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Old 02-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #1351
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Did you swap the starter out of the R65, or has Schmidtty always have a Bosch starter while you've had him?

Woodmans right about KLRing Schmiddty...
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #1352
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I was just about to say it's a Valerie cos I distinctly remember seeing the bearing saying 'made in Spain' but had to recheck. Anyway yeah i haven't changed them over. Isn't Valeo the better more up to date starter?
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #1353
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I have my old gas tank here if you wanna see if that fits.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #1354
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I was just about to say it's a Valerie cos I distinctly remember seeing the bearing saying 'made in Spain' but had to recheck. Anyway yeah i haven't changed them over. Isn't Valeo the better more up to date starter?
The Valeos are a better (faster spinning & less current draw) starter, but had a reputation for losing magnets, so many people swapped them out for (the older, more reliable) Bosch starters (Gus is using a Bosch starter at present because exactly that has happened). But now you can buy replacement (& improved) parts for the Valeos, that fault is resolved.

Boschs have always been fully rebuildable. Up until the last few years, the Valeos were a throw away item.

Do you have a mount on the timing case to support the front of the starter? That should be there...The Valeos don't have those because weight wasn't such an issue.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #1355
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I have my old gas tank here if you wanna see if that fits.
Hmm lets see at last look Schmidt was wearing
Lifan front guard

Suzuki GSXR front brake caliper

KLR 650
Clutch perch, front brake MC & lever, seat, wiring loom

Yamaha R1 exhaust

Methven choke controls

A pretty good even mixture i thought The only ones being left out are Honda & KTM. Oh well I'm sure they'll be alright knowing they're missing out.

Finished my tool roll too. Now to make up the saddle bags. I'm thinking western style




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Do you have a mount on the timing case to support the front of the starter? That should be there...The Valeos don't have those because weight wasn't such an issue.
Yes but strangely enough it wasn't bolted on. I bolted it on and then the squealing started so left it off thinking it may somehow be disaligning the starter & teeth but after cleaning the starter the squealing stopped. so I will rebolt it later.

I'm still waiting for my gearbox bits to come back from the machine shop - after a month. I may have to stop being mr laid-back 'just do it when you have time, no urgent hurry etc etc' as it always seems to backfire on me. If it's not done next week I may have to do the humiliating go in & pick it up & take it to someone else thing.

The gaiter is still ripped to shreds & the duct tape has come off so I will have to retape it till my gearbox is ready to be reinstalled.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #1356
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You want a pair of old Willie & Max saddle bags to play with/chop up?
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #1357
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You want a pair of old Willie & Max saddle bags to play with/chop up?
Oooohhhhh.... tassles?

You guys seen this? I initially thought it was BS but after watching the vid it is quite a sensible thing to carry.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/2399541.html

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:00 AM   #1358
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Oooohhhhh.... tassles?

You guys seen this? I initially thought it was BS but after watching the vid it is quite a sensible thing to carry.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/2399541.html
$26 US for a piece of #8 wire? I usually carry some side cutters......
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:30 AM   #1359
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$26 US for a piece of #8 wire? I usually carry some side cutters......
yes but do you know where to bend the wire so it works properly. I bet you wouldn't have minded spending that 30bucks when you're in the middle of nowhere
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:26 AM   #1360
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You guys seen this? I initially thought it was BS but after watching the vid it is quite a sensible thing to carry.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/2399541.html
Hadn't seen that before... interesting...
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$26 US for a piece of #8 wire? I usually carry some side cutters......
I did have that same thought...
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yes but do you know where to bend the wire so it works properly. I bet you wouldn't have minded spending that 30bucks when you're in the middle of nowhere
...but now I'm considering it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:29 PM   #1361
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:35 AM   #1362
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wow...I hadn't seen that since it came out...they all look so young......Van Morrison....and Neil Young too?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #1363
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wow...I hadn't seen that since it came out...they all look so young......Van Morrison....and Neil Young too?
Dunno about you but made me feel real old
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #1364
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Dunno about you but made me feel real old

That was pretty cool, never seen that before. Can you please stop posting those old music vids? because everytime you do i end up spending hours watching all the other ones that pop up afterwards, and I need my beauty sleep..

The Janis Joplin and Jim Steinman interviews were particular hilights.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #1365
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Driving home from work the other afternoon & I spy this silhouette of a bike sweeping around corner towards me. Dunno what it was that attracted my attention to it but it looked very cool. The bars were wide, the riders sleeves were flapping furiously as he rode maniacally hunched against the wind towards me at a fast pace.
'Ahhhh old school stuff ' I smiled to myself as he roared up.
A flash of red & blue on the tank & those great girthy cyclinders were beside me. Half a second later he disappeared from my rear vision mirror.

I smiled all the way home.
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