airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

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

  1. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    OK serious question for tomorrow's work day.

    This is on my R100RS 1984

    I ordered up a set of the fork boots (the rubber bellows like things that go over the forks) as the bike did not have them on it.

    It does not look like these will go over the rubber cup that sits on top of the fork seal.

    So if I put the boots on should I remove the cups ????? It looks like the boots were only for to 09/80 models but I have seen later models with them.

    Should I NOT put the boots on and just put on new cups and felts ????

    Should I have my head examined ????

    I am planning on putting the front end back together tomorrow and really need to know. :deal

    I am so confused. :lol3

    Thanks.

    Marc
  2. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Yeah, take the cups off - its either /or between gaiters or the cups with the felts. But not both.
  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Thanks,

    I left the cups and felt on as the boots really are for an 80 or earlier anyway.

    Marc
  4. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    I need to purchase a pair on inline fuel filters for my R100GS, and understand that a certain flow rate is required. Could anybody recommend a inline fuel filter for a R100GS and an online source to get them?

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    Mane
  5. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I use these and have never had a fuel starvation problem.

    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1550

    I also need to find a place to order up a 058 luggage key for my 84 R100RS if anyone knows where I can get one.

    Marc
  6. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Thank you lomax!

    I'll be ordering a couple of pairs.

    regards,
    Mane
  7. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    +1 on those bullet style inline filters. I've tried the slightly larger paper type filters on a couple of bikes including the Ducatis I used to own which had low pressure fuel pumps, and the F650 with just gravity feed - not enough flow.

    On the R80 and the F650, the bullet style filters work just fine.

    I get mine at one of the local dealers since lots of motocrossers and dirt riders use lots of them. And I keep a spare on each bike just in case when I'm traveling. But I have yet to have one clog up.
  8. davorallyfan

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    A mate is after a BMW R80G/S rear headlight housing - needed to finish project (he hit a roo)

    He is now looking globally - any leads:ear

    Thanks
  9. Bulldust

    Bulldust Bulldust

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    A rear headlight? Has he got a reverse gear too?
  10. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Has anyone here actual used or had any experience with this set-up?
    Prequel - I'm workin' on a major bitch rant if things don't pan out soon...:kboom
  11. airheadpilot

    airheadpilot Le Poulet du Désert

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    Yep - I have about 10K miles on the one in my R80ST. Works fine. I don't really have anything else to say about it, but the bike always starts, timing is always correct, and there's always spark. We'll see how it holds up over the years and miles to come. FWIW, I've had the stock Hall effect bean can fail on every airhead with electronic ignition I've ever owned (n=4 and counting).

    If you're going to rant against Rick for a problem, you should probably do it over in the Vendors section...

    Andrew
  12. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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  13. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    My experience with inline filters are that the bullet /bronze ball style let some of the fine stuff through anyway, and they clog up PDQ if there is much coarse stuff, and the pleated paper are fine on both but the ones I got couldnt cope with a little water in the petrol and virtually stopped flowing as soon as they got wet.
    Others may be better, but I dont have the inclination to experiment.

    So, on balance I would sort the problem first, clean and recoat the tank and use the bullet ones to protect from introduced dirt.

    And change them as a mojor service item.
  14. davorallyfan

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    a BMW R80G/S rear headlight housing is the back part of the black plastic clamshell that houses the headlight. See where the * is pointing (and yes it looks like a spider) any help with one of these - even a busted one that could be fixable is OK

    [​IMG]



    No reverse needed but thanks...
  15. Boxer Metal

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    What is this part? I can not find it on his website.
  16. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Bean can ignition: [COLOR="Yellow"]http://www.motoelekt.com/alpha.htm[/COLOR]
    E-me or PM me and let's chat.

    Not sure what you're gettingat there Andrew, but I'm not gonna blow a gasket just yet. Glad you've had a good experience.
  17. airheadpilot

    airheadpilot Le Poulet du Désert

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    Sorry Rapid, I thought you were working on a rant about the Alpha ignition.

    Actually, I've been having some surging problems on the ST and thought it was fuel starvation, since it tended to happen on the freeway in 5th gear at 75 mph. I went through the fuel system and made sure the petcock screens were clean, float height was set, jets were clean and free, all the usual stuff. Didn't have the problem for a while so I figured that fixed it.

    It happened again this morning. As it was happening, I thought to myself "gee, this feels a lot like when points and/or a condensor goes bad..." Turning the ignition off and back on appeared to correct the problem. So I called Rick today. He said he hadn't heard of that before, but he's going to send me a new Alpha control unit to see if that solves the problem. If not, then it's probably my ICU going south.

    Andrew
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  18. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...exactly, Rick is sending me one also, as I have surging and blubbering, and off idle sputtering.
    Actually he sent another and it was dead...so I'm waiting.
    I was told that 'some of the modules were bad'...
    Likee I said, I'm staying positive...:norton
  19. Boxer Metal

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    Seems like they are a little more pricey than stock, but if they last longer then I would go for it.
  20. Beemerboff

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    If turning the switch off and on cures it dont rule out the switch as the problem -DAHIK