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Old 03-20-2008, 08:01 AM   #61
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Here's a decent link to some information on the Racetechs', it is for an R100GS but gives a good general idea.... the G/S's take two emulators where the GS takes only one...

http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...lve/index.html

Here's where I just got my pair for $199.99 (**edit, they went up $10)

http://www.parts411.com/acbasp/store...-P81750C0.aspx
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:10 AM   #62
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Ok guys, I have a question. Maybe a couple. What are you guys looking for in terms of hard to find parts? Specifically plastic parts or parts that can be made from plastic? The reason I ask is that I'm taking a business class and one of my projects is actually what you guys are discussing. My area of expertise is fiberglass and I'm doing a feasability study for the small scale production of hard to find older motorcycle parts. My notion is to make parts that might have small production runs and limited appeal. That seems right up this group's alley. 10 gallon gas tanks, custom mudguards, side panels, stuff like that. So, can you guys help me out? What would you want? How much would you pay? My instructor says I need at least 40 replies. Can you PM me? If this is viable, I may consider actual production. I can share some of my ideas offline if any of you want them. There has been much talk of $400 tanks lately. That seems like a lot. If any of you are really interested in tanks, I have some ideas that I think can circumvent that price point.
Just to qualify myself, I'm not a troll trying to steal your money. I'm just trying to do a feasability study for a class. However, like I said, I'm also doing this with an eye to actually implementing it if I think it is worth it. So, what kind of pain can I resolve. I would love to hear ideas for parts.

Thanks, Dan
those are of interest to me:

1. Tank. with low center of gravity and no more than10 gallon, a combo of hpn (avoiding that fuel is sitting below the petcock), flatsurface on top like heinrich allowing to place mapholder + tank panniers. $400
2. Spill proof Water canisters that are rectangle and flat to be mounted in front or behind aluminum case holding no more than 10 liters.
suggested dimenions 14 inches tall, 7 inches wide, 5 inches deep
3. if one is not feasible, create same as 2 for fuel. I think that people are willing to pay $15 for a container that is sturdy, has a vent for fuel vapors and is accepted by EPA ( ideally, but it is ont a necessity for me).
It could be a jerry can knock off, that are just unnecessary heavy, as they are made out of heavy steel gauge.

All fuel canisters that I have resourced are to square.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:31 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by SOLO LOBO
Here's a decent link to some information on the Racetechs', it is for an R100GS but gives a good general idea.... the G/S's take two emulators where the GS takes only one...

http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...lve/index.html

Here's where I just got my pair for $199.99 (**edit, they went up $10)

http://www.parts411.com/acbasp/store...-P81750C0.aspx

Thanks Solo, I'll get in touch with them and see if they ship to the UK.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:11 PM   #64
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On this G/S subject, what would be everyones recommendation on what G/S to buy?
G/S, or G/SPD?

I have a line on a 1984 G/SPD, in rough, but complete condition.
By rough, I mean it has been sitting for around 10 years,unknown on engine, but was told it did run, exhaust rusted out, cables broken, plenty of bird shit

I realize this would be a complete restro, and am looking at it as a long term project for me.

A penny for your thoughts
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:39 AM   #65
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I have a line on a 1984 G/SPD, in rough, but complete condition.
By rough, I mean it has been sitting for around 10 years,unknown on engine, but was told it did run, exhaust rusted out, cables broken, plenty of bird shit
Sounds perfect.
I have now owned two airheads, both were long term non runners when I got them, I still own one, my R80ST.... the poor relation of the G/S
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:29 AM   #66
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Keen to learn from this thread too, as I have just picked one up and I am slowly working on it and ...I have lots of questions.
Here it is when bought it 2weeks ago.

Slowly fixing and tidying up the things I can.

Cleaning things up and starting to work out what I need to get it running.

Ordering a whole lot of bits via the internet (motobins and steinbrock),
polising and spraying bits.


Q 1 What is the white fairing / screen that most folk put on them and where do you get one?
Q2 I have ordered the single seat/luggage rack - will I need to weld lugs for this onto the sub frame?
There wil be more questions - here's another - Is this the right place to post rhis sort of stuff?
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:06 AM   #67
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Dave,

Nice looking GS.

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Old 07-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #68
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Thanks for this 2 links, I fond the "slipstream" ugly... but it works damn well ! I'll take it on My G/S only for long winter driving
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:53 PM   #69
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Q2 I have ordered the single seat/luggage rack - will I need to weld lugs for this onto the sub frame?
On my G/S, the solo seat bolts to the little "filler rack" which has a little tab on it to fit into the seat lock. the front is held down on the bike by the 90 degree peice that comes off the seat and fits into the open end of the frame tube. No need to do any welding!
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #70
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Another new G/S (and first time BMW) owner here very much looking forward to this thread.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:53 PM   #71
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Another new G/S (and first time BMW) owner here very much looking forward to this thread.
Jumpin' Gee Hose-a-fat, Stankmoto! Whatcha go through a time warp and buy that thing brand new of the dealer floor!? Man, that looks good. Feel free to start a thread of bike pron pix on that lovely bike!

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Old 07-06-2008, 10:49 PM   #72
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that bike needs to see dirt!
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:54 AM   #73
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On my G/S, the solo seat bolts to the little "filler rack" which has a little tab on it to fit into the seat lock. the front is held down on the bike by the 90 degree peice that comes off the seat and fits into the open end of the frame tube. No need to do any welding!
Thanks for your help Ive just ordered this for the solo seat.


But I'm not sure where the tabs at the front mount too. Maybe I bought the wrong thing?
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:03 AM   #74
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Dave,

Nice looking GS.

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Thanks wato - I bought it off john who lives up the road you may know him from the club? - I used to ride with him a bit so I know some of its history. Now John has old timers disease (cruel). I bought it off his son on the provision he gets first option on the buy back - fair I reckon. Cant wait to work on it a bit more and fire it up.

But I've got some riding to do over the next few weeks and my DR and Scrambler are ready to go! These triumphs are so reliable. Life gets more complicated the more bikes you own.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:20 AM   #75
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Thanks for your help Ive just ordered this for the solo seat.


But I'm not sure where the tabs at the front mount too. Maybe I bought the wrong thing?
The brackets on the front of the rack bolt onto the uderside of the single seat. You can buy a new seat from Siebenrock.
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