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Old 04-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #796
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Talking to EddieB while working on the bike > limited concentration > to scope creep > grumpy wife.

Padmei, need any lessons on barrel / piston removal?

I was supposed to be just replacing the leaky head gasket, but the base moved, & then it became apparent that the last person there had used a bit of silicon gasket in the o rings, barrel base & pushrod seals. The pushrod seals are fairly old looking in any event.

Looks like time for another parts order.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:14 AM   #797
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Can you see my mirthful face Nutso? (My wife just asked concernedly why I'm smiling into the laptop)

Ah I know the feeling so well. It's like reading a Wilber Smith in front of the fire with a pipe glowing & saying to oneself "I'll just read one more page... after this chapter..."

I too will be gracing the doorstep of Motobins online store later to order some head gaskets, o rings & gasket sealer.

I haven't yet been educated upon the source or product of 'silicon grease' that is so popular overseas. I struck a similar problem asking all my electrician friendies & wholesalers what "di-electric grease' was. All I got was raised eyebrows (from them - they didn't actually reach over & push mine up with their fingers - it's a figurative thing- kind of.




Been a long day
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:17 AM   #798
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I'd like to note that Padmei doesn't actually have a fire, it's a DVD of one playing on loop on the old 21" tv, the armchair is a My Little Pony beanbag and the pipe is off an R1...
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:11 AM   #799
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if he filled it up it would prolly be 60 bucks....can def feel the weight difference when the pd is full
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:16 AM   #800
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$94 to fill the tank from dead empty. I did a couple of $67 fills on the way round..
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:20 AM   #801
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Can you see my mirthful face Nutso? (My wife just asked concernedly why I'm smiling into the laptop)

Ah I know the feeling so well. It's like reading a Wilber Smith in front of the fire with a pipe glowing & saying to oneself "I'll just read one more page... after this chapter..."

I too will be gracing the doorstep of Motobins online store later to order some head gaskets, o rings & gasket sealer.

I haven't yet been educated upon the source or product of 'silicon grease' that is so popular overseas. I struck a similar problem asking all my electrician friendies & wholesalers what "di-electric grease' was. All I got was raised eyebrows (from them - they didn't actually reach over & push mine up with their fingers - it's a figurative thing- kind of.




Been a long day
Silicon / di-electric grease, hmmm wonder where to get that from?
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #802
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Silicon / di-electric grease, hmmm wonder where to get that from?
WHAT IS IT FRICKING CALLED OVER HERE???
IS THAT A CLEAR ENOUGH FRICKING QUESTION???


Don't make me use the 3 question marks again
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:35 AM   #803
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WHAT IS IT FRICKING CALLED OVER HERE???
IS THAT A CLEAR ENOUGH FRICKING QUESTION???


Don't make me use the 3 question marks again
The silicon grease is called "silicon grease", and the di-electric grease is called "di-electric grease" in Motueka.

Both CRC products. Got em on the shelf.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #804
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Thanks that's cleared that up. I wonder why I've never seen them mentioned in Kiwi threads?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #805
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Damn. Repco in town only had Di-electric grease in dinky little squeeze packets good enough for one connector for $2 or so last time I looked.

Must look again...

None of the electrical shops knew what I was talking about.

Must be my accent.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #806
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Damn. Repco in town only had Di-electric grease in dinky little squeeze packets good enough for one connector for $2 or so last time I looked. Must look again...None of the electrical shops knew what I was talking about. Must be my accent.
Repco packs have about four of the squeezy things in them, each holding enough to do about 1/2 of a bike's connectors. So sufficient.

I found that putting the grease on just ended up attracting dirt, rather than keeping corrosion at bay.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:36 AM   #807
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di-electric grease

try Pan pacific (electrical wholesaler) i'm sure they've got some possibly in toothpaste sized tubes.

nutso ,give me a ring, may have some bits that may assist engine assembly.

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #808
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Talking to EddieB while working on the bike > limited concentration > to scope creep > grumpy wife.

Padmei, need any lessons on barrel / piston removal?

I was supposed to be just replacing the leaky head gasket, but the base moved, & then it became apparent that the last person there had used a bit of silicon gasket in the o rings, barrel base & pushrod seals. The pushrod seals are fairly old looking in any event.

Looks like time for another parts order.

Are you taking lots of pics Nutso? I know you've been out there today.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:48 AM   #809
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Are you taking lots of pics Nutso? I know you've been out there today.
Nope, next weekend provided the parts arrive as expected. Appreciate Tony's offer, but can wait (funny how you are always itching for a ride when the bikes out of action).

May also do the camchain, which was reputed to have been done before I bought the bike (but if that's the case, then why am I getting that timing shimmy between jugs?).
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #810
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Nope, next weekend provided the parts arrive as expected. Appreciate Tony's offer, but can wait (funny how you are always itching for a ride when the bikes out of action).

May also do the camchain, which was reputed to have been done before I bought the bike (but if that's the case, then why am I getting that timing shimmy between jugs?).

More info needed re timing chain. I was wondering if mine was up for renewal. I should research checking it for wear I spose.
That's why I've got 2 bikes. Working on bikes is the biggest motivation for riding them I reckon.
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