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Old 04-14-2010, 04:00 PM   #136
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I actually got a set of dental tools and managed to stab myself with those while changing the O rings.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:04 PM   #137
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Some of those small o-rings can be a pain. Did you stab yourself trying to put the o-ring on the mixture screw? I think we've all done it. Stabbing yourself with the mixture screw is almost a right of passage in the BMW world

p.s. try using dental floss on the o-ring next time. Run the floss through the center of the o-ring then use the floss to pull the o-ring down on the jet. That trick doesn't always work but sometimes it makes a frustrating job easy.
Ya know, I make a really cool tool for that job. It takes about 2 seconds to install the ring with tool and you walk away un-wounded and no broken o-rings.
I think wirespokes and bmwrench got them from me last year. All the guys at my dealership use it as well.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:14 PM   #138
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I actually got a set of dental tools and managed to stab myself with those while changing the O rings.
As long as ya stabbed yourself somehow, that's what counts. Welcome to the club!

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Ya know, I make a really cool tool for that job. It takes about 2 seconds to install the ring with tool and you walk away un-wounded and no broken o-rings.
I think wirespokes and bmwrench got them from me last year. All the guys at my dealership use it as well.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:27 PM   #139
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Ow dammit

I don't think I have walked away from the bike yet without bleeding first. Perhaps that is more of an indictment of my mechanical skills than BMW motorcycles though

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Old 04-15-2010, 01:35 AM   #140
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I know what you mean - I've gotten three or four bikes from the Bay Area and there was a bunch of corrosion and rusty fasteners to contend with. But as you know, the prices are good there, so I don't want to hear you complaining too much.



25% water? What happens if it's 100%?

I'm seriously considering buying a harbor freight soda blaster.

I've looked for your airbox retainer washer thingy, but haven't located it yet. One way or the other I'll get one in the mail Saturday. Hope you didn't need it right away!
Oh...! You casn forget the airbox thing. I was orting a box of nuts and bolts and guess what? I found two of the damn things.

Thats what happens when you trust to memory at my age...!
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:44 AM   #141
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I actually got a set of dental tools and managed to stab myself with those while changing the O rings.
Been there done that Still, dental tools are useful for all sorts of stuff.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:38 AM   #142
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Oh...! You can forget the airbox thing. I was sorting a box of nuts and bolts and guess what? I found two of the damn things.
Now you tell me! Now you'll have three.

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I make a really cool tool for that job.
If you work on these carbs very often, you'll want that tool! I've never stabbed myself yet, but it is extremely easy to damage the o-rings without Robert's tool.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:57 AM   #143
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Side note - Does anyone know the best place to order the stock tool kit for the /6 series? Mainly I'm after the fork cap tool but I need a road tool kit anyways.

I saw this on E-Bay this morning:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-T...item4ceed00d7c


You can order just the pin spanner new from BMW and build your own personalized tool kit around it.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #144
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Got some pictures from Wes at Apex cycle of the engine bead blasting progress! The current time line is getting the engine and wheels back the end of this month then doing the big build mother's day weekend.











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Old 04-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #145
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Whoever that is bead blasting an assembled engine is one hopeful dude... I've heard enough sob stories about beads and break downs, that I would never even think to try that.

OTOH, soda blasting a sealed engine sounds promising. I've had a pile of parts soda blasted and have had good results. If my parts were oxidized, scrubbing them using a brass bristle brush and aluminum polish first really helped things along and the soda removed the brass sheen from the aluminum, no problem. My other problem with bead blasting is that it changes the "as cast" surface finish of the parts and for me, thats a big no-no.

Heres a tip for ya: if you soda blast you parts and some water gets on the soda and leaves a stain, I've had good results removing the stains by gently brushing the stained area using a brass and then a steel bristled brush and aluminum polish. Work very lightly and use a circular motion.

So far, my efforts have been rewarded!
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:49 PM   #146
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Looks good and he seems to have taped it up well. I think I even see tape on the inside of the fins on the alternator cover.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:23 PM   #147
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Anyone have an exploded diagram of the ATE master cylinder on my bike?
I can't seem to find one. For the most part I've got the rebuild for it right but I cant remember which direction that metal cup goes between the spring and the cylinder and if there were TWO washers surrounding that seal nearest to the spring.
The official ATE instructions that came with the rebuild kit are horribad and the diagram is so scrunched together, you can't see what goes where. Also, what's a good "anti-corrosion" grease? ATE recommends putting it on the seals and cylinder before assembly.

More progress pics when I get this MC back together. I cleaned and painted the coils, battery tray and MC body so they are all shiny new.

Oh and it's media blasting. Not super sure of the media...I probably need to talk to him but I'm so excited about the results so far

*Side note: Does anyone have a BMW fork took (the two peg wrench) they are willing to part with? I don't feel like buying a whole tool kit for that tool and they seem to be pricey alone. I'll buy it off ya.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:46 PM   #148
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Looks like you've made some good progress on the bike. Keep up the good work. I love my /6, and hope to one day get her back to her former glory in Monza Blue. Just turned 36, so I'm not quite a young one, but it's fun to tour and camp on a bike made the same year I was born.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:27 AM   #149
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Bad news from Wes this morning:







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Old 04-27-2010, 10:40 AM   #150
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*Side note: Does anyone have a BMW fork took (the two peg wrench) they are willing to part with? I don't feel like buying a whole tool kit for that tool and they seem to be pricey alone. I'll buy it off ya.
Make one-- drill two holes in a piece of flatstock the proper distance apart. Install a couple of 1/4" bolts and nut them off, and you will probably have to grind or file the threads down a bit, but it will work
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