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Old 03-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #136
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...you're making horrible faces
I have my reasons

tomorrow will be different: I'll have my helmet on and there'll be plenty of fresh air
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #137
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air-ing out the airheads

airheadChuck, Richard, Mike V. & Benthic seen here preparing to ride after breakfast at The Casino Inn aka "Church".

Not in this photo: Shad, inside taking care of the bill.



excellent day of riding thanks to these guys.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #138
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Great Morning:)


Mike, Renner, and I were the first to arrive. Probably because my bike hauls serious ass now;)


Renner's bike behind that beautiful R80/7;)


Chuck's cool bike:)



The breakfast team:) there's a buell or something behind chuck's that doesn't belong to us.



Shad's bike with Chuck and Mike chatting in the background:)

I didn't go on the post-breakfast ride - unfortunately I had some household commitments - But I did have fun passing a harley convoy of about 20 bikes and trikes on the 8 West going home:) good times:)

Thanks for letting me come along guys:)
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #139
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Neat.

Now, ain't this group more fun than the groupers you usually hang with???
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:39 AM   #140
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I don't know if you have access to one via your Mentors, but a Harmonizer vacuum carb balancer is a nice tool. Got one the other day and it makes a serious difference.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701625
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #141
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yes! Renner has a Harmonizer and we've used it a couple of times on my bike:)

not much activity on the /7 since my last mini-tech day with Mike and Renner. My wife and I finally got into our new house and have been busy getting things ready for furniture. I'm going to a "real" tech day here in SD this weekend, but probably for looking and learning. I don't think I'll get much wrenching time on my bike until April...
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #142
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My wife and I finally got into our new house and have been busy getting things ready for furniture.
Ya gots to have yer priorities. You've got many of the Usual Suspects taken care of and as long as you keep an eye on things you'll be OK.

No riding and only lite wrenching for me over the next couple of weeks-- I got my other carpal tunnel Slice-and-Dice the other day and I need to let the wounds heal. I did pull my wheels this AM and they're going down to the bike shop to have new tires put on. First time in 38 years I've not done the spooning m'self. Priorities.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #143
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- But I did have fun passing a harley convoy of about 20 bikes and trikes on the 8 West going home:) good times
This there any better feeling than that ??? .. Oh thats right ... overtaking some Harleys .. and as you do ... shift up into 5th
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #144
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This there any better feeling than that ??? .. Oh thats right ... overtaking some Harleys .. and as you do ... shift up into 5th
I like where your head's at. ;)
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #145
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..Spencer, I've been reading this thread since the beginning and I have a question : What size master cylinder are you
using for your dual disc conversion ?, i.e, the diameter of the bore.......and are the calipers 38mm or 40 mm ?...
thanks in advance, Dave.
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....I have a '78 R 100/7 and my single caliper is a 40 mm.......they are stamped " 40 " right on the outside., don't
know about the 38 mm though.....the reason I'm getting into this : I'm collecting parts for a dual conversion and need
all the info possible. I want to go factory stock.
daveoneshot! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you (if you are still reading). I finally ordered some parts from the BeemerShop (they told me that the calipers are stamped 38 or 40, and if they are blank then they are 38) and both my calipers are 40mm. (mine are stamped 40). As I said, I think the new MC is 17, but i did not get to verify that yet. My new house has consumed me, but I hope to get my new front end on in April (that's why i'm ordering parts - so I'm ready when i have free time:) )

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #146
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well team, I don't have a lot to report on the bike restoration front. It has been a busy few weeks! My wife and I did a bunch of work on our new house and then moved in this past Saturday. So my indirect airhead update is this:



my new 2 car garage! (a far cry from my old garage) Sadly, it is full of crap that needs to find a home INside the house - an ongoing project - but I have visions of grandeur that include a tool cabinet and HF bike lift/table:)

Also! I have garage lizards! some people have shop dogs, I have lizards. I love San Diego:)



I was bitten by an especially large one this afternoon. I named him Barry.

back to the bike briefly;) - I do have parts on order. the Beemershop is working on an order for me that includes a bunch of parts for the new front end and brakes, and I have some bar-end mirrors that should arrive tomorrow from Dime City Cycles. I hope to be able to get back to some serious wrenching in another few weeks (in between house projects).

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:04 AM   #147
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Nice shop-to-be. Nice shop lizard. I had a shop-spider this Winter, a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae). I would go to tinker with the beemer, it scurry out from under the lathe, wave it's pedipalps, then scurry back. Once Spring broke, I captured it and set it outside (I was always afear'd of stepping on it).

Tranny oil? Driveshaft oil? Final Drive oil? (nudge, nudge)
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:00 AM   #148
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Tranny oil? Driveshaft oil? Final Drive oil? (nudge, nudge)
these are not forgotten! Final drive and driveshaft oils looked good the last time I changed them, and it wasn't very many miles ago. the tranny is on the to-do list for april - at least, looking inside to see how messed up it is... the oil was changed recently and doesn't have a lot of miles on it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #149
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Good.

Keep an eye on the tranny-- if anything is going to go, it will be the ball bearings first. Keep an ear on them with a mechanic's stethoscope-- long before they fail, they'll be noisy. Ask when you're ready to listen, and someone will walk you thru it...
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #150
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Yo, Benthic, good luck with the new pad......keep me posted on the brake specs, Dave.
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