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    69zeff65, I do not know what to say other than...

    69zeff65,

    I do not know what to say other than thank you for the very kind words.

    I found him very down to earth with a wide ranging mind. He is a fun guy to chat with.

    Best.
    Brook.
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Coffee with Craig ...

    Folks,

    This is an unexpected bit of serendipity at the end of the project.
    http://brook.reams.me/2014/07/24/coffee-with-craig/

    Enjoy.

    Best.
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    Hi Lew, Yeah, It was a DUHOOOOO!! moment when...

    Hi Lew,

    Yeah, It was a DUHOOOOO!! moment when I saw that interference between the turn signal stalk and wiring bulkhead connector broke the repair I had made. I never checked to see if the turn...
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    Tank Pad Adhesive-3M Weatherstrip Adhisive-FAIL

    Folks

    A short update on the use of 3M Weatherseal adhesive to attach the rubber knee pads to the tank. When it got hot (94 F) the adhesive let go.

    <a title="3M &quot;Gorilla Snot&quot; Edging Adhesive by...
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    Vacuum Injection Molded Resin

    I think what is used to make these parts is similar to this process:
    http://www.moldedfiberglass.com/processes/dcpd-molding-reaction-injection-molding

    The point I was making is this is not made...
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    Just a note. BMW fairings are not made from...

    Just a note. BMW fairings are not made from fiberglass. They are from a polymer resin.
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    Plast-aid Use Example

    I second the idea of looking at Plast-aid. One of the use cases includes embeding bolts and such in it to make repairs. I used it to secure the electrical bulk head connector on my Windjammer II...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Another Try Attaching Windjammer Electrical Connector

    Folks,

    So, at the end of the first ride on Grover, I turned the handlebar to the left to full lock and hear a "crack" noise. It was then that I noticed the turn signal stalks (original length)...
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    Thanks Barry. Onward ...

    Thanks Barry.

    Onward ...
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    Hi Happy Wanderer, Thanks for the kind words. ...

    Hi Happy Wanderer,

    Thanks for the kind words. It was a labor of love as this bike was my wedding present to my wife. I still have both of them :-)

    Yeah, project ideas, contributions, etc. are...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, "Grover's" First Ride Around The Block, July 4th

    Folks,

    Here is a short write-up on the first time I rode the bike around the block on the Fourth of July. There is a short video at the end.


    1973 BMW R75/5 Rebuild: Grover?s First Ride...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Final Assembly and Project Completion

    Folks,

    I completed the rebuild project after 18 months. :-)

    I documented the final assembly steps in this write-up.


    00 BMW R75/5 Final Assembly

    I will post about the the "first ride"...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Assemble Windjammer II Fairing

    I did a number of projects on the Windjammer II fairing: disassembled the fairing, repaired cracks, removed the old paint, painted it to match the bike (Monza, or Metallic Blue), and painted...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Repair Clear Coat Sand Through

    Folks,

    Let me start by saying you can't repair clear coat sand throughs and expect it to last. It won't

    That said, I tried repairing my sand through mistakes on the fairing to avoid redoing...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Paint Side Cover Horizontal Stripes

    I also painted the horizontal stripes on the chrome side covers. I tried the Monza Blue paint from Glausrit but I didn't like how that looked. So, I tried some Dupli-Color rattle can paint and they...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Painting the Pinstripes

    Folks,

    I've finished painting the pinstripes. I'm not a pinstripper nor a painter, I'm an amature, and I haven't done pinstripes before. That said, I wanted to try it. I learned a lot about how...
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    Bad Ground Wire?

    Ted,

    If I recall my DC electricity correctly, if there is a bad ground somewhere, it's possible for a bulb to become the path to ground and glow. Since you had the cluster out, maybe you can...
  18. JP, Thanks. It sounds like there is locktite...

    JP,

    Thanks. It sounds like there is locktite on the threads.

    Best,
    Brook.
  19. 2002 K1200RS-Steering Damper Replacment Tricks

    Folks,

    My good friend wants to replace the steering damper on his 2002 K1200RS. I briefly looked at it and it wasn't clear how to remove the end of the damper that attaches to the fork brace.

    ...
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    Hi Lou, I have been called a lot of things,...

    Hi Lou,

    I have been called a lot of things, many unprintable, but this the 1st time I've been given this tag. :dance

    I glad this material is helpful.

    Best.
    Brook.
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Paint Fenders, Tank, Fairing and Tail Light

    I've completed painting the tank, fenders, Windjammer fairing and the rear tail light assembly.

    Here is the link to the write-up on this work.
    <ul>
    <li><a style="font-style: normal;"...
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    Cam Shaft Seal Removal

    Hi Roger,

    There are two types of pullers. One type is similar to Lysle 5660 (has hooks)
    http://i1.wp.com/brook.reams.me/files/2013/09/Lisle_5660AdjustSealPuller.jpg?resize=300%2C153

    and the...
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    Carb Parts and Rebuild Info

    Ben,

    This link

    13 BMW R75/5 Rebuild Bing Carburetors & Karcoma Petcocks
    provides a look at the carbs and how they are rebuilt. Many of the terms folks are using in this post may not make...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Setup Temporary Paint Booth and Paint Equipment

    Folks,

    I put together a write-up on this which you can find here:

    51 BMW R75/5 Setting Up A Paint Booth & Paint Equipment

    And updated these write-ups with some more details:

    46 BMW...
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    Soruce for Paint Codes

    Hi Randy,

    Phil Hawskley maintains a list of all paint schemes.
    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/colourschemes.htm

    When you find yours, then you use the "paint codes" section to find the correct...
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