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by Steevo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R65 Trans/Engine Mating
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Is the friction disc

I would do the "install the trans without the friction disc" test before trying anything else. There is no reason that the same parts should not mate the same way, and I have swapped around dozens of these transmissions and clutches without ever experiencing mis-aligned cases or bolt holes. Somethin...
by Steevo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: CycleWorks? Other tool source?
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Patience, grasshopper.Dan

Patience, grasshopper. Dan has been seriously backlogged in early 2018. I placed an order on Jan 6, 2018, and only just received shipping confirmation yesterday (Jan 21, 2018). In the meantime, I discovered his voice mail box to be full, and email response to be nil. So I just waited, assuming he ha...
by Steevo
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: bead blasting cylinders
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Running the parts through a

Running the parts through a hot parts washer, like automotive machine shops use, will remove all of the residue from blast media, much like the dishwasher will, but with less whining from the Mrs.
by Steevo
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: I am ReBeemed
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Follow-up: I removed all

Follow-up: I removed all tubes and fittings today, found 16mmx1.5 drain plugs at O'Reilley Auto parts, and turned them shorter on the lathe. Installed the drain plugs in place of the fittings in the heads, re-using the old crush washers from pulse-air fittings. I removed all of the airbox components...
by Steevo
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: I am ReBeemed
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Thank you Kurt. Bike has

Thank you Kurt.

Bike has about 50k on it, but regular maint by an older gentleman who was the original owner.

He just never washed/detailed it that I could tell.

I'll go read about the pulse air injection system now!
by Steevo
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: I am ReBeemed
Replies: 4
Views: 342

I am ReBeemed

After several years with no two-wheelers, I just brought home a 1984 R80RT yesterday. https://photos.smugmug.com/1984-R80RT/i-9Gvk8Wp/0/L/IMG_6881-L.jpg This is my third BMW motorcycle, having previously owned and ridden an R80GS and a R1100RT. This R80RT is the first airhead I have owned or seen th...