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post #1 of 69 Old Jun 28th, 2007, 2:55 pm Thread Starter
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NC Tech session here!

My place 101 Davis St, Glen Alpine, NC Saturday 7/21/07.

Start adding your name to the list by copy/paste. Add the work you want to perform and we'll see how it develops. Do not have a lift, or tire changing tools. Balancer-yes.

We'll open shop at 7:00AM till whenever.

Plenty of room for parking outside and inside areas under cover if rainy. Poor lighting in garage, but enough to get the job done, air, enough tools - or we'll make 'em. Anyone has a GS-911 they want to bring - do it.

We'll grill something and have some other picnic like dishes.

I'll post more info as it comes to mind.

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OK Tony, you're hired. Cook it is. That way I can watch the bikes.

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OK Tony, you're hired. Cook it is. That way I can watch the bikes.
Let me know if I can bring anything John


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Alll right. Great Chris. Hope your schedule holds up so you do make it.

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Let me know if I can bring anything John
Can't think of anything right now, Tony. Unless you have a special preference. Will have the usual soft drinks and water. Also thinking just brats and burgers with some salads.

Only have a small Weber gas grill, but should be enough.

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OK. More info for this event.
Cell phone is 828-390-7449 anytime.

GPS coords are - N35 43.763 W81 46.761

Address is 101 Davis Street, Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Tools - if you are doing some work on your bike and you have a small kit you like to use and can bring along go ahead. I have at least 3 of everything, but you never know where they'll be when you need em. Otherwise I have everything needed to do all normal maintenance and farkle installations, even though the shop areas aren't the most elegant or organized, or lit for that matter.

Work scope - I don't expect to actually change buckets on valve checks unless someone is there that has done this before. I haven't and it isn't wise to start practicing with a huge audience with the patient on a time constraint. Also do not plan on digging into a slave cylinder type job unless some one comes prepared with all the parts and another person is there that has done this before. I have all the tools for this work though.

Food - brats and burgers with fixins and salads, soft drinks and water

Lift - Jack Homesly has offered his lift even though he can't make it. I am planning on picking it up a couple days before. That is a 140 mile round trip in a 1 ton flat bed truck. If someone is coming from the Charlotte area and can't ride for some reason and has a truck, let me know. Maybe you could swing by Jack's and pick up the lift. I know it's a stretch but just wanted to throw it out there.

Parts - got lot's of little things that are known to fail - Fuel QD's, o'rings, shift linkage balls, crush washers, bolts and screws, valve cover gasket, fuel filter clamps, etc NO VALVE BUCKETS.

Area rides - If you really don't want to stay around all day but just want to stop in for food and say hi - you'll find some great roads very nearby.

A loop around Lake James is nice - 1 mile from session
A cruise up NC181 is great - 5 miles from session
A Blueridge Parkway entrance is 15 miles up NC181 - 20 miles from session
Mt Mitchell - 50 miles
Grandfather Mtn and Linville viaduct area - 35 miles

If we get done early we can all go for a ride. Don't rush the work though.

OK. that's all for now.

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I'll plan to do all I can but the valve check before or after, so that it doesn't take so much time. That's the big thing I would like help with. How naked does the bike need to be? Should I (we) remove tupp before riding out? It doesn't take too long, but how long does the check take, etc? Do we need replacement gaskets?

Trying to help out as much as possible.

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Another Observer, need to learn as much as I can. Can provide a helping hand to anyone. Hope to be riding in with Tony.

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I'll plan to do all I can but the valve check before or after, so that it doesn't take so much time. That's the big thing I would like help with. How naked does the bike need to be? Should I (we) remove tupp before riding out? It doesn't take too long, but how long does the check take, etc? Do we need replacement gaskets?

Trying to help out as much as possible.

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No, I wouldn't ride that far with your tupperware off, we can take it off easy enough. At 12k you shouldn't need a valve cover gasket. If you would need one, I have one. Remember, at this point, we are not going to change the buckets unless someone is there that has done it before on this bike. We can do the fluids no problem or you can do them first. Also, you may want to look at your air cleaner, which requires the tank off, etc.

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Okay. I may get the ol' CD manual out and take a look, see what all we're doing and what I want to do when. Thanks so very much for putting this together.

I got plenty of power and no weird noises, so hopefully, the valve check will allow peace of mind and require nothing else.

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Hey John, I stuck your tech session thread so it will stay at the top. Will unsticky it on the 22nd of July.

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John,

Thanks for putting this together.

I've only done the fluids & Tires. With almost 50K, I'm going to tackle a slave cylinder later in the summer/fall.

Would love to check my valve clearance and possibly flush brake fluid (if someone is knowledgeable).

I'm only a few miles from Jack's and have a truck. We can work a hand off ahead of time since I plan on riding up on the 21st. Let me know if that would work for you.

Should I preemptively get a valve cover gasket?

Anything else you need help with?

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John, if I can get up there, depending on work, i'll be happy to help out, brake flush etc.
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john i plan on coming to the tech session. time permiting i would like to change my rear brake rotor (cowbell) . i have a new EBS rotor and pads in hand. i am also not to far from jacks and have a pickup. will be in touch.
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OK. Great guys. I'm heading out of town for the 4th RIGHT now. I'll get back to you all in a couple days. All projects and help sound great.

