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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Swing Arm Bearing have returned home :1drink
    Greased up the swing arm bearings and drove the seals home with a large socket and a brass hammer.
    [sorry, no photos... so sue me :gdog]

    TINK
  2. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    After some coaxing I got the rear brake master cylinder disassembled and ready for the rebuild kit I bought. :1drink

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  3. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Got the rear master all cleaned up, inside and out.
    Bore looked good, just some very slight pitting on the bottom, more like discoloration than true pitting.

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    Quick coat of paint and she's ready for reassembly :1drink
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    TINK
  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Front fork parts all ready for reassembly :clap

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    TINK
  5. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Very methodical, I am loving it. I bet you don't have to spend much time trying to remember where all the parts are :-). I wish I was more like that.
  6. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Weather is not cooperating, too cold, too wet, too windy... it's screwing up my time line for getting PROJECT-S back on her wheels, Grrrrrr!!! :baldy
    Rain is delaying my spray painting. I still need to spray the rear of the main frame and the sub frame. Once these are painted I can reassemble the bike and at least get her back on her wheels (i.e. roller) TINK

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  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Rear brake caliper, with new pads, ready to go.
    Didn't break down the rear caliper for rebuild, every indication (no leaking, even pad wear) is that it doesn't need to be rebuilt.
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    Good time to change rear brake pads as they were down to nothing.
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    Front brake master; clean, painted and ready for reassembly.
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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    YES! FINALLY! Time to paint like there's no tomorrow... :happay:happay:happay

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    TINK :1drink
  9. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I love the progress, but why not yank the engine and wiring for a complete paint job? It's only a few more bolts.
  10. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I know my methodology seems to baffle people...:huh

    Quite frankly, the front of the frame didn't need painting as this bike started life as an R100RT so the frame forward of the battery was in perfect condition, with all of the original decals intact. The only area that needed to be touched up was under the front master cylinder where brake fluid had leaked on the frame. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19392696&postcount=162

    It's only the rear of the frame, from the battery back, that needed to be addressed due to many years of boiling over wet battery road tube spillage. Originally I was hopping to just do a quick spot paint job but as I got further into it I discovered there was a lot more battery acid damage than I had originally thought.

    I plan to take the bike apart again (Phase-II) and really detail everything, but first I want to ride her a few hundred miles and see what mechanical issues need to be addressed. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20161095&postcount=210

    TINK
  11. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    It's looking great, my '74 started as a little clean up and ended as a bare frame too. I like this picture, "BMW Engine with Handle" [​IMG]
  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    lookin great tink, gunna be ready for next sunday?
  13. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    LOL, not a chance, but I've turned the corner and have no place to go but up from here. :thumb

    The brake systems are all rebuilt, the forks are ready to be assembled, and the rest of the bits and pieces have been cleaned, painted, and are ready to go back on.

    I have a trip to Seattle the second weekend of January for my mothers 91 birthday, so I won't be here for VBOC.

    TINK
  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    enjoy the trip, if ya need a hand with anything, give me a holler.

    when ya get to the point of putting the headers on, ive got the bmw wrench u can use if needed.
  15. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Reassembly has begun...
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    TINK
  16. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    A good day in the ol' garage...

    > Got the front turn signals wired
    > Front forks assembled
    > Sub frame back on
    > Swing arm in place

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    TINK
  17. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  18. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Yeah, at long last it's unchained from the Harley Davidson Lift.
    Looks good Tink.
  19. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    YES! :thumb

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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    lookin real real good.