Anybody know where those two ball bearings go....?
Thanks for the info Tim. I knew the spring didn't launch, so it could only be one place - the solvent bowl used to rinse the grease off. Used a bolt magnet to troll the sludge on the bottom and - low and behold - a little spring emerged!
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Yes, I used my favorite penetrating chain oil to lube the sleeve and shaft (PJ1 Black Label chain lube). I love this stuff - bought it for my only chain drive motorcycle (CBX-1000). It sprays on as a thin liquid which seeps into crannies - then gels up for a really sticky lube. Worked the shaft until all the gritty feel was gone and moved freely.Then packed the spring end with marine grease before screwing the cap on.
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While cleaning and installing the new fittings I dropped the control on the bench and bent a port fitting Have to ride back to PIRTECH and get another. DANG!!
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Once the new valve is on - tape it up and paint JD yellow.
Yep, I have some-timers and forget when I start to repeat my self.I remember you mentioned that when we were talking about the oil pan. I have a 1980 (2nd year of the four - 79-83). Found the bike buried in the back of a garage when looking at an 87 R80 BMW. I had only seen one other in person. The guy couldn't keep it running and I bought it on the spot.
Rebuilt the carb stack and refurbished the bike end to end. Almost completely original. Six carbs, double overhead cam with 24 valves. It takes a full day to set the valves and balance the carbs.
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It's a freak'n BEAST!
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Depending on how low the winter temperatures get in your locale, you may want to clean that grease out of there.Then packed the spring end with marine grease before screwing the cap on.