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Caleb Frederick
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Hi, I’m Caleb Frederick in Huntsville, AL.  I was introduced to Airheads when I was young and my Dad bought a new 1980 R100RT Red Smoke.  He later gave that bike to me and I’ve recently completed its restoration after it sat for over 20 years (see photo).  I bought my first Airhead in 2000… a 1973 75/5 LWB.  Since then, I’ve owned other BMWs including Airheads (and a well-known Italian brand).

Over the years, I’ve done most mechanical and electrical work on my bikes and have a well-stocked garage including lift to make this possible.  For ‘specialty’ work, I am fortunate to be semi-local to Rick Jones of Motorrad Elektrik.

If you’re in or passing through the Huntsville area and you’re interested in a coffee, BT, or need assistance, feel free to reach out.

Posted : 11/13/2022 10:46
David Elkow
Posts: 219
Reputable Member

Hello, and WELCOME from the bottom of Texas. Beautiful RT!  Very cool that it was your Dad’s. I’ve never met Rick, but I’ve had some good phone time with him. Great that he is in your vicinity. Certainly one of the “good guys”. Hope you find your membership to be enjoyable and useful. Lots of good knowledge out there!

Posted : 11/13/2022 12:34
Richard Whatley
Posts: 2337

Welcome from NE Georgia !

Great looking RT you have there.

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

Posted : 11/14/2022 05:22
Eric Morales
Posts: 48
Trusted Member

Hi Caleb,

    Welcome and Wow! Very nicely restored. 

V/R Eric

Posted : 11/19/2022 16:02
Peter Miller
Posts: 1
New Member

Well, it's pretty quiet in this "intro" thread, but I'll go ahead and introduce myself anyway.

I'm Peter, living in Hillsdale, NY in beautiful Columbia County.  Been here about 2 1/2 years after retiring from teaching elementary school in Westchester County (Ossining to be specific) for almost 30 years.

I have a 1984 R80ST I bought a couple of months after moving to the country, previous bike was almost 30 years prior, a 1972 R75/5 which I owned for a couple of years.

I attended Greg's tech day down in New Fairfield, CT and had a great time looking at all the old bikes and watching folks work on them.

Here's a picture of my ST...

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Posted : 11/20/2022 12:40
Greer Rising
Posts: 1
New Member

@peter-miller Wow, It sure is quiet!  Nice ride.  Welcome!

Posted : 01/16/2023 18:10
Doyle Smith
Posts: 9
Active Member

Welcome to the Airheads! We've got great riding here in NW Arkansas. If you can make this way, I'll stake you to lunch and show you some of the good roads. I'm in the Dairectory.

Posted : 03/07/2023 19:42


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