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by andybaggies
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Raptor 650
Topic: Rear wheel bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Rear wheel bearings

Ah; another thing learned today is that it DOES matter which way you put in the long spacer between the bearings! :oops: Yep, been there done that. Not sure the if the 1000 is the exactly the same but yes the orientation of the long is critical. I'll get there eventually, though may find it hard to...
by andybaggies
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Nearly there.... scrambled
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Nearly there.... scrambled

Ohlins at the front?
by andybaggies
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 133
Views: 11450

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Coming along nicely - plenty of copper slip & ACF50 bought?

I used a set of those renthal grips and they wear well if a little 'hard' on the hands. I only realised this when I replaced them with some Dominos.
by andybaggies
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 133
Views: 11450

Re: The rusty work hoss.

on this photo where the exhaust bolts up to the head, chunk of aluminium missing? is that right? Where the gasket sits or has it been shedding its own weight? Yep, there is a chuck of aluminium missing :o But I reckon there is sufficient left for it to be OK :nod: Be careful when buying the compres...
by andybaggies
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: End of an era ...
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: End of an era ...

I discovered the dealer had a pre registered black 1100
Loverly jubbly :D Eee I can see why you're reet excited now. You can't beat cubes. :ride:

BTW is it sporting Ohlins ?
by andybaggies
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 133
Views: 11450

Re: The rusty work hoss.

How do you find this stuff andy? Do you have a catalogue of italian bik shops? :D I've used this place before, for a replacement oil cooler, so I know they have broken Raptors about the place. They can't be the most in demand parts & 25 euros strikes me as a bit of a bargain. They may well have oth...
by andybaggies
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 133
Views: 11450

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Hurrah - some progress at least. Onwards & upwards. Most importantly, the castle nut.. but it is seized onto the thread,i am not sure if that matters? Can i just bung it back in as is or does it need to go on after the threaded part? You can just bung it back in but you're gonna loose any ability to...
by andybaggies
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 133
Views: 11450

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Rs, seized stuff is a right royal 'kin pain. I've always used Plusgas for seized stuff and ACF 50 is surprising good with the rusted stuff. All require patience mind, application & tap, tap, tap and leave (overnight). Daily repeat until the weekend and try after heat. Repeat for the next week. The f...
by andybaggies
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000

Yep, those are the ones I've just fitted over Christmas. Sprockets are a bit plain (steel) compared to the fancy aluminium Renthals I've normally used but the chain is at least from a big name manufacturer. The free chain tool is a little fiddly but worked reasonably well. We'll have to wait for a r...
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000

I was doing exactly this +1st gear, but the 10 year old 18v Snap on gun appears to be past its best. :yawn:
Ah, Lidl middle aisle mains gun for me. Nice bit a torque and for the few times I need one it'salways been just the job.

Just don't use it on the footrest hanger hex bolts though... don't ask
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 133
Views: 11450

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Top Man!!! :thumbsup:

Candy green sounds lush - still not sure of white wheels mind....

Andy B
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: V-Raptor and Xtra
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: Clutch adjustment

Ooo-er - I though mine was bad!! BTW the seal is an easy if finicky replacement and pretty cheap. If you do it you'd be best to replace the large retaining plate that goes around the output shaft as well. From what I remember you have to remove the alternator cover as well. I'm must admit I'm the ro...
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000

Normal thread - when I've done mine I wrap a crowbar in a towel pass it through the rear wheel and lock it with the spokes/swingarm.

Quick brapp with the rattle gun and off it comes.
by andybaggies
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Happy New Year!

Very nice - eee I bet you're all excited Tommy. Not long to wait now :mrgreen:

And if the valve arrangement is the same as on my old bevel then you better get a 0.0 feeler gauge for adjusting the closing clearances....

Andy B
by andybaggies
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 133
Views: 11450

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Also, that i have been drooling over this all December/January.
Good lord!! My first thought was, sheesh someone's been busy in the garage over Christmas :o

Tis' very nice indeed & love the gold frame