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51Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu May 17, 2012 2:45 pm

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Thanks guys and enjoy your vacation mate! Very Happy

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52Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun May 20, 2012 3:46 pm

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Replaced the engine cover rubbers while I was re-doing the cam chain cover seal. Also, replaced the wiring to the pump sensors and installed the updated temp switch. Used the modified Advil bottle to guide the seal on and also made certain everything was pristine and bone dry. After a quick test ride still no joy with a small bit of oil weeping. Does anyone know if you can just clean up the new PTFE seals and try again or do you have to replace it and start over?
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53Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun May 20, 2012 3:49 pm

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54Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun May 20, 2012 6:25 pm

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Can't answer that question for you OG. All I can do is admire the work! I really love the colour of your bike and the matcing rear spring sets it off beatifully. The finish on the engine covers is neat too. You have inspired many through your efforts and posts.

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55Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun May 20, 2012 9:16 pm

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Did you oil the lip of the seal before you installed it. If dry they can burn before oil gets to them.


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56Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun May 20, 2012 10:39 pm

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bummer with the weep, bike looks awesome, I cant remember if I took a bit of clean oil and wiped it on the surface of the crank first, the lip is defiantly facing in?

    

57Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sun May 20, 2012 11:26 pm

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OG I put the timing cover on first , then put in the seal, dont know if that would make a deference or not.

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58Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Mon May 21, 2012 9:30 pm

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Hey Rick the new seals are PTFE, ie Teflon, and my understanding is they have to be installed dry or they will leak. I'm going to talk with Jim out at the Tigard dealer when I can get the time later this week...

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59Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Mon May 21, 2012 9:32 pm

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I debated about putting the seal in first Yankee and for the life of me I couldn't see an advantage either way as the modified plastic bottle guides the seal on perfectly and yep had the seal facing inwards... Anyway, I let you guys know what I discover with some more info and another attempt.

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60Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri May 25, 2012 2:33 pm

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Hey guys. Having a HD problem and lost access to my manuals. Can someone tell me the torque rating for the bolts that hold the two brake caliper halves together?
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61Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri May 25, 2012 2:58 pm

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cant find the listing in either the haynes or bmw manuals og ..

they talk about everything else ...but neither go into the separation of the halves mate

sorry

the mounts torgue is about 32 though ...i would be guessing a little more for the halves ...40 - 60 something ?


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62Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri May 25, 2012 3:01 pm

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Thanks for looking mate and isn't that weird as I just looked in my Clymer, as it's the only thing I have in hardcopy, and it's not listed in there either?
I thought surely it would be in the factory or Haynes... Sad

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63Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri May 25, 2012 8:53 pm

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22 - 29 ft/lb


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64Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri May 25, 2012 9:44 pm

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Thanks Rick! I ended up going with a guess of 30 as I needed to get em done so I could take her out for a ride to test some other bits. Smile



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65Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat May 26, 2012 12:13 am

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good one og ....hows the oil leaks going ?

i would be thinking that they would bed in as you got some time up


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66Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat May 26, 2012 12:29 am

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Drove around a good bit this morning so it will be interesting to see if that's the case mate. Hopefully, I'll have a bit of time over the weekend to take another look and do some more work on her. I did chat with Brian aka yankeeone, he's the great mate who sent me the modified pill bottle to do it right, and he said he did go ahead and use a bit of oil on installation and he was successful so I may have to get another seal and hopefully third attempt will be the charm!?

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67Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat May 26, 2012 1:12 am

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Nice looking bit of kit!

    

68Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat May 26, 2012 5:28 am

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That seat looks like it'd coddle the posterior pretty good! Whose is that? Kinda has a Sargeants look to it. The Bismarck lives to steam on another day, OG. Goodonya!


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69Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat May 26, 2012 2:27 pm

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Thanks Mates! It's just an old Corbin Daz. Bought it off Flea-bay from a guy who picks up old bike seats and just recovers them. He doesn't have a steam fitter so the shape isn't perfect, but certainly good enough until I can get my solo finished...

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70Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat May 26, 2012 5:05 pm

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Just got back from a decent ride on lunch break where I was able to heat her up a bit. Still leaking off the front so the timing cover is gonna have to come off again and another attempt made with that pesky seal is in the cards... Rear caliper is now dry after having to be rebuilt do to weeping. Swing arm and shock are sorted and the rear end now feels very good. I'm thinking I might need to take some of the dyna beeds out of the front tire as I've got 2oz in now and most are running 1oz in our size fronts and it feels a bit wobbly until they spool up.

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71Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 6:54 pm

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Ok guys just wanted to put in another quick thanks to everyone who has helped make it happen. And it has been A LOT of help from all you great mates. The Bismarck has finally been put back into daily service. Very Happy Obviously, plenty of things left to do, but she is once again earning her keep!




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72Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 7:13 pm

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She sure is purdy, OG! Thinking back over the time you've been posting the updates and rebuilds (complete with very detailed pictures & descriptions) as you went about the arduous task of getting the bike sorted, and speaking collectively for us all, I reckon it's been a very rewarding and enjoyable read. Keep it coming and enjoy the ride. Goodonya!

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73Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 8:21 pm

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Really nice looking bike. Have enjoyed reading this thread.
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74Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 8:55 pm

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Beauty OG ! I want a yellow RS. Enjoy every second of it.
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75Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 8:57 pm

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I agree! That's a fine looking bike. Thanks for your careful documentation of the restoration/customization. I wish you many happy (s)miles together. Very Happy

    

76Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 9:58 pm

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Congrats, OG...it`s been a lot of joy following your thread.


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77Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 10:10 pm

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Beautiful job on the bike, OG. I'm sure it runs better than new ... as well as looking better than from the factory. I loved reading this thread (like the others) and learning about new tools and products I wasn't familiar with before.


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78Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed May 30, 2012 10:45 pm

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Guest in the House wrote:She sure is purdy, OG! Thinking back over the time you've been posting the updates and rebuilds (complete with very detailed pictures & descriptions) as you went about the arduous task of getting the bike sorted, and speaking collectively for us all, I reckon it's been a very rewarding and enjoyable read. Keep it coming and enjoy the ride. Goodonya!

Cheers.



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79Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu May 31, 2012 1:23 pm

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Got to say OG you have inspired me! If i get my bike looking half as good as yours I am going to be happy.....

Mind you I am now the owner of a bottle of 303 sun factor 40.... had a quick spray on the K and the bits i have attacked it with are looking amazing.... So I had to wash and clean the Thundercat properly and then used the stuff on there Very Happy

    

80Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Thu May 31, 2012 10:44 pm

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Well done OG great thread, good to see another fine example of the k bike is leaving the work shop.

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81Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:09 am

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Hey OG, very, very nice looking bike!

Thank for documenting the process too. That's gunna be a big help to others in the future.


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82Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:12 am

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Twincarb, you can spray that stuff on the seat and you won't slide around like you would with Armor all.

Great stuff ain't it!


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83Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:47 pm

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Thanks everyone! I don't know what exactly it is about the old bricks, but you certainly meet the coolest people out n about with them and this board is such a great example of that! Very Happy

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84Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:12 pm

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Outstanding work OG.

You see I matched the color of the thumb to the color of the bike.
It took you a full year to restore the beast, and now you will be able to proudly parade in town Smile
Are you planning to come up North to let us take few pics of the bike?

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85Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:09 pm

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Thanks CF! Looks like I might finally be getting that new job down south after all the training and testing this last year... if so I'll have to postpone all my planned summer trips until next year after I've settled in . But right now it's still up in the air so we'll see.

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86Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:07 pm

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Oldgoat, hows the oil situation?

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87Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:23 pm

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Still leaking Brian. :-( Hope to get over to the dealer to pick up another seal on my lunch break sometime this week so that the garage floor can be dry once again!

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88Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:45 am

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Outstanding OG. Hope you can get out and ride her soon..A Long long ride!! Very Happy

    

89Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:07 am

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aye alby ....i agree !!!


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90Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:19 pm

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Working on it guys. :-)

    

91Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:22 pm

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Dumb question about the tank bag guys? How does the back clip mount...am I missing a strap? Got it used off fleabay.





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92Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:04 pm

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Congrats with "new" tank bag, OG.
The single hook should be at the front of the tank.


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93Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:06 pm

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Lol, just classic! Embarassed Thanks mate!



I love this bag!
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94Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:48 pm

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G'day OG , I've got a BMW tank bag as well , I attached a lamb skin under mine to stop it from chaffing the tank paint , it is held on with 2 inch square pieces of velcro .

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95Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:37 am

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I have a similar idea to JR_K100RS, but use that 'non-slip' matting that is available these days.
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96Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:00 pm

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Great idea guys. Cool Where did you pick up the non-slip Paul?

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97Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:23 pm

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Hi OG,
Many hardware stores here stock it, even our 1 shops sometimes have it.

You may find it in caravan or motorhome stores, they use it in drawers and cupboards to stop things floating around when on the move.

Good luck with finding some,
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A question or two. How did you clean/clear/prep things like the foot peg side plates?. I have the same bike. Alot of the surfaces look stained/discolored/aluminum powdered. I'm not sure how I want to tackle the job. Like the foot pegs, it looks like they're steel, (rust) I figure I can get the rubber off and hopefully find new rubber. But I'm not sure how to treat them, clear coat? Since they look silver? The side plates that they tie into are a different story they look like aluminum. I don't want to change the surface I just want to bring it back.

I'd appreciate any words of wisdom.

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99Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:14 pm

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Hey Rick,
Welcome to the board. I ended up taking mine apart and blasting them with soda. I refinished with the Eastwood Diamond clear in Satin. No primer just cleaned up with paint prep and shot two coats following the directions. It was a bit glossier than I would like in an ideal world, but near enough to stock that I wasn't bothered. If yours are in fairly decent shape you forgo the blasting and just clean them up with some Bon Ami mixed with water and lemon juice or mixed in with the metal wash, and use a nylon brush attachment for a standard 3/8" drill. For the fasteners I used the fast etch and was very happy with the results. Be advised that with some bits it will turn a silvery grey so test a bit first if this is a concern.

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101Back to top Go down    Re: 85 RS restoration (part #2) on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:20 pm

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Also, wanted to pass this along for anyone looking for a cheap indoor cover here in the states. The Bike bandit cover was $13.10 after the 10% off for AMA and the XL fits the old girl very well. Very Happy



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