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Offline 4xFord

Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2017, 08:20:22 pm »
I'm with the no deal clan on this.
Rather wait a while or buy something else.
The right bike will find you.

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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2017, 08:43:47 pm »
So against all the good advise I got .....I went with Adie on this one and pulled the trigger. Im now the proud owner of another pig.
I ended up paying R35k which I think is reasonably fair. I will start another tread on the rehabilitation of of this bike. It should prove to be quite interesting.
So ....wish me luck guys I sincerely hope I havent bought a lemon.
Im picking her up next week ...so pic on the way.
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2017, 09:05:04 pm »
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2017, 06:27:34 am »
Front disks should not need replacing at that mileage - measure the thickness to see whether they are out of speck.
Ticking noise could also be the left cam chain tensioner - there is a upgrade available.
My gs at 227000km has original throttle bodies.
Take the bike to a good mechanic and do a proper service - Replace all oil and brake fluids and balance throttle bodies and check valve clearances.
Prepare yourself for gearbox bearings- swingarm bearings and final drive bearings.
Good to see you back on the Pig- happy days.
 

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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2017, 07:47:24 am »
Front disks should not need replacing at that mileage - measure the thickness to see whether they are out of speck.
Ticking noise could also be the left cam chain tensioner - there is a upgrade available.
My gs at 227000km has original throttle bodies.
Take the bike to a good mechanic and do a proper service - Replace all oil and brake fluids and balance throttle bodies and check valve clearances.
Prepare yourself for gearbox bearings- swingarm bearings and final drive bearings.
Good to see you back on the Pig- happy days.

Gearbox bearings and seals relatively cheap and not difficult to do, just lots of labour.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2017, 07:58:10 am »
Yep ....I know.....been there , done that. :biggrin:  I still have you on speed dial Mr Welsh..
But hey ....c'mom guys ....lets give the old girl some credit , she might be a diamond in the rough.

Heres hoping.... O0
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2017, 08:04:28 am »
Front disks should not need replacing at that mileage - measure the thickness to see whether they are out of speck.
Ticking noise could also be the left cam chain tensioner - there is a upgrade available.
My gs at 227000km has original throttle bodies.
Take the bike to a good mechanic and do a proper service - Replace all oil and brake fluids and balance throttle bodies and check valve clearances.
Prepare yourself for gearbox bearings- swingarm bearings and final drive bearings.
Good to see you back on the Pig- happy days.

Yep ....thats the first thing that gonna happen ....all fluids and filters will be replaced. Dammmm I wish I hadn't given all my special Pig tools away when I sold my last one. But hey ....you live and learn.
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2017, 08:15:19 am »
Congratulations.  I have just done pretty much the same thing. Wonderful learning curve sorting out this one.

 

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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2017, 08:26:56 am »
Front disks should not need replacing at that mileage - measure the thickness to see whether they are out of speck.
Ticking noise could also be the left cam chain tensioner - there is a upgrade available.
My gs at 227000km has original throttle bodies.
Take the bike to a good mechanic and do a proper service - Replace all oil and brake fluids and balance throttle bodies and check valve clearances.
Prepare yourself for gearbox bearings- swingarm bearings and final drive bearings.
Good to see you back on the Pig- happy days.


Yep ....thats the first thing that gonna happen ....all fluids and filters will be replaced. Dammmm I wish I hadn't given all my special Pig tools away when I sold my last one. But hey ....you live and learn.

If it was me, I would have an overview, any rubbers, parts, gear linkage seals etc needed immediately? and place an order with Motorworks with a full service kit.   8)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 08:28:07 am by Welsh »
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2017, 08:33:44 am »
Please stay away from pink paint.
 

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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2017, 08:40:21 am »
IT WAS RED .....GODDAMMIT.... :imaposer:
And anyways .....I have reformed myself ......I have stopped ........washing bikes in the dark :biggrin: :biggrin:
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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2017, 08:56:59 am »
Ja well no fine !
 

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« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2017, 10:06:23 am »

I would stop using Mr Min as well, they can be confusing even in the light.
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2017, 11:09:02 am »
Good luck, hoping it is not a lemon :thumleft:

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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2017, 02:26:52 pm »
Nah ...it cant be a lemon .......Its got a Harley Conversion ....... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2017, 02:34:24 pm »
Nah ...it cant be a lemon .......Its got a Harley Conversion ....... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

That motor looks good in there. :thumleft:
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2017, 03:18:41 pm »
Ooohhh ja, ek het gelees daar was samewerking tussen BMW en Harley.  Die Harley's wou nie so lekker om die draaie en die BMW het nie genoeg vibreer.  :pot:

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2017, 03:20:23 pm »
Nah ...it cant be a lemon .......Its got a Harley Conversion ....... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

That motor looks good in there. :thumleft:
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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2017, 03:36:51 pm »
Hi Cox, glad you are back in the doghouse, on a bike     :ricky:

IMHO Front discs rattle is not the disc, but the rim wearing away where the discs move due to heat.
 I just fit a set of SS fender washers between the rim and the disc to take care of that. It offsets the disc by a mm but that is still fine.

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Re: Eish.....What to do .....what to do
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2017, 04:05:48 pm »
Hey Brian, happy miles and enjoy sorting out the niggles. Luckily there's water restrictions in the good old Cape, washing your bike can be postponed with good reason!

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