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Old 03-08-2010, 07:46 AM   #61
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I too did the rod thing on mine, connecting the two sides of the subframe after I had cut off the rear... and I DO get the "zing" thing when I am in the whoop-de-do's... so far it has rubbed the paint off, and is only occasional....



I think that, as Tenderfoot mentioned, with the additonal 2" of travel that you will have, and particularly since it is flat sheet metal, it will not likely be much of a problem....

I have been thinking of removing that bar, have now seen enough other bikes without any reinforcement, and am not convinced that it must be there, structurally.... I don't race, after all!! (cafe "racer" style, notwithstanding )







And, since you very clearly said, and I very clearly heard,
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Seeing bikes similar to mine assembled and rideable gives me motivation.
, and since I LOVE to post pics...

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Old 03-08-2010, 07:58 AM   #62
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all good concerns...i think the possibility of making contact with the new pan is slight. maybe something like this can be addressed when you bolt things back up...(even after powder). worst case scenario you can "tub" it a little where the tire makes contact. hopefully this won't interfere with your battery placement.

Things are looking good. keep on keepin' on!
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:51 AM   #63
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all good concerns...i think the possibility of making contact with the new pan is slight. maybe something like this can be addressed when you bolt things back up...(even after powder). worst case scenario you can "tub" it a little where the tire makes contact. hopefully this won't interfere with your battery placement.

Things are looking good. keep on keepin' on!
I returned the PC680 and went with the PC545. If all else fails I should be able to dish the pan a bit to add some clearance. I will just have to raise the battery a bit. The battery is small enough that everything will fit ok.

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I have another small thing holding me up...

Is there a way to remove the steering lock without the key?

Should I just drill the thing out of there? I've never used it and do not plan on using it.

Remove the cap and just powder over the lock?

or is there a better way?

thanks...

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Old 03-11-2010, 07:12 AM   #64
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fork lock removal

Duane has a page on removing the fork lock- http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/lock/index.htm
I did this and put a new lock in mine, but if you're never going to use it why not just keep the cover closed and pretend it isn't there? I never use mine either, but my OCD forced me to fix it.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:16 PM   #65
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I have another small thing holding me up...
Is there a way to remove the steering lock without the key?
Should I just drill the thing out of there? I've never used it and do not plan on using it.Remove the cap and just powder over the lock? or is there a better way?
thanks...
Drill out the lock, cut off the lock stem, weld over the hole and grind that sucker down.

Thats how I do em.

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Old 03-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #66
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Duane has a page on removing the fork lock- http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/lock/index.htm
I did this and put a new lock in mine, but if you're never going to use it why not just keep the cover closed and pretend it isn't there? I never use mine either, but my OCD forced me to fix it.
Thanks for the link was lookign for exactly somethign liek that.

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Drill out the lock, cut off the lock stem, weld over the hole and grind that sucker down.

Thats how I do em.

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That ran across my mind, but why would I have to drill the lock out. Nothing my angle grinder can't handle.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:21 AM   #67
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So I got the frame and and some other tid bits back from powder Friday (looks great btw)

I was holed up in the garage (glad I have a space heater in there snowed like 5") all weekend trying to get this thing back together.

Besides forgetting to order the swing arm seals all is going pretty well and I've made good progress.

I do have this dilemma I've labeled every singled wire when I was disassembling the bike and I must have forgotten one or it fell off. (more than likely I forgot) There is one straggler that isn't labeled and I haven't a clue where it goes.

Here is a pic of it from the right side of the bike.


and here is one from the left side (same wire just pulled to the other side)


Anyone know or have there tank off and wanna go gander in the garage at it?

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Old 03-22-2010, 07:38 AM   #68
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I don't know for certain, but that spade connector on the "Lft Coil" is just begging for it.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:11 AM   #69
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I don't know for certain, but that spade connector on the "Lft Coil" is just begging for it.
So is the one on the right coil. Actually those are the only two places it could possibly go.
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:22 PM   #70
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Very interesting thread , fancied doing one myself for few yrs . Keep up the good work.............
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:39 PM   #71
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Very interesting thread , fancied doing one myself for few yrs . Keep up the good work.............
Thanks..!

So a little update

Rally coming up this weekend and I really wanna be able to ride to it.
www.rockersvsmods.com

Frame and tidbits are back from powder coat...oh and new tires that were a lot larger in diameter than they should have been.


I love the clip ons already. It really cleans up the "dash area".



The battery, terminal points, and metal shavings.



Rear tail, bobbed fender and LED stop light I got from Carpy's, it's nice and bright.


and this is how she sits...


I forgot to order the swingarm grease seals but, they should be here tomorrow. Hucky's has been pretty on point when ordering things.

Wiring is pretty much complete except for the straggler, which I'll have to trace down with some schematics.

Sleep, work, wrench, and repeat.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:10 PM   #72
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This looks verrrryy promising.!

Your attention to detail and overall neatness is impressive.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:26 AM   #73
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Awesome. It really looks good man.

Does this help with the wiring diagram?
/6 manual

We always enjoy the Mods Vs. Rockers event in Chicago. Here are a few vids we put together for the event.
Mods vs. Rockers Chicago
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:25 AM   #74
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This looks verrrryy promising.!

Your attention to detail and overall neatness is impressive.
It's all about simplicity and the bare minimums.

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Awesome. It really looks good man.

Does this help with the wiring diagram?
/6 manual

We always enjoy the Mods Vs. Rockers event in Chicago. Here are a few vids we put together for the event.
Mods vs. Rockers Chicago
That manual is much better than the one I have saving that link thanks.

Work won't let me watch the video, I'll check them out when I get home.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:43 AM   #75
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Whelp I went on my maiden voyage yesterday. Rode out to watch my buddy race on Pinks in Crandall, TX. (that's his diesel race truck in the background.) She rides very well and the clip-ons are much more comfortable than the clubmans were. So far my tire has not hit the rear battery tray and I have the shocks on the middle setting.

The extra wire I had left over went from negative coil to the condenser.

Obligatory cell phone pictures.


This one is crappy but, shows the other side and my favorite part the way the seat came out.


I noticed that I have a charging issue. I've purchased the Generator Light Auxillary Circuit from Motoradd and am unsure how to install it. I assume it basically goes in place of the charging light. As I do not have a dash anymore. At the rally yesterday someone said something about flashing my alternator but, my Google-Fu isn't turning up much.

I also have a high idle even with the idle screws adjusted all the way down.

Still needs paint the rearsets mounted and several other things. I'll get better detailed pics of it as I finish.

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