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.
Breaker bar.. ish.
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.
Then I had to jack it up again to get the wheel out.
Tools of choice.
The O rings baffled me on the centre bit, anyone got a name for it?
Decided it was time to strip the rest for the headrace replacing, regretted that instantly. Snap snap snap!
Won't be long until this wears through.. tester thought the whole hugger was sat on the wheel
Had to WD40 the forks, corrosion is bad on those.
The offending bent bar, I knew it wasn't right when it crushed my thumb on full lock but I never clicked!
Top yoke off, equally as orange as everywhere.
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?
Finished getting the yokes off.
Weapons of choice to get the bottom race off it's seat.
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?
The races, can see why it was notchy there were some good burrs in there.
How I've left it this evening.
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.