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Old 01-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #31
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Man, that is the shitznitz.... yeeeeehaw! Great pics, all the way around, Prutser:



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Old 01-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #32
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Here is another of Birgit with partner Sam, again it does not show her bike very well but suffice to say it went everywhere Sam's GS did on their travels together.

There are more photos of both bikes and riders here. http://www.sam-manicom.com/photos/#!lightbox[402]/7/

I think a /5 is a great choice. When Sam and Birgit stayed with me many years ago I did some work on her bike and I was amazed that other than a reinforced subframe the bike was stock and and was really trouble free for her. In one of Sam's books they talk about what a great machine her bike is. As well a friend and I went to Alaska in 97. I took my sidecar rig and he took his /5. Super simple machine, not much to fail and 8" of suspension travel in the front and zero issues
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #33
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Anybody have a good suggestion for some non-rubber coated foot pegs for a non-GS airhead?
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:07 AM   #34
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Some pics of the racks.




thanks for the rack details... got to make some!!!
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:32 PM   #35
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Another old airhead thread I get to revive .

Love those racks over the cylinders! Fabbed up at home or purchased?
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:35 AM   #36
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Those look very well made, I was given mine by an Aussie friend, I think that they were cobbled together out of a BBQ rack.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:47 AM   #37
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Another old airhead thread I get to revive .

Love those racks over the cylinders! Fabbed up at home or purchased?
Prutser built them. He has posted about them a couple of times. He and Beamster are a formidable couple of fabricators. Check out her thread "Will she succeed . . ."
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:14 PM   #38
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Another old airhead thread I get to revive .

Love those racks over the cylinders! Fabbed up at home or purchased?

I don't have fab equipment available to use any longer or I would try to make myself a set. I wish someone would make and sell sets of those racks. I know I would buy at least 1 pair.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:04 AM   #39
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... My personal opinion, get the bike running like a top and throw some dual sport tires on it, then ride the holy shite out of it. You've got to figure out what you need by exceeding the bikes limitations. It's cheaper that way No way to keep it on the short side if you want to increase your suspension travel. You can always dish out the seat. Good luck and keep us in the loop.....and post a pic of the bike.!
Better words were never said... ride it and figure out what you need. My R90 has stock suspension and I rode circles around a modern "Adventure Bike" up in on gravel in North Carolina for 8 days. My next task is figuring out a skid plate.

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Old 11-25-2014, 07:39 AM   #40
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Wunderlich make these

http://www.wunderlich.de/shop/de/olw...adventure.html

I'm not sure that a flat 5mm thick bottom to the oil pan is going to be stronger than the OEM ribbed one. I would prefer to see a skid plate mounted to the frame rather than the engine.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:42 AM   #41
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I would agree, anyone have pictures of anything home made for a few ideas?

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Wunderlich make these

http://www.wunderlich.de/shop/de/olw...adventure.html

I'm not sure that a flat 5mm thick bottom to the oil pan is going to be stronger than the OEM ribbed one. I would prefer to see a skid plate mounted to the frame rather than the engine.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #42
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Better words were never said... ride it and figure out what you need. My R90 has stock suspension and I rode circles around a modern "Adventure Bike" up in on gravel in North Carolina for 8 days. My next task is figuring out a skid plate.

Cheers,
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^^^^ that is a badass ride, Claude. LOVE the knobblies on the Lesters(?).

I plan to make an ally skid plate hung on the block studs that will protect both oil pan and head pipes (assuming I stay with low pipes).
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:33 AM   #43
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I don't have fab equipment available to use any longer or I would try to make myself a set. I wish someone would make and sell sets of those racks. I know I would buy at least 1 pair.
Don't recall where I got the following link, may have been here somewhere. And not quite what you're looking for, but similar concept. If you do a lot of solo riding, an opportunity to make use of those rear foot pegs. Pricey though, but look well designed & built.

http://www.mv-motorrad.de/MV+Gepaeck...ste+silber.htm
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:29 AM   #44
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Don't recall where I got the following link, may have been here somewhere. And not quite what you're looking for, but similar concept. If you do a lot of solo riding, an opportunity to make use of those rear foot pegs. Pricey though, but look well designed & built.

http://www.mv-motorrad.de/MV+Gepaeck...ste+silber.htm
They look very well made, but if you dropped your bike adventuring, they would really chew up your legs.
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