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Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
To Hillsboro

Its good to hear from everyone. Blake you better be careful what you wish for - I might just end up at your doorstep again on a work night with some awful mess for you to deal with again. :evil
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Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
It was nice to spend a few weeks relaxing,...

It was nice to spend a few weeks relaxing, gardening, brewing, and being an all around salt-of-the-earth hippy :D. Little did I know how the course of my trip was to be dramatically altered by the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Chiming in a little late here, but in case...

Chiming in a little late here, but in case anyones looking - autozone has a tool lending program which includes a blindhole puller set :clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
farmin and '

it was fun!

pictures:

http://i.imgur.com/7QgNwRz.jpg

Oregon Country Fair!

http://i.imgur.com/XkAZDbQ.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By LandLeftBehind
I did freeze the bearings, but Im thinking I...

I did freeze the bearings, but Im thinking I didnt heat the hub hot enough. I got it hot enough to sizzle water, but spending an extra few minutes with the heat gun probably would have been...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By LandLeftBehind
In case anyone still watches this thread...

Any advice on how to get these bearings to insert squarely? I tried using a rubber mallet and large socket (about the diameter of the outer race) with poor results. The bearings tend to start in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Being somewhere

OK - so its been offically way too long since I last updated this. Sorry, life got in the way. But now Im in between jobs and have some free time on my hands :)

http://i.imgur.com/x5tHlKw.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By LandLeftBehind
success update

Update: I simultaneously used a hotplate and a heatgun to get the hub up to temperature. After about 15-20 mins, the wheel was at water sizzling temperature. Easy.

Autozone has a free tool...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Yea that makes sense they would be damaged...

Yea that makes sense they would be damaged pulling them out. Ill be careful and just get a set of new ones.

It sounds like all 3 techniques work pretty well. I was concerned about the...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By LandLeftBehind
That could very well be, though I am still...

That could very well be, though I am still curious if removing them ruins them...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By LandLeftBehind
wheel bearing work (sealed type)

Background: The bike in question is a 1991 BMW R100RT (mono shock). The wheel is the late model "Y" mag wheel. The bearings are the non-serviceable sealed type.

I had a get-off about a year...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By LandLeftBehind
I bought a micrometer today and measured the...

I bought a micrometer today and measured the dics. Turns out im pretty close to the wear limit of .14" - the warped disc averages at about 0.158 the straight disc is about .152"

How much "life"...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Thanks for your help SS. My hunch is that this...

Thanks for your help SS. My hunch is that this all is due to a warped rotor that could have happened last summer when I met a deer on the highway. The brake pulsing is quite evident, especially...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By LandLeftBehind
I cleaned up the pins yesterday, brushing all the...

I cleaned up the pins yesterday, brushing all the dust off of them, and geeze - they are chewed up - one more than the other. They are still straight, and fit into the calipers like they should,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
I continue up the coastal highway through fog and...

I continue up the coastal highway through fog and the bitter cold, short one side cover. The cover had fallen off several times prior (thanks to a PO's jerry-rigged mounting fix), so I was hardly...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By LandLeftBehind
I really doubt they are the wrong pads because I...

I really doubt they are the wrong pads because I never changed them, and this wasnt an issue until an accident I had last summer.

Because im almost positive the bent rotor is the source of my...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By LandLeftBehind
This is the other side of the rotor (taken from...

This is the other side of the rotor (taken from the left side of the bike).

http://i.imgur.com/VGxoxow.jpg

Notice how the wear is on the opposite side of the rotor relative to the other...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Thanks for the tips. I was thinking of just...

Thanks for the tips. I was thinking of just leaving the lines in place, but I realize it might be better to remove them so they can be thorougly cleaned and protected from moisture.

This is what...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By LandLeftBehind
dual front disc caliper rebuild

Im about to attempt rebuilding both of my front brake calipers on my 91' R100rt.

One disc is partially corroded where, Ive been told, the piston isnt making full contact with the disc. The...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By LandLeftBehind
So one rotor is out pretty bad - about 0.007" as...

So one rotor is out pretty bad - about 0.007" as I can measure it. There is even corrosion where the brake pad isnt contacting the surface. The other rotor seems to be okay though. Can I replace...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Aha! The lightbulb comes on. Well Im going...

