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Old 12-14-2011, 01:08 AM   #12091
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Well, doesn't it all look nice and clean. Thorough sand blasted parts before a trip to the powder coaters.

Lookin' good, mate. Can't wait to see all the parts assembled when it comes back from the powdercoaters.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:03 AM   #12092
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My country is winter.
Prepare to pass the winter, and hopefully help you fix them.
It's difficult to ride with cold.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:04 AM   #12093
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:08 AM   #12094
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:10 AM   #12095
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #12096
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G'day fellow DR BIG riders, I am chasing some parts to set my bike up like the Marlbouro red & white one pictured on Simons profile. Any information would be helpful.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #12097
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First the white paint.......then the red paint.

Hope that helps.

Welcome aboard. That loud click you heard were the doors locking behind you.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:39 AM   #12098
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #12099
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OK boys and girls, I'm looking to lace up some new rims for the BIG. I have my own thoughts, but what are your thoughts on replacing the rear 17 inch rim with an 18 inch rim? Excel rims? Any other relevant suggestions appreciated.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:29 AM   #12100
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Simon go the excels a very strong rim, some only go the 18 inch they say for more tyre choice, but I wreckon there are only 2 tyres any good , dunlop 606, and mitas EO 7.and are available in 17 inch.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #12101
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OK, I've picked up the following:

The hard rubber boots for between the head and the carbies

Matching clamps

Float bowls seals

Clamps for the carbies to air box tube - the tube itself is on backorder.

So now time for some questions:

1. Should the seal between the boots and the cylinder head bet treated with some form of gasket sealer, grease or spotless clean?

2. Should the float bowl seals be treated with gasket sealer - I would normally use Permatex aviation gasket sealer.

Whilst I have everything apart I clean everything nicely and paint stuff etc. Is there anythings else I should be doing whilst walking down this road?

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:30 PM   #12102
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Is it winter or summer where you live? In any case, remember your working with petrol. Vent your work space and be careful with sparky things.

1. No sealer. An O-ring lives there



2. No. The O-ring type gasket seals well


Things to get:

Button head allen screws (5mm I think) to replace the JIS phillips heads screws on the bowls and carb tops. You'll thank yourself later.

Be very very careful when removing the idle mixture screws. Make certain the screw, tiny washer and tiny O-ring all come out before you start moving the carb body around (then they fall on the floor at random and get lost)

New O-rings for the float valve seat
New O-rings for the plastic float "tree"

Other things to do:

Good time to replace the fuel line with the Marine stuff that SP suggested a few posts back

Good time to consider some type of end-line filter for the carb vent tube.

Examine the end of the throttle cable. Replace if the little solder button is worn or the cable is frayed.

Be very careful with automotive type "carb cleaner" in the spray cans. The stuff in the USA has a habit of partially dissolving/softening the O-rings and diaphragms of the carbs so they swell and can not be used. Dunno what your stuff there does.

Also a great time to do a valve adjustment

Check the plug between the stator and the rectifier to make sure the contacts are clean and there is no evidence of overheating (due to poor contact)

That's all I can think of....I'm sure I'm missing something.

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Old 12-18-2011, 11:38 PM   #12103
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OK boys and girls, I'm looking to lace up some new rims for the BIG. I have my own thoughts, but what are your thoughts on replacing the rear 17 inch rim with an 18 inch rim? Excel rims? Any other relevant suggestions appreciated.
Just one suggestion. Check clearance on fully compressed suspension with 18" full profile tyre.
This is of course if you do not have adjustable rear shock like wilbers etc. yet...

I agree with Rob - excel rims are excellent choice. Which reflected in their price.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:35 AM   #12104
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Just one suggestion. Check clearance on fully compressed suspension with 18" full profile tyre.
This is of course if you do not have adjustable rear shock like wilbers etc. yet...

I agree with Rob - excel rims are excellent choice. Which reflected in their price.
no panic - it works well with the stock damper too :-) greets stefan

and... take the excel rim. best solution in stability - and you need this in your heavy bike
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:38 AM   #12105
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Thanks for info! I never managed to get 18 rim to try, now I will know that it fits OK :)
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