My Winter Project (I must be nuts)

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Cogswell, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    The story goes like this. There was one guy in England that had an issue with the wheel and BMW recalled all of them. I was talking with a friend of mine who has been a BMW dealer since 1976 has never seen a problem with the early wheels other than one time they could not get the tire on the rim. Where you able to keep the original wheel?
  2. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    I have not personally heard of any failures either.

    I had to return the original wheel. I did get new bearings, seals, and a new tube courtesy of BMW. New bearings and seals were already in the new wheel.:D


    Mike
  3. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    So I rode the old girl up to the Old's Cool rally at Cruso N.C. in April of this year. Weather did not disappoint, I rained most of the way home as usual...:deal

    I didn't ride or clean the bike afterwards for a few weeks being busy with work and all. Our local vintage club lost one of its founders and we had some club events that required vintage bike duty. First being a 10 year club anniversary picture in front of the Time Warp Tea Room, our meeting spot. The next being a send off ride procession to the funeral home for our recently past friend Hudson.
    On the ride to the picture meeting I noticed the volt meter wasn't its happy self, not charging. On the way back home it seemed to be charging fine...
    Time for the funeral procession and again not charging.:norton

    So last week I had a bit of time to dig into the charging system.



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    After about half an hour of the DVOM and I getting through the system we determined the culprit to be a faulty rotor. It had not been previously been replaced by me and I had one on the shelf I bought from an inmate in the FM knowing one day I would need it.

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    I also did a little cleaning and brush maintenance while under the cover and now she's good to go !


    Mike

    P.S. If a mod would like to move this thread to Airheads, be my guest.
  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    That's gorgeous.

    The '70's pin-stripes are the perfect touch.

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  5. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Thanks my friend. :freaky

    One of our local vintage club members did the paint and pinstripes. We had to haul the bike up on a trailer and install the tank/seat so he could get everything lined up. He laid down tape border for the stripes. Painted the stripes on, and then clear over everything. First time I saw the paint job too.:clap

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    Me holding a side cover up for color comparison, and get a feel for if I wanted decals or not.

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    Just a little bit of difference from what I started with.:lol3

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    Mike
  6. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Those pinstripes just...... DO IT!! They make the color/smoke just POP.....Awesome!


    :D
  7. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Had an open day for work today so I decided I would take the girl for a nice ride across the Cherohala, and back home through the gap. Roads were mostly deserted, only had to pass two cars on the Skyway. Stopped for a burger and beverage at the CROT, place was hopping with cruisers ! Only had to pass three of them on the way out through the twisties.
    The bike rode like a dream, just so much fun to get out and putt on the airhead some times !

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    Mike
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  8. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    I have the old girl on the tender currently. Going to ride down to Tellico Plains for the Old's Cool rally this weekend !

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    Mike​
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