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dukeNblade 12th August 2019 08:57 PM

cnut of a bike to work on
 
First major job done on my k1200rs beemer. Clutch and rear main seal. What a cnut of a bike to work on. It fought me all the way.
Solid four days grafting to change a fuppin clutch.
No surprise the stealers charge so much to work on em.

DavyH 12th August 2019 10:28 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
Thatís good going for that job,Iíd say you hadnít half the fight most lads have,and yeah itís not much fun. Lots of parts in the way before you can even get a look at it...hope you degreased it good an proper!!!

How did you set the depth on the main seal? You have the tool for it?

Olaf Maxwell 13th August 2019 01:16 AM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
A pig of a bike to work on compared with the steel frame K100/K1100. Can't get at anything.

Did you set the rear main seal with the fingernail test?

Good thing is that job should not need going at again.

chopper 13th August 2019 07:21 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
Clutches are time consuming as fuck on them .

dukeNblade 13th August 2019 09:13 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
"How did you set the depth on the main seal? You have the tool for it? "

No tool, just banged it in even until it looked right.

Japcati 14th August 2019 09:44 AM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
Valve clearances on an S1000rr is a bit of fun.
Coil pack puller off eBay for 10 quid is a life saver.


Fair play to you for doing it yourself.
Alot of money saved.

SUGS 14th August 2019 12:32 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
Try working on the big beast, the K1200 LT...!!...:lbhbh:

RTV 14th August 2019 03:29 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
Can't be worse than trying to pull out and put back in carbs on a Kawa GT550. :D

dukeNblade 14th August 2019 05:00 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
[QUOTE=SUGS;3578019]Try working on the big beast, the K1200 LT...!!...:lbhbh:[/QUOTE]

Essentially the same job. The LT just has a bit more plastic on it, but its the same frame as the RS.

Jack stowage 14th August 2019 06:50 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
[QUOTE=RTV;3578024]Can't be worse than trying to pull out and put back in carbs on a Kawa GT550. :D[/QUOTE]

...or [B]ANY[/B] Z when the rubbers turn to Wavin.....

addicted to rage 14th August 2019 10:00 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
Carbs on me Ktm950sm are a proper prick as well. the carbs are inside the airbox

DavyH 15th August 2019 09:54 AM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
[QUOTE=addicted to rage;3578053]Carbs on me Ktm950sm are a proper prick as well. the carbs are inside the airbox[/QUOTE]

Yeah thatís a balls of a setup on them

SoulX 15th August 2019 12:08 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
VFR400 carbs anyone?:bag:

dean_c 15th August 2019 12:42 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
[QUOTE=SoulX;3578078]VFR400 carbs anyone?:bag:[/QUOTE]

Fuck me, in the service manual under the list of required tools Honda should have specced a can of silicon spray, a heat gun, and a 6 foot bar. Even thinking bout them again gives me nightmares.

sidegrinder 15th August 2019 01:26 PM

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[QUOTE=SoulX;3578078]VFR400 carbs anyone?:bag:[/QUOTE

and the exhausts..

any of the vt twin carb setups, pass me the solpadeine...

dukeNblade 15th August 2019 10:15 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
It goes on ...
Front axle nuts locked solid. Looks like a design where the rain can flow down the hollow axle and rust up the nut. Suspect I'll be cutting it off.
BMW German engineering my arse!

Gixxer 15th August 2019 11:16 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
[QUOTE=dukeNblade;3578102]It goes on ...
Front axle nuts locked solid. Looks like a design where the rain can flow down the hollow axle and rust up the nut. Suspect I'll be cutting it off.
BMW German engineering my arse![/QUOTE]

It's a fallacy that BMW bikes are anything better than shite. It's only owners who worship the roundel who try to pretend otherwise. :thumbsup2:

The comb over kid 16th August 2019 09:57 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
[QUOTE=Gixxer;3578107]It's a fallacy that BMW bikes are anything better than shite. It's only owners who worship the roundel who try to pretend otherwise. :thumbsup2:[/QUOTE]

At least the Japs have 3 other competitors in the bike market so they gotta get it right or the others take their share of the market. BMW in Germany have no competition in the motorbike market afaik....monopoly like HD in the States:bikerie:

dukeNblade 17th August 2019 04:56 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
had to use the angle grinder to cut down the axle nut then a serious amount of whacking with lump hammer and chisel eventually broke it out. Tyre changed now just have to wait for replacement wheel nut.
Next the brake bleeding; another bollix of a job on that ABS shite. I'm very tempted to bypass the ABS; makes the brakes horribly snatchy at low speeds.

mrdimreaper 17th August 2019 11:54 PM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
was that the special BMW angle grinder tool you used?should come in their toolkit lol

Jack stowage 18th August 2019 09:47 AM

Re: cnut of a bike to work on
 
[QUOTE=mrdimreaper;3578248]was that the special BMW angle grinder tool you used?should come in their toolkit lol[/QUOTE]

It does but most owners dont know how to use tools.....present company expected......:lbhbh:


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