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

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-12-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
hardwaregrrl OP
You talkin' to me?
hardwaregrrl's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 6,949
ADV riding in the 80's...


Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
hardwaregrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2014, 10:59 PM   #2
Mark Manley
On my way
Mark Manley's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Back home in the UK
Oddometer: 598
Thanks for posting, this is my contribution, a few interesting photos of a bygone era, bloody hell that makes me sound old!
Here is my G/S on a four year RTW trip with its original owner 1984-1988, no minimalism involved in this trip.

Here is Al Jesse with his R80ST who I met in a campsite in Austria when he was en-route to North Africa in 1985. Apart from the Acerbis tank he had designed his own piggy back twin shock set up which was fitted to it. James who was the original owner of my G/S met him on the road in Arizona and Al sold him the same set up which I still have. Does anyone know if Al stiff owns this bike? He bought it in the UK hence the number plate, the one under it was from an older airhead he had owned in the US.

Here is my G/S nearing the end of its second trans-Africa trip in 2007 fitted with the Heinrich tank James sold me with the bike which is still going strong.

If it's in the Touratech catalogue then you don't need it

"You've got to think for yourselves! You're all individuals!"-Brian of Nazareth
Mark Manley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 06:07 AM   #3
Jim K in PA
Studly Adventurer
Jim K in PA's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Pocono Mountains, PA
Oddometer: 645
Jenna - thanks for the link.

Mark - thanks for sharing those great photos! When the desert swallows the road, you might be on an adventure! Fook yah!
Jim K in PA
1979 BMW R100T - Otto
Returned to the road - 5/12/11

1975 BMW R90S Hack - Olga
Olga's story - adopted 3/22/14<---clicky
Jim K in PA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 07:12 AM   #4
Screwed the Pooch
chollo9's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Silk Hope, NC
Oddometer: 1,126
Great stuff all 'round. Thanks a bunch!
"It's not that I don't like people...I just find I am happier when they're not around"
chollo9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 07:17 AM   #5
52 Weeks of warm
patrkbukly's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Miami, FL.
Oddometer: 745
Love it

Part of what I love and hate about helge pedersens book is the snapshot in time that is no more.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West
patrkbukly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 02:11 PM   #6
hippie nl
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: egg-mountain
Oddometer: 9
This is my bike
Attached Images
hippie nl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 02:39 PM   #7
Beastly Adventurer
bmwloco's Avatar
Joined: May 2008
Location: AsheVegas NC
Oddometer: 1,211
I have a bunch to add; just have to pull 'em off the ancient Kodak digital CD; software is retired, but there are a few ways to pull off the old shots...

'66 BMW R60/2, '83 BMW R100RS,'81 BMW R100RS "Das Beast", '87 BMW R850R '77 Honda XL125
Airhead #371
bmwloco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 04:22 PM   #8
One Less Harley
One Less Harley's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Bowling Green, Ky
Oddometer: 4,612
I feel like I'm riding in the 80's whenever I ride my R80 G/S, how cool would it have been to have the old girl in High School.....I was an out cast with my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 (Bugeye) an old ugly BMW would realy be off in left feild and maybe even under it....
2004 BMW R1150RS
1984 BMW R80G/S
(wrenching index)
2003 Suzuki DRZ 400S (TAT Prep)
One More DRZ does the TAT (Ride Report)

One Less Harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 03:10 AM   #9
Old Git
b0mb3r's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Sunshine Coast QLD
Oddometer: 1,777

White pig

b0mb3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 12:25 PM   #10
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Nelson New Zealand
Oddometer: 3,434
And another one
Padmei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 07:46 PM   #11
Dare to be Stupid
bgoodsoil's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Oddometer: 4,231
Wow that was cool. Thanks for posting that link, Jenna.
'85 BMW r80G/S--Another G/S on the road--Central America on a Shoestring--Nova Scotia on a Shoestring--Never Leave a Man's Behind

Proud SmugMug User Support ADV: Don't give those cheap bums your discount code
bgoodsoil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 04:47 AM   #12
Swimmin W/Waterwings
globalt38's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 520
Very Cool!

A lot has changed - but some things never do!

'94 R100GSPD

"If you want to be happy for a Day, Drink. If you want to be happy for a Year, Marry. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, Ride a BMW!"
You can have my Airhead when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!
globalt38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 06:07 AM   #13
Theory Is Not Enough
Beater's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oddometer: 3,008
Wow. Thanks for that Jenna! Too cool!

'85 R80RT G/Sified <|> '91 R100GS Bumblebee (103K miles and climbing) <|> '73 R75/5 LWB
Airhead Zen: Ride - Repair - Ride - Maintain - Ride - Repeat
Beater is online now   Reply With Quote


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 05:36 PM.

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