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Re: Lets get back to oilheads... throttle body question

Hi Karl,

How do you access the shaft and bushing?  Do you just pry off the silver 
cap and fill with grease (right side)?  Many thanks.

John Van Deren
Montpelier, VT

Karl Johnson wrote:

> Great pictures and instructions on how to make the water gauge. Thanks.
> I've have good luck with the TwinMax...
> http://members.macconnect.com/users/k/karl/bmwtwinmax.html
> It's probably a bit easier to take on an extended trip than a water  
> guage, although I suspect you could do a portable version with out a  
> mounting board.
> My '94 R1100RS too had the problem of one side, the right hand side,  
> needing less air from the bleed screw. It turned out to be a worn  
> throttle body shaft. Here's a good page (not mine) about the throttle  
> bodies and includes pictures of what a worn TB shaft looks like...
> http://www.largiader.com/tech/tb/
> I ended up replacing the TBs with used ones, but the page mentions  
> replacement shafts and plates are available from Bing. They provide a  
> chart with part numbers for the various models.
> I've read you can test it by covering the bushing with grease. I did  
> it and noticed an instant improvement. In fact, I used that as a  
> temporary fix until I was able to find the used TBs.
> Good luck with it.
> Karl
> On Sep 3, 2005, at 8:47 AM, Andrew Johnson wrote:
>> Here are some photos:
>> http://members.cox.net/hawk_gt/Manometer.jpg
>> http://www.pbase.com/lookoutranch/image/32658744
>> From this thread on advRider:
>> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91268
>> - Andrew
>> At 7:37 AM -0400 9/3/05, John Van Deren wrote: