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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Leo562, Jan 17, 2013.
Most excellent. An 18 year old "barn find" is one level of fun, but a project bike in some state of reassembly is a whole 'nuther bag of monkeys...
This might just make a good Tech Day(s) project for the locals ABCers.
Yup, the wheel was bad and dirty and while cleaning my hand some of it got on the wheel
When I wiped it after it had sat for a while it cleaned it up right quick.
Mind you I didn't look super close to see if it scratched the chrome. But it didn't look like it from pretty close.
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Tell me what you think it took a little bit of TLC and it will need a lot more but I flushed the inside with Gumout carb cleaner worked like a charm! The disassembly and reassembly was not to bad a basic level of wrenching skills required but i have that.
and then i did a little cleaning and polishing this is the left side carb :)
Shiney! You'll need to meet Melville if you don't stop now!
Your Dad had some FLASH, going on.....That is NOT stock.
Keep at it.
You are on a roll!
nice acoustic, in the background...
Nice job... cool guitar.
Pull your spark plugs, pour in whatever oil you have on the self and let it sit over the weekend. Then pull the front cover, put a hex key in the rotor bolt and slowly turn the engine over with the spark plugs removed.
Let us know how you progress. This will be a fun project to watch.
So today I got a charge in a battery from the k1200gt.
I pulled the spark plugs and .... IT TURNED OVER JUST FINE!
I heard it's power for the first time ever I almost had the energy to do a million backflips!
It was so exciting!
There is no feeling like hearing it roar!
So now I need to work on the clutch and the transmission!
Put a little money into getting it painted and possibly re-chrome some things and putting back together piece by piece! :)
I'll update more soon!!!
Are you stating THAT YOU HAVE STARTED THE ENGINE AND THAT IT RAN ON GASOLINE?:eek1
I haven't read anything but the last page. B12 is available in Ca. Good stuff. Gumout? I haven't used it for decades since I figured out that it swells up and ruins rubber. Rubber is an important element of our carbs! I really do think such carb cleaners have something to do with carb diaphragms biting it. Normally they last for decades. B12 might swell rubber too but I have never been tempted to put it on or in assembled carbs.
I read on the internet that Amorall is no good. I have used it for decades on my own bikes and have never seen any trouble for it.
It's running? Brilliant!
Looking forward to more updates.
The bike should have fresh oil in it and after this long in storage a new oil filter and air filter.
I don't live in California. I heard that Berryman's wasn't available there because it works too good which would indicate it might have chemicals in it that the State of California doesn't like. I was wrong but it was told to me this way.
I still don't like Amour All. I do like Back to Black but even that is not permanent and needs to be repeated.
Nothing to add other than these are my favorite threads, and good luck Leo!
Amour All has always done exactly what I bought it for. I mention it just because I usually read nothing but bad about it on the net. Same thing with K+N filters and other subjects. Just trying to keep it real. I just thought that since the last time I have mentioned it I have probably seen a hundred photos here on oldscool of K+N's on bikes with no oil on the filter. I'll be the fist to tell you that they don't filter worth a crap like that.
I think the prejudice against K&N filters may be unjust. I don't have any personal experience with them other than I bought one once for a car and when I found out how much work it was to clean and re-oil I threw it away. And expensive. If I was riding in off road dusty conditions I might want to investigate further. But for me the stock filter works just fine anyway.
Rubber grease, always worked good for me in preventing BMW rubber bits from drying out and cracking. Used to be available at autoparts but now seems to be replaced everywhere with sillycone type greases and to me they don't seem to penetrate the rubber as well, stays greasy and attract dirt.
Looked around last year, my large tube was empty after 20 or so years. Found some on fleabay UK, cheap and I am good for another 20 years. But already gave some away in little jars, stuff goes a long way.
PBR rubber grease is a castor oil based grease that works well on rubber to keep it well protected.
I get the rubber grease free in little sachets from my local garage, I use it on those little o-rings on the brake shaft that goes through the final drive. Great stuff to have around.