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Stifler's Mom
« on: Oct 14, 2011, 22:36:17 »
Sure she is pushing 40, and she chain smokes. But she still turns heads, and when she is all hot and oily, she is still an exciting ride. :-*
Rumor has it, that she entertained a few guys in the back of an SUV at Barber. :o




I figured I should go ahead and start a build thread, I just can't keep my hands off of her. ::)

This is the '72 R5 that at bought at the swap-meet at Barber. It is in pretty good mechanical condition, so after a few minor repairs I can start to make it mine. 8)
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75% has been 25% wannabe :P

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« Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2011, 22:40:44 »
First off, I had to figure a way to adjust the mirror, to be able to actually see what is behind me.

It touches my left wrist a little, but it clears the tank at full lock. And best of all I can see what is behind me and to my left. ;)

I also pulled off the passenger pegs.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 2011, 22:52:52 »
While adjusting the front brake and clutch, I noticed the levers were pretty sloppy. So I pulled the pivot bolt on each, and found the brake side bronze bushing was worn and the clutch side was worn-gone. Only the very top edge was a full cylinder, the rest was maybe a 1/4 round.
A quick trip to the local hardware store (Crossroads Hardware FTW) and I had two new bushings, but they were about a 1/4" too long. I slid a steel dowel pin inside for support, and chucked them up in my cordless drill. A bit of time spent with a hacksaw while spinning the drill, and they were to length.
I bolted both sides back together, and they were good as new.
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 14, 2011, 23:16:09 »
Next up was the burned out headlight.
After investing a few hours online, and finding no direct bolt-in replacement. I decided to try to modify my existing light, to accept a halogen H4 bulb.
First I pry up the tabs on the center of the housing.
Before:


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« Reply #4 on: Oct 14, 2011, 23:22:45 »
Then I pry out the retaining ring, and pull the rubber sealed bulb out of the housing.

But the bulb itself is bigger than the hole it fits into in the housing/reflector.
(How did they get that in there?)
So I had to take a sharp punch and a brad-hammer to bust the bulb. (It shattered nicely and was easy to pour out of the reflector/housing)


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« Reply #5 on: Oct 14, 2011, 23:25:47 »
This could get interesting..........I'll be watching this one as well.

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 14, 2011, 23:32:34 »
The H4 halogen bulb has a larger flange than can fit.

So I make a series of radial cuts to flatten the flange, and reduce the diameter.

Then I trim the diameter to size. It was nice of our German friends to place lettering in the proper diameter.

Too bad I went to the outside of the lettering, instead of the inside. So I had to do it over.
After carefully de-burring with a fine file, I re-used the rubber seal from the original.


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« Reply #7 on: Oct 14, 2011, 23:38:00 »
The H4 bulb is directional, so I placed it so that the inner reflector shone to the top of the reflector/housing. Making the middle blade horizontal at the top.
Then replaced the retaining ring, bent the tabs back down with needle-nose pliers, and tapped them flat with a brad-hammer.
AFTER:

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« Reply #8 on: Oct 14, 2011, 23:44:36 »
It went back in without incident, and IT WORKED!!!
So no "minor electrical problem" on my new purchase, it really was just a burned out bulb. 8)

The new H4 is a 60/55 amp draw, so my bikes charging system may not be able to keep-up. If this becomes a problem, I have seen 50/35 amp units for sale online.
I didn't want to wait on delivery, so I used the one I could get at the local auto parts store.
But so far it is working sweeeeeeet. ;)
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Re: Stifler's Mom
« Reply #9 on: Oct 15, 2011, 00:11:05 »
I like the color. Is that factory paint?