AdamChandler's "Felicity" 1995 K75RT Build Thread

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

  1. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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.

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    Will do valve checks tonight as well.
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  5. Johann

    Johann Commuterous Tankslapperous

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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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  6. 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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  9. mr_10brook

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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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    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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    I get CRC products for free. Will try and find a comparable product from them.
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  17. 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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    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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    If the valve cover gaskets (you didn't remove the heads to check the valves) are reusable like the current boxer gaskets, then no adhesive should be used. All metal surfaces and the gasket should be clean and dry; again, just like a boxer.

    For the broken fairing mount, take it and the parts to a welder and have the parts welded back together with some gussets added for additional strength. There's no glue that you're going to get that is appropriate for that repair.
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