P r o j e c t "s"

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

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    PROJECT-S is winding down. Lot's of little things still, but the light is at the end of the tunnel. It's been 20 months since I brought home the 1979 BMW R100RT that I've now converted into a "R100S" and I can't wait to ride her again.

    Last night I marveled at the simple victory of having the clutch cable reinstalled. Such satisfaction just to sit on the bike and pull in the clutch lever.

    I reinstalled the sub-harness for the neutral and oil switches and zip tied the wiring to the frame for the last time. Next I hooked up the battery and then thumbed the starter. Another wave of accoplishment swept over me as the starter motor spun the engine over. No fuel yet, exhaust is still on the shelf too, but what a thrill to just stand there and listen to the starter spin.

    I should have her running this weekend, but will not install the tank just yet. I want the pinstriping done before gas goes back in the tank, if I don't, I know I will just ride her and skip the pinstriping all togeather.

    Stay tuned...

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    TINK
  2. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Lookin' good.
  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    i look forward to seeing this completed. i read the thread before i bought my first airhead, now i have had 3, and had to move past them for $$ reasons, but there will be a day when i have another. hopefully not too far in the future

    keep it comin tink
  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I spent last night installing the header pipes and my Brown side stand, a fairly simple task. [sorry, no photos]

    Added some high temp gasket material to shim the pipe hanger clamps to take up the gap. There was some slight wear on the header pipes at these points as a result of the poor fitting hanger clamps so the gasket filler should help prevent any further errosion of the header pipes.

    I used T-Bolt clamps on the cross over tube as the original brazed on fittings had log ago broken off. I have T-Bolt clamps for the mufflers too.

    Tonight I hope to fit the mufflers, replace the fuel hoses and button up the throttle cabels in preperation for the firing of the engine this weekend.

    Stay tuned...

    TINK
  5. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    My favorite grips, BMW Sport Grips, part# 32721458395 & 32721458396. I have these grips on every street bike I own.
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    T-Bolt upgrade on the cross over pipe.
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    Header pipes are on, as well as new foot peg rubbers.
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  6. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Front fender trial fit.
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    Find it very "BMW" that the rib on the front fender matches the rib on the front engine cover.
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    First thing I bought from Ebay for PROJECT-S was this short stem mirror. At long last the mirror has been installed.
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    TINK
  7. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Where did you get the idea that Tink was ever going to be finished with this? He started over a year and a half ago. :lol3
  8. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Tink, make sure that the fender brace has zero clearance where it bolts to the forkleg. An I mean zero, not plus or minus anything.
    It can and will affect your fork action if it pulls or pushes against the lower sliders.

    Bike looks good, can't wait to see it at work.
  9. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Thx Kai Ju,

    Yes, I still need to shim the Fork Brace / Fender Bracket for zero push/pull. There's about a 2 to 3mm gap now that I'll add washers to get to zero.

    Did the fork seating bouncy bounce thing last night. Have not done the whole glass plate and micrometer bit, I'll just see how things go first with the basic assemble process.

    TINK
  10. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    HA! :ddog I resemble that remark. :ricky
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    He's getting close. And I see it in his eyes at the vintage bike meet every month.
  12. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Ya, eyes glass over every time I look at an airhead :yum ... and I droll a little too :tb
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  13. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Tink, I've got my centerstand off now and doing some welding/repair work and I'm thinking of doing the flat bar stock arm that your welder did. I like the look. Now that you have the pipes and kick stand back on, have you noticed any issues with clearance?
  14. TINK

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    The only caveat is that I removed the original BMW side stand and I'm only using the aftermarket Brown side stand. The tab "could" interfear with a BMW side stand, I did not check for this clearance on mine.

    Looking at this old photo when I still had the BMW side stand on the bike I would have to say the new tab location I chose would most likely interfear with an OEM BMW side stand.

    better photo, with text...
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    TINK
  15. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Tink, that's not a BMW sidestand in that picture.
  16. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I know, it's not a good shot, but, I was looking at the BMW side stand foot that is just showing itself below the muffler directly under the heal shifter, not the Brown side stand that the bike is sitting on. If you look closely inboard of that you can see the centerstand crosstube that I welded my flat tab to.

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  17. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Thanks Tink! I'll keep that in mind.
  18. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    I (side)stand corrected :lol3
  19. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    It really does look like it's getting close, Tink.
  20. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    My solution to the question; how do you protect the newly painted front fender during storage and transport... make it into a BUG ;-)

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    Rubber washers to protect the paint.
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    Add some old socks and it's back to the rafters for now.
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    TINK