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Old 03-14-2009, 07:31 PM   #181
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Enduralast Alternator Question:

Where did you guys hang the rectifier/regulator unit on your GS?



The recommended location is only going to work on the standard /5,/6,/7 type bikes, not the GS and maybe none of the mono-shock bikes.

Where'd all ya'all hang yours?

I'm thinking under the tank where the original regulator lived, but would prefer a location a little windier.

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Old 03-15-2009, 11:26 PM   #182
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On the far left. I put all the warning stickers that came with it on the reg in case I decide to move it later. this is where I saw a lot of other folks mount it. Another popular place is where the stock horn mounts behind the front fender for people that have put on Stebel air horns.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:15 PM   #183
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On the far left. I put all the warning stickers that came with it on the reg in case I decide to move it later. this is where I saw a lot of other folks mount it. Another popular place is where the stock horn mounts behind the front fender for people that have put on Stebel air horns.

Thanks for the tip, bgoodsoil.

I had to move a few relays around to make room, but it fits under there quite nicely.

Hopefully it'll get enough cooling air in that location.

I used the coil's power lead to supply "keyed power" to the unit. Anyone else wire theirs in a similar manner? Should I be concerned about over taxing the coil's power lead?

I have no idea how much current the unit draws and was sort of at the mercy of the instructions that advised to use any keyed power source that was handy. Guess it's not a big current draw or they wouldn't have been so liberal in their recommendations?

Here's hoping.

Has anyone on the board used one for a lengthy period of time can report on reliability, durability etc?



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Old 03-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #184
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Wirewrkr is correct on the stiffer spring. Also, the striped "tiger tail" has a plastic bracket that rides on the cam, the other one has a fiber-ish material.

Bosch number for the 79-80 bikes is 01011 for the points, and 02093 for the condensor.





Also, here's a pic of the old and the new.
Top left is the condensor as they come from BMW. German made. Top right is the brazil part that you get nowadays.

Bottom left is the striped "tiger tail" points. Spring is stiffer. Bottom right spring isn't as stiff, but the throw of the pivot arm is almost twice that of the striped one, and the bracket material that rides the cam is different as I mentioned above.

THis pic might be rotated... i clicked rotate about 4 times and smug didn't catch up. Shoot me.

Thanks for the info. Very helpful as I have also acquired a points-in-a -can and correct coils for my PD.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:04 PM   #185
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Thanks for the info. Very helpful as I have also acquired a points-in-a -can and correct coils for my PD.
Anytime.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:21 PM   #186
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HOWZABOUT A even BETTER deal??
I would check out the TOYO brand batteries from www.beiterbattery.com
the skinny /5 style battery is a perfect fit on the BMWs. 12v20p
I bought one 2 years ago and it is awesome!!!
Especially at $40.00 plus shipping!!!!!!!!!
Holy crap, it fits and works perfect!!!!
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Can someone confirm that this is the battery? http://www.beiterbattery.com/toyo12v...labattery.aspx

I need to order a new one ASAP. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:26 AM   #187
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I cannot confirm that this is the battery that wirewrkr used, but I have that size on my /6, and it has worked perfectly for a year plus. The 18ah should be OK. These pack a lotta punch in their little package. SLA= sealed lead acid, which is a no-maintenance type which will not spill acid on the bike as it charges and discharges. All around, a good choice, especially given the $$$...

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:50 PM   #188
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Air Filter!

Hey all!

There was a question earlier in this thread about an OEM Air filter ... I need a new on for a /7. Any Fram or such that would work? I could *make* one from the old filter by cutting holes in it, and then wrapping the old air filter with 'air filtration' cloth ... but I'd like a source for a new one ...

Any hints out there?

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Old 05-31-2009, 11:19 AM   #189
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Looking for a seat for a R100Rs, also looking for rear sets and bar backs for the same bike.Any ideas where to start looking?
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:55 PM   #190
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An ICM from an eighties to early nineties VW can be used. I don't remember the exact year ranges or models, but my bike is currently running an ICM from a first generation Jetta - cost me all of $2 at the junkyard. Just look for an ICM that looks identical to the one on your airhead - if it looks the same and it's from a VW, then it will work.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:16 PM   #191
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Looking for a seat for a R100Rs, also looking for rear sets and bar backs for the same bike.Any ideas where to start looking?
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Try www.siebenrock.com
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:26 PM   #192
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Looking for a seat for a R100Rs, also looking for rear sets and bar backs for the same bike.Any ideas where to start looking?
thanks
Try Omar's for the rearsets, http://omarsdtr.com/BMWvrs.html

Original seats can be had from Bob's BMW in Jessup, MD. If you want a good aftermarket to mate up with the RS rear seat cowl, try Corbin seats. They have a lot of BMW seats.

As far as the barbacks, you might consider changing the bars with BMW K75S handlebars. More comfortable riding position than the RS bars, without the worry of having to change wiring and cables like barbacks may make you do. I did this conversion on my R100S which someone had put some off brand bars on, and I am happy with the riding position.

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:26 AM   #193
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Hey all!

There was a question earlier in this thread about an OEM Air filter ... I need a new on for a /7. Any Fram or such that would work? I could *make* one from the old filter by cutting holes in it, and then wrapping the old air filter with 'air filtration' cloth ... but I'd like a source for a new one ...

Any hints out there?

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:10 PM   #194
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #195
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Thanks Rucksta!!!
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