Monolever R65 and suggestions

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Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby JayP » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:31 pm

Hi everyone.
Is there someone who can help me to find a replacement for the original turn light of BMW monolever?
I'm looking for something that doesn't need threads to use the original brackets and rear bar, but I don't even know a keyword to search.
I'm looking for something that can be just plugged without modification and to do not interfere with the side luggage.

Thank you.
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Re: Monolever R65 turn light

Postby Richard(Sande)Sanders » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:58 pm

Have you tried Motorworks, James Sherlock or Motobins?

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Re: Monolever R65 turn light

Postby JayP » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi, thank you Richard.
It looks like it is not so easy to find some good looking turn light to clamp on the original bracket especially this mini bullet style indicator...

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby JayP » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:20 pm

Hi :bounce:
does anyone know how the saddle is secured in position to the hinges? :-k Does it require any sort of o-ring?

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby CaptAirhead » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 pm

The part you need is a kind of circlip. Motorworks part number is FRA34318.
ImageBMW Airhead seat hinge clip by Ian Beat, on Flickr
Also available from Motobins and James Sherlock..

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby JayP » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:41 pm

Here you can see one of the most not in focus photo ](*,) . You can probably see (know) that the hinge has recess that seems to be there to be used :lol:

https://imgur.com/a/kHl6N

thank you, once again =D>

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby JayP » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:42 pm

you are too fast and efficient!!!!

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby george baker » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:21 am

hi
the clip goes limp so i drilled my last seat Peg and Put a Pin through it

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby CaptAirhead » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:35 am

I bought the clips but haven't fitted them yet although I thought they looked a bit flimsy. I've been looking for an alternative. A standard E clip would probably work better. As a last resort, I might just drill the peg and try a washer and split pin.

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby barryh » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:20 am

My 79 still has the original clips and they have never fallen off.

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby windmill john » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:42 pm

My 1980 has not had clips in my whole ownership!
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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby JayP » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:00 pm

ok I've never had a clip on the bike but I was wondering about the need of the recess and the threaded hole on the side of the small block of the hinge.

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby PhilO » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:05 pm

I once had a frame that was so rusty the groves on the pins for the clips had gone and the brackets slipped off the pins every time I lifted the seat.
Quick fix was to loop a long cable tie round the back hinge and the frame cross rail. It lasted until I got round to a propper fix which was more bother than it was worth.

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby SteveD » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:55 am

I haven't used the clips for years and years. Every time you'll want to remove the seat for any maintenance the clips will be removed.
It's one of those essentially unnecessary parts imo.
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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby JayP » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:43 pm

Hi!
What do you think about the replacement of the valve guide?

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby PhilO » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:30 am

It is probably more important to inspect/replace the exhaust valves which have smaller diameter stems than the R80 and R100 and have been known to lose their heads at high mileage. How the guides are fairing can only be decided after careful measurement of the guide bores.
Alternatively you can perform a wobble test with a valve in the old guide but it requires a bit of experience to decide just how much free play is acceptable. It should be easy enough to check stem wear with a micrometer. If you could get a new guide and valve and compare the degree of wobble with the old ones then you would be able to make a better judgement regarding the wear.
Replacing valve guides is not a job for the inexperienced but it is well within the scope of a competent d.i.y. chappie if you follow the manual and make sure you have been supplied with the correct size (o.d.) replacements and also make sure the wife is out of the house for the day because you will be heating the cylinder heads up in the oven and it will stink a bit.

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Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Postby JayP » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:35 am

Good morning. :cheers:
Thank you.

By now I won't be able to do it on my own, but I was thinking about a general refreshing ( I need to change the distribution chain, the barrel base oring...) and maybe pouder painting on the frame.
Everything In order to make it last a little bit longer than its 30years \:D/


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