ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool > Airheads
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2010, 06:23 PM   #106
Martian
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Elmdale, Kansas, USA
Oddometer: 1,105
Kneedrachen, you shouldn't have started this thread! Now I want to send your check back and keep the bike!
__________________
Tom
'93 R100R
'02 F650GS sold)
'93 R100GSPD(sold)
http://frommars.smugmug.com
Martian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2010, 07:47 PM   #107
Lornce
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Harris
...that poor bike has been to the Darkside, and back. A couple of times...

























It earns it's keep.



Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 03:36 AM   #108
Sauerkrautman
Adventurer
 
Sauerkrautman's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Sauerkrautland
Oddometer: 64
Why an Airhead?

It's a good question, but when I sit on the old Gummikuh, I know the answer:
Because it fits. You sit on the bike and everything fits.

-Starting the engine is a dream
-when in idle, the whole bike swings from left to right and back
-while standing at a traffic light, you take the hands of the bars and just look at the bike and think "mmmhhhmmmm"
-shifting into the first gear: no "CRUNCH", no little jump forward
-shifting, while wanting to go fast: "CLONK", "clonk" and then full throttle
-you need to go through sharp corners with full throttle
-closing the throttle in sharp corners will get you in big trouble
-opening it again makes the trouble even worse
-seeing the shadow of the bike while riding will make you think: "Yesssssss!"
-and the sound with the hoskes...!

There is no good reason for riding an airhead. It's just an 41-year old bike which is great.

__________________
ride reports: Norway with a R80GS, sidecar-trip through south-France
Sauerkrautman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 04:48 AM   #109
Bill Harris
Confirmed Curmudgeon
 
Bill Harris's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: backwoods Alabama
Oddometer: 7,311
Quote:
It earns it's keep.
Well, it has made it back from the Darkside a couple of times...

Eh.
__________________
'73 R60/5 Toaster
Luddite. Not just a philosophy, a way of life...
Bill Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 07:22 AM   #110
Plaka
Brevis illi vita est
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Oddometer: 4,582
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lornce
Fight the power.




That's the first time I've seen someone tear off everything from the jugs back to fix a flat front tire.
Plaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 07:49 AM   #111
Almiscarado
Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Portugal
Oddometer: 52

It is easy to fall in love with these bikes:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596330
__________________
1985 BMW R65 (t)
1993 Honda NX250
Almiscarado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 09:50 AM   #112
Lornce
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plaka
That's the first time I've seen someone tear off everything from the jugs back to fix a flat front tire.
The Wrong Way Round.

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 02:28 PM   #113
Rob Farmer
Beastly Adventurer
 
Rob Farmer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire. England
Oddometer: 5,414


Now thats what I call a rut.
Rob Farmer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 02:50 PM   #114
Bill Harris
Confirmed Curmudgeon
 
Bill Harris's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: backwoods Alabama
Oddometer: 7,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lornce
The Wrong Way Round.

Are we seeing... Canadian Pollacks?

Eh vay?
__________________
'73 R60/5 Toaster
Luddite. Not just a philosophy, a way of life...
Bill Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 05:18 PM   #115
Lornce
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Harris
Are we seeing... Canadian Pollacks?

Eh vay?
Worse.

Anglo-Indian Canadian Yorkshiremen.

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 07:35 PM   #116
Plaka
Brevis illi vita est
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Oddometer: 4,582
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lornce
The Wrong Way Round.

\:-)


You know if you'd backed it in you'd only have to replace the timing chain, re-brush the alternator, monkey with the ignition and rebuild the forks.
Plaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 06:42 AM   #117
Bigger Al
Still a stupid tire guy
 
Bigger Al's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Auburn, CA
Oddometer: 7,862
We rode to our local Independence Day parade yesterday, my youngest daughter and I on the R90, and my wife on her Ninja 250. Nice celebration, etc.
My mom is in the hospital recovering from hip replacement surgery that she had last week, so after the parade we rode out to her place to get the mail, water plants, and make sure that things were okay. It was on the ride out that it dawned on me that I'd had my very first motorcycle ride on July 4, 1977, on the very bike that I was riding, and on the very same road. Cruising along under a canopy of maple and cedar trees, the warm air, the fragrances that only come from Summer, and the thrum of an Airhead underneath me, were all very deeply satisfying. The fact that my youngest (who's now 17 and freshly graduated from high school) was long was just icing on the cake.

Of course, we also rode through the same intersection where I was t-boned by a drunk driver while riding my first Honda Interceptor. That happened on July 4, 1988. That's also a story for another day......................
__________________
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."

Steve McQueen




Bigger Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #118
Bill Harris
Confirmed Curmudgeon
 
Bill Harris's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: backwoods Alabama
Oddometer: 7,311
A lot of motorcycles can be fun to ride. An Airhead is that, and can become a family heirloom, too...
__________________
'73 R60/5 Toaster
Luddite. Not just a philosophy, a way of life...
Bill Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 11:08 AM   #119
bmwhacker
Still on 3 wheels
 
bmwhacker's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: MONTANA NATIVE from NATIVE MONTANA
Oddometer: 4,291
I love my airheads but yesterday one of them didn't like me.


All packed up and ready for a few hundred mile camping trip....



Day started out just great.



Cruising down the mountain and all of a sudden one cylinder starts missing....pulled over , left side dead, pulled the rocker cover and ...shit....


50 miles from cell phone service and 30 miles to the nearest town....


First time in over 30 years of riding I was just plain stuck!




Been stuck in worse places.




My wife hitched a ride to the nearest civilization and after a 3 hour rest ....


Home safe and sound. Probably bent the exhaust valve(?)...guess I'll need to break out the other BMW for a while...
__________________
http://jupiterhack.blogspot.com/

Living proof you shouldn't play with matches
ABC# 1992
bmwhacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #120
c1skout
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Western PA
Oddometer: 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by mymindsok
If you double or triple the 3K miles that you ride every year, you'll almost certainly come to love your Airhead!

Airheads are for riders!
Yeah, mabye that's it. I've been averaging 10,000 miles a year between my 3 bikes but I'm down to 2 bikes this year so the BMW will get more miles.
c1skout is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014