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Old 06-20-2011, 11:32 AM   #46
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Hmmm...
The keys we got from Mike's place don't fit this bike.

Can keys be pulled up by VIN on these old things?
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #47
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Holy crap. The recommended locksmith wants $45 to make a new key for 34 year old ignition. I have images of a broken ignition with a shiny new key in it dancing through my balding head.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:37 PM   #48
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Holy crap. The recommended locksmith wants $45 to make a new key for 34 year old ignition. I have images of a broken ignition with a shiny new key in it dancing through my balding head.

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Old 06-21-2011, 01:51 PM   #49
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http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/keys/index.htm

might help, can't hurt, good read.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:57 PM   #50
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Totally noble Knary!

Good on ya man....

R.I.P Mike Berlin, long live the Punk
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:03 PM   #51
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That is my exact plan.


How's the baby?
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #52
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That is my exact plan.


How's the baby?
She's doing very well, thanks.
We are all happy to hear that Jane's doing good as well.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #53
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just thunk it: Berlien's ink designs on the tank etc Too morbid for some, maybe. Not enough for others. Such is this blend
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:54 AM   #54
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The next best thing to looking close up at rusted parts on my bike is looking close up at rusted parts on others bikes.

That bikes got soul baby
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:48 PM   #55
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A little more work today. Some good. Some a little odd.

Drained tank. The gas was clearly old but free of debris.

I found that the headers are 38mm, but one muffler is sized for a 38mm and the other for 40mm (it was shimmed). But wait, it continues! Today's next observation. Notice anything?
Left:


Right:



I did discover that adjusting valves on an airhead is stupid simple. Wow was that easy. You can watch the rocker move. Soooo much easier than an oilhead.

Also I discovered that torquing the cylinder bolts just feels like a really wrong thing to do.


p.s. Here's the monster battery next to a Westco that came out of the GS. Does it make sense now?

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Old 06-23-2011, 12:59 AM   #56
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:28 AM   #57
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Notice anything?
It's got the Luftmeister lightweight rocker arm.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:58 AM   #58
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yeah the lifters look different.

and that westco looks like a small amp hour capacity. It looks short. It looks like the right brained side of the bike is different from the left. Kinda like the previous owner I suppose.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:02 AM   #59
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It's got the Luftmeister lightweight rocker arm.
Which one is the Luftie?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:31 AM   #60
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Better...


Instead of just switching the ignition I hardwired it and just switched the battery. (hardwired the headlight while at it for safety) Hid the high amp cutoff switch well under the gas tank. No possible parasitic battery drains while parked. Haven't lost a key in 15 years. Noone would think to look under the tank to hotwire the bike. Still use the handlebar kill switch to shut off the motor. The system much prefers that method.
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