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Me No Ticky-Tocky either . . . . . . .

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Steve T, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    A few too many other things taking priority at the mo Steve but then if it's cheap enough.....

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  2. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    And you're asking us?

    Which is dafter - buying the bike or asking us whether you should? ;)
     
  3. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Hee hee, well lets wait and see eh

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  4. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Apologies Lutin - I started the strip down and inspection weekend before last - the day before I headed south for a week for yet another family farewell - and I got stuck in without thought for taking photo's.

    All panels execpt for the nose cone removed, choke cables and carbs checked over - all good. Having drained the tank and given the inside a check over as best I could, I popped fresh fuel and loads of Redex into the tank in an attempt to de-gunge the carbs (if they need it - the bike runs fine). Cleaned out the airbox before re-assembling - new air filter on order :thumbsup:

    New plugs fitted - the removed plugs looked like the originals - Denso's!

    With the tank off, all accesable connectors opened up and given a light coating of corrosion inhibiting grease, even though no corrosion has been found as yet :D.

    Rear brake caliper cleaned and checked over - in excellent condition, as are the original pads amazingly! Have ordered replacement brake lines. Once they arrive it'll be off with the old and on with the new.

    Rear wheel bearings checked & given some new grease. The old tyre will be removed sometime soon to allow me to check out the rim conditon on the inside o_O

    Next up is the removal of the swingarm, for bearing inspection - all seems fine before strip down, so hopefully no suprises waiting for me there. The swing arm itself doesn't look like it needs painting, so thats a bonus :D. The exhaust will be coming off before the swingarm - it does need some work on its paint.

    Maybe get the camera out for the back end strip down, just to add some colour to this write up :rolleyes:

    Steve T

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  5. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Looks like you bagged a good 'un Steve.

    Just a note about the swingarm. I removed mine when I changed the shock (a good while back now) and found the roller bearing as rusty as feck. Since I'm the second owner and I got the bike at about two years old, I was surprised that the bearing was as bad as it was. On further inspection, one of the seals was damaged - which must have happened when the bike was built. Still it was an easy fix - but I'm glad that I took the opportunity to check.
     
  6. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Every 650 swingarm that I've removed the swingarm on, has had a rusty (unsealed) bearing best replace with a proper sealed version, it never seems to make a difference to the bike mind. Fortunately the needle bearing doesn't suffer the same fate.
    The 600 has a slightly different set up with loose seal caps that fall off as you try to locate the swingarm as I recall....but they seem to do a better job at keeping moisture out.

    Keep up the good work Steve

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  7. Lutin

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    I should have been clearer - I found the two ball bearings to be fine but it was the needle roller bearing that was shot. Maybe mine was a one off?
     
  8. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Must be luck of the draw

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  9. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Here are a couple of photos from the garage

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    10k miles of crud over 20 years!!!!!:eek:

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    Nice clean inside of the rear rim = BONUS
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    Chain cleaned of umpteen years of sticky chain lube. At least the stuff kept most of the rust at bay :D

    Steve T

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