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Old 08-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #46
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Looks like you need to soda blast this to get it to look nice again.
I was talking to a guy who runs a soda blasting outfit in Nelson - a big mobile unit & a booth in a wkshop - who told me soda blasting doesn't remove rust - very good at other things but not rust.... I'd like to hear if you have had any different experience

Maybe I'll try it in glass media
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #47
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THATS a drainplug!

great writeup and project Padmei - am in awe of someone who can do this - i appreciate that lots of folks on here can, but i ain't one of them!
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Thanks for the nice words. As a matter of fact I'm not particularly mechanically talented but am enjoying learning from the wise men on the internet. (would be good to have a real mechanic as a neighbour )
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #48
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Good write up Padmei, I'm enjoying following it, FYI: the engine is the hot noisy bit that converts petrol to smoke and revolutions, the gearbox is the bit that converts revolutions to revolutions you can use and the final drive is the bit that makes the revolutions go to the rear wheel.
You don't have a "diff", thats a differential gearing found in the final drive of a two wheeled vehicle (car) that lets the two wheels drive at different speeds while going around corners.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:59 PM   #49
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One thing that I'm lamenting is the lack of motorcycle wreckers in NZ. I recall fondly as a young fella searching for parts for my mk2 cortina or 66 Fairmont wagon waltzing thru rows of old cars, picking off bits here & there.

I guess the closest I'll get to that is rummaging around Nordieboys garage...
Might be an opening there for a retired electrician specialising in old beemers.I could come and work for ya, I'll even bring my own hammer

I hear what your sayin though, BazBikes was always a good place to go and poke about in fishbins looking for that part that might do the job.And chew the fat with the owner over a cuppa.

Nice thread BTW
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:50 AM   #50
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Good write up Padmei, I'm enjoying following it, FYI: the engine is the hot noisy bit that converts petrol to smoke and revolutions, the gearbox is the bit that converts revolutions to revolutions you can use and the final drive is the bit that makes the revolutions go to the rear wheel.
You don't have a "diff", thats a differential gearing found in the final drive of a two wheeled vehicle (car) that lets the two wheels drive at different speeds while going around corners.
HEY It's My bike & MY thread if i say i've got a diff then I've got a diff OK?





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Old 09-01-2010, 02:26 AM   #51
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Thumb resurrection of these airheads

Craig - I'm impressed with what you and Steve (BMWRSNut) are achieving restoring your respective airheads to their former glory - me, I have to make do with tinkering with my 1150 Oilhead GS.

Just got my JimVonBaden maitenance DVDs today so looking to emulate some of what you're both doing.

For aging old farts like me its just a shame that these oil heads are so heavy - great when under way but challenging in the slow nadgery stuff - looking back I should never have sold my '89 R100GS "Bumble Bee" (one owner ex New York) - very agile machine :(
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:10 PM   #52
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Thanks for the kind words Stephen. Perhaps there is an airhead out there waiting for a distinguished nearly retired gentleman to lavish attention on...

I can understand the regret about selling your old bumblebee, however someone out there will be enjoying it no doubt & possibly will pass it on someday to another airhead admirer.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:25 PM   #53
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Well I've drunk a million coffees & read threads from all over the world so I guess I better go out & work on the bike.
sigh... Bike rebuild threads can motivate by inspiration or guilt - sadly today it's guilt.

I'll feel better after a fork oil change.
Can't wait till my front calliper turns up so I can ride it properly.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:00 AM   #54
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Fantastic thread and a good read! Keep up the great work an more photos please
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:56 PM   #55
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Well Sunday avo & I'm spent. Yesterday wasn't so productive as it should have been so today was the day to finish those things around the house that needed doing.
This avo I got into lycra & started to go for a MTBike, got to the bottom of the driveway & thought 'Bugger this for a game of soldiers' & went back up & had a nana nap. - Guess I'm coming down with something...

Things are a bit on hold with Schmidt at the mo. I've ordered a brake caliper from VictorianBike wreckers in Aussie so that should turn up early this week. I got sick of trying to find one here & want to get the bike WOFable. It'll cost $150NZ by the time it gets here.

I have also got a run of calliper adaptors being made up at Topliss Engineering here in Nelson. When I went to enquire about getting it made up the friendly guy I was dealing with mentioned he is an avid motorcyclist himself. Turns out he has a few Ducatis & knows the Brembo calliper as it appears on the rear of the older Dukes. After speaking to another local Ducati owner he apparently does some really nice things to his bikes.

