The rusty work hoss.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:35 pm

I thought the headrace bearing were clanking but it turns out my front wheel bearing is!
I've had a front wheel bearing go - not nice when biffing along the motorway. Unfortunately they're not really protected from the elementsat all. Parts thread on this site lists them as 6005 2RS1/C3.
Forks have a misting of oil.
Again I've had the same and the friendly MOT man just gave me an advisory. And again the parts list thread gives the parts you'll need, see viewtopic.php?t=574&start=15
Front tread depth is 2.1mm/1.9mm
Friendly MOT man...
Rear brake light switch, still..
Can't help there as it's the one thing I haven't had trouble with :?

Nice tidy garage mind...

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:49 am

Nice tidy garage mind...

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Has to be tidy Andy it's so small! :(

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:56 pm

Has to be tidy Andy it's so small! :(
It looks to be the same size as mine in which I've got 2 bikes... one of which is a Ducati Darmah in mid restoration.
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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:14 am

Looks very clean, how long have you been at it?

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:59 pm

Well... initially bought him in the mid 80's, had a Brancato rebuild in the early 90's, for various reasons laid him up in the late 90s and what with time, inclination and cash started restoring him about 18 months ago.

Complete strip down but only the top end on the engine mind. Luckily it was garaged during that time and Brancato's build had anti-seized pretty much everything so it wasn't in a particularly bad way. Looks clean because the frame has just been wet painted & the barrels/head vapour blasted.

It's nice to dither about with mechanical bits & pieces with no time pressure so I haven't set myself a target date but late spring next year would be good.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:31 pm

Andy, you are shaming me! :oops:

I've had a 1975 Suzuki GT550 triple 2-stroke in pieces for far too long. All the engine work has been done at considerable expense but I've not yet found/made time to assemble it. Plenty of 4-stroke twins have come and a few gone in the time the GT has been waiting for it's turn. In case you haven't tried one, they are reasonably torquey but the main joy comes in the soundtrack! Fortunately, modern synthetic oil has banished the 2T smokescreen, though you'd still smell one in front.

Maybe we should have a joint completion date; your Darmah and my GT, also known as the Indy in the US. :thumbsup:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:22 pm

Maybe we should have a joint completion date; your Darmah and my GT
I must admit I'm trying my hardest not to put a completion date on it - that only puts more pressure on and that's when mistakes are made. As mentioned before the doing is the thing :D

Yeah, I was never a 2 stroke man but in my youth I always liked the GT's with the Ram Air being the visual attraction. Again, I waited until I had the desire to start the restoration, otherwise it just becomes a task and not a pleasure.

But spring next year would be good for me! :nod:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 pm

Tell you what Andy, since I turned the rubber cap on the coil around I've road in some real down pours the last week & it's not spluttered one bit! Touch wood anyway. :doh:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:32 am

some real down pours the last week
Splendid! I reckon I was in the same downpour. Sheesh, for the complete 40 mins commute it absolutely hammered it down & like you not a single misfire.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:09 pm

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:30 pm

Oh boy, you don't do things by halves! :shock:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:52 pm

At least I can say something In my life is excessively stiff.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by shebee » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:08 am

:shock: Eeek!
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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:56 am

Rs!!

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:52 pm

So yesterday evening started with 2 stuck bolts.. offending articles here. It was purely the head that was stuck as both bolts had anti seize on them. Rounded the allen bolts, then brayed a torx bit into them and that rounded.. trip to screwfix for £4 extrators which I thought would just snap and Presto.
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Breaker bar.. ish.
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Weird brain fart last night, totally confused by the headstock lift which I've had years, I just couldn't figure it so I jacked the bike up and let it down on top of it.
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Then I had to jack it up again to get the wheel out.
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Furry.
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Greasy.
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Tools of choice.
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The O rings baffled me on the centre bit, anyone got a name for it?
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Decided it was time to strip the rest for the headrace replacing, regretted that instantly. Snap snap snap!
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Won't be long until this wears through.. tester thought the whole hugger was sat on the wheel :lol:
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Had to WD40 the forks, corrosion is bad on those.
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Headlight
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The offending bent bar, I knew it wasn't right when it crushed my thumb on full lock but I never clicked!
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Top yoke off, equally as orange as everywhere.
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The next day (today) I fetched some new bearings that I picked up locally for £15.20.. which I thought wasn't cheap to be fair they're SKF. Then I realised the O rings must be there to help locate the axle locator bar thing? Maybe?
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Finished getting the yokes off.
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Weapons of choice to get the bottom race off it's seat.
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Made a mess of this shim but straightened it in the vice, I'm not sure if it's weather proofing or has a purpose but I rotated under the bearing freely before I bent it. There is also a washer under that?
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The races, can see why it was notchy there were some good burrs in there.
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How I've left it this evening.
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Ordered a Falco rear shock and linkage off eBay for £37. Brake light switch (goodridge) £19, need to order headrace bearings and possibly shock linkage bearings.. should be back on the road for under £100 though hopefully.. I don't know if I dare check the swingarm bearings while the back is in bits. 10 day free retest is 8 working days away tomorrow.

Took some effort to post.

Disclaimer; if your stupid enough to think that balancing a bike on wood looks easy and decide to have a go and crush yourself, because of this, please video it. I nearly dropped the bike doing this on my own and would not recommend it to anyone.. in fact I've got a hook ffrom an RSJ in my garage roof but left the lift at my dad's.

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