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What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Ruralman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:05 pm

Rode to work and back again, lovely to see the sun shining ImageImageImageImageImage☃️


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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby george baker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi
messed with a tank bag for the R, tried to fit cheap muffs to the K, they ripped

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Memphis Twin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:19 am

Hi Memphis
860 is an odd size- I guess it is 100 barrels on the 65 crank? What else have you done to it?

George
Hi George,
I treated it to a Siebenrock 860cc conversion using special barrels and forged pistons. Heads are standard R65 Mono, but the valves are bigger than the earlier 650 on this model. It gives a very oversquare engine which loves to rev, and the bike is very lively!
Carbs are standard 32mm; this is a misnomer as that is the venturi size; the butterfly is actually 36mm so plenty big enough. I fitted bigger main jets, lifted the needles and adjusted the pilot screw. It goes like stink; but only on Shell V Power!

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby george baker » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:07 am

Hi
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Pannier Down » Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm

The big K developed the slight whine from the rear, and a check revealed very slight play when I rocked the wheel at 12 and 6. I'm off to the IOM TT with it next week, so guess what I'll be doing this weekend.....

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Sat May 19, 2018 3:08 pm

My new rear shocks arrived the other day so I've spent the morning avoiding Harry Wales's nuptials and fitted them to Brunhilde', my 79 reg R100RT. The old (probably original) shocks seemed a bit too soft at the lowest setting an too bouncy at the mid/high setting. :cry:
Now after fitting the nice shiny new Hagons I can see why, the LHS shock had a leaky seal and the springs on both could be compressed fairly easily by hand. :shock:
The ride seemed ok (ish) but now, wowser, almost like a new bike. :grin:
It's surprising what you get used to with time.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm

Tidied up some wiring in the headlamp bucket. Wired in some indicator repeaters in the dash board and charged up the battery:-

Image1979 BMW R80/7 ex-police. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Meanwhile, the local stray cat decided to slob out on my bike cover:-

ImageCat slobbing out on my bike cover. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Once I've got the wiring 100%, I'll have a go at starting her up after a 13year lay up.

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby gogs01 » Thu May 24, 2018 8:30 pm

Can't wait to see it running Ian ..... :smile:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 pm

Took Brunhilde' up to my local trusty bike fettler for the MOT. Passed with flying colours and no advisories as expected :grin:
Now we are ready for another year of tootling round the far flung corners of the English Northwest Frontier, the borderlands of southern Scotia and maybe even straying over the border to the badlands of Yorkshire :lol:
With a bit of I might even cross paths with some of you fine folks too :cool:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Tincan3 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:57 pm

Finished modifying my Givi tank bag.
It had a magnetic base and the magnets had to go for my new navigation aid. The problem then was how to attach the bag for easy removal?
The solution was velcro in the form of two patches sewn to the leather cloth tank cover with hooks on the tank cover and loops on the inside of the tank bag flaps. The Givi bag has a velcro closure patch on the outside of each flap so that the magnet weighted flaps can be joined together when the bag is removed. So, another length of loop velcro on the tank cover can be stuck down onto the original velcro on the outside of the flaps making a more secure attachment than just the flap inside velcro alone. When the tank bag is off the tank the extra lengths of loop velcro can be stuck to the hook patches to keep them out of the way.
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Oh yes, the navigational aid? A compass of course.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Got some LED bullet SMIDSY lights from Bikeviz for my R100RT the other day so as Mrs JonS was out for the day with her walking group I got round to installing them today. So armed with screw drivers, pliers, snips, soldering iron, drill and compulsory mug of coffee I decided to tuck the bullet lamps up inside the air vents intakes so they not noticeable until lit up :grin: .
Out with front indicators and air ducts. Using the include templates I drilled a couple of small holes and stuck the lights on using the stick pads, (also provided).
Run the wires through to the fairing to connect to the marker light via an inline fuse (not necessary but as I had it lying around so why not). Positive wires connected to the live feed, negative to the earth and switch on. SMIDSY's lit up no problem, not so with the marker light 8-[ . A quick check with the old Fluke meter found nothing more serious than a U/S bulb #-o .
Everything back together, switch on, blow me they're bright and stand out like a dogs bits and pieces. :drunken:
"Never push a full commode" :grin:

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby jfcoleman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:09 pm

What have I done to my bike today? Answer - absolutely nothing, not even ridden it! Had a fall on Easter Monday on day 1 of what was meant to be a 6-day walking holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, managing to break two ribs in the process. Over 10 weeks later the ribs are still causing some discomfort, but as they have gradually improved I've noticed pain in my right shoulder. Turns out I might have broken something there also, but missed it originally because of the greater pain in my side! Had an x-ray this morning, but upshot of all this is that I haven't felt able to hang on to handlebars long enough to ride. Doubtless I'll be fit again just in time for the monsoon season! :mad: :sad: :cry:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby bryce » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 pm

Maybe that is why, statistically, being a pedestrian is more dangerous than being a motorcyclist! :smile:

Hope you get well soon and back to safer pursuits on your bike.

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Today's job is to replace all the old screws and fixings on the old girls RT fairing. What a pig of a job. I had to replace all of the old spire clips and order new self tappers and bolts etc. That was the easy bit getting my hands and spanners into all the inaccessible corners was a nightmare. I had to remove the inner panels which was frustrating because the self tapping bolts in side the pockets had a size seven head and I didn't have a 7 socket. I had to use the 7 spanner from the bike tool kit which took ages because of poor access. I decide to buy after market replacements with a size 8 head. Made the job a lot easier:-

ImageReplacing fittings on BMW Airhead RT fairing. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

I had to remove the inners to get at this little support clamp and some of the other screws. I also had to remove the indicators to get access. Not a job I'll want to do again any time soon.

