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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  2. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Not really :hmmmmm
  3. GSAviator

    GSAviator Been here awhile Supporter

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    The rider doesn't.
  4. GSAviator

    GSAviator Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks for the bar information, Tink. Probably will use the C20, though you can't beat the look of the low bar.
  5. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Flanders C20: Chrome Flanders BMW R90S Bar (Magura style 478-46300), http://www.flandersco.com/

    These are the proper 22mm diameter bars for BMW.
  6. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Sorry, it's been a while since I've posted anything...

    Time to have Race Tech upgrade my BMW R100S forks. When I restored my BMW back in 2011 I simply threw in a new set of IKON 500-084 progressive fork springs and replace all the seals. However, the stock BMW fork dampening has never been right for this bike. On the other hand; the IKON 7610-1298 shocks on the back have been amazing.

    Also replaced the 8 year old battery with a new WestCo 12V/30A from euromotoelectrics.com
    BTW; the battery weighs 21.6 lbs, it's a beast.
  7. GSAviator

    GSAviator Been here awhile Supporter

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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    The WestCo fit is fine. The new battery is the same size as the one I had.
  9. mslim

    mslim If it's worth doing... it's worth overdoing

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    These are great bars but be advised that the Tanax Napoleon Baren AP104's will not fit the Flanders bars. Although the Flanders o.d. is indeed 22mm, the i.d. is considerably thicker preventing the expandable rubber bushing on the Napoleons from fitting inside the bars. DAMHIK
  10. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    rubber grinds well. Ask any shoemaker. I grind new tires before running them. Just use a i/4 sheet sander. I used to have some barens AIIRC the bushing is on a bolt. So it can be chucked in a drill press and worked with a strip of coarse sandpaper.
  11. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    One thing that has bugged me about my R100S is that I could not see the blue high beam indicator light, and the other instrument lights were "adequate", but just barely.
    I just knew there had to be a fix for this... and KATDASH was the answer.
    Very well engineered high quality product, detailed installation instructions, only took one hour to install.
    I highly recommend KATDASH to every loyal Airhead owner.
    TINK
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  12. nobbylon

    nobbylon Long timer

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    Very nice dash lights but jeez expensive.
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  13. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    On the face of it, yes it seems a bit expensive for what it is, but when you factor in what all is involved to design and manufacture such esoteric parts for a motorcycle in relatively small numbers, it almost seems cheap. I can promise you she's not getting rich off of this endeavor and she is providing a much needed upgrade for these old bikes. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago. Very cool person and as a rider, she's the real deal.
  14. robtg

    robtg Long timer

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    I looked at the prices,what a bargain.
  15. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Nice upgrade Brian. I don't typically ride the S at night, but if I did I certainly would consider this upgrade. Also I met Kat at the Airheads tent at a MOA rally a few years ago and she seems like a fine person who is truly interested in improving the airhead riding experience
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  16. brfoster

    brfoster Baile Atha Cliath

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    @nobbylon, expensive?? $130?? That's dirt cheap for what you are getting. The genuine BMW part is about $90 - if you can find one anywhere.

    And the KATDASH will probably outlive the bike.

    I will be getting the one for my 1984 R80G/S shortly. :beer
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  17. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    On my list of things to do. Considering the amount of time spent getting worn out units to work it's a bargain. This is the logical solution for a common problem.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    cheapest thing about a bmw.......













    the rider
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  19. GSAviator

    GSAviator Been here awhile Supporter

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    I agree. I spoke with her on the phone about an ordering error I made, and she was very gracious and accommodating. And, yes, the lights are wonderful.
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  20. TwoShoes

    TwoShoes How Many Shoes?

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    This tread prompted me to order one to fix a problem affecting 3 of the lights on one of the R90S's (both instrument lights and the turn signal light). At first I thought it was just bad bulbs or bad connections, but digging deeper realized that it was the "circuit board", lights would go on if I jiggled it / bent it a certain way. Ordered the KatDash last Sunday, received it today, installed it and everything works like new again. Scratch that, everything works better than new, but without being an "obvious modern upgrade". I'm really impressed with the quality, the "plug-and-play"ness, and the fact that she includes an instrument gasket set along with it, really icing on the cake! Looking forwards to that first ride at night on the bike, imagine being actually able to see the instruments... IMG_2719.JPG IMG_2721.JPG
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