airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

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

  1. kaptnken

    kaptnken n00b

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    Almost forgot this...got a replacement voltage regulator for the R80/7 by taking the old one to the auto parts store and having them cross reference the number. Turns out it's a stock VW regulator, about $15.

    Didn't save the box it came it as this was a year or so ago but I just took the original to my local Auto Zone and had them match the part number on the original. And unfortunately, the replacement doesn't seem to have much in the way of markings as seen below.

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  2. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Replacement bumpers for under seats and perhaps tool boxes...

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  3. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    Thanks Lobo!
  4. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    We need part numbers and pics for this please.




    Solo. Added.
  5. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota 29th scroll; 6th verse

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    Not in US, but good to know for your next ride to Russia!
  6. RandyB

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    Grant Piston Rings part # P1449.000 work great in R100 engines, so far. I put them in my GS and so far, so good. I couldn't find the Fed Mogul rings. I'm told they're discontinued.

    They're going into the RT next.
  7. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    i picked up a couple of fairly inexpensive torque wrenches at the local auto parts store. one for lb-ft, one for lb-in. they come with handy conversion tables.

    i take them to work and check them against a calibrated master once a year or so, and so far they've been fine.
  8. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    That is just the standard price for factory airfilters.
    I have a source for after market for about half. I'll verify and get back with a post.
    Robert
  9. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    You must be talking about the Uni-filter brand...
  10. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    In Oz Uni filters are foam - Munich Motorcycles have one to fit the GS but the aint cheap.
  11. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    I think they're the oiled type, similar to the K&N.
  12. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    Wemoto, a English aftermarkes supplier, have Kyoto disks for the R100GS for less than half the price anyone else sells disks for.

    I fitted one recently.

    They work better with Vesrah pads than EBC HH pads did with the OEM disk, best Ive had.

    And the combination was 25% the cost of a new EBC disc/pad set up here in Oz .

    Kyoto are OEM equipment manufacturers in Japan so quality shouldnt be an issue.
  13. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    You can get them re-foamed - not cheap - but they do a good job.
    Washable[​IMG]
  14. cathouse willy

    cathouse willy just some guy

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    Hello all I'm new to this forum and to airheads. I'm shopping for an older R series to mount my sidecar to.My question is are parts available for the 1960's and up models? Are there any parts that can't be easily found. I'm going to look at a 75 r90/6 as soon as the owner gets back to town.Anything I should be aware of on this model? Thanks in advance
    Bill
  15. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Bill,

    All the answer lie at the link below!

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.asp
  16. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Cathouse: first of all, WELCOME to the assylum...

    You might want to just start a thread with your question, more people would see it... on the other hand, there are many many many threads throughout that address the various issues with airheads. Do a search. The 90/6 is, by coincidence, considered one of the very best of a very good line of bikes. They do have their foibles, yes, but there are a lot of bikes still running around, with very happy owners and riders.

    The reference above to the MAX BMW fiche will show you that yes, parts are very available.

    I like dealing with Hucky's Spare Parts: Hans is a great guy, good parts, excellent knowledge and service, and as good a price as anybody. His website is helpful in that there are pictures of the various parts, which for me is a real plus!

    Anyway, enjoy the madness. Great bikes, great bunch of guysngals on ADV, and help is readily available. So are opinions.

    :D
  17. 2Track

    2Track Been here awhile

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    Yeah, but with a netbook and satellite phone you'll still be here. :D
  18. XTrovert

    XTrovert chick magnet

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    Her is my humble contribution to this thread, an emergency cable setup.

    It consists of 1 Gilera clutch cable, 3 generic scooter throttle cables and a collection of end bits - I dunno how these are called in English, but in Spanish they are called "evita soldadura" (something like "weld saver").

    The three throttle cables will make a complete throttle cable, or replace the one broken or good for the choke. As the choke can be operated with a broken cable, it is not necessary to have more of these.

    These things are fairly common in Latin America, I believe not that common in the US - try bicycle cables instead.

    The value this setup is around $10. It weights very little and it fits everywhere - you can have it in your tool tray no issues and it will save the day one day.

    The end bits are also good to repair a cable with a broken end.

    Cheers

    Attached Files:

  19. RecycledRS

    RecycledRS Along for the ride

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    Nice tip X
  20. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Who sells pistons for these bikes? Thanks.