Das Bike Projekt: What is Left to Do?

People keep asking me if the bike will be done by spring?

So I have sat down and made out a list of what, just off the top of my head, is left to do.

  1. Finish rebuilding Final drive *** completed 3-27-11 ***
  2. Finish wiring the neutral and brake switches and the feed wires to the tail light.***Done***
  3. Install new Rear Brake Linings.*** Done***
  4. Rebuild Rear Shock Absorbers*** completed 3-27-11 ***
  5. Replace the Rear Fender Wires*** completed 3-27-11 ***
  6. Lube splines and re-install Transmission*** completed 3-28-11 ***
  7. Install driveshaft spacer plate,*** completed 3-20-11 *** driveshaft and swingarm***Done***
  8. Do final swingarn adjustment ***Done***
  9. Grease swingarm ***Done***
  10. Take off front wheel, have new tires installed and wheels trued ***Done***
  11. Install final drive***Done***
  12. Install rear fender***Done***
  13. Install headstock bearings
  14. Install all Bowden Cables ***Done***
  15. Replace front Shocks ***Done***
  16. Pack bearings and Re-install wheels ***Done***
  17. Install fuel tank***Done***
  18. Finish solo seat mountings***Done***
  19. Install battery and test electrics***Done***
  20. Fill trans, driveshaft tube, Final Drive and Engine***Done***
  21. Set timing and carbs***Done***
  22. Set points***Done***
  23. Mount exhaust pipes***Done***
  24. Start engine***Done***
  25. re-set points and timing, and valves***Done***
  26. Go for my First ride!***Done*** 120 miles on her so far!

Simple? SURE!

I also need to put a new radiator and electric fans in the 1958 Station Wagon, and do a few things to the 1976 Motorhome to get it ready to sell… And I work 6 day weeks til mid april.

So….. Not likely I will be “done” when the weather gets warm, but I will be CLOSER!

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Anke-eve is ready to ride!

Das Bike Project: Pulling Down the Final Drive

As you may remember fluid is moving from the Driveshaft Tube into the Final drive, bad news as this fluid overfills the final drive and then gunks up the brake shoes.

So today we pull the final drive apart to replace the seals and check the gear wear!

The captions tell the story.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2011/02/25/das-bike-projekt-what-is-left-to-do/

Das Bike Projekt: Oil Pump Cover and Flywheel Re-Install

As you MAy remember I had to use rather destructive means to remove the oil pump cover, and had to order newer parts that had proper bolts. This has held up my putting the Flywheel and Clutch back together, well, no longer! MAXBMW has sent me the parts, and on they go! Click to enlarge….


Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2011/02/24/das-bike-project-pulling-down-the-final-drive/

Das Bike Projekt: Trans Input Shaft Seal

I found a cheap trans, but the input shaft seal area looks about as gunky as mine, so I am going to replace the seal as long as I am in there. The old one it very hard and brittle. An easy fix while I have things apart. I replaced the throwout bearing and seals while i was in there, too. And moved over my /2 kick lever and shifter.

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Up Next  https://kirkusblog.com/2011/02/24/das-bike-projekt-flywheel-inspection/

Das Bike Projekt: Yank My Flywheel!

Next step is pulling the flywheel to replace the rear crank main seal, and the oil pump seal.

Todd helped me fab up a flywheel stop, and puller adapter, and also helped when the old style phillips head oil pump cover screws refused to budge and we had to resort to heat and cutting. Good news is it all got done, bad news is it took all day, and i will have to order a few more parts! Click photos below to enlarge.

Next time: Transmission clean-up


Das Bike Projekt: Motorbike Archeology

Just a quick post about some markings that I found stamped into the engine block, just below the flywheel.

As you may remember this engine has the Big Bore kit in it, well the previous owner punched the specs into the engine block, where they can only be seen once the transmission was pulled!

Click to Enlarge!!

Next up: Yank my Flywheel!