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Old 09-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #256
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Put the rear wheel back together and on the bike for the first time in over a year, if only so I could move it in and out of the studio more easily.
Hrm.
Some parts appear to be missing in the rear hub and I realized that one set of bearings just drop in when, as I understand it, they should take heat to get in and out.
Hrm.
Maybe I'm misunderstandingerating something.



One set of bearings (#6) drops right in without any heat or pressure. Item #8 is scored and banged up as though a previous set of bearings had grenaded.



The stack of parts away from the final drive, not including the bearings, etc on the final drive side of the wheel. Hmm... not many parts.

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #257
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This looks serious, but I'm not a wrench.

Thanks for the update, Scott. I had been wondering how the project was going.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #258
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Click on the little pics to enlarge:

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/wheel_bearing/index.htm
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #259
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If the hub is a loose fit on the bearing outer, you may be able to save it with Loctite Sleeve Retainer.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #260
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I'm about to embark on a parallel journey with out the emotional attachment Scott. Just doing my research and found your thread. Thanks for the education so far. I'm just about to crack open the rear wheel on my 74 R75/6
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #261
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If the hub is a loose fit on the bearing outer, you may be able to save it with Loctite Sleeve Retainer.
That ones a little too far gone.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:36 PM   #262
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I'm about to embark on a parallel journey with out the emotional attachment Scott. Just doing my research and found your thread. Thanks for the education so far. I'm just about to crack open the rear wheel on my 74 R75/6
Have I taught you how to go really really slowly with no end in sight?

With my daughter through the worst of the medical crap she should see for a number of years, I hope to make some real progress on this thing.

FWIW, I bolted the wheel back together and it's free of slop or, to my hand, undesirable drag. I should care that it isn't to spec, but I can't get too wound up about it at the moment. FWIW, the hub is about .1mm wider than the bearing race. IIRC.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #263
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Great bike. I just did a similar rebuild to an R75/5. Yes, those piston clips were a pain in the balls to get out! Keep it up! BTW, nice paintings.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #264
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Is it really more than 13 months later? Ok. I believe it. This past year has been focused on being a dad, husband, and rebuilding a career.

This meant that other than being the subject of a painting, the bike sat. I didn't have the time or energy to move forward. It didn't help that I'd lost all of my documentation of the cobbled wiring. I'd look at the tangle of wires, a mess before I took them off the bike, and the list of everything else that still needed sorting and look away.

But then, the skies parted with the arrival of Ben and Charla. While they were visiting one morning, Ben, the professional mechanical whiz, got the itch and sorted out some of that wiring. It was the push I needed. So after a crazy month of work, I went back at it, finishing up the bare minimum needed to get it to start and run. I hoped.

Two weeks ago:


A mess. But a running mess. It sounds *much* better in person. The heads are ripe for an overhaul, but I'd had them looked at not long after I picked up the bike.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:37 PM   #265
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I've been a bit busy since, but I finally found a little more time yesterday. I picked up a few brake fittings and cleaned up some of the wiring mess. And today I went for a ride. Ok. Not much of a ride, but it was something.


I don't know if I'm giddy from getting this moving under it's own power, or dizzy from the fumes this thing was putting off as it baked off all the oils, cleansers and whatever else that had been rubbed into it those first months I had it.


Video 1 link


Video 2 link

The bike needs:
speedo/tach
charging light (if not part of the above)
rear lights
a better battery
battery box
grips
mirrors
some other incidentals including a seat
and those carbs tuned

Too many small movies of boring shit? I don't care.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:18 AM   #266
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Finally!

Nice job!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:10 AM   #267
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Man, it looks good! Really diggin' the color as well. It's a great feeling isn't it? It's always easier for me to be motivated when I have the thing rolling around.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #268
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Great work Scott!!


When you get it running and are going to take it out for a long weekend, let me know. I've got Mike's Falstaff jacket and I'll send it up to you for a reunion with the bike.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #269
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That was a really great first ride.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:45 PM   #270
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Thanks, guys. I'm stoked. There's too much work to do, the regular bill paying kind, but I just want to tinker. Now that it's truly running it can be tuned.

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When you get it running and are going to take it out for a long weekend, let me know. I've got Mike's Falstaff jacket and I'll send it up to you for a reunion with the bike.


I didn't realize that had ended up down yonder.

I also just realized that it has been more than 18 months since I'd ridden a motorcycle and yet it felt more natural than anything else.
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