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    Good parts source?

    It seems I would be able to part out my new to me 1983 r100rs for about 4 times what I paid for it, seeing the asking prices of used parts on ebay. But I would rather get it fixed up, so I am in need of new parts, such as front and rear rotors at the moment. I guess location does not matter due to the shipping efficiencies we enjoy. Can someone recommend a good source for parts at a reasonable price? I am seeing front rotors for $355 ea = $710 total? I will soon have more in the brakes than I bought the whole bike for.

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    Max BMW for new parts.

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by toooldtocare View Post
    Max BMW for new parts.

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/
    Nice on-line catalog, but they do not discount. Prices are full MSRP.

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    I found several similar to the max site. I am looking for reasonably priced aftermarket parts. $355 for a rotor is insane. You can get one for a Volvo for less than $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisarner View Post
    I found several similar to the max site. I am looking for reasonably priced aftermarket parts. $355 for a rotor is insane. You can get one for a Volvo for less than $100.
    Hell, you can get an original one for a Porsche 993 for about $180 and it is vented and drilled.

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    Lightbulb A possible option

    Try SPIEGLER, at one time, I believe, they sold after market rotors mounted to original carriers on an exchange basis.

    The info came with the new brake lines I purchased from them a few years ago. Good Luck

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    These things are like old air cooled 911's. Pay the price and buy a good one . .....or buy one cheap and end up with a lot more in it.

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    The car rotors referenced are iron. The Airhead rotors are stainless.

    Econ 101: there are likely at least 10 times more Volvos in the world than Airheads. Comparing parts prices between the two is apples/oranges and ridiculous.

    Since iron rotors for your bike will be a performance increase, they may be more expensive. They will of course show rust.

    Checkout EBC rotors--they are probably cheaper and you can fantasize they're better because they're "floating."
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    Are you saying that $355 per rotor is reasonable and acceptable?

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    EBC's -- I see front left and rights at superstore but no rear listed. It appears from my measurements that the rear is the same as the front (diameter and offset) and that a front left would work on the rear. Can anyone confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisarner View Post
    I found several similar to the max site. I am looking for reasonably priced aftermarket parts. $355 for a rotor is insane. You can get one for a Volvo for less than $100.
    I checked the link in reply #2 for a UK parts place. They have an after market roto for 85.50usd.
    I need one myself, you try it if it works ok let us know. Be the first to review it.
    joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogstar View Post
    I checked the link in reply #2 for a UK parts place. They have an after market roto for 85.50usd.
    I need one myself, you try it if it works ok let us know. Be the first to review it.
    joe
    Are you talking about the Grimeca rotors? If so, I purchased a set about 5-6 years ago and I've been very happy with them. They come with new carriers and the rotors are bolted on (to the carriers) instead of riveted like the BWM; as such, replacement in the future should be easier and cheaper since the rotor can be unbolted from the carrier. For the OP's 1983 bike, they would be about $163 each.
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