Just Dan's go at a major resto on a early model Tenere'

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  1. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Let my fingers do the walking and credit card is taking a pounding.
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  2. theMISSIONARY

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    You could try Zane's bikes and bits but his prices of late leave a bit to be desired as he wants half new price for everything :huh
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  3. sonnyboy

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    Nice read Dan, looking forward to the engine strip show!
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  4. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I went to transport this arvo to see what the process is. About registering the XT with no proof of owner ship when restored. Could prove to be interesting.
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    If you got it from a known person they just get a basic "i paid this for this" and all should be well..... with luck:lol3:deal
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  6. Mezo

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    Well im going to have the same problem then. :scratch

    I thought as long as the bike had its vin plate & matching frame there's no problem registering it?

    Ive got one hand scribbled receipt & i could contact the others for the same but ive got no rego papers for any of them, didn't think it mattered as its not proof of ownership, a written receipt is proof that you bought the bikes surely (and don't call me Shirley) :D

    What did they say Dan?

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  7. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Basically, As long as the bike has been rego'ed before and has a compliance plate. All that is required is a road worthy and some from of ownership. Can be scribbled note from previous owner. Or a stat dec saying the bike is mine.

    And smile and be polite while re regoing
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  8. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Interesting resto project and great write up!

    I'm always amazed at the projects some folks will tackle. I've done a little resto stuff and after I'd seen that kit of parts you showed in the beginning I'd have run away from it with the thought "it's going to end up costing more than it's worth, when I'm done". Of course it doesn't all come down to $$$ I surely understand that. I'm hoping the engine won't be as ugly inside as the rest of the parts have looked.

    By the look of your work it will come out looking like a rose for sure. I'll be very interested to see the finished product.

    I don't know the market there, are those bikes still available in good/decent condition on the used market? We never got them here in the States. I'm always jealous of the bikes the rest of the world gets.
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  9. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have to agree with you and I will rewire mine.:norton

    Hi Sonny, I bought a NOS headlight cowl for $40 from Montclair Motorcycles. Not quite up the road from you.

    I am looking forward to that as well.:cry:eek1 I push the kick starter the other day an the piston goes up and down. I bought a mystery bag off ebay for $20. Maybe I can use some of the those parts. Also got an oil cooler in a lot better nick than mine $40

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    Hi Dan, I would really like an early model BMW R80gs. The price of them has gone way past for what is reasonable. One went on Ebay for $13,500 ($13,400 US):eek1 for a clean low mileage one.

    The next cab off the rank is an early model Tenere'. I don't think they have quite caught on, like my BMW R100RS. They are on the back burner and prices are simmering away.

    This is the biggest project in the worse condition I have tackled and can be over whelming to look at the whole thing. The only way I can do the job is focus on one section. Complete that and move on to the next section. Andy Gadget and my wife reckon I am a compulsive obsessive completer. An will keep going without sleep or food till finished.

    They reckon this project will teach me patience and I cannot finish the bike in a short space of time.
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  10. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Starting to pull the front wheel apart. Drew my self a mud map of spoke rotation for when I get some new spokes and time for respoking. Now to try find where I can get spokes from?
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    The front rim is not as bad as I first thought and might be salvaged after all. Only one bad bit corrosion near the valve. A bit of cleaning with a brass brush an some emery paper. Will need painting to seal the aluminium and piece of cloth tape under the rim rubber. Else the rubbing will wear through the tube in time.
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    Thanks to Andy Gadgets tool emporium. The spoke cutter makes quick work of removing spokes.
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    Now for today's mystery question. Well every thing on this bike is a mystery. What instruments are these? They were on the bike, but XT600 with red marking at 60 kph (40 mph) an a red line of 9,500 rpm. A DT175 maybe? The headlight bracket looks like a 3TB.
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  11. Mezo

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    I saw that headlight surround Dan, it didnt look right to me. :scratch
    I kept looking my original (cracked one) and looked at that one & something just didn't look right, the shape for one.

    That spoke cutter, is it just a mini bolt cutter yeah? i was just going to blast mine with my angle grinder.

    That Tenere run, where is the start & where is the finish?

    Mezo.
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  12. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have no idea of what is right or not right. With all the parts in boxes. It is hard to get a feel for what is a bodgy or not.

    Andy said the tool was a spoke cutter, but could be a mini bolt cutters.

    The current headlight.
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  13. Mezo

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    Never seen that surround before? the original indicators bolt on to the forks with metal brackets, ill post some close ups tomorrow.

    That Tenere run Dan, any more info on it?

    Mezo.
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  14. ActionManMelb

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    That Tenere run Dan, any more info on it?

    Mezo.[/quote]

    AFAIK the run is in the first week of March 2011. Link to the mag here...

    http://www.trailzone.blogspot.com/

    Better get busy boys....we've got a deadline to meet.:deal
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  15. metropolis2k

    metropolis2k Been here awhile

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    That's the headlight cowl isn't it?

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    All Teneres I can see have the indicators mounted to the forks but maybe the standard XT600 was different for some reason. Mine is in a bit of a poor state - it had been snapped and repaired with a great big metal plate stuck on the back. There's also a screw snapped off in the lower mounting holes we're going to have to get out of the forks before it can be mounted properly.
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  16. Geoff D

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    AFAIK the run is in the first week of March 2011. Link to the mag here...

    http://www.trailzone.blogspot.com/

    Better get busy boys....we've got a deadline to meet.:deal[/quote]


    Hmmm loan of a Tenere in Oz required chaps ....:norton
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  17. danketchpel

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    $13K for a early GS........WHAT ???? :eek2

    I better keep my '82 R100RS a bit longer .........



    That is a great approach, one I've used on a few projects, both personal and professional.

    Keep 'ur head down and press on ......... and never never total the receipts. I made that mistake once and ended up selling the bike mid-project cuz the economics got me down.
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  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I love my RS it is old and cranky like me.:lol3 An sounds great with Keihan jim cray mufflers. I have a long history of RS's and they are in my DNA. I would not want to sell it, but if I did. It would go for around the $10 K mark hear in OZ. My mates collect very nice 70's Guzzi & Lavs. Now you should see the price of them:eek1

    AFAIK the run is in the first week of March 2011. Link to the mag here...

    http://www.trailzone.blogspot.com/

    Better get busy boys....we've got a deadline to meet.:deal[/quote]

    I don't have any more info. Guess I will have to email them. Boy talk about putting the pressure on.
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  19. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I received my cowling today from South Africa. I got a pic from the micro fiche and it looks like this.
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    The cowling is very similar or might be the same.
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  20. Mezo

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    This is what they look like, all four 34L's are the same.

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    And all are cracked. :cry

    Mezo.
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