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Offline johnny

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3600 on: April 06, 2019, 04:26:20 PM »
greetings..

3800 stumble = throttle sync... be sure to do it with fresh no corn ethy... and 4 or 5 bottles of techron afterwards of course...

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Offline MIbrick

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3601 on: April 06, 2019, 06:46:07 PM »
greetings..

3800 stumble = throttle sync... be sure to do it with fresh no corn ethy... and 4 or 5 bottles of techron afterwards of course...

j o

Throttle sync is on my list of things to do, guess it gets moved to the top. Now to remember where I stored that SyncPro thing. I'm sure it was someplace I'd never forget. :\
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Offline duckhawk

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3602 on: April 07, 2019, 12:58:11 PM »
Lubed the spline with my own grease and molybdenum powder mixture yesterday. They still had grease on them from 6k miles ago.

How do they look after the clean up?
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3603 on: April 07, 2019, 01:04:33 PM »
greetings...

not good... you better find some new ones... i will come down to fetch those so they dont end up in a landfill...

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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3604 on: April 07, 2019, 08:39:08 PM »
They look okay, but there is some visible wear.  How many miles?
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Offline Supershooter

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3605 on: April 07, 2019, 10:20:29 PM »
Yesterday, I was reading about testing the temp relay that controls the fan and idiot light. I understood it to say that I could turn the key on, then use a jumper wire to bypass the relay by connecting two wires in the plug to make the light turn on or fan run. I used a test light to find power in the plug and then used the jumper to get power to A2 and A3
In my effort to light the light and run the fan neither happened.
Either I've got wiring issues or I didn't understand the directions. I'm leaning towards I did it wrong, because I have had the light come on when it did overheat.
Thoughts
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Offline duckhawk

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3606 on: April 08, 2019, 09:42:03 AM »
27K . The last 7 have been solo country road rides. Now my son his learning on the bike. I am sure that will accelerate the wear. I don't see a problem re-lubing at more frequent intervals. The bike only gets 1500 miles a year max.


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Offline Idonthaveaclue

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3607 on: April 09, 2019, 07:55:20 PM »
Brand new Odyssey PC680. And WOW, she fires up much better.

However there is an oily mess behind the throttle bodies. I'm assuming a breather is leaking. Guess I should look up how to pull the tank!

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Offline billday

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3608 on: April 10, 2019, 08:48:54 AM »

However there is an oily mess behind the throttle bodies. I'm assuming a breather is leaking. Guess I should look up how to pull the tank!

Before you do that, have a look at the Z-pipe.
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Offline Idonthaveaclue

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3609 on: April 10, 2019, 05:05:13 PM »
Before you do that, have a look at the Z-pipe.

Thanks for the heads up! Seems to be a good place to start as they are so common!
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Offline natalena

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3610 on: April 13, 2019, 07:51:24 AM »

How do they look after the clean up?

