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Old 09-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #1051
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You know that since you replaced a non-leaking rear main seal, this new one's gonna leak like hell, right?


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Old 09-02-2010, 06:12 PM   #1052
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You know that since you replaced a non-leaking rear main seal, this new one's gonna leak like hell, right?

Yeah, I was gonna say the same thing. I doubt that I'd ever touch a rear main that wasn't leaking already. The one in my RS has been in there since 1981 and the one in Crazy horse has been tight since 1980.

Oops!!! Shoulda kept my mouth friggin mouth shut!
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #1053
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Yeah, I was gonna say the same thing. I doubt that I'd ever touch a rear main that wasn't leaking already. The one in my RS has been in there since 1981 and the one in Crazy horse has been tight since 1980.

Oops!!! Shoulda kept my mouth friggin mouth shut!
Yea, yeah, yeah... well mine WAS leaking!!! (before I changed it I mean)
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #1054
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Tranny arrived last week while I was out backpacking through the Olympic National Park.... unfortunately I toasted both knee's climing up to 5,000' and had to hike out another 30 mile..... anyway it may be a week or two before I can get the trans back in and do some more testing...
Damn the knees... the wife left me alone for the last few hours and my bike is about 80% back together!
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #1055
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Whooo Hoooo... Go Man Go!

(be kind to those knees, you may need them later)
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:12 AM   #1056
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Whooo Hoooo... Go Man Go!

(be kind to those knees, you may need them later)

I hear that.... the bike is back together and I am off (in my car) to get some larger bolts to secure the pannier frames to the sub-frame and to make some spacers to lower the front fender below the lower triple.... also think I will install the heated grips today as I won't be riding this week.

I actually put my bike together without bending my knees if you can believe that!
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:46 PM   #1057
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I actually put my bike together without bending my knees if you can believe that!
I'm picturing you hanging from one of those cord thingies like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible... except not as annoying as Tom and with wrenches and stuff.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #1058
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So where were we? Oh, that's it...

The transmission came back from the rebuilder who changed the first gear bush, checked the shimming (all was fine) and sent it back...

Trans out...



and back in again like it was never gone in the first place...



I had the bike all buttoned up to verify that I did in fact install the main seal correctly ( ) and the bike didn't leak, but decided that given the issue with my knees (turning 42 and hiking 50 miles with a 42 lb pack with no training ) I wouldn't be riding for a few days so why not install the heated grips that Tom gave me?

Here are the bits:



Turned out the kit may be from a K or F bike, and notice those bar-ends? More about those in a bit...

Tom's bike in the photo below shows the heated grips in place with the bar ends... I can tell you that I have no frickin' clue how the PO was able to put those on with the grip wires running though the bars (and Tom sent me his bars as well)... I sure couldn't get 'em to fit...





Try as I might, using lube, a file and lots of four letter words all I could accomplish was to break the wires on the left grip... sorry, no shots of me soldering them back together as it was a two-handed job.

Tom's torture instruments are on top of the photo below, and the stock Acerbis jobs on the bottom (marked for some GRINDING!):



For those of you familiar with Touratech, the offer these same Acerbis hand protectors (w/o the turn signals) with specially machined bar-end adapters that allow for BMW heated grip wires.... as I didn't want to spend the $75 or whatever I decided to ruin my bench grinder instead

GRIND!



FILE!



Stick 'em in here, careful about the wires!!



And finish with something like this:



I ended up sourcing the hot lead from the connector that formerly went to the ignition (I converted to points) and did put a 10 amp fuse in line. This was a good thing as I blew a few fuses before I found that the tape I insulated the re-soldered wires on the left grip had slipped a bit Ever try to hold a grip you had rolled up half it's length in place with feeding electrical tape one-handed through a little tiny space? No? well I can say it is more fun than many things I could have been doing at that time... many
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:10 PM   #1059
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:46 PM   #1060
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Okay... I gotta ask. What's the Sticky Note on the seat say?
Grips work with your end grind work?
Great work on that tank... seems like a lot a trouble.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:58 AM   #1061
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Okay... I gotta ask. What's the Sticky Note on the seat say?
Grips work with your end grind work?
Great work on that tank... seems like a lot a trouble.
The sticky says "check clutch adjustment again" and something else that I already forgot

The grips get hot, but I am not totally happy with the results... saldy the TT bar-ends are something like $65 for the pair (without handguards) but are clearly superior to my efforts.

Well, I used the heat gun on the tank, then wet sanded the remainder of the paint/primer off... next I am going to try a few different kinds of buffing compound and see if I can take the tank back closer to what it looked like before it was prepped for painting... the intent isn't to make it perfect, just to see if it can be better...
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #1062
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Well, I used the heat gun on the tank, then wet sanded the remainder of the paint/primer off... next I am going to try a few different kinds of buffing compound and see if I can take the tank back closer to what it looked like before it was prepped for painting... the intent isn't to make it perfect, just to see if it can be better...
If your intent is to paint it again, I'd sand it down to the white and then use this stuff. The guys at TT recommend this for prepping any nylon tank for paint.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #1063
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The sticky says "check clutch adjustment again" and something else that I already forgot
Something else = add gear oil before riding.



I kinda like the tank as is in that latest picture. Maybe just add stickers and have that VW bus covered in silly stickers look.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:14 PM   #1064
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If your intent is to paint it again, I'd sand it down to the white and then use this stuff. The guys at TT recommend this for prepping any nylon tank for paint.
Mine's the unpaintable black nylon one.... the white is the primer that was under the black paint. The shots are in chronological order top to bottom
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:16 PM   #1065
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I kinda like the tank as is in that latest picture. Maybe just add stickers and have that VW bus covered in silly stickers look.
OK, just so you know the parallel is paralever's and VW buses... for us monolevers it would require a much more simple, elegant and attractive version, say monolever's and 356c's or something (in keeping with your flat motor theme)
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