Aha! The lightbulb comes on.

Well Im going to take a look at things per everyone's advice over the weekend and make a diagnosis.
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Interesting, I had not considered that. Given...

Interesting, I had not considered that. Given that the rotor is mounted to the wheel, can a rotor even be straight/straightened on a bent wheel? I imagine even a straight rotor would spin out of tru...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Im assuming the wheel is bent because of the...

Im assuming the wheel is bent because of the accident i mentioned. I agree, however, it could very well be the tire. I have heard of them getting "pinched" in an accident. Hopefully the dial...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By LandLeftBehind
late model (monoshock) front wheel bent

Hey guys, Im back! :D

Progress has been slow but Ive been getting there. After dealing with some odds and ends on the transmission, lubing the splines (something I thought would be a quick job)...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Thanks for that. Thankfully I didnt end up...

Thanks for that. Thankfully I didnt end up needing to remove them, but ill save that technique for the future.
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
A harsh beauty

http://i.imgur.com/kgp4QgB.jpg

See you later Southern California!

It was maybe 2 hours north of LA where I encountered the unexpected: the Pacific Coast climate. At first, it was just a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
california

A quick ride through the "Date Capital of the World" and I ascend the San Jacinto Mountains

http://i.imgur.com/d5sjriX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rU6q7FH.jpg

Coachella - an island of green in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
and the desert continues

Getting some R&R in Flagstaff prepared me to cross the Mojave into California. A feeling of deep excitement began to bubble inside of me. Traversing the barren nothing to reach the coast would be an...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Raising Arizona

Those highland valleys in New Mexico left a certain euphoria that boosted my confidence to an unprecedented level. I no longer needed a map, a plan, or a destination. I was a true traveller, a master...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
The hot springs are perfect. One can feel all...

The hot springs are perfect. One can feel all stress, anxiety, and physical tension dissipate into those magical waters.

A little community was sheltered in these mountains, and from speaking to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Maryland and DMV area - need my wheel straightened

Hey guys,

Any recommendations on where I can get my 1991 BMW R100RT wheel straightened?

http://www.yeolewheelshop.net/services

Anyone know of these ^^^ guys and whether they do quality...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By LandLeftBehind
its always hard to know what another means by...

its always hard to know what another means by "slight", but if its what I think your talking about, its normal. My '91 rt idle was set a little lower (800-900 from 1000-1100) and started making that...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By LandLeftBehind
mono-shock rear wheel washers

Does anyone have experience with the conical washers meant to center up the wheel bolts? I think these are specific to the mono-shock 85-95 mag wheels.

The problem is that each washer is stuck...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
NM - continued

http://i.imgur.com/GvXhGos.jpg

The road through Alamogordo and White Sands is hot, but the winds keep me relatively cool. The going may be straight and flat, but the mountainous panaroma has me...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
New Mexico - the beginnings

Despite being sore and wind-blown from the previous day's trek, a quiet night spent in the wind-swept dunes recharges my spirit for the day ahead. The desert is surely a place to clear one's mind.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
The big TX

http://i.imgur.com/0bUyEjt.jpg

HA! HA! Must be why I was almost run off the road twice by SUVs not shortly after I passed this sign.

http://i.imgur.com/6rleO4o.jpg

East Texas sure is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Into the steamy south

Just outside of Nashville I encounter my first technical issue - a squawking starter motor (a sign its about to bite the dust). I had made plans to couchsurf in Nashville, so I decide there would be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,020
Posted By LandLeftBehind
Mountain fun

*Disclaimer* Many of the pictures from this part of the trip were lost/destroyed. Sorry in advance.

After the Grayson Highlands ordeal, I managed to take the wrong rt. 133 into North Carolina (a...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 66,267
Posted By LandLeftBehind
If you live near a fishery, or are willing to...

If you live near a fishery, or are willing to move near one, NOAA hires Observers through independent contractors. You might need a degree in the natural sciences though to qualify too...

The pay...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 66,267
Posted By LandLeftBehind
OP: Save up a couple grand. Quit your job...

OP:

Save up a couple grand. Quit your job and split town.

I spent 4 months travelling. I ate lentils and stayed at whatever free campsites I could find. I spent two of those months working...
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