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Old 06-03-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
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alternatives to the handlebar clamp rubber mounts...

i have fitted a set of K75 forks to my R65 frame. the handlebar clamps have a rubber mounting set up in the top yoke. all good so far...

now i come to buy the rubbers i find they are priced at 9ish per each, and i need four! call me tight but thats ludicrous!

i cannot source any secondhand ones at the moment and i started to ponder alternatives.

anyone used anything else to get the job done? if so, what? all suggestions welcome...

and alternatively, if you have a set cluttering up your house or garage...

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:50 PM   #2
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BMW parts are too expensive? What were you thinking when you bought a German motorcycle?

But you're not alone. It's a common complaint.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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i hate to think what they cost in australia!
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1982 R65 frame, 1982 R80 engine, K75 front end, dnepr tank and anything else cheap that will go on!
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:10 PM   #4
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...and unfortunately the rubber parts are the ones that do not stand the test of time....so used ones aren't likely to be much better. I ran into the same problem on my XS650, but luckily there are readily-available aftermarket bits for that bike!

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Old 06-03-2014, 02:17 PM   #5
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yeah, i am thinking that another manufacturer/bike model will fit... its just finding out which one. i reckon if there is a cross over part, someone on here will know.
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1982 R65 frame, 1982 R80 engine, K75 front end, dnepr tank and anything else cheap that will go on!
SNAFU...
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:25 PM   #6
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You may get used to high prices try motorworks out for second hand ones,
k bike parts are usually a bit cheaper than airhead bits, they even gave me an
airflow meter for free, I did order a lot of airhead stuff that day though

While the parts are expensive it's worth it to have such an extensive back
catalogue available from BMW, there's very little they don't supply
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:38 PM   #7
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motorworks 2nd hand price is good actually, i need to ring them for availability...
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1982 R65 frame, 1982 R80 engine, K75 front end, dnepr tank and anything else cheap that will go on!
SNAFU...
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:40 PM   #8
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I've heard that rubber feet meant for table legs, plus some duct tape and glue will "work". And it's CHEAP!

I'm thrifty too, but I save money on other things--rubber both wears out and deteriorates--if you can't luck into finding good used, you'll just have to pony up for new ones. New ones for another brand will likely be just as much.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:51 PM   #9
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true enough... she's cost me less than a grand so far so 36 isn't exactly a killer!
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1982 R65 frame, 1982 R80 engine, K75 front end, dnepr tank and anything else cheap that will go on!
SNAFU...
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