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Old 07-05-2010, 04:42 PM   #121
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That's a picture you don't see too often.....

So...
The bike got broken...
Left you stranded.....
Ruined your camping trip....
Gonna cost you some dollars.....
NO PROBLEM!
It's Airhead Love!
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:05 PM   #122
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That's a picture you don't see too often.....

So...
The bike got broken...
Left you stranded.....
Ruined your camping trip....
Gonna cost you some dollars.....
NO PROBLEM!
It's Airhead Love!

Yes, just part of the adventure. I never question situations such as this. Meant to be. Was not supposed to complete the trip.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:24 PM   #123
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Yes, just part of the adventure. I never question situations such as this. Meant to be. Was not supposed to complete the trip.
Well, on thee bright side, if it didn't make horrible noises the piston and head are likely OK and you just need a head rebuild (both sides). May be some nicks in the piston but hey, it's an airhead. If you can grab the valve stem and slide it up and down it isn't bent---but it gets replaced any. You actually can ride a bike in this condition but the sidecar, passenger and gear would be a problem.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:25 PM   #124
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Puttin' a valve spring in your tool kit now? I've found my spare parts bin gets bigger after a breakdown.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:46 AM   #125
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First bike I owned, chosen for timeless style, simplistic reliability, shaft drive smoothness, versatility and long haul comfort. Oh, and honeymooned on one!

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Old 07-06-2010, 06:07 AM   #126
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My bike needed a lift home 6 months back.


I hit a lump of metal road trash(broken truck rotor) that ruptured the front tyre and tube.


...and put a hole in the sump.




Exciting ride that one, in peak hour traffic in a tunnel surrounded by big trucks!

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Old 07-06-2010, 08:02 AM   #127
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Cruising down the mountain and all of a sudden one cylinder starts missing....pulled over , left side dead, pulled the rocker cover and...
...a desmo Boxer??? :)
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #128
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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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Old 07-06-2010, 11:01 AM   #129
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My bike needed a lift home 6 months back.


I hit a lump of metal road trash(broken truck rotor) that ruptured the front tyre and tube.


...and put a whole in the sump.




Exciting ride that one, in peak hour traffic in a tunnel surrounded by big trucks!
Nice RS !!!
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:36 PM   #130
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Geez.

My God that is spectacular!

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Old 07-06-2010, 05:02 PM   #131
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My God that is spectacular!
No kidding! I wanna know where the mirrors come from. My firstborn for functional mirrors...
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #132
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #133
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My bike needed a lift home 6 months back.
Sorry about the damage and glad you made it out of the tunnel safely. Getting stuck in that kind of situation is always an adrenalin rush.

And WOW! Nice bike! Me want one.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #134
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Puttin' a valve spring in your tool kit now? I've found my spare parts bin gets bigger after a breakdown.

Let's see what I pack already:
spare coils, spark plugs, rotor, rotor pulling tool, diode board, points plate, mechanical advance, 4 carb diaphragms, points, condensor, alternator brushes, extra sets of carb jets, carb floats, carb needle valves, clutch cables (x2), bag'o'bolts, multi-meter, mini air compressor, tire tubes, large tire tool, tire patch kit, bottle jack, extra bulbs & fuses, electrical tape, zip ties, tire valve cores....See why I ride a side hack?
Funny thing is that I've rescued more BMW riders on the road with all this junk than I have myself....
Don't think I'll add valve springs and spring compressor...Guess I could pull a trailer and pack a spare motor, transmission & final drive.....
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:59 PM   #135
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Let's see what I pack already:
spare coils, spark plugs, rotor, rotor pulling tool, diode board, points plate, mechanical advance, 4 carb diaphragms, points, condensor, alternator brushes, extra sets of carb jets, carb floats, carb needle valves, clutch cables (x2), bag'o'bolts, multi-meter, mini air compressor, tire tubes, large tire tool, tire patch kit, bottle jack, extra bulbs & fuses, electrical tape, zip ties, tire valve cores....See why I ride a side hack?
Funny thing is that I've rescued more BMW riders on the road with all this junk than I have myself....
Don't think I'll add valve springs and spring compressor...Guess I could pull a trailer and pack a spare motor, transmission & final drive.....
4 carb diaphrams, You got a VW in there
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