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Swordofwords

It is only a good carb can support a Bud. LOL still can get it to display online....willl keep trying

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Mighty Manfred

We could argue about what beer is best, but since my tour in West Germany, I've found it not worth debating about American beer :-)

 

Picture posts here are pretty simple.

 

This string, with [] instead of {} will plaster your picture in the thread.

 

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Who's your passenger?

 

 

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Swordofwords

A Duck. He got flirted with more than I did, the cad!

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Swordofwords
BeemerClan587787.jpg like this? Airheads behind the K100LT

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Swordofwords

Background 58 R69, the 77 with sidecar. still looking for the R80 pics.

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Mighty Manfred

Nice looking flying brick. Good thing your duck is wearying a helmet - sounds like a valuable asset.

 

Your location is illogical. Should be: USA. Wyoming. Casper

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Swordofwords
SidecarwithaDuck.jpg Better shot at sidehack. She sputters and spits so I have some unknown tinkering to do.

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johnlt

MY R75/5 I recently sold (sorry now)

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My current R80RT

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Mighty Manfred

johnlt - Your beautiful R80RT reminds me of my bike, until I wrecked it a couple months ago.

 

Indeed - got to watch out for stuff our kids "borrow" :-)

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Fubar
We could argue about what beer is best, but since my tour in West Germany, I've found it not worth debating about American beer :-)

West Germany hasn't existed for over 20 years. :dopeslap:

My rule: "A good beer doesn't need propaganda." Craft beers rock!

Was this a hijack? Sorry.

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Swordofwords

There is beer and their is bier. Learning the lessons of the Swiss Army knife, not the Sliss ahmy knives mad in the orient, the hybrids,music, and being anomnivour; there is nothing that says we can't have and enjoy all of the above. The closest I've been to Germany was the two raft mates, of the raft:110808_12591Eulenspiegel-1.jpg, powered by an airhead (me) and them:Image68je.jpgLOL Still German powered, tho!

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Swordofwords

This took us down the Missouri and the Mississippi back in 81 (an 81 airhead powered machine?)

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Mighty Manfred
We could argue about what beer is best, but since my tour in West Germany, I've found it not worth debating about American beer :-)

West Germany hasn't existed for over 20 years. :dopeslap:

My rule: "A good beer doesn't need propaganda." Craft beers rock!

Was this a hijack? Sorry.

 

When I was stationed there, it was West Germany.

 

The beer is still good, at least during my last visit - to Germany - in 2005.

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Rinkydink
It is only a good carb can support a Bud. LOL still can get it to display online....willl keep trying

 

Or fill the can with gas from the petcock leak!

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Fubar
We could argue about what beer is best, but since my tour in West Germany, I've found it not worth debating about American beer :-)

West Germany hasn't existed for over 20 years. :dopeslap:

My rule: "A good beer doesn't need propaganda." Craft beers rock!

Was this a hijack? Sorry.

 

When I was stationed there, it was West Germany.

 

The beer is still good, at least during my last visit - to Germany - in 2005.

Good to know as I plan on going next year for the first time. Oktoberfest, motorcycles and seeing where my dad was stationed in the 60's.

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Philbie

Ok, I am now the proud owner of a 1985 R80. I know nothing when it comes to restoring bikes, but i just love it, so have to go there.

 

Here she is, needing a bit of TLC, but happy.

 

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Mighty Manfred

Philbie,

 

You will love it! Suspension improvements are a good investment (I have Progressive on both ends - opinions are many). The mono-shock R80 handles very good and loves twisty roads. It will run at 80 mph all day long, but you will want to keep her off the slabs and enjoy the lesser roads with more character.

 

Good help here and http://boxerworks.com/forum2/

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SinNH

I've had six, still have the 84 R100RT Last Edition I got new--

187,000 on it-- :thumbsup:

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Stephen_Chase

Count me in too.

 

I suggest we should have a dedicated forum.

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Philbie
Philbie,

 

You will love it! Suspension improvements are a good investment (I have Progressive on both ends - opinions are many). The mono-shock R80 handles very good and loves twisty roads. It will run at 80 mph all day long, but you will want to keep her off the slabs and enjoy the lesser roads with more character.

 

Good help here and http://boxerworks.com/forum2/

 

thanks for the info, I'm enjoying it in it's current state. So much so, i don't feel like pulling it to pieces right now, so might just make some minor cosmetic fixes and ride it around for a few years first. I am amazed just how comfortable it is, Whilst it doesn't quite compare to my 2006 R1200RT, it's a bloody good bike for it's vintage and still heaps of fun.

 

thanks for the link, very interesting site! and will come in handy for future reference.

 

By fortune, I managed to pick up a mint condition owners manual, service book and warranty booklets to add to the mix. they belonged to a collector, and are like new.

 

cheers,

Phil

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Labdaddy

I own three and an oilhead. Love the airheads.

