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Old 08-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #166
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No Progress This Week, Dang!

No real progress on the project this week.

Just more priming and wet sanding the side covers. I have about 4 coats of primer on now and it looks like I should be ready to paint the Satin Black top coat after the next round of primer and wet sanding. These side covers have been more work than I expected. When I did the carb covers on my Suzuki Bandit 1200/S it was a quick scuff sand and two coats of Satin Black and I was done. The BMW side covers are a type of fiberglass material that is very porus and has sucked up a lot of primer sealer.

I did dig trough my box-o-parts and started laying out the bits and pieces I've been buying over the past months.
One more trip to Irv Siever's BMW tonight for some washers and gaskets... will it ever end!?

Took half and hour to dig through the box and locate the two roll pins I bought for the lower triple trees that locate/vent the gator boots.
I hope to get the triple tree back on and the wiring back on the frame backbone this weekend.

I have everything for the front brakes except the master rebuild. If I can get the master rebuilt this weekend I can reassemble the front forks and brakes.

Stay tuned , the weekend is coming

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Old 08-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #167
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Hey, I got something to contribute to your project here. If you don't want it, don't take it. I have some, so can spare one. I have a soft spot for S conversions, and it looks like you had a bomb Flag on your key in an earlier pic. PM me where to send it if you would like to use it for your S keyring.





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Old 08-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #168
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Bombs Away!

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Hey, I got something to contribute to your project here. If you don't want it, don't take it. I have some, so can spare one. I have a soft spot for S conversions, and it looks like you had a bomb Flag on your key in an earlier pic. PM me where to send it if you would like to use it for your S keyring.
Wooo, Les, that's too cool! Ya, I would definitely like to use that for my project. PM me at tinkler@ix.netcom.com

Keen eye on the REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT. Yes, I'm an aviation nut too. In fact, I have an FAA A&P license, but I never made my living working on airplanes. I did volunteer at the Chino Planes of Fame Museum years ago, helped restore the Northrop Flying Wing, N9M-B.

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #169
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Wooo, Les, that's too cool! Ya, I would definitely like to use that for my project. PM me at tinkler@ix.netcom.com

Keen eye on the REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT. Yes, I'm an aviation nut too. In fact, I have an FAA A&P license, but I never made my living working on airplanes. I did volunteer at the Chino Planes of Fame Museum years ago, helped restore the Northrop Flying Wing, N9M-B.

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I'll drop 'er in the mail then. Enjoy!
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #170
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That is beyond cool, and an extremely nice gesture !
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #171
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Chrome Seat "bow" (a/k/a/ grab rail)

I really want a chrome seat grab rail (called a "bow" in the BMW parts catalog) for my PROJECT-S, like the one that came on the R90S . Chrome will offset the black paint perfectly, IMHO.

I've been looking,with little luck, for a place here in So Cal to chrome my black RT seat grab rail. It seems that chroming anything in CA is just cost prohibitive these days thanks to the ARB. One shop quited my $100, ya, no, I don't think so .

So I thought I'd look it up in the BMW parts fiche just for fun, 52 53 1 232 456 BOW - CHROM. What do ya know, the chrome seat "bow" is just $51 new from BMW. I've got one on order from Irv Sievers BMW.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #172
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Road Trip

No progress on the BMW PROJECT-S next week. Riding the ST1300 to Seattle to visit with my 90 year old mother.


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Old 09-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #173
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On the road with the ST1300 this week...
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:48 AM   #174
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Yes, that is a 747 on the roof...

Quick stop for a photo op at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR, home of the Spruce Goose.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:23 AM   #175
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Seattle Cossacks

I made the team! Sort of...
http://www.seattlecossacks.com/
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #176
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Back to work...

I'm home from my 3,000 mile ride to Seattle and back, time to get back to it.

Purchased a new BMW "bow" (hand rail) from Irv Siever BMW. At $51 it was cheaper than having the black one chromed. California ARB (EPA) has made it so that chroming anything is too expensive any more. Too bad.

Had to custom fit the bow to my seat pan. While all the seat pans are the same, this new bow seemed to be built to the wrong design specifications.





Jug I made to assure screw hole width remained in place while I tweaked the bow arms to fit.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #177
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Hey,
What color Black do you have on your bike?

I want to repaint mine Black and am looking for a good one.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:40 PM   #178
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Black is black is black... I think!?

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Hey,
What color Black do you have on your bike?

I want to repaint mine Black and am looking for a good one.
Ya know Les, you're the second person that has asked me that and I don't have an answer for that question. I'll have to contact my painter and ask him, just for the record.

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Old 09-16-2012, 12:17 AM   #179
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Ya know Les, you're the second person that has asked me that and I don't have an answer for that question. I'll have to contact my painter and ask him, just for the record.

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It's funny because there is a difference. I really dislike the Harley Vivid Black.

It reflects like a silver or black chrome effect that I really dislike.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #180
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Black... with a hint of _____

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It's funny because there is a difference. I really dislike the Harley Vivid Black.

It reflects like a silver or black chrome effect that I really dislike.
You are right Les. My 2004 Suzuki Wee Strom DL650 is black with a hint of blue metallic mixed in.
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