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Old 10-08-2008, 07:58 AM   #691
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FNG would be so proud !!! Great job Dave !
I want to find a local pinstriper to add a few letters to the rear fender under the seat.

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Small, only visible when the seat's open.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:03 AM   #692
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Current efforts are focused on finding a new left side mirror. All BMW seems to have is the old style R90S type. I want to put the lollipop style back on. I've got a good right one of those and a good left R90S style.
Are you talking about the plastic ones? You won't find them in the 90S or 100S parts fiche - those came on the R11RS or one of those. There are enough variations in the mounts that I'd take it to the dealer and have them match it.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:04 AM   #693
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Are you talking about the plastic ones? You won't find them in the 90S or 100S parts fiche - those came on the R11RS or one of those. There are enough variations in the mounts that I'd take it to the dealer and have them match it.
Yep. That's what I'm looking for.

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Old 10-08-2008, 10:12 AM   #694
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I'm going to try and get the spacers sorted this morning so the rear tire stops rubbing on the swingarm.
My imagination isn't latching on to this.....if the swingarm is even somewhat centered, and the tranny output is bolted up reasonably centered.... how can the wheel be rubbing (over to one side or the other, I assume?)

Do you have the correct axle in place (front and back are different lenths iirc?).... Do you have the "top hat" in place on the left side of the wheel, and the axle-nut correctly torqued?

Please esplain!!!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:03 AM   #695
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My imagination isn't latching on to this.....if the swingarm is even somewhat centered, and the tranny output is bolted up reasonably centered.... how can the wheel be rubbing (over to one side or the other, I assume?)

Do you have the correct axle in place (front and back are different lenths iirc?).... Do you have the "top hat" in place on the left side of the wheel, and the axle-nut correctly torqued?

Please esplain!!!!
The original spec tire size (4.00), is somewhat narrower than the 120 section tire I'm using now. I bought a new, slightly wider top hat from the dealer and need to get it installed. It should move the tire over the smidge I need.

I also think I slightly expanded the swingarm when I removed the old driveshaft with my press. It's only enough to rub on the lettering on the tire and not enough to actually wear it down.
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:06 AM   #696
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bpeckm,

It is rubbing because the motorcycle was designed to run a 4.00-18 rear tire, not the 120/80-18 Dave is running. You can change the inside spacer from 36314038142 sleeve (9,2MM) to 36312301737 sleeve (10,7MM) but that only gives you 1.5mm (0.060") more clearance.

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My imagination isn't latching on to this.....if the swingarm is even somewhat centered, and the tranny output is bolted up reasonably centered.... how can the wheel be rubbing (over to one side or the other, I assume?)

Do you have the correct axle in place (front and back are different lenths iirc?).... Do you have the "top hat" in place on the left side of the wheel, and the axle-nut correctly torqued?

Please esplain!!!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:36 PM   #697
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I want to find a local pinstriper to add a few letters to the rear fender under the seat.

F.N.G.
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#535

Small, only visible when the seat's open.
Excuse my ignorance, Dave, but what's the significance of the #535 with Greg's initials?
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:52 PM   #698
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Excuse my ignorance, Dave, but what's the significance of the #535 with Greg's initials?
His race number.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #699
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I want to find a local pinstriper to add a few letters to the rear fender under the seat.

F.N.G.
G.V.M.
#535

Small, only visible when the seat's open.
Nice touch.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:58 PM   #700
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It is rubbing because the motorcycle was designed to run a 4.00-18 rear tire, not the 120/80-18 Dave is running. You can change the inside spacer from 36314038142 sleeve (9,2MM) to 36312301737 sleeve (10,7MM) but that only gives you 1.5mm (0.060") more clearance.

PhacK
Thanks.... I am thinking that the entire assembly "starts" on the right side, i.e. the right side is fixed by the hub/axle assembly as it is pulled to the right by the tophat/axle-shoulder on the left side. Thus, I could not imagine how to increase that clearance....But, like you say, the additional clearance would be minimal... Any additional clearance would require a shim ( or ??) to keep the wheel hub from being pulled as far to the right. But then that would bring up issues with engagement of final drive gears, etc....

I ran into an "a-ha" when I reassembled my final drive to the swingarm by doing it wrong initially, and then realizing that the assembly could be correctly aligned by installing the axle itself, which must be in perfect alignment from the left side (fixed) swingarm to the right side (which is the final drive itself), all assembled PRIOR to cinching of the four bolts bringing the driveshaft housing and final drive together. All very cleverly designed and engineered to be pretty much self aligning IF used in conjunction with each other.....Elegantly simple.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:30 AM   #701
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I want to find a local pinstriper to add a few letters to the rear fender under the seat.

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#535

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:30 AM   #702
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Dave,

I might still have one of the NFG GVM # 535 decals left. i will have to look.

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:15 PM   #703
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His race number.
Thanks. I shudda knew.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:48 PM   #704
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Dave,

I might still have one of the NFG GVM # 535 decals left. i will have to look.

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Old 10-10-2008, 07:53 AM   #705
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Dave,

If I have one left it will be new and unused. I think I ended up with a bunch from the GVM Memorial Ride in 2000. Let me look and if I do have one I will mail it out to you.

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