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|07-09-2012 04:05 AM|
Besides, if it was just for the purposes of building the bike you could do that without ever having to go through TUV. Just finish building the bike, but don't register it in Germany. Then when it's time to come home you'll have it in one piece, rather than trying to remember where you put all the different parts 3 years later.
|07-07-2012 11:23 PM|
That is where I am at now in Fortuna....jd had to find the po po for us while riding today. (See the Hyw 36 thread.)
I know, slowly, meticulously placing each part back on her is therapy.
|07-07-2012 10:42 PM|
haha nice, you guys go on your ride yet?
Yes, but half the fun is talking my time and putting this bike together.....so impatient.
|07-07-2012 10:28 PM|
As a last resort, you could just send me the pieces and I could have the bike back together before you get back
|07-07-2012 08:45 PM|
Originally Posted by Tommysixgun View Post
|07-07-2012 08:43 PM|
i want to....if i can i absolutely will bring all of my bikes over there. The problem is Germany has some crazy regulations as far as vehicles go. I need to find out if i can even get my bike into Germany with out them freaking out. Right now the only bike i know will be ok is the triumph because its all stock. I've heard rumors about aftermarket exhausts being a no go (as far as getting it into country)....a good freind jsut went over there and they made him pull his tint off his Toyota 4runner.
If i can, i definitely will. Right now i'm headed out of country again for about 3 months and want to store the RC correctly since it has been sitting without doing the above said things. i'll have about 2 months to get everything straight and moved to Germany when i get back, so everything is starting to get tight. One more reason i have no time for the RC at the moment.
|07-06-2012 10:40 AM|
GTS455, just a thought I was having whilst riding my bike this afternoon...
Why don't you take your bike(s) with you to Germany?
It's not that hard to import to there and you can always re-import it to US easily (Since it's a US model anyway). That way we can benefit from seeing your project completed sooner...3 years+ is a long time to wait... you might even make another baby during that time... which could set you back even further!
|07-05-2012 11:59 PM|
As you know, I stored a VFR for 14 years or so. Engine is fine (Carbs were horribly gunked up even though they were drained). I learnt a bit from that experience and would probably do things quite differently today!
First thing I did before storing was change the oil for fresh - so there's no combustion acids in it.
I filled my barrels with WD40 at the time, but a decent light machine oil would have probably been better as it all drained to the sump..
So if using oil - when it comes to time to use it again, turn the engine over with the starter with fuel pump & ignition disconnected and the plugs out and that will get most of the oil out there (If it hasn't drained to the bottom of the engine meantime).
When you bring it back to life drain the sump's oil, fill with fresh and maybe do another oil change again soon after to get rid of any last remains of old oil.
As for the tank, I had put a full tank of fuel in with stabiliser - but not sealed the hose to the carbs (My mistake!). The tank was fine after 15 years, no rust at all inside but having learnt from experience I'd probably do it differently now...
Perhaps consider something like Acetone as a good enough rust preventative to fill the tank with, which won't leave any residue of it's own when evaporating & is cheap too!
I don't know if it'll be compatible with rubber seals - probably (But if in doubt, find another way to seal it). I used acetone to clean my carbs and rubber seals with no resulting problem on the VFR.
If there's any risk of moisture, cover the susceptible parts in waxoyl anti corrosive. It works perfectly. Also put a rag in your exhaust ends (Assuming it's fitted).
Taking the wheels off the ground is a good idea, but in my case even though there were no cracks in the rubber, I binned the old tyres and fitted new before I even sat on the bike.
Brake calipers can also need re-building after a long time being stored. Won't hurt to change the fluid before storage, as it's got a better chance of being able to absorb moisture in your absence.
|07-05-2012 11:26 PM|
|Tommysixgun||"Pickled" thats a new one for me doesn't sound like a bad idea. I think you should do it. I can't think of any bad side effects other then having to buy a bunch of oil. Oh and hey I wanted to tell you I Googled images for "Joey dunlop demon/vimoto replica" after looking at Duckhunters paint scheme thread, and your Avatar picture showed up in the search toward the bottom of the page. I thought that was kind of funny!|
|07-05-2012 11:21 PM|
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