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Old 04-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #421
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Carb sync close, but no cigar yet

I'm going to check the carb sync again when I have time. While she's running good, pulls strong from idle to cruise I'm not convinced that she is in perfect harmony quite yet. I get a little vibration at cruise that is not tire balance. Pull in clutch at freeway speed. wait for rpm to reach idle, vibration does away.

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:40 AM   #422
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The oil may not be just coming coming from the main seal, e other likely culprit could be the oil pump O ring, worth taking the pump cover off and replacing whilst you are in there.

Have you smelt the oil? Just to check that it's not gearbox oil.

Also airflow can do funny things to oil leaking from pushrod seals?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:34 AM   #423
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Oil pump cover o-ring will get changed too while I'm in there.

Gear box is tight, it's definetly motor oil from the taste test

Push rod seal leak is very small, oil running off the shelf at the back of the engine is coming from the clutch area for sure.

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The oil may not be just coming coming from the main seal, e other likely culprit could be the oil pump O ring, worth taking the pump cover off and replacing whilst you are in there.

Have you smelt the oil? Just to check that it's not gearbox oil.

Also airflow can do funny things to oil leaking from pushrod seals?
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #424
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My speedo is coming, my speedo is coming!

Wirespokes sent me an email to let me know he had finished my speedo. Happy day!

I've been using the GPS, but I'm really looking forward to having my speedo back.

... waiting for the FedEx Gods to arrive

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #425
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Wirespokes sent me an email to let me know he had finished my speedo. Happy day!

I've been using the GPS, but I'm really looking forward to having my speedo back.

... waiting for the FedEx Gods to arrive

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He does great work. I got mine back last week, and it looks like a new one!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #426
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He does great work. !
He certainly does. Did mine a few months ago and I needed to pull mine apart again to check bulbs a few weeks ago and he left the insides of my pod looking factory fresh. He's also a great resource.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:57 AM   #427
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Shot of the day...

So I take the Beemer out for a ride this morning and had my camera with me. I've been searching for local location with an
interesting backdrop to do some shots of the the bike when I see a local auto repair shop painted
BRIGHT ORANGE!






TINK... "Orange" County CA

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:31 PM   #428
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excellent pics, the bike really "pops" with that background. This thread has been very inspiring to me. Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #429
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Tink - you are causing me pain.... All these gorgeous pics of your project have me heading off trying to find something of this nature to play with myself. I just got back from looking at a '79 R100S that was listed for sale nearby. The thing was silver but because of you , I want a black one.... I do hope this fine French red wine that I'm drinking right now dulls the pain. Maybe my senses will be dulled enough that I put down my guard and take the plunge.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #430
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Those are so nice, I made one my desktop wallpaper!
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #431
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TINK, the bike looks amazing against the orange backdrop

when you first posted these this morning, the pic on the bottom had something under the bike. it looks like it was photoshopped out. what was it?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:41 AM   #432
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Good eye. That was a remote flash that was under the bike to light up the orange background.

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TINK, the bike looks amazing against the orange backdrop

when you first posted these this morning, the pic on the bottom had something under the bike. it looks like it was photoshopped out. what was it?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #433
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Tools

Got the tools today to do rear main seal from cycleworks.net .

So here's my entire set of BMW specific tools to date.



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Old 05-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #434
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Back to it...

Project S has gone silent for a few weeks, but it's time the get 'er going again.

I got the speedo back from Wirespokes and mounted back on the bike.

I got a set of Michelin Pilot Activ to put on. The Avon AM26 Roadriders have about 1000 miles on them and have generally been good tires, but, I wanted to try something else for comparison purposes and so the Michelin Activ will go on this weekend.

I have all the tools I need to address the leaking rear main seal and will put her down for repair beginning next weekend, but for now I want to check out the newly repaired speedo and the Michelin Activ tires before I take on the rear main seal repair.

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Old 05-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #435
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Tink, I have a tire machine and a bubble balancer in my garage if you need help.
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