American Made Airhead Farkles

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by luxlogs, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    Being one to try as I might to buy American (sans HD) whenever I can, here is a list of Yankee Vendors making Farkles for your German Bike.

    BoxerMetal, Chris makes all kinds of Custom Airhead parts like airbox eliminators and Acewell Speedo Dashboards.

    Twin Headlight Ernie, Maker of the strongest toughest badass Bash Plate that you could ever hang off your GS.

    Jesse Luggage, Just did a special batch of Old School Bags for the R100GS

    Hardwaregirl, check spellin, this little lady makes a Killer GS Solo Seat Rack.

    Beemer Buddies, Handgrip Wraps.

    HPMGuy, Top Triple for Airhead GS

    Toaster Tan, Top Triple for Airhead GS

    Flip-A-Lever, New and Improved Throttle Screw.

    Feel Free to add more and Thank You for Buying American:clap
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  2. ignatz72

    ignatz72 call me iggy

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    Don't forget HPMGuy's GS driveshaft.

    And is Flip-a-Lever still around? I searched for one a while ago and couldn't find a real webpage to buy one...

    *edit* I see it now, but looks like the current model requires a cruiser style grip.

    *double edit* maybe the new cruiser bracket-thingy is optional. They have some K bikes listed, no Airheads though. I think this deserves a call to straighten out!
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  3. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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  4. craydds

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  5. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    Only requirement is MADE IN AMERICA and Airhead related or useful.

    Thanks for playing along.
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  6. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly 52 Weeks of warm

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    Hey folks,
    Any idea where I could find a good temp gauge for my 93 GSPD?
    Been searching igh and low for something maybe bar mounted but no dice.
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  7. boxerkuh

    boxerkuh Been here awhile

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    I refused to pay the BMW price, even used one's are expensive for my Airhead wallet. I ended up going to Auto Zone and replacing them with VDO gauges. I am running their oil pressure gauge and their volt meter in my RS dash board. Who needs a clock... time to ride and enjoy.
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  8. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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  9. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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  10. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    There's also Sargent Seats and Corbin.

    http://www.sargentcycle.com/

    http://www.corbin.com/


    I predict this thread will be over in less than 24 hrs. I think it's pretty much finished now. There just isn't that much made in the USA any more and Airheads while maybe a healthy market they are not a large market.
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  11. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Exhaust systems?
    Anyone doing brake discs?
    Upholstery?
    Suspension?
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  12. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    I'm going to be self serving and include the made in the USA funnels that I sell here on ADV rider because they work so well on Airheads.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=796073

    Like the above poster I would love to find a "cheap" solution for brake rotors.
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  13. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    And I'll suggest that Kai's funnels are most excellent and versatile. Not an audience shill, just a satisfied customer. :deal

    --Bill
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  14. MNrider

    MNrider Local tall guy.

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  15. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    I know that adv is a US based forum, however many of the parts made for our bikes are made all over the world.

    E.G.

    The Rick Motorrad electric 450w alternators are made in Taiwan by a company called emerald isle, they also produce the ND starter motors and replacement bean cans.

    Most of the endurolast product lines are made outside of the US, including Poland (valeo starter motors), China endurolast own brand starters, Germany (Sacse ignition components) I don't know where the endurolast alternators come from, probably a mixture of Chinese and Italien parts.

    I have nothing against against any of the products above and have used all except for the eurduralast alternators.


    I suspect that a list of US made parts might be quite short, of small Artisan type products such as the Grok harmonisers and Toaster Tan products.

    The situation here in the uk is fairly similar
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  16. motogon

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    Where I can find this one? It doesn't exist on Jesse website.
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  17. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Check out our friends at Motorrad Unlimited in Asheville, NC. These folks really know the airhead BMW and Ivan is an awesome guy. We (Cogent Dynamics Inc.) do a lot of custom high end suspension modifications for the airhead that are available through them (as well as directly from Cogent). Motorrad Unlimited build cool bikes and using our custom suspension, In cluding our custom twin shocks made in our Asheville, NC area shop, Ivan won the national championship in the AHRMA BEARS Series on his R75/5 this year and capped off the season with an overwhelming double victory at Barber during the Vintage days festival. The tires they sell are amazing, race winning and good street tires as well. Motorrad also make frame braces and other goodies here in the Carolinas.

    http://www.germancycletires.com/category_s/20.htm
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  18. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846527

    Also, Brown motor works, maker of the brown sidestand are a USA made product....but you must go through a dealer for purchase. Bob's or Max
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  19. georgesgiralt

    georgesgiralt Been here awhile

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    Hello !
    During the Communist era, it took all of the Soviet block to make a car. The motor was made in Yugoslavia, ignition in Czechoslovakia, steel in Ukraine and Russia.... etc... This was to prevent any country from quitting the Communist block being unable to have any valuable industry.
    Now Communism is dead, but you need the whole world to make a motorcycle. From Japan, to whole Europe and China with Korea being eager to compete.... This is for ..... ?????
    Who won ? :evil
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  20. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    Those who forget or never learn their history will certainly repeat it time and time again.

    Example, compare GM to The British Motorcycle Industry of 1980
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