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Old 01-26-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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Finding what airhead parts are interchangeable?

Is there a common database/thread that adresses what parts fit from one R bike to another? For instance, will the fork tubes from an R100 fit an R100GSPD? This may be a dumb question, but I'm asking it anyway. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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Tom - go to the ibmwr site - there's a parts interchangeability guide there. But it's mostly for things like voltage regulators, carb diaphrams, etc. Otherwise your best bet is going to one of the on line parts fiches and cross checking part numbers.

I can tell you right now that the 100GS forks are unique to the 100GS. Are yours bent?
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:46 PM   #3
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I can tell you right now that the 100GS forks are unique to the 100GS. Are yours bent?[/quote]

Thanks for the response. No, mine are pitted pretty badly. I also need a speedometer, amongst many oher things and wondered if a speedo from other BMW's might work. This will be a long learning process for me and hopefully I can get started in March once we move into our new house.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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Try Forking By Frank for aftermarket fork legs.. I put Frank's tubes on a K75S, R100RS and a 1967 T100C, much less than OEM BMW parts...
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:41 PM   #5
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Another possibility is to get yours nitrited. Not sure if I got that right. Anyway, it's a process that puts on a coating that's tougher than chrome and slipperier. I'll look around for a link to give you - but as I recall, it was about $200 for a pair of fork tubes.

The speedo can be repaired, but they are touchy. The main problem with them is the reset button rubber that allows water in after a while. They're fairly big and heavy and if you do much riding on rough roads it'll fail again. Most guys just install a bicycle computer - much cheaper and way more accurate.

Again, I think that speedo is unique to the GS. There are a few others that look the same, like the R80G/S, R80ST and the R65, but they're geared differently and wouldn't read correctly at all.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:22 AM   #6
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You might try these guys for used parts.

http://www.re-psycle.com/

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/
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