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Old 01-29-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Help identifying airhead seat and silencers

I was hoping some of you forum experts could help me identify the silencers and the seat cowl on this bike, and advise where I may find these parts. I love the rear end of this airhead and want my R60 to look similar. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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The mufflers look like a stock BMW item, but I'm not sure. Someone with a better eye and more knowledge will chime in soon. The seat looks like an amalgam of a stock seat and a fiberglass cafe seat. You can find the cafe stuff in a few places:

http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/bmw/bmwboxer.htm

http://www.boxercafe.com/

And a site for some possible inspiration:

http://www.cafeboxer.com/

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:02 AM   #3
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The mufflers are somewhat similar to Hoske 'style' sport pipes. Here's a shot of the Hoske pipes on my bike for reference.

BMW r75/5

That seat looks a bit homely IMO, but you can probably source something similar at Glass from the Past (http://caferacingparts.com/) or a handful of other cafe sites.

I got the Hoske style pipes from Hucky a few years back and my seat was a custom build last winter. Best of luck!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses, gents!

I agree that the gap between the subframe and the seat cowl is a bit ugly, but I like the overall seat because it is rounded on the back. Most BMW cafe tails seems to be squared off or flattened on top.

elite-less, your bike is gorgeous! I like what you did with the seat, very creative! I'll check out BMW Hucky for the silencers - I've already bought from him and I'll be buying much more as the project progresses!

Thanks again!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:56 AM   #5
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elite-less: your bike is the epitome of a classy, make-it-mine customization. I really like the light grey fenders and seat color along with the silver "stock" tank. Your seat pan is nicely done: I was never happy with having to deal with that bend in the subframe, but what you have done really brings it all together.... and those mufflers are just the perfect finishing touch....Well done!!

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