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Iíd work backwards change the filter in the tank and check inside is ok before going the electric route.
Fuel tank has already been completely disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled with a new pump, filter, sock, and upper/lower supply lines. I did not check to make sure the float was free to move while disassembled though. I'm fairly confident that the float has either not been submerged in fuel or submerged in bad, turpentine-esque fuel for at least the past 2-3 years. As I've already got the cluster out of the '05 and just need to pull the right body panel off the '03 to plug into the relay box, I'm going to knock this out first. Draining all the fuel and pulling the pump won't be nearly as quick, and wont help diagnose the oil pressure light. But I will be pulling the tank sometime soon if the cluster lights test good tonight.
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With the '05's instrument cluster plugged into the '03, the low oil pressure light works perfectly. Light came on with ignition on, unplugged the wire to the sensor, light went out, grounded sensor wire, light came on. So it appears as though there is an issue in the wiring going to the sensor on the '05.

Unfortunately the fuel level was too high in the '03 for a definitive result on that light, but I did notice the quick flash of the low fuel light in the '05's cluster while plugged in to both the '03 and '05, so I know the LED itself is good. Very good chance the float is just stuck. If is doesn't free itself after a few tanks of fuel, I'll pull the tank to investigate further.

I read in an old thread that this wire can get damaged at the 2 wiring harness clips directly beneath the left cylinder head. But it sounded like it is more common that the sheathing and wire get worn and ground out, leaving the light always on, whereas I have the opposite problem.

I will do a continuity check on the wiring tonight. According to the wiring diagram, it looks like it is a straight shot from the oil pressure sensor connector to the cluster harness plug, and straight pass through to the back of the cluster. Now if the wire is broken somewhere within the harness, that's going to be a little bit more difficult to locate :/



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Well.... glad to say, the issue with the oil pressure light has been resolved. Unfortunately I also have to say it was 100% my fault. I forgot to zip tie the oil pressure wire to the side stand wiring. When I installed the starter, the wire must have snagged on the corner of the starter. First time I cranked her over, the wire got yanked by the starter gear and got ripped in half... :/





She's all back together now, and I put another 19 miles on her. I must have done something really, really right with this machine. It feels and runs better than any S I've ever thrown a leg over. Going to need to do some maintenance and adjustments on the '03 now to get her running equally good.
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Congrats on restoring this machine. Keeping them on the road is so much cooler than parting them out.
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Hi Dan - please check your pm
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Passed inspection and plated, she's road legal! Taking her out to Hermann this morning for a 200 mile shakedown ride.

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Jeez, after all that I'd think you would have taken that last picture in front of a BMW sign...
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Jeez, after all that I'd think you would have taken that last picture in front of a BMW sign...
Honda dealership is less than 3 miles from my house, and they do state inspections without needing an appointment.
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Put 248 miles on the bike this weekend, including a 171 mile run out to Hermann and back with my father yesterday morning. I still can't get over how good this bike is running, and how good it handles. I really expected it to feel no different than my 2003 BCR. Clearly the wheelbase is shorter due to the taller suspension setup on the '05. I am going to increase the rear shock length on the '03 to try to get it to handle as good as the '05. I guess it's a classic case of "you don't know, what you don't know." I've put 30k miles on my '03 and it has never felt as good as this '05 does. I think I am going to fit the updated throttle cables and redo the TB balance (as well as valve and rocker adjustments). If I can't get the '03 all dialed in before my big Colorado trip in 2.5 weeks, looks like I'll be taking the '05 instead!



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Looks really good.
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Found the reason the low fuel light isn't working.... another broken wire, but this time it's not my fault.



If anyone has a spare fuel pump plate in their garage, please pm me.
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Pulled a late night in the garage Friday night as I had a ride to Bixby planned with another St. Louis R11S rider (Ed) early Saturday morning. I was quite disappointed with the stock Brembo brake pads (in conjunction with the aging rubber lines). So I ordered up a set of Spiegler F&R lines, and threw in an extra pair of DP front pads I had lying around.



Got the AF-Xied installed (located it in the flat repair kit compartment), and set it to position 7 for initial testing. I pulled the SJ filter and fuel tank from the í03 and got them on the í05, as I really wanted a functional fuel gauge. I know I could just monitor fuel level based on the ODO, but considering I had only 250 miles on the bike and just added the AF-Xied, fuel mileage/range was a bit of an unknown at this point. Since the fuel tank has been coming off as often as it has, and Iím sure will be in the future... I installed a set of quick disconnects on the fuel lines. Went with the Jiffy-tite connectors this time, much happier with this design vs the QDís BBY sells.





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Met Ed in St. Clair and headed south to Potosi. Bikes were running superb, so we shot over to EminenceÖ and then just kept going. Ended up putting another 460 miles on the bike Saturday, so Iíve now got 743 test miles on her. I can definitely feel the AF-Xied learning/adapting the more miles I put on it. Initially it seemed to start a bit stronger, and throttle response was improved, but not too noticeable otherwise. After the first tank, the 4k-5k range was still flat as hell and generally she wasnít pulling quite as strong. But by the 400 mile mark, she seemed to really start to wake up, and run noticeably stronger, especially 4k+. Braking power with the Spieglers and DP pads is absolutely a night and day difference, the Brembo pads just donít have a good initial bite and require much more lever pressure to quickly scrub speed. While I still love the sound and weight savings of the Z-Tech Ti system Iíve got on the í03, Iím very happy with the sound the de-catted Laser system makes on the í05. It does still have the dB Killers installed, and I have yet to decide if I am going to be pulling them or not. I just donít like the idea of drilling holes through the tailpipes, and sheís already got a pretty good bark. If anyone has removed the dB Killers and doesnít mind sharing their opinion positive or negative, Iíd appreciate the feedback.





With how well the bike is running/handling, plus the excitement of finally having her back together, Iíve decided I am going to take the Ď05 to Colorado next week. While it would probably be the smarter choice to take the trusted í03 on the trip, it just needs too much work for how little time I have to prep for the trip. When I pulled the Ohlins out to measure and compare shock lengths, I noticed the front shock is leaking oil, and the rear has too light of a spring for my weight/riding style. So the Ohlins will be getting a new rear spring, front shock lengthened 10mm, and a rebuild this winter. Iím currently in the process of moving the system case mounts, MRA screen, and Throttlemeister over to the í05 in preparation for the 12 day trip. Long term plan is to set the í03 up for longer touring rides, and the í05 as a more local Ozark weapon.
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Put 5,112 miles on the bike in the past 30 days since I finished the rebuild. Rode the bike to Colorado and back over 12 days (4,208 mile trip). She performed beautifully!





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Lovely work ! A Very Interesting post.

Thx!

Could you tell me where to get the longer bar ends that you have, I cant seem to find a place that has the longer ones in stock.
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As a follow up how is the AF Xied? Was it worth the cost, how's the overall fuel mileage compared to the '03 ? Look like the Fabulous trip through Colorado. What hwy was that is it part of I-70 over the Rockies?


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This has been a great read. Cracking photos too.
You’ve done more miles in a month than I’ve done all year. Shame on me!
Can I ask if that is a Sargent seat?
No way could I do those miles on my standard seat. I’m okay for the first few hours, but over 3 and I am quite uncomfortable. Over 4 and I get off the bike looking like John Wayne with haemorrhoids!
I need to get something done about the seat as I have a few longer trips coming up.
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That is some serious shakedown mikes there dude blimey

Alfa iíve Never worked out where you are if itís the UK in the loft somewhere I do have an altered stock seat that you can borrow to give you some ideas.
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