airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

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

  1. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    Any chance you could post some photos?
  2. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I don't know that I'd trust zip ties for this job - coils tend to get pretty hot in operation, plus they're kind of heavy. These things need to be SECURELY attached. Even the metal zip ties aren't really enough. I'd strongly recommend building or buying a sturdy mount.
  3. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    If you saw the harley coil, you might change your mind. The mounting holes are removed far enough from the body to not make it that big of a deal.

    I've had about 10k miles on mine. No problems.
  4. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I was envisioning wrapping the zip ties around the coil. Running through mounting holes could be different. Still, I'd prefer something more solid than plastic to hold them on.
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I've had zip-ties holding the Buell coil in place on my GSPD for 45k kms, and it gets "bounced around" a fair bit. No problemo.

    I actually think it's a superior mounting system. Isolating the coil from the vibes of the machine probably enhances service life.

    ymmv,
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  6. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    ZIPTIES to the rescue!!! :pynd

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  7. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Verrrrreeeeee interrrressssting!
  8. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    The real eye-opener about zip-ties, to me anyway, was the way they were used as quickie handcuffs when making lotso arrests... Can you imagine trying to get out of them?

    They work great, actually. Just be aware that sharp metal edges and vibration will eventually cut through. so, use lots of them!
  9. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Can you get a part number?
  10. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Hell yeah. Used to use the 2' long big black zipties to tie people up during prisoner transport in the helo. Zip their hands and ankles and strap them into the jump seat. Since we flew over water, I'd tell them if they acted up, I'd just kick em into the sea and they could take their chances swimming. :deal

    Always had several in my flight bag.
  11. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    I dont know for sure but I heard that K100 shocks are a direct replacement for R80G/S shocks.

    Is this true?:scratch
  12. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    Prolly not. I once had a K100 Koni shock that measured only 16" eye-to-eye. Can't imagine the G/S having such a short shock. But I could be wrong.
  13. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    i used a bit of angle bracket i had laying around. here's a pic before i drilled another hole to mount the 2nd bolt to the frame.
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  14. Shmerel

    Shmerel

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    dave, call ikon at albury. newies are relatively cheap, and much better anyway.
  15. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Nice!

    I have the Hardley Abelson coil on my shelf, and some angle iron kicking around. I'll have to make copy your idea!

  16. StephenB

    StephenB G(/)S ... what else!

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  17. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    updated. Thanks Stephen!
  18. co_g30

    co_g30 Redlegsrides

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    found out that at Carquest, their p/n Ry116 is a direct replacement for the main relay on this Airhead and it was less than $15!

    How did I find out? By being an airhead: LINK

    The bmw stock relay is p/n 61321244411

    so, if yours actually goes out, and there's not a beemer dealer nearby.....
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  19. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I think it's time I collect all the parts info from this thread and the Tips & Tricks thread and prepare a list of alternative parts numbers that are available from auto parts stores and stash it in the tool bag. Then when something goes south on the road, I'll have the info readily at hand.
  20. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    Dont forget to post it when you''re done