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Old 11-21-2010, 11:11 AM   #181
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:22 AM   #182
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They're no good on the DR rear as it can't get past the safety bead.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #183
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U-joint wear

The symptoms were a vibration from the driveshaft at full throttle.

I've now pulled the driveshaft, and the top U-joint is starting to feel wear.

Turning the u-joint to the extent of its travel one way & slowly rotating across to the opposite side you can feel resistance, then a portion where the u-joint moves somewhat more freely then resistance. I assume the freer movement is where the u-joint most frequently rotates. There is no discernable play, nor any roughness in the bearings.

I'm going to talk to Mike Dobson tommorrow re the possibility of repair / replacement, and how long he thinks I can run this driveshaft 'as is' (I assume that i'll take 2 or so weeks to get a replacement here - but I want to ride it in the interim).

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The lies we tell our wives so we can buy the toys we want. What a load of bollocks. Anyway the 'lets do something exciting' gene disappears from the average female mind the moment the first offspring arrives. Bike looks really good though - except for the seat
No, she's been hanging out for me to complete it. Katherine's almost old enough to leave 'home alone', so we're keen to get out together again. She travelled 3 yrs round Europe & the UK with me 20 yrs ago. We've been talking about travelling again, & this will be the bike that we do it on.


On another topic, Fran I'd imagine that your 'snow shovel' would also require a FBH, so likely not a tool to carry on the trail then....
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #184
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I'm going to talk to Mike Dobson tommorrow re the possibility of repair / replacement, and how long he thinks I can run this driveshaft 'as is' (I assume that i'll take 2 or so weeks to get a replacement here - but I want to ride it in the interim).
Let me know if you decide on an aftermarket option - I need to do mine as preventative maintenance and would split shipping with you.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:15 PM   #185
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Tie the lever in against the grip as much as you can and leave it overnight. The next morning you will have all the pressure you need.
Not recommended. All this does is cause any air in the system to dissolve into the fluid. The air WILL separate out again, leaving you with spongy brakes (probably at a time when you really, really NEED good brakes.)
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:40 PM   #186
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Not recommended. All this does is cause any air in the system to dissolve into the fluid. The air WILL separate out again, leaving you with spongy brakes (probably at a time when you really, really NEED good brakes.)
i thought it made the air rise to the reservior & release there. I did it when I did my brakes & was ok however the levers do need feathering now & then when riding along without using them for a while as they feel spongy.
On a knarly ride the brakes work best when being used all the time.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:54 PM   #187
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I thought it made the air rise to the reservