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Airtech closing shop

Discussion in 'General' started by This old Rz, Feb 16, 2024.

  1. RS_NX5

    RS_NX5 Member

    I'd love to go and buy a few sets, bit short on cash rn...
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  2. Critter

    Critter Registered

    "I crashed my bike 15 times and the bodywork held up great" Those that know, know....That's my Kent Ritches story
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  3. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Maybe but the only bloke who might want them already has nearly everything.

  4. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    LOL yeah I think its a west coast thing... generally, if you crash your bike on a west coast track, your bike and your gear are pretty much gone. Kent's bodywork is nice and thick to help with that.
  5. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    Hey @ghetto customs , why don’t you expand your bodywork empire and pick up some of the Airtech tooling if it’s available?
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  6. Critter

    Critter Registered

    Nice reply, but only the older guys on here that are close to me will get that one....
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  7. backbone

    backbone scarred for life

    That thick Airtech body work sucked imo. I used to have their hexcell on my TZ in the mid 90's. I think it was mid 80's bodywork. Anyway it was like Sharskinz became, nice and flexable and thin.
    Then I bought another set for a GSXR becauser that hexcell was so nice. It was the thick ass non flexible crap and I only bought Airtech from then on for vintage bike builds.
  8. evakat

    evakat Well-Known Member

    Where is their physical address?
    Wonder how big their warehouse of molds and tooling is???
  9. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

  10. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    I remember when the AFM would make you go away for a while if you crashed more than x times in a season
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  11. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    That was stupid, crash twice in same season and you sit home next race. Think they changed later to if both crashes are in practice you sit practice, but can race. Which is even more stupid :)
    You are considered dangerous rider if you crash twice same season. I got hit by this rule in 97. My first year with AFM was 96, 0 crashes and won championship. Next year (97) I had one crash at beginning of season and one later in season, just low sides by myself. Had to sit following race weekend. Weekend after that I am no dangerous any more and could race again :)
  12. Peter Hively

    Peter Hively Registered

    I think that was the Jeff Hagan rule? Dude had some big ones! I dunno if the throttle stuck or what, but before they put the Nascar chute in between 4 and 7 at Sonoma you were facing a wall of dirt as you went in there. IIRC Hagan's bike went up the wall, over the fence, over the spectators and landed behind them...luckily.
  13. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    I forget the name of the race steward back then. Man I hated her. Always looking for trouble with the Los Angeles people like me.
  14. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    But yet the same club would allow you to practice your start procedure/hole shots in the opposite direction on pit out? Gotta love the land of fruit and nuts!
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  15. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    There was a time when they had a 250 Ninja class with HUGE grids and everyone was trying to race every weekend. So to dismiss the squids they put in the crash and you're gone for a while clause?
  16. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    No, that was not reason. Every class had big grids back then, they had wait list. You enter but it does not mean you will race, even if you leading in class points :)
    Problem was expert and novice were gridded together, no separate races. That made grids big and limit was 75.
    I hated their rule book, reason I stopped racing with them.
  17. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    She is still there if you want to make comeback :)
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  18. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    After the post I just made, I doubt I would be allowed anywhere near AFM :)
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  19. Norton 357

    Norton 357 Well-Known Member

    I just received notification that a seat I ordered from Air Tech a couple of months ago is on the way. I guess he is still filling the orders he has
  20. Brad

    Brad Swollen Member

    Gave me a flashback to Sunday afternoons long ago. The f4 that wouldn't die!:crackup:

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