airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

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

  1. krehmkej

    krehmkej Been here awhile

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    To replace the brake light switch on the under tank master cylinder I used NAPA part #SL143 ($9.25) replacing BMW part #61311244334 ($36.58). Fit and functions perfectly. This part is for a mid 60s VW beetle.
  2. dmack

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    Sorry, there are no markings on either the switch or the box.
  3. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    VDO voltmeter does it for my PD. New and cheap on eBay.
  4. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    the 12v 3w instrument bulbs for an r80g/s might be a sylvania 2821. or a napa 17037.

    do you guys think this is correct?

    being in NYC there is not much in stock at the NAPA on 125th so it will be good to know first.

    of course, i dropped the bulb and it shattered and i now only have the spades

    jason
  5. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    part number LMP 17097 at napa is the generator light bulb
  6. bereahorn

    bereahorn Long timer

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    [/COLOR]the 70-78 bmw uses one set of points, the 79&80 models uses another. The latter is the sames as a VW aircooled performance disributor called the "050"
    the sripes on the wire denote a stiffer spring.

    (Thx to Wirewrkr)

    I have a '76 R60/6 and I'd like to replace the points with a substitute from Auto Zone, Advance Auto, etc. as the BMW parts are a bit spendy. Does anyone know which model VW points will work? Thanks. John
  7. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Wirewrkr is correct on the stiffer spring. This calls for more DETAILS!!!!

    Ahem. Listen up :pope This regards points and condenser for 1979-80 points style beancan ignition only!

    Bosch number 01011 for the points denotes softer spring, greater swing of the points arm, and fibrous material tab that rides on the lobed cam. Comes from VW type 009 distributor.

    Bosch number 01030 for the points denotes stiffer spring, less swing of the points arm, and plastic tab that rides the lobed cam and stripes on the wires denoting the nickname "tigertail". It was the high performance points for higher rpm VW type 009 distributor.



    Bosch number 02093 (***SEE PART UPDATE BELOW***) for the condensor is also used in <table id="buyersguidetable" width="260" height="142"><tbody><tr class="part0"><td>BMW</td><td>2002</td><td>(1975 - 1976)</td></tr><tr class="part1"><td>BMW</td><td>320I</td><td>(1977 - 1979)</td></tr><tr class="part0"><td>VOLVO</td><td>142</td><td>1974</td></tr><tr class="part1"><td>VOLVO</td><td>142 GL</td><td>1974</td></tr><tr class="part0"><td>VOLVO</td><td>144</td><td>1974</td></tr><tr class="part1"><td>VOLVO</td><td>144 GL</td><td>1974</td></tr><tr class="part0"><td>VOLVO</td><td>145</td><td>1974</td></tr></tbody></table>
    All 3 can be bought from the same place here:
    http://www.autohausaz.com/



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    Also, here's a pic of the old and the new.
    Top left is the condensor as they come from BMW. German made. Top right is the brazil part that you get nowadays.

    Bottom left is the striped "tiger tail" points. Spring is stiffer. Bottom right spring isn't as stiff, but the throw of the pivot arm is almost twice that of the striped one, and the bracket material that rides the cam is different as I mentioned above.



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    NEWS FLASH!!! Condenser 02093 has been discontinued by Bosch. Alternate part numbers developing. They're still on shelves, so info above is correct. Alternate Bosch condenser number is 02086. It has a longer wire lead, but I believe will work the same. Still not verified!!! :eek1:deal

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  8. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    ps. Call Rick @ motorrad electric. He can hook you up. OR, take your points and condensor into your local hippie-run VW shop (only trust the ones run by hippies :lol3:deal ) and have them figure out which ones you need.

    Be sure to report back so the tribe has this knowledge.
  9. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    So is there a difference or dis/advantage with the stiffer spring? And the bigger throw?
  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I should think the stiffer spring would make the points work more accurately at higher rpm's.

    The longer throw should allow greater adjustability if you wanted to get creative with your ignition timing. For example, at higher altitudes etc.

    ymmv,
    Lornce
  11. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    both sound credible to me. I picked the one with the fiber-composite type cam guide because it seems a more durable material to me. The ONLY time I ever had points fail in 17 years of owning a 66 bug was when that plastic tab got tired and collapsed.

    I suspect I'll never go over 6k rpm's or so on my GS, so i'm not too worried.
  12. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Those are for the points-in-a-can models, not the earlier style like you have. I've looked into it before and couldn't find after-market replacement points for the earlier airheads. And that was at a very good VW/foreign parts store, though they weren't hippies, I'm afraid. Maybe I shouldn't trust them? :lol3
  13. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    That's what I thought too. I've never seen replacement points for the pre-78 models. I still have a couple of NOS points and condensers, and Ithey should last me a lifetime -- specially when I get my ignition booster :deal
  14. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    That's right. NEVER trust a hippie unless they're working on a volkswagen. And in such case, wait till they're done before you tell them to go take a bath.

    :lol3
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    bpeckm Grin!

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    Most hippies have bathed by now.....


    Most.




    :D
  16. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    IOW, avoids "points floating". But the gap would also have a lot to do with that.
  17. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Hi guys, i got an odyssey PC680 for only 98.95 and $7 shipping to new york
    from battery mart.com

    but the trick is you have to call on the telephone for the special price.


    BatteryMart.com
    1-800-405-2121
    Service@BatteryMart.com
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    I hope this can help someone
  18. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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    To go on from Pete’s post, the starter relay on my project R65 was dead, so I had a run down to my local Electronics suppler and made up one of his piggyback relay adapters … :beer

    However, when I was fitting the adapter I compared the pin-outs on the new relay with the other relay that’s hiding in there and noticed that they are different. Therefore, I’m going to rig up a second piggyback adapter so that I can use identical relays in both locations … and for (AU) $4.00 I might even go mad and carry a spare relay on the bike :D

    I also really like the idea that the piggyback adapter is a neat, but obvious mod that can be easily reversed if the need ever arises.

    For what it’s worth, I’ve been told that if it weren’t for the diode in the relay circuit the neutral light would come on each time you pulled the clutch in … :deal
  19. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    The oil pressure switch on the G/S is interchangeable with NAPA p/n: OP6065.

    It looks a little different, but the threads are the same and Nathan at Boxerworks said it's what he puts in all the bikes in the shop.

    He said there are 3 different types of pressure switches used by BMW. I don't know about any substitutes for the other 2 switches.
  20. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    bgood. Brother, check the first post. We already got that one. But thanks for getting in the spirit of tightwaddedness along with us.