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    Connector contacts

    Hey all. I used the search tool but found nothing.

    Does anyone know where to get to crimp contacts that live inside the various plastic connectors on our airheads? A few of mine are looking sleezy and I want to replace them.

    Thx.
    "Better is the enemy of just good enough"

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    Which motorcycle model parts are looking for? Most of the "on line" dealers have them.
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    Checked all of the online fiches. I will call the dealer next but normally they guy I get on the phone there has only vaguely heard of motorcycles, never mind obscure airhead trivia.

    Thought I'd try this forum first.

    The bike is a 1987 airhead.
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    dealers don't know bmw parts?

    I have found Max BMW sales reps quite knowlegable and helpful. Probably others out there are just as good but most of my purchases are from Max.
    74 R90/6 and 09 R1200GS. member of Christian Motorcyclist Association. Ride for Jesus!

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    Agreed, call Max and ask for Rusty (known locally as the king of the airheads).
    BMW R bike rider, horizontally opposed to everything...

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    Agreed, call Max and ask for Rusty (known locally as the king of the airheads).
    +1 on Rusty Gill. He's in the New Hampshire store.1987 narrows it down somewhat. "Airhead" is a generic term applied to BMWs. There is usually a model (R60/5, R75/5, R90/6,R90S, R100, etc) that follows the BMW part...
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    I'd suspect that most of them are standard sizes that might be able to find at Radio Shack or an online electronics supplier like Mouser (http://www.mouser.com/).

    Just my $.02
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    When making an jumper for my voltage regulator and wiring for future (possible) use of an electronic turn signal flasher, I found the local auto parts store had the needed connectors. The BMW motorcycle connectors seem to be standard automotive type, although one would be wise to take a connector to the store to match up the size and prevent multiple trips. Here is a link to O'Reillys website (for example) with spade style connectors: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...0214/C0189.oap
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