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Old 11-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #586
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That is the one, thank you for the link and information.

The PO has already installed the H4 so there should be no interference issue. As to the nail, I got a hint from a BMW Indy to heat the nail part until the plastic is hot and with pliers pull out the nail part. Then after shaping the head part of the nail using heat reinsert it into the plastic.
Why not go the whole nine yards and fit a keyless ignition system ... $0.10

No endorsement, just as a "for example", 'cos I know that there are other systems available.

http://www.digitalguarddawg.com/keyless.html



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Old 11-13-2012, 02:22 PM   #587
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Points for /5 through 78/7 are one off.
sorry..but those Bosch 6 volt coils for VW beetle are not the same as those for airhead? Whats the difference? If not, what are other options for i-coils?

(a little late with my reply / question...sorry)
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #588
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The bosch coils are the same for VWs, but there were different ones - just make sure they've got the same resistance.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #589
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The bosch coils are the same for VWs, but there were different ones - just make sure they've got the same resistance.
If I'm not mistaken the VW coils are slightly larger in diameter.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #590
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If I'm not mistaken the VW coils are slightly larger in diameter.
Yep, larger in diameter and a bit longer too. The stock mounting brackets will work, but you might have to bend them in a bit so the coil doesn't rub on the tank.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #591
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Can anyone recommend cheaper alternatives to mufflers (other than the very expensive BMW ones) for an airhead?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:09 PM   #592
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Can anyone recommend cheaper alternatives to mufflers (other than the very expensive BMW ones) for an airhead?
JCWhitney has Emgos for reasonable prices: http://www.jcwhitney.com/chrome-plat...?filterid=u0j3
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #593
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Can anyone recommend cheaper alternatives to mufflers (other than the very expensive BMW ones) for an airhead?
Emgo, Sito, ebay...amongst others.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #594
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JCWhitney has Emgos for reasonable prices: http://www.jcwhitney.com/chrome-plat...?filterid=u0j3
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #595
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What about some home grown Staintune pipes?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #596
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What about some home grown Staintune pipes?
Got 'em already, but looking for some cheap backup, especially if they're "real cheap:! The %OZ very good atm so trying to take advantage.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #597
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If you are not fussy about originality there are good quality replicas of the Norton peashooters and Dunstall Decibels, etc, around - Flatracer in England or Trojan Classics in Oz usually have them.

Some of the classic guys stateside have them too, at a considerably higher price.

I have a Decibel with a Overland 2 in 1 system on my R75/7 and it fitted straight on to the OEM bracket.

It has a long straight taper like a Hoske, has better than OEM chrome, sounds better than OEM and flows a bit better too - the stock muffler struggled to cope with the flow from a 2 in 1 but the decibel copes fine.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #598
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wheel bearing shims

Anyone have a good source for wheel bearing shims for a 74 R90/6 front?

Thanks!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #599
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Anyone have a good source for wheel bearing shims for a 74 R90/6 front?

Thanks!!
Duane Ausherman is still selling them, but no front /6?: How to obtain shims

I can provide shims for either the /2 or /5. The /5 shims fit the /6 & /7 rear and the older R26 and R27 too. Included is a set of 6 and that is enough to do one wheel, in the worst case, and usually two wheels. Print these pages for your instructions. Six shims of various sizes will allow you to shim spacers to within .001," which is more accurate than either the /2 or /5 wedding ring system. The shims are worth about 5 cents each, but the die costs about $900, for each of the two types. A set of six, two of three sizes, of these shims cost $10, postage included. I sell these by the honor system. Email me with your address and I will mail them out to you with a SASE. It is up to you to insert payment and return. If you don't know how to use them, or don't like them, just return them in the SASE. Less book work for me means a cheaper price to you, so please honor this simple system. Thanks.
The kit has six shims, two shims of three sizes from .002" to about .005". This allows adding length to the inside spacer from .002" up to .020", in increments of .001". That is double the accuracy of changing the /5 wedding bands and four times for the /2.
Sometimes the shims are cut from metric sized shim material and sometimes American sized, but you still get a useful variety. You may get shims of 2,3 and 4 and sometimes 2, 3 and 5 thou. It matters none at all, because you will have what is needed to get a great variety.

I changed my email address in late 2006, but forgot to change it here. Many riders have not been able to order shim kits. I apologize and hope that you will try again.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:37 AM   #600
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WTB: USA "high" bars for R75/5

Mine are pitted and rusty but solid. I just can't bring myself to reuse them so I need to replace them. Let me know if you have a set, thanks!
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