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Old 05-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #91
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Your crankcase breather gasket and/or hose is leaking pretty badly.

Those splines are about a third gone I would guess from that photo. Personally, I can't stand all the extra slop in the drive line when they get like that. There is enough slop in our drive lines as new.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #92
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Nice meeting you at the OC vintage meet. Your site photos are great.
Glad to see the build progressing again
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #93
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Silver Wheels

I've gone ahead and painted the wheels silver, sorry Chico.



Put together this make-shift paint booth in the driveway. Because the temperature and humidity in So Cal are perfect for rattle-can paint the only thing to contend with is the wind, so here's my solution. TINK
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #94
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Battery Box Powder Coat

Got the battery box back from the powder coater...



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Old 05-30-2012, 07:12 PM   #95
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Rear Wheel...

Put the rear wheel back on, temporarily...




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Old 05-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #96
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Ready for Friday

Wheel and battery box look great. I may have to ask for your powdercoater info, my battery box is looking pretty sad.

Making progress but I don't think it'll be quite ready for Friday..........
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:20 AM   #97
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More Disassembly...

I've decided to take off the swing arm and the rear sub-frame for painting.
No good way to get all the battery acid damage spots without this step.
While I'm there I'll also pop the transmission off and check the clutch spline lub.
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Cleaning off the paint damage from battery acid spillage.
Little more extensive than I first thought.
Metal is all good, just need to tough up with some Testers enamel for now.
Sent the battery box out for proper powder coating.

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:24 AM   #98
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Car Show Friday

If I could figure out an easy way to get the BMW on the stand in and out of my truck I'd bring it in to show just for laughs. LOL


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Wheel and battery box look great. I may have to ask for your powdercoater info, my battery box is looking pretty sad.

Making progress but I don't think it'll be quite ready for Friday..........
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #99
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Powder Coating

I had Surf City Powder Coating do the box for me. Cost my $45. The guy said he was getting out of the small individual jobs and moving over to doing large production work exclusively, so, I'm not sure I could recommend them.

I've used http://www.specializedcoating.com/index.htm in the past, when they were a much smaller shop, but they have gotten to be a big deal in the hot rod business (Chip Foose, etc...) and may not be the kind of place that would cater to small jobs. There's http://primo-powder.com/ who I have not tried but may look into what they can do for me. Then there's http://www.olympicpowdercoating.com/ who have been around forever and have a good reputation.

I'm not planning any more powder coating for Phase-I so the battery box is it for now. I'll rattle can the sub-frame and swing arm for now and get her back together so I can ride her a bit before a tear down for paint and powder, i.e. Phase-II.

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Wheel and battery box look great. I may have to ask for your powdercoater info, my battery box is looking pretty sad.

Making progress but I don't think it'll be quite ready for Friday..........
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:04 PM   #100
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Front wheel repaint delayed

Bad news, I sprayed the front wheel with some brake cleaner and the paint started to bubble.
This is the wheel that had been repainted, with what I have no idea.
So, now I need to strip the old paint before I can repaint, bummer.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:44 AM   #101
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Then there's http://www.olympicpowdercoating.com/ who have been around forever and have a good reputation.
The car show is this friday... Cool it just so happens that I'll be there.

Anyway the real reason for this comment is that I've used Olympic powder coating to do my R80ST sub-frame and misc bits and was totally happy with them. And when I get to the intersection of time and money I'll send off some more parts to them.

IIRC they were pretty cheap to. Like $100 for a subframe, bag mounts, rack, headlight ears, handlbars, heat sheild and some small parts.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #102
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Pipes

Got the header pipes all cleaned up.
Chrome is long gone, so I sanded them down with 180 wet&dry and then hit them with the wire wheel.
Other than the finish I'm pleased with the condition of the pipes, no dents, metal is sound. The gauge of the pipes is typical German over engineered heady gauge steel.
For now I'll leave them a la natural. Put some gun oil on them then wrapped them up in butcher paper for storage.
Chrome is out of the question. California ARB killed chroming in CA.
Asked one shop about ceramic coating... $165... OMG! It's just three stinking pipes for crying out loud, $165...


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Old 06-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #103
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Plug in the Amp Baby... I got a "Fender" to play with...

Rear fender options...
I'm replacing the original heavy fiberglass `79 RT rear fender with a later `83 plastic fender.
The original fender makes the rear of the bike look fat, like "do these pants make my butt look fat" fat.












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Old 07-01-2012, 07:37 AM   #104
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Rubber!

Mounted the new AVON tires on the newly painted wheels. Now I'm getting excited, got to focus on rebuilding the forks and brakes next...


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Old 07-04-2012, 06:27 AM   #105
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