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    '93 R100 RS Clock is Broken

    Any sources for BMW clock repair?
    Is it "worth" it to fix it?
    Thanks in advance.
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    I'm familiar with the old dial gages and clocks...does the '93 have something like that?

    Check the speedometer section of the Resources and Links thread. I'm sure it can be fixed. As to worth, that's up to you if you want something that came with the bike or if you want to just replace it with something generic and move on.
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    I had mine repaired by Rick Borth at Oversees Speedometer in Austin. It cost about $80. I had considered buying a used one, but mine was in very good aesthetic condition, and used ones typically go for $75 and up (and they often look worn/faded). If you don't care if it matches exactly, there are a number of after market ones out there that will fit in the same opening (I bought a new VDO clock for my car for $30 and it works great- I think I bought it from egauges).
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    If ya don't mind, I'd like to hijack this thread for one question. When I purchased my 91 R100RT about a month ago the clock didn't work. The previous owner said it was unpluged to keep the battery from going dead. I figgered this was balony and with the help of a friend hooked it back up again. The clock keeps perfect time. I went to start the bike about a hour ago and the battery was allmost dead. this never happened before. So how could one little clock drain the battery???
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgadley01 View Post
    If ya don't mind, I'd like to hijack this thread for one question. When I purchased my 91 R100RT about a month ago the clock didn't work. The previous owner said it was unpluged to keep the battery from going dead. I figgered this was balony and with the help of a friend hooked it back up again. The clock keeps perfect time. I went to start the bike about a hour ago and the battery was allmost dead. this never happened before. So how could one little clock drain the battery???
    how? because it runs 24/7.
    no, it should not drain the battery, unless you left it unattended and unrun for a few months.

    to the OP= a stock working clock is nice, but $80 or so? To that i would say "not unless your bike is going to be entered in a Concourse level event."
    sometimes, riding a bike with no sense of time at all is the very best thing we can do with our time.

    many just velcro a $5 watch to the handlebar, and it works just dandy.
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    Contact Terry Vrla in Hillboro, OR. He has been fixing Airhead instruments for many years.

    "Terry Vrla" terryvrla@hotmail.com

    Lots of happy clients can be found on the Airheads forum at ADVRider.com

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    Mine sits for weeks at a time with the clock running with no ill effects. Perhaps your battery is a little weak?
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    Why not replace it with a VDO clock with the knob on top instead of on the bottom where it is hard to reach. If time is important to you it shouldn't matter if it says BMW or VDO on the face.
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    Throw the clock in the collection of parts box for a future collector. Ooh, look an original clock! Put in a useful gauge of yer pick like oil pressure. Strap yer $10 Casio on the handlebar before you take off. Or, forget about time and keep track of time by looking at angle of sun and hunger pangs. Less is more. Clocks are for work. Buzz, time to punch in/out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    ...forget about time and keep track of time by looking at angle of sun and hunger pangs. Less is more.
    I just received my sun dial from B.C. Cycle Tech... trying to find a RAM mount that will fit...
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    Yes, sun dial can be mounted on top of helmet and read on your Ibad through signal on internet.
    Last edited by 8ninety8; 08-21-2012 at 05:35 PM. Reason: wrong word

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Yes, sun dial can be mounted on top of helmet and read on your Ibad through signal on internet.
    Sweet!
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    I think I'll take a look at my battery. I was told it was new, but new when??? three years ago??? or did it come from Wal-mart???
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    Wear a watch.
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