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Author Topic: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.  (Read 9242 times)

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #100 on: Apr 25, 2019, 10:16:28 »
Ok, you guys win. I'll reinstall the fuel filter and add an extra one to my kit just in case.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #101 on: Apr 25, 2019, 11:18:04 »
Fortunately you have a plastic tank.  In all honesty, you could probably go with just the tank filter.  Personally, I like the clear filters as much for a sight as a filter.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #102 on: Apr 25, 2019, 11:22:11 »
Fortunately you have a plastic tank.  In all honesty, you could probably go with just the tank filter.  Personally, I like the clear filters as much for a sight as a filter.

Yeah. I'm planning to clean the screen in the tank. And then there is the screen in the fuel line T at the carbs, so really there should be no need for the external filter. That being said a little extra filtration isn't a bad thing.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #103 on: Apr 25, 2019, 11:36:10 »
Until one restricts flow and you bog down on the freeway.   I don't like multiple inline fuel filters.   If one isn't doing the job, change it.  I had a brand new 5/16 line filter on my zrx.  It wouldn't flow well enough for highway speeds and would bog down.  I know, not even close to the same motor as yours but I've had some annoying fuel filter moments.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #104 on: Apr 25, 2019, 11:56:50 »
Here's the housing/bezel/whatever I designed to fit the VM/USB charger into the clock spot on the dash. The void on the base is where I will add an M5 machine screw and epoxy it in place. The recess is there to keep the epoxy in, and holes will give it something to grip to. It gets an O-ring just below the bezel, in the recessed channel.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #105 on: Apr 25, 2019, 12:30:50 »
Nice
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #106 on: Apr 25, 2019, 13:15:44 »
Should be gas-n-go when you're done. It's going to get a thorough test!

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #107 on: Apr 26, 2019, 09:22:41 »
Filled some annoying holes in the plastics where the PO installed a dinky little mud flap and some mesh over the openings.

Last night I also replaced the breather hose to get rid of the joint and 2 hose clamps underneath the tank. Sure it worked just fine but I hated seeing the big bulky mess under the tank.

Pulled the air filter to replace the media but I had a lot less filter material than I thought, so I had to Prime some and it should be here Saturday in time for the test ride.

Put some JB on the leaking crankcase cover. I couldn't see the crack from teh inside but I did clean it off really well and grind some of the cracked metal out to get better penetration and adhesion. We shall see.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #108 on: Apr 27, 2019, 00:34:54 »
Got the new clutch actuator installed, and while I was there I pulled off the crusty old clutch cable boot. I dug through my box of old cables and found a boot from an old front brake cable. Didn’t figure I could fit it over the ferrule so I sliced it down the center and glued it back together with yamabond. Seems pretty strong and it’s flexible so it should last a while anyways. It’s better than what was there!

It’s hard to see, but the old actuator was over tightened and cracked around the threads. I’ll hang on to that one just in case.


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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #109 on: Apr 27, 2019, 00:38:34 »
I pulled off the luggage racks to modify them for the ammo can panniers...and then decided against it. The whole setup is too heavy, and I don’t trust the POs crappy mounting brackets, nor do I have the time to make new ones from scratch.

I ran out of filament for the printer so I ordered a KG roll of black and sent the final print for the voltmeter bezel. Only took 6 iterations to get it right LOL.

Seeing how much I can fit in this case. The answer is: a lot. I want to figure out a way to get some mesh over the lid on the inside. There’s lots of potential storage up there. Any ideas?




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