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151Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:12 am

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Glad you're back OG,

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152Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:39 pm

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Just picked up some HDPE sheet for a little DIY rim protector fun and the tires arrived at lunch so I'm going to get these on over the weekend and finally get a chance to test out some of the tire mounting tools I purchased/made...





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153Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:49 pm

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Just a few pics of my makeshift bead breaker and tire box. Made out of scrap and a friend did up the latch on the bead breaker. The HDPE rim protectors work fantastic and much cheaper than motion pro. Had my roommate shoot a quick and dirty video of the off/on so I'll get it posted when I get a chance...






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154Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:12 pm

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Just a quick and dirty video of tire removal for you guys who might be thinking about doing your own. Yes, I need to get a decent video editor! Embarassed



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155Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:22 pm

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Excellent work. Looking forward to the balance video.
I was going to comment on not seeing snow on the ground, but I see from your attire it is still bloody cold.

I thought you could deflate the tyres and run the bike up and down the drive once or twice to break the bead?


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156Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:58 pm

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Thanks mate. Yes, freakishly dry and chilly here this year. I slapped the rear wheel on my little makeshift truing stand this morning and it's definitely going to need a little more bracing/glueing before it is ready for prime time...

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157Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:43 pm

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OG: I don't have personal experience with this outfit, but Woody's Wheel Works in Colorado has an impressive following. Have you considered that shop?

    

158Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:07 pm

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Thanks brickrider. I'll have to check them out as I've not heard of them and that is close.Cool

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159Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:20 pm

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Hey everyone. While we're talking wheels can someone tell me if there is indeed a difference between the 85 wheel and the wheel on the Mk II's. I've been looking at pics of the machined edge wheels on the special edition and the k75s and they appear to have a center section shelf that mine do not have. Maybe I just need to put my glasses on!?



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160Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:33 pm

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Your eyes are ok OG.

Saw the post only recently. There are indeed two different patterns for the rim. Will try to hunt out the post.
http://www.k100-forum.com/t5374-k100-or-k75#60053


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161Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:49 pm

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Thanks mate! I'll do a little digging too...

    

162Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:47 am

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Ok, after a little re-working I think the budget wheel stand is ready to go. I will try to get the videos up this week when I get a little play time...



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163Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:02 pm

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MacGyver bead breaker: use your sidestand

Not ideal, but it does work. And not practical if you have only two wheels, obviously.
There's a YouTube vid of a guy demonstrating this on his GS.

    

164Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:13 am

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Wow OG really cool I thought it would be much harder than that, where did you buy the polyprop from mate ?. Hows your bike been going anyways.
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165Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:59 pm

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Hey Mate! How are things down under? I've done some wheel/tire combos that are not nearly so easy, but the MkI rims are super easy. Got the HDPE from a local shop in town called Tap Plastics...great guys and about $7.50 for a healthy sized sheet. Just hauling the old girl out of mothballs and hoping to have her ready to hit the road next month! Of course now that I've seen Ghosty's excellent work I want to finally get the special edition finish on the wheels so I might have to put in a call to Brooks Performance coatings!

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166Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:22 pm

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Good to see you have some time again mate, I found out the hard way how life gets in the way of hobbies but I am on my way back into it again as well.
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167Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:58 pm

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Isn't that the truth mate! Glad to hear you're finding a little time too mate, and all be looking forward to seeing you posting more updates...

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168Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:56 pm

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Little lunch break so first time out on the bike in ages! Two thumbs way up for the 140/80 radial.


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169Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:17 pm

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170Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:24 pm

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"It lives" looks great OG
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171Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:47 pm

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Yes, it's an impressive example of an impressive bike! Very Happy

    

172Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:14 am

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indeed ......great to see "the BISMARK " showing her pretty side


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173Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:29 pm

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Thanks mates! I almost forgot how much I enjoy riding. Very Happy

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174Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:03 pm

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Working way too much, but finally got out into the garge this a.m. to at least fire the old gal up and starter was just spinning with zero engagement of the sprag cluth. Sad A little disappointing as I flushed it with Amsoil when I bought her and have been running the 15-50w mobile 1. Any of you guys have good experience trying to repair the clutch with the mek/acetone mix and ultra fine sand paper? Also, if I'm going in this far I'm thinking the clutch and pressure plate needs to be inspected along with of course the rear main, and I suppose the output shaft rivet inspection too... Anything I'm leaving out please chime in guys?

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175Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:26 pm

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never thought of bump starting her og ?

once the oil splashes around and some heat into her ....things might be different ???


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176Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:47 am

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Hey Chaz! How are things in Oz? I tried rocking her back/forth in gear to no avail. If I can get some time this weekend I'll get some more flush and try bumping her...

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177Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:35 am

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Jeez, OG, I haven't been keeping up on your resto thread. She looks beaut! That's prolly the first close-up piccie I've seen of her since completion. Hey, one day we'll get down thataway and catch up, it's only a hunnerd an fitty odd miles or so. We have friends in Stumptown we need to stop in and see. I reckon mid-May some time. My weeeknds are Sunday & Monday. Best to you, mate.


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178Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:18 am

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Oldgoat wrote:Hey Chaz! How are things in Oz? I tried rocking her back/forth in gear to no avail. If I can get some time this weekend I'll get some more flush and try bumping her...

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good here mate ...good to see you haven't forgotten about one of the joys in life ol mate and your bismark is a real good looker !!!

bit brokus cactus mostly here since Christmas ...just a time and motion thingy at work ,
so have been fiddling around with anything that I have on hand ...without costing anything to buy ...but the pull down for output shaft fix is planned as soon as i can get the readies to get the bits I know I need ....many are already got ...and some just a hairs breath away ...but just those little things like this and that seal that needs to be researched just a little more and then got ....whilst im in there for replacement .
some planned rides , rallys etc keep life interesting to say the least ...and the commute to work on gerty is always a heart pausing challenge from time to time ...(egads some folks have no respect for others on the road )

hope you like the way gerty is trending so far .....got a zillion thing that needs to be done ...( led gear change indicator ...blooming odometer gears to be replaced ...dyno run with the current setup as a comparison ...flowbench to make and so forth

its all a wonderful challenge

just get a mate and push that bismark down the road in neutralgear, jumping on as youselect (secondgear ) with the clutch pulled in and bounce on the seat as you let the clutch out (ignition on of coarse ) ...helmet nearby ...and put a few miles on the old girl mate

I would like to suggest... you need a visit from another k rider ...to remind you of the great inspiration you have been to many of us ... would love to oblige ...butcannot at this time

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179Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:12 pm

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Thanks for the kind words mates! Yeah, Chaz i had this fantasy of bump starting the Bismarck yesterday during a little break in the weather. I use to always bump my old Gpz street racer back in the day so I thought no big deal right... than as I was pushing her to a suitable spot in the street my old hamstring starts talking to me about half way down, and I realize, wait a minute, that was over twenty-five years ago and that old Kawa weighed about a 130 pound less than my German battleship! EmbarassedSo, needless to say I headed back into the garage and will try to get a mate to help me bump her this weekend...

TWB you are always welcome to send me a text or leave a message on VM when you guys on coming down to the Rose City. Would luv to buy you guys a beverage and talk bikes! I'm almost always off on Monday's and with a little notice can usually get out for a bit of mischief.

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180Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:42 am

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No worries and thanks. Canada this weekend, a busy April at work, then early May the most likely time for a visit South, and the weather will have brightened a smidgen more by then.
Cheers.


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