what have you done to your "bike" today

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Commando77
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Commando77 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:03 am

Finally separated the frame from the engine.... Not easy solo withe the rear mount bosses fouling nearly everywhere and a part seized front stud(rg part) :(. Now debating if its worth splitting the cases as the mainshaft brg feel good with clutch off. Still it was always worse hot and since I've got this far...

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by MacV2 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:16 pm

Rode it...

Went over the Nam to see Vanhobble...

Still getting to kill a few flying bugs on the way home...
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by chromedome » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:18 pm

Fitted a 'new' starter motor. Having noticed my 'Storm was struggling to start, despite a new MOSFET R/R and a healthy battery, I took a peek under the rubber boot of the starter motor - oh dear! Thanks to the very helpful thread on this forum, I ordered a Blackbird starter from ebay for under £40 delivered, and she now starts first press of the button! VTRs aren't kind to starter motors!

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by freeridenick » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:09 pm

Started stripping it down for the frame swap.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by tony.mon » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:24 am

Fitted more Titanium bolts to the front caliper mounts, that's all of them now.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Wicky » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:42 pm

Cleaned my bike and slapped on winter coating of ACF-50

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Commando77 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 pm

Finally got he flywheel off and split the cases. Missed the bolt above the clutch inside the case :?
Pulled the gear clusters and confirmed the main shaft get is knackered....thought I was going mad when it felt ok. Cleaned in petrol and spun up it has masses of end play and a nasty little rough spot. 1st gear has a sloppy needle race....don't know if that's normal?
Mains look pretty good, little wear so I'm leaving them. Will check the rod brgs but expecting them to be ok. Will change those anyway.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by sirch345 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:36 pm

Commando77 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Finally got he flywheel off and split the cases. Missed the bolt above the clutch inside the case :?
Pulled the gear clusters and confirmed the main shaft get is knackered....thought I was going mad when it felt ok. Cleaned in petrol and spun up it has masses of end play and a nasty little rough spot. 1st gear has a sloppy needle race....don't know if that's normal?
Mains look pretty good, little wear so I'm leaving them. Will check the rod brgs but expecting them to be ok. Will change those anyway.
Good news on the main shaft bearing, at least it was as you thought all along, seen better days,

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by tony.mon » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:18 am

That little bolt got me, too, the first time I split one.
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by freeridenick » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Commando77 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Finally got he flywheel off and split the cases. Missed the bolt above the clutch inside the case :?
Pulled the gear clusters and confirmed the main shaft get is knackered....thought I was going mad when it felt ok. Cleaned in petrol and spun up it has masses of end play and a nasty little rough spot. 1st gear has a sloppy needle race....don't know if that's normal?
Mains look pretty good, little wear so I'm leaving them. Will check the rod brgs but expecting them to be ok. Will change those anyway.
The same bolt got me too.

Don't forget new rod bolts when you check the bearings. Use the old one to check and the replace with new.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by sirch345 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:39 pm

Commando77 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Finally got he flywheel off and split the cases. Missed the bolt above the clutch inside the case :?
Pulled the gear clusters and confirmed the main shaft get is knackered....thought I was going mad when it felt ok. Cleaned in petrol and spun up it has masses of end play and a nasty little rough spot. 1st gear has a sloppy needle race....don't know if that's normal?
Mains look pretty good, little wear so I'm leaving them. Will check the rod brgs but expecting them to be ok. Will change those anyway.
I'm guessing this bolt I've ringed in red is the little blighter :?: :)

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by freeridenick » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:42 pm

That one and the one behind it are the two reasons you can't split the cases without taking the heads off.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by sirch345 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:03 pm

freeridenick wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:42 pm
That one and the one behind it are the two reasons you can't split the cases without taking the heads off.
Handy to know, cheers Nick,

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by freeridenick » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:15 pm

sirch345 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:03 pm
freeridenick wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:42 pm
That one and the one behind it are the two reasons you can't split the cases without taking the heads off.
Handy to know, cheers Nick,

Chris.
The one on the inside will come out but the one on the outside won't, but then you can't torque them up.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Commando77 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:04 pm

I see what you mean but any of those bolts can be torqued with a ring spanner and a spring balance. I wonder what Honda did? The outside bolt you talk about undoes ok but stays in place. Are you saying it won't release the bottom end because it fouls on the head?

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