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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:12 pm

1985 ON MECHANICAL EPISODE 09 SWING ARM BEARING REPLACEMENT, REAR WHEEL AND BRAKES

https://youtu.be/rkmZ6XH9nKY

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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:16 am


Episode #10
Siebenrock Power Kit Installation, Exhaust & Much More

https://youtu.be/NgK3WA_2TI8

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Re: YouTube

Postby Roy Gavin » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:08 pm

Another comedy spoof, you should really check these things before you post them.

Among the things the factory manual does differently is the procedure for tightening the big end bolts, gaping the piston rings, putting O rings on the studs as well as on the bottom of the barrel, using 3 Bond at the barrel base and on the push rod tube rubbers, putting nuts on the short studs on the barrel as well as the long through studs, torquing the six studs in stages to nearer 25 ft/lbs not 25 nm.
The valve recesses in the pistons are also machined to a sharp edge, normal procedure is to put a small radius on the sharp edges.
We saw a little of the crank as the rod cap was fitted, and it looked horrible.
All torque values are given as clean and dry, so the threads on the rods and rod bolts and studs and nuts should be solvent cleaned before torquing.
Gave up at that point, but you get the gist, like his other vids a few departures from the book or normal workshop procedure.
Actually, I should have checked in the big end bolts are tightened dry or oiled, but he did neither, so either way he didn't post the correct picture.
Most engine builders like to weigh the rod and piston assemblies and selectively assemble them to as near as possible the same weight, side to side, even removing a little material if necessary, standard procedure in most shops but no mention here.
And I have fitted a few sets of these Wossner pistons and they did need the rings gapped and weight balanced - rings only come in one size but bores are graded.

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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:15 pm

FFS,

Do you really have nothing better to do than pounce on each video and then tell everyone why it is wrong, I could understand it if he was saying put sand in your engine oil , but this is just different methods of doing the same job.

If you can do such a better job step up and make some videos, I'm sure someone might be interested or as previously suggested contact William and tell him where he is going wrong.
I'm sure that he would be really interested in your opinion.

Otherwise please just let us enjoy them.

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Re: YouTube

Postby Roy Gavin » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:57 am

Mark , they are just rubbish, and it is schoolboy stuff, it shouldn't need me to tell you that.
And what enjoyment is there in watching an imbecile assemble a motor with an error at every step, unless you are looking for a laugh.
I did find them laughable, but than is not the same!

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Re: YouTube

Postby windmill john » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:42 am

Roy, nowhere in the video does he say “Follow me to the letter, what I say MUST be done”. They are clear informative videos. I think they give confidence to someone who hasn’t tackled certain jobs to give it a go. Now yes personally, I like info from two to three sources before I do a job, but his videos are clear, well lit, great voice to give one confidence, never out of focus, broken into chunks.

I see them as another useful source of info and that is something that cannot be criticised in this world of indifferent dealers.


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Re: YouTube

Postby Roy Gavin » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:29 am

It is actually a spoof video, I was just warning those that might take it seriously.
Hard to believe , but looks like we have at least two who do!

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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:05 am

https://youtu.be/BzH7qXPGIEI

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Re: YouTube

Postby John Marshall » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:20 pm

I have enjoyed watching them and picked up some useful tips but agree that some info is not what I am given to believe.Mind you I have never needed to rebuild a bottom end on a BMW yet.
The cylinder torque should have been more like 34 Nm, or 25Ft Lbs in old money. Guess the best thing would be to flag that up to them?
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Re: YouTube

Postby SteveD » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:46 pm

Like most things sometimes a cross reference is useful. I've recently disassembled a R100RS motor and the Brook Beams video series was sensational help.
A different style again..Brook's Airhead Garage.
. https://youtu.be/B_HG0v_OKhI
Cheers, Steve.
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Re: YouTube

Postby Roy Gavin » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:45 am

Brooks Garage is a bit better, but there is actually a 3mm thick sleeve which fits over the two half's of the sprocket removal tool to keep it together while you pull the sprocket off!

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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:08 pm

Especially for Roy !


EPISODE 11 - CARB SYNC, TIMING, VALVE ADJUSTMENT & 1ST SERVICE

https://youtu.be/8H7PV2_CN-o


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Re: YouTube

Postby Roy Gavin » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:43 am

Too busy, spring here and our prime riding season.
Wet just lifted after 6 days/6 inches of rain swirled in off the Southern Ocean.
So a early start tomorrow, tire depot at 8am for a set of Anekee Adventures on the Himalayan then a 300 km trip down to Cape Jarvis to run them in.
Anyway those who know SFA about bikes will swoon and go weak at the knees at these vids , and those who know better mostly have the sense to keep their mouth shut.
Except for me, of course, but I do feel I have a duty of care not to let unmitigated crap go unquestioned, even if I cope a bit.
Never bothered me much anyway as I seem to manage to upset some folk just by walking into the room, and I am big enough and rough enough -------------!

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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:47 pm

Not too busy to spout off a load of stuff non relevant to the thread and even include a local weather report !

Cheers, it's good to know we have some all knowing figure watching over us little people and protecting us from ourselves, I don't know how I got to my advanced years by myself.

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Re: YouTube

Postby windmill john » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:21 pm

With the exception of not warming up before a carb balance, let’s not talk about the rebuilt engine, the videos are clear and enjoyable.

Regarding SFA....

I’ve commuted by motorcycle for many years.
I’ve toured overseas by bike many times.
I’ve been overseas riding dirt bikes for days at a time.
My first riding experience was in the desert on dirt bikes.
I’ve fully stripped engines.
Replaced wet and dry clutches, forks, etc. Changed my own tyres.
Removed sheared bolts, some basic arc welding.

No you’re right... I know bugger all about bikes....
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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:44 pm

If anyone is interested the bike in this series is up for sale, the auction ends tonight.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1986- ... monolever/


https://youtu.be/wJLWcGVp2Zg


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Re: YouTube

Postby John Marshall » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:20 pm

So thats up to about £6700. Would not complain if it was in my garage. Apart from being in the way that is.
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Re: YouTube

Postby Mark Esposito » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:18 pm

It went for US19,250 or £13,920

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