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Old 03-10-2011, 01:31 AM   #346
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Bush holder question...

I mean, why can't I pay 7 bucks for this....



???? If the shoe fits....
I feel your pain but the reality is that those brush holders usually last twenty to thirty years(!) and at that rate replacements come due once in an owners lifetime.

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and pay up.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #347
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I feel your pain but the reality is that those brush holders usually last twenty to thirty years(!) and at that rate replacements come due once in an owners lifetime.

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and pay up.
awwww....really???? I know you're right, I just would like to discover and share something smart. Someday....
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:34 AM   #348
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Brush Holder

I replaced the brushes (not the holder) on my 1977 bike not too long ago. It did take some soldering but was not difficult and not expensive. Are you sure you need to replace the brush holders? If so you probably could source a used holder.

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:55 AM   #349
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Motorrad Elektrik has the brushes. Nice thing about them is the screw on at the terminals instead of having to solder them...at least on my '81.

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:30 PM   #350
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Wixom Saddle Bag Liners

Found these at www.denniskirk.com. Great fit for the old Wixom Saddlebags. They come in a couple of sizes. I bought the large and they fit perfect. Nice price at $22 for the pair

Saddlemen Large Saddlebag Liners

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Old 03-11-2011, 11:22 PM   #351
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Motorrad Elektrik has the brushes. Nice thing about them is the screw on at the terminals instead of having to solder them...at least on my '81.

Yeah, Rick and I had a talk about soldering the brushes and how big of a pain in the ass it was, hence the ring terminals.
I do need a new brush holder, they do go bad from heat I'm assuming. Mine has warped in such a manner that you cannot see, but it doesn't allow the brush to slide.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:47 AM   #352
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You can't whittle the graphite down a bit to make 'em fit in the holder?
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #353
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You can't whittle the graphite down a bit to make 'em fit in the holder?
You could also pry open the holder a bit to get the brushes to slide. If you break it no big deal you had to obtain a new one anyway.

Try calling Re-Psycle (http://www.re-psycle.com/) for used parts.

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Old 03-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #354
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You can't whittle the graphite down a bit to make 'em fit in the holder?
Yeah, no. I've tried everything. Once they go, they go. I've done it far too many times not to justify buying a new holder.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #355
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Looking for new Brembo brake caliper pistons on my R80 ST and they were not available from BMW. Motobins had the genuine Brembo brand pistons for $30.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #356
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Alright I'm sure this is covered ... but is there a 81 to 87 air filter cheap replacement? Just curious ... Thanks in advance ..
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:08 AM   #357
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Alright I'm sure this is covered ... but is there a 81 to 87 air filter cheap replacement? Just curious ... Thanks in advance ..
Motobins sell an oem air filter for ukp15, or a copy for ukp9.

http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts....20valve%20Twin

...then click on general service parts.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:39 AM   #358
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Munich Motorcycles in Oz do a reasonably priced Unifilter foam element, mine cost less than my BMW dealer wonts for a OEM.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:13 PM   #359
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Eh? WTB square German police saddlebags

I just found a R90 in full German police livery; not for sale. It had a set of square leather saddlebags that would be great on my R60/5. If you have a set you are willing to sell PM me!
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:41 PM   #360
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