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Old 10-25-2008, 05:05 AM   #16
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Reinforcing the tabs is prolly a good idea. My G/S covers came that way, probably as a result of being broken at some point. I'll get some pics later today. Right now I'm leaving them off.

Years ago I recall seeing "leashes" sold for a couple of bucks in the Bob's BMW catalog. Don't even know if the catalog still exists, but I'd call Bob's and ask about them.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:30 AM   #17
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It's the little triangle piece on the left side...I don't mind the naked look...but can I ride the bike with the piece missing (part of the battery is exposed)? especially in the rain?

Since the bike is 25 years old...I'm not sure if I can find the replacement...

Is this what you're looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-A...mZ170273135473
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:22 PM   #18
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Don't think so...the piece i'm looking for is bigger - for R80ST(1983). The one shown on ebay is from R80, 1987...Thanks for trying.

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Old 11-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #19
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Pictures as promised. Sorry for the delay:


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Old 11-08-2008, 02:01 PM   #20
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Thanks AW!

That's a great fix... lucky me I happen to have 3 spare side covers and now I can fit a set, paint 'em black and put 'em on my G/S
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #21
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Check for the side covers on Ebay.

$100+ for tatpart is highway robbery.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:42 AM   #22
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Trade sidecovers?

I've got a blue R80G/S left sidecover and I need a white one (to keep wife from burning leg on pipe). Rather than paint it over (it's got pretty nice factorry paint), I thought I'd ask if anyone has the opposite and wants the blue in exchange for white?

It's longshot, but I hate to paint over the blue

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:30 AM   #23
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I've got a blue R80G/S left sidecover and I need a white one (to keep wife from burning leg on pipe). Rather than paint it over (it's got pretty nice factorry paint), I thought I'd ask if anyone has the opposite and wants the blue in exchange for white?

It's longshot, but I hate to paint over the blue

Well, I need the blue one, but I don't have the white one. Did you recently get this off Ebay? I was wondering who snagged the left blue one (I got the right side). Anyway, maybe we can work something out where I buy the blue one off you at a price that makes sense for both of us so you can either get a new one or wait until another white one shows up. Please send me a PM or email. Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:32 AM   #24
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Motobins in the UK sells them unpainted and cheaper even w/ the exchange rate.

http://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfin...le=SIDE+PANELS
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:49 AM   #25
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Lots of the BMW prices are hard to swallow. Though it might be harder to swallow if they didn't offer them anymore. We probably need to appreciate the fact that for something like my 1973 /5 they still offer well over 90% of the parts. I don't know if there's any other company that comes close.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:33 AM   #26
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Lots of the BMW prices are hard to swallow. Though it might be harder to swallow if they didn't offer them anymore. We probably need to appreciate the fact that for something like my 1973 /5 they still offer well over 90% of the parts. I don't know if there's any other company that comes close.
AMEN! pretty amazing that I can still buy almost every OEM part for a bike almost 30 years old.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:37 PM   #27
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Lots of the BMW prices are hard to swallow. Though it might be harder to swallow if they didn't offer them anymore. We probably need to appreciate the fact that for something like my 1973 /5 they still offer well over 90% of the parts. I don't know if there's any other company that comes close.
Try that with a 73 or even an 83 honda!
Good luck!
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