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Old 03-20-2011, 08:56 PM   #541
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Sorry!

The purpose was to post as many words about /2's as possible,
but each pitcher is worth a thousand words...
So a pic/day might fill the bill...




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Old 03-21-2011, 01:58 PM   #542
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The New Lighting System

Behold! The halogen 35w bulb that replaces the OEM incandescent 35w.
Both use the standard BA20D base. So you just swap one for the other.



Don't touch the bulb with your greasy fingers!!!

No one could tell me how much brighter it actually was, but a little research shows that on a lumens per watt basis, a halogen bulb will double the lumens of a comparable incandescent device.
It's twice as efficient/watt.
It's %100 brighter than it's predecessor...
It's like holding TWO candles in front of the bike at night instead of just one.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #543
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Crossover pipe



Before.
Let's face it, when you change your transmission oil, you pull the tranny plug, and EVERYTHING spooges out over the crossover pipe!

It's a fact of /2 life and death.

But, it can be cleaned once every 46 years!


All it takes is ELBOW GREASE!!! And a brass wire wheel on your drill press to cut through the burned on 90W... and WHIZ metal polish...

Here you can see the handmade header configuration. The chromed nut was installed and then the pipe was flared.



I saw the crossover pipe for sale on fleabay, complete with the 2 clamps!
There ain't no clamps at all to fit the exhaust. Just hangers.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:24 PM   #544
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:46 AM   #545
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brake lining

I just re-lined my brake shoes and for the first time I have semi-metallic linings. I'm sure they will brake better than the fiber linings I've always had. But, does anyone know how much wear they will inflict on the drum surface?
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:53 AM   #546
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Is that the stuff Benchmark sells?
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #547
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68,000 mile valve adjustment

I adjusted my /2 R60 valves last nite.
Probably for the first time in 8 - 9000 miles.
In the first 10K after rebuild, I checked 'em every 500 - 1000m, and gave up after 12K, cause they hadn't budged.
Didn't check 'em at all last year. Another 8000 miles. Bike ran fine. There is one little tap, however.
So, being completely bored, I pulled covers yester, and whipped out the feelers. Guess what?
Dead on, both sides.
Then I reread Elaine's Tech Article on setting valves
I'd been doing right all along, but didn't realize that a push rod could be bent...and that might be the source of the unidentified tappety tap...
How badly could the rod be bent and still operate? And if it IS bent, how long will it continue to operate in that condition?
Another 68,000 miles?




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Old 03-23-2011, 02:32 PM   #548
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Just because

Just because it's frikkin' SNOWING!!!!!!

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Old 03-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #549
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Pawl

A common malady on kickstart /2's, is the first tooth on the segmented kickstart gear {the pawl}, often suffers a fatal injury and is broken off...
My kickstarter is no exception. I have to carefully feather the clutch, to engage the pawl to the internal idler gear at JUST the right spot, and THEN kick.
When MAX rebuilt the tranny I was given the option of replacing the segmented gear ($500), or not, with a new one. That piece alone was as costly as the entire refresherment of the tranny itself. At the time, the decision was made to not address the issue. I'll live with it....just like the other shortcomings of my existence.
Today, I get a phone call from the OTHER mentor of my /2 experience, saying that a method has been perfected that restores/repairs the first tooth of the pawl. Not only is the segment gear tooth repaired, but the idler gear is refreshed as well.
Hmmmmmm......
If you've got kikstart issues, maybe I could get it rebuilt for you.
This was discussed for several years, and was finally accomplished.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:36 PM   #550
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I believe Dan at Cycleworks does kickstart segment repairs. He also does crankshaft and camshaft repairs.
http://www.cycleworks.net/
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:41 PM   #551
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Is that the stuff Benchmark sells?
Yeah, I got from Vech. I think he gets them from Mark Huggett in Switzerland.
With the old linings I've never had to get the drum cut. I'm concerned the semi-metallic linings will mean I have to cut the drums next brake job. A couple of cuts and I'll need to buy a new hub and lace the wheel.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:17 PM   #552
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I asked Vech about getting the drums cut. His response was, it's not really possible. If you increase the radius of the drums, the shoes won't match up, and your braking efficiency decreases.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #553
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I asked Vech about getting the drums cut. His response was, it's not really possible. If you increase the radius of the drums, the shoes won't match up, and your braking efficiency decreases.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:14 PM   #554
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I asked Vech about getting the drums cut. His response was, it's not really possible. If you increase the radius of the drums, the shoes won't match up, and your braking efficiency decreases.
Not is it only possible, I've done it and so have many others. There's too much hearsay and second hand smoke clouding the air on these BMW pre-70 technical items.

The key is to fully review the hub and its brake liner to determine how and what needs to be machined. Then, and only then should the machining begin in either a brake or engine type lathe.

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