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Old 10-21-2008, 08:16 AM   #721
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Great project, great thread, great information.

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Old 10-21-2008, 03:58 PM   #722
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I wouldn't, for two reasons. One, they're pretty porous, but more importantly, they don't have rim locks to hold the tire on if they go flat. I run tubes, as specified.
Thanks. Tubes it is

Also noted that your bike stands well on its sidestand. Mine has slop which makes the bike lean too much. Did you have to fix yours?
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:48 PM   #723
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And I thought that I was the only one still runnung a vintage Lazer front tire!!

I think I have another one in my stash but after this ones shot I'm going modern. I'm tired of fighting rain grooves.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:42 AM   #724
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OCJ,

Dave installed the BMW update kit that replaces the entire sidestand and circular bushing that the bike came with. It is only about $160.00 and fixes the problem completely!

46531454750 side stand installation set (VERSTAERKT) - 09/1980 and above

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Thanks. Tubes it is

Also noted that your bike stands well on its sidestand. Mine has slop which makes the bike lean too much. Did you have to fix yours?
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:24 AM   #725
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That same kit was offered to me by MaxBMW but I thought it was the stock kit. Ddn't know it's an upgrade of sorts.

But they highly recommended the Brown sidestand, slightly cheaper at $140.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:34 AM   #726
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OCJ,

It is a stock kit. It is worth the money. It will fix all of your problems with the original sidestand. It is WAY better than that crappy Brown sidestand.

One of the good things about BMW is when they see a problem they fix it and offer it for sale. This isn't true for everything, but it is true for lots of stuff.

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That same kit was offered to me by MaxBMW but I thought it was the stock kit. Ddn't know it's an upgrade of sorts.

But they highly recommended the Brown sidestand, slightly cheaper at $140.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:45 AM   #727
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So it's sort of a replacement stock kit for the original kit?? I hate these guys!
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:32 AM   #728
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And I thought that I was the only one still runnung a vintage Lazer front tire!!

I think I have another one in my stash but after this ones shot I'm going modern. I'm tired of fighting rain grooves.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:49 PM   #729
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OCJ,One of the good things about BMW is when they see a problem they fix it and offer it for sale. This isn't true for everything, but it is true for lots of stuff.
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This must be a joke..... Right? Please say youre joking.

The list of things that BMW never addressed in thier bikes and cars is longer than the next longest lie by several miles. Last I heard, the surging R-1100's were still surging and thats been what... 26 years? Longer?

Where do you think the Brown side stand came from? It was designed to replace the crappy OEM side stands that BMW refused to fix. Since BMW's fix costs $160.00, I think I'll keep my $90.00 Brown side stand for a little while longer.

It's sturdy. It won't drop the bike (Unless theres an earthquake!) and it stays down when you put it down. The biggest confidence booster is that it wasnt designed by BMW. Loll!
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:43 PM   #730
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This must be a joke..... Right? Please say youre joking.

The list of things that BMW never addressed in thier bikes and cars is longer than the next longest lie by several miles. Last I heard, the surging R-1100's were still surging and thats been what... 26 years? Longer?

Where do you think the Brown side stand came from? It was designed to replace the crappy OEM side stands that BMW refused to fix. Since BMW's fix costs $160.00, I think I'll keep my $90.00 Brown side stand for a little while longer.

It's sturdy. It won't drop the bike (Unless theres an earthquake!) and it stays down when you put it down. The biggest confidence booster is that it wasnt designed by BMW. Loll!
Be that as it may, and Lord knows I've contemplated a Brown, but they look like crap to my eye. I went with the stocker. It fits, it works and it won't rub a spot on my nice powder coating job.

What you'll find is that BMW upgrades parts, but generally doesn't talk about them. Sidestands are an example, as are other smaller bits like the final drive bolts that now come with a flange instead of a washer. As I was working through this bike, many of the little bits that I bought were different than the original parts, with some small modification to them.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:07 AM   #731
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mymindsok,

No joke! Why would I joke about that?

Go right ahead and continue using your Brown. I can't stand those things and have never had one of my BMW's drop from using the stock side stands.

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This must be a joke..... Right? Please say youre joking.

The list of things that BMW never addressed in thier bikes and cars is longer than the next longest lie by several miles. Last I heard, the surging R-1100's were still surging and thats been what... 26 years? Longer?

Where do you think the Brown side stand came from? It was designed to replace the crappy OEM side stands that BMW refused to fix. Since BMW's fix costs $160.00, I think I'll keep my $90.00 Brown side stand for a little while longer.

It's sturdy. It won't drop the bike (Unless theres an earthquake!) and it stays down when you put it down. The biggest confidence booster is that it wasnt designed by BMW. Loll!
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #732
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Sidestand aside (hm...interesting choce of words), I wanted to congratulate you, Dave, on a sweet job; most excellent mate.



Obviously your truthful eye and tasy sensability on the refurb got you enough good karma points to warrant a new job to boot.

Great job putting a lovely BMW back on the road!

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Old 10-26-2008, 02:29 AM   #733
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i started to post some pics, dave. i just don't have your story telling technique. but i love this stuff anyway.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:48 PM   #734
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Rear rack replaced with the simpler hoop, used seat sourced and installed.



Photos later on, when I can park it someplace pretty and catch a few snapshots.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:02 AM   #735
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You selling the old rack on the photo? I might be interested...
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