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Old 07-01-2013, 10:29 PM   #286
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Mind sharing that wire routing diagram? Been looking for one for a while.
Sure -

http://www.stephenbottcher.net/BMW/R...ion/wiring.htm

I found Stephen's site to be quite helpful. He gives credit to the respective authors on his website. He may be an ADV inmate. Stephen, if you're watching, thank you.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:18 AM   #287
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You're welcome ... working on a R60/5 engine myself that started with an completety empty block so this thread is subscribed. One never knows what one might learn!

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:33 AM   #288
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Sure -

http://www.stephenbottcher.net/BMW/R...ion/wiring.htm

I found Stephen's site to be quite helpful. He gives credit to the respective authors on his website. He may be an ADV inmate. Stephen, if you're watching, thank you.
You're the jam! Finally!
Stephen, you're my hero.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:06 AM   #289
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Whoa. That has to be some of the neatest headlight bucket wiring I've eve seen. And a good diagram.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:01 AM   #290
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You're the jam! Finally!
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I have the diagrams and pictures in higher resolution, just go here:

http://www.stephenbottcher.net/BMW/R.../wiring_files/

I included links to the higher resolution pictures in the original document as well.

Glad the information is of use. The guys at 5united are awesome!
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #291
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Boy, do I know how to waste time. . .

The wiring in the headlight bucket seems to be the final hurdle but of course instead of focusing on that, I chose to play with the gas tank which had a couple of minor chips that were really bugging me. Didn't have any more black paint so I shot the tank with some metallic silver I found in my shop. A couple of coats of clear and it looks like this -



Purists will not be pleased.

I'm debating whether I should do the fenders the same colour. Still no plans to pin stripe. Your opinions always welcome.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:05 AM   #292
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The wiring in the headlight bucket seems to be the final hurdle but of course instead of focusing on that, I chose to play with the gas tank which had a couple of minor chips that were really bugging me. Didn't have any more black paint so I shot the tank with some metallic silver I found in my shop. A couple of coats of clear and it looks like this -



Purists will not be pleased.

I'm debating whether I should do the fenders the same colour. Still no plans to pin stripe. Your opinions always welcome.
Mmm...no, We are not pleased.

You should be doing ride reports by now. The bucket wiring is easy, getting it neat is not. So go light on the neat.

Chipping on the extreme front edge of the tank is always a problem. A small trip of plastic edging (Dunno what to call the stuff, it's folded over metal filled plastic edging to trim panels) can be applied temporarily when removing and replacing the tank. Or use a rag.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:02 AM   #293
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The wiring in the headlight bucket seems to be the final hurdle but of course instead of focusing on that, I chose to play with the gas tank which had a couple of minor chips that were really bugging me. Didn't have any more black paint so I shot the tank with some metallic silver I found in my shop. A couple of coats of clear and it looks like this -
You're doing exactly what I am. I keep putting off the headlight wiring crap and messing with the tank.

At least you probably still have your fuse assembly. I have to hunt one down.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #294
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You're doing exactly what I am. I keep putting off the headlight wiring crap and messing with the tank.

At least you probably still have your fuse assembly. I have to hunt one down.
But at least many have gone this way before - and some had the sense to take pictures. (I didn't but that was in 1984 when film was expensive.)



Almost done and I substituted new fuse mounts - way better. Very messy so will make Plaka happy (he's a little down on himself today.)
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #295
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In 1973, in europe and Canada, these tanks came with knee pads and badges with striping and no chrome panels. The rubber mount under the badge had beveled edges that enclosed the badge and hid the bump on the tank that the badge is mounted on. These rubbers would look really good on your tank. Only problem is these were a one year only part and I can't locate any parts books that have them listed. Sadly, I only have one, not a pair.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #296
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Pokie, you may have inadvertently solved one puzzle but created another.

I seem to recall the bike having the toaster panels on the tank but maybe it's just a phantom memory. I know that tanks with panels have small mounting brackets spot welded to them - I thought I must have done a remarkable job of grinding them off years ago because there was no trace of them. Here's the kicker, though - even though I still have the original rubber spacers, the mounting screws for the roundels are too long. They are definitely the original screws.

If you have a chance, can you take a pic of the part you described? Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #297
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Here are some close-ups of the rubber "gasket".





The longer screws were for the chrome side panels. This gasket takes the regular, short screws.

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #298
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Thanks for the pics, Pokie. I'm betting they call those things 'bezels' . You're right - they do make for a neater installation. Will try scaring a couple up as a future project. Wonder why BMW lumped Canada with Europe in '73 - strange, isn't it?

Only a couple more connections in the headlight bucket and I can button it up. Time for a new battery - is there consensus out there? Mine is the SWB.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:55 AM   #299
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Only a couple more connections in the headlight bucket and I can button it up. Time for a new battery - is there consensus out there? Mine is the SWB.
Odyssey battery is the cream of the crop. Or if you're feeling like you want to shed some weight, research some Lithium Ion batteries.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #300
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Thanks Blaine for cutting to the chase - I didn't want to set off a firestorm. By the way, what oil do you think I should use?
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