Fly and buy

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by airspro, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    Broke down at the motel at Springfield , MO . Waiting on our nephew Tom to come pick us up with his brothers 4 door pickup and 24' trailer to bring us the rest of the way home .

    We getting lots of SDF at almost every stop :) They all seem to like the rig . Just a bit of differant luck about the FD , was kismet IMO . So we are going to enjoy the time swimming and resting at motel and being Chauffeured home :)

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  2. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    We got home just a bit after 1 am early very early this Sunday Jun3 30th from the trip of a life time :) Thanks again to the sellers Kate and Erine in Ca and the three MEN that came and got us from Springfield , MO where the final drive blew a seal or gasket . All good and I do believe my foot is good enough to go back to work on Monday :) yaaaaaaaaaaaaa go us . Oh yes and to my big sis Jeanne , Mary Cay my nurse and Denise Pairry my shrink for the help in getting treatment in Ca for my sick chubby foot :p Also all the like'ers and well wishers , couldn't have done it with out you all .

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  3. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    Tough luck man.I hope the rest of the trip was good for you too.Was looking forward tomeet you..Just a wird of advise send your FD to Tom Cutter.He did mine last winterPriced right if you don"t mind pulling the FD. Good luck with your rig...
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  4. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    Will do , seen this today so will send it to him ASAP >
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234400
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  5. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    OK BigDave and Drone are helping me , getting closer to getting this fixed and on the road :)

    Thanks guys
    spro
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  6. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    Got the wheel off now that I had more time and energy :D Thanks to DaveBig for all his help last night and this morning . He was great .

    Got a used FD coming off eBay for now

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-1997-R1...ries&hash=item4d0da2595d&vxp=mtr#ht_264wt_749


    Plus will the my old one redone I think for a spare .

    Here's the pics from this morning >

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    Got rest of the tools needed to do the job ordered off Amazon this morning ( thanks again DaveBig ) and manual and JVB DVD from his site .

    best
    spro
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  7. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    So that one pic makes it look like the wheel bearing seized. Yes?
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  8. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    Donno , wheel turned easy , and I hardly had any whiggle when I got the wheel up off the ground . If it did I didn't feel anything when it happened or after . I we seen was the oil on the wheel and ground .

    BUT when I took off the wheel , spare stuff everywhere , seal came out with the wheel , looks like cage peices - two fell on the floor and lots more still wadded up in there .

    Waiting on tools now , need 30mm socket and 12 MM hex head allen , plus socket end . Bought extra 30mm socket to make that "special window" in the one to set the lock nut and a "long 12mm allen to use in the window" .

    I watched video , much easier to do now I "think" >
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0_j8SuiFQI

    Plus gonna send this out to Bruno to have it checked out and serviced >
    http://www.brunos.us/index.html

    Let me know when or if I making any mistakes . Trying my best to take it slow and easy :D and listen to any and all ideas .

    best
    spro
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  9. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Obviously what came first the chicken or the egg ? Bearing self desructs cage cuts seal out.
    What always seems redundant is BMW has used that bearing for a long time, not much lube and then we add sidecar load to the mix.It's amazing they work as well as they do.DB
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  10. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy spro,

    I had Bruno setup my final drive with a different gear ratio and rebuild my drive-shaft when I had my 1150GS hacked, he does excellent work. :deal
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  11. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Bruno has a great reputation, you may want to ask him about 34 or 37 /11 but the gears are around 600 and and the labor's damn near that much.DB
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  12. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    when I had mine done.Tom Cutter had it back in 3weeks. He does nicew work.I bought those tools needed to pull my FD apart from Harbor Frieght. Tom explained how to disassemble it over the phone,not ahard job just got to be careful..
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  13. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    Ok Melrone ,,, I found Toms website
    http://www.rubberchickenracinggarage.com/

    Still waiting on tools etc , thanks for all the info guys , learning , always good to learn more about my hobbies :)

    best
    spro

    PS: Ya Dave think the wheelbearing went out almost right at the motel driveway as almost all the oil was on the ground there when I came out of the office .
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  14. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    http://www.bmwra.org/otl/finaldrive/


    So much to learn . Not boring to say the least :)
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  15. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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  16. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthr...al-drive-fails&p=142296&viewfull=1#post142296

    Hmmm , interesting to say the least .
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  17. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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  18. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    Fixed the bike this morning . Chris Harris video's on uTube really helped .

    This thread is imo closed .

    best
    spro
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