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    Got myself an Airhead

    I'm now an Airhead owner

    And Lucy............... is some Airhead

    Lucy is sister to Lara, another Q-Tech R80 G/S owned by Chris (CTFT) and both bikes were built by 2 friends in Belgium, I believe

    I am extremely grateful to Chris for faciltating the purchase of such a special machine, I owe you more than a few pints and supper
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    ah waaaaant it

    Nice bike matey, and health to ride

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    Another pic with the 'spare PD tank' it also came with.....................




    She sure is pretty..................that tank looks so cool



    Can I join your Monolever register, Rob??
    JohnnyBoxer

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    That's a fine looking bike there Johnny. Good for you.
    There are two opinions of the GS. There are those who have ridden one who think its fantastic and there are those who haven't who know its crap.

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    Now i do like that
    You lucky chap...I want one

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    you got sorted in the end then JB,
    and it has one of them holy grails you were on about.
    at least you dont have the indicator woes that rob has

    the bike looks nearly as nice as an original G/S


    you could hav enicked the driveshaft of the 1100 it was parked next to

    and made one of these:
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    "Happy GS ing , G/S ing and StreetCarving!

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    Cheers Jason..............

    I do like the ones with Oilhead drive trains
    JohnnyBoxer

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    Nice purchase Mr Boxer esq !!

    Looks the dogs danglies....you WILL have to tell us all the spec ( love that front end

    Guy that built it must have been real upset to see her go !!!!!!

    Cheers Kenny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Holloway
    Now i do like that
    You lucky chap...I want one
    Down Boy......You've got enough already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny
    Nice purchase Mr Boxer esq !!

    Looks the dogs danglies....you WILL have to tell us all the spec ( love that front end

    Guy that built it must have been real upset to see her go !!!!!!

    Cheers Kenny
    Basically she started life as a R80GS Monolever (probably a PD of 1988 vintage)

    In 2004/2005 she was transformed into a special GS

    The front frame was strengthened (HPN style) and powdercoated GS Basic blue and the Q Tech rear end was added

    The motor was overhauled and checked, then a Siebenrock 1000cc kit was added, taking her up to 60+hp, together with a new Cam for more torque and a gearbox overhaul, with HPN lower 1st and longer 5th gearing added

    Rear swing arm & shaft was extended, by HPN and a long travel Moto - X piggyback Ohlins with 3 way adjustment, was added

    The front end is a new 2005 spec Yamaha WR450 48mm KYB unit, with 250mm Nissin rotor, caliper and master cylinder, matched to a WR450 Excel front wheel and hub. Springs were upgraded and forks revalved, for the extra weight of the boxer.

    Fatbars and clamps were also added, together with a TT IMO computer.

    Exhaust is off a stock Mono GS, mated to a Cagiva Elefant Alloy silencer

    She came with both the 32 litre Mono PD tank, which has just been refurbished to new condition and is superb, plus the smaller tank suitable off roading excursions.

    She looks absolutely gorgeous with the PD tank, which blends into the Q Tech rear end a treat

    So there we have it..................

    Here a selection of pics from the build















    The finished article.........







    She was entered into a couple of Dutch events, which her original Belgian owner either won or won his class..................so she can shift



    As with any Airhead there is still a few jobs.............namely

    New switchgear and the exhaust system to sort out, possibly Keihan front end mated to a Siebenrock or HPN rear silencer, plus maybe a better headlight/cockpit.......but I quite like the Enduro one


    So there we have it....................a superb machine and very different to my Adv

    I'm sure we'll have lots of fun
    JohnnyBoxer

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    Well done JB

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    She`s a beaut,JB

    Well done,fella
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    Every time I see one of them I want one, What a beauty

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    No wonder you were so cagey in your PM. Thats a cracking bike Johnny

    How does she steer with those yolks? I've got a set of those forks sitting in my garage. I didn't know how they would steer with the different offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Farmer
    No wonder you were so cagey in your PM. Thats a cracking bike Johnny

    How does she steer with those yolks? I've got a set of those forks sitting in my garage. I didn't know how they would steer with the different offset.
    They're 48mm KYB's (+ WP springs) with Yamaha WR yokes

    Seems to track pretty well

    Turning circle's not the best I've ever experienced, but I guess you get used to it, seems ok to me though, you're welcome to inspect closer when you're up this way, Rob
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    Yes Sir, very nice one!

    Cheers,
    Michel

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