Bringing a R850R back to life!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by scrminbanshee, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. JimVonBaden

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    Looks familiar:
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  2. scrminbanshee

    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Next up, time to throw the fuel pump in!
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    Once the fuel pump was in then time to put it in!
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    Then on with the tank and quick connects.
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    Then I hit the start button and no such luck. She just cranks and cranks and cranks. I checked for fuel at the injectors and then I ran out of time! Should get all of Thursday night out there going to check spark and going to clean the injectors. I know gas is getting to the injectors just not sure if it’s getting passed them. I’m pretty sure they are clogged. Any tips on how to clean the injectors other than compressed air and carb clean?
  3. scrminbanshee

    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Where do you think I got the idea from????
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  4. scrminbanshee

    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    It’s alive! It’s alive! Well the injectors were clogged got those cleaned and then she started right up and idled perfect!
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  5. scrminbanshee

    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Got to go for a little test ride tonight! Is about 23degrees our so I only went down the street. Leaks some gas it seems to come out the air box I think the pressure regulator is shot. Just needs that fixed, the windshield put on, brake lines, and new shoes now!
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    With her stable mates
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    The 990 is my buddies!
  6. JimVonBaden

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    Looks good!
  7. scrminbanshee

    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Well back up on the lift she goes. The fuel pressure regulator is leaking. Hopefully Sunday I can yank the old on out and prep for the new one to go in.
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  8. bearcat1

    bearcat1 Been here awhile

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    Scrminbanshee, nice work! I can appreciate the work you've been putting into the bike. It's a fun journey bringing a bike back to operational status. I am at about the same stage bringing an 08 Honda CRF250X back from an almost basket case state. It's been fun researching and wrenching. You will have peace of mind after going through the BMW. Enjoy the new ride.
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  9. scrminbanshee

    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Hi-hi, hi-ho, it’s off to work on the 850 I go!Anyways back up on the lift, and time to crack the back.
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    Once the Irbit was moved back and I had good access to the pressure regulator out she came. Then full disassembly of it in preparation for the new one to show up.
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    The return line had a crack in it and was leaking gas. Looking forward to dropping the new one in.

    Found a deal on the optional clock and tach for the bike on eBay. They should be here this week. Hopefully by the end of the week the new regulator, tach, clock, and windshield should be put on the bike. Then I need to get brakes figured out.
  10. okennon

    okennon Been here awhile

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    Dan I haven't listed them yet but I just pulled my tach and clock plus brackets and will eventually offer them. So if your ebay thing falls thru let me know.
  11. scrminbanshee

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    Finally got the bike back together, new pressure regulator and had to replace the overflow and vent line in tank as they were leaking gas. Also mounted the parabelum windshield! They use the same mounts as the tach and clock. so I think I’ll have to make a mount out of flat bar and move them over just a bit in order for the mount to clear the tach and clock.
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    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Here is a look at the tach and clock. Maybe somebody has a better way of doing it other than a mount?
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    Also got my new brake lines in so hopefully later this week I should get my brakes sorted then I just need tires!
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    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    The tach I bought seems to work ok, but I’m unsure if the clock will work. I’ll check them this week and will be in touch.
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    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Finally got through the holidays and have a couple days of vacation to burn. So I got the rest of the week off! First up was to make a couple brackets in order for the tach and clock to fit with the windshield. Was able to make a bracket out of some flat bar.
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    Looks pretty good if I do say so myself. Also got some more wiring cleaned up.
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    I do want to add the optional hand warmers. They are just very expensive from bmw. Waiting till a couple low mile heated grips turn up. If any body has any laying around please shoot me a pm. I’m hoping this might be the last time I take this tank off.

    Then it was time to put in the new rear brake line and finally get it bleed and working.
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    Forgot to get a picture of it installed but having rear brakes Sure is nice.

    Tomorrow I plan on overhauling the front brakes. Rebuilding the master cylinder and then all new spiegler lines. I also want to get a few gallons of gas and top it off and make sure there at no fuel leaks. Should have everything done except the new tires by end of day tomorrow!
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    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    The clock appears to be working great. But if you have any heated grips that would help.
  16. okennon

    okennon Been here awhile

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    No heated grips...the original owner was a southern boy. He opted for spoke wheels though. I'm waiting for some really shitty winter weather so I can pull the wheels and unlace them then polish those aluminum rims.
    I just love that color combo on your fuel tank.
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  17. JimVonBaden

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    If you have never successfully relaced cross spoke rimes, do not do it. It takes a specific set of skills to do right. These are not like normal spoked rims, and you will end up with a mess, having to send them to Woody for proper assembly. If you are willing to invest around $600, send them to him to polish and relace.
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  18. scrminbanshee

    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Those spoke wheels look great! If I ever stumble across a set for cheap I’ll throw them on but I need to clean my current wheels up and get some new tires!
  19. akrider

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    the wheels would look great powder coated gold
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    scrminbanshee Ready to travel

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    Well part one of at least a two parter lol. Torn into the master cylinder today, it’s in sorry shape I doubt it will go long before it dies. I will have to hunt down another for the bike. But I rebuilt it and will install and see if it lasts.
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    Did get it put back together then back on the bike.
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    Now I’m off to bmw as the pivot pin bolt stripes on the way out. Part two will be lines and the bleeding...