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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Beezer
EM is 1st rate, so is Wyman Winn (do some...

EM is 1st rate, so is Wyman Winn (do some research). I had a 705 done by Mtech & it was good work but that was 5-6 years ago.... I hear mixed results lately

my advise... skip the 705 unless you...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Beezer
if you are just going to build the missing area...

if you are just going to build the missing area back with epoxy then coat the screw with mold release, install it & fill. once cured, the screw should come right out & leave perfect threads... this...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Beezer
I'd bond the broken bit back in there & use a...

I'd bond the broken bit back in there & use a longer bolt
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Beezer
is the lifter bore straight? and the lifter...

is the lifter bore straight? and the lifter itself.... how that? how about the bleed rate too
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Beezer
theory is that it works.... try it on something...

theory is that it works.... try it on something else first & verify. or... get a spring scale to hook on to the C-wrench & do the math
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Beezer
BTW,,,, the reason to buy the sand paper from a...

BTW,,,, the reason to buy the sand paper from a specialty store is because on the pro grade paper the grit sizes are held to tighter specification. cheapo sandpapers can have larger bits of grit than...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By Beezer
mentioned in the mix of another long thread.......

mentioned in the mix of another long thread.... is that it appears the piston broke & a good used motor is being installed
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Beezer
go to a store that specializes in materials for...

go to a store that specializes in materials for auto body. buy the quality papers & wet sand. as far grit to use... maybe take a panel along for advise. I might use 600 maybe even 400 for something...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Beezer
can you see coolant moving in the radiator? maybe...

can you see coolant moving in the radiator? maybe remove the thermostst & check it if not. also, has it been apart or is this a new symptom from a running bike? if it has been apart, double check the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Beezer
pre-ignition is when the fuel mix lights off for...

pre-ignition is when the fuel mix lights off for any reason before the normal timing point has been reached. it gives off extra heat & the engine is sluggish.... it can lead to detonation. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,830
Posted By Beezer
ya but BMW should be well aware that the widow's...

ya but BMW should be well aware that the widow's lawyers don't care if it was a bike or not....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,830
Posted By Beezer
it's not a matter of spending $1000 to look good....

it's not a matter of spending $1000 to look good. it's a matter of spending $1000 to do the right thing. BMW N/A should be holding Miami's feet to the fire big time, and reviewing the tenants of...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Beezer
or just pull the vent line off all together. it's...

or just pull the vent line off all together. it's there so when you dump the bike it don't spew fuel on your balls.... not a problem as long as the bike isn't upside down on top of you
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By Beezer
in fact... I would have suggested that you do NOT...

in fact... I would have suggested that you do NOT bleed the brakes until the hoses are changed. thats how I got rubber bits into my ABS module

and ya, my front brakes were slow to release, then...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By Beezer
I meant add heavier springs along with a proper...

I meant add heavier springs along with a proper reduction ratio as well, so the clutch the engages where the engine makes power. it might not have much of a range but it would at least have a chance...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By Beezer
don't stop now if you still have the original...

don't stop now if you still have the original rubber lines.... they need to be replaced. they are known to have internal failures as well as external ones. there are meny doccumented failures in the...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By Beezer
heavier springs in the clutch flyweights

heavier springs in the clutch flyweights
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Beezer
the speedometer on the 1100 is cable driven, so a...

the speedometer on the 1100 is cable driven, so a wheel magnet for that. the tachometer... I don't know what that signal is. get somebody to read it with an oscilloscope if you don't get an answer.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Beezer
remember that the head expands too, and aluminum...

remember that the head expands too, and aluminum has a higher coefficient of expansion than any steel/nickle, etc valve alloy

is there seat recession on your engine? dunno, but once they are worn...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Beezer
I know of several air cooled aircraft engines...

I know of several air cooled aircraft engines that limit out at 500 - 525 if it makes you feel any better. the trick is to get below 300 before shutdown to keep from cracking cylinders
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Beezer
650 ninja/verseys motor.... lots of spares...