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Love to, we're actually taking both, Julie in the cage to drop off in Ohio to run around in town, but we're taking the bike up to the MOA and then back down through Michigan and then Ohio. We'll be in Ohio on the 20th and 21st. Love to catch up with you and Mona. I'll PM you with my cell #.

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Do you have anymore room? I won't need anything done, but want to get out for a weekend and would like to see how these things come apart as I will have to do it before long. And would also like to ride the Dragon.

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John,

Thanks for putting this together.

I've only done the fluids & Tires. With almost 50K, I'm going to tackle a slave cylinder later in the summer/fall.

Would love to check my valve clearance and possibly flush brake fluid (if someone is knowledgeable).

I'm only a few miles from Jack's and have a truck. We can work a hand off ahead of time since I plan on riding up on the 21st. Let me know if that would work for you.

Should I preemptively get a valve cover gasket?

Anything else you need help with?

Joe
Hi Joe,

I doubt we'll need more than 1 if any valve cover gaskets. I've got one. With your mileage, you may need one, but if you are unable to get one in time, I think we have you covered.

On the lift, unless someone has a real affinity to working with their bike on the ground, it will be difficult for me to arrange to pick up and return the lift. Even a hand off midweek will be difficult with my current work load. I think we'll be fine. Does that work for you? Appreciate the offer very much though.

Oh yes, on the brake flush. I've done them on my '04 using a vacuum pump for part of the process. Works for me but maybe not others. Mike Sheldon may be able to make it and if he does, he is very comfortable doing the flush using the standard procedure. Hope that answers your question on the brake fluid.

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john i plan on coming to the tech session. time permiting i would like to change my rear brake rotor (cowbell) . i have a new EBS rotor and pads in hand. i am also not to far from jacks and have a pickup. will be in touch.
Hey Dan,

How you been. Brake rotor and brakes. No problem. The logistics of the lift thing concerns me and I can't be much help. Don't worry about the lift unless you have a big toy hauler to haul your bike and lift

I'll add you to the list.

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Do you have anymore room? I won't need anything done, but want to get out for a weekend and would like to see how these things come apart as I will have to do it before long. And would also like to ride the Dragon.
Hi Neil,

Yep, plenty of room, come on down. And if you need a place to overnight and head to the Dragon on Sunday, you're welcome here. Plenty of bed space also.

I'll add you to the list. Let me know if that changes.

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There is one thing I would like to do while I was there if there is enough time. I would like to hard wire my GPS. I presently plug it in to a lighter plug. Only if we have enough time, because I'll need some help on disassembly, Thanks.

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John,

Sounds great.

Since I suspect bucket changes after I check the clearance, I guess it makes sense to "gamble" a little and see if I destroy the gasket upon removal.

Do we need "long" fellers?

I'll bring some working tools and if there is anything we need to pick up in Charlotte, let me know.

I'll get some brake fluid as well.

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I doubt we'll need more than 1 if any valve cover gaskets. I've got one. With your mileage, you may need one, but if you are unable to get one in time, I think we have you covered.

On the lift, unless someone has a real affinity to working with their bike on the ground, it will be difficult for me to arrange to pick up and return the lift. Even a hand off midweek will be difficult with my current work load. I think we'll be fine. Does that work for you? Appreciate the offer very much though.

Oh yes, on the brake flush. I've done them on my '04 using a vacuum pump for part of the process. Works for me but maybe not others. Mike Sheldon may be able to make it and if he does, he is very comfortable doing the flush using the standard procedure. Hope that answers your question on the brake fluid.
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There is one thing I would like to do while I was there if there is enough time. I would like to hard wire my GPS. I presently plug it in to a lighter plug. Only if we have enough time, because I'll need some help on disassembly, Thanks.

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That's a real easy one, especially if you are going to the map light. A little longer if going to a switched source or direct to the battery for some reason. Do you have a fused power cable?

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Do we need "long" fellers?

I'll bring some working tools and if there is anything we need to pick up in Charlotte, let me know.


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Joe, no long feelers required since you have to grab 'em near the end anyway. I've got a metric and standard set that work well depending on your preference and math skills

Can't think of anything else right now.

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Tony (quickbeemer) - Hardwire GPS/Cook/
Joe Gottberg (joegottberg)-valves and brake fluids
Mike Sheldan (sheldan2) - expert wrench help
Dan Brown (danbrown) - Brakes and rotor
Neil Ramseyer (IBAsomethin ) - Traveling award


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Could you give me directions from I-40? Ive put the address in to mapquest and yahoo and it is giving me a bunch of junk. thanks
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Could you give me directions from I-40? Ive put the address in to mapquest and yahoo and it is giving me a bunch of junk. thanks
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Yea, we are kinda down in the boonies here, and the various communities overlap in postal codes, utilities, addresses, etc. Besides, Google has been the best at everything forever

Try this link for specific directions from exit 100 off I-40. Let me know if any further problems.

