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Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Howdy everyone. I just joined and have a question. I recently swapped a jeep for a 1981 BMW R100RT, and am in the process of restoring this cool bike. My question is, where is the best place online for parts for this old bike. I have scoured the internet world looking for the rubber fairing boots with absolutely no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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l:ight scouring LOL

http://www.bmwhucky.com/010046.html
#46 63 1 235 500 and 1 $20.50 each.
Dealers may have them:

PITA to re-install. Not worth it IMHO. Better to install gaiters.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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Maxbmw.com - great fiche to help you find parts, and very helpful, knowledgeable parts staff if you need to speak to a human.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:49 AM   #4
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Many remove those "boots" and leave the fork gaiters on.
The gaiters will protect your fork seals forever...almost.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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Howdy everyone. I just joined and have a question. I recently swapped a jeep for a 1981 BMW R100RT, and am in the process of restoring this cool bike. My question is, where is the best place online for parts for this old bike. I have scoured the internet world looking for the rubber fairing boots with absolutely no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If practical, get to know your local dealer. The online vendors are handy for researching parts but are not necessarily a better deal than the local option. Spoiled here in Atlanta with two excellent dealers. Good pricing. Great service.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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or checkout ,motobins and motoworks ,both in the uk ,both hold tons of stock ,for nearly everything 2 valve ,i just brought a set myself ,think they were about 12 each ,or about $16 -or so dollars ,if you get really stuck ,im coming over to boston ,in september ,im happy to bring a set with me then post them to you ....dave
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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Here's a start:

Gulf Coast BMW
1210 College Avenue South Houston TX 77587
Phone: 713.944.7951
Fax: 713.946.4829
Toll Free Phone: 866.944.7951

http://bmw.gulfcoastmotorcycle.com/home_bmw.asp
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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Unless your doing a concours restoration, I would get rid of the boots completely and install the 11 rib gators for more of a retro look and better protection for the fork tubes. I replaced my boots one time. Eventually they will tear again starting at the drain holes. I notice no additional problem with air or rain.

The faired bikes always reminded me of the girls with the skinny legs!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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If practical, get to know your local dealer. The online vendors are handy for researching parts but are not necessarily a better deal than the local option. Spoiled here in Atlanta with two excellent dealers. Good pricing. Great service.

Unfortunately, the nearest dealer is almost two hundred miles away. So, it is basically online ordering for me.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #11
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Unless your doing a concours restoration, I would get rid of the boots completely and install the 11 rib gators for more of a retro look and better protection for the fork tubes. I replaced my boots one time. Eventually they will tear again starting at the drain holes. I notice no additional problem with air or rain.

The faired bikes always reminded me of the girls with the skinny legs!
I like that look. What did you do at the fairing with the rest of the holes? Do the gaiters just ride flush with the underside of the fairing? Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #12
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The hole remains the same. Throw the old rubber boots away and remove the rubber slider boots that sit on top of the fork legs The top of the gaiter fits tight to the bottom of the lower tree. There are hollow (anti rattle pins) used to keep them from rotating and to let the air go in and out as the forks compress and rebound.
Parts used can be found on MAX BMW parts fish
Select the R100/7T then go to front suspension for the gaiters and clamps
Go to the lower triple tree for the anti rattle pins





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Old 02-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #13
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Thanks again for the info.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #14
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I think you are better off going with early GS fork boots. They look better IMO. They are much less bulky and won't rub the fairing nearly as much. They don't bunch up and restrict fork travel like the '70's style boots do.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #15
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I think you are better off going with early GS fork boots. They look better IMO. They are much less bulky and won't rub the fairing nearly as much. They don't bunch up and restrict fork travel like the '70's style boots do.
I havent found that to be a problem on my bike I didnt care for the GS boots. All a mater of opinion obviously. As far as bunching up, I have seen that happen when someone used both the stock rubber boot and the gaiters combined.
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