airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

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

  1. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    They were on some small Renault autos.

    Caltric on Ebay had them for $90- when I bought mine 3 years ag0. FWIW it has worked perfectly.
    He had them listed for the auto too, but at the same price.
  2. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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    I've got a vague recollection that the Valeo D6RA7 was also fitted to things like the Citroen AX and Peugeot 205's. Not Japanese I know, but it might throw up some other part numbers to search.

    Also the name Nippondenso (?sp) comes up occasionally with reference to alternative starter motors for airheads, but I can't remember more than that.

    HTH ... :beer

    John
  3. doubleoseven

    doubleoseven enjoying Lalaland!

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    Hi

    Could anyone recommend an online store in the USA to source airhead parts from?

    Tx
  4. disston

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  5. djaabrams

    djaabrams BMW GS Addicted

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    Bob's BMW in Jessup, MD.
    Blue Moon Cycle in GA
    Beemer Boneyard
    Max BMW, several locations I believe

    That should get you started :rofl

    Google should give you the websites...

  6. doubleoseven

    doubleoseven enjoying Lalaland!

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    Thank you kindly, Sir!! :clap
  7. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    When the brass neutral switches first arrived I heard they were sourced from Ducatis. Has anyone gotten these from a Ducati dealer (or anywhere else) and what part number or application was it for?
  8. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    I got one off a Peugeot 306. Requires swapping the nose (?) of the starter to the BMW type. See here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18212547&postcount=47
  9. Uncle Pollo

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    Replacement for oem spark plug wires? Sandia bmw can suck it. Thanks.
  10. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Right now I have a set of pretty yellow Taylor automotive plug wires on my R80. I bought a repair/replacement set that IIRC had enough wire in it and enough crimpon terminals to cut to length and put the terminals on.

    If you have any perfomance oriented parts shops or speed shops around you, you can probably get some really good wires made up to order.

    And a regular on here, wirewrkr, may make up and sell them.
  11. disston

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    A lot of automotive plug wire is resister wire. Part of the radio noise suppression system. On BMW Airhead motorcycles we use non-resister wire but have plug caps with 1000 Ohms, pre-electronic, and 5000 Ohms for electronic systems. The spark plugs are also supposed to be non- resister.

    I suppose every combination of resister, non-resister, plugs, caps, wires, etc... has been tried and/or served in an emergency. If you put resister wire with resister plug caps you will have too much you know what.
  12. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I've gotten the copper core plug lead from NAPA. The caps are NGK, available from most bike shops for about three bucks a pop. The coil clip for the wire is also available from NAPA.
  13. DoktorT

    DoktorT BigBrowedNeandereer

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    Will say NAPA has been my friend for lots of things appropriate. But if it is Euro of any type then you better know it is correct. Very rare I ever returned parts to Napa. A few times only and never an issue with refund.

    And keep in mind there are a bunch of NAPA stores in very rural areas. They provide big services to all the farmers and ranchers far from the cities.

    I still get most my lubricants and supplies there.
  14. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    I want to make my own. What specific wires and caps should I order? I really tried to buy the separate parts and no one had them or gave a shit.
    An excersise in frustration because sandia BMW parts zombie sucks giraffe balls.
  15. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Don't make us hunt for the bike you want these for! Give us all the data - year and model specifically. But, all the data needed was given a few posts back - 5K ohm caps for electronic ignition, 1K ohm for points. Copper core plug wire. You'll have to determine how much is needed because I don't recall off the top of my head.
  16. georgesgiralt

    georgesgiralt Been here awhile

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    Hello !
    I've redone the wires on my R65.
    I used a silicone isolated wire which is wonderful because very very supple. Caps are NGK with a 5K resistor in them. Good waterproofing ! And easy to install. I found screwing "plugs" to fit at the other end in the ignition coil. Fine also.
    I put a dab of vaseline into the coils hole to prevent moisture going in. Et voilĂ  !
  17. brocktoon

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    A few of the /5 headlight shell grommets appear to be NLA. I'm looking for the left and right thumbswitch wire -> headlight shell grommets, in particular (63128071750)

    What are folks using these days?
  18. Uncle Pollo

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    1986 r80 stock ignitions
  19. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    That's what you need - 5K ohm caps, solid copper core wire and the connection thingies at the coil end. Seems like three feet should do you, but get four just to be sure.
  20. some_guy

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