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Old 01-09-2011, 06:18 AM   #136
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https://www.bmwmc.net/bulletinsearch.asp?A=0

Here you can see all recalls to your BMW bikes
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #137
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Finally got my recalled wheel a couple of weeks ago. Dealer was nice enough to let me take it to get powder coated before installation.

Another nice thing is the wheel came with new bearings and seals.





Now just need to schedule an appointment for installation.


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Old 06-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #138
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Gogswell, congratulations on your fabulous restoration! It is stunning. I am sure it took lots of patience and perseverance to take care of all the details.
I really like how the original look was retained, no extra polishing of parts or extra chrome. There is a fine art to knowing when "enough is enough" and not over-restoring a bike. The older style valve covers are a nice nod to the past, they are most pleasing!
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:36 PM   #139
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Finally got my recalled wheel a couple of weeks ago. Dealer was nice enough to let me take it to get powder coated before installation.

Another nice thing is the wheel came with new bearings and seals.





Now just need to schedule an appointment for installation.


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I was reading every post to see if anyone had noticed you had the original wheel. You should have left it. The recall was a joke.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:44 AM   #140
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Gogswell, congratulations on your fabulous restoration! It is stunning. I am sure it took lots of patience and perseverance to take care of all the details.
I really like how the original look was retained, no extra polishing of parts or extra chrome. There is a fine art to knowing when "enough is enough" and not over-restoring a bike. The older style valve covers are a nice nod to the past, they are most pleasing!
Cheers!
Thanks, I just wanted a nice clean rider. I got it cleaned back up a couple of days ago from the spring rally ride and the final drive repair. I will take it out again in a few days to put some miles on it and check for leaks.

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I was reading every post to see if anyone had noticed you had the original wheel. You should have left it. The recall was a joke.
Yeah, I think it was mentioned a time or two. I've had some comments about it being a recall wheel when on rides too.
I figured I would go ahead and have it replaced since I ride the bike somewhat frequently.


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Old 06-05-2011, 10:17 AM   #141
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The story goes like this. There was one guy in England that had an issue with the wheel and BMW recalled all of them. I was talking with a friend of mine who has been a BMW dealer since 1976 has never seen a problem with the early wheels other than one time they could not get the tire on the rim. Where you able to keep the original wheel?
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:00 PM   #142
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The story goes like this. There was one guy in England that had an issue with the wheel and BMW recalled all of them. I was talking with a friend of mine who has been a BMW dealer since 1976 has never seen a problem with the early wheels other than one time they could not get the tire on the rim. Where you able to keep the original wheel?
I have not personally heard of any failures either.

I had to return the original wheel. I did get new bearings, seals, and a new tube courtesy of BMW. New bearings and seals were already in the new wheel.


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Old 06-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #143
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So I rode the old girl up to the Old's Cool rally at Cruso N.C. in April of this year. Weather did not disappoint, I rained most of the way home as usual...

I didn't ride or clean the bike afterwards for a few weeks being busy with work and all. Our local vintage club lost one of its founders and we had some club events that required vintage bike duty. First being a 10 year club anniversary picture in front of the Time Warp Tea Room, our meeting spot. The next being a send off ride procession to the funeral home for our recently past friend Hudson.
On the ride to the picture meeting I noticed the volt meter wasn't its happy self, not charging. On the way back home it seemed to be charging fine...
Time for the funeral procession and again not charging.

So last week I had a bit of time to dig into the charging system.






After about half an hour of the DVOM and I getting through the system we determined the culprit to be a faulty rotor. It had not been previously been replaced by me and I had one on the shelf I bought from an inmate in the FM knowing one day I would need it.




I also did a little cleaning and brush maintenance while under the cover and now she's good to go !


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P.S. If a mod would like to move this thread to Airheads, be my guest.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:21 PM   #144
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That's gorgeous.

The '70's pin-stripes are the perfect touch.



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Old 01-16-2014, 05:54 AM   #145
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That's gorgeous.

The '70's pin-stripes are the perfect touch.

Thanks my friend.

One of our local vintage club members did the paint and pinstripes. We had to haul the bike up on a trailer and install the tank/seat so he could get everything lined up. He laid down tape border for the stripes. Painted the stripes on, and then clear over everything. First time I saw the paint job too.





Me holding a side cover up for color comparison, and get a feel for if I wanted decals or not.








Just a little bit of difference from what I started with.




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Old 01-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #146
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Those pinstripes just...... DO IT!! They make the color/smoke just POP.....Awesome!


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