a small screen (not in pictures).

I'm not sure what I'll do with the bike (restoration wise). I don't want a show bike, cause then I'd spend more time cleaning than riding. For now my plan is to leave it like it is and .

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:40 AM   #983
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Very nice find. Ride it and love it. leave it as it is and you'll sleep better not worrying about stuff happening to your fresh new paint.
Absolutely love the turn signal upgrades, at first glance I thought it was a 1974 model, till I saw the seat and the handlebar switches.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:38 PM   #984
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R50/5 frame r90/6 motor. Photo was taken during a clutch plate replacement.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:53 PM   #985
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Well worn, but ready to go...........
hey, interesting looking tank. What is it?
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #986
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My Turn!

This is my 1963 R27 I freshened up.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:49 PM   #987
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Self on my 1973 75/5. Northwest indeed.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:56 PM   #988
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For now my plan is to leave it like it is and .
Damn right!
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:57 PM   #989
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Photo was taken during a clutch plate replacement.
Was that it? You can keep a lot more of that stuff on the bike when you do that.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:35 PM   #990
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Was that it? You can keep a lot more of that stuff on the bike when you do that.
Doing it this way is a great oportunity to get to lots of otherwise diffficult to reach bits and inspect , clean adjust etc.
Some of us pull our bikes to bits just because we can.
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