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    Camille's big rebuild

    Well today i've started the strip down on Camille So far the tank and rear bodywork are off, the bevel box is off and i'm trying to fathom how the swingarm comes apart. It looks like the job may be a big un but i'm sure when its done she'll look splendid. I'll try to get some photos on later so you can see where i'm upto
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    Photos photos photos!

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    a few photos

    here you go.
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    some pics of how she should look

    from what i can see is there are different versions of the 84 bike, so here are a selection.
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    bugger......

    and again.... This is what i want to return her too. just need a tank and water tank now
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    Quote Originally Posted by sycomoto View Post
    i'm trying to fathom how the swingarm comes apart.
    Is that because you've not removed one before or because this one is somehow different?

    I think that you've made life more difficult for yourself by removing the rear wheel and FD before undoing the gearbox output-flange to shaft UJ bolts (I'm only saying that as it looks as though the gaiter is undisturbed. My apologies in advance if that isn't the case).

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    you may be right

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    Is that because you've not removed one before or because this one is somehow different?

    I think that you've made life more difficult for yourself by removing the rear wheel and FD before undoing the gearbox output-flange to shaft UJ bolts (I'm only saying that as it looks as though the gaiter is undisturbed. My apologies in advance if that isn't the case).
    i've sussed it now. i think its the standard type arrangment where its pins that lock the swinger in place. now i've just got to undo the shaft
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    You can take the shaft out if you have a large vice and a bearing splitter (or a plate with a few holes in it). But it's probably easier to take it to a BMW dealer. Pidcocks chearged me £10 the last time they did one for me.

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    ah.....

    doesn't just pull out then i guess a drive over to birmingham to clarks is in the offing then...
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    You are going to need a grown up to help you with that I reckon
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    swing arm is out and

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Farmer View Post
    You can take the shaft out if you have a large vice and a bearing splitter (or a plate with a few holes in it). But it's probably easier to take it to a BMW dealer. Pidcocks chearged me £10 the last time they did one for me.
    it looks like the shaft is easy to remove. Its fitted with the special hpn jobbie so all i need to do is grip it from the gearbox end and remove the 17mm nut at the other end and hey presto out it will come. it has none of the preload spring arrangment of the original.
    next step is to remove the engine, can this be done with the gearbox in situe.
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    Si, get a manual, It will save you lots of time even though camile is different most of the way it is put together will be the same.

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    today i shall be mostly

    removing the electrics, gearbox and engine. the frame will be off for stripping and powdercoating next week and the forks will be sent to a friend in crewe for a full rebuild next weekend. I'm going to give the engine and box the bicarb treatment to see if we can bring it all back like new so you never know she may be ready for a big unvailing at the wee-kend
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    well she's just a bunch of bits now

    been busy today, got the gearbox out this morning then engine out (not easy on yer own) then it was just a case of stripping bits off the frame, forks and yokes out and bobs yer uncle Ican now start delivering bits about the country for removation
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    Absolute bitch of a job to get the engine out on your own with the starter motor, timing cover and cylinders all in place. I'm impressed. I bet your back aching now

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