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Re: Retouch or repaint?

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:08 pm
by schrader7032
That's not a BMW part that I can tell...I plug it into RealOEM and it doesn't match anything. It's a Mark Huggett part probably...something that he has designed for the bike. As to your original question, should it rotate or not. I don't think I would like the idea that it didn't rotate with the wheel...seems like it would/could wear on things. Seems to make more sense if it were somehow "fixed" to the rotating wheel.

What does Mark say about the part?

Re: Retouch or repaint?

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:59 pm
by San Arthur
schrader7032 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:08 pm
That's not a BMW part that I can tell...I plug it into RealOEM and it doesn't match anything. It's a Mark Huggett part probably...something that he has designed for the bike.

What does Mark say about the part?
Vech and Blue Moon both have it. I will ask Richard I purchased from Bench Mark.

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Re: r26 hub

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:07 pm
by San Arthur
wa1nca wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:59 am
Oh, and I do believe that the "hub cap" gets bolted on first, then the reverse top-hat, and then small hublet (my term). This allows the small hublet to stay stationary with the axle while the larger hub turns. If I remember it all correctly....
Hope this helps.

Tommy
Kurt I found the answer, thanks Tommy

Report from BMW about Zenaida

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:21 pm
by San Arthur
I asked BMW info by sending the VIN. In lkess words it says when it was build and shipped to the Mexican Distributor Mr. Rowold and had a bench seat.

From: <info.grouparchiv@bmwgroup.com>
Subject: AW: R26 Information
Date: June 19, 2020 at 4:45:54 AM CDT
To: <san arthur>

Sehr geehrter Herr Ibarra,

vielen Dank für Ihre E-Mail.

Die BMW R 26 FIN 360775 wurde am 19.05.1958 produziert und am 10.07.1958 an den BMW Importeur Rowold in Mexico ausgeliefert. Die Maschinen war mit einer Sitzbank ausgestattet.

Wir hoffen, Ihnen damit weitergeholfen zu haben.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Andreas Harz

BMW Group
Andreas Harz
Archiv, Sammlung, Classic Brand Management
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80809 München

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Parts almost ready

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:25 pm
by San Arthur
This afternoon I scuffed the remaining Zanieda sheet metal using 600grit wet/dry paper. I will likely begin taping tomorrow. Then after taping the white stripes, I will spray the white paint and remove all that tape. Then the time will have come to spray clear coat.

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Re: Parts almost ready

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:42 pm
by waldoverkill
San Arthur wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:25 pm
This afternoon I scuffed the remaining Zanieda sheet metal using 600grit wet/dry paper. I will likely begin taping tomorrow. Then after taping the white stripes, I will spray the white paint and remove all that tape. Then the time will have come to spray clear coat.

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Hi
Are you planning on masking for the pinstripes? Just my 2c, My tank was done this way and the rest of the bike is hand done. I really wish I had had the tank done by hand. The taped stripes on the tank are perfect but it does not look right.

Re: Parts almost ready

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:15 pm
by San Arthur
waldoverkill wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Hi
Are you planning on masking for the pinstripes? Just my 2c, My tank was done this way and the rest of the bike is hand done. I really wish I had had the tank done by hand. The taped stripes on the tank are perfect but it does not look right.
Everything started with me trying to clean the tank paint and here I'm, almost 4 years later wishing my tape pinstripes look good enough.
Hand paint never cross my mind, maybe next project. Thanks for your words.

White Lines

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:17 pm
by San Arthur
A few days will pass before I have the white paint on the gas tank and fenders.

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Ran into a problem with the white base coast paint on hand. It would not mix well and was a slight grey instead of pure white. It has been on the shelf to long I guess. I will be making a trip for paint. So, all the masking is done but I could not paint this day.

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All parts taped.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:27 pm
by San Arthur
I got the paint and painted the lines.

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Front wheel wobbling

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:56 am
by San Arthur
Front wheel wobbling

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I had to move Zenaida out of the lift to make room for the GS but when I push it I felt the front wheel wobbling, side to side. I’m going to unmount it to check the hub and axle.

It was the small hub or dust cover. The hole was too narrow and wouldn’t let the axle push the wheel all the way inn against the brake.
I’m happy it was an easy solution, I thought it was the hub bearings.