OK! Let’s switch gears for a bit. New Project!
Everytime I go on a ride with my pals Adam and Blaise, I always get my doors blown off (figure of speech, of course, since motorcycles do not have doors) because those guys are on fast bikes and I am on a 450 lb Earles forked behemoth powered by two arthritic hamsters with heart murmurs.
So here’s the plan: I had this R69S basket case motor just sitting around waiting for the end of the world to come. But instead of that, the plan is to rebuild the R69S motor — and maybe hot rod it a little bit — and stick it into the R60/2.
|Should look like this now. Remove the allen bolts which hold the timing cover. Use a plastic mallet to loosen the cover and remove it.|
|Rotate the assembly so that you can see the screw heads through the cam gear holes. Use an impact driver to loosen the screws for the cam bearing housing.|
|Bend back the locking tab and remove the 14 mm nut holding the aluminum gear. This is a REVERSE thread!|
|Use a screw driver to GENTLY pry the gear up enough so that you can get a bite on it with a gear puller.|
|This tool is a bit different than the BMW tool pictured in the factory manual. It has sections that fit on either side of the gear.|
|Snug down the collar.|
|Screw in the bolt and remove the gear. Put some muscle into it!|
|Once the gear is removed you can see the keyway.|
|Inspect the woodruff key for any damage. This one looks cherry.|
|Knock open the tool and remove the gear.|
|Time to remove the flywhee. Screw in Matra 534 tools. You’re supposed to use three and do every other bolt. I only have two of these and it works ok, although I recommend using three – it’s easier.|
|The clutch — removed.|
We will do some more of this project tomorrow!