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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3375 on: October 20, 2018, 02:43:41 PM »
You're not allowed to park by dumpsters or graffiti with an unlooped brick.

Besides, I don't reside in an urban combat zone and don't have the ambition to travel into the city to be in one.  I suppose I could find a local brick wall or railroad track.

Hey, outta my way, Douchebags, I got a cafe racer I need to photograph.

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  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline John Lang

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3376 on: October 20, 2018, 07:01:05 PM »
When I discovered I needed a new valve spacer my local friend and fellow Brick owner volunteered to make the appropriate tool. He has a garage full of strange, to me, metalworking machines.



I also discovered that the PO had over-torqued a valve cover bolt, cracking the soft yet brittle camshaft bearing cap into which it fastens. It would no longer hold the bolt.



My attempt to 'fix' it by inserting a Heli-coil resulted in the female thread body disintegrating into several pieces. The camshaft bearing cap is not a separate part but integral to the cylinder head; the bearings are line-bored. My machinist friend sprang into action. First, he Krazy-glued the pieces together and took careful measurements. He then transformed the end of a steel rod into a ring that fits snugly over the broken threads. Finally, we re-tapped for another Heli-coil and it held. The valve cover is back on and all bolts are correctly torqued.



Moral: get yourself a helpful buddy with a garage full of strange lathes, presses and metal saws. And always use a torque wrench!
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  • 1987 K75C

Offline jakgieger

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3377 on: October 20, 2018, 07:35:39 PM »
That is a nice looking SE :bmwsmile ;)
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  • 1989 K100rs se
"What we've got here is failure, to communicate.  Some men, you just cain't reach.  So you get what we had here last week.  Which is the way he wants it...Well, he gets it.  I don't like it any more than you men do."

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3378 on: October 20, 2018, 07:37:51 PM »
@ John Lang, Very nicely done!!! :clap:
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline Supershooter

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3379 on: October 22, 2018, 10:19:57 PM »
I took off work and rode it! All my clients were busy with grain harvest, so I ran the Brick to test previous work I had done. The bike ran without issue for a couple hours this afternoon, slowly building confidence it may run well going forward.

Supershooter
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3380 on: October 23, 2018, 03:47:49 PM »
I took off work and rode it! All my clients were busy with grain harvest, so I ran the Brick to test previous work I had done. The bike ran without issue for a couple hours this afternoon, slowly building confidence it may run well going forward.

Supershooter

 :clap:  It's been a long road getting to this point, here's hoping the road ahead is much, much longer.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline Laitch

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3381 on: October 23, 2018, 04:23:50 PM »
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline Filmcamera

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3382 on: November 02, 2018, 06:41:39 PM »
Today I finally got round to replacing the fuel pump.  It had not failed but as the photos show was a McGiver that had been worrying me for a while.  I got a new filter and vibration damper from Euro Moto Electrics and a new pump from Ebay and feel better now. I still have the old one as a back up...  I think it also explains why I kept running out of gas so early, the bottom of the old pump was about an inch and a half higher than the new one so it got starved much earlier, when there was still gas in the tank.








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Offline mlytle

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3383 on: November 02, 2018, 10:27:53 PM »
I took off work and rode it!

Supershooter

i did that yesterday too!  sunny and 75...on 01NOV in Virginia.  actually spent about an hour running all the traps on an MSF school lot with noone around.  great fun.....and practice.

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  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
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Offline natalena

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3384 on: November 05, 2018, 06:06:43 PM »
Head gasket on the Xterra blew over the weekend, so with a dental apt this AM, I figured "great, I'll ride the brick." It was pouring rain, but a warm rain :) Fun riding, except for the many soccer-mom's and "I'm too sexy for my car" jerks running up super close and swerving back into the right lane too quickly after the pass throwing rooster tails. :( I finally teamed up with a slower car at 55mph that I could follow and keep in the line of sight of drivers coming up from behind.
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Offline rdivy725

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3385 on: November 06, 2018, 03:19:10 AM »
I decided to change the coolant and oil(and filter) on my recently purchased K75.The front radiator shroud came off way easier than I thought. Got the sick green coolant out and added proper BMW blue. The fuel lines looked good until I moved the fuel tank back to access the radiator cap. The outer shell of the pressure line was split! All new hoses and clamps are on the way from EME, along with spark plugs. I also found the tank vent hose to the crankcase was disconnected-it looks like when the tank was off previously, it was misrouted and had too much tension on it. A simple reroute should keep it in place. With the tank off it was a good time to inspect all the wiring/connections and everything else looks in good shape.