ImageReplacing fittings on BMW Airhead RT fairing. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

At least I'm happy all the old rusty screws and fitting have been changed for new and, as a bonus, the left hand fairing lower is no longer rubbing against the cylinder head.
It took me all afternoon and lots of cursing but I'd call that a result.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 pm

Filled up the petrol tank for the first time in 13 years. ( Happily no leaks). Refitting the Carbs after an Ultrasonic clean and fitting new fuel lines and clips.

Image1979 BMW R80/7 TIC. New fuel line. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

As soon as I sort out a couple of minor electrical issues and fit a new battery ( Motobatt Quadflex) I'll try for a restart. I'm expecting lots of smoke when it starts as I've been putting oil down the bores and turning it over by hand while it's been sitting.

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:13 pm

Completed a service on Brunhilde'.
New oil, points, plugs, filters, oil pan gasket, (or sump to us English folks), generally lubrication of all those important little bits and pieces that get overlooked until they don't work.
Points and timing set, carbs set to initial point then tuned/balanced. Now she starts easily, idles nice and even and, revs smoothly through the range.
Garage cleaned up, trash thrown out, overalls in the washer and boots left outside tied to the washing pole to stop them wandering off on their own :pale:
Now it's too 'kin hot for owt else so time for a shower followed by some relaxation time and something long, cold and 'mildly' alcoholic from the fridge. :grin:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:00 pm

Replaced the cracked cockpit dash with a used one from Motorworks:-

ImageBMW R80/7 TIC Cockpit dash. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Now I can get the screen back on.
Ian.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm

Having done the service on Brunhilde', new points, plugs etc and reset the timing & carbs last month today was the first chance for me to take her out for a proper road test, being as thermometer has dipped below 25C.
Started up nicely and off we jolly well. Down the road to the A5086 to Cockermouth, no problems, accelerated smoothly, (no stuttering as she did). :lol:
On to the A66 at outside Cockermouth and headed towards Keswick.
Light traffic, so swiftly up to 60, great. :lol:
Nobody looking so time to mess about, dropped the speed to the upper 30's then wound her up to 75, :-$. Absolutely no problems except for some minor vibration when you drop the speed in 5th gear then accelerate, but like every other engine they never like being put under that kind of strain.
Alongside Bassenthwaite Lake to the roundabout outside Keswick then along the other side of Bassenthwaite Lake to the A595 at Bothel.
Stopped in a lay-by for a wet and a tab, had a chat to a pair of biker chaps from the Nederlands who were on their way to Scotland, another wet and off home cruising nicely at a steady 60/65 along the A595 and A66.
Absolutely bang on. :grin:
Time for a nice cool glass of Spitfire :drunken:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:57 am

I got fed up with the rubber fairing boots working loose so I decided to drop the forks and remove them. It was a good opportunity to try out my new after market wrench that I got for £10 as against £27 for the BMW offering which was never included in my original toolkit.

Setting the fork tops with a screwdriver holding the clamp open:-
Image1979 BMW R80/7 fork tops. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Torquing up the steering after adjusting the bearing pre-load:-
Image1979 BMW R80/7 Steering. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Now I can get the bars on and the front end finished. Another wee job done.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:51 pm

What have I done today...

R80RT mono reassembly after 8 years off the road...
  1. Removed swing arm from electrolytic rust removal tank.
  2. Added second coat of paint to rear subframe.
  3. Added second coat of paint to fairing spider.
  4. Removed swing arm bearings.
  5. Cleaned swing arm after electrolytic rust removal ready for painting.
  6. Put first coat of paint on swing arm.
  7. Degreased frame.
  8. Removed VIN plate from frame.
  9. Removed steering bearings.
  10. Put frame into electrolytic rust removal tank (or at least part of it... going to take at least three goes to do it all.
  11. Started to make strengthening plates for main stand.
Not a bad half days work... Now for a beer!

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Rasputin » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:25 pm

fitted new hall sensors (went with the upgraded greek made archos unit from ebay) as I have been having random shutdown issues lately. Valve clearances done and balanced/retuned throttle bodies...it's never run better....lovely job
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby King Herald » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:32 pm

Packed her up ready to head to France tomorrow.

Last minute job this morning was front brakes cleaned and copper slipped, they started squealing horribly a few days ago, didn’t fancy a week in France with that row....

Yesterday I made a sat nav bracket to hold my car sat nav unit, but I can hardly see it in sunlight, it is not very bright at all, so it may spend the week in the tank bag.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby goldenoldy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:00 pm

Despaired. 4th fuel sensor fail in three and a half years.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:03 pm

Finished painting the tank so decided to give the Corbin seat a rub down with saddle cream. Obviously never done by past owners which is why I had to repair some small cracks and splits due to dried out leather.

ImageBMW R80/7 TIC. Corbin seat. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Next job is to fit the petcocks, get some petrol in the tank and try for a restart.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby windmill john » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:26 pm

Not wasted £15.00!

Rather than saying I've saved £17.00 by not buyng a fender extender for my F800, I found an old ZZR one I'd bought years ago. At the time, they sent the wrong one, said keep that one and we'll send the correct one.
So, it has been sat in a box for years.
Today, I cut it down to shape and fitted it to Max.
I was a little anxious that it might be too close to the tyre if I were on a dirt road and the mudguard flexed; the ZZR extender has no give and is very solid. If I ever fitted TKCs, then it may be close.
So, whipped it off, got out the heat gun and tapered the bottom out \:D/
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