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Old 06-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Airhead Dakar Rally Bike

Dear Airheads,
I have been working on this bike for a little while now and have a ways to go yet. Since I have learned a lot from other folks on this here forum, I thought I would post some photos to contribute.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/97095748@N02/8973728151/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97095748@N02/8974928762/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97095748@N02/8974923842/
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:58 AM   #3
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Whoa!

That is slick and sick looking!.....details brother!
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:19 AM   #4
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:45 AM   #5
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Very nice metal work.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:15 AM   #6
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Dude, man! That shit is tight!

Cool frame! Which engine is that? And what forks and fork...holders, whatever you english speaking world call that stuff, are those?

Please share more, this is highly interesting!! :)
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #7
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very cool, that fairing would look super cool if you polished it!!!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:42 PM   #8
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guesses:

x-challenge forks?

Wow that is quite an inspiring build. r1100gs swingarm?? engine case from an ural with bmw cylinders?

Tell us more !?!?
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #9
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Thats just like the bike I started building. Looks great
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:33 PM   #10
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The bike was an R100 GSPD. I rode it for a little on local logging/dirt roads and thought it needed some changes made. As those things go, one thing led to another. To get more ground clearance and to optimize the swingarm angle, I took 2" out of the front down tubes of the frame. The traditional way to raise the engine did not appeal to me since it cuts off access to the oilfilter. Now I had to make a new upper back section so my feet can still touch the ground. The frame is just tack welded and I will still have to cut the rear and make all the HPN type mods. I rebuilt the engine and removed some material from the block. The forks are from a Yamaha YZ450, the swingarm from an 1100 and the final drive is the original one. The wheels are the original set and the rear is centered but just touching the swing arm. I will be getting a Dunlop 606 for the back and will most likely offset the wheel by about 5mm. The shaft is a combination of airhead and 1100 shaft parts. The two end sections, one bolting to the tansmission and the other connecting to the final drive are airhead. The two center sections are oilhead. I am planning on welding another fuel tank for under the back section. I will make an instrument tower, not sure what will go on it other than 2 Rigid D-series lights. I have worked with just enough fiberglass to know I don't like working with it, so I made the fairing, tank and rear fender out of aluminum. The weight should be compatible when all done.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #11
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If you take it apart again, could please get some pics of the shaft work, and some detail shots of the engine shave?


Check out this airbox for inspiration too...

Here it is on a bike
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:27 AM   #13
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That's the coolest rally fairing I've ever seen How did you make that thing?!

How's that alternator cover attached? Looks like you've cut off the spots for the original bolts.

Thanks for posting up the pictures. We will, of course, pester you non-stop for more no matter how many you post up

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #14
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holy crap

Please, more pictures ... and tell us about the frame mods. Where'd you take out the two inches? Any pics? Did you design the rear shock mount to look like the 1100GS frame mount?

That's MASSIVE. Carry on.

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #15
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Wow! Talk about making a big splash with one of your first posts/threads! Very impressive, interesting, and attention catching obviously. Looking forward to how it turns out!
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