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151Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:24 pm

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Hey Mike,

Great progress on your build. I'm loving the photo documentation of your progress.I totally get it when you say it's hard to get at the tiny cap-head screws that hold the switch to the transmission. I'm thinking of going with small socket-head screws myself.

Did you use a paper gasket under the TGPI switch as recommended by BMWwhen you installed it?

BTW I got irritated with myself this week because I scratched some of my fresh paint work on my triple tee when a drill I was using slippedMad. Something else to fix now.

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152Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:50 pm

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Robert,

Yes a new paper gasket given a smear of oil. The old one fell apart.


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153Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:13 pm

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If you recall, I had some trouble getting the ignition trigger assembly off because there was a bit of corrosion under the cover. So I had to get rid of the rust before I could reassemble it.



Then all the front cover screw threads got a clean:



Pressed in a new seal on the timing chain cover:



Then made certain that the mating surfaces of the timing chain and water pump covers were good and clean - before:



After:



Then, remembering to pass the temperature sender and gauge wires through the timing chain cover (I'll admit to forgetting to do so once and spent ages trying to feed them through with the cover in place), the mating surfaces were given a squirt of Thee Bond clear sealer and all the cover retaining screw threads had a dob of Ali-Slip anti-seize as the new screws are all stainless:



With the cover re-fitted it was time to un-bag the ignition trigger parts:



The locating dowel means that the plate can only go on in one position but it's possible to put it in back-to-front hence the Sharpie reminder:





The hall sensor can then go back. The spacer washers that have a slice out of them need to be aligned, it can be fiddly:





A new cork gasket under the HES cover completes the job:



I made the mistake once of trying to use the minimum amount of sealer on the front covers. The result was an oil weep that could only be fixed by removing the covers and doing it all again. Now I pipe on a goodly amount and prefer to see the excess extruded as it confirms that the sealer has done its job. The excess is easily trimmed off after twenty-four hours.

I've still got some work to do on the crank and cam covers. Instead of masking the bare aluminium 'highlights', this time I polished them to get a good finish then painted over them. Now that they're fully cured, I used the back of a knife drawn over it to remove the paint:



Then all it needs is a light rub with a fine sand block:



It's less work than masking but it does need care not to mark the paint on the cover.

I didn't fancy replacing all of the cover screws which were a bit scruffy:



First job was to separate the rubbers, clean them and then give them a healthy dose of the rubber 'food'. Once done I put them on a radiator for a few days to help the Gummi Pflege be absorbed.



Then I wire brushed the screws to remove the rust and degreased them ready for a coat of enamel, heat resistant ali paint:





Then the rubbers slipped nicely back on:



That'll do for now.


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154Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:09 pm

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Several times in the past few days I've been planning to get on with things but today is the first time since my Chemo session that I felt able to do so. Even then an hour and a half was about the limit.

One good thing about the delay is that the paint on the crankcase cover is well and truly cured now. Scraping the paint off the bare aluminium detailing is about as time consuming as masking is. If I do this again, I think that I'll use the polish then scrape method again just because masking is more fiddly.

The paint is yet to be buffed-up so it looks a bit dull here:



The gaskets needed all the old silicone sealer removing and that's another time consuming job. I find that Wurth brake cleaner brushed onto a short section at a time, softens the sealer enough for it to be mostly wiped away with a rag but there's always some that needs to be picked off with a blade or a scraper.

I've found covers where the silicone has been applied on both sides of the gasket. The factory only applied it on the outer, flat surface. The inner channel doesn't need a sealer but there's always a few spots of impact adhesive used to keep the gasket in the channel. The first time I did this job I struggled to keep the gasket in place when offering it up until I used a few dobs of glue too.

Crankcase:



Cam cover:



They can go without buffing-up until further down the line.

The next jobs weren't too taxing. Re-fitting the starter and alternator (new cush-drive rubbers slathered in rubber paste for the alternator):



Then the upper footrest mounting bracket:



Followed by the battery tray and inner footrest mounting plates:



Tomorrow, hopefully, I'll begin re-fitting the loom(s) then the frame can be properly located so that the main footrest plates can go back on.


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155Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:24 pm

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great work mike ....looks fantastic

just noticed for the first time that the fuel rail to injectors runs the reverse way to the 8 valve ... neat !

hope the therapy goes along fine mate and you feelthe benefits soon


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156Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:57 pm

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charlie99 wrote:great work mike ....looks fantastic

+1, indeed..


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157Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:47 am

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Looking very smick Mike


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158Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:00 am

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Beautifully done! I've been through the chemo associated sh!te some years ago and can appreciate the way this type of work/hobby/efforts can recharge the battery! Wishing you well!


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159Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:29 am

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Great thread Mike, although there's obviously so much time and effort going in to this you make all the work sound so straight forward, I doff my cap to you sir.


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160Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:08 pm

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I've just read the thread from my last post. It's like locking yourself in a room with your favorite box set of DVD's!!

Smashing work mike, and ideas, thanks not just for the tips but the clear explanations and illustrations. It motivates the heck out of me to get at the k75 but circumstances stand in my way at present.

