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Old 10-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Ordering parts for 78' R100/7

Well, its been 22 years and I'm back in business with my very cool but rough 78' R100/7. My first question is...where's the best place for ordering parts for this bike? I last ordered from a catalog for my R75/5, but that was before the Internet. Being back in the saddle is good, but it's been a long time and I need a little boost of info airheads!
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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I last ordered from a catalog for my R75/5, but that was before the Internet.


The Internets 30 years old this year. You really have been off a bike for a while?

Nice bikes the 100/7 Got a 78 myself.

These guys are popular if you're buying a few parts http://www.motobins.co.uk/
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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It sort of depends on where you are. Here in America you can sometimes save money with MotoBins but only if you are ordering a lot of stuff or certain items they have good deals on. The shipping gets to ya'

A lot of riders really like Hucky's http://www.bmwhucky.com/ But you have to send a check or something before he ships. If you call him he will explain and it does work out.

On line a favorite is Max BMW http://maxbmw.com/ They have an easy to use web site.

You may even be near one of the Airhead friendly dealers. Where are you?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Located in Alaska...the closest BMW dealerships are 960 miles South and about the same to the North...both by air! So, Internet service and repair parts are essential! Thank you both for your suggestions. It's all good, my new to me ride is worth all the effort!
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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If you are in the West US, Ted Porter is outstanding for genuine BMW and aftermarket goods for the Airheads. Right parts shipped fast. They are happy to spend time with you to insure you get your Airhead in fine, fit and fiddle condition.

http://www.beemershop.com/
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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If your bike does not have an oil cooler and it will take the one piece oil filter. There are several after market ones available and I think I have heard bad about all of them but one. The only after market oil filter I use and have had no trouble with is the HiFloFiltro HF 161. Took some looking but I found them for $4.04 in a couple of places. Some other places they were higher. Of course there is shipping and most of those places have nothing else you can use except these filters. (I bought a few last year for less than this years price but don't remember where that was.)

This is the only cheaper type oil filter that I will recommend. It has to be a non oil cooler bike. Otherwise use the filter from the dealer.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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The dealer I deal with is in Orange, CA but they have a good stock on airhead parts. http://www.irvseaverbmw.com/ They do ship.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #8
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If you are in the West US, Ted Porter is outstanding for genuine BMW and aftermarket goods for the Airheads. Right parts shipped fast. They are happy to spend time with you to insure you get your Airhead in fine, fit and fiddle condition.

http://www.beemershop.com/
x2 on The Beemer Shop. Good people. I have some new parts and lots of used parts as well.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #9
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http://www.largiader.com/tech/filters/
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:24 AM   #10
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Max Bmw and Huckys are my two goto places.

Hucky does not take credit cards, BUT his service and knowledge is amazing. I am happy to put all the business I can his way. Turn around time is amazing too. Usually have my stuff within 3 days of putting payment in the mail.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:41 AM   #11
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the dealer i deal with is in orange, ca but they have a good stock on airhead parts. http://www.irvseaverbmw.com/ they do ship.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #12
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Bob's BMW

Besides the aforementioned dealers in this thread, I've also had great luck with Bob's BMW in Maryland. I've never bothered ordering online, rather I just call their 800 number. Talking to a parts person at Bob's has worked very well for me. They've got my name and CC info on file, so I call, order up my parts and they ship them out.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:30 AM   #13
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I always forget to mention the internet and phone service at Bob's because I'm 30 miles from them so I deal with them in person. You can order over the net I think but their web site catalog and system is not as complete as some others. Over the phone I'm sure the service is excellent.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #14
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Wow, you guys really came through with the info! This is great. If I ever meet you on the road, I hope to thank you appropriately! This all helps! The BIGGEST reason I bought this bike was it's solid engineering for it's sidecar! My son, my wolf cub, is my wingman! He's special, and there's no way ever that I can trust that he can get a ride with me and trust that he will hold on. And since he's special, there hasn't been any time for motorcycles for me. So, this good ole Beemer sidehack is just the ticket for the two of us...Lone Wolf and Cub! We will see you on the road!
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #15
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Wow, you guys really came through with the info! This is great. If I ever meet you on the road, I hope to thank you appropriately! This all helps! The BIGGEST reason I bought this bike was it's solid engineering for it's sidecar! My son, my wolf cub, is my wingman! He's special, and there's no way ever that I can trust that he can get a ride with me and trust that he will hold on. And since he's special, there hasn't been any time for motorcycles for me. So, this good ole Beemer sidehack is just the ticket for the two of us...Lone Wolf and Cub! We will see you on the road!
Well now you need to post a pic!!!!
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