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    You can buy new lugs from Bench Mark Works

    If you need new ones Vech has them, he may also give you a good idea of what the measurements should be. It would help if you could provide the year of your bike as the center stand lugs where...
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    With a little cutting and welding

    You might have better luck and more satisfaction in making your own. All you need is a regular SWB pan a welder and cutter. Good luck on either way you go. You may also want to source out the front...
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    When you change the oil pan gasket you should....

    On the /2 and earlier bikes with the steel oil pan you have to "dress up" or "smooth out" the sealing surface of the pan before you set the gasket and install the pan. The bolts tend to bend the...
  4. Have you considered joining the Air Heads BMW club?

    They may not be able to help restore your bike but I have to tell you there is a wealth of knowledge, information and a willingness to help when it comes to fixing up an Airhead BMW. I would think...
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    With all due respect

    Please refer to the Air Head thread starter page and the 4th thread topic down from the top. It clearly requests and strongly suggests that new threads include the year and model of the motorcycle in...
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    Thank you for the tip

    I did just that and found the part is called a "housing" and it cost $16.95, it didn't state shipping cost and it didn't state NLA or otherwise. I must have missed a step but it didn't give...
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    Lets you and I take a deep breath and think abou this

    Looking up a part or an alternative solution is an offer to help.
    No a part number and a pic is not enough information to find a part that you have been told is NLA or obsolete.
    I'm not the least...
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    Just to be perfectly clear Mr Attitude!

    I wrote I would have looked it up but I didn't have enough information such as: year of the bike, model of the bike and a general idea of what part your looking for. That is basic information that...
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    Yeah Hugget has the hard to get stuff

    I offered to lend a hand as I have dealt with Hugget a few times, yup they quote the highest possible shipping rate but I have never paid that nor do I know anyone who has without a good reason. I...
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    Year make and model and what the part is would help a search

    Mark Huggett has a pretty good inventory of obsolete and NLA parts for classics, vintage and antiques. I would have looked it up for yeah but I didn't have enough info on what it is.
  11. Check your battery ground strap also

    The ground (-) cable is attached to the speedometer cable pinch bolt which is very small, torqued to a very low spec and is a problem for many airhead owners. I am in the process of changing over all...
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    I recieved a paniced phone call from a fellow BMW rider

    Yes this friend (well he says he is) is deeply concerned after he reviewed the contents of this thread. He owns a GSA side car rig and is worried about not being able to "properly" check the oil due...
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    The problem with the dashboard indicator

    Like a lot of the so called "idiot" lights to warn your vehicle needs oil, coolant or other mechanical attention they usually don't come on until its to late. I don't have personal experience with...
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    Yup I've used the "1/4 to 1/2 in the siteglass" since my first oilhead and before

    Yup bought a new GS in 2000 and have about 100,000 on them oilheads since that one. Before that and through the years I've managed to pick up and enjoy about 25 BMW bikes from 1955 all the way up to...
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    The key to the checking the oil is the time at rest

    You should always check the oil in your BMW motorcycle with the bike up-rite and straight such as on its center stand or in a wheel lock type instrument. The key to the whole oil level checking with...
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    I would agree on the low octane fuel

    It seems my /2's run just as well on any of the low octane fuel, it just happens the Ethanol free stuff is 90 octane but I add a lead additive to help with valve lubrication and longevity. If the...
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    Stabil works OK

    All you really have to do to drain the carbs is to leave the bike running on the center stand (or upright with while holding it if no center stand) and shut off the gas at the petcock. As part of...
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    I have studied the art of /2 starting

    With all due respect I have found the R 69S to be a cantankerous old fart when it comes to a cold start and I live in South West Florida. Sorry but mine is a pig when it comes to getting up and...
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    142 miles to go and I am on the edge of my seat

    It looks as though there is a BMW starting today starting out today in First place in the 2014 Cannonball Rally with a 142 miles to go! I have my fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for a...
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    I believe it was a machanical issue

    But he is hanging in and should finish. I think he had some sort a "get off" issue as well but recovered and completed that particular stage in which it occurred. Now Norm Nelson riding the Jack...
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    Boxer cafe' has them

    Boxer Cafe' advertises in the MOA, they have S fairing replicas with and without the dash component. I have one of each and both are very nice replicas with an excellent appearance on the outside....
  22. BMW North East Florida

    BMWNEF is a great club, even though I'm a good six hours away I am a member. They have a good solid base and a bunch of motivated, friendly and resourceful members.
  23. Haps is good

    Try Haps. Bobby and his guys are good people. If you don't get a warm and fuzzy feeling go another 100 miles south to Gulf Coast Motorcycles in Ft Myers, try to schedule that trip on a Saturday and...
  24. The paint& stripes look to be original color and quality

    If I had to guess I would say that's a very nice repaint in Bristol Grey R 60/2 of 1964 or '65 vintage. Would the frame and front sheet metal be original paint possibly? Color looks correct and...
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    Try Hugget

    Mark Hugget or something close to that name carries a lot of the "NA" in the "USA" parts. He's based in Europe somewhere and has lots to do with Mobile Traditions or what ever they call it now.
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