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Old 12-30-2009, 07:09 AM   #16
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That was great! I really liked the part when the engine wouldn't come out
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:19 AM   #17
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That was AWESOME! I love the 2 seconds you spend trying to get the engine out with the gearbox on. Then it's off with the box and out with the engine. Problem solving at it's best.
Hahaha, Was really hoping no one noticed that. I'm used to Honda engines


I have a cb650 with a blown head gasket that I don't feel like replacing, so I don't really have anything to ride this winter. I was super bummed about that and have been looking for cheap running K bikes to ride in the mean time. Guess I'll suck it up and get this restoration done as quick as I can.
The frame is already off for powder coat and the speed/tach was sent off to Wirespokes yesterday. As soon as the frame is back, I'll drop the engine off for blasting and a Valve job. Along with the engine I'll have the other cast parts blasted and the wheels re-laced.
Already have a stainless bolt kit, new wire harness, new tank (the larger touring one) and a few other things.
Ordering a new seat, electronic ignition, 450 watt charging system, progressive springs and some other bits.
Anyone have a good suggestion for some decent rear shock?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:23 AM   #18
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Hahaha, Was really hoping no one noticed that. I'm used to Honda engines
We've probably all done it
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:55 AM   #19
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working on an airhead will spoil you for dealing with other bikes. Everything's so darn easy to do. You have to pull your engine on most Hondas to do almost anything to the top end.

You probably know this but be sure and put plenty of anti-seize on those SS bolts where they go into aluminum. The two metals can react together and cause galling
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:19 AM   #20
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I'm really impressed. I'm going to watch that a few times. Very enjoyable. Thanks for taking all the trouble.

If you can work that fast all the time, I'll invite you over for my spring tech day.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:44 AM   #21
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working on an airhead will spoil you for dealing with other bikes. Everything's so darn easy to do. You have to pull your engine on most Hondas to do almost anything to the top end.

You probably know this but be sure and put plenty of anti-seize on those SS bolts where they go into aluminum. The two metals can react together and cause galling
No kidding! Taking apart my old CB360 took a whole weekend and some ridiculous tools (stupid philips head engine bolts and an impact driver). The BMW practically fell apart in 8 hours work. The only hang up was me neglecting to pull the transmission first...but hey, according to the video that only took 5 seconds to figure out right?
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:47 PM   #22
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I don't know what the concern is for having "another" bike to ride, by my calculations, if it took two minutes to tear it down, it shouldn't take more than five to put it back together.... and off you go..... ta da!!!
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:53 PM   #23
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Which ignition did you go with? And which charging system? Don't get me wrong--anything that doesn't involve the word 'stock' will be an improvement

Many people don't know this but Bosch is actually a German word that roughly translates to mean 'shorted'. Another fun fact: Bing is German for 'leak'. Very straightforward people, those Germans.
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Which ignition did you go with? And which charging system? Don't get me wrong--anything that doesn't involve the word 'stock' will be an improvement

Many people don't know this but Bosch is actually German word that roughly translates to mean 'shorted'. Another fun fact: Bing is German for 'leak'. Very straightforward people, those Germans.
Boyer Bransden ignition and Motorrad Elektrik charging system.
I read waaay too many comparisons between the Motorrad and Enduralast systems and it came down to me wanting the diode board tucked away internally. Don't really care to hear a huge debate about it because I've read all the threads
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Don't really care to hear a huge debate about it because I've read all the threads
damn. well, what oil are ya runnin'?
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I was running pretty standard Castrol Synthetic.
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ruh roh.... Brad's got the pyro thing going..... again.....











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aha! You've stepped in it now! Oil threads usually end in bloodshed.

Think you'll get it done for the Spring rally? I think it's some time in April.

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ruh roh.... Brad's got the pyro thing going..... again.....
man I don't know what happened this week. None of it was intentional, I swear.
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Hopefully the rebuild will happen in March, so yes. If all goes according to plan I will get the frame back in a few weeks and drop the cast parts off for blasting, then it's a matter of buying a few parts and starting the build (this will be timelapsed as well)
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You may know these but if not here they are:

Blue Moon Cycles in Norcross is a Vintage BMW shop that can help you out with parts if you need them in a hurry. http://www.bluemooncycle.com/

Boxerworks out here in Athens also does airheads. http://boxerworks.com/

BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta is the dealership. They're in Marietta and they carry a few airhead parts too. Not much, but some. The parts guy there rides an airhead GS so he'll speak your language. http://www.bmwmcoa.com/

Those are your only 3 local resources that I know of. If they don't have it you're stuck ordering it.
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