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Old 02-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #91
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Good for you, can't wait to see it when it's done
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #92
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The only question I would have is the condition (and strength) of the frame after a furnace blast fire like the HP2's been through. I'm not saying it was affected, but is it possible to confirm it hadn't been softened with the heat?
Fuel cell was half full of gas. Headlamp lightbulb was fine and still worked. The tires still were holding air. Rear suspension is good, and fork seals didnt leak (changed them for good measure) I could be wrong but if these parts were not trashed how could the frame be that tempered by the heat. The weakest part of the metal is the light duty rear subframe section and after media blasting it the aluminum was A-OK. Engine oil viscosity good (amber color like sweet tea) final drive hypoid -good, transmission fluid-good (all changed).
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #93
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great project

enjoyed watching this come together
not sure why the negative posts in this thread
At the end of the day a great bike is being rescued from the scrap pile
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #94
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Truing the wheel

Before I left Massachusetts i had a guy attempt to true the wheels. He has been truing motorcycle wheels for 30 years but had never seen BMW cross laced set. Funny, it took him 6 hours to do the front and get within 0.025. When I went to pick em up he said to get them out of his sight and charged me $100 for the front. He didn't even attempt the rear cuz he didn't have a "JIG".
After finnishing the suspension and chassis course at MMI (including metric and HD wheel lacing and truing) it took me 1:15 minutes to tru the rear with a straight edge and a vernier caliper (19.99 at HF) on my coffee table with Cafe Racer Magazine on the Velocity channel playing in the background. I got it to within 0.010 of an inch. Much cheaper than a trip via FED-EX to Woodies Wheel Works and less ag-ro then listening to a grumpy old Harley wheel lacer bitch about "German crap."
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:40 PM   #95
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No, this is good stuff. I didn't know what to think of the HP2 in the 'before' pics. It's good to see an actually skilled mechanic (or mech in training at least) pick it up and do it proper.

Good luck with the remaining bits, and be sure to let us in on the stories you have along the way.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #96
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No, this is good stuff. I didn't know what to think of the HP2 in the 'before' pics. It's good to see an actually skilled mechanic (or mech in training at least) pick it up and do it proper.

Good luck with the remaining bits, and be sure to let us in on the stories you have along the way.
Thank you for the good ADVRider Inmate support! Cheers!
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #97
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Carbon fiber in the US!

Just checked the shipping status of all the carbon fiber body panels comming from Poland. They hit US Customs in NY,NY today. I feel like a little kid a few days before Christmas.......
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:08 AM   #98
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Ride it down to fuma for alumni day.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #99
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very very nice work indeed. I tip my hat infront of you. (imagine what I'll do when I see you first Youtube video... think I'll faint )
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #100
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Carbon fiber body work is here!

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable, 8 days shipping time from Poland to Orlando, FL.
When the USPS lady rang my door bell, I saw a 2x2.5x2 box in her hands and I almost pissed myself. HAHA
It was like Christmas in July. I unwrapped the parts like a crack-head cookin up his next rock-pipe.
Absolutely...........M.....f...in..............Aws ome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will take some sweeeeet pictures tomorrow.

8 maybe 9 Miller Lites consumed while sitting in the garage looking at my masterpiece in progress.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:02 PM   #101
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I will take some sweeeeet pictures tomorrow.

8 maybe 9 Miller Lites consumed while sitting in the garage looking at my masterpiece in progress.
Looking forward to the pics!

But get better beer.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:00 AM   #102
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8 maybe 9 Miller Lites consumed while sitting in the garage looking at my masterpiece in progress.
Miller Lites! Now I have lost all respect for you Moosemeat! If you are going for beer you should have at least made it a Hacker Schoor!

Can't wait for the pictures!
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:22 PM   #103
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Looking forward to the pics!

But get better beer.
HEY! I offered up pbr in an earlier post
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #104
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #105
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More Powdercoat... I thought I was done!

The last Touratech Hp2e rear luggage rack was mine. I bolted it on the bike and it clashed with the whole color scheme so.... I dropped it off at Powdercoating of Orlando. When I picked the two pieces up today and they were still warm. Way...way better. The gloss black matches the swingarm and final drive....good call Patton!

My "Burnt up pile of scrap" is really starting to come together. I'm am dead set on a gauge cluster with a tach. Do I spring for a HP2MM one for $943.70 or grab a r1200s tach off ebay for shorty money. Looks just as good with the white gauge faces just no logo on the faces. Any input would be good with me fellas.

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