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    The starter relay on my '84 R100Rt became...

    The starter relay on my '84 R100Rt became intermittent. Sometimes it would work, sometimes not. Disassembled it, looked ok. Cleaned terminals, reassembled. Same thing. Finally bought a new relay....
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    MAX BMW has it for about $27.

    MAX BMW has it for about $27.
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    I've repaired at least 3 speedos using the method...

    I've repaired at least 3 speedos using the method outlined above. Works great and never needed any more repairs. Tried JB Weld first, no joy, then used super glue.
  4. 1984 "Last Edition" R100RT production numbers

    I've had the extreme good fortune of finding and purchasing an '84 "Last Edition" R100RT in exceptional condition with only 9k miles on the clock. The RT's and RS's that year were painted with a...
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    Don't get too complicated. Sounds like a shorted...

    Don't get too complicated. Sounds like a shorted condenser to me. Cheap to replace and most likely the problem.
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    Niche Cycle Supply has a set of new headers with...

    Niche Cycle Supply has a set of new headers with crossover pipe for about $160, shipping included. I've seen people pay that much for rusty/crusty ones on EBay.
    www.nichecycle.com
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    And behind it are what looks like a Honda CB450...

    And behind it are what looks like a Honda CB450 and a Honda 90 on the platform as well as a white Honda Dream (either 160 or 305) on the floor. That would match the date as 1965 or '66.
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    Craigs List posting has been deleted.

    Craigs List posting has been deleted.
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    Welcome to vintage Airheads! Hope to see you at...

    Welcome to vintage Airheads!
    Hope to see you at the rally...:thumb
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    Thanks, again!:thumb

    Thanks, again!:thumb
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    Thanks to all! Question: Are we drilling and...

    Thanks to all! Question: Are we drilling and tapping a hole in the seat pan to screw the bolt into? The article is silent on installation....:scratch
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    Airhead Seat Mounting Problem

    I just purchased a '74 R60/6 and the rear mounting point for the standard seat hinge is missing. On a '76 I once owned this piece was a little tube welded to the frame through which a bolt and nut...
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    If you do the work yourself you're going to need...

    If you do the work yourself you're going to need the "many in one" tool from Cycle Works. It is a combination of the special tools needed to tear down the engine properly. It's sold for $222.
    I...
  14. Thread: 1969 r60/2

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    The $5k, $5k, $5k stuff is getting to be an urban...

    The $5k, $5k, $5k stuff is getting to be an urban legend. In running condition like this, it's probably worth $3,500 tops as there are a lot of these out there. $4,000 for an engine overhaul can be...
  15. All BMW's (airheads and older) were designed to...

    All BMW's (airheads and older) were designed to be maintained by illiterate Bavarian farm boys. Since this description fits most of us to a "T", we're happy to help!
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    Weatherstrip adhesive works well, or Gorilla...

    Weatherstrip adhesive works well, or Gorilla Glue.
    As to paint, here's an idea. After preparing the part for painting, polish up the raised letters and apply a VERY thin film white grease to the the...
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    A Bungee Buddy mounted to the rear of each...

    A Bungee Buddy mounted to the rear of each pannier lid with a black 24 inch bungee attached to them did the trick for me. Easy to remove, keeps correct tension holding panniers into the frames and...
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    Uli's Motorradladen GmbH in Germany sells the...

    Uli's Motorradladen GmbH in Germany sells the sealed gel Blitz battery for about 40 Euro's, $52 USD at current exchange rates. That's a lot better than $115 at Bench Marks, even with international...
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    Any suggestions for the R51/3 battery?

    Any suggestions for the R51/3 battery?
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    Since you're the guru and I'm the newbie to...

    Since you're the guru and I'm the newbie to restorations, I'll acquiesce and buy the roller bearings. Thanks for the input.
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    The quote from Bench Marks for the roller...

    The quote from Bench Marks for the roller bearings was $50 per set. That vs. 75 cents for ball bearings (I only needed 3) made it obvious to me which to use. People also discuss handling. My R50/2...
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    As long as the races are in decent shape, just...

    As long as the races are in decent shape, just replace the 50 ball bearings (25 top and bottom) using grease to hold them in place upon assembly. Vech has them for 75 cents each.
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    The guy should be arrested 'cause he absolutely...

    The guy should be arrested 'cause he absolutely stole them....
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    Must have gone up in price. I bought mine from...

    Must have gone up in price. I bought mine from Harbor Freight 2 years ago for about $280. Best investment these old bones ever made.
  25. Thread: New Airhead

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    Hey, paint those rocker box covers! Adds about...

    Hey, paint those rocker box covers! Adds about $100 to the value of the machine for 50 cents in paint. Remove, clean,paint, let dry. Then take coarse sand paper and sand the paint off the 4 raised...
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