What you did on or with your D/S-Adv bike today

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Went for a ride to meet some inmates for dinner. On the way, my turn signal switch broke. Rode 10 miles with my right blinker on. Got to the pub and took the right side bulbs old. Will figure out if it can be fixed today.

    None of the others showed, but I had a good dinner.
  2. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    Know how you know you found a good woman? She helps you put your bike back together while you are hurt. In the last two days, we installed plugs, coil tray, throttle bodies, and air box. Started hanging one radiator. It's been over a month, so I am not clear on how everything was routed. Did take some pics while I took it apart though, those come in handy.

    I will give honda one thing, they put the air intakes right behind the headlights. Then provide 3 air box drains. The rear left one is the most important, and hardest to find.

    It's looking more like a motorcycle.
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  3. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Disassembled the P.I.T.A. switch assembly. It was not designed to be serviceable. Found the broken part, a drop of Super-Glue and cleaned & lubricated the contacts and now it works again, at least temporarily. Ordered a replacement from BMW and since it is only a 33 year old motorcycle maybe the part will arrive in only a couple of months.
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  4. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Only lasted 33 years? I’m sorry your switch turned out that way. :eyes
  5. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    First one lasted ~11 months and was replaced under warranty. This was the replacement.
  6. Mikemm

    Mikemm Long timer

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    Worn chain guide required replacement...
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    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Kicked up some dirt!
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  8. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Changed the motor oils and filters on both the Frankenbeemer and thumper.
  9. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    lmao
  10. orrj

    orrj It's about the ride! Supporter

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    New seat cover. Had some help today.
  11. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Took the Frankenbeemer out for 150 miles of twisties.

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    Plus about 90 miles of freeway.
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  12. Mikemm

    Mikemm Long timer

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    I haven’t seen this in Florida yet
  13. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Naaah, he just rode the 1 mile of twisties in FL, 150 times back 'n forth...

    :lol3
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  14. sperz1

    sperz1 Lame Adventurer Supporter

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    I’m loving that bike
  15. Zephyr20

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    It got up to nearly 50 degrees, so I went for a ride along the Pecatonica River
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  16. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    Find any cheese curds?
  17. Zephyr20

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    Bypassed the cheese curds and went right for the Mozzarella Sticks!
  18. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Woo Hoo! Finally got the flywheel off this PE175 I've been tinkering with. Damn, but that thing was on there good! Had been wailing away with a 5-lb slide hammer, but no joy. Finally, after two weeks of daily soaking with PB Blaster, it came off!!

    All just to find out that everything under there was perfect, that the source of my no-spark is, indeed, in the $$$ CDI box. Sigh.

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  19. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    May I recommend some anti seize when you put it back together?? No need for that flywheel to be that stuck on there...
    Just don't coat the threads unless you want it to fly off...:D
  20. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Yep, that's the plan! Anti-seize on the shaft and key, loc-tite on the threads.

    It's weird - it's a tapered fit, except for the key itself, so it's not like it needed to 'drag' the flywheel 'all the way off' like if it had been a straight fit. I mean, on a tapered fit, as soon as it moves the slightest bit, it's free. And when I DID get it free, there was no real evidence of a problem! Nothing that made it look like they had been so damned fused together! Not perfect, but not bad. Weird!
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