1980 R100T (Gilera), 1982 R100RT (Toad), 1975 R60/6 (cern?¡calo)
Adventures at the Cave
Well no not really
I think the allen wrench welded to the center stand is the correct size for the oil drain plug. Better check your took kit and see if it is missing.
"Wow I didn't know BMW made motorcycles, Yeah I think Honda does too."
WOW- you are one brave (new-to-you) BMW owner.
When I looked at those first pictures, an image of a toothless, banjo-playing kid comes to mind. (I, too, do like the "Renegade" fairing and the soldering iron initials)
BTW, think there is any corrosion in the electrical connectors?
John & Cathy
'92 K100RS (gone- '04 R1100S Boxer Cup)
'12 Suzuki DRZ400
("kid's" bikes) '02 Kaw ZX6R- Jen's '07 Duc 800ss- Johnnie's
Thanks for the MaxBMW link. I found it just yesterday myself.
Is there any way the rear wheel can be so far off center and the shocks so dead that the rear fender got gradually eaten away by being banged by the tire repeatedly?
Here's a relay hard question. Question to follow pix
This is the relay that Bubba had pulled out so he could wiggle it.
Here's the deal. The Relay socket is shot. Lugs pull out from the back too easy, plastic between lugs is mysteriously torn up as if by a small screwdriver (see HZE) so that the wires touch INSIDE the connector.
I have found the Bosch 5 Pin connector online but it always has cables already installed and the guage at biggest 14ga. so I'm wondering where to source a heavy duty version of the connector that I can get the heavier guage wire inserted into. I can't seem to find the connector separate from the harness in anyone's inventory on the web. Here is a link to one of the lightweight versions I have found.
The relay itself looks like a MR76, fairly common.
I can certainly appreciate the sentiment, having been a rat bike owner in the past. You haven't been a biker till you've ridden with plastic army men battling all over your ride, complete with artillery and steel wool explosions.
Then again, at my age I can't physically afford to total any more bikes. 2 road bikes in my youth(relative) is enough. Suspension and brakes on this one gotta be gone over.
Pix are already taken, pouring cats and dogs outside where the Renegade is tarped up and I have all the time in the world to waste at the moment.
Plus, it's my good German upbringing that forces me to become anal in this phase of life. Used to like clean women and dirty bikes...now it's reversed.
May it please the court to know that the defense does not wish to rest and so has ordered the following parts to be used in bolstering and badgering the witness, who shall be known as RENEGADE.....there, I said it again.
-Used rear fender
-front fork rebuild kit
-spark plug wires
-right handle bar switch assembly (I buggered this one as the handlebars were loose((unbeknownst to me)) and my strappage snapped it like a chicken neck in a tornado when the bars gave way to forces beyond my intellectual control while towing.
-looking for the relay connector at the moment, got the relay
-got all the fluids I need (for the motorcycle at least)
Once I determine that the engine will run, I will need rear shocks, stainless braided front brake lines, and about 713 other items, including tires.
Front brake lines from "BMW" sources seem to be astronomically high. Anyone had any luck using an off market hose manufacturer?
-master cylinder rebuild kit
-fuel line (duh)
-carb rebuild kits/floats(?)
-2 caliper rebuild kits(?) (dual disc breaks)
and if you plan on going naked (which you should ):
-front turn signal wiring harness
-the alloy turn signals (not the black plastic ones)
-headlight wiring harness
I'd hold off on the cosmetics until you get a good runner. Even after that, make it safe and street legal before dumping money into shining it up.
Let's see a pic of that hitch deal, too.
Sorry, I LOVE this stuff.
...I've got a trailer hitch too. What supports the hitch vertically? Or does it just reston Renegade's (there, I said it) mufflers? Mine has two stainless supports that connect to a Reynolds rack with a big trunk...which I don't always need, so I can only use the hitch with the trunk. Dang, Bubba, if it'd fit in the dog gone trunk, I wouldn't need to pull a trailer.
'71 R75/5 SWB
'06 KLR 650
Here's a pic of the way mine was. 2 straps twisted 90 degrees that bolts through another piece of strap that bolts onto the bag rack bolt. Hard to remember and I should have taken more pix. Hope that splains it Ricky.
Looks like a good place to install a Hillbilly ski hook.
I think they were going with the horse shoe look. bet that makes it harder to use it since it has to have a totally level area to sit on.
Probably not a good modification.
it also looks like the little flange is missing so deploying it is the pits, I know, its missing on mine and I have to reach down and push it with my hand, great way to get burned!