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Old 01-08-2007, 05:20 PM   #31
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Nice work Mike.

Think It'll be done when I come down in June?

-Rich
I was kind of hoping I could enter it in the Cycle World rolling concours during the Honda Hoot.

Good to talk to you today Rich !

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Old 01-08-2007, 05:25 PM   #32
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I'm proud to call Steve one of my closest friends. Talk about a guy that can ride....

His wife's a peach, too. This was at MotoGP a couple years ago. Ask him about it. You know Gene too, then. Another great guy.



Sorry for the hijack.
I called him when I heard about your incident last weekend, I knew he would want to know.
I guess you'll have to post your repair progress in here.

Hope you heal fast and straight.

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Old 01-27-2007, 01:37 PM   #33
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Project Update.

Well I'll revive this from a lonely page 4 with a progress update. I have all the parts back from powdercoat along with the redone frame. The guy did a super job masking things off and plugging threaded holes. For anyone in or around the east Tn area I can recommend Smith's Customs in Louisville.
Lots of time is being spent on time consuming projects like the brakes.





BMW/Brembo has a really nice kit for the calipers. All the new rubber pieces are included along with new bolts. The pistons are a composite material so they cleaned up fine.









Above is the rear caliper, the fronts have the same internals and they all run the same size pad. I'm having to spend some time sorting through the brake line upgrade to stainless braided. While mounting the front wheel and calipers I noticed a clearance issue. When I got the bike the right front rotor was toast and the caliper rubber was melted. It appears the front rotor shims are not installed/were lost at some time in the past. I'll get some of those on the way with the next parts procurement.



I had all the small bits on the handlebars powder coated as well as the front master cylinder.



I did get the frame set up with the front end on it and started to route the wiring harness, thank Dog for high quality digital pictures !








I really dig the color on the wheels, it shows a bit better in these pictures than in previous ones.







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Old 01-27-2007, 03:28 PM   #34
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This will be a great ride. Nice to see old iron back on the road. Also nice seeing someone doing it right. Good work!
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:04 PM   #35
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This will be a great ride. Nice to see old iron back on the road. Also nice seeing someone doing it right. Good work!
Yeah, yowza! You're really restoring the girl - I'm just trying to get my DT2 back in trail/road worthy condition looking nice; then I'm going to take it out and tear up some NY backwoods!
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:43 PM   #36
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Long overdue update.

Ok, I know it's been a while but work has been on the front burner for a while. The project has not been ignored. Most engine machine work, cleaning, and assembly has been done. I still have a couple of items to take to powder coat, bottom of the air box, and probably the engine front cover. It's really rough and I'll either try to match it to engine color or have them do it in black.













I have the wiring harness run and everything plugged back in at the fuse panel in the headlamp. Rear brakes are on and bled, front brakes have been a bit of a pain. When I got the bike there was an issue with the right side caliper inner half interfering with the rotor. I think I have that sorted by shimming the rotor out from the wheel.
Body work painting is going to be started soon, I will probably meet with the painter this weekend. Other than that it's a little fitting here and a little more cleaning there, and a few oops I forgot to order that too's

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Old 03-15-2007, 08:14 PM   #37
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looks great.

Is that position and mount for the oil cooler OEM or did you modify it?

I've seen alot of folks relocate the oil cooler on the gs's and that looks like it would be great if OEM equip is used.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:07 AM   #38
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looks great.

Is that position and mount for the oil cooler OEM or did you modify it?

I've seen alot of folks relocate the oil cooler on the gs's and that looks like it would be great if OEM equip is used.
That's where it was when I took the bike apart. This was an "RT" with no body work on it when I bought it. No telling what was done prior to my ownership.
I looked on the RT online fische and didn't see the oil cooler listed, suprised ?
Let me know if you want better pics, it just clamps to the frame cross tube.

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Old 03-16-2007, 05:21 AM   #39
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Nice work !

Its normal BMW place and cooler for RT RS, I've got the same at same place on my unfaired RS
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:11 AM   #40
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I would like some more pics if you don't mind.

If nothing else, for comparing which relocation method for a gs is easier/cheaper.

Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:41 AM   #41
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cant wait to see a beamer with an elsinore tank on it!
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:06 AM   #42
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Nice work Mike!

Very impressive to see one take on such a project! (I would be taking so many digital photos to keep track of things as I disassembled it!)

I hope to keep track of this and see how thing progress!


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Old 03-16-2007, 11:59 AM   #43
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A drawing for the cooler

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Old 03-16-2007, 02:47 PM   #44
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Ok, I know it's been a while but work has been on the front burner for a while. The project has not been ignored. Most engine machine work, cleaning, and assembly has been done. I still have a couple of items to take to powdercoat, bottom of the air box, and probably the engine front cover. It's really rough and i'll either try to match it to engine color or have them do it in black.













I have the wiring harness run and everything plugged back in at the fuse panel in the headlamp. Rear brakes are on and bled, front brakes have been a bit of a pain. When I got the bike there was an issue with the right side caliper inner half interfering with the rotor. I think I have that sorted by shimming the rotor out from the wheel.
Body work painting is going to be started soon, I will probably meet with the painter this weekend. Other than that it's a little fitting here and a little more cleaning there, and a few oops I forgot to order that too's

Mike
Talk about a 100% rebuild!!!! Great work. Please keep the pics coming.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:55 PM   #45
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I would like some more pics if you don't mind.

If nothing else, for comparing which relocation method for a gs is easier/cheaper.

Thanks.
Ok, I shot a few more pics for you from different angles. The bracket/clamp was just a bare metal silver color when I took it apart and i just put them in the box with everything else to be powdercoated.
Please excuse the dust.







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