If there were no Airheads

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If there were no Airheads

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:08 pm

Lets say there was a motorcycle virus, and all the airheads disappeared. What would you ride? :ugeek:
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by Rob » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:46 pm

Are you talking about BMW airheads?

This one is, technically an airhead.

Since I like them [BMW airheads], you know I like quirky, so, Yamaha XV920 RH

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Besides the enclosed chain (I would rather have the shaft drive the Euros got), I really like the little storage compartment in the rear.
Centerstand, too! But of course, this was 1981...
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by Zombie Master » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:39 am

That's an interesting choice. Only a BMW can be an "Airhead," just as a "Panhead" is a Harley. An enclosed chain drive should really be the best drive system. My first bike a Puch had an enclosed drive chain.
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by SteveD » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:39 am

Zombie Master wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Lets say there was a motorcycle virus, and all the airheads disappeared. What would you ride? :ugeek:
Guzzi. I've always liked those 1100 sports from the early 90's.
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by enigmaT120 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:30 am

Daytona 675. Not that I've ever ridden one.
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by Steve in Golden » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:28 am

I'd ride a 2012 BMW R1200GS

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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by Rob » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:46 am

SteveD wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:39 am
Zombie Master wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Lets say there was a motorcycle virus, and all the airheads disappeared. What would you ride? :ugeek:
Guzzi. I've always liked those 1100 sports from the early 90's.
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by Zombie Master » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:04 pm

Yea Guzzis are an obvious choice for Airhead riders. Had one myself.
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by SteveD » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:35 pm

Jeff (ME109) had one, I've had one too.
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Re: If there were no Airheads

Post by Wobbly » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:49 am

Toss between...
• Suzuki SV650 "V-Strom"
• Triumph 3-cylinder ~1000cc (most probably an ST)
• BMW Oilhead or Hexhead GS

Nothing Italian. No K bikes. No 4-cylinder anything. No Harley or Buell. I highly prefer European twins, 900-1000cc.
After 20 years as a professional bike mechanic and 30 years as an engineer I know just enough to be dangerous !

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