Old 12th August 2019, 08:57 PM #1
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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.
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Old 12th August 2019, 10:28 PM #2
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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?
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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.
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Clutches are time consuming as fuck on them .
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"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.
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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.

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Try working on the big beast, the K1200 LT...!!...
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Can't be worse than trying to pull out and put back in carbs on a Kawa GT550.
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Try working on the big beast, the K1200 LT...!!...
Essentially the same job. The LT just has a bit more plastic on it, but its the same frame as the RS.
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Can't be worse than trying to pull out and put back in carbs on a Kawa GT550.
...or ANY Z when the rubbers turn to Wavin.....
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Re: cnut of a bike to work on

Carbs on me Ktm950sm are a proper prick as well. the carbs are inside the airbox
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Carbs on me Ktm950sm are a proper prick as well. the carbs are inside the airbox
Yeah thatís a balls of a setup on them
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VFR400 carbs anyone?
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VFR400 carbs anyone?
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.
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[QUOTE=SoulX;3578078]VFR400 carbs anyone?[/QUOTE

and the exhausts..

any of the vt twin carb setups, pass me the solpadeine...
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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!
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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!
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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was that the special BMW angle grinder tool you used?should come in their toolkit lol
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was that the special BMW angle grinder tool you used?should come in their toolkit lol
It does but most owners dont know how to use tools.....present company expected......
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