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Old 09-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #136
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Voltage regulators ...

.... under $50 to replace $140 OEM:

Borg Warner R588
Neihoff WA 709 (Echlin, different shape)
NAPA VR503 (short harness and connector instead of pins, but works)

(Source: http://boxerworks.com/phorum/read.ph...38403&t=238403 )
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:09 PM   #137
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updated. Thanks Stephen!
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:16 PM   #138
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Main Relay for 87 R80 Airhead - an alternative

found out that at Carquest, their p/n Ry116 is a direct replacement for the main relay on this Airhead and it was less than $15!

How did I find out? By being an airhead: LINK

The bmw stock relay is p/n 61321244411

so, if yours actually goes out, and there's not a beemer dealer nearby.....

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Old 09-24-2008, 07:18 AM   #139
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found out that at Carquest, their p/n Ry116 is a direct replacement for the main relay on this Airhead and it was less than $15!

How did I find out? By being an airhead: LINK

The bmw stock relay is p/n 61321244411

so, if yours actually goes out, and there's not a beemer dealer nearby.....


I think it's time I collect all the parts info from this thread and the Tips & Tricks thread and prepare a list of alternative parts numbers that are available from auto parts stores and stash it in the tool bag. Then when something goes south on the road, I'll have the info readily at hand.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:05 PM   #140
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:37 PM   #141
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:10 PM   #142
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Didn't see this tip.

Harley sealed battery for evo era softail (90's) works fine in the older airhead battery boxes. Same width and height, narrower by about 1/2". Same neg/pos orientation. More CCA's! Maybe $85 nowdays.

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Old 09-25-2008, 09:13 PM   #143
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The real eye-opener about zip-ties, to me anyway, was the way they were used as quickie handcuffs when making lotso arrests... Can you imagine trying to get out of them?

They work great, actually. Just be aware that sharp metal edges and vibration will eventually cut through. so, use lots of them!
and trim em tight to the locking part, unless you like getting cut when you reach into a tight place... they may as well be knife blades
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:21 PM   #144
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Another OPS option

NAPA Oil Pressure Switch OP6065 (C$16) is a direct replacement and works fine. Advrider inmate tested and approved.
***Datchew's note: Make sure the one you get is not a tapered fit. A 66 vw uses a tapered fit oil pressure switch and that will not fit properly. Stephen says this one is not tapered. ***
(thx to StephenB)
Also Duralast PS158 just paid 7 bucks at auto zone.
(thx to TxDieHart)


Might want to add a Standard part number since it's a brand available at a lot of mom & pop part stores. I just installed one and it is perfect. Cost $15.00 Standard part number PS177
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:50 AM   #145
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updated. Thanks guys.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:11 AM   #146
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I believe the tapered oil pressure switch David_S mentioned fits a /5... At least the one i got from my local vdub guy does.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:22 AM   #147
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I believe the tapered oil pressure switch David_S mentioned fits a /5... At least the one i got from my local vdub guy does.
The one I installed was not a tapered fit. It has straight threads with a gasket. I installed it on a /7 just a few days ago. It was a cross reference from the NAPA PN not looked up by any application.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:56 AM   #148
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no biggy. I expect most airheads will be savvy enough to take their old part with them.

And if not, we'll hear about it and change the info. It's an iterative process... kinda like how they "practice" medicine.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:38 PM   #149
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Headlight????

what about a reasonable replacement for the /5 headlight/reflector and rim other than the R65 conversion. I mean a stock one you can get from JCWhitney or others...
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #150
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The female thread is usually parallel , so whether you fit a taper male or a parallel with a washer is up to you.
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