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Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 08:22 PM
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Posted By ericsbr
Let the adventure begin!

Let the adventure begin!
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,572
Posted By ericsbr
Starbucks instant single packs. quick, easy, and...

Starbucks instant single packs. quick, easy, and good. keepin' it simple
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
One additional thing we did before initial...

One additional thing we did before initial startup was to purge the lube circuit and establish oil pressure. We removed the oil filter, and oil pressure regulator valve and cranked the engine over...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
We slid the cyl head on the studs then struggled...

We slid the cyl head on the studs then struggled with installing the curved chain guide so we slipped the head back off to install the chain guide first.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
what divimon meant was i did not "pack" the whole...

what divimon meant was i did not "pack" the whole area between the seals. this middle area is designed to let any leakage (water or oil) vent out instead of contaminating the other fluid.

i...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
any chance you have the part number and...

any chance you have the part number and manufacturer of your bearings? it would be interesting to know what they used at that time.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
the BMW bearings (made by NSK) that we are...

the BMW bearings (made by NSK) that we are installing in this engine rebuild, are technically called "sealed-clean". they are designed specifically for use in transmissions. they are prelubed with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
been around since 1970s? i wonder why bmw and...

been around since 1970s? i wonder why bmw and most everyone else is so late in using this better bearing technology.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
what i have learned so far is not all sealed...

what i have learned so far is not all sealed bearings are the same. wheel bearings for instance would be lubed for life with grease, and sealed to keep grease in and water and road dirt out.

my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
dont rush me divimon! i still have time to...

dont rush me divimon! i still have time to flip-flop. could end up a coin toss. i would agree that sealed would be better if the engine/trans oil was very dirty or metal contaminated, but if the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
interesting NSK technical article on sealed trans...

interesting NSK technical article on sealed trans bearings-

http://jeep.yager.net/docs/trans-toyota-g54/MC03-04%20Current%20Technology%20of%20Sealed-Clean%20Bearings%20for%20Transmissions.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
what year is your dakar? what workshop manual...

what year is your dakar? what workshop manual were you using?
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
true. my old were NTN, new were NSK. each bearing...

true. my old were NTN, new were NSK. each bearing maker prob has different levels of quality for different customer needs.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/16/a4upy2ad.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/16/a4upy2ad.jpg

More parts have arrived! New counterbalance shaft bearings are sealed vs old ones that were open. Every other internal engine bearing is open....
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
I did the math and the kit was more $ than the...

I did the math and the kit was more $ than the individual gaskets/seals i needed. I'm reusing the cam cover gasket. If not the kit may have been the better deal.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
I got these from a rotax dealer since BMW only...

I got these from a rotax dealer since BMW only sells a WP kit which includes a shaft and impeller (mine were OK). The guy told me these were the new design rotax W/P seals, part number 230195. (old...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
New water pump seals from Rotax! ...

New water pump seals from Rotax!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/07/4ahuta6e.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
Box-0-Parts! Several OEM BMW engine parts...

Box-0-Parts!

Several OEM BMW engine parts arrived yesterday. A few are still backordered.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/07/6unu9u4y.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/07/natyruga.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
Hey MC, glad to have you tuned in! we're...

Hey MC,

glad to have you tuned in! we're having a blast with the bike rebuild. it'll be back in top shape for spring, maybe we'll head over your way for the first adventure ride!

Eric
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
Good find STisma! The rotax dealer where i...

Good find STisma!

The rotax dealer where i ordered my W/P seals sells them for $5.82ea. heres a link-...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
Engine Parts

I started a parts list before we even touched the bike based on what I expected to find and was pretty darn close. Piston and rings, seals, gaskets, counterbalance shaft bearings.. ended up needing a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
the flywheel/magnet only moved about 1/16-1/8...

the flywheel/magnet only moved about 1/16-1/8 inch clockwise. the CW rotation probably had a tighteneng affect on the nut, which is good. it was tight on the taper and needed a puller to come off...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,471
Posted By ericsbr
the nut was tight and had threadlocker, i used an...

the nut was tight and had threadlocker, i used an air impact to remove it. the flywheel/magnet was also tight on the taper, i used a puller with hand tools (no air), and it required some effort....
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