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Old 02-14-2014, 07:07 AM   #31
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WTF?

You're now saying that although you 'can't recall' from the non-BMW camp anyone not being not able to deal with thier issues, you can definitely re-call that cery single person who couldn't fix their bike was a BMW owner, in all of your years of riding down here.

Jesus, you US Calvary officers have got to quit this shit.
It's easy to remember these guys b/c they're shitting bricks and looking for a "BMW dealer". The other guys not so much b/c they're enjoying their trips and not shitting bricks. It's nothing to get upset over, trust me.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #32
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After a 890 mile 36 hour round trip marathon bus bus ride to Lima the final drive is assembled and after 80 miles the bike feels more solid than it has since before I hit Bolivia. I'm sitting on the beach in Huanchaco eating cold Ceviche and after the second liter of cold Cervesa Negro it all just seems like a bad dream now! It's only another 350 miles to the Equdor border and I still have three days left on my TVIP. life is good after all.....
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:41 PM   #33
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My opinion of you just went way up.

Thanks Bananaman. After reading your post about riding in India your my hero!
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:50 PM   #34
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after the second liter of cold Cervesa Negro it all just seems like a bad dream now! It's only another 350 miles to the Equdor border and I still have three days left on my TVIP. life is good after all.....

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:14 PM   #35
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All that trouble and only 2 litres of beer! More to come I expect.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:36 PM   #36
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Airhead, since you know how to do your own maintenance I have a question that I could use your help with. When replacing the ring gear bearing, how do you measure the bearing preload? Dial Indicator to Torque Whench? This is the preload established by the shim thickness under the bearing when it is pressed into the housing.
You don't say which bike you're talking about, but whatever the case you can't measure bearing preload with a torque wrench. Instead of a dial indicator it's easier to use solder to measure the gap (no shim). Loop solder over the outer race of the bearing at 90 degree intervals where it contacts the shim and reassembly it with no shim, using the old (already crushed) gasket, and torque the cover to spec. Disassemble and measure the thickness of the now crushed solder with some calipers, take the average of the 4 thicknesses, add the preload spec to that and there's your needed shim thickness. Now just find a source for the shims. Or start with a bike that that isn't known to eat final drive bearings.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:29 AM   #37
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Good answer! I just used the existing shims and everything seems to be fine with the new bearing after 2700 miles.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:11 PM   #38
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I found this bike for sale in Solento, Colombia and it sure looks more reliable than my BMW so I'm considering trading up.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:38 PM   #39
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I found this bike for sale in Solento, Colombia and it sure looks more reliable than my BMW so I'm considering trading up.
Ha we have the same pic, other than with a biased KTM rider on it.

There is some groovy stuff in that shop eh, did you see the owners Harley downstairs in the corner?

Salento although slightly touristy was one of favs in Colombia, especially with the NP just behind we spent a week there.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:11 PM   #40
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How funny, I just happened to be wearing my Harley shirt that day so they took me down to look at it. I just hot here so I'm still exploring but the really is good!
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:14 PM   #41
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Kiwis, is there a particular coffee tour you would recommend?
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