AdamChandler's "Felicity" 1995 K75RT Build Thread

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by AdamChandler, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist More Gelände less Straße

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    What are you trying to do, have some spare paint for touch-ups or paint some of the panels?? If needing touch-up only, you should be able to get touch-up paint markers in that code from the dealer...

    If you're trying to paint panels and/or match paint to some of them, the painter of your choice should be able to get the ingredients and their weights to make up that color code...
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  2. AdamChandler

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    just touch ups. BMW doesn't have this paint anymore supposedly.
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  3. Lead Wrist

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    A-ha... You could still ask local paint shop if they'd mix you small container of that paint code...

    Or, alternatively, do you have touch-up markers for either Aspen Blue or Raising Blue for current/past Rolf? It may not be perfect match but it could help as "close enough" interim? :D
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  4. mr_10brook

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    At one time Holt was a distributor for Glasurit paint. Maybe he still is. http://www.holtdesignorganisation.com/
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  5. Johann

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    Used injector cleaner on a K100RS and three K75s with no problems but obviously add to the recommended dilution. If that doesn´t work then taking the injectors to somewhere that works on industrial plant, lorries/tractors etc to be tested and cleaned would be a lot cheaper than buying new injectors or paying a specialist injector shop to do the work.
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  6. AdamChandler

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    Opened her up last night.

    Gasket Replaced
    Spark Plugs Changed
    Replaced ignition coil wires...I have a question on these though.

    The OEM ones were wrapped with a metal base. These NGK replacements are just rubber. Do I need to purchase the metal surrounds? See OEM here:

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    The replacements are just rubber: https://www.beemerboneyard.com/12121459876csn.html

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    They snapped on like they should. I'll try and fire the bike up tonight but wanted to post here first and check.

    A few more photos:
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    Will do valve checks tonight as well.
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  7. Johann

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    I always thought those OEM metal covers were designed to make it easier to to remove the caps by using a set of pliers to pull on the tabs rather than serving as RF suppression, but could be wrong.
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  8. AdamChandler

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    I guess we'll find out when I start her up. the silicone plugs appear to have snapped in, just not as hard as the OEM ones did. I didn't detect any spark issues but these coils were 25+ years old. $50 to replace them seemed like cheap insurance.
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    Might want to add a pint or two (up to 25%) Marvel Mystery Oil with the oil change and change it early the first time.
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    You do not need to buy the metal shroud and I don't even think that they would fit. Your plug wires are good to go.
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  12. AdamChandler

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    Not familiar with that particular product, but Motul makes "good stuff" - was just thinking some kind of flush / cleaning given your comments on the oil condition, sounds like you're on it.

    While on the subject of "snake oils" :-), regarding injector cleaners - I have used both Techron and Lucas Deep Clean, found the Lucas to be superior in the RT, though that issue was related more to carbon deposits.
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    Great tip on Techron, I go between that and Royal purple. IDK if it's working or not. I feel stupid buying it once a year for my motors but I keep doing it.
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    will grab this. Thanks everyone.
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    Here are a couple more Permatex products you could take a look at. They are heat and oil/fuel resistant - also recommended by Permatex for valve cover gaskets:

    Permatex PermaShield Fuel Resistant Gasket Dressing & Flange Sealant - this is equivalent to the "Hylomar Blue" BMW spec's for some applications.

    Permatex Ultra Blue Multipurpose RTV Silicone Gasket Maker.
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  18. AdamChandler

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    I get CRC products for free. Will try and find a comparable product from them.
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  19. mr_10brook

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    Did you not get the BMW valve cover gaskets? I don't know if you need sealant if you use the gaskets.
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  20. AdamChandler

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    Acquired from BeemerBoneyard but it keeps failing out of the groove when I go to put the head on the motor.
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