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Old 02-05-2012, 07:36 AM   #61
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So did y'all swap the oil pressure switch and find it to be faulty?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #62
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^

three guys and nobody went shopping.

however, we did poke at it and discussed how screwy it looked.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #63
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Forgot all about the switch! Most likely a connection at the terminal. The PTS's are in need of replacement and oiling the connection...we think.

First time I used the Harmonizer that Renner brought by. Very impressive piece. I love the way it quickly responds to any movement of adjustment at the carb and displays both rpm & vacuum on the display. Slight balance adjustment of the carbs seems to helped the throttle response for Spencer. This bike is growing on us.

It's coming alive...

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #64
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y'all rule!!!! pics of your harmonizer, Renner?
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #65
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After employing the various techniques and being happy with my $4 manometer I bought one of these: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701625

It was the tach feature that sold me (early GS = no tach).
That and the portability, convenient size & etc.
I'm loving it: removes the fiddly business and BANG, yer done.

Mike & Spencer should be by shortly. I have a NIB oil pressure switch collecting dust on a shelf here, going to put it in service.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #66
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Thumb R80/7 Rebuild in Ireland

Hi Benthic, Looks like we got somthin in common. I purchased my '78 R80/7 in Aug 2010 for 900 euro. It was stolen in Dublin and in a sorry state. Some dipshit took an Axe to it. He trashed the tank, clocks, headlamp and wiring loom. Done a lot of work to it this winter and things are just starting to come together now.

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #67
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mission accomplished

Mike V. and Benthic swung by for a quick LOP switch R&R and the replacement seemed to do the trick, no more false signals.

A quick leakdown test showed nothing amiss
and we tightened up the steering stem top nut a few turns... after noticing it was backed off

perfect weather.
ride on, guys.

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Old 02-05-2012, 01:22 PM   #68
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Awesome! Another airhead in the family!!!!
Way to go guys!
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #69
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let me tell you, I really couldn't have fallen in with better guys! What a productive weekend! The things Mike and Renner are helping me with would take forever on my own. Thanks again Mike and Renner:) a few pics from Renner's Beemer Ranch:


Garage #1;)


Garage #2!!


the sweet R27 being restored.


beautiful R75/5

After some great customer service from Ted Porter's Beemer Shop, I should have a pile of parts coming next week to help continue the fun:)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #70
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yes... I am a horder.








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Old 02-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #71
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yes... I am a horder.
I think "Curator" is more accurate.

Would you agree Spencer?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #72
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I think "Curator" is more accurate.

Would you agree Spencer?
Absolutely!
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:18 AM   #73
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And that is a 2002-in-progress in the "Garage #1" pic.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:43 AM   #74
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yep, a roundie automatic with sunroof.
The transmission is long gone; the tunnel is roomy for a 5 speed.

you may imagine hardware mingles freely behind closed doors.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #75
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got some parts today! fork parts, neck bearings, center and side stand springs, gas cap gasket, throttle cables, throttle grip and geared cam... and a few others:) Wheel bearings and brake cable and the vented screw for the speedo cable should be coming soon. I'll pick the low fruit soon, but i need to decide how much I want to take the bike apart. My co-conspirators and I are fixin' on some fun projects, but I'll be moving in a month and it would be nice to not have to rush anything and be able to leave my bike disassembled for any length of time in my new garage(!!!).

I need to order some more stuff this week. also on the menu are carb re-builds, points, and a few other things:) good times!

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