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Old 02-12-2013, 03:42 AM   #16
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A mounting tab on both handguards was broken. When I tried to find the part on max BMW I found out that you have to buy a complete set of the new style since they don't make anything for the old style any longer. It is a bummer financially at $175 but definitely a superior product.

We also heat gunned our old touratech extenders to make them fit.

Found some used aftermarket mirrors from Beemer boneyard for $75 and used handlebars for $120

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:54 AM   #17
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A mounting tab on both handguards was broken. When I tried to find the part on max BMW I found out that you have to buy a complete set of the new style since they don't make anything for the old style any longer. It is a bummer financially at $175 but definitely a superior product.

We also hear gunned our old touratech extenders to make them fit.

Found some used aftermarket mirrors from Beemer boneyard for $75 and a used handlebars for $120
You're missing out on the chance to put forward controls and ape hangers on it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:28 PM   #18
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You're missing out on the chance to put forward controls and ape hangers on it.
As a former Harley guy, I can't believe I didn't think of that!

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #19
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Took the first spin today and... Houston we have a problem...

I have something wrong with my oil cooler. I noticed it about 2 miles from home. I turned around and went back. Hopefully without having too little oil in the engine.

Other than that, it ran great.

The only wierd thing is that it wasn't making a connection on 1 out of 5 starts. Wierd.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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Pulled out the oil cooler and blew air through it. There is an obvious breach at this little plate, top side left.

I bought a used one from England. While I wait for it, I may try to plug this as a temporary stop gap so I can continue to test other repairs.

I'm open to counsel.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #21
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For short tests you really don't need an oil cooler. Bypass that sucker if you can.
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For short tests you really don't need an oil cooler. Bypass that sucker if you can.
Good call. However, I have a line on a place today that will do it while I wait. I'll keep u posted.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #23
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A mounting tab on both handguards was broken. When I tried to find the part on max BMW I found out that you have to buy a complete set of the new style since they don't make anything for the old style any longer.
There is a guy on ebay selling reinforced tabs for the handguards.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/bul-rider/m....p2047675.l2562

What is your insurance company? $2600 was an excellent deal. When I totaled a Guzzi with the book value of $6800 (even less in reality), they wanted $2700 buy back non-negotiable.
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There is a guy on ebay selling reinforced tabs for the handguards.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/bul-rider/m....p2047675.l2562

What is your insurance company? $2600 was an excellent deal. When I totaled a Guzzi with the book value of $6800 (even less in reality), they wanted $2700 buy back non-negotiable.
Dairyland. Not to gloat but I ended up negotiating them down to 2,200
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Radiator shop couldn't help. Had to go to someone who could weld aluminum. Both mounts had pressure on them that caused the rivets to stress and cause leaks. It pressure tested fine. We will see what it is like on the bike at high rpm's.


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Put the cooler back on and ran it through the paces. The bike performs great. Only bummer is that I'm noticing oil dripage.

Not sure if it is left over from the quart that got sprayed all over the bike or if I still have a small pinhole leak in the oil cooler or if there is another gasket somewhere that got dislodged.

Next step is to put the throttle lock on with a fan blowing on the front of the engine while looking closely for potential leaks.
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5 minutes at 4k rpm and it Looks like the oil cooler weld is good and all the oil is from the quart that was sprayed and dripping lower. Odd thing is I have one persistent drop (not drip) that accumulates on the oil line where the metal meets the rubber. Not sure if i should be concerned.

I really don't want to spend hundreds on a new line, even though finances are looking strong.

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Thought I was winding stuff down and the. Found this crack on the license plate mount. Found a used one. Should have zip tied the old one. This was the most tedious and frustrating thing thus far.
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Thought I was winding stuff down and the. Found this crack on the license plate mount. Found a used one. Should have zip tied the old one. This was the most tedious and frustrating thing thus far.
Auto parts stores sell a two part epoxy designed for welding plastic. It works great!
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Auto parts stores sell a two part epoxy designed for welding plastic. It works great!
Thx but too late!
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