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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,064
Posted By Bruce.B
Closure?

I went to the ROTAX site via the link provided here. Found the Contact Us page and sent an e-Mail asking about the notches cast into the camshaft. I included Finn's pic of the cam. I got an immediate...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,064
Posted By Bruce.B
I stopped digging too soon. I should have gone...

I stopped digging too soon. I should have gone further than the parts fiche (mea culpa!). You're absolutely right about the rockers. They're clearly shown in this image from the manual:
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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,064
Posted By Bruce.B
That's one of 3 ways to get follower rotation...

That's one of 3 ways to get follower rotation that I know about. A notch in the cam surface is a 2nd and offsetting the center of the cam follower from the center of the cam lobe is a 3rd. There are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,064
Posted By Bruce.B
I feel safe... they're shown on the parts fiche...

I feel safe... they're shown on the parts fiche for the cam. :evil

Bruce
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,064
Posted By Bruce.B
I wouldn't go ripping it apart just yet. ...

I wouldn't go ripping it apart just yet.

Those divots/nothces in the cam surface are there for a purpose. Since the cam follower is centered over the cam lobe, the cam follower would tend to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 259,411
Posted By Bruce.B
I think the paper trail suggests the problem is...

I think the paper trail suggests the problem is at the factory. According to internet stories, the bikes were originally delivered with the right front caliper not torqued to make it easier for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 259,411
Posted By Bruce.B
Other than the huge loss of confidence, the way...

Other than the huge loss of confidence, the way the accident went down it was no big deal. Expensive for BMW. However, 4 minutes before the caliper came off I'd been on Interstate 25 at 70-80 mph....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 259,411
Posted By Bruce.B
Yeah, the first thing I bought after this...

Yeah, the first thing I bought after this happened was a set of Torx drivers! The tool kit that MotionPro offers for the F800/F650 twins has pretty much everything for emergencies. It might be shy of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 259,411
Posted By Bruce.B
Hope you're OK. That's scarey stuff! I had...

Hope you're OK. That's scarey stuff!

I had a similar experience but I believe the cause was quite different.

With less than 100 miles on my F800GS, the right front caliper came loose. With...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By Bruce.B
And again...

I experienced something similar but with more drama. I had 2.5 hrs riding on my same-day-new-from-the-dealer F800GS when, as I was completing a slow left turn, the front wheel locked and I went...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bruce.B
I bought my 2007 F650GS thru the dealer as a...

I bought my 2007 F650GS thru the dealer as a consignment sale. It has the lowered seat and I believe they said it had the lowering kit (?). I met the previous owner and would guess she just about...
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