Norton73's Garage (or a slow rainy day)

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by norton73, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    There's a pretty good forum about all things Brit Bike here:

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    Click on the Brit-Iron-L link to access the email forum, and check the archives for a wealth of info.

    Fair Warning: As Jinx so eloquently stated, Brit Iron is not for the faint-of-heart, but if it stirs your soul, and you have a modicum of wrenching ability, then go for it.
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  2. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Norton73 - Why not get the R80ST frame straightened? I've had several frames straightened by the Frame Man in Sacramento and they worked out just fine. From what they've told me, if the frame won't be as strong as it was originally, they won't touch it.

    And I agree with you - that ST is one of the best handling bikes BMW ever made. My x girlfriend got one and it was one of the sweetest rides I've ever had. Boy did it handle!
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  3. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    I don't think the frame is bent, the stop for the forks broke off, and the lower bearing cup is flaired out, the lower race is flopping around in the cup. I havn't gotten around to pulling the front end off it yet, hopefully this week.
    The wreck was a slow one, and the bike was almost stopped when it got to the side of the road, it was the 10-15 foot cliff that both it and I went over that did all the damage. If it had been someone's front yard, instead of the cliff, damage to the bike would have been minimal.

    I've actually found another one for sale, I'm waiting for a friend to decide if he wants it, if he doesn't, my wife might get it for X-mas.

    and I might use this one as a project bike, I've got some ideas :D
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  4. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    One of mine had a loose bearing cup and they re-sized it. Came out just fine. And they re-weld the steering stops as well. They'll check the frame for free, and if it doesn't need straightening, they'll tell you and not charge you anything. In this case you might just get away with getting the bearing cup fixed and a new stop welded on.

    FedEx is the way to ship it too - from Portland Or to Sacramento was around $23.

    You'd also save the registration fees and all that, since the title goes with the frame.

    Terry
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  5. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Thanks tvrla, I googled and found the website :thumb . Once I get the front end off and know what I'm up against I'll get in contact with them.
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  6. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    Thanks SummerinMaine :thumb
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  7. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    summerinmaine- I'm inviting myself over to your garage for a private viewing.
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  8. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    Any time Gregg.
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