Keep going! Love the look of that back wheel by the way.

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161Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:39 pm

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I miss hearing from Mike. He visits once in a while but rarely posts. Miss his insight and progress reports; love his work.


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162Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:05 pm

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robmack wrote:I miss hearing from Mike. He visits once in a while but rarely posts. Miss his insight and progress reports; love his work.

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Hope you are able to post soon Mike, we wish you well.

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163Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm

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Cool

Magnificent work Mike such attention to detail look forward to the next instalment.


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164Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:16 pm

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+2

agree with the above sentiments

hope its going well mike ...fingers crossed for you down here


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165Back to top Go down    Very sad news on Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:57 pm

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I'm very sorry to have to add to this thread that Mike passed away yesterday, it has been announced on UKGSer that he finally passed away with his family and friends by his side...a very brave man to the end.


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166Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:53 pm

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Sorry to hear the sad news. Mike's renovation threads were an inspiration.

RIP

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167Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:12 pm

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So sad to hear of Mike's passing. I would have liked to meet him. RIP.


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168Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:36 pm

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Sad loss. His attention to detail was superb. John


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169Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:52 pm

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This is sad news. He will be missed.


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170Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:53 pm

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crikey ...was just thinking of him the other day
sad news indeed
he will be missed by many

commiserations to his family ...we feel their loss

thanks for passing on the news mort


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171Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:52 pm

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What a sad loss, did love to read his detailed threads....RIP.


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172Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:18 pm

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Very sad to hear this news. His work was inspiring - had planned to meet up next time I visited my family in UK.


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173Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:29 pm

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This is indeed very sad news.

Though I obviously did not know Mike in person, I did appreciate his work and dedication to his passion of the Ks. Thankfully, due to this forum, his work will live on in his posts and provide inspiration to most, if not all of us.

I contacted Mike back in May to see how he was doing and while hopeful, he was not very optimistic and the chemo was giving him hell. I hope he won't mind me sharing part of his reply

"The worst bit is being unable to ride. It means that I can't see much point in working on the K1100R project. I'd hate to finish it and not be in a position to throw a leg over and go for a bimble now that the weather here is perking up. I've not given up on the project or the forum but even reading about bikes makes me wish I could get out for a spin."

Think I need to go for a ride today.

Think we all need to go for a ride today.

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174Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:40 pm

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Sad news indeed, he was a true inspiration to all.


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175Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:44 pm

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We did "meet" Mike.
We did "know" him.

RIP brother.


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176Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:53 pm

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Very sad news. although I never knew Mike I enjoyed reading his posts and I'm sure he willcontinue to inspire forum members with their passion for K's well into the future. RIP.


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177Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:46 pm

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I have also never met Mike. But I did get to know his passion for the K's.

Very sad loss indeed.

Perfect post there rosskko...well said.

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178Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:03 am

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I think Mike would agree Rossco Time to go for a ride


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179Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:26 am

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Mike will be missed by a lot of people, not just us here. Hope he finds a nice K up there to take for a spin.

Condolences to his loved ones and I also will miss his reflections and advise and great work.


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180Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:43 am

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R.I.P. Mike. What an inspirational attention to detail!

And when I write R.I.P. ... I personally mean it to stand for: Ride In Perpetuity


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181Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:38 pm

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It is indeed a great loss when such a talented 'one of our own' moves on to the great cloud in the sky, but while here he inspired us. I am grateful for his posts. At least here on the forum we can recall, remember and be inspired again by him by re-reading them.

It does make one feel that we are so very fragile and can be gone without so much as a moment's notice.

Ride on, MikeP.


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182Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:16 pm

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There is little I can say that hasn't already been said. Mike was the first to welcome me to the forum, but sadly, despite not being that far away, I never got to meet/ride with him. Such a great loss of a talented and dedicated person. The forum was certainly richer for his posts. Thank you MikeP.


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183Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:40 pm

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Just a reminder of other MikeP restorations

http://www.k100-forum.com/t5243-1990-k75s-spruce-up

Also " Polishing the turd" which I can't find here so I must have read it on ADVRider forum.

I suspect there are others, feel free to add links etc.

Mike's work stands out with his concise explanations, terrific photography and attention to detail.


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184Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:02 am

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185Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:29 pm

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Sad news,

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186Back to top Go down    Re: Will I Never Learn? on Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:50 pm

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I'm gutted. Mike was a reat inspiration also a great champion of less competent tinkerers such as myself. He shared many tips and encouragement with me on the k75 plans.

I hope somebody finishes the proect in his honour!

R.I.P. Mike


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187Back to top Go down    Totally Gutted on Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:23 am

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Hi all,

As a new member, having followed Mike's various threads and restorations, had many questions answered by him, and went out and bought a K1 from his inspiration...
Had several emails with him personally through July/August, though the last was not answered, and then a few days ago i came into here to find the bad news...

So sad, such a inspiration with his work, and how he shared it all, I hope like hell there is some toys for us all up there when we move on to the next place...

R.I.P Mike P.

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