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Author Topic: Un-remarkable BMW re-fresh. DONE.  (Read 28262 times)

Offline 3DogNate

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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #10 on: Sep 30, 2016, 15:43:32 »
Heres a tire he just finished changing out.

An old man w 1300 dresser.  Put these Dunlop D404 tires on new.  1500 miles of interstate later...this.

Worn all the way around.


That's exactly how we wear tires out here in Illinois. My bagger rear tire looks really similar right now after about 6,000+ miles... :) I have an appointment next week to get it changed finally.


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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #11 on: Oct 01, 2016, 21:00:31 »
More done.







Surprise.  Draining relatively fresh 90w out of the final drive.  A good sign?



final drive and drive shaft pulled out for fresh moly.



cleaned and greased.







New pads going in.



Stripped the crap old finish off lowers.





amazon gators and ebay hard bags arrived




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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #12 on: Oct 01, 2016, 21:05:28 »
Bromz did me the favor of blasting the heat sheild and ebay bars.  Talked w Kiley about powdering these.  But hes gonna be tied up getting ready for Barber these weeks.  I dont want to wait so plan to epoxy them.




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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #13 on: Oct 02, 2016, 11:50:57 »
drained fork oil and pulled em off.



fork oil came out pretty clean.



bobsbmw.com kit included oil and crush washers.



had to pull windshield off to access reservoir. ugh 



old pads were starting to separate from the backing plates.



new boots installed and everything torqued up.







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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #14 on: Oct 07, 2016, 07:03:22 »
Re-visiting the final drive.  I want to double check I got the drive shaft seated properly and clean up any excess grease. 

drive shaft splines appear to be in pretty good shape considering the 28k miles.







Got the shield and bars epoxied.





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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #15 on: Oct 09, 2016, 12:48:39 »

Got the shield and bars epoxied.


The epoxy looks great in the pics.

That bike is gonna last forever.
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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #16 on: Oct 09, 2016, 14:04:23 »
Rode one of these once,  loved the engine!

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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #17 on: Oct 09, 2016, 16:45:07 »
The epoxy looks great in the pics.

That bike is gonna last forever.

Thanks Im pretty happy w the job.  And I have every intention of this machine being the LAST motorcycle I ever buy.

Rode one of these once,  loved the engine!

Ha, I rode one once myself.  About a mile or so.  It was considerably more powerful and smoother than the 360.



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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #18 on: Oct 09, 2016, 16:59:03 »
Weekend update...

Bent bars replaced





front brake fluid replaced.  Now I know why the 3 Hondas have drums!  It wasnt bad bud it sure did suck.







Got the front end all done, cleaned and buttoned up. 

That front fender is 3 pieces and those 3 pieces suck to install.  Actually its just the rear section around the brake lines that was most of the trouble.



Found a leak at the clutch push rod boot.  $45 + shipping for a new one.  Its still soft, cant see any cracks or tears. 
I adjusted the clutch which helps to center the spring under this boot which can cause leaks.  It slowed the leak by about 90%.  But not fixed.  Gonna wait til winter and dig into it further.  BMW guys are telling me pull it, clean it, a dab of rtv, fixed until it cracks from age.

I took this before adjusting...








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Re: A rather un-remarkable BMW re-fresh.
« Reply #19 on: Oct 09, 2016, 20:38:17 »
Went for round 2 this afternoon. 

A BUNCH of scrubbing, Filled the final drive w 90wt, hit the drum w 220 grit, un-wrapped the cellophane from the brakes...

Now Shes bolted up and back on the ground.







Cant forget to toss the seat on her and adjust the handlebars. 

Next should be more engine scrubbing UGH!, coolant, engine and gear box oil, fresh spark plugs, air filter and repair broke turn signal.