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Old 01-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #16
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Carfax for bikes?

Nah. I prefer to look at used bikes and consider their history part of the attraction.

No, no Carfax for bikes. Some things are best left unknown. It adds to the aura of the bike.

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:13 AM   #17
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I never guarantee anything, my days are generally not planned. If I get up and it's pouring I'll probably not go, but I'm looking on going just the same if it's nice.

In any case, here is the link
http://www.whitehorsegear.com/open-house/
Oh, THAT Whitehorse, as in Press. New Hampshire. Hurricane Mountain Road and all that.

I was thinking Whitehorse, YT, CA to the north of Juneau.

Of course I will make it to Whitehorse, NH.

Heck, I am up for a g/s trip to the other Whitehorse too (I naturally thought about Whitehorse YT because it was [and perhaps still is] a significant weather station. I used data from Whitehorse all the time when I was issuing weather forecasts for the aircrews on alert in their B-52s when I was an active duty WX officer. We can talk about such things now, I hope.)

PS. If you don't know about Hurricane Mountain Road, you have a real treat in store--the best free four miles of paved motorcycling road in NE.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:26 AM   #18
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That's what I thought you thought......No I'll see that one once I leave and make it there. Probably take me most of the summer to get there though. Hell when I do the trans-lab, I'm looking at a month or so just in Labrador. Would like to get on a resupply boat and get as far north as possible and check out the Inuit villages.

Glad to hear You'll come to WH Press. Probably about the only friendly local face I'll see. The maine riders are still tweaked so doubt they'll give me the time of day. I made a couple posts over there for questions and they don't even respond...text book grudge holding Mainers, so typical.


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Oh, THAT Whitehorse, as in Press. New Hampshire. Hurricane Mountain Road and all that.

I was thinking Whitehorse, YT, CA to the north of Juneau.

Of course I will make it to Whitehorse, NH.

Heck, I am up for a g/s trip to the other Whitehorse too (I naturally thought about Whitehorse YT because it was [and perhaps still is] a significant weather station. I used data from Whitehorse all the time when I was issuing weather forecasts for the aircrews on alert in their B-52s when I was an active duty WX officer. We can talk about such things now, I hope.)

PS. If you don't know about Hurricane Mountain Road, you have a real treat in store--the best free four miles of paved motorcycling road in NE.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:44 PM   #19
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Incidentally, I stumbled on a source for the little green Akront stickers in case anyone wants to do an obsessive restoration.

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Old 01-31-2011, 03:09 PM   #20
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Incidentally, I stumbled on a source for the little green Akront stickers in case anyone wants to do an obsessive restoration.

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Ordered a set......no not really, but cool that they are available. I may email about the frame stickers.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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Bumping an old thread, started by a banned member...

Anyway, I've just gotten a brand new G/S rear wheel.
It has a Weinmann rim on it.
As I was expecting an Akront rim I went out and checked my old rear wheel/rim- what do you know but it is also a Weinmann rim
So, my 81 G/S apparently came from the factory with a Weinmann rear and an Akront front.

I hope this rim is strong because my old one has good dent in it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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Where did you find that?!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #23
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I have a new to me Akront I'll swap you. You don't want to go mixing rims as handling could be catastrophic. No problem for me at I have a bastardized Excell laced to a GS front hub.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:24 PM   #24
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Where did you find that?!
Got lucky. Sitting in a airhead parts supplier warehouse in Germany somehwere, last one he had in stock. Thank you google translate!

The plot somewhat thickens. My old original wheel is a 2.15 18, as it should be for an early bike, before they changed to 2.5 18. This new wheel is also 2.15 18. I suppose this wheel has been sitting on a shelf somewhere for a long long time

here is the stamp on the other side of the rim


and I posted the other shots in the airhead picture thread, but I might as well put them here too





for posterities sake, before I use them, I'll do a good measurement of the brake drum circumference/diameter as I haven't found yet what they are meant to be when brand new.


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I have a new to me Akront I'll swap you. You don't want to go mixing rims as handling could be catastrophic. No problem for me at I have a bastardized Excell laced to a GS front hub.
Sounds good mate, how about I'll pay for both shipping costs to cover you for your time, stress and goodwill.
Oh, hang on, I've got a KTM front wheel, so it is actually no problem for me either.


this was about the only other reference I've found to the Wienmann/Akfront rim difference,
http://2-ventiler.de/vbboard/showthr...einmann-Acront

some German guy said that the Weinmanns are better (concentricity and quality?)! at least I think that is what he said.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:38 AM   #25
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Got lucky. Sitting in a airhead parts supplier warehouse in Germany somehwere, last one he had in stock. Thank you google translate!

The plot somewhat thickens. My old original wheel is a 2.15 18, as it should be for an early bike, before they changed to 2.5 18. This new wheel is also 2.15 18. I suppose this wheel has been sitting on a shelf somewhere for a long long time


some German guy said that the Weinmanns are better (concentricity and quality?)! at least I think that is what he said.
Yeah, that's old stock. BMW stopped using Weinmann a long time back.
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Yeah, that's old stock. BMW stopped using Weinmann a long time back.
Yeah, I've tried to do a little more reading. Not a great deal to find... that German thread I linked to talks about Weinmann rims on G/S' and ST's, both front and rear, and with the rear in the early 2.15 and post ST 2.5 sizes...
It seems that Weinmann was in decline at this point and soon to be bankrupt and people tell of many mix and matches between Weinmann and Akront on the same bike.
I simply assumed my old wheel had an Akront rim- the Wienmann logo was so lightly embossed and was pretty much polished out, so I could only recognise it once I had a new example to compare it to.

Aside from pure curiosity, my main question is on the quality of the Weinmann rims. Akront quality, worse, better?
My old one does have a dent in it- though this old wheel has some other damage on the hub too and has obviously had a pretty tough life.

New old stock has a real charm to it.
I think this is where my rim was made. Just like their rims, you can tell it is the Wienmann factory by the barely visible Weinmann logo embossed on the building
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #27
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that's beautiful !!!! must be nice have a G/S rear drum with no wear...
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #28
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Weird... I have no idea how a bike with only 50k on it can not only have two different wheels, but also a toasted harness. I would love to know the actual history of these bikes. The rear wheel was probably hit or damaged at some point resulting in a needed replacement. R80, /5 and /6 rims I believe fit the G/S hub.

I think EVERY bike should come with a USB or memory chip and have their entire history embedded on them.

I have no ill feelings towards any PO as they were as probably clueless as I, but for my own knowledge for repair and otherwise a complete picture would be cool.
If it will help,,,I have a couple G/S main harness on the shelf..cheap
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #29
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Greg, I believe Raven has left the building, so to speak. that posting is way over a year old.
I heard he was banned or some such nonsense. At least he claims to have been.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:57 PM   #30
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Raven moved to Horizon's Unlimited Forum,
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