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Old 10-11-2009, 05:35 PM   #871
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Effective!

I was sooooo close to going this your route Jason
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:14 PM   #872
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Napa has a good patch kit of about three bucks. I've ridden thousands and thousands of miles on patched tubes without issues. I do sprinkle talc (baby powder) in the tire to keep the tube, or the patch from sticking.
I'm good to go on the talc. I'll patch my tube and keep it as a spare. Thanks much! Glad I didn't throw it away.




Bob. The "removal only" almost made beer come out my nose. *snort*

Somebody on my R50 basket history apparently did the same.




Sorry Gage. Back to your normally scheduled program.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:57 PM   #873
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Haven't updated in a while... so here goes

New meat




All back together, slipstream deflector painted....

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Old 10-31-2009, 03:50 PM   #874
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Gage, I've been thinking.

You need to make that bike a bit more tough in a punk, Seattle area grunge in the mid-90's type of way.

Maybe some of those spikes like are on the trench knives of WW2 mounted on the edges of your crashguards or something.

Whattya say?
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:05 PM   #875
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Gage, I've been thinking.

You need to make that bike a bit more tough in a punk, Seattle area grunge in the mid-90's type of way.

Maybe some of those spikes like are on the trench knives of WW2 mounted on the edges of your crashguards or something.

Whattya say?
Clearly you are too young and from too far east if you put the words "punk" "grunge" and "mid-90's" in the same sentance...
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:50 PM   #876
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Clearly you are too young and from too far east if you put the words "punk" "grunge" and "mid-90's" in the same sentance...
Well, not punk like Sex Pistols and early British punk... but 1992 Stone Temple Pilots and Cobain type grunge.

Punk... grunge... often tough to separate. Now a days everybody wants to be a vampire or a zombie and I just feel old when I pull out my Alice In Chains albums.

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Old 11-01-2009, 10:15 AM   #877
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d I just feel old when I pull out my Alice In Chains albums.

Imagine how that makes me feel... when I was going through my rockabilly stage, riding vintage honda's with a big pomp those guys were a bar band in a few of my normal haunts....
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:02 AM   #878
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New Parts!

What have we here.... looks like an R100GS subframe and rear fender! I was suprised when this turned up with the additional rack that goes with the solo seat! Now all I need is an R100GS seat, and some HT or TT bag racks...



Well, I honestly don't know that I am going to do this mod.... putting the longer sub frame unto a G/S looks kinda odd to my eye (see Airhead Wrangler's bike pictured below)... It makes sense from a durability standpoint, but the aestetics kinda fail IMHO and we all know that looking good is very important to most BMW guys,



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Old 11-04-2009, 10:51 AM   #879
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Solo, I don't know what you're doing but your bike looks awfully long compared to mine (and I have an 1 1/4" extended swingarm):


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Old 11-04-2009, 11:15 AM   #880
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Solo, I don't know what you're doing but your bike looks awfully long compared to mine (and I have an 1 1/4" extended swingarm):
Must be something to do with your American to Canadian translation Stephen ( ) that's Airhead Wrangler's ST with the R100GS rear sub frame pictured... not mine!
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:20 AM   #881
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Yeah, that must be it: your 5in are my 5cm, a ratio of 1:25 ... hm, that doesn't compute really, does it ;-)

I thought it was yours, sorry mate.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:14 PM   #882
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It's been either below 25 degrees or raining here in Seattle for a long time now, so I decided I would just take my bike apart as I'm not riding it.... no shots of the oil change..sorry

So, let's fix that stripped final drive oil level plug hole... see the thread bits hanging out?



First, drain the oil then strip out all the guts...



Get your time sert kit (spendy buggers!)



Enlarge the hole, making very sure to be slightly off line from perfect



Then tap the hole the outside diameter of the time sert plug



Counter sink the hole



Thread in the insert... No it's not that far off center, it hasn't been threaded in yet!



Hmmm... that is a bit to long, and as I gave back the dremmel I need another plan here..



I grabbed another insert, marked it with teflon tape for length and used my bench grinder to take it down to the mark...





And there you have it! I did use some red locktite to set the insert as well

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Old 12-31-2009, 05:18 PM   #883
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So, when I drained the oil this time, and last time about 600 miles ago I noticed what looked like brass flakes in the oil... it looks like my thrust washer is very bright and shiny and has developed a ridge, is my final drive re-shimmed incorrectly? I did have it rebuilt last spring...

Here is the worn area..



And on the shoulder



And a few (very poor quality) shots of the grooves...





The end that rides on the thrust washer



Gears look good to my eye...

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Old 12-31-2009, 07:42 PM   #884
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Looking good Gage, even with those Sith Lord gloves ya got there.

What's that neato 2-piece tool you're using for the tap with the knurled handles?

Interesting that some of the /2 crowd make a fuss about using GL4 vs GL5 or whatever gear oil so it won't "attack the bronze bushings in the final drive." Oh wait, the new stuff has em too!
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #885
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Interesting that some of the /2 crowd make a fuss about using GL4 vs GL5 or whatever gear oil so it won't "attack the bronze bushings in the final drive." Oh wait, the new stuff has em too!
I haven't kept track of what gear oil I put in, and bet that I did use one of the "No No's" that attack bronze...

Once the dealer opens tomorrow I'b be ordering a cove gasket, bronze washer and a few other small bits...
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