My life aboard a BMW R80ST

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by hardwaregrrl, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    hey, i remember that tank :lol3
  2. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Jenna- I'm looking forward to your RR on the rally!! ..or you can just add to Jason's report.....BTW- Jason you need to come down South to our Old School Rally...
  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Richard I have been trying to work out getting down there for that since the first one. I'll get there someday@!:freaky

    Jenna, today i adjusted the new clutch cable, cleaned the shift lever pivot, installed the new rubber (Michelin DEsert front, and D606 rear,) and got the repaired headers back on, leak free I think :D

    Cleaned the float bowls, and drained a half a quart of oil. (It was overfilled, dont know how)

    Rode it around yard. Good as it gets for now. Still taps quite loudly on the right side when cold. Probably rocker lash, hopefully not too bad, meaning hopefully wont have to wait til lthe last minute to get new rocker bushings like last time. Yeah right. :lol3

    Need to douse the whole thing down in WD40 again a few times, and will have to attack blinker problem (noblink problem). Get the trialer light adapter working on the car, and put the new trailer license plate on.
  4. hardwaregrrl

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    Hey Mark:wave. Got the can for 36 bucks and the mid pipe for 40. I had passed up an awesome deal on the combo for 52 bucks:loco Oh well. I buzzed around going through the rev range for about 20 miles, and although there is no noticable improvement, I believe it to be quieter at higher revs. Oh, and no flat spots detected. Plugs look normal.

    @Jason, I made plans to have dinner with JJ and hopefully Pete on Thursday nite. So plan on that.:freaky I have to teach an advanced rider course this sunday. So I'm keeping the worn 606s on till later next week. Then a tire change, might change shaft/final fluid as I don't remember the last time I did except when I got home from RWV last year. Hmmm........I also might fab up a light bar to mount my LEDs above the headlight Rallye style!:deal Then I can get the blinkers back where they belong. I dunno. Maybe too much with work and planning to leave. We'll see. Anybody know how to make flat stock out of round stock for a mount point. Like so......

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  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    flat stock out of round stock?

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    I got something like this for CHristmas- Got it somewhat cheaper because it was a 1500 model, and I think they are discontinued... but its probably going on the helmet. Got it for nighttime mountain biking :D been too damn cold nad snowy to try it out there, yet, but should be a decent light. Its bright as all get out. :D

    http://www.niterider.com/pro-1800-led-race-2013/


    Awesome score on the pipe. I need something along that price range for the Foosa project.
  6. hardwaregrrl

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    look here It's a 04-05 ZX10 pipe. The mid pipe id is 46mm I think??? But perfect fit for the airhead if you get that year.

    I figured a hammer, but thought maybe heat it with map gas and compress it in a vise may be a more dignified way to do it. Dunno, I'll try when I get home.

    I have a helmet light from advmoster.

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    Very bright! But I took my crash/bent bars off and had LED's mounted on them. So I took the front signals off and put them on the hand guards and mounted the Leds on the headlight ears. Meh, don't like it. So I'm thinking a "hoop" over the headlight with mount point, kind of like is you were to mout them on top of your roo bar.

    ps did you notice that there are 59 bikes on the entry list. yikes:loco
  7. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    you have a welder, weld flat stock to it....
  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    59 bikes means 30 second intervals! Crap i hate those :lol


    I do know that Mike and Dawn are bailing, so thats two down.. I think more people will bail than will enter last minute.

    The heat and vice does sound much more civilzed.

    Thanks for the heads up on the pipe, i'll check it out
  9. Dmaster

    Dmaster Been here awhile

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    I know how. (maybe)
    Your patrol tap? (wrong word i guess) was still open, your float needle didn't close properly so it leaked petrol into the engine? (yes such shit happens)
  10. hardwaregrrl

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    I think he accidently over filled the engine with oil. Hows it going over there in the Netherlands?
  11. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Hhmm...... I have a tank that looks just that one down here. :huh Oh, wait. It is that tank. :lol3
  12. hardwaregrrl

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    Ha! I'm officially a redneck!!! I have light bar on my bike.:lol3

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    This will be great for Rally racing at nite.!!!
  13. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    The look is coolio :thumb

    Not sure how heavy the lights are, I had some cantilevered aux lights (dually d2's) mounted on a crash bar and they did well for a while but eventually bounce around was too much for them (heavy fkrs) and the mounts gave up (both within a few days of each other out on a week's ride.)

    Might be a good backup if you share experience

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  14. hardwaregrrl

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    I had them mounted where you've put your arrow, before the light bar. The bar is very stable, but the mounts...err....I've broken them before. Lights don't weigh all that much. Going to hit some nasty gravel today to check them out.
  15. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Hope the test goes well - watch out for big wet spots out there, hard rain done fell last night.

    Here's another way - this is what I did to the Duallys. I had to buy a big bag of these from Grainger and would happily give you some except bar diameter was 25mm and I put them somewhere I wouldn't forget. :hmmmmm

    Use your mounting bar and cove washer sandwich:

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  16. hardwaregrrl

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    Hmm......that would've worked out well but the round stock has been flattened at the end. Might still try that if there is movement.

    Packing the tool box for Sand blast!!!

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  17. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Thanks for that!! Never knew how or where to find such a thing..... :wink:
  18. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    YeeHAH! That's looking fun. :clap

    fwiw the flat ends ought not impact use of coves if/as I was thinking you keep the lamps in luminescent antennae coolio config. Hopefully your current set up holds for a while. :freaky

    Did you get out in the drear and test this afternoon? I had a big cheeseburger and did some lazy wrenching....


    Glad you like the thought - funny thing is I bought a router bit with intention of machining similar from some scrap marine nylon I have then found them at online (I actually got them from McMAster-Carr for $7 + $4 shipping. Linky
  19. hardwaregrrl

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    I needed to get in some dirt today, or sand, or something besides pavement, before heading to SC for Sandblast. Adult life has been getting in the way of fun life. Falling down retaining walls, homeowners insurance threatening to drop me because I filled a claim, filing a complaint with the insurance commisioner, refinancing the house......Geeze. Leave me alone!!!!!

    So got in some sand today and jumped a jeep cherokee!!! Found 2 guys sitting in a mud puddle with a wet starter and battery. I had cables, so I jumped them! They were very happy. Got home from a fun run....and figured out I broke my seat. :shog So out came the welder and grinder. Fixed. New tires mounted and balanced....check.......fluids........check........spares and tools.......check.........race plates.........check. Now off to do laundry and work out.

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  20. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Good luck out there!