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I did tranny and rear drive last night. Will do more when my kit from beemerboneyard arrives. May have most of it done, except for valves and may wait to change plugs then, if I'm not under the skin for something else before.

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Yes, definitely no need to do the plugs until after your valve check. That air filter is not a 15 minute job either. Also, you're not due for a fuel filter, but if done, should be same time as air filter, with the tank off.

See ya next Sat.

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Yeah, I'm hearing the air filter is a longer deal. I figgered since the air and fuel filter come together in the kit, I'll do them both. What you guys are saying is I should wait til the tank is pretty empty to do the air/fule filter?

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it is easier to lift the tank off with less fuel in it but not necessary, as long as you can lift 6 gallons worth of weight

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Yeah, I'm hearing the air filter is a longer deal. I figgered since the air and fuel filter come together in the kit, I'll do them both. What you guys are saying is I should wait til the tank is pretty empty to do the air/fule filter?

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Yeah, I'm hearing the air filter is a longer deal. I figgered since the air and fuel filter come together in the kit, I'll do them both. What you guys are saying is I should wait til the tank is pretty empty to do the air/fule filter?

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When you pinch off the fuel line and then unhook it you can drain it into a gas can to reuse when you put it all back together. Don't stop now. If you have the fairings off, do the rest. Don't look back, keep forging ahead. When you are done, join us in the dance of joy! If you have time, buy these. It will make you realize, it's not hard.

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I'd be interested in attending to meet & greet everyone. Do not need any maintenance performed (unless someone has the equipment and knowledge to change out and balance a front tire) but would like to watch the valve check procedure performed.

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Did you get the intercom installed?

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Yea, got the autocom installed no thanks to the poor instructions, but it's working great.

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Randy Carlisle (rando) 12K service (valves)
Chris Vowell- observer,fetcher,tour guide
Gene Stanley- Observer/Helper
Tony (quickbeemer) - Hardwire GPS/Cook/
Joe Gottberg (joegottberg)-valves and brake fluids
Mike Sheldan (sheldan2) - expert wrench help
Dan Brown (danbrown) - Brakes and rotor
Neil Ramseyer (IBAsomethin ) - Traveling award
John Schnell - local Beemer rider-meetngreet
Hi, John. I'm going to ride up your way this Sat. I have several things I need to have done, but with my son's birthday party being at noon that day, I won't try to rush to get them done. I will observe the Removing of the Tupperware, location of air filter, spark plugs, cooling system, etc. on bikes being worked on and that should help when I tear into mine at a later date.

If you want to have another session (soon), then that wouldn't hurt my feelings. My calendar is clear after this weekend.

See you Saturday.
Lee Wilson - Watcher & tool hander/holder.

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Thanks Darren and Lee, for the update see you guys Sat.

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John,

I'm coming from Mooresville.

Do Ya Figure its better heading highway all the way? I was debating the route down 150 and pick up 70. Is that a good route or full of lights??

Curious what the right way up to yours.

By the way, forecast not great, but the weather dice are unpredictable this far in advance. My fingers are crossed and I'm calling in favors.

See you Saturday.

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Yea, we are kinda down in the boonies here, and the various communities overlap in postal codes, utilities, addresses, etc. Besides, Google has been the best at everything forever

Try this link for specific directions from exit 100 off I-40. Let me know if any further problems.

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John,

I'm coming from Mooresville.

Do Ya Figure its better heading highway all the way? I was debating the route down 150 and pick up 70. Is that a good route or full of lights??

Curious what the right way up to yours.

By the way, forecast not great, but the weather dice are unpredictable this far in advance. My fingers are crossed and I'm calling in favors.

See you Saturday.

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Hi Joe,

When I go to your side of Lake Norman I go 40E-321S-10E-16S-150E. 70 is definitely too slow with the towns. If traffic isn't bad on my route, it is definitely quicker than 77/40.

Can't complain if it rains, we sure do need it. Just typical though. Got enough room for 4 bikes at a time under cover if needed.

See you then.

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I see a few of you are interested in just seeing how the tupperware comes off, etc. For anyone interested in this information: This past Saturday, I started at 7 am on the air filter, fuel filter and oil change. I was able to do all of these and be finished by 10:30 am. I have done the tupperware about 3 times previously.

I got a call at 8:30 that my "posse" wanted to ride at 10:30 ish. So I had to be pretty focused, but it was done. It takes approx. 1 hr to get to the air filter, drinking coffee and stopping to smoke (not near the fuel tank, duh) and check manual a couple times. the fuel filter wasn't too tough, and the oil change is a piece of cake, although a messy piece of cake.

I used a cordless screwdriver to help get all those torx screws out. Makes it a bit easier. Will bring mine this weekend.

Looking forward to helping and doing. I'm learning a lot about the LT and the servicing isn't too awfully bad. I've taken my time and only lost two screws on the tupperware. Not sure I lost time this time or an earlier time. I did the whole thing so far on my sidewalk behind the house. I'll bring a few extra tools, some zip zorb, and the cordless screw driver. Anything else I should bring?

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