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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2008, 9:09 pm Thread Starter
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If you were going to buy an airhead....

I have this recurring bug to buy a classic airhead (had a '79 R65 for a couple of years) and am looking for opinions from this illustrious (and opinionated) group.

Budget constraints eliminate the desirable collectibles - /2s, R90s, r65ls, R100GS.

So, for $3-4k, what's the collective experience of the forum. Would be ridden 1k-3k/year, mostly short rides but an occasional 300-400 mile trek.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2008, 12:27 am
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r60, r65 or r90 are great choices. timeless. too bad you don't have access to sacramento bay area. there are tons of those bikes around her and most are in your price range or below.

r-50/2 would be my first choice but are a little more costly.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 2008, 9:38 pm
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R100/7;R100RT/RS.R75/5 or/6.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 2008, 5:46 pm
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The only thing I can tell you about the airheads I've liked is they were all blonde's........Pete
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2008, 3:42 am
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Like JGR451 said, you can't go wrong with a /6 or /7. I've had my /6 over 20 years, and I never get tired of riding it.
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