Year of the Race Bike

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. hardwaregrrl

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    Heh. Just curious. You guys still have that awesome tenant in the apartment?
  2. Stagehand

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    It's open right now if you guys want a nice glacial winter ice box getaway :D
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  3. Stagehand

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    Today, the crank came out, everything got cleaned, twice. and it went back in. then everything else got cleaned, again, twice.

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    we cooked an egg on it to be sure


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    Only had to stop production because we were missing seals and gaskets. They were out of stock. I should have ordered them before hand, but, I figured... you know...

    What we're waiting on to button it up:

    4 con rods bolts
    5 flywheel bolts
    6 clutch bolts
    1 oil pump o-ring
    1 oil filter
    1 white oil filter o-ring
    2 sump gaskets
    1 timing cover gasket
    1 oil strainer pickup gasket
    1 rear main seal
    4 R65 pushrod seals
    2 R100 head gaskets
    4 cylinder stud o-rings

    No worries.. It's the weekend, Max's is closed Sunday, Monday, the parts will probably be in by Tuesday so lets just call it Wednesday. I'll bring along the pressure washer indwell blastoff the frame as well.


    I am proud to relate that I got a phone call from Paul Rooney while I was there.. He was just checking in. That was a very cool moment :D Max, Paul, Anton, Bas... the motorcycle community is a bit overwhelming in their generosity these days.
  4. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile

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    Dude!!!

    After done the engine myself , I would like to know how long a trained mechanic needs to take the engine apart and back.
    And , Ahemm!, what it cost!

    Feel free to share that with us.
  5. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile

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    Mine needed a Spa day too!

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  6. Stagehand

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    too many variables to answer your question. Why would a trained mechanic simply take apart an engine and reassemble it? To pit that activity against the clock? do you mean from the engine out of the frame, or in frame?
    How old and crappy is the motor, and will just simply cleaning it take a full day? or two? Unless you don't care to clean it? Hard to say. I ask this because your question is really bigger, haha! but a few more questions, and we might get an answer.

    No cleaning, no ahem, problems of any sort, even those a professional might encounter... probably could do the full tear down and reassembly in a day. do you take a full lunch break? a liquid lunch break? what weight of schnapps is best for pre-1985 electrical problems?

    what does it cost? I dunno, its relative.. its priceless. Me, My time is cheap, but these experiences are more than I could pay for.

    At this point, I don't care how long it takes I just want it to be as right as I can get it, and no more deadlines that I panic for two months before hand.

    Except Sandblast is now two months away. :D
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  7. Stagehand

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    You missed a spot :D

    First thing I notice is how flat the non-R65 pushrod tube angles look.
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  8. ME 109

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    Are you running black paint in that gearbox?

    Any signs of other damage from the sand?
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    I thought hat as well!

    But when the fluid came out, it was red. I remember adding a bunch of miscellaneous gear oils.. since so much was puking out the box.. but I think we figured out why: the gearbox is missing all the speedo pets that would normally push the fluid back in the box. So I fix that, and I won't be migrating so much fluid, so maybe it will stay out and stay one color :D
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    O other signs of sand damage at all, so far. All looks goid
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  11. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    You are leaving the red RTV on the block from Sonora I hope, yes? :D
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  12. hardwaregrrl

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    Hey Jason, the tech that's helping you, is he the guy that was on camera assembling the R90s? I realized there were a few people, but he seemed prominent. I'm glad you've got the time and energy to make that thing fly.....
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  13. Stagehand

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    It was suggested that I remove it :D
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    I'll have to double check. His name is Bill.. a very wise, methodical, eagle eyed old soul
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    His name, actually, is Phil. But I heard "--ill" and invented the rest. If I can't see lips, I can't hear. No consonants gets through. Everything sounds like a long string of vowels.

    Worst of all, nobody corrected me, lol! Not even Phil! hah!
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    Is it ready for Serres Rally this year? :-)
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    Yours ? :lurk
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  18. Stagehand

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    I'll be ready if you are <~ when is it?
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    Dmaster Been here awhile

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    If my BMWSaberg is not ready i'll go on my R65GS.
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  20. Stagehand

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    Oh my.... I am thinking of bringing the Rooney and keeping it plated in the US, and just using it for racing, no street riding (in Suisse) That close to my arrival date might be pushing it, but there is always next year <~