|01-03-2014, 01:22 AM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne Australia
pop quiz - Beryl's story
In november last year I took off to meet a mate who was riding with Melbourne sportsbike riders. The Multistrudle was on the blink so I decided to take Beryl, my dads old BMW R65.
At the meet point Beryl attracted a fair amount of attention, smiles, comments and smirks from people, so I thought fug it, I will go along too and show em what the old girl can do.
I was riding the wheels of the old beast when I got caught out on a decreasing radius corner, applied too much back brake making for a decent lock up, then compounded the error by closing the throttle.
'this is gunna hurt', I thought to myself as I flew over the handlebars. I was not disappointed.
I stood up, attempted to lift my bike, but quickly discovered that my left arm was no longer functional as I could no longer lift it.
Then a few of the guys I had overtaken showed up and we righted the old beast and inspected it for damaaaaarrrge.
I had sprung the front brake at the banjo bolt that comes out of the master cylinder, I had bent the instrument pod bracket. the handlebars were bent back 'easy rider style, and I had broken the little fly screen as well.
We got the old girl going again, I sat on the bike and lifted my left arm onto the handlebars and rode the 100km or so home. My girlfriend then took me straight to the hospital where I was diagnosed with having 3 parts of my left scapula instead of the 1 god allowed
I have since ordered the parts to fix beryl's ills, all except the glass protecting the instruments, which is broken and I cannot source replacement glass.
OK after all that story, I have 2 questions;
1) where can I get new instrument glass for a 1986 R65?
- or failing this -
2) what is the thickness of the instrument glass on a 1986 R65 (so I can fashion replacements
|01-03-2014, 09:15 AM||#2|
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Try these shops for speedo repair. There is an inmate that has speedo repair in his sig line but I don't remember his name.
|01-03-2014, 09:50 AM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Desert Southwest - Arizona
Great style on all fronts.
Cheers...John - 2004 BMW R1150GS, 1978 R100 (G/S Frankenbike)
Bikes That have Moved On:
1978 Suzuki GS550E, 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000P, 1982 Honda XL500R, 1995 BMW R1100RSL
|01-03-2014, 09:55 AM||#4|
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Silver Spring, Md
Never memorize something you can look up.
Pay your debt, privatejohn.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
|01-03-2014, 01:25 PM||#5|
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
These guys are closer to you
Ringwood Speedometer Service (in Ringwood).
They might be able to help or point you in the right direction
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