TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby dcgsrider » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:04 pm

ERC Scott wrote:
bdimon wrote:Brake Fluid flush seems to be popular.


I was speaking with a tech friend and he mentioned there are a lot of bikes that NEVER get the brake fluid changed, unless the tech explains the fluid isn't supposed to look like chai :lol: Scott


It's super easy (especially since they got rid of those lamentable servo brakes) and brake fluid is cheap. BMW says every year, which may be overkill. I waited two years, and the fluid was not noticeably discolored, even though the bike isn't garaged.
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby bdimon » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:13 pm

ERC Scott wrote:I was speaking with a tech friend and he mentioned there are a lot of bikes that NEVER get the brake fluid changed, unless the tech explains the fluid isn't supposed to look like chai :lol: Scott


It just seems to me that the brake fluid is lubricating the moving parts of the brake system and lubricants should be changed regularly. Also brake fluid absorbs moisture in the system so changing the fluid eliminates the moisture that could corrode the expensive bits. Seems logical.
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby drewalex » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:46 pm

I will be shuttling those who have unresolved issues to the Metro at 4:15pm free of charge!
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby Wild Pig » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:26 pm

timtimtim2000 wrote:I'll be there. Can someone bring a TwinMax? I need to synch my throttle bodies.


I have one I'll bring.
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby henwin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:40 pm

Maria V wrote: All your loose parts should be accounted for and reattached. :lol:

You talking the bike or something else??? :lol:
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby ASLRider » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:44 pm

Glad others will be doing brake fluid as well, so I will jump on that bandwagon. Khanh at EUBMW recently replaced my clutch and told me the fluid was.... I think someone said chai? Not a good color, regardless.

I'm also hoping to have a rear tire to change out and front brake pads to replace. I've never changed a tire before (although I did remove the rear wheel to do my rear rotor once... but beyond that I'll need help!). Front brake pads should be relatively straightforward as well.

I have a speed bleeder bag I'll be bringing for my brake fluid.
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby Maria V » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:56 pm

REMINDER for MOA members: The annual ride contest begins tomorrow 4/13. Bring your form (from your April ON or on the MOA site) to Battley's for a dealer or BMWBMW club officer signature. Only one sig needed if dealer or officer, and if you're coming to the meeting/tech day anyways....
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby Chiba » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:36 pm

Thanks a million to Battley &especially Forrest Kerns for the space, the lift, the oil disposal AND THE HELP. Without Forrest I might still be in the shop!
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby Maria V » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:40 am

Great turnout and thanks to all at Battley's who offered space and assistance.
I saw a lot of brake bleeds going on, as well as some oil changes, wiring work, and handlebar riser installation. I was assistant supervisor to Jim and Drew.
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby ASLRider » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:04 pm

Ditto on the thanks to Drew, Battleys, and Forrest for all the help! Forrest very patiently instructed me on using a tire changing machine and then consulted with me on my brake fluid flush when I got insecure. I closed the place down- at some point I looked around and saw that even Wes was leaving and thought I needed to get my butt in gear!
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Re: TECH DAY THIS SUNDAY 4/14

Postby drewalex » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:57 pm

Thanks to all who participated, you guys made it the easiest tech day yet! I was home chopping down trees by 4:30pm Forrest had fun too, he's the sweetest curmudgeon I know! BTW he's an amazing machinist & avid fisher.
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