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Old 12-30-2009, 07:43 PM   #31
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You may know these but if not here they are:

Blue Moon Cycles in Norcross is a Vintage BMW shop that can help you out with parts if you need them in a hurry. http://www.bluemooncycle.com/

Boxerworks out here in Athens also does airheads. http://boxerworks.com/

BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta is the dealership. They're in Marietta and they carry a few airhead parts too. Not much, but some. The parts guy there rides an airhead GS so he'll speak your language. http://www.bmwmcoa.com/

Those are your only 3 local resources that I know of. If they don't have it you're stuck ordering it.
Blue moons great just retardedly priced.
Matt from Boxerworks is a good friend that I talk to oftern (they are no longer in athens)

All my work is being done by Apex cycles in Ellijay.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #32
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A part of Boxerworks is still in Athens but Matt isn't. Him and Nathan had some sorta falling out a while bike. I don't really know what happened and it's not my business anyways. There's still a shop called Boxerworks in Athens and it's a resource.

Blue Moon definitely charges their 'convenience fee' but if you desperately need something they're likely to have it.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:52 PM   #33
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I've never heard of Apex Cycles. Is it a BMW shop?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:55 PM   #34
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He's word of mouth only. Google Apex ellijay.
He's a fantastic guy who knows his stuff and his work is second to none from what I saw while I was at his place. I'm pretty excited about working with him.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:04 PM   #35
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dern. You weren't kidding about that word of mouth only. I've never heard of 'em and you'd think I would have considering there's a link at the top that says 'slinger cleaning'. Definitely an airhead shop, an old one.

Wow, they do headwork too.

What are you having them do?
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:34 PM   #36
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Yeah, he does. He's doing some minor repairs on my frame then sending it to powdercoat then he's also doing all the work on my engine (bead blasting, ultrasonic cleaning, valves etc etc)
Then I think I'm asking him to re press the new swing arm bearing, relacing the wheels and such.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:44 PM   #37
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When you said restoration you really meant it! That's an awful lot to do. How many miles are on this bike?
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:55 AM   #38
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Why does it seem all the hip young cats are in the south?

I think I'm the only guy under 30 in the midwest with an airhead.. who does the work on it myself.

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Old 12-31-2009, 05:39 AM   #39
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Brad - They do Transmissions too ... Wow ... I hadn't heard of them either (but I haven't been around long).

Blaine - Have an general idea about their prices? Better than average (way lower than Blue Moon)?
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When you said restoration you really meant it! That's an awful lot to do. How many miles are on this bike?
43k

As to his pricing...he's way below blue moon and way cooler.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:53 AM   #41
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Why does it seem all the hip young cats are in the south?

I think I'm the only guy under 30 in the midwest with an airhead.. who does the work on it myself.

Technically, from a native Kansan's perspective, you're in the Southeast. But yeah, there's not many of us younguns. I think you and Brad are the youngunests. This just shows we have class ahead of our time.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:03 AM   #42
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Yeah, I'm definitely only 23 years old but I know how to heed advise from my elders, which is why I come here
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:04 AM   #43
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Don't ya just loath the respectfullnesss of these young whippersnappers?
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:07 AM   #44
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get your bike done so you can join the non medicare crowd at the spring fling. drummer, if you need a stop on the way you've got one in nashville.


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Old 12-31-2009, 11:17 AM   #45
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I sure wish I'd been smart enough in my twenties to get an airhead. But at that time I didn't have that kind of cash, since they were new. I'd have gotten an old one from the fifties or sixties ... how my life would have been different.

There was a BMW bike ad in the 60s that went something like: We want you to try BRAND X before getting a BMW so you can appreciate what cool bikes these are.

So I did that, and by the early 90s was ready to forget about bikes, when what do you know? A 1976 R90/6 shows up in my life.
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