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Author Topic: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.  (Read 10076 times)

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #80 on: Apr 22, 2019, 09:50:33 »
Might be able to weld the cover and grind down. I've seen remarkable repairs on aluminum, even the crappy case cover castings.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #81 on: Apr 22, 2019, 10:37:50 »
Might be able to weld the cover and grind down. I've seen remarkable repairs on aluminum, even the crappy case cover castings.

Good point. I think it will be an epoxy repair for the time being. I doubt I'll be able to get it welded up between now and next Friday, but I'm going to call around.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #82 on: Apr 22, 2019, 20:12:44 »
Top box mounted. May add some brass spacers to fill up the gap in the rack but we’ll see how it performs in the shakedown.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #83 on: Apr 22, 2019, 20:16:23 »
Nice!   8)

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #84 on: Apr 23, 2019, 00:16:23 »
Nice, that's huge and water proof.   How thick of plastic is the container bottom?

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #85 on: Apr 23, 2019, 01:25:22 »
Nice, that's huge and water proof.   How thick of plastic is the container bottom?


About 1/16”. I wish it were a bit thicker but I’m confident it won’t go anywhere.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #86 on: Apr 23, 2019, 09:21:27 »
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/blue-magic-products-quiksteel-reinforced-epoxy-putty-2-oz-16002tri/11406385-p?c3ch=PLA&c3nid=11406385-P&adtype=pla&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjw7_rlBRBaEiwAc23rhnwTh7OZqd06pyMIXpZKlBEctxQ5RelBIFyE0eQsRQO5Osed8Fc4rRoCY5YQAvD_BwE
I used this on my outboard motor to repair some corrosion. The guys at Rocky Mountain ATV are big on this stuff while ADV riding for on the trail repairs.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #87 on: Apr 23, 2019, 09:30:04 »
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #88 on: Apr 23, 2019, 09:37:48 »
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/blue-magic-products-quiksteel-reinforced-epoxy-putty-2-oz-16002tri/11406385-p?c3ch=PLA&c3nid=11406385-P&adtype=pla&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjw7_rlBRBaEiwAc23rhnwTh7OZqd06pyMIXpZKlBEctxQ5RelBIFyE0eQsRQO5Osed8Fc4rRoCY5YQAvD_BwE
I used this on my outboard motor to repair some corrosion. The guys at Rocky Mountain ATV are big on this stuff while ADV riding for on the trail repairs.

Nice, I was going to use good old JB Weld but maybe I will give this stuff a shot.

I'm going to change the oil after I re-torque the head so I will pull the side cover, clean the crap out of it and epoxy it up.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #89 on: Apr 23, 2019, 09:39:48 »
If you can't get that easy, JB makes one almost the same I have used with success. It's a puddy stick not the goopy liquid and you can really shape it and sand it etc. once cured.
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