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Old 08-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #151
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90 degree battery terminals

I've wanted to move the battery terminals to the side for a better cable fit.
While at Home Depot today I found these.


Here's the results. Used a 1/4-20 carriage bolt as a stud. Makes for a clean installation.


Found the perfect terminal cover at my local electronic supply, JK Electronics http://www.jkelectronics.com/


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Old 08-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #152
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For the right side battery cover, I recommend drilling a small hole near the bottom and securing the cover to the subframe downtube with a black zip tie. Lots of guys have lost that right side cover when the rubber band breaks. The left can't fall off, but the right sure will.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #153
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i gotta ask, why didnt ya have the side covers painted the same time ya had the rest of it painted?
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #154
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No side covers for YOU!

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i gotta ask, why didnt ya have the side covers painted the same time ya had the rest of it painted?
Because I'm still on the fence about having side covers at all.
From the start, I did not want glossy side covers, so I saved my money and did not have them painted gloss black with the rest of the parts.
For now I'll put the satin black side covers back on just to hide the stuff underneath (e.g. rear brake reservoir), that is until I have time to clean up those bits and pieces and then pull the side covers off altogether.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #155
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lost cover caper

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For the right side battery cover, I recommend drilling a small hole near the bottom and securing the cover to the subframe downtube with a black zip tie. Lots of guys have lost that right side cover when the rubber band breaks. The left can't fall off, but the right sure will.
Yes. hence the newer right cover.
A buddy of mine uses two long zip ties instead of the BMW OEM rubber band. Cheap, simple, effective.

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Old 08-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #156
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Will I ever learn, prep prep prep

Well, I was not happy with the results of my paint job.
Tried to take short cut on the prep. Results; too many sanding scratches still there after painting.
Thought wet sanding would clean them up, but NOOOO.
So, I had to sand everything back down to bear fiberglass and start all over again. That will teach me.

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Set up my make-shift paint booth and shot the side covers with Krylon Satin Black.

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Will wet sand them once they are dry.



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Old 08-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #157
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More triple tree pics

Well, it's still too hot here to spend more than 40 minutes in the garage working on PROJECT-S. Dang, this is screwing up my time line.
So I pieced together the upper triple tree parts and took some shots.






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Old 08-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #158
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Cool2 Fork Top Caps are COOL now ;-)

Stopped by my local ACE hardware (where they have E V E R Y T H I N G a garage geek like me would ever want/need) and picked up some small plastic caps to cover the mangled fork nut.
On the left are the ACE hardware caps, and on the right the BMW OEM covers.


A perfect press fit. Covers the damaged area nicely. Very cool!


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Old 08-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #159
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Size ?

Tink, they look great, but for the benefit of all the others that might want these, what size are they ?

I ran out to the garage thinking what a great idea only to find the chrome screw on caps on mine...
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #160
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details, details, we want details

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Tink, they look great, but for the benefit of all the others that might want these, what size are they ?

I ran out to the garage thinking what a great idea only to find the chrome screw on caps on mine...
Ya ya, they're 7/8" Black Nylon Locking Hole Plug, $0.60 each.

The screw on chrome (polished aluminum?) caps are the hot ticket, but by 1979 BMW had gone to the non threaded style nut and the cheesier push on plastic caps.

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:59 AM   #161
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It was easy to do. The only thing I wouldn't do again is buy the cheap fairing kit from Motobins, the mounting kit is very poor.

The bikes actually sitting in my garage again, sorting a dropped valve seat out for a friend who owns it now.

Ahhh, Ohhhh.


I was going to buy the fairing mount stuff from MotoBins because it was SS.

It is not as good as the BMW mild steel painted stuff?

@TINK:

Great thread. I'm collecting parts to do my RT as well.

Couple of questions:
1) What Jack is that you are using? I looked at HF and didn't see one like it?
2) About howmuch did the paint set you back? I am doing Straight black as well, thought about learning to paint.

Also, will my 92 Headlight shell be able to accommodate the ignition switch?

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #162
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Spot Painting Frame Backbone, brake fluid damage

I pull all the electrics off the frames backbone today and stripped off the brake fluid damaged paint.


Then brush painted the area with gray primer.


Will brush paint area with Semi-gloss Testers enamel once the primer is try.
[photo pending... ]

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #163
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Huston, we have ignition

Moved the ignition switch into the head lamp housing.
Had to cut off the rubber connector insulators to get them to pass through the hole in the headlamp, then heat shrink tube them back on once all the connectors were on this inside of the housing. Went ahead and labeled the wires while I was there so I would be sure to get them back on the right connections.


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Old 08-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #164
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Great thread. I'm collecting parts to do my RT as well.

Couple of questions:
1) What Jack is that you are using? I looked at HF and didn't see one like it?
2) About how much did the paint set you back? I am doing Straight black as well, thought about learning to paint.

Also, will my 92 Headlight shell be able to accommodate the ignition switch?
Les,

I bought the jack used locally off craigslist. It is very similar to the HF unit, they are all about the same, likely all built in the same factory in China. Check craigslist, a lot of guys buy them and then use them very little if at all, then sell them on craigslist.

I got a great deal on my paint, $750 for the 4 pieces. Painter had to spend a lot of time preping the BMW OEM fiberglass front fender and side he would never paint one again for that price. Gas tank had a minor dent that had to be filled and sanded too. You'll just have to search around your area, ask locals where they had their bike painted, ask the local motorcycle shops who does their painting. Finding a good reliable painter is a real PIA, I got lucky when Mike showed up at the local vintage bike meet looking to drum up some business.

I couldn't tell you if a `92 headlamp would work. Perhaps others on this forum could, post photos when you ask.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #165
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Les,

I bought the jack used locally off craigslist. It is very similar to the HF unit, they are all about the same, likely all built in the same factory in China. Check craigslist, a lot of guys buy them and then use them very little if at all, then sell them on craigslist.

I got a great deal on my paint, $750 for the 4 pieces. Painter had to spend a lot of time preping the BMW OEM fiberglass front fender and side he would never paint one again for that price. Gas tank had a minor dent that had to be filled and sanded too. You'll just have to search around your area, ask locals where they had their bike painted, ask the local motorcycle shops who does their painting. Finding a good reliable painter is a real PIA, I got lucky when Mike showed up at the local vintage bike meet looking to drum up some business.

I couldn't tell you if a `92 headlamp would work. Perhaps others on this forum could, post photos when you ask.

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Good pointer about CL, thanx!

I looked today, I'll have to drill my headlight shell it seems.

Looks like a Bomb tag there?
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