airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by datchew, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Enduralast Alternator Question:

    Where did you guys hang the rectifier/regulator unit on your GS?

    :scratch

    The recommended location is only going to work on the standard /5,/6,/7 type bikes, not the GS and maybe none of the mono-shock bikes.

    Where'd all ya'all hang yours?

    I'm thinking under the tank where the original regulator lived, but would prefer a location a little windier.

    Bob Loblaw
  2. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    On the far left. I put all the warning stickers that came with it on the reg in case I decide to move it later. this is where I saw a lot of other folks mount it. Another popular place is where the stock horn mounts behind the front fender for people that have put on Stebel air horns.
  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Thanks for the tip, bgoodsoil. :thumb :thumb

    I had to move a few relays around to make room, but it fits under there quite nicely.

    Hopefully it'll get enough cooling air in that location. :huh

    I used the coil's power lead to supply "keyed power" to the unit. Anyone else wire theirs in a similar manner? Should I be concerned about over taxing the coil's power lead?

    I have no idea how much current the unit draws and was sort of at the mercy of the instructions that advised to use any keyed power source that was handy. :dunno Guess it's not a big current draw or they wouldn't have been so liberal in their recommendations? :dunno :scratch

    Here's hoping.

    Has anyone on the board used one for a lengthy period of time can report on reliability, durability etc?

    :ear

    thanks again,
    Lornce
  4. bereahorn

    bereahorn Long timer

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    Thanks for the info. Very helpful as I have also acquired a points-in-a -can and correct coils for my PD.
  5. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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  6. mattygeee

    mattygeee Oyster Gardener

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    Can someone confirm that this is the battery? http://www.beiterbattery.com/toyo12volt1820ahslabattery.aspx

    I need to order a new one ASAP. Thanks!
  7. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    I cannot confirm that this is the battery that wirewrkr used, but I have that size on my /6, and it has worked perfectly for a year plus. The 18ah should be OK. These pack a lotta punch in their little package. SLA= sealed lead acid, which is a no-maintenance type which will not spill acid on the bike as it charges and discharges. All around, a good choice, especially given the $$$...

    :D
  8. ChemistOnWheels

    ChemistOnWheels Batteries ... Included!

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    Hey all!

    There was a question earlier in this thread about an OEM Air filter ... I need a new on for a /7. Any Fram or such that would work? I could *make* one from the old filter by cutting holes in it, and then wrapping the old air filter with 'air filtration' cloth ... but I'd like a source for a new one ...

    Any hints out there?

    Fred
  9. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Looking for a seat for a R100Rs, also looking for rear sets and bar backs for the same bike.Any ideas where to start looking?
    thanks
  10. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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  11. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Try www.siebenrock.com
  12. djaabrams

    djaabrams BMW GS Addicted

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    Try Omar's for the rearsets, http://omarsdtr.com/BMWvrs.html

    Original seats can be had from Bob's BMW in Jessup, MD. If you want a good aftermarket to mate up with the RS rear seat cowl, try Corbin seats. They have a lot of BMW seats.

    As far as the barbacks, you might consider changing the bars with BMW K75S handlebars. More comfortable riding position than the RS bars, without the worry of having to change wiring and cables like barbacks may make you do. I did this conversion on my R100S which someone had put some off brand bars on, and I am happy with the riding position.

    Good luck!:freaky
  13. Rucksta

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  14. StephenB

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  15. ChemistOnWheels

    ChemistOnWheels Batteries ... Included!

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    Thanks Rucksta!!!
  16. datchew

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    can anyone here refer me to what is available, and where i can get it from, in terms of air pods for an r65.
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    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Thanks for the help, ya'all :wink:
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    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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  20. P B G

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    As in clamp on cone type airfilters? Cafe style? You have a diameter of your carbs?