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

  1. R100LT

    R100LT Chasing 11

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    Good idea Tink ... when you get to become a bit more of a senior rider you will appreciate the RT fairing . My 1st RT was the green and black version of that and I really loved it.

    I really wish black was black ... so many different versions . But then again my current GF is doing my head in with colour samples to repaint her house . ( I like the colour that you like dear ... Good god its only a wall .. not a Airhead we are talking about )
  2. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Dang R100LT, at 58 I'm only half a step away from being a "senior rider".:rofl

    TINK
  3. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    That's funny, Tink a Senior Rider.:D
  4. R100LT

    R100LT Chasing 11

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    Not even close Tink

    Late last year I bumped into this gentleman with a nice SB R90S on the back of a trailer and strike up a conversation ( which I immediately offer him a decent price in cash and my two young daughters for it , but as he rattled of his impressive stable he said that this would be the last bike to go )

    I asked if it was broken down which he replied that no he was on his way down to his friends house for a ride . He complained that after two hip replacements he isn't up to the 800km round trip anymore , and was only capable of a few hours a day in the saddle . At 72 I think thats a fair excuse.

    When I grow up ... I want to be just like him.
  5. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  6. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Stripped the factory black paint off of the handle bar clamps.
    Got'a love the art deco look, reminds me of a 1930's airplane part.

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  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Krylon Satin Black...
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    Headlamp ears had some rust so I sanded and then applied zinc chromate primer I picked up at Aircraft Spruce and Specialty. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/
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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Just a few of the things I need to do: :eek1

    PROJECT-S TO DO List

    NOTE: Photos, take lots of photos of wiring before disassembly!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Clean wiring harness
    Lub electrical connectors
    ID connector #’s / wire color and note on wiring diagram
    Label wires with connector #
    Move ign switch into headlamp
    Paint (brush) top frame tubes where brake master fluid damage
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    Fabricate seat mounts
    Paint (brush) seat mounts
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    Pull swing arm (pull pumpkin first)
    Pull sub frame
    Paint (Krylon) swing arm (off the bike)
    Paint (Krylon) sub frame (off the bike)
    Paint (Krylon) rear frame (on the bike, mask off engine, etc.)
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    Pull trans (not all the way out, just enough to access clutch splins)
    Lub clutch splines with Honda Moly 60
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    Paint (brush) front master
    Rebuild front master
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    Rear caliper diassemble/inspect
    Rear master diassemble/inspect

    Ya, I should be able to get all this done this weekend, :huh ...well, maybe not :*sip*
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  9. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I sanded off the old gold paint, fixed cracks, ready for primer then Krylon Satin Black.
    The lighter color cover (right) is a later BMW OEM replacement. The darker color (left) side cover is original to the bike, 1979.
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    You can see here the glass work I did to repair the two small cracks in the original (left) cover.
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    Before.
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    TINK
  10. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Set up my make-shift paint booth and shot the side covers with Krylon Satin Black.

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    Will wet sand them once they are dry.
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  11. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I've wanted to move the battery terminals to the side for a better cable fit.
    While at Home Depot today I found these.
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    Here's the results. Used a 1/4-20 carriage bolt as a stud. Makes for a clean installation.
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    Found the perfect terminal cover at my local electronic supply, JK Electronics http://<wbr>www.jkelectronics.com/
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  12. Horsehockey

    Horsehockey A GPS? Huh?

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    For the right side battery cover, I recommend drilling a small hole near the bottom and securing the cover to the subframe downtube with a black zip tie. Lots of guys have lost that right side cover when the rubber band breaks. The left can't fall off, but the right sure will.
  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    i gotta ask, why didnt ya have the side covers painted the same time ya had the rest of it painted?
  14. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Because I'm still on the fence about having side covers at all.
    From the start, I did not want glossy side covers, so I saved my money and did not have them painted gloss black with the rest of the parts.
    For now I'll put the satin black side covers back on just to hide the stuff underneath (e.g. rear brake reservoir), that is until I have time to clean up those bits and pieces and then pull the side covers off altogether.

    TINK
  15. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Yes. hence the newer right cover.
    A buddy of mine uses two long zip ties instead of the BMW OEM rubber band. Cheap, simple, effective.

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  16. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Well, I was not happy with the results of my paint job. :puke2
    Tried to take short cut on the prep. Results; too many sanding scratches still there after painting.
    Thought wet sanding would clean them up, but NOOOO.
    So, I had to sand everything back down to bear fiberglass and start all over again. That will teach me.:baldy

  17. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Well, it's still too hot here to spend more than 40 minutes in the garage working on PROJECT-S. Dang, this is screwing up my time line.
    So I pieced together the upper triple tree parts and took some shots.
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    TINK
  18. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Stopped by my local ACE hardware (where they have E V E R Y T H I N G a garage geek like me would ever want/need) and picked up some small plastic caps to cover the mangled fork nut.
    On the left are the ACE hardware caps, and on the right the BMW OEM covers.
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    A perfect press fit. Covers the damaged area nicely. Very cool!
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    TINK
  19. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Tink, they look great, but for the benefit of all the others that might want these, what size are they ?

    I ran out to the garage thinking what a great idea only to find the chrome screw on caps on mine...:D
  20. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Ya ya, they're 7/8" Black Nylon Locking Hole Plug, $0.60 each. :1drink

    The screw on chrome (polished aluminum?) caps are the hot ticket, but by 1979 BMW had gone to the non threaded style nut and the cheesier push on plastic caps.