This was a positive experience as he knew exactly where I was coming from. When I called back a few days later he passed on that they had made one for a previous customer & there was a rough one floating around the boss' office. I may grab it if they're not made early this week to get the new calliper set up.

I bought some grunty brass wire wheels on sale at Mitre 10 & gave the exhausts & every other rusty part I could reach a good whir up. The bike is looking quite a bit nicer now that I've cleaned most of it up.

It is however still that irritating Red . I finally cracked & set up my mobile OSH approved spray booth.
Once the drop sheet was out I shook up the new can of greay primer, masked the badges & tank cap & went to it.



The tank looks in pretty good nick after a lite spray





Gave the bits a lil pepper of flat black here & there to give it the real Messerschmidt effect & put them on the bike.







I started to take the front fairing off but Fkme what a PITA! I could see myself loosing interest in that pretty quickly so decided to do some professional masking I'd seen on Monster Garage & go feral with it. Did I mention how much I hate that red?





After



And how it looked before I put the dust covers back on & parked it up.





I'm not sure if I'll bother about the rear mudguard at the mo as I want to make up a shorter rear subframe & will look for a mudguard that suits.

So not to everyones taste but now I can actually look at the bike without wincing (well not as much )

Another thing I keen on making up are a set of pivot pegs. I know you can buy them & they'lllook nice blah blah blah but I'd really like to get a bit of welding done.

I figure I could use a high tensile bolt as the axle with a nylock nut on the end. I could make up the wide footpeg part & weld that to a bit of tube that the bolt goes thru. The best part is I can lower the pegs too as my legs feel quite constricted behind the jugs.

Of course this also raises issues with the placement of the brake & gear levers.

I read this thead from start to finish this weekend & am seriously impressed with the brain on this kid & his drive - far out - not your average layabout student.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264907

So although things are going slowly hopefully by next weekend Schmidtty will have brakes, the carbs balanced, & a WOF (bugger the Rego). Anthrax (or taz or something else), who helped me kindly by getting the bike part way down the island is coming down to Mot next weekend so I want to repay him by taking him out for a ride over to Anatori.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:07 PM   #56
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Oi....Whats wrong with red????

Good job there young fella. Reading about your brake caliper and bracket etc has got me thinking about my crappy brakes.
What is the diameter of your disc rotor?

Sorry to hijack.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:15 PM   #57
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Nice progress, can't wait for the proper paint to go on :-). On gravel, poor front brakes are a feature. On the road they help you to practise u-turns.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:38 PM   #58
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Lots better than how it looked when it passed thru my neck of the woods.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:38 AM   #59
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I finally cracked & set up my mobile OSH approved spray booth.

Gave the bits a lil pepper of flat black here & there to give it the real Messerschmidt effect & put them on the bike.

I could see myself loosing interest in that pretty quickly so decided to do some professional masking I'd seen on Monster Garage & go feral with it. Did I mention how much I hate that red?

I'm not sure if I'll bother about the rear mudguard at the mo as I want to make up a shorter rear subframe & will look for a mudguard that suits.

So not to everyones taste but now I can actually look at the bike without wincing (well not as much )
Shit Craig!!! Do I detect an element of frustration here? Well it's certainly changed the look quickly. I thought you'd decided to lose the fairing, & go 'Basic'.

Re the footopegs, why not just serrate some metal strap & weld onto the existing peg structure. Thats all that some of the wider pegs are you know, & its probably where I'm heading (if I don't cave & buy something already done). Here's an example
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:13 AM   #60
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Oi....Whats wrong with red????

Good job there young fella. Reading about your brake caliper and bracket etc has got me thinking about my crappy brakes.
What is the diameter of your disc rotor?

Sorry to hijack.
Not sure bro. You mean the KLR or the BMW?

I have a set of Vesrah :VD - 428 pads for KLR650A1-A7 87 - 93for you if you want. I'd rather they go to a good home than hang around in the wkshop.

I think I might be getting to be a committed bikenut as I had to hunt thru boxes of crap for different bikes to find them. I'm quite proud of my shed now

Shit I want a Mig welder now.

Wadaya know about lathes?
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