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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3386 on: November 06, 2018, 06:46:35 PM »
Just finished up on Ilsa's annual pampering which included all the maintenance stuff along with some minor repairs like the right side heated grip.

Spline lube was the last thing I did.

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Not too bad for 93,000 miles.

A little cosmetics on the fairing and she'll be ready for another year and the 100,000 mile mark. 
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline holmesy

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3387 on: November 07, 2018, 07:59:22 AM »
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Offline holmesy

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3388 on: November 07, 2018, 08:00:39 AM »
^^^ I have angered the K bike Gods
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3389 on: November 07, 2018, 09:29:19 AM »
^^^ I have angered the K bike Gods
You'll no doubt enjoy their wrath. :giggles
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
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Offline Martin

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3390 on: November 07, 2018, 02:36:55 PM »
you are doomed, I see vast electrical problems in your future, caused by incurring the wrath of the gods. You need to appease them with a appropriate sacrifice. :beehive:
Regards Martin.

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Offline twowheeledgator

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3391 on: November 09, 2018, 02:08:33 PM »
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Right front rotor.  One pad was as thick as a new one and the other was down to the metal. 
Cracked it open. Pistons looked good.  Cleaned, replaced the rubber and the bolts.  New pads.  Bled. Back in business.  It was very easy.  Started with a air to blow the piston and slowly cranked it up so I didnít shoot it across the room. 
Everything  looked pretty good.  Not sure why the outer piston was not working.  Will see in a few months how it wears.  The other caliper was wearing evenly.  I feel wrong not taking them apart and cleaning and replacing the seals so they are both done at the same time.  For now I will just leave well enough alone.
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Offline billday

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3392 on: November 09, 2018, 02:53:49 PM »
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Right front rotor.  One pad was as thick as a new one and the other was down to the metal. 
Cracked it open. Pistons looked good.  Cleaned, replaced the rubber and the bolts.  New pads.  Bled. Back in business.  It was very easy.  Started with a air to blow the piston and slowly cranked it up so I didnít shoot it across the room. 
Everything  looked pretty good.  Not sure why the outer piston was not working.  Will see in a few months how it wears.  The other caliper was wearing evenly.  I feel wrong not taking them apart and cleaning and replacing the seals so they are both done at the same time.  For now I will just leave well enough alone.

Did you buy a rebuild kit? Whose?   Thanks, Bill
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3393 on: November 09, 2018, 03:05:35 PM »
Just finished the annual maintenance festivities on Cheetos the Big Banana Slug.  Except for a few things like a spline lube and compression check on Moby Brick Too all that's left is a little Bondo and paint work on Ilsa's fairing to have everybody ready for next year's riding season.  YeeHah!!!
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline holmesy

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3394 on: November 11, 2018, 04:32:54 AM »
you are doomed, I see vast electrical problems in your future, caused by incurring the wrath of the gods. You need to appease them with a appropriate sacrifice. :beehive:
Regards Martin.



I also see vast electrical problems. One of the main reasons the lunch box is staying until Iíve ironed out all the other bugs and get it riding right.
Iíve seen all the threads on the wiring and it will be an effort. Iíve got 12 months to get it done proper, but might pay the premium and get one of those magic boxes and a new motogadget
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Offline mlytle

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3395 on: November 12, 2018, 09:55:22 PM »
changed the engine oil...and installed new grips.

ProGrip 714's.  had to trim off the "rings" on the inside of the left one to accomodate the SENA comms remote.




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  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
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Project Thread "K75s Midlife Refresh"
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3396 on: November 12, 2018, 10:11:01 PM »
Pro Grip 714 grips are my favorite.  I have them on my K100 and they feel great.  Soft, and give a great feel, make turning the throttle very easy.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline mlytle

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3397 on: November 13, 2018, 07:55:56 AM »
agree!  we already have them on the K1100RS and i have another set going on the K13S this week.   they are slightly larger diameter than the stock ones, but not as big as stock with grip puppies on top.
  • alexandria, va
  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
Marshall
Project Thread "K75s Midlife Refresh"
http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,7810.0.html

Offline Laitch

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3398 on: November 13, 2018, 08:05:22 AM »
Pro Grip 714 grips are my favorite.
Those grips were on my used K75 when I bought it. Now I know what they are. Thanks for the photo. They've been durable.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
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Offline mw074

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3399 on: November 13, 2018, 08:44:21 AM »
 I liked the fit, finish, and feel of the ProGrip gel grips. However, the older ones that I ran would crack when riding in below freezing temperatures. Not sure if the newer ones do.
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