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Old 10-31-2012, 01:26 PM   #61
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That difficult left main bearing... help!

My left-hand side main bearing stayed on the crank when I split the cases and I'm having trouble finding a bearing separator/puller big enough (they all seem go up to 80mm max and the bearing is 90mm O/D).

I have thought of two possible solutions to getting the bearing off the crank...

1. I have some fairly heavy duty angle iron and an angle grinder so I could have a stab at making a bearing separator.

2. I thought if I fired a weld or two onto the bottom race that might put enough heat into expand the metal and the bearing would 'drop off'

Any thoughts, or proven ways of removing the bearing?





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Old 10-31-2012, 02:23 PM   #62
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #63
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Good idea Pete, done it How's your rebuild going?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #64
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #65
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Good idea Pete, done it How's your rebuild going?
Still waiting on my machinist, I've been eyeballing some used heads online but no luck so far, everyone seems to want them more than I do right now.

My scoot is back on the road though, better than nothing at all.


I do need to work on the XL's leaking forks and try cutting down the knobs on the front tire, it's alittle cupped.
Shakes my eyeballs at 85mph/136kmh

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:06 PM   #66
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My scoot is back on the road though, better than nothing at all.
You're not wrong there Pete. My 'forced' GS brake refurbishment is getting in the way of XL business at the moment, but the GS is, otherwise ready to go so it's first in the queue. I'm missing having a bike to ride ;-)

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... I'm having trouble finding a bearing separator/puller big enough (they all seem go up to 80mm max and the bearing is 90mm O/D)....
Now found one at a reasonable price... http://www.workshopping.co.uk/produc...5-105mm/PS988/
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #67
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #68
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...snip... My 'forced' GS brake refurbishment is getting in the way of XL business at the moment .../snip...
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I'm hoping to get back onto the XL soon though. I've just about replaced everything on the GS's front brake system.

Stay tuned
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Don't feel bad buddy, I'm wait on odds and ends till I can get mine back together.

I some how miss placed two jug washers and a dowel pin from the head and they haven't even shipped out yet, ordered last week , and have yet to start working on the seals and springs in the side cases yet.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #70
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Don't feel bad buddy, I'm wait on odds and ends till I can get mine back together.

I some how miss placed two jug washers and a dowel pin from the head and they haven't even shipped out yet, ordered last week , and have yet to start working on the seals and springs in the side cases yet.
I must have an awesome parts guy at my local Honda dealer. 98% of the time I order parts I get them in two working days.
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Thumb GS Update: Brakes done!

XL Update: I managed to score a NOS LHS airbox-to-carb hose off ebay. That might not seem much of a high point to many of you, but it's a key piece of the puzzle for me. They are a discontinued part and these XL bits (along with side panels, etc.) are uber-rare in the UK - this is the first I've seen for sale since I started looking months ago. While there are plenty of them in Germany or France, the postage really does bump up the end cost and I'm working on a budget here . I could have gone for separate cone filters but I'd rather get it running well as a stock bike before I start modifying it.

I've also just ordered the bearing puller for the crank bearing and put decals on the fuel tank - a pic of that will no doubt follow but I can't get into my garage right now as the doors are locked by ice .


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I must have an awesome parts guy at my local Honda dealer. 98% of the time I order parts I get them in two working days.
Sounds like you're getting a great service there.
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I must have an awesome parts guy at my local Honda dealer. 98% of the time I order parts I get them in two working days.
My next parts order is going to be from my local dealer so we shall see how they do.


How far are you from the ohio river? I'm just south of columbus.
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XL Update: I managed to score a NOS LHS airbox-to-carb hose off ebay. That might not seem much of a high point to many of you, but it's a key piece of the puzzle for me. They are a discontinued part and these XL bits (along with side panels, etc.) are uber-rare in the UK - this is the first I've seen for sale since I started looking months ago. While there are plenty of them in Germany or France, the postage really does bump up the end cost and I'm working on a budget here . I could have gone for separate cone filters but I'd rather get it running well as a stock bike before I start modifying it.

I've also just ordered the bearing puller for the crank bearing and put decals on the fuel tank - a pic of that will no doubt follow but I can't get into my garage right now as the doors are locked by ice .

I too just won some parts from ebay we didn't fight over anything did we?





Just got the top end back on last night, still need some bits for the left side cover and a stator though.


want to borrow my torch Jim?
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Talking Things are bearing up :-)

The bearing puller arrived this morning. I just had to try it out when I got home from work, you know how it is

All I can say is, there's nothing like the tool for the job!


going...


goi ... uh ...gone!



Next job? Tidy up the bench and put some tools away!

Then get some balancer shaft bearings and build the bottom end
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