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Airhead Flea Market Discussion Thread.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by bone13, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. aptbldr

    aptbldr easy rider

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    2001, purchased '84 R100RS with ride-off stand installed by PO.
    2020, no problems with respect to ride-off stand, other than noting selected parking terrain.
    What's the physics of stand that lifts motorcycle LESS and yet result in MORE wear of the chassis mounts?
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  2. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    From what I have heard, Reynolds bend tabs if you insist on riding off, with them deployed... or worse yet, parking on one while keeping your feet up and using front fork compression to bounce you back and up onto the center stand.

    My RS has one, but the roadhook portion is gone and you simply hook your toe on the center of the center stand, under the bike... well, maybe not super easy to do, but easier with practice.
  3. bleaknessengine

    bleaknessengine Been here awhile Supporter

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    WTB: the cam for the monolever final drive that allows you to flip the brake lever upside down.
    does anyone have one of these around that they’re willing to sell?
    i would be very excited for it.
  4. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    HPN sells them. You'll need the shoes that fit too. 34.802.3H Floating brake cam USD position, R65GS, 80G/S, 80ST, pre 06/80 220,00 € /// 34.802.4H Floating brake cam USD pos., 80/100GS, 80/100R, R80GS Basic, pre 06/87 220,00 € /// 34.802.5 Set of brake shoes for art. 34.802.4H 69,00 € /// 34.802.6 Set of brake shoes for art. 34.802.3H 69,00 €
  5. bleaknessengine

    bleaknessengine Been here awhile Supporter

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    well shit, there goes that idea...
    thanks, bb.
  6. Jtdunn92

    Jtdunn92 Adventurer

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    Check this thread out. There is a guy that 3D prints and sells a beefed up version of the seatlock housing. Only helps if you currently have a functioning lock cylinder though. I'm also on the hunt for one.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/gs-or-g-s-seatlock-remake.1216835/

  7. PepperDog

    PepperDog Been here awhile

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    yeah, we've been there done that - pointed the poster in that direction and the posts got moved (rightfully so) to the flea market discussion thread.
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  8. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    It can be done using the stock cam:

    1427.jpg
  9. bleaknessengine

    bleaknessengine Been here awhile Supporter

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    that is cool. mine’s a gs mono conversion, so it’s cable actuated though!
  10. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    Your all-thread is bent at the forward link. I suggest replacing that with something a bit stiffer.
  11. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes, that was only the mock up.
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  12. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    OHScot, tell us the little 4 digit numbers on the bottom of the face. This indicates what rear gear ratio it fits.
  13. OHScot

    OHScot Been here awhile

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    No numbers at the bottom. At the top of the face it reads 5 1510 37000. Read pretty much the same 5-7 miles a hour off as the original as I remember. But has been a long time since I ran this gauge.

    Let me know if that is what you are looking for. May be able to find the original receipt and see what was ordered.
  14. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Thank you, I just learned how to zoom on my Mac.

    So I don't see the numbers either. They should be below the lettering BMW. I thought they all had this. So it's something I don't know about. Guess I should get a newer bike so I could learn more stuff instead of being such an idiot.
  15. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me. Supporter

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    I doubt you’re an idiot Disston. (:-))

    What I think we all just learned is that Motormeter likely made a one-size-fits-all replacement gauge face for later replacement speedos.
    Think of how much lower manufacturing costs would be if you didn’t have to make a custom face for every different ratio. Just a few different gears. I don’t know when they were made, but at some point demand would die off, and there wouldn’t be enough of a market to justify separate faces.
    That’s my theory.
  16. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Oh. I see. It was a new part bought at the dealer? So it wasn't made back then. You said that but I also didn't know they did that.

    I guess it would still be geared for the rear end you bought it for so tell us what the rear's ratio is? It's a number stamped on the top, up front, where the swing arm meets the final drive.
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  17. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Sorry this has turned into a discussion but I can't really let this pass. In the thread about OHScot's Speedo it was implied the part originally came from a dealer then we learned the part came from Capitol Cycle around or over 20 years ago. Capitol Cycle is not a dealer.
  18. 100RT

    100RT Long timer

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    I just happen to have a 1998-99 Capitol Cycle catalog. They list the speedos along with the ratio number required. No Pictures of them BUT they cost over $500. back then! All I can add at this point.
  19. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    That's not totally accurate, Capitol Cycle IS a parts dealer.
  20. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    I've always had a love/hate relation ship with Capitol Cycle. They sort of fall in the middle-ground in terms of being a supplier. They do have a considerable stock of airhead parts and I am often surprised by the little bits and rare NOS parts they have in stock that are no longer available at the official dealers.