WAIT A DANG MINUTE HERE
let me set the record straight for ya'll:
I gots me that cigarette lighter wit da skul and dem eyes on it cause my lady says she hates not being able to see where the cigarette lighter is when it's dark. she really enjoys the taste of a virginy slim on our ride home from the bar. Now about's that tin foil if you know anything about anything you know that aliens communicate using cosmic rays, the coils in my hog were picking up the rays from the aliens and i think it made me sterile. Now let me tell you about the centerstand. I welded the bottom together because it's the only way i can get it to balance on my pontoon boat. and that wire commin' out of the brake fluid thingy, well, that was me being all drunk
my friends all call me RENEGADE because they say my bee-mmm-dubya is girl's bike and that i should ride a chopper. i says that makes me a renegade and if they don't like it they can go pound sand.
i'm glad you're enjoying your new bike, don't go makin it all pretty
(btw, best post i've seen round these parts in a looonnnggg time.............)
Should have a lil screen inside them too. And rebuildable too, but a real PIA to get the black cap off, a strong spring underneath. I gave up after damned near darkenin' my drawers trying. Ended up just soaking mine (the petcocks, not my drawers), replaced the screens and lubed with Kroil at the lever fulcrum.
'71 R75/5 SWB
'06 KLR 650
My rebuild kits are coming from Capital Cycle.
Just a bump as I had to detour from the restoration lane to make some cash and since I'm a freelancer (shorthand for perpetually unemployed) I have to work any time the chance permits. But alas, as I work, the parts pour in. There is a tech daze next Saturday down here and my plan is to take my carburetors and rebuild kits along and look as pathetic as possible. My expectation is that everyone there will have tons more experience than me...that is more than an expectation really...and I know they won't let me screw things up too badly.
I understand and sympathize about the free lance demands...........Videographer, retired teacher, disabled vet, firewood supplier, goat rancher, and survival expert makes me so glad I paid attention to my grandfather and father who taught me how to repair and mend the stuff that was designed to fail...............
Anyway, I digress before my morning coffee kicks in.................
Before Saturday, take the bowls off, remove the jets, etc if you can, and soak the carbs in a can of carb cleaning fluid................will make life a lot easier on everyone trying to help you...............Just a thought................Dennis
Just thought I would update the state of the Renegade Rescue. To put it simply, money is flying outta my butt faster than monkeys in heat. If I were to care to look, and I don't, I would bet that I am quickly approaching the initial cost of falling in love. But it's still cheaper than a heroin addiction OR psychoanalysis... so in my world I'm still ahead in the game. I would appreciate confirmation that this is cheaper than heroin.
I will briefly list my recent accomplishments and failures:
Went to my first Tech Day and rebuilt both carbs with supervision. They are now mounted on the bike. Mounted the 1st carb 3 times before I figured out all the ways to screw it up. Lost 1 stainless ring for the 2nd carb's tubes....looked absolutely everywhere and finally just gave up. Started cleaning up my area of FOD and started tossing rags/bags/duct tape that covered the ports while rebuilding the carbs.....hey, that duct tape looks like a frisbee and hey....there's a ring still in there...mystery solved. Small minds loose things constantly.
At Tech Day I learned:
a) Involvement in conversation is directly proportional to lack of accuracy and the memory of where tiny little brass parts came from.
b) Using a dental pick to remove tiny rubber washers is brilliant until you puncture both thumbs in less than 10 seconds.
c) Not many hillbillies go to Tech Day.
I bought a R90S front master cylinder off of Ebay that was listed as "Good*condition* everything is staight. Ready to mount to your*bike, mounts under tank." The piston is seized tight in the cylinder via corrosion, so back it goes. Seller is willing to refund so all is well. Ordered a rebuild kit for my original MC after more than one person as Tech Day said it would probably, should, might, maybe work and they had seen worse that functioned.....maybe....
d) No one at Tech Day was willing to predict anything about the RENEGADE. She strikes fear in the hearts and minds of brave men everywhere. Which brings up another issue. Is RENEGADE a boy or a girl? Many of you have asked and I know that the rest of you have been secretly asking your inner child. I have observed No Kahunas but plenty of nipples, so I'm leaning to the femalia genitalia. But if anyone out there knows how to sex a BMW please forward those instructions to me privately so as to not offend the offensive.
e) I'm not the only one who has to tear something apart over and over as each new reassembly introduces another problem.
Also ordered a bunch of terminals from Eastern Beaver...I just wish there was a SouthWestern Beaver.
Also ordered a cable kit from EUBMW and 100% stainless hose clamps for the new petrol lines from a Marine Supply place. Did you know that most stainless hose clamps are only partially stainless? Well it's true.
Well, that's it for now. All I need now is to stop taking gigs so I can start assembling and redissasembling and then reassembling agin and agin.
Last edited by lonelobo; 09-29-2008 at 03:28 AM.
Forgot to mention that the State of Texas officially has recognized my stupidity and the Renegade's title is now before me. It's mine and it can be proven now. The shame.........
Well, I have been taking some pics as I SLOWLY get a few things done on the bike. Not Ansel Adams quality pix, but some good documentation. Tonight I took pix of the petcock rebuild as I thought some might find it mildly interesting. Went to upload the pix only to find that the Microdrive my G2 uses crashed like a roach in a tequilla bottle. No mas fotos.... Not till I replace the drive with a solid state device mit nein moving parts. But a friend lent me her camera and at least I have a couple of "after" photos.
Notice the INNER SCREEN. This was missing when I dissassembled the petcocks...imagine that?
And here are the twins in their restored state, ready to drip till eternity or 10K, witch ever comes first.