Author Topic: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?  (Read 834381 times)

Offline Supershooter

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2950 on: October 22, 2017, 10:21:26 PM »
Took a video of me trying to start my bike, that won't start. Hoping someone sees or hears something to help me get on the path to a running motorcycle again, I'll post the video in my other thread.
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Offline jensk

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2951 on: October 23, 2017, 12:41:58 AM »
The clunch was getting harder and harder to pull so i changed the clutch cable.
Even though the old cable seemed OK - no broken strands or other faults - the clutch is much easier with the new cable.
I have stored the old cable on the bike as a reserve

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Offline Martin

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2952 on: October 23, 2017, 01:02:45 AM »
Jensk you can make it even easier by fitting a grease nipple to the clutch arm. The occasional application of a grease gun pushes out any crud and keeps out water.
Regards Martin.
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Offline gazman

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2953 on: October 23, 2017, 05:23:50 AM »
  #1 Martin, Wise man say " Grease is cheap, parts ain't"
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Offline jensk

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2954 on: October 23, 2017, 04:38:04 PM »
Well my K75 is in for hibernation so i might put a grease nipple in while it is hibernating.
Are you using normal Grease nipples/what dimension are they

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Offline Martin

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2955 on: October 23, 2017, 05:24:54 PM »
6mm or 1/4" depending on what taps you have on hand. I used 6mm reasoning my Brick would prefer metric over imperial. The arm needs to be removed and it is advisable to remove the burr on the inside.
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Offline Enfield

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2956 on: November 08, 2017, 11:56:40 AM »
Got forever banned from BMW - heaven.... mounted these......



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Offline rbm

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2957 on: November 08, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »
RAM products have a special place in BMW heaven so don't worry.
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Offline bizzaro

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2958 on: November 08, 2017, 07:19:18 PM »
I almost grabbed a set of those earlier this year.  They, Realm Engineering, wouldn't confirm that they were "resistor" type leads so I shy'd away.  I have no idea of the purpose of resistor type leads or plugs, but it has been written that non-resistor type leads could possibly damage some of the electrical components on a k bike if it calls for resistor leads and plugs. Like I said I don't know exactly why, or what resistor type plugs and wires do, and am just repeating what I have read here. That it is a possible issue.  Hopefully  someone with more knowledge than I will pipe in with particulars and such.  I have also read that they have been used with no problems reported.  That doesn't mean their weren't any? :dunno2:
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Offline Enfield

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2959 on: November 09, 2017, 12:03:55 AM »
Great - at least the ignition leads will not get me banned - then there is only all the other things I did to it ;-)
 I will be Happy to report back when tested.... but right now temp is around 6-7 deg. celsius... and winter is coming with salt on the roads :-/..
Regards
Christian


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Offline billday

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2960 on: November 13, 2017, 02:21:30 PM »
Checked my valve clearance, for the first time ever.

Everything's in spec except for the #3 intake, which is tight by 1/1000 of an inch. The shim there didn't have a legible number, I don't have a micrometer . . . so I decided to live with it.
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Offline riots100

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2961 on: November 13, 2017, 10:07:49 PM »
I know it's Harbor Freight, but my Micrometer has taken a licking, and is still ticking (and accurate)


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Offline The Dude

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2962 on: November 13, 2017, 11:57:37 PM »
Checked my valve clearance, for the first time ever.

Everything's in spec except for the #3 intake, which is tight by 1/1000 of an inch. The shim there didn't have a legible number, I don't have a micrometer . . . so I decided to live with it.
These motor's lives can be aged by thier valve clearences,a bit like horses and their teeth.Best give em a happy life,eh?
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Offline Chaos

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2963 on: November 14, 2017, 11:17:23 AM »
I know it's Harbor Freight, but my Micrometer has taken a licking, and is still ticking (and accurate)


https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-digital-caliper-47260.html

Somewhere there is a worthwhile old thread about good and bad items HF.  I'd link to it but am too lazy, maybe one of our more motivated members like Laitch can find it.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2964 on: November 14, 2017, 11:19:59 AM »
Somewhere there is a worthwhile old thread about good and bad items HF.
https://www.motobrick.com/index.php?topic=1799.0
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Offline BlitzenGruv

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2965 on: November 20, 2017, 02:49:25 AM »
Rode out to the annual Ton Up chili cookoff, Cool on the way there, downright cold on the way back.
Still worth the ride.
Probably the last ride of the season. I need to take the fairing off for repairs and paint.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2966 on: November 20, 2017, 09:43:10 AM »
Hey, Blitz, sounds like you have the bike running good now.  Are ya starting to like it?
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Offline BlitzenGruv