650 ninja/verseys motor.... lots of spares around, plenty of power, good power to weight ratio, not as heavy as a 4 or a v-twin. just thinkin... it's been done already, but that engine in a ktm frame...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,441
Posted By Beezer
I always carry a shim to spread the brake pads...

I always carry a shim to spread the brake pads when the wheel comes off.... much easier to get the rotor back where it belongs that way. a pack of plastic shims is a couple bucks at Home Despot
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Beezer
I'm gonna say Yamaha TT, XT, XS, SR, ST... 500,...

I'm gonna say Yamaha TT, XT, XS, SR, ST... 500, 550, 600. there are performance parts available as well as Street Tracker kits and other parts (ya never know.... might need pipes, tank, etc). it's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Beezer
the line off the back is a scupper drain. if its...

the line off the back is a scupper drain. if its a CA then there are 2 lines... the other goes to the charcoal can. the vent in the cap is a 2 way, and even a good one whines once in a while. you say...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Beezer
if you still have the original rubber brake...

if you still have the original rubber brake lines, change them. they will fail. many examples around y2k.... mine included
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By Beezer
do NOT put in another 08 or early 09 motor unless...

do NOT put in another 08 or early 09 motor unless you plan on changing the rings and maybe the piston too. those were troubled bikes that had a lot of ring failures that resulted in heavy oil...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,441
Posted By Beezer
the rear wheel has 3 bearings... the cush drive...

the rear wheel has 3 bearings... the cush drive has 2 of them. on the chain side, you have the outer casting that carries the sprocket... the inner part is the hub itself. each of those has a bearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,830
Posted By Beezer
why string it out you say? because as near as I...

why string it out you say? because as near as I can tell this story isn't over.... not by a long shot
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Beezer
bake 'em? maybe take them to a powdercoater & see...

bake 'em? maybe take them to a powdercoater & see if you cab get then to do a re-heat
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,110
Posted By Beezer
ya... the bracket to re-locate the turn signals...

ya... the bracket to re-locate the turn signals was useless. the muffler brackets for the lowering kit were not right but I modified them to make it work. the boxes themselves were drilled with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,830
Posted By Beezer
I think Chumley hits the nail on the head pretty...

I think Chumley hits the nail on the head pretty well. yeh the bike is out of warantee, but BMW has a dealer that is doing what amounts to unauthorized repairs, since they obviously did not follow...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Beezer
a valve that is "in spec" is.... in spec.... it's...

a valve that is "in spec" is.... in spec.... it's fine... you can even leave it alone. an exhaust that it too tight may actually be open during the combustion process & that can burn a valve. an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By Beezer
Rick at Cogent will ask you a bunch of questions...

Rick at Cogent will ask you a bunch of questions & build it based on that. I love mine. love the Ricors in the forks too
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Beezer
what year... yes it makes a difference

what year... yes it makes a difference
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By Beezer
and Ricor valves in the forks

and Ricor valves in the forks
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Beezer
I'm sayin' no..... 350.... maybe.... 450.... yep,...

I'm sayin' no..... 350.... maybe.... 450.... yep, probably... more cc's, yes and yes
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,583
Posted By Beezer
I have run at least 3 sets of TKCs on my GS......

I have run at least 3 sets of TKCs on my GS... they rock. only wish they lasted longer. Tourances are great on the pave but not nearly as good off. still... I like them for what they are. the TKC70...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Beezer
one LED would still need the other diodes to work...

one LED would still need the other diodes to work right.... same as the incandescent. 2 LEDs, one from each side would work
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,441
Posted By Beezer
I use ATF instead of 10wt.... works good. I would...

I use ATF instead of 10wt.... works good. I would have advised you not bother with aftermarket springs, but to put that money towards Ricor valves for the forks. anyway... servicing the forks:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Beezer
dang... ya beat me to it, but the indicator...

dang... ya beat me to it, but the indicator should still work with the blocking diodes because it will be getting battery voltage minus .7V. that should be plenty... in fact, it may be brighter
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