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Old 01-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #511
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only on page 9... eyeballs are glazing over... ahhhhhh gotta stop
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #512
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Has anyone found a substitute to the BMW Rubber Boot used on the forks? My '91 GS uses the 15 rib boot. I'm starting to look at some of the local 4-wheel drive shops to see if they have any rubber boots they use on shocks that might be usable on the forks.

Any help is appreciated and I'll report back on what I find.
And I have the 11 Ribs......even more expensive than the 15s.

I was looking a little while ago and found this, matches (or close) the fork/lowers for size. 30mmx60mm.
They give the total lenght as 10.5", also a match.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/gl1000-cb900-cb1100-cbr600-honda-39x60mm-10-5-fork-gator-rat-bike-brat-style-/120841610918?hash=item1c22b8a6a6&item=120841610918&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#shId
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #513
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I put Rancho shock boots on. They look good and fit perfect on the top and bottom. They are not meant to be on a show bike. I repeat. I am not Perry B. I resurrect bikes, not restore them. They do the job and look good but the faithful ones go ape shit over not using original parts sometimes. I do use BMW clamps. More into function on a non-museum daily rider than some...


Rancho RS1952 - Rancho Shock Boots for $4 locally...
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #514
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They do the job and look good but the faithful ones go ape shit over not using original parts sometimes.
Rancho RS1952 - Rancho Shock Boots for $4 locally...
Thanks...always tought those would fit from eyeballing too many lifted pick-up trucks up this way.

Don't care much about faithfulness myself but have to stay very close to the stock look. Collector's plates= much cheaper insurance.

OK I'll get a set, if any issues,as in the insurance assessor counting ribs, I'll just trade them with the OEMs I gave a friend 15+ years ago for his old Bonneville, that bike still hasn't moved.

Found a pic....if anyone cares about counting ribs.

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:13 AM   #515
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Do they have vent holes?
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:25 AM   #516
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They fit at the top perfect. Have to drive the pin into the brace. At the bottom them have two “slits” on each side. I wrap the fork leg with a mess cloth that acts like a filter for dirt and than clamp. Seems to work good. Sure better than none at all.

Terry, look for a PM from me soon about some speedo work. Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #517
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Thanks for the tip on those fork gaitors! I've spent the rediculous sum of $70 for the correct gaitors and don't intend doing that ever again. Thanks for the 'heads up' - will watch for your PM.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:44 AM   #518
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Thanks for the tip on those fork gaitors! I've spent the rediculous sum of $70 for the correct gaitors and don't intend doing that ever again. Thanks for the 'heads up' - will watch for your PM.
$70 for fork gaiters? That's nothing. I spent something like $76 for speedo and tach eyebrows. I was one week into quitting cigarettes tho and this was approximately how much money I spent every week on cigarettes. So I did it on poipose.

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:48 AM   #519
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Fork gaitors

Don't know if anyone is replacing theirs because they look all "saggy" or because of cracks.

Mine were "saggy" they would touch the front of the fork tubes, do to time/gravity.

I drilled a vent hole on the other side and turned them 180 deg. Now, no sag.

Is that being too Anal?
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:01 PM   #520
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Don't know if anyone is replacing theirs because they look all "saggy" or because of cracks.

Mine were "saggy" they would touch the front of the fork tubes, do to time/gravity.

I drilled a vent hole on the other side and turned them 180 deg. Now, no sag.

Is that being too Anal?

Most the time I replace because they are not salvageable, even cracked ones that dont go all of the way through are replaced and 60% of the bikes I find dont have any. Good excuse to rebuild the forks and put new seals in anyway, most of the bikes I get have been sitting for some time...
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:36 AM   #521
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Where can I get 2 new pushrods for my R80 G/S?

Good and cheap.

Don't ask.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:30 AM   #522
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Fork gaitors

http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R Series 2 valve Twin

Excellent price and quality ...no affiliation just happy customer ....9 GBP ea = approx $12 USD ea
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #523
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Where can I get 2 new pushrods for my R80 G/S?

Good and cheap.

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I assume you've tried the usual suspects ... Munich, Motobins and Motoworks



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Old 02-09-2012, 04:30 PM   #524
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I'm on the lookout for a right fork slider for a duel disk conversion on the '76 R90/6 with 40mm ATE calipers. They're somewhere between rocking horse poo and hens teeth.

Can I use the fork slider from a R100RS? My reading on the Haynes suggests the stanchion diameters won't match. Is that correct, is there no other right-hand slider, other than a R90S right slider that will fit?

Cheers.
Here is some info on making a fork lower for the right side from a left side part.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738951

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:08 AM   #525
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Question WTB Right side plate for /5

I have a 1971 /5 and it is missing the right side cover. The left one is perfect just missing it's mate. I found them new but $250 for a SET of tins? Any right side for a /5 would do, powder coat is cheap. If you have one do PM me.

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