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Author Topic: '79 BMW R45 build  (Read 25813 times)

Offline Erskine

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #50 on: Sep 05, 2012, 14:00:11 »
You can get syringes over the counter from any chemist for about 50p.
It's no big deal ...... people buy them for a multitude of things!

Offline Maritime

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #51 on: Sep 05, 2012, 14:05:36 »
You can get syringes in kitchen shops for basting and marinade injection, they tend to be high volume, like 250-500 mil. Noce work I love that style pipe on the BMW airheads.
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Offline jerryz

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #52 on: Sep 05, 2012, 14:11:01 »
Really like the look of those rims!

Offline regomodo

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #53 on: Sep 05, 2012, 16:35:00 »
Turns out I don't need the syringes. I took a colleagues advice and took apart the MC (minus the piston) and found that one of the passageways (the right-most) was blocked.

2012-09-05 17.16.51 by jonno85uk, on Flickr
Gave it a good clean with that poking device and a rag and once reconnected, bled easily.

I got the bike tidy enough to roll and went up and down the street. Wow, is that brake crap (realistically they probably need breaking in a bit) and the clutch is very snatchy! Pipes sound awesomely loud, not ear-piercing but more of a bubbly growl.

Offline regomodo

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #54 on: Sep 05, 2012, 16:36:17 »
Really like the look of those rims!

Cheers, they took ages to do only for 2 garages to mark them the 1st chance they got them. I managed to get the tyres on with levers and didn't manage to put a single scratch in them.

Offline TwinPlug

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #55 on: Sep 06, 2012, 04:12:58 »
Good to see you got the M/C sorted, how bad is the brake?

Offline regomodo

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #56 on: Sep 06, 2012, 16:35:31 »
I don't think I can really judge the brakes just yet but atm there's no real bite to them.

Offline regomodo

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #57 on: Sep 06, 2012, 19:27:15 »
Sorted out lighting today.
Extended the wires and mounted the rear light. Looks ok but quite a bit of daylight at the top and bottom between the light and hump

img_0001_08 by jonno85uk, on Flickr

Also rewired part of the loom for a new cheapo universal headlamp. It's crude but you get what you pay for.

Offline regomodo

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #58 on: Sep 07, 2012, 16:48:31 »
Finished up the lights today. These lights are awful in quality, I don't see them lasting a year. The brackets should last but there are so poorly made.

I brought the bike out into the sun to get some better pictures. Whilst wheeling it out I dropped the bike for the 1st time, there wasa man in a car right by the garage staring at me and he threw my concentration and "Bonk" the right valve cover went.


IMG_20120907_171512_v1 by jonno85uk, on Flickr

IMG_20120907_171523_v1 by jonno85uk, on Flickr

IMG_20120907_171532_v1 by jonno85uk, on Flickr

IMG_20120907_171546_v1 by jonno85uk, on Flickr
« Last Edit: Sep 07, 2012, 16:57:58 by regomodo »

Offline kieferocks

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Re: '79 BMW R45 build
« Reply #59 on: Sep 07, 2012, 17:13:54 »
Finished up the lights today. These lights are awful in quality, I don't see them lasting a year. The brackets should last but there are so poorly made.

I brought the bike out into the sun to get some better pictures. Whilst wheeling it out I dropped the bike for the 1st time, there wasa man in a car right by the garage staring at me and he threw my concentration and "Bonk" the right valve cover went.

Oh no! Any damage?