Airhead Flea Market Thread (closed and archived)

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by apt13, May 4, 2012.

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  1. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    The /5 bikes are model years 1970 to 1973. They started with what became known as the SWB, Short Wheel Base, models and later the wheel base was lengthened by the extension of several parts of the frame. To begin with the swing arm is longer in a LWB bike, Long Wheel Base. This longer part can sometimes be recognized by welds in the drive shaft tube of the swing arm, but that is not a diffinative touch because the swing arm may be a longer one with out the welds.

    [​IMG] Picture stolen from Duane Ausherman.


    The sub frame is longer and the seat is longer on a LWB bike.

    To make this more confusing there is no cut off or model change date. For a while they made both LWB and SWB bikes. And in the later 70's and 80's it was popular to make a LWB /6 or /7 into a SWB bike by swapping some parts around. You just have to learn how to spot them

    How all this effects the luggage is interesting. The bag frames attach to several places. On a LWB bike the frames are different. The bags are the same but not the frames.
  2. civhatch90

    civhatch90 Been here awhile

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    Looking for fork tubes (do not need the entire front end, just the tubes) for a 1974 R90/6.
  3. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Really? I thought it was the subframe that was different, but the frames have the same geometry - though there may be differences in construction or tabs etc.
  4. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    You are correct.
  5. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    This paragraph, two sentences, is about the bags. So it says the "bag frames" are different, not the bike frames. I did mention earlier that the "sub frames" are different.

    This does get confusing. There is the bike frame, the bike sub frame, the bag frame.

    All the bike frames are the same length.

    On short or long wheel base bikes the sub frames and the bag frames correspond to the model. Seats also are either SWB or LWB.

    Just trying to make it some what clearer but of course any time I do that it gets more confusing. :evil
  6. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Google "Forking By Frank" if you're looking for new at a good price.
  7. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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  8. dan-o

    dan-o Adventurer

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    looking for a good used exhaust crossover tube/clamps and a choke lever assy for a /5. building a bike on a tight budget. thanks
    edit (found the choke lever) still need the crossover
  9. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Bend yourself some of these out of some heavy wire. Solved.

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  10. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    According to BMW these are no longer available. Good spokes, runs true. Light corrosion on the spoke nipples and hub. I will have the tire removed before shipping. $400 or OBO plus shipping.

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    Sidesand is in pretty good shape. Has a couple of holes drilled in the foot. $75.00

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  11. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Hoover vacuum tube from the local shop spares bin. Perfect fit, but don't get a plastic one!
  12. tete

    tete clown shoes

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    I made some from using some the old cable from the original pull and a photography pin top cap. works great and looks the part. I do have the magura one that came with my bike if youre interested however. i will not be using it as my bike is far from a restore.
  13. headtube

    headtube 6 mesas de invierno!

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    Looking for a center stand for a 79 R100 RS. Please and thank you.
  14. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    21"x1.85" Excel Rim laced to new /5 hub. Perfect for building your airhead scrambler/dirtbike! Built by Woody's Wheelworks. With installed new bearings, 40 stainless spokes, etc. etc. The best possible offroad wheel. I got it to build my dualsport airhead, but I have gone with a Honda front end. Did I mention it's new? $400 plus actual shipping cost from Nor Cal.

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  15. DJones

    DJones Been here awhile

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    Anybody got a set of Lesters I can use on a R90/6?
  16. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    why won't ya put it in flea market?
  17. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Folks that make stuff and sell it are required to post in vendors.
  18. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    Anyone have a set of rdubbs or hpmguys yokes to fit wp4860's ? I see a few were sold but not too many threads about people fitting them. THanks for looking...
  19. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Suspension & Brakes
    R90S dual disc front end
    Tarozzi fork brace
    Spiegler braided brake lines
    BMW handlebar mount master cylinder
    Brake pads are like new
    New wide Euro handlebars
    New fork seals and fork oil
    Progressive brand fork springs
    Steering head bearing lubed and adjusted(in great shape)
    New Magura grips
    Koni shocks

    Transmission
    5 speed kickstart transmission-Lever included
    Spline lube
    Clutch inspected(great shape)
    New clutch cable
    New driveshaft boot & bolts

    Carburetors
    Rebuilt carburetors with stainless steel hardware
    Pod style air filters(new)
    New throttle cables
    Boxer Metal choke pulls
    New cloth braided fuel line and inline filters(not the yellow line in pictures-It leaked)

    Service & Tuning
    Engine oil & filter with BMW filter and oil
    Transmission, driveshaft & rear drive oil replaced
    New fork oil
    New brake fluid
    New points, spark plugs & plug wires

    Custom Accessories
    Boxer Metal rear sets
    Boxer Metal Acewell mount/ignition switch relocating bracket
    Boxer Metal ignition switch plug
    Boxer Metal alloy swing arm pivot caps
    Boxer Metal choke pulls
    Boxer Metal air box block off plate
    Boxer Metal alloy battery relocation kit
    Boxer Metal 70mm enameled tank badges
    Boxer Metal license plate/ tail light with Lucas style tail light
    Boxer Metal fender eliminator
    Boxer Metal frame braces
    Acewell electronic speedometer and tachometer
    New Westco AGM Platinum Series battery
    Black powder coated Hella style bar end turn signals(new)
    Bumm headlight mounted mirrors(new)
    Black powder coated headlight ring
    Yellow H4 headlight bulb cover(removeable)
    Reproduction Gulari bmw sport seat
    Replica Dunstall mufflers(new)
    Tarozzi fork brace
    Reynolds ride off stand

    Custom Work & Detailing
    The frame has been cleaned and painted where needed
    Some of the original hardware was re-plated and some of the bike has original R90S hardware.

    Gold anodized Boxer Metal rear sets
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    Boxer Metal Tail light/License plate light kit with a Lucas style tail light
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    Boxer Metal fender eliminator front half
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    Rebuilt carburetors with stainless hardware and pod style filters
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    Boxer Metal rear sets & alloy swing arm caps
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    Yellow headlight bulb cover and Bumm handlebar mounts mirrors
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    R90S dual disc front end, Euro low handlebars, Boxer Metal enameled tank badges.
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    Black powder coated Hella style bar end turn signals, Acewell electronic speedometer/tachometer & Tarozzi fork brace
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    Gulari reproduction sport seat and Koni shocks
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    Boxer Metal breather filter & choke pulls
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    Black powder coated headlight rim(small ding not pictured)
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    Dunstall replica mufflers
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    This is what the Dunstall replicas sound like on a BMW R90
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    The gas tank and front fender are original paint with lots of cool
    patina. There are some bumps and bruises but over all this bike has a
    great look.

    Runs super strong and the dual disc work very well. I bought this bike to build something fun/cool out of because it was
    super original but missing some of the bigger ticket items to replace like the instruments.

    If I have not mentioned something it is probably because I didn't think of it. The rear tire has a lot of tread but is looking a little old.


    I have the title in hand. The Boxer Metal license
    plate is not included.

    Asking 5600.00 OBO
  20. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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