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2967 on: November 23, 2017, 12:04:01 AM »
Yes, it runs reasonably well. Still might take a couple of tries to upshift into third when cold. Still has a bit of surging at low speed, mostly when cold. I have new bushings and O rings for the intake. No sign of leaks using propane torch, but I'll put them on this Winter and synch the intakes.
The bike is what it is, large, heavy, powerful. Nice on the interstate, ponderous around town, will never be my everyday ride.
I do appreciate the fuel injection, flip the lever and push the button, fires right up even in cold weather. Beats flipping the enrichment levers on Mikunis, kicking twice before turning on the key and hoping the BSA starts before my leg wears out.
Supposed to hit 60 degrees on Friday. The idiot light came on Sunday. I got about 60 miles of riding to get the last of the fuel out of the tank before the Winter layover.
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Offline Scott_

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2968 on: November 24, 2017, 04:11:56 PM »
Today I replaced the radiator fan motor. Bearing were starting to sequel last time I had the bike out.
As I was un-soldering the wiring I see that one of the brush holders had started to melt and the brush was laying pretty much flat....... it's a wonder that it was even running.....
All done and runs like new now.
This is what I put on. direct replacement.

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Offline DavidATL

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2969 on: December 20, 2017, 09:49:41 AM »



Part way through holiday maintenance including 2nd drive shaft splines inspection and lube (only 2 years/ 3k since I last did it but looks like zero maintenance in the first 18k miles before I owned the bike), new battery (PC925L), upgrade to 50A alternator (Bosch reman), polished up the Staintune, new spark plugs (Bosch made in India now :-( ), and changed rad cap.


On the splines, I used GD-525 30% and sprinkled a little magic dust (aka moly powder) on them for good measure.
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Offline alexis291

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2970 on: December 20, 2017, 03:36:19 PM »
I finally traced the source of the oil that has been constantly coating the outside of my engine to a split in this hose:



Well not this actual hose but the one it is going to replace.

Unfortunately to find the problem I had to remove the top half of the airbox then put it all back together so I could use the bike to get to work. Now I have to do it all over again to fit the new hose. Do I get a prize?

PS If you plan to do this job then make sure you have clips narrow enough to fit on the intake rubbers so you can put it all back together again. The clips need to be no more than 8mm wide so a standard jubilee clip (12mm) won't fit. I had to cut mine off because they were crimped.


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Offline MCRyder

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2971 on: December 21, 2017, 05:02:42 PM »
Replaced the headlight bulb on the RT today.  Sheesh, it took less time to do the valve check.  If my hands were a bit larger I'd had twice the trouble.  I needed three of 'em to do the job, so I had my wife hold the flashlight and wipe sweat off my brow (sounds like surgery).  Got the bulb prongs inserted correctly, lined it up for installation, managed to get the copper retaining ring oriented, hold my mouth and breath just right, and bingo the near hour-long hour job was done.  Downside, broke a piece off of the covering center piece while angling the bulb.


I know  :musicboohoo: :hehehe  but glad it's done  :yes .  Now to order and install a new center piece, later.
Mark
East Texas
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Offline Martin

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2972 on: December 21, 2017, 05:19:59 PM »
Could you post a picture of what you broke. A lot of headlight parts are interchangeable between Bricks and cars, and can be had at the car wreckers.
Regards Martin
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2973 on: December 21, 2017, 07:06:18 PM »
Today I started the process of fitting a new rear brake disc to my K100 RS 16V.  I brought an EBC disc on Amazon and it looks great.   It came with instructions saying to remove the ABS ring from the old disc and use it on the new.  It also came with some small bolts to fix it with.  I did eventually manage to get the ring off the old disc and as far as I can see it is only a pressure fitting.  There are were holes in the old disc and are three matching ones in the new but they do not seem to do anything.  Has anyone else done this procedure and am I  maybe missing a retaining ring or something?





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Offline mlytle

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #2974 on: December 21, 2017, 07:33:52 PM »
Today I started the process of fitting a new rear brake disc to my K100 RS 16V.  I brought an EBC disc on Amazon and it looks great.   It came with instructions saying to remove the ABS ring from the old disc and use it on the new.  It also came with some small bolts to fix it with.  I did eventually manage to get the ring off the old disc and as far as I can see it is only a pressure fitting.  There are were holes in the old disc and are three matching ones in the new but they do not seem to do anything.  Has anyone else done this procedure and am I  maybe missing a retaining ring or something?

you are not missing anything. the lips of the bolt heads hold the ring on.
process of installing is made easy  by freezing the disk overnight and heating the ring.  that provides just enough compression/expansion for the ring to just slide on.






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