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Old 11-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Airhead collection needs a new future

Ok so here's the situation, sorta.

I'm looking for airhead capable guy(s) to make use of the stash of airhead parts I have stored in my backroom.

There are ≈ 7 airhead bikes, all in various stages of disassembly in my backroom and they need to find a suitable home. Preferreably one in which they will be reassembled, and ridden etc.

But wait there's more…
There are 2 groups of airheads, with one group consisting of /6 & /7 bikes, and a second group of 2) R65LS's.
There are spares, schematics (large, copied, blown up versions), complete engines, and much more.

There is a great deal more to this, as you can imagine, but the gist is, these bikes need a new home and there are enough parts here for at least 5 complete bikes, probably more.

There is too much in all of this to 'ship' it, so this will probably need to be a 'local' (seattle+) interaction.

We can discuss the details and particulars etc. and figure a suitable 'arrangement', and a way forward once we arrive at a mutual agreement.

PM or e-mail me if this is something that you'd like to pursue.

If you're just curious etc. and have questions, I'll answer them in this thread.
But as you can imagine there is much more to all of this than I've written about in this post thus far.

JJ
Edited to reflect reality…
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:13 PM   #2
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Wow.

'hope all is well with you & yours.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:45 PM   #3
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:24 PM   #4
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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I would love to see pictures of the hoard!
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:44 PM   #7
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Um. Yes. I live in Seattle and I like airheads. A lot. PM sent.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:26 PM   #8
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Ok, so this is to fill in some of the 'gritty' details of this stash -0- stuff.

And I must say the response is amazing thus far.

This collection belonged to a friend of mine who left it here, ostensibly for me to build up the bikes and release them into the wild as fully functional examples of their era.
He has recently died and so I want to give his 'legacy' a chance at fruition.

But certain details like tittles are scant, or simply not available.

But the frame and engine #'s do matchup, at least that is my recollection.

And they have been 'stored' for over 10 years, buried, in the backroom.

I just recently cleared the way to be able to get to the bulk of this trove of stuff.
And I'll get S/N's off the engines. This will give me the list of the model year etc.

As for parting it out, that's not likely, since I have neither the space nor shipping capabilities for such an endeavor.

So as I see this, it's about finding the correct/best 'home' for this collection of bits and pieces, one that would hopefully include being reassembled and riden yet again.

Which is a decent legacy in and of itself.

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Old 11-15-2014, 03:17 AM   #9
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:52 AM   #10
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Cool!

You've definitely got my attention. Perhaps will join forces with another local airhead and visit you soon. Lorne, you keen?
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Old 11-15-2014, 05:37 AM   #11
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Wow!

Too bad I am in Salem, Ma.
Oh well> YOU are a good man!
RIP> your friend, "The Airhead Man"!
Best wishes always.
Love this thread....
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:26 AM   #12
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You've definitely got my attention. Perhaps will join forces with another local airhead and visit you soon. Lorne, you keen?
Hi Mike, well I think "keen" would be an understatement but equally I'm acutely aware of the down to earth aspects ( like my better half's reception etc.) How's that R60/5 doing?
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:35 AM   #13
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1980's

I will say it again....the theme of the 1980's was if anything is good, more is better.

I would say this is ...um...."better".
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:01 AM   #14
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Sent you a PM johnjen...
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #15
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Joint Venture

And I don't mean weed.
I would be interested in a group buy. Count me in for one bike parts.
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