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tazplas

Is anyone keeping count or do i have to read all 13 pages? :lurk:

 

Steve

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Mighty Manfred
Is anyone keeping count or do i have to read all 13 pages? :lurk:

 

Steve

 

That's a good question! I don't think anyone is keeping count

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97oilhead

Add my name to the list.

 

My hexhead mostly stays covered. I just love my '95 R100R Classic an airhead with brakes!

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Mighty Manfred

I've been mostly a Yamaha guy since 1969. My '87 R80RT is my first beemer and it's the best handling, most comfortable, most enjoyable bike I've ever ridden.

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FLrider

 

 

New to me......

 

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Paul Mihalka

NICE! :thumbsup:

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UberXY

Bought new in '86, restored in '11:

 

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Mighty Manfred

UberXY - Wow! That's beautiful! Thanks for posting the picture.

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Les is more

Just for the record, you're at 52 or so. :thumbsup:

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FLrider
Bought new in '86, restored in '11:

 

 

Absolutely stunning. Definitely a deviation from the standard colors and it looks great!

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roadscholar
Just for the record, you're at 52 or so. :thumbsup:

 

Add two more, a Bumblebee (bzzzzz) and a turquoise R100R with a big BOXER decal across the tank. One day I'll get some photos.

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UberXY
Bought new in '86, restored in '11:

 

 

Absolutely stunning. Definitely a deviation from the standard colors and it looks great!

 

Thank you. When I bought the bike in '86, I wanted a proper black one. However, the dealer offered me $200 off to take Azore Blue, so I bought it. When it came time to repaint it, largely because the tank needed a little welding around the petcocks, I thought for sure I would just paint it black. But the blue had grown on me over the years, so we went for the two tone.

 

It still runs like a champ, all 39 horsepower of it. I've also had an R1150RT, an R1100S, and an S1000RR - they have all gone, but the R65 looks like it will be with me for a long time.

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FLrider
Bought new in '86, restored in '11:

 

 

Absolutely stunning. Definitely a deviation from the standard colors and it looks great!

 

I thought for sure I would just paint it black. But the blue had grown on me over the years, so we went for the two tone.

 

 

I think it's awesome but you realize that, in the eyes of the purists, you have committed sacrilege.....

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Paul Mihalka

"It still runs like a champ, all 39 horsepower of it"

 

Hey, don't underrate your bike. It has 48 horsepower! Beautiful job! :thumbsup:

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nrp

This is the winter for my little bare 1975 R90/6 with the small fuel tank & low compression gaskets for annual attention & general rebuild. Bought it new & is still original as much as possible. Runs like a steam engine.

 

It seemed so big after the '69 Honda 350!

 

I didn't know airheads went here under Non R bikes.....

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Mighty Manfred

When I first found this forum, I asked why no airheads. And I was pointed to this non-R bike sub-forum. My airhead IS and R bike - but since it ain't one of the newer models, we get relegated to this non-R bike place. But at least it's a place!

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lomax

I loves me airheads.

 

Ones past.

 

R75/5

 

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R90/6

 

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R80 RT

 

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current one 84 R100RS

 

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I never seem to grow tired of them

 

Marc

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Skywagon

1979 r100 rt

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Hollow Road Rider

Me too!

Picking up my new-to-me '94 R100R.

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97oilhead
Me too!

Picking up my new-to-me '94 R100R.

 

Great bike! My R100R is my favorite bike. An Airhead with great brakes.

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CVA-42

Haven't been without an airhead since 1971 when I bought my R60/5. Still have it along with a '66 R27, '69 R60/2, '76 R75/6, and an '82 R100. The 75/6 is the cover story of the current edition of Classic BMW Motorrader magazine.

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DonW

Uh, besides those listed in my signature below, I've had about 6-7 other airheads that I bought as basket cases, or wrecks and either parted out or rebuilt. And a R100S, and a R100RT...

 

My R80ST's were the best- just too small for me...

 

Looking for my next one now..

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mbelectric

Like to find an R100RS 78 to 85 in good cosmetic shape, but sour motor, for a project. (I know, that's usually backward from what ya find).. Back in 78 opted for an 80/7 instead. Loved that bike, but always wanted the RS.

 

;)

 

 

MB>

 

 

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SinNH

I'm still riding my 84 LE I bought new.

Have owned a total of six.

 

S

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SlashTwo

New member here and an Airhead Owner for 22yrs.

Guess what I've got!!

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Mighty Manfred
New member here and an Airhead Owner for 22yrs.

Guess what I've got!!

 

Boy - that's a tough one! What Airhead would a fella who goes by "SlashTwo" own? Anybody gotta clue?

 

Welcome to the site! Let's make this place known for its airheads!

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lkchris

Down to one, now.

 

Rode the '84 RS purchased new for almost 28 years, then traded it for R1200RT. Then bought R1100S traded in for the RS.

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