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Greetings From Louisiana

Dal Aymond
Active Member

Hi, I live in Louisiana and just joined the Airheads.  I've been riding for close to fifty years, but I've only owned a BMW for about a week.  I now have a '77 R75/7, with about 16,000 original miles on it.  It starts easy, and runs and rides good.  I'm hoping to learn how to do most of the servicing, tune ups, adjustments, and regular maintenance.

This topic was modified 11 months ago 2 times by Dal Aymond
Topic starter Posted : 08/24/2021 17:09
Richard Whatley
Member Moderator

Welcome Aboard !

You'll find the bikes easy to ride and easier to work on. Your bike is beautiful and well worth taking care of! 

Any bike with mileage that low has been sitting somewhere for a long time. If it was the previous owner, then you'll notice that the bike runs better and better over the first 5000 miles. 

To start with you should review the tips in the following article. If you have any questions, we're always here to help...


All the best.

[color=blue]Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

Posted : 08/26/2021 13:58
Dal Aymond
Active Member

@wobbly , thank you for the welcome.

Topic starter Posted : 08/27/2021 11:29
Gregory Popovich
Estimable Member

 Welcome! Nice bike - are the tires okay = what are the date codes? I never ride on tires more than 6 years old. You need a rubber boot for your shifter - enjoy I have 4 airheads love maintaining them myself.



Posted : 09/16/2021 18:23
David Elkow
Estimable Member

Hello and welcome!  Beautiful bike!  I’m from “up north”, but now live in Texas. We have a large RV port attached to our home, where my airhead is routinely parked. I was using a nice cover to try to keep it clean and dry … but covers can be a pain as well. So I bought this CycleShell gizmo. They are made in Colorado. So far I really like it. Very convenient. 

I offer this only because I see your bike in a carport. You might also have a nice garage space. I unfortunately lost my nice garage in the move south. 


Posted : 09/19/2021 10:18


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