airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

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

  1. CurlyMike

    CurlyMike Formerly SaddleSoar

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    I have some for sure, just cant recall overall condition. Will look close today after plumbing emergency is over. You can have them just pay shipping if I find some.

    Mike
  2. craydds

    craydds Long timer

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    If CurlyMike doesn't find his old bars, Flanders has 'em for a few extra $$$ : http://www.sideroadcycles.com/HandlebarCatalog1-28-2011.pdf , scroll down to page 36.
  3. Married Man

    Married Man Been here awhile

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    This is off an 81 R100RT. Will they work for you?

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  4. Married Man

    Married Man Been here awhile

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    These are off an 81 R100RT. Would this work for you?
  5. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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  6. mort71

    mort71 Ride on !!!

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    Looking for a good deal on new mirrors for a R75/5 , ones from BMW are $46 dollars each, I have the high bars and the round mirrors that are both different sizes, long stem and short stem, I am looking for a pair of chrome round ones, either size long or short, looks like 10 mm reverse thread on left, not sure on the right side the nut is stripped and dont want to take off until I have a replacement, any info ???? THANKS !!!!!
  7. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    It might help to say if you have the high bars or the low bars. Different mirrors. Also if you need R or L. Different thread as I recall.

    Personally I liked the Baren bar end mirrors (like napoleons) and I put a pushbutton switch in the mirror hole to make the starter protection relay go away. Those BMW mirrors are costly, and then they get rusty.
  8. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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  9. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    I drilled out the holes in the perch on mt R75 and inserted a 10x1.25 helicoil, but I suppose I could have just drilled and tapped the hole as mine had a 8mm clearance hole.

    But I like inserts in alloy.

    It will give you a much better choice of mirrors, 10x1.25 mm RHT is the industry norm.

    I found a good quality pair of mirrors on Ebay, made for a Kawasaki Z1 - look and perform just like the OEM mirrors on my G/S and GS but cost around $17- each.
  10. oldroadie

    oldroadie Two wheel addict

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    That's a good idea.
  11. CurlyMike

    CurlyMike Formerly SaddleSoar

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    lets see a pict, please.
  12. mort71

    mort71 Ride on !!!

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    Thanks Beemerboff,
    That is probably the best way to do it and I will be able to get any mirrors that I like !!!!
  13. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Definitely a hot tip, thanx!
  14. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I can be described as conservative when it comes to modifications of my bike. So it would seem, even to me, that I should not like this idea. Surprise! I think that's a great idea. Try to remember to tell the next owner if you ever sell this bike.
  15. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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    +1 to all your comments, and a big :thumb to Beemerboff

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  16. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Anybody have some CC Products cool covers they want to get rid of?
  17. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    Ya, and as soon as you do it you'll come a cross a smokin' deal on some OEM mirrors and they won't fit. :evil

    One of my favorite Grooks:

    Consolation Grook

    Losing one glove
    is certainly painful,
    but nothing
    compared to the pain
    of losing one,
    throwing away the other,
    and finding
    the first one again.


    Piet Hein
  18. mort71

    mort71 Ride on !!!

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    Have had no luck with OEM mirrors, time to move on......
  19. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    I'm curious here, what are you searching for in aftermarket mirrors that you're not getting in OEM?

    I'm doing my S conversion and was going to use K-1 mirrors first and then maybe some aftermarket later. But I'm interested in your quest here.
  20. mort71

    mort71 Ride on !!!

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    A good quality mirror, ones that wont fall apart, just had another one that the mirror came off the stem, looks like there is a small nut in there that holds the mirror on that comes loose, $46 dollars each for a R75 mirror at BMW, the last one was a used one. Just looking...... Still on the fence...