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    Trying to find a part for '78 R100/7

    I am not trying to turn this into a Flea Market, because I have put an ad there to purchase one of these with no response.

    I am wondering if anyone knows where I can find one of these parts. It is one of the "vents" that goes on the Rear Snowflake Drum-type wheel. On the left side, there are 5 vent holes covered by little snap-in plastic covers. Over the years the little tabs that are supposed to hold them in, have broken off. I need one of these vent covers but have been unable to find one. I have advertised here on The Flea Market, called several dealers, who show that these are NLA, on the microfisch, I can't even see them listed.

    I've attached a pic. If any of you have any suggestions as to where I can purchase one I would appreciate it!
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    Check the Resources and Links for used parts and salvage yards. Airhead Salvage comes to mind. In addition to full dealers, try also calling Ted Porter or Tom Cutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Check the Resources and Links for used parts and salvage yards. Airhead Salvage comes to mind. In addition to full dealers, try also calling Ted Porter or Tom Cutter.
    Thanks. I have already tried a couple of them, with no luck yet.
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    Find someone that can do 3D printing.
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    Try Re-Psycle BMW in Ohio.They have a lot of new and used parts there.I got a new air scoop for the air cleaner along with the grate that goes inside from them.one of the parts was nla but they had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgej View Post
    Try Re-Psycle BMW in Ohio.They have a lot of new and used parts there.George
    I have had an email off to them for about 3-4 days now. No answer yet. I have purchased from them as well, and as long as you go in person, they are OK. Not too efficient though with their email. Had same situation happen about 6 months ago. They will probably get around to checking their emails sometime or other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmylee View Post
    I am not trying to turn this into a Flea Market, because I have put an ad there to purchase one of these with no response.

    I am wondering if anyone knows where I can find one of these parts. It is one of the "vents" that goes on the Rear Snowflake Drum-type wheel. On the left side, there are 5 vent holes covered by little snap-in plastic covers. Over the years the little tabs that are supposed to hold them in, have broken off. I need one of these vent covers but have been unable to find one. I have advertised here on The Flea Market, called several dealers, who show that these are NLA, on the microfisch, I can't even see them listed.

    I've attached a pic. If any of you have any suggestions as to where I can purchase one I would appreciate it!

    I've got a 3D printer. if someone can get me either an original, or a -really good- set of extremely detailed photographs, with a scale reference object in the shots ( a penny will do) I can try to make a copy.

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