1978 R100S :: final tweaks?
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10-07-2012, 10:44 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
You'll notice in the pics that the left side frame tab was pretty straight. The right side, a little bent. I have multipurpose grease on the spacer to help with movement. There is enough space in the centerstand hole (where the spacer goes through) to still allow good movement on the stand. The bolts come from BMW with red loctite (or similar) on the threads. The bolts are in there really tight. Thank God the threads weren't messed up.
I plan to keep an eye on the bolts, and be more careful when I pull the bike back on the stand. The spacers I pulled off the bike are still in good shape, so if I have to redo this at some point, I figure, I may just be out bolts . . .
Here's what the bolts I removed looked like:
Left side good:
Right side not as good, but it works:
Riding my airhead is like eating chinese food . . . an hour later, I need to ride again.
1978 BMW R100S "bitza" (R80/7 frame)
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