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Old 08-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #226
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Grant Piston Rings part # P1449.000 work great in R100 engines, so far. I put them in my GS and so far, so good. I couldn't find the Fed Mogul rings. I'm told they're discontinued.

They're going into the RT next.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:38 PM   #227
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I'm in the market for a good torque wrench that fits my budget (under $100)

Could someone give me the run down on what would make a good wrench for working on an airhead BMW?

For instance:

Should I be looking for ft/lbs. or newton measurements?

How far should the range go for my bike ( a 95 R100GS), would 25-250lbs. be good or do I need something that can go lower?

I'm looking at this one here on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-16250...5702168&sr=1-2

but haven't really spent much time looking since I have never used a torque wrench before.

Thanks
i picked up a couple of fairly inexpensive torque wrenches at the local auto parts store. one for lb-ft, one for lb-in. they come with handy conversion tables.

i take them to work and check them against a calibrated master once a year or so, and so far they've been fine.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:28 AM   #228
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Hey, I posted a while ago about an air filter for a R100 /7 RS, etc ... I found one for 17$. Very happy. I ordered 3.

http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=37314

This shop has some good stuff too ...
That is just the standard price for factory airfilters.
I have a source for after market for about half. I'll verify and get back with a post.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:21 PM   #229
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You must be talking about the Uni-filter brand...
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:42 AM   #230
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In Oz Uni filters are foam - Munich Motorcycles have one to fit the GS but the aint cheap.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:59 PM   #231
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I think they're the oiled type, similar to the K&N.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:18 AM   #232
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Wemoto, a English aftermarkes supplier, have Kyoto disks for the R100GS for less than half the price anyone else sells disks for.

I fitted one recently.

They work better with Vesrah pads than EBC HH pads did with the OEM disk, best Ive had.

And the combination was 25% the cost of a new EBC disc/pad set up here in Oz .

Kyoto are OEM equipment manufacturers in Japan so quality shouldnt be an issue.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:58 AM   #233
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In Oz Uni filters are foam - Munich Motorcycles have one to fit the GS but the aint cheap.
You can get them re-foamed - not cheap - but they do a good job.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #234
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airhead parts available?

Hello all I'm new to this forum and to airheads. I'm shopping for an older R series to mount my sidecar to.My question is are parts available for the 1960's and up models? Are there any parts that can't be easily found. I'm going to look at a 75 r90/6 as soon as the owner gets back to town.Anything I should be aware of on this model? Thanks in advance
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:57 PM   #235
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Hello all I'm new to this forum and to airheads. I'm shopping for an older R series to mount my sidecar to.My question is are parts available for the 1960's and up models? Are there any parts that can't be easily found. I'm going to look at a 75 r90/6 as soon as the owner gets back to town.Anything I should be aware of on this model? Thanks in advance
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Bill,

All the answer lie at the link below!

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.asp
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #236
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Cathouse: first of all, WELCOME to the assylum...

You might want to just start a thread with your question, more people would see it... on the other hand, there are many many many threads throughout that address the various issues with airheads. Do a search. The 90/6 is, by coincidence, considered one of the very best of a very good line of bikes. They do have their foibles, yes, but there are a lot of bikes still running around, with very happy owners and riders.

The reference above to the MAX BMW fiche will show you that yes, parts are very available.

I like dealing with Hucky's Spare Parts: Hans is a great guy, good parts, excellent knowledge and service, and as good a price as anybody. His website is helpful in that there are pictures of the various parts, which for me is a real plus!

Anyway, enjoy the madness. Great bikes, great bunch of guysngals on ADV, and help is readily available. So are opinions.

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Old 10-16-2009, 09:49 PM   #237
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an ignition control module from a mid 90s volkswagen jetta works on the electronic ignition bmws.

volkswagen part #19190535113



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Old 12-02-2009, 11:41 AM   #238
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Emergency cables

Her is my humble contribution to this thread, an emergency cable setup.

It consists of 1 Gilera clutch cable, 3 generic scooter throttle cables and a collection of end bits - I dunno how these are called in English, but in Spanish they are called "evita soldadura" (something like "weld saver").

The three throttle cables will make a complete throttle cable, or replace the one broken or good for the choke. As the choke can be operated with a broken cable, it is not necessary to have more of these.

These things are fairly common in Latin America, I believe not that common in the US - try bicycle cables instead.

The value this setup is around $10. It weights very little and it fits everywhere - you can have it in your tool tray no issues and it will save the day one day.

The end bits are also good to repair a cable with a broken end.

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Old 12-02-2009, 03:44 PM   #239
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:19 AM   #240
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squish-band pistons for '77 R100RS

Who sells pistons for these bikes? Thanks.
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