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    Where do you buy parts?

    I haven't been on the forum in a long time. I haven't really done anything with my bikes other than ride them but I need to fix one and do an overall service on the other. My bikes are a 1977 and 1978 R100/7.
    I admit I'm not the smartest or most computer savvy and I'm having a hard time finding a good website to buy parts. I'm sure I can buy from BMW but I would prefer not to spend so much. Is there one or more retailers that you guys use to buy parts from besides BMW? Parts I need or want are air and oil filters ( I did find what I hope is the proper oil filter), oil pan gasket and ignition rotor. I have found some of these parts but I'm worried that they may not be correct, especially the ignition rotor.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelten View Post
    I haven't been on the forum in a long time. I haven't really done anything with my bikes other than ride them but I need to fix one and do an overall service on the other. My bikes are a 1977 and 1978 R100/7.
    I admit I'm not the smartest or most computer savvy and I'm having a hard time finding a good website to buy parts. I'm sure I can buy from BMW but I would prefer not to spend so much. Is there one or more retailers that you guys use to buy parts from besides BMW? Parts I need or want are air and oil filters ( I did find what I hope is the proper oil filter), oil pan gasket and ignition rotor. I have found some of these parts but I'm worried that they may not be correct, especially the ignition rotor.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    You can get the rotor from Rick at Motorrad Elektrik. Filters at Beemer Boneyard. Gasket - probably from a dealer (many will mail order - I use Engle Motors in Kansas City (even though I now live in Texas). Call them on the telephone - 816-241-7554 if using the computer to find the part is an issue for you.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    http://web.bigbend.net/~glaves/

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    Good used parts for airheads can be had from several places. When I lived in Columbus, Ohio I frequented Re-Psycle BMW. Another place that was in Texas was Airhead Cycle Salvage, although I do not know if that is a going concern at present. The classified ads in Airmail list used parts. BeemerBoneYard sometimes has used parts, but usually not for airheads----. Typically good used parts are about half that of new parts. links follow -

    http://re-psycle.com/

    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/

    http://vintagebmw.org/v7/node/273

    http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...-parts.585178/ ADV discussion on same subject

    http://marketplace.ibmwr.org/ads/raps

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelten View Post
    I haven't been on the forum in a long time. I haven't really done anything with my bikes other than ride them but I need to fix one and do an overall service on the other. My bikes are a 1977 and 1978 R100/7.
    I admit I'm not the smartest or most computer savvy and I'm having a hard time finding a good website to buy parts. I'm sure I can buy from BMW but I would prefer not to spend so much. Is there one or more retailers that you guys use to buy parts from besides BMW? Parts I need or want are air and oil filters ( I did find what I hope is the proper oil filter), oil pan gasket and ignition rotor. I have found some of these parts but I'm worried that they may not be correct, especially the ignition rotor.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    It's been about 5 years since I've done business with these guys when working on a 1978 R80/7:

    http://www.ulismotorradladen.de/uli/.../Homepage.aspx

    Their selection and prices were good - note that they remove VAT from orders to outside of Germany.
    JWMcDonald
    2016 R1200RS (current)
    2003 R1150RS (prior) / 1978 R80/7 (prior) / 1966 R69S (prior) / 1972 R75/5 (prior)
    Windsor, California

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    Letting us know where your located would be a good start.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'm located near Seattle in Bellevue WA. I know there must be many places near me. I thought there might be a more consolidated website for parts. I'm also into VW Vans and there are a couple sources to get parts for them pretty easily, I thought there might be one for 70's airheads. Sounds like it's a little more work than one or two vendors who carry most things needed.

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    Zelten - I buy my BMW parts from either my local dealer or some from Tom Cutter. Air and Oil filters are not made by BMW and the dealer prices are quite high. Those I get online, buying the same OEM parts. I am sending you a PM with more info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zelten View Post
    Sounds like it's a little more work than one or two vendors who carry most things needed.
    Hee, hee!! That's why they call them dealers!! They'll have what you need!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Hee, hee!! That's why they call them dealers!! They'll have what you need!

    With the same markup

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    As a general rule, and without wasting money, if you can't afford the parts you can't afford the bike.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    As a general rule, and without wasting money, if you can't afford the parts you can't afford the bike.
    I agree with this. But I'm not going to pay twice as much for the same item if I don't have to. I don't mind spending what I must on something I need. But I don't go to the Chevrolet dealership to buy and air filter.

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    For filters I have had good luck on Amazon, they will list K&N or Mahle which is the OEM. Dealer I have used most is https://www.ascycles.com/, out of Roseville, CA, many times they run a month with free shipping on the parts. They have a micro fiche on line to make ordering easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagarra View Post
    For filters I have had good luck on Amazon, they will list K&N or Mahle which is the OEM. Dealer I have used most is https://www.ascycles.com/, out of Roseville, CA, many times they run a month with free shipping on the parts. They have a micro fiche on line to make ordering easy.
    I ordered some oil filters from Amazon. They're Mahl so I know they will be good as long as they are the correct filter. I'll look into ascycles and see what they have.

    Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    As a general rule, and without wasting money, if you can't afford the parts you can't afford the bike.
    Kind of reminds me of a story about one of the BMW Poverty Riders of many years ago. But then that's another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelten View Post
    I agree with this. But I'm not going to pay twice as much for the same item if I don't have to. I don't mind spending what I must on something I need. But I don't go to the Chevrolet dealership to buy and air filter.
    Which is why I suggested Beemer Boneyard for filters.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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