I need airhead sage.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by FlyRescue, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. FlyRescue

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  2. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    No, the only thing that will work on your bike is the triple clamps.
    That's it.
    Waste of money.
    What's bent?
    Usually it's just the chrome tubes, sometimes the clamps too.
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  3. FlyRescue

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    Tubes are bent, clamps are all twisted up. Once I replace the forks somehow, I'm just hoping not to find a tweaked steering head.

    When I look at fiches on MAXBMW they show both the ATE and Brembo lowers for the same year bike, the chrome sliders differentiated as well?
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  4. Rob Farmer

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    Motobins sell pattern ones for half the price of BMW OE

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  5. bmwblake

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    i'd go ahead and pull the entire front and check the frame if you're worried about it.


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  6. durtwurm

    durtwurm Talented Amateur

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    Frank's Forks are good. Bob's BMW has them and the other parts you may need as well.
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  7. FlyRescue

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    It's on the list of things to do. I'm in the parts collection phase of this bike right now. I'm knee deep in a head change on my DL1000 currently, and I have a valve adjustment on my ZZR-600 as my on-deck patient. Only one body on the table at once.

    Anyone have a good method for checking true on the steering head?
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    Thanks, I sent an info request to Frank's Forks for the required parts. Bob's BMW had an incomplete R bike section on their website, maybe I'll check back with them soon.
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    Thanks, those are appetizing, especially knowing they are nice clean examples. I honestly can't believe that I was able to find a correct set of gauges for cheaper than I am going to be able to piece the forks together for. Definitely an eyeopener as far as parts prices compared to previous Old's Cool bikes I have resurrected.
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  11. 2xdisco

    2xdisco Been here awhile

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    +1, i have as set by frank. fantastic.. also if the tubes are bent replace just them and clean the dampeners while at it.

    stock tripples are a dime a dozen.. 1st. call david woodburn: @ 770-854-9136 he is inexpensive and will have the parts or find them..

    or call these guys. http://www.boxerworks-service.com/.... ask for nathen or dean
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