In a word, "spectacular."
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3611 on: April 13, 2019, 09:33:16 PM »
Today I gazed longingly at my flying brick, pained by the knowledge that tomorrow it will be in the mid 30s with snow and rain. Maybe I should pull out that water gauge that keeps shorting the fuse and see if the replacement gauge solves the problem.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3612 on: April 14, 2019, 10:21:41 PM »
I hadn't planned to do anything to the Brick today, but doodoo happens.
High winds here today, and guess which bike blew over. Of course, the heavy one which I cannot pick up!
Guess I should have taken the cover off. Those things act like a parachute once the wind gets under them.
Since I retired all my neighbors are old women, no help there. I've watched all those videos of women picking up Harleys, but that method just doesn't work for me on this machine.
I need to build a cage for this bike and strap it to the walls.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3613 on: April 14, 2019, 10:24:16 PM »
High winds here today, and guess which bike blew over.
Was it on the side stand or center stand?
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3614 on: April 14, 2019, 10:30:54 PM »
It was on the side stand. The first, and last, time I used the center stand it fell over when I took it off the stand. I will not use the center stand without a spotter.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3615 on: April 14, 2019, 10:37:26 PM »
Today I replaced batteries.... The one I had in the '97 was from late 2012(early 2013) and it failed on me last week, the one I had in the '95 was from early 2014. It was still starting the bike but I could tell it was getting weak, even with using a tender. So I replaced both.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3616 on: April 14, 2019, 10:45:53 PM »
The first, and last, time I used the center stand it fell over when I took it off the stand.
Were you astride it or beside it when you rolled it off the stand? Was the moto parked on pavement when the wind tackled it this time?
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3617 on: April 14, 2019, 11:03:33 PM »
Were you astride it or beside it when you rolled it off the stand? Was the moto parked on pavement when the wind tackled it this time?
I took it off the stand following the directions in the BMW shop manual, standing next to it handle in right hand, handlebar grip in left. It immediately fell away from me. I do take my British bikes off the center stand while seated, but even the Trident weighs only 450 lbs..
Yes, the bike was parked on pavement in the carport.
I have a fiberglass repair kit. I guess there's a reason I haven't used it yet. That side of the fairing is doomed to be ugly.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3618 on: April 15, 2019, 02:18:27 AM »
BG beware of the rubber grip on the lift handle. A person who shall remain nameless was lifting his newly acquired Brick on to the centre stand and ended up with a rubber handle in his hand without the requisite bike attached. He learnt a valuable lesson and subsequently glued it on. I He has had no problem since.
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Offline RobP

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3619 on: April 15, 2019, 12:16:03 PM »
FWIW - When I roll the bike off the center stand I grab both handlebar grips, then as it moves forward I pull slightly towards myself to ensure it doesn't go over away from me - it's too hard to recover balance if'n it would go away from me, vs toward me.

I use both handlebar grips when rolling backward to put it on the stand, and then only move my right land to the lift lever after I feel both 'feet' on the centerstand are engaged with the ground.   I brace my right knee under the lift handle / right hand and use my ankle/ lower leg muscles for most of the lift effort.

I don't like the side stand, the bike leans too far over and seems sketchy if the ground is soft or slightly uneven.   I need to get around to welding a 1/2" steel riser plate to the bottom pad of the side stand.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3620 on: April 15, 2019, 12:52:29 PM »
I don't like the side stand, the bike leans too far over and seems sketchy if the ground is soft or slightly uneven.   I need to get around to welding a 1/2" steel riser plate to the bottom pad of the side stand.
Pretty much all side stands make the bike lean too far. All mine have their own short 2x4 on which to plant the stand. And I carry a small stand pad when I go camping.
Perhaps if the Brick had not been on the 2x4 it would have leaned over far enough to resist the wind gust?
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3621 on: April 15, 2019, 01:01:12 PM »
 I straighten the side stands in a press to get the bike to sit correctly when it is deployed. Always helps to use a thin plate carried in the top box or under the seat.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3622 on: April 15, 2019, 01:46:38 PM »
I don't like the side stand, the bike leans too far over and seems sketchy if the ground is soft or slightly uneven.   I need to get around to welding a 1/2" steel riser plate to the bottom pad of the side stand.
On soft ground I always use the side stand. I carry a plastic puck in my tank bag that I put under the stand when I deploy it. One time, the moto tipped over when I used the center stand on soft terrain. Once was enough.

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3623 on: April 16, 2019, 12:58:28 AM »
I use an old BSA points cover as a pad on soft ground. It's maybe 3" diameter alloy.
FWIW: British side stands have a bit larger contact area with the ground.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3624 on: April 16, 2019, 06:46:53 AM »
Took it out on a spin today, first time in a year. I sometimes wonder if I should get this one registered instead of my main bike, but even more so after today. Because I'm old (56) quite a few people have told me my arms would ache after a while of riding it (I'm thinking riding a bike is a way to get rid of aches) The previous owner, who lived in a coastal town, and owned it for eight years, had not started it in five, since he got a bike eligible for club rego. Surprisingly inside the tank was perfect except the two lower points were leaky. He said he had never put ethanol blend in it.

Feels like way more power than my RT, I spose its because of less weight. Way more fun. Not as far forward leaning as i remembered.
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