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Old 12-30-2007, 07:11 AM   #76
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It's all going to come apart, mostly so I can fix the centerstand so it doesn't collapse and destroy all the paintwork.
Hmmm, that's interesting. I don't know what's up with your centerstand, but the reason I crashed (and destroyed) my R100RS was that the centerstand bolts backed out.
The threads on the centerstand lugs came out with the bolts. The centerstand was dangling under the machine, and when I leaned into the next turn it jammed underneath and lifted the rear wheel off the road.

Crashing in front of your wife - funny (only in retrospect).
Breaking the scaphoid in your left wrist - painful.
Seeing your almost totaled RS now looking better than before - priceless!

Can you say: heli-coil, locktite and safety wire. I knew you could!

...oh, congrats on successfully implementing Project Scope Creep!

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Old 12-30-2007, 09:48 AM   #77
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Dave, I can't help but remember the photo of Greg from the Larz show. Seems like ages ago.
My S is in about the same state as yours and I've decided to completely disassemble it. Looking at the photo of yours, you're about 8 bolts away from getting the motor and gearbox out and 6 more from having the front end off.
I know I'm leaving out the joy of removing wiring harnesses etc. but if it makes you feel any better, that's what I'm doing today. If I'm very lucky my S will be ready to ride in '09.
Cheers to you and the blonde.

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Old 12-30-2007, 08:48 PM   #78
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Dave, I can't help but remember the photo of Greg from the Larz show. Seems like ages ago.
My S is in about the same state as yours and I've decided to completely disassemble it. Looking at the photo of yours, you're about 8 bolts away from getting the motor and gearbox out and 6 more from having the front end off.
I know I'm leaving out the joy of removing wiring harnesses etc. but if it makes you feel any better, that's what I'm doing today. If I'm very lucky my S will be ready to ride in '09.
Cheers to you and the blonde.

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Hey, man!

Glad to see you here.

Yeah, the electrical stuff gives me some pause, that's for sure. I'm hoping to have this ready to ride in April. Paintwork should be back in late Feb, so my marching orders for the next couple months are clear.

Install Tina's new kitchen.

Say hi to Ms. Becky and give her a squeeze for me, will ya?
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:49 PM   #79
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I got faith in you that it will be done before that.

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Me too.

He just needs someone to firmly place the bit in his teeth.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:53 PM   #80
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Hmmm, that's interesting. I don't know what's up with your centerstand, but the reason I crashed (and destroyed) my R100RS was that the centerstand bolts backed out.
The threads on the centerstand lugs came out with the bolts. The centerstand was dangling under the machine, and when I leaned into the next turn it jammed underneath and lifted the rear wheel off the road.

Crashing in front of your wife - funny (only in retrospect).
Breaking the scaphoid in your left wrist - painful.
Seeing your almost totaled RS now looking better than before - priceless!

Can you say: heli-coil, locktite and safety wire. I knew you could!

...oh, congrats on successfully implementing Project Scope Creep!

_jay


Well, the centerstand on my CS is kinda mucked up. It's like the centerstand goes over center and doesn't really hold the bike up all that well. It's like the front of the brackets have the stops too far up.

Additionally, it looks like the brackets are welded onto the frame crooked, so I'll be visiting with a welder before much else happens to that frame. I'll probably wind up sending the whole damn thing off to a powder coater afterwards.

One thing I do need to do is get the bearings out. The manuals I've seen call for a special puller, but it looks like a regular bearing puller will work. Anybody have any experience with that?

For the driveshaft, I've got a press, so I think I can get the driveshaft out of the swingarm with a little effort and patience.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:58 PM   #81
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Yeah, the electrical stuff gives me some pause, that's for sure.

Changing a wiring harness really isn't all that hard. The key is patience and having a good shop manual at your side. Skinny fingers will help once you get into the headlight shell, too.
Just remember to not let the magic smoke out. That sucks. DAMHIK.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:04 PM   #82
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Changing a wiring harness really isn't all that hard. The key is patience and having a good shop manual at your side. Skinny fingers will help once you get into the headlight shell, too.
Just remember to not let the magic smoke out. That sucks. DAMHIK.
Not only that, I can read a wiring diagram, I have a digital camera and I'll hang labels from my PTouch on every connection.

Hopefully, I won't screw it up and everything will work. :fingerscrossed
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:11 PM   #83
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Not only that, I can read a wiring diagram, I have a digital camera and I'll hang labels from my PTouch on every connection.

Hopefully, I won't screw it up and everything will work. :fingerscrossed
This is one area where OCD pays big dividends.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:51 AM   #84
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Get a few different sets of forceps - they're the best for pulling and replacing connections in the headlight shell. Any other way and you run the risk of pulling the connections apart or pulling the wires from the connectors - those suckers really don't want to let go.

As for the center stand - you've got the post '81 bike? The problem with those isn't the frame but the stand - it needs to have material added to the stop area. What tends to happen is as the bike comes up on the stand it crashes against the stop. Every time that happens it flattens it out a bit more till eventually the stand goes so far back both tires are on the ground. The stand is softer metal than the stop on the frame, so it's the one that deforms. It's best to ease the bike onto the stand to prevent this happening. I like leaving the bike in first gear and letting the clutch out as it approaches the stop.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:54 PM   #85
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Get a few different sets of forceps - they're the best for pulling and replacing connections in the headlight shell. Any other way and you run the risk of pulling the connections apart or pulling the wires from the connectors - those suckers really don't want to let go.

As for the center stand - you've got the post '81 bike? The problem with those isn't the frame but the stand - it needs to have material added to the stop area. What tends to happen is as the bike comes up on the stand it crashes against the stop. Every time that happens it flattens it out a bit more till eventually the stand goes so far back both tires are on the ground. The stand is softer metal than the stop on the frame, so it's the one that deforms. It's best to ease the bike onto the stand to prevent this happening. I like leaving the bike in first gear and letting the clutch out as it approaches the stop.

Thanks! Excellent advice!
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #86
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She responded well to the squeeze especially when she found out it was from you. Nice 120 mi. to the Gap and back yesterday. 90% dry roads and no coppers. Now to the garage to continue the teardown...
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:15 PM   #87
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One thing I do need to do is get the bearings out. The manuals I've seen call for a special puller, but it looks like a regular bearing puller will work. Anybody have any experience with that?
Ed Korn sells a puller for the bearings, and someone was selling one on here just a couple of days ago. You can also have someone weld a bead around the race and it should drop out after it cools.

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For the driveshaft, I've got a press, so I think I can get the driveshaft out of the swingarm with a little effort and patience.
I'd recommend a LOT of effort (force), and a lot of patience; when that dude lets go it does so w/ a vengeance...
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:34 AM   #88
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She responded well to the squeeze especially when she found out it was from you. Nice 120 mi. to the Gap and back yesterday. 90% dry roads and no coppers. Now to the garage to continue the teardown...
How'd you do with the harnesses?
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:55 PM   #89
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How'd you do with the harnesses?
I have no electrics left on the bike and I think I might even be able to put it back together. I got a bonus day off today ( thanks to a big storm in the mountains) and spent most of it in the garage. All that's left is to remove the motor and front forks from the frame. Happy happy joy joy.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #90
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I have no electrics left on the bike and I think I might even be able to put it back together. I got a bonus day off today ( thanks to a big storm in the mountains) and spent most of it in the garage. All that's left is to remove the motor and front forks from the frame. Happy happy joy joy.
I'm right behind you...

Phil shipped me a Sito exhaust, which should be here next week.

I just need time and motivation to get this done.
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