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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I finally made it through my list of maintenance items I set out to do this past April, all except the ignition points/condenser and bean can O-Ring.

    x oil change
    x brake fluid change
    x wheel bearings grease
    x lub rear wheel drive splines
    x spark plugs
    x valve adjust
    x valve cover gasket (left side leaking, a little)
    - replace o-ring on ignition points bean can
    - ignition points inspect/adjust
    x upgrade center stand bolts/nuts http://boxermetal.com/860-2/#!/Centerstand-Repair-Kit/p/32521363
    x headlamp lens cleaning (fogged on the inside)
    x clock & volt meter install

    I also upgraded the header pipes to stainless steel and replaced the foot peg rubbers.

    PROJECT-S is running great and looking good.

    I can just imagine how proud the original owner of this bike was when she was new back in 1979 as I glide down the road on her today. :-)

    TINK
  2. Goomicoo

    Goomicoo Rubber Cow

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    Waiting till I have room in the garage for this one.
    It's in the chicken coupe now!

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    This is what I sold to get the last one in the truck:

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  3. BOETJE

    BOETJE Been here awhile

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    IMG_3668.JPG IMG_3669.JPG IMG_3672.JPG Mine....after lots and lots of work and money....
  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Ran into an issue with my R100S after a long ride.
    There was gear oil coming out of the differential vent that ended up on the wheel and tire.
    A search of the internet came up with a plugged drain hole in the final drive (a/k/a differential).
    http://www.w6rec.com/duane/bmw/finaldrive/index.htm see section on "Yearly BMW final drive maintenance"
    Mine was 100% plugged, likely it was never serviced.
    Suggest you check yours next time you have the rear wheel off.

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    TINK
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  5. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  6. BOETJE

    BOETJE Been here awhile

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    Why thank you Sir , it's a work in progress.
    New tyres next , and thinking what about to do this winter ( summer here now you know....)
  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    For tires (tyres to you) I'm on my second set of Michelin Pilot Activ. The are great tires, and are available in proper 3.25-19 and 4.00-18 size.
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  8. BOETJE

    BOETJE Been here awhile

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    Yes, I've got a set of those sitting here, ready to go. The last rear ty(i)re has only done 3000 mls, and is nearly finished.
    Avon Road Rider...and I ride like an old woman, mainly back roads...:scratch
  9. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    TOOL TIME!
    Time to change out the steering head bearings on PROJECT-S.
    Bought the Cycle Works tool set... very impressed.

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  10. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Oh, and the bearings... $65 E A C H ! ! ! Ouch!
  11. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Yes they are expensive bearings. I have Alls Balls bearings in my bike. I think that's the name of the company. I bought them on Ebay. Chinese. Cheap. But they work.
  12. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    This thread just woke up after a bit.

    I decided to look it over again and all the PIC links are bad.

    Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask...

    Any way you could fix them?
  13. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    [QUOTE="BOETJE, post: 28261315, member: 11465"...after lots and lots of work and money....[/QUOTE]

    Very nice I must say, echoes of the R90s ;-)
    I'm guessing you pulled it completely to bits?
  14. BOETJE

    BOETJE Been here awhile

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    Thank you kindly Sir
    And yes, apart from the final drive, everything has been pulled to bits and gotten some love and money lavished on it .
    I just can't leave anything alone ...:(
    Some things are not longer original, but because it is NOT a 90 S, you can do them with a clear conscious...
    It is slowly getting ready to get the Max Headroom Stamp of Approval...
  15. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Steering head bearing installation went very smoothly thanks the the Cycle Works tool. This tool made a difficult job simple. Was it worth $97?, to me, yes.
  16. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I drained the fuel from the tank to make it easier to lift off for the steering head bearing job. At the same time I decided to pull the float bowels off and drain the gas from there too seeing as I have not ridden the bike in a couple of months.

    After the steering head bearing were installed and the bike reassembled I put some fuel in the tank, turned on the petcocks.... and fuel came running out of the right carburetor... Grrrr ! ! ! :dirtdog

    I checked my records and found that I had replace floats and needles in both carbs last year, July 2015.

    Off to Irv Seaver BMW for a new float and needle.

    Installed the new float and needle... same thing, fuel leaking out of the right carb. :hmmmmm

    Upon further investigation I discovered that the right carb was not level and the float bowl gasket had been pinched at the low side of the bowl.

    So, it was the float bowl gasket and the tipped over carb that were the source of the trouble.

    Live and learn. :dunno
  17. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Taking my final drive over to Irv Seaver's BMW tomorrow to have them put in new seals.
    Seems the gear oil from the drive shaft is migrating into the ring gear housing and the excess oil is blowing out the breather onto the rear tire.

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  18. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    BMW Certified Master Technician Tom Tohal of Irv Seaver BMW fixed up my final drive seals for me. He did it the same day... now that's service. :thumb
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  19. GSAviator

    GSAviator Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hi Tink,
    I have a very similar bike, just not as pretty (yet). I'm looking for a new handlebar. What's the one on yours?
  20. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    A ell oiled rear tire lasts longer. :dunno