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Old 04-07-2010, 08:26 PM   #121
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We do still make those and stock those.
What cracks me up is seeing everyone paying $200.
for a different brand, when ours (the original) is still only $119.95!
Go figure!
Mention that you saw it in the ADV rider forum and We'll throw in free shipping to boot.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:50 PM   #122
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Totally cool.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:21 AM   #123
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good luck, man. The throttle shaft o-ring isn't as bad as it's been made out to be. I didn't file mine off and I've had no problems. I guess it depends on how bad the threads on those screws have been beat up. I wouldn't recommend doing what I did--it doesn't take long to file them off.
Blaine,
If you get hung up on the carbies, you can always swing over here and I can help.
Brad is close, but I think he still hasn't EVER rebuilt his carbs.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:36 AM   #124
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Blaine,
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Brad is close, but I think he still hasn't EVER rebuilt his carbs.
Are you kidding me?!!!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:48 PM   #125
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48 hours in a solution of roughly 2 part pinesol 1 part water produced the following result. I'm not so happy about it so I'm either going to get some carb dip or re-soak them and take a wire brush or pad to the outside bits.

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Old 04-08-2010, 06:02 PM   #126
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Mothers

I had a couple of spots that were at the "waterline" and used some Mother's AL polish to clean them up. I caution you though, you may end up polishing the whole damn thing, which is where I'm headed. Still trying to figure out how to get into some of the nooks and crannies.

Received the screws from Bing today, 24 hours phone call to door. Great service!

Ordered the upper triple tree piece from Robert over at SJBMW today, looking forward to getting that piece. Thanks again for the help Robert!

Also have the fork rebuild kit on the way as well, lot's of projects piling up.

Thanks for the pointers.

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Old 04-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #127
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You're just about the same things as me, we're one step ahead of each other in different areas haha.
I just got a source for free ultra sonic cleaning so I'm throwing my carbs through that. (I'm a perfectionist btw)
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:38 PM   #128
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Cleaning carbs usually just takes a can of carb cleaner (berrymans) and an old toothbrush. Place the carb in a plastic tub and spray it down. Scrub with the toothbrush and re-use the run-off in the tub. It doesn't take much carb cleaner to spiff them up.

The float bowl insides often need more attention, and strong chemicals help, along with some polishing with the dremel.

The carb top steel buttons often are rusty, so once they're cleaned up, a little silver paint and they look new.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:11 AM   #129
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Cleaning carbs usually just takes a can of carb cleaner (berrymans) and an old toothbrush. Place the carb in a plastic tub and spray it down. Scrub with the toothbrush and re-use the run-off in the tub. It doesn't take much carb cleaner to spiff them up. Snip!
Man-o-man...

You are so lucky not to live out here on the coast. After growing up in the Midwest and the moving to the East Coast, I had no idea what Cali's salt air would do to a BMW.

I just soaked my carbs for two or three days in a 75% Pine sol solution. The carb bodies came out clean as a whistle but the Pine sol didn't touch the oxidation. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up a new respirator and try soda blasting them in my driveway. That oughta work.

One of the nice things about cleaning with Pine sol is that you can clean off all of the dirt, oil and grunge without disturbing the color/finish of the castings. The stuff has quickly become my grunge cleaner of choice!

I'm going to try cleaning an old engine block by spraying pine sol on it and after a while pressure washing it. I have a couple of em so I guess I could use along with a sheet of glass to build a coffee table. (For the garage you idiots!)
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:12 AM   #130
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Man-o-man...

You are so lucky not to live out here on the coast. After growing up in the Midwest and the moving to the East Coast, I had no idea what Cali's salt air would do to a BMW.
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.

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I just soaked my carbs for two or three days in a 75% Pine sol solution. The carb bodies came out clean as a whistle but the Pine sol didn't touch the oxidation. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up a new respirator and try soda blasting them in my driveway. That oughta work.
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!
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #131
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So I broke 3..yes THREE..idle jet O rings (the smallest ones.) That's after lubing and using tape etc.
Every other O ring went on super easy and was generally a fun process. I need to order more of them now.
Anyways, here's the result:

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Old 04-13-2010, 08:40 PM   #132
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Brad HAS rebuilt his carbs, thank you very much.....he just hasn't synced 'em yet Hey if the 'eyeball method' got me to Panama and back it oughta be good enough for around town!
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:28 PM   #133
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So I broke 3..yes THREE..idle jet O rings (the smallest ones.) That's after lubing and using tape etc.
Every other O ring went on super easy and was generally a fun process. I need to order more of them now.
Anyways, here's the result:

FYI it looks like one of your chokes is backwards. Note the dimple on the end of the shaft. I think the one of the right is correct.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:40 PM   #134
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FYI it looks like one of your chokes is backwards. Note the dimple on the end of the shaft. I think the one of the right is correct.
Thank you, I'll reverse that tonight when I tear down the other one.
These carbs are so blasted simple that I really didn't need to keep one together as a reference haha.

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.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:00 PM   #135
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So I broke 3..yes THREE..idle jet O rings (the smallest ones.)
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.
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