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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2820 on: Monday, 19 August 2019, 03:10 am »
I did a few more bits on my 14 today, it's almost ready for the Alps again now.

Front wheel bearings replaced, they felt fine but were obviously about due.
Front brakes rebuilt, just a little bit of sludge in the calipers.
Redid the wiring to the fuel pump & sender under the tank. I'd replaced the multiplug years ago when the contacts when mouldy, but I'd only insulation taped it all up as that was all I had at the time & needed it for work. I've redone it neater with heat shrink now & fixed the broken earth lead to the sender.
The low pressure fuel pipe under the tank got replaced too as it's just started to fail.
Clutch fluid changed too.

Oh & I washed it!

Short test run tomorrow followed by an oil n flter change & she's ready.

To update this, I did a small* test run today to check it rode properly after all ther work. Feck me it's going quick again now, those bearings might have felt ok but they must have been dragging a bit. Add to that brakes that work & it's feeling like new again. Nearly 190miles without refueling too, it's got the first bar flashing & as I did a lot of back roads it's the best it's been on fuel for years. Handles a lot better again too which is nice.

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2821 on: Monday, 19 August 2019, 03:29 am »
Cleaned & lubed 2 chains, checked the throttle balances on the black, all fine. Checked the batterys & charging system on both. no problems there.
Put the Yoshi back on the blue & the Delkevic carbon back on the black.
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2822 on: Monday, 19 August 2019, 06:39 am »
Did 300+ km ride today.
After: wash, wax, blacked black parts :)

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2823 on: Monday, 19 August 2019, 04:41 pm »
Adjusted TB's and checked both TPS and STPS, all in spec, hopefully go for a rdie tonight as there is a local bike meet...weather permitting of course... :rolleyes: this country just needs a roof... :happy1:

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2824 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 05:04 am »
Oil n filter change & filled the Scotoiler, oh yeah n checked the tyre pressures. That's my 14 ready for europe, I just need to pack for me now.

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2825 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 05:29 am »
Failed to loosen the nut on the front sprocket... swinging on a 1/2" drive, 600mm breaker bar!
Going to borrow an impact wrench, and have another go...

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2826 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 05:44 am »
I bet some lovely chap has put red loctite on it
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2827 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 06:20 am »
I bet some lovely chap has put red loctite on it

Can't be too careful....

The nut came loose on mine when it still had the factory front sprocket.

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2828 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 07:37 am »
Dusty
As I found out when renewing my sprockets you WILL need an impact driver.
I enden up buying one from Screwfix.
It removed the sprocket bolt in 5 seconds !!

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2829 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 07:54 am »
Dusty
As I found out when renewing my sprockets you WILL need an impact driver.
I enden up buying one from Screwfix.
It removed the sprocket bolt in 5 seconds !!
Did you still have the chain on at that stage & lock up the rear brake? or did it just take it off without restraint of the sprocket?
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2830 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 03:22 pm »
My bike is on a ship somewhere near Hong Kong ATM.
But I have been planning on some changes when it comes home.

I'm thinking of shortening a pair of 85GSXR rear peg mounts I have floating around, so I can carry a pillion again.
You can see why the original ones don't fit.

 
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2831 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 04:50 pm »
With nothing to do on the 14's today I decided it was about time to start on the CL350.
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2832 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 05:50 pm »
Dusty
As I found out when renewing my sprockets you WILL need an impact driver.
I enden up buying one from Screwfix.
It removed the sprocket bolt in 5 seconds !!

I'm hoping to borrow an impact driver, if it works and I like it I will probably go buy one, what did you go for?

Not sure what make/model I'm going to borrow, but the owner says it can be a bit hit and miss, as in sometimes it won't shift car wheel nuts.
I'm guessing the other thing I could do to is lock the chain so I'm pushing against something solid rather than the squidgy cush drive, there's a You Tube vid by Delboys Garage that shows wrapping the chain around the wheel axle and poking a screwdriver through to lock it off.

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2833 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 06:50 pm »
Dusty
As I found out when renewing my sprockets you WILL need an impact driver.
I enden up buying one from Screwfix.
It removed the sprocket bolt in 5 seconds !!

I'm hoping to borrow an impact driver, if it works and I like it I will probably go buy one, what did you go for?

Not sure what make/model I'm going to borrow, but the owner says it can be a bit hit and miss, as in sometimes it won't shift car wheel nuts.
I'm guessing the other thing I could do to is lock the chain so I'm pushing against something solid rather than the squidgy cush drive, there's a You Tube vid by Delboys Garage that shows wrapping the chain around the wheel axle and poking a screwdriver through to lock it off.

You could also try jamming an old towel in-between the sprocket and the chain.
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #2834 on: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 08:02 pm »
Dusty, i have a couple of air powered impact guns, 1/2 inch rattle guns i call them. They both work really well. 5 yrs ago i bought 18v Ryobi gun. Today it still works perfectly, needs 4 amp battery.Mustve undone over 2000 wheel nuts with it, removes front sprocket nut easily. They say Chinese Ryobi is inferior to Milwaukee/Snap On, Not what ive found.

 

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