"The Wedge"

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by vacantstare, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    I would hope that this issue was resolved Big Bamboo, it was last posted 2 years ago...:rofl
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  2. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    'twas not I that revived it. The post before mine was deleted! :freaky
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  3. regomodo

    regomodo Been here awhile

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    My 1979 R45 had one. I found it in a box of "spares" after my build. Don't seem to need it.

    [edit] Just noticed this is a necrobumped thread.
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  4. vacantstare

    vacantstare Been here awhile

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    it cracks me up to see this thread come back from the dead, but I guess as long as there are new airhead owners, the question still needs to be answered.

    my airhead was totaled on labor day 2011, so I had long since forgotten I'd even asked...:rofl
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  5. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Ouch, sorry to hear that. Is your avatar a representation of the damage? Regards giving old topics new life; I see rehashing old subjects for the new comers, myself included, to be entertaining, informative, and possibly i-n-n-o-v-a-t-i-v-e.... New ideas are always welcome! It's like a conversation in the now. Sort of like texting, or Twitter...:huh Wait, what am I saying...?! :eek1
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  6. Left Testicle

    Left Testicle Been here awhile

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    gave my wife a wedgie. not happy is all I can say
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  7. dm635

    dm635 I Roll

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    When I had a wedge fall out doing maintenance after I bought the bike I had no idea where it went. I was changing out the bars and figured it out when I got to the other side. Maybe the other bikes that don't have any, they are long gone. Don't know enough about the older bikes to know whether they belong or not.
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  8. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    I broke the G/S's orig throttle perch in the woods/band camp one time. When i pulled it off the Magic Wedge was looking at me with a smirk. Got a used single-pull perch w/ same part # from a d00d with an R80RT i think. I broke that used perch in 2 trying to spread the perch apart enough for the Wedge to live peaceably with the bars. I cursed the Wedge.

    I then decided to Hell with the old single-pull throttle anyway. I got a brandnew late GS twin-cable perch and new cables from Max. It was lovely as i pulled it out of the bag. I thought, "I really don't want to grapple with the Wedge again. And I REALLY don't want to break this fkn brandnew perch either."

    I found the Wedge laying low in a spare parts cup. Still smirking.

    I did a test fit and it seemed as no-go as it had w/ the used RT perch that i'd already broken.

    I said adios to the Wedge. Put the twin-pull perch on without it and left it a little loose anyway-- i like having perches able to rotate a little in a biff.

    So long, Wedge.
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  9. darklight79

    darklight79 drink it , ride it , nail it

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    Swapped bars on the r80/7 last night put some gs bars on her . Happy to see the wedge thingie Cool old school feature ..They just built them better back then
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  10. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    :evil

    TINK nailed it, above ^

    The "key clue" is the notch for the perch-tightener bolt. The little wedge bugger is a thing of beauty: the underside (what doesn't show here) is curved to fit the bars, and has sharp edges so that, when clamped down, it grips the bar.... Old School Engineering :eek1

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    :D

    I learned about it on my Slash 2, then had the same on my Slash 6, and MUCH to my surprise, my "new" R80ST has one!!!

    ...but as others have found out, if it's missing, it ain't critical for function, and especially since MAX BMW shows it as NLA.

    :D
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  11. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Upon further research, I find that Hucky's has the part.... ONLY $13.00!!!


    32 72 2 072 223 wedge for Magura grip R50 - 69S $ 13.00
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    BTW, if in need of obscure old/vintage BMW stuff, Hucky is a treasure... he is German-born and knows where to find "stuff".....




    :)
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  12. vacantstare

    vacantstare Been here awhile

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    My avatar is my graphic depiction of my evolution from Airhead guy to Guzzi guy...from weird to weirder, you might say :D

    No wedges that I'm aware of, however.
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  13. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    :eek1


    or, if you prefer....



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  14. Merlinzen

    Merlinzen Been here awhile

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    FWIW- one more little data point:
    My 1986 R65 has the wedge.
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