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Postby guitardad » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:55 pm

I think the hardest part of this whole job was putting the "bike" back onto the engine. It took five of us to do it - see the whole crew here. And here's why I'll keep riding BMWs - one post right here on our Tech forum, and I had four volunteers at my house at 9 am on a Saturday morning to do this job. All knowing we would have a two-hour thrash to get as much done as we could, then I'd be bailing out to teach a BRC class. So no promises of barley therapy afterwards for the team, just good friends ready to help. Anyway, start with two people lifting the front half, and two lifting the back.

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It takes that many people, because the two halves are only joined by the wiring harness. If I EVER have to do this again, I may consider removing the fuse box and rear lights from the rest of the bike, so I can separate the two halves. The tough part here was to get the front subframe in place. There's only a fraction of an inch clearance between the "hoop" that holds the alternator and the subframe. But Bruce (slvblt) and Francis (EasyGlide) persevered.

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While the rest of the team lifted the "bike", I tried to get the two long bolts thru the frame and engine.

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Front frame and the front through-bolt goes on first, then while holding it in place a second bolt goes thru both the front frame AND one set of tabs for the rear frame. Now a strap can support the rear subframe. At this point, I started having flashbacks to Clifford's transmission-ectomy.

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Aside from the total lack of front suspension, this is starting to look suspiciously like a motorcycle!
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From this point on, you may have to excuse me for not pausing to take pictures. This blankety-blanking thing has been apart for too long - time to get it back together!!!!!
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Postby sundaeman » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:11 am

Congratulations Chaz :banana: \:D/

Well Done :clap:
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Postby Dough Boy » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:08 am

Woweee....
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Postby MrE » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:03 am

I wonder if Anton and I did something different because only the two of us put the GS back together. It is a fuzzy memory. I guess your's has a bit more "stuff" on it than the GS.

Did you reconnect the alternator? That is the only thing we missed.

Glad you are about to get her back together.
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Postby guitardad » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:28 pm

I only have one thing to say tonight..........

WOOO FREAKIN' HOOOO!!!!!!!!!

I realize it's a lousy picture, but it's for real:

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Lots of tweaking still to do, but Clifford lives!!!!!!
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Postby Unity » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:32 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

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Postby DUKR » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:20 pm

ALLLLRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!! :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:
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Postby RJP3579 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:54 pm

DUKR wrote:ALLLLRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!! :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:


+1!!
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Postby BKling » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:17 pm

Most excellent!!!!!! :D
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Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:32 pm

Good news!

So, what color is coming, and what will be the new name? (Phoenix and with a flame job?) :lol:

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Postby lionlady » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:12 pm

It took almost TWO weeks to get the brake line connector from Bob's. GRrrr.

Finally got the part on Thursday, and installed it.

Unfortunately, Chaz left this morning for a week in Southern Va at Boy Scout camp, so Clifford sits, unattended, for now. He definitely needs some more tweaking of connectors, etc.

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Postby BchrisL » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:02 am

lionlady wrote:It took almost TWO weeks to get the brake line connector from Bob's. GRrrr.

Finally got the part on Thursday, and installed it.

Unfortunately, Chaz left this morning for a week in Southern Va at Boy Scout camp, so Clifford sits, unattended, for now. He definitely needs some more tweaking of connectors, etc.

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OOH that sounds like Goshen. I hope he remembers to put his tag back on the peg board at the lake after swim time! :lol: :lol:
Been there done that. I still have my target from the BB range, and I'll bet the trail markers that Geoff made are still up there on the trail. :D
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Postby lionlady » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:47 pm

Not Goshen, its on Smith Mountain Lake... near Blacksburg, VA. Blue Ridge Scout Reservation?

Son is doing the "New River Adventure" and Chaz is at base camp.

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Postby Unity » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:37 pm

lionlady wrote:Not Goshen, its on Smith Mountain Lake... near Blacksburg, VA. Blue Ridge Scout Reservation?

Son is doing the "New River Adventure" and Chaz is at base camp.

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That's some pretty -- and pretty rugged -- country down there. I bet it'll be a great experience for your son. (And Chaz, too.)

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Postby lionlady » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:00 pm

This is the third time (since Matt joined) the troop has done summer camp there. Chaz's second time.

As I recall the tale, EVERYTHING is either uphill or downhill from whatever else you were just doing. And it is a loooong, steep climb to get there.

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