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Old 04-15-2014, 09:15 AM   #13351
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Wild eh? That's what it looked like when I bought it. A lot of bikes out there
that have probably never seen a mud puddle. Germany is a good place to shop.

Aside from the spline wear that has been mentioned you may also want to check the output shaft for radial wear once the front spocket is off by moving the shaft up and down.

Don't spose there's anyway to tell if I'm at risk from a dodgy shaft without taking off the chain? I checked the chain and it seemed loose to me but, honestly, without a frame of reference, I'm kinda lost. How loose is too loose?

I wonder if it's possible to do shaftie conversion ;p
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:53 AM   #13352
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Don't spose there's anyway to tell if I'm at risk from a dodgy shaft without taking off the chain? I checked the chain and it seemed loose to me but, honestly, without a frame of reference, I'm kinda lost. How loose is too loose?

I wonder if it's possible to do shaftie conversion ;p
Don't get all worried just yet as it's probably fine. In the pic you can clearly see the output shaft bearing with the seal removed for clarity. The only proper way to check it is to remove the rear wheel and slacken the chain right off and remove the front sprocket.

Honda will tell you 35mm-45mm for chain slack which is way too tight. Common knowledge here is more like 70mm. Also adjust it accordingly if your carrying a passenger or heavy gear long distance.




In order to replace a worn output shaft bearing or shaft you have to do this.


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Old 04-15-2014, 10:57 AM   #13353
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Don't get all worried just yet as it's probably fine. In the pic you can clearly see the output shaft bearing with the seal removed for clarity. The only proper way to check it is to remove the rear wheel and slacken the chain right off and remove the front sprocket.

Honda will tell you 35mm-45mm for chain slack which is way too tight. Common knowledge here is more like 70mm. Also adjust it accordingly if your carrying a passenger or heavy gear long distance.


***pic snip***

In order to replace a worn output shaft bearing or shaft you have to do this.

***pic snip***

Thanks for posting those :) Things are, gradually, becoming clearer :)

Meanwhile, hopefully, I pick up my AT (is it way too uncool to call it an @?) tomorrow.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:06 PM   #13354
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Meanwhile, hopefully, I pick up my AT (is it way too uncool to call it an @?) tomorrow.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:41 PM   #13355
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:47 PM   #13356
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:29 PM   #13357
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What do people recommend for holding a side cover gasket in place and providing proper sealing after the covers need to be back on?

I have it in my head that someone recommended some kind of Honda sealant or paste... but I may be wrong...
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:39 PM   #13358
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I just wipe a new gasket with fresh clean oil and tighten up
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:06 PM   #13359
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The RD04 Honda Service Manual (Dec 1989) states:

Right and left crankcase mating surface - use Liquid Sealer.
Example: Three Bond #1207B manufactured by 3M. Co, LTD.


IMO if you feel you want to use sealer then any decent brand will suffice
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:11 PM   #13360
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On my old bsas I use blue hylomar , still leak :-) the Hondas never do :-)
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:58 PM   #13361
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This is an aftermarket gasket (Italian- from Wemoto), so perhaps it could use the extra help to seal. Also the old gasket has left lots of residue and bits and pieces of itself. No way I'm scraping the stuff off for fear of damaging the mating surface. Rubbing alcohol?
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:27 AM   #13362
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This is an aftermarket gasket (Italian- from Wemoto), so perhaps it could use the extra help to seal. Also the old gasket has left lots of residue and bits and pieces of itself. No way I'm scraping the stuff off for fear of damaging the mating surface. Rubbing alcohol?
You risk having an oil leak should you leave that old gasket residue on. Isopropyl alcohol will soften it up and then find yourself a sharp sturdy plastic scraper (no metal) and some elbow grease. You could also shop for some "Gasket Remover" in an aerosol can at your local auto supply. Yeah it's a pain.

What's this Itilian gasket you speak of? I thought they were all paper.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:02 AM   #13363
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