My r90 restoration.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by blaine.hale, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    No kidding! Taking apart my old CB360 took a whole weekend and some ridiculous tools (stupid philips head engine bolts and an impact driver). The BMW practically fell apart in 8 hours work. The only hang up was me neglecting to pull the transmission first...but hey, according to the video that only took 5 seconds to figure out right?
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  2. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    I don't know what the concern is for having "another" bike to ride, by my calculations, if it took two minutes to tear it down, it shouldn't take more than five to put it back together.... and off you go..... ta da!!!:rayof
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  3. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Which ignition did you go with? And which charging system? Don't get me wrong--anything that doesn't involve the word 'stock' will be an improvement :D

    Many people don't know this but Bosch is actually a German word that roughly translates to mean 'shorted'. Another fun fact: Bing is German for 'leak'. Very straightforward people, those Germans.
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  4. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Boyer Bransden ignition and Motorrad Elektrik charging system.
    I read waaay too many comparisons between the Motorrad and Enduralast systems and it came down to me wanting the diode board tucked away internally. Don't really care to hear a huge debate about it because I've read all the threads :D
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  5. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    damn. well, what oil are ya runnin'?
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  6. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    I was running pretty standard Castrol Synthetic.
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  7. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    ruh roh.... Brad's got the pyro thing going..... again.....:wave











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  8. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    aha! You've stepped in it now! Oil threads usually end in bloodshed.

    Think you'll get it done for the Spring rally? I think it's some time in April.

    man I don't know what happened this week. None of it was intentional, I swear.
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  9. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Hopefully the rebuild will happen in March, so yes. If all goes according to plan I will get the frame back in a few weeks and drop the cast parts off for blasting, then it's a matter of buying a few parts and starting the build (this will be timelapsed as well)
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  10. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    You may know these but if not here they are:

    Blue Moon Cycles in Norcross is a Vintage BMW shop that can help you out with parts if you need them in a hurry. http://www.bluemooncycle.com/

    Boxerworks out here in Athens also does airheads. http://boxerworks.com/

    BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta is the dealership. They're in Marietta and they carry a few airhead parts too. Not much, but some. The parts guy there rides an airhead GS so he'll speak your language. http://www.bmwmcoa.com/

    Those are your only 3 local resources that I know of. If they don't have it you're stuck ordering it.
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  11. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Blue moons great just retardedly priced.
    Matt from Boxerworks is a good friend that I talk to oftern (they are no longer in athens)

    All my work is being done by Apex cycles in Ellijay.
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  12. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    A part of Boxerworks is still in Athens but Matt isn't. Him and Nathan had some sorta falling out a while bike. I don't really know what happened and it's not my business anyways. There's still a shop called Boxerworks in Athens and it's a resource.

    Blue Moon definitely charges their 'convenience fee' but if you desperately need something they're likely to have it.
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  13. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I've never heard of Apex Cycles. Is it a BMW shop?
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  14. blaine.hale

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    He's word of mouth only. Google Apex ellijay.
    He's a fantastic guy who knows his stuff and his work is second to none from what I saw while I was at his place. I'm pretty excited about working with him.
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    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    dern. You weren't kidding about that word of mouth only. I've never heard of 'em and you'd think I would have considering there's a link at the top that says 'slinger cleaning'. Definitely an airhead shop, an old one.

    Wow, they do headwork too.

    What are you having them do?
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  16. blaine.hale

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    Yeah, he does. He's doing some minor repairs on my frame then sending it to powdercoat then he's also doing all the work on my engine (bead blasting, ultrasonic cleaning, valves etc etc)
    Then I think I'm asking him to re press the new swing arm bearing, relacing the wheels and such.
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  17. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    When you said restoration you really meant it! That's an awful lot to do. How many miles are on this bike?
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    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Why does it seem all the hip young cats are in the south?

    I think I'm the only guy under 30 in the midwest with an airhead.. who does the work on it myself.

    :lol3
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  19. Beater

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    Brad - They do Transmissions too ... Wow ... I hadn't heard of them either (but I haven't been around long).

    Blaine - Have an general idea about their prices? Better than average (way lower than Blue Moon)?
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  20. blaine.hale

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    As to his pricing...he's way below blue moon and way cooler.
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