The /5 phoenix project

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Captain Yesterday, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Captain Yesterday

    Captain Yesterday Been here awhile

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    For Renner free. That's because you've helped me out a lot. But for anyone else not much. $20 or so depending on how much work is needed. But if the stand turns into a parallelogram then it's toast.

    This center stand was cracked all the way down on both sides where the stand met the pavement and missing the foot arm. The cracks were easy to fix and I'm going to leave off the foot thing.

    It's off to powder coating tomorrow :clap Should get it back in a week.

    Toaster side pannels are a little beat up. I'm just going to clean them up a little more and leave them as is. It will give the bike some character
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    Slowly starting the engine work. Only 58,000 miles sounds like it's just broken in:evil

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  2. subagon

    subagon Hopelessly lost

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    You're project is giving me hope. I bought a R75/5"project" bike that's in about the same shape as yours. It was headed to the parts bin but now I'm having second thoughts...:hmmmmm
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  3. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    you're really gonna regret leaving off the foot thingie, especially after powdercoating.
    Trust Me on this.
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  4. Captain Yesterday

    Captain Yesterday Been here awhile

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    Agreed, but it was missing the foot thingie and I didn't feel like fabing up a new one, and if I did it would have looked crappy. Also, I don't like center stands, unless working in a shop, I cant trust them over side stands in public. Also, I'm going to go with a aftermarket side stand, stock one is toast.
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  5. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    I am amazed that the engine turns over-- I'd have expected it to be locked up solid.

    Nice patina on the crankcase-- you gonna leave it? :lol3:rofl
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  6. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    you're too generous.
    I think to date I've only "helped" by talking at you in a vague and rambling sort of way while under the influence of botique beer. :freaky
    So for that you'll work for free, everybody else gets 50% off the good-guy discount. Is this a business model? :scratch
    You need to be paid for your time & skill beyond the materials expense.
    $40 or I'll take my business elsewhere. :deal

    Really... at the rate you advertise I think you'll soon corner the market on centerstand repair.
    It won't hurt to earn a little toward funding the phoenix.
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  7. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    i really think most of that will just buff right now.

    Good luck! :lurk
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  8. rebelpacket

    rebelpacket four-stroke earth-saw

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    Wow, that is an ambitious project! I bet you'll spend a lot of time with the soda blaster on that one.

    Subscribed, and most defnitely :lurk
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  9. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    Are you sure you want to resereck this poor deformed creature?? :norton Has your head been examined latley????


    Actually the gas tank looks good - side panel, inside after you worked it.


    Is this going to be a naked /5?? You are the man undertaking this project - make it live!!!!!:lol3
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  10. spo123

    spo123 Man About Town

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    GOOD LUCK!
    I think that you did pay too much $$$. :rofl

    Best wishes always,
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  11. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Funny you mention this. This summer, I sacrificed my powdercoating to weld a foot-thingy onto my center stand. I had put it off, because I didn't want to cook the powdercoating, but I got pretty tired of groping around under there trying to get the stand down. While I was at it, I TIGed some stainless steel "shoes" onto the wear points on the stand.
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  12. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    Geez what a project!I feel better about mine all the time,at the same time worse,because I dont have the talent/ambition to undertake such a project!Good luck,I'll be watchin!:lurk:1drink
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  13. Captain Yesterday

    Captain Yesterday Been here awhile

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    I think it needs to be

    Good news and bad new from the DMV. There was no paper work accept a bill of sale.

    Fees ended up being 660$ :kboom They say that it takes 5 years for the vehicle to drop out of the system. But someone had checked with in the past 5 years to register it or check in past fees so it was back into the system. But if I can prove that it hasn't been road road worthy then they can reduce to the fees by over half by filling out a statement of facts. I needed to fill out statements of facts anyway to get it registered in my name with a new title. So $300 isn't so bad "for California" good old Paso Robles DMV only a 10min wait and willing to actually help. Good thing I'm not in LA or the Bay Area I would rather eat glass than go to a DMV there.

    Next is painting. I was going to go with something close to Monza blue with hand done pinstripes. I have the bmw motorcycle paint code 538 but getting a hold of Monza Blue is becoming challenging. Anyone know where I could get bmw motorcycle paint or have a paint code of a domestic or import car color code that is close to Monza Blue????? Thanks:freaky
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  14. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I do believe this project can be done with not much money, but I personally would add the tang for the center stand and not paint it. Either way, it's in a much better home now than before. This will be a good one to watch.

    One of these days, I might need to repaint my Monza Blue R90, so I'm interested to see what you find out.
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  15. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    not so bad really

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    left head is worst of the two

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    the guides check right around .315".
    I'll manage a closer inspection in a day or two.
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  16. Carl

    Carl ,,,

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    I recondition heads that are in far worse condition than what is shown in the pics. Those in the pics can be 'resurrected'.

    The exhaust seats appear to have taken a dive. The right head exhaust seat looks tired. The mating valve for that seat probably was punished along w/ the seat.

    The spindle looks to be pitted on the micrometer. :eek1 I recommend the micrometer is calibrated/reviewed before using it to make any serious mechanical decisions.

    Make sure the three spacer sleeves not shown in the first pic have not gone MIA.

    Carl
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  17. Captain Yesterday

    Captain Yesterday Been here awhile

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    And just like that BAM the engine is done:evil

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    na I'm just messing with ya. It's my uncles r90/6 spare engine in case I want to use it.

    Frame is back from powder coating

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    New battery covers, since used ones seemed to be going for almost the same price as new ones:huh

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    Shinny:evil new paint

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    We'll see how close it is to monza blue when I get a chance to compare it side by side. The paint is from Napa book: Martin Senor Paints Book #: MA4290LF Paint Code # 42185 in case anyone is curious. Now the search is on for pinstriping. Found one person locally but they want stupid money to have it done.
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  18. R100LT

    R100LT Chasing 11

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    What colour are you thinking about on the pin stripping ? Personally I think gold would set it off nicely
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  19. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    I vote dark blue and red.:thumb
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  20. R100LT

    R100LT Chasing 11

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    Funny isn't it .

    When our better half's want our opinion on what colour to paint a wall ... we reach for the closet paint sample .

    For our bikes we are prepare to spend hours trolling through colour systems ... then many more hours of personal debate.
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