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Ural parts & accessories that fit modern airhead
01/14/18 at 17:58:18
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One of the reasons I got an Airhead is that they are very straight forward in design
Making them easy to work on and easily modified
That being said I  like to tinker and modify my R65
(but i do not do any thing that cant be reversed)

I was rooting around and found the Leg Guards made for the Ural
I am going to get a set and mount them up

I may have to make some more substantial mounting brackets 

Has any one else done this or used any parts from the other Air Head clones 

  

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Reply #1 - 01/14/18 at 18:21:09
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The existing should be just fine. I have those on my Ural and they are pretty solid on mounting.
  

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donbmw wrote on 01/14/18 at 18:21:09:
The existing should be just fine. I have those on my Ural and they are pretty solid on mounting.


Thanks that is good to know
  

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Reply #3 - 01/14/18 at 22:05:15
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I think Rob V. had a pair of leg-guards on his but not sure who made 'em.  Maybe he'll chime in...
  

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Reply #4 - 01/15/18 at 18:11:07
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Mine - made by Heinrich of Germany, and near impossible to get in the US.  Still manufactured, I believe.
None are made for the shape of the R65 tank, and I had to reshape mine a bit.

  

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Reply #5 - 01/15/18 at 18:22:19
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The last three images are for those of you who wish to make your own clamps!
  

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Reply #6 - 01/15/18 at 18:24:35
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Reply #7 - 01/15/18 at 20:21:05
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Those are very nice looking guards
but like you said hard to find and pricey

If I have to modify or make my own mounting hardware
I will make it like the Heinrich
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got the guards mounted up
I am a little concerned about the air being blocked from the cylinders
I only had to bend them out a bit to clear the gas tank
I may modify the clamps to prevent them from rotating on the tubes
I have not had a chance to ride it yet but will this weekend and report back
  

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New ones come two strips of rubber the width of the clamps 1/16 thinks. That keeps them from turning.
  

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donbmw wrote on 01/19/18 at 20:36:16:
New ones come two strips of rubber the width of the clamps 1/16 thinks. That keeps them from turning.


Yes it has them installed but they may still rotate
i will just have to ride it and see

Over all the quality is good and the looks of them do match the OEM BMW hand guards
  

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Frame tubes must me smaller.
  

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Are you all using these for wind?
  

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BPT wrote on 01/20/18 at 12:51:57:
Are you all using these for wind?

For me, it was wind protection in cold weather, and cool factor from rarity in the U.S., anytime.
  
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Cool, thanks. I might have to look into those to match the handguards.  I don't do much super cold weather riding but being able to block some wind without the full fairing would be nice.

And they're not too obtrusive either.
  

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Rob Valdez 79 R65 wrote on 01/20/18 at 13:11:56:
cool factor from rarity in the U.S.,


Major cool factor!!!

I have a pin up of the guards on the wall right next to Rita Hayworth. I found a pair that had been on ebay euro for months without selling and I messaged her to see if she still had them? She did  but decided to keep them because she had gotten another Airhead.....arrrrrgh......... timing is everything.
  

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BPT wrote on 01/20/18 at 12:51:57:
Are you all using these for wind?

yes Grin
  

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Road 150 miles today
They worked very well and did not rotate on the down tube
blocked about 75% of the wind off of my legs
  

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donbmw wrote on 01/14/18 at 18:21:09:
The existing should be just fine. I have those on my Ural and they are pretty solid on mounting.


Just for future reference what is the OD of the down tubes on a Ural
The R65 is 32.18 mm (1.267 inches)
The clamps had to tightened until it closed all the way 
  

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Thanks for the report MrClubike.  And it sounds like this all fit straight off the rack, no need to modify the guards or the hardware after all?

Were these for a particular Ural?  I'm not sure how much variation there is between their models.  But these would be good to know about if they were a good fit.
  

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Mrclubike wrote on 01/21/18 at 20:06:03:
donbmw wrote on 01/14/18 at 18:21:09:
The existing should be just fine. I have those on my Ural and they are pretty solid on mounting.


Just for future reference what is the OD of the down tubes on a Ural
The R65 is 32.18 mm (1.267 inches)
The clamps had to tightened until it closed all the way 


Will measure the down tubes tomorrow and get back to you.
  

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I only found one part number for the Ural
I don't think they have changed the frames enough to make different  ones

I did open up the angle on the brackets to make them angle out but that was it

I may make stronger bracket just so I can mount a water bottle cage on the back of them
  

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The Ural down tubes are 1 3/8. Only one style other sometimes you an find older metal leg guards.

  

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Mrclubike wrote on 01/21/18 at 22:51:37:
I may make stronger bracket just so I can mount a water bottle cage on the back of them


That is a bloody good idea!
  

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The original Ural brackets worked good  with some tweaking

I just liked the looks and strength of the Heinrich brackets so I made up a set

And I moved them back closer to my legs

I am sure the Ural brackets would be safer in a crash (more forgiving)
  

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donbmw wrote on 01/22/18 at 12:48:56:
The Ural down tubes are 1 3/8. Only one style other sometimes you an find older metal leg guards.



That explains why the clamps have to be closed all the way to grip the tubes
  

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Your braces look like a nice improvement.  Good job!
  
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Nice MrClubike.  Did you fabricate those completely from scratch or did you have the parts and welded them together?

Those brackets look familiar but I can't remember where I've seen them before.
  

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Made them Completely from scratch
  

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Kudos to you, MrClu. good work then.  It was the tubular clamps that looked familiar, I thought I'd seen a similar shape somewhere.  Maybe plumbing, conduit, outdoor awnings?   I can't remember......
  

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Rob Valdez 79 R65 wrote on 02/07/18 at 15:03:31:
Yes, Heinrich's are on the expensive side:


My 84LS would look bitch'n with those painted to match

I'm checking the postage she will charge to the USA. Probably be as much as the darn item  Cry
  

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The clamps are made from 1 1/4 X 1/8  steel strap wrapped around a socket then welded together with the tubes for the bolts and then cut apart
  

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wilcom wrote on 02/07/18 at 16:08:48:
Rob Valdez 79 R65 wrote on 02/07/18 at 15:03:31:
Yes, Heinrich's are on the expensive side:


My 84LS would look bitch'n with those painted to match

I'm checking the postage she will charge to the USA. Probably be as much as the darn item  Cry


They look good but that black edging just looks like crap
  

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They look good but that black edging just looks like crap
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Just looks like some aftermarket edging that was put on and not very well  Grin
  

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wilcom wrote on 02/07/18 at 16:08:48:
I'm checking the postage she will charge to the USA. Probably be as much as the darn item 


$80 US to the left coast. Not as bad as I thought it might have been. Kinda bulky to pack

  

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wilcom wrote on 02/07/18 at 16:08:48:
I'm checking the postage she will charge to the USA. Probably be as much as the darn item 


$80 US to the left coast. Not as bad as I thought it might have been. Kinda bulky to pack


That really isn't bad
  

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Mrclubike wrote on 02/08/18 at 20:00:15:
wilcom wrote on 02/07/18 at 16:08:48:
I'm checking the postage she will charge to the USA. Probably be as much as the darn item   

$80 US to the left coast. Not as bad as I thought it might have been. Kinda bulky to pack


That really isn't bad
                   

I sure like those but I think it's just too much for me to toss away......it would ruin a $400 dollar bill if the price doesn't go up. I think I'll pass and I will congratulate myself the next time I reach into my pocket for money and find I still have some.  Grin
  

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