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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker4me View Post
    Long Beach BMW would not touch my 95 Kbrick let alone the Airheads.

    +1 on Valdi.

    An alternative is an Airhead/Kbrick guru in Long Beach.
    I started using him for big jobs like transmission rebuilds etc. about 10 years ago.
    I was referred to "M" by a neighbor that has a /5, & 7.
    After giving my # to the neighbor, M called and interviewed me!
    He does not advertise.
    He IS eccentric, and can be a PIA*, but his work on Airheads and Bricks is top notch.
    If interested, PM your # and I'll forward it to him.
    Bill
    * Just to cover my a**, this is about an Airhead.
    Ha, I know that guy. You almost need a secret handshake to get inside his place. Yes, he is unique to say the least.

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    I forgot to recommend looking up the local AirHead club, which I EVANtually joined after attending a few tech days.
    No description for them, except the cannons of the ABC.

    My '76 R90/6
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    Part of Evans collection which you can see when visiting the shop.
    His BMWs go back to '23!
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    Evan Bell at Irv Seavers is above Top Notch.
    That shop has been in business for over 100 years for a reason! (starting with Indian, then BSA)
    Forget the rest Evan & his crew ARE the best!
    NO BULLtaco
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    Seaver is the THIRD closest BMW dealer to me, but the ONE that stocks Airhead parts.
    The other go to BMW dealers for Airhead issues (or parts) in the LA area are Browns in Pomona, & West Valley on Saticoy. (the fourth and fifth closest)
    Josh at PartsHaus, and Larry at Stoners are local independent used BMW parts suppliers.

    Here is a Bultaco (not mine)

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    The Bull from the other side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    Ha, I know that guy. You almost need a secret handshake to get inside his place. Yes, he is unique to say the least.
    You do need a secret handshake to get in!
    And once your in, NO photographs! (Awesome customer bikes)
    I refer to the the shop as the "bat cave", others use the same reference.
    I've also referred to "M", and "B" his "fabricant extraordinare", as Dracula & Betelgeuse.
    They do have a sense of humor, it is a prerequisite because of having to deal with Airhead owners all the time.
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