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1Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Vacuum tube caps on Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:27 pm

sidecar paul

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Some time ago, I think it was Kaptain Holister, suggested using generic vacuum tube caps rather than the BMW originals.

That prompted me to search e-bay for 4mm vacuum caps and I found these from China.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151669877430?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Being longer and parallel, they are much easier to get on and off the vacuum take off points on the throttle bodies than the original short rounded ones, particularly No 1 cylinder with a fairing fitted.

I recently found 2 originals that I had dropped at some time, lurking under the air filter casing.  Embarassed


Vacuum tube caps Sam_1219

Being silicon rubber, they should be less prone to splitting with age than the BMW ones.

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

2Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Re: Vacuum tube caps on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:08 pm

brickrider

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Excellent!  Thanks for that.  Those little OEM caps have always been a PITA.


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1985 K100RS; brick red, of course!
    

3Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Re: Vacuum tube caps on Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:35 pm

WoodyAUK75

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Yep, I've ordered mine. The originals look like they may have a split up the side, but feel like they will fall apart if I try to take them off to examine them.

    

4Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Re: Vacuum tube caps on Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:29 pm

Holister

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My oems were cracked and split also.
The ones I bought off the shelf at my local SuperCheap Auto store turned out to be vinyl but they're doing the job ok. AU$7 for a box of 6
Vacuum tube caps Vacuum10


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  Vacuum tube caps Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

5Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Re: Vacuum tube caps on Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:40 am

rosskko

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I thought the tops off the plastic coated coat hangers would do the job ok

But not the white ones.


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

6Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Re: Vacuum tube caps on Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:36 pm

sidecar paul

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WHITE ones!......where can I get some.  Vacuum tube caps 652573

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

7Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Re: Vacuum tube caps on Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:22 pm

rosskko

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Vacuum tube caps Yellow10


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

8Back to top Go down   Vacuum tube caps Empty Re: Vacuum tube caps on Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:04 pm

Dai

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lol!


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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