1 1985 RT / EML Side car renovation on Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:54 pm
The bike runs well and seems to be mechanically in good shape at the exception of an oil leak in the gear box. Well see what kind of surprise I will discover.
The cosmetic aspect shows its age and requires a lot of attention.
As I will be working on it this winter and I may as well start a new thread.
Everything started in the driveway.
Removing the chair from the bike was not an easy task as the bike is not anymore fit to be ridden solo. All the electrical connections are solid with no plugs. (I will fix that). The second problem was the sidecar brake is using a split in the line of the motorcycle rear brake. Removing the line from the sidecar let air entering the master cylinder and I lost the use of the bike's brake.
After disconnecting the electrical and hydraulic, I rolled my dolly under the chair. (This dolly was made from a cheap mechanic's creeper.)
A lot of brute force was required to separate bike and chair. After-all, they were siblings for over 20 years.
Then came the time to roll the bike down the shop and carry the chair. The chair weight around 300lbs and due to its size, the house's back door had to be removed.
Here is some pictures of the operation and the winter quarter for the bike.
The bike had to go there
We use my 14ft ramp (against the wall on this picture) to roll the bike down
Now the bike rest happily in a warm environment for the whole winter.
I adopted RobMack idea to build a support with 2" angle iron. Now the bike sits straight on the lift
I was not planning to start dismantling before the end of the month, but.... I started to remove the faiirng. I was curious to find how the upper part of the subframe is attach to the motorcycle frame.
The bike is stripped of the tupperware
Here is where I store all the plastic parts. My wife finds it very attractive.
Here is the upper attachment. (More pictures to come)
Next curiosity was: How to remove the back wheel with the double swing arm.
I was puzzled and started to remove every screws. At the end I found that the caliper didn't have to be removed from the plate. I put everything back together and started again.
Step1: remove the shock lower screw.
Step2: remove the screw holding the caliper plate.
Step 3: remove the 4 screws holding the disk brake to the wheel and pull the assembly.
Now the disk brake is out and you have access to the 4 recessed screws holding the rim.
Tomorrow will be another day.
Last edited by Crazy Frog on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:46 am; edited 1 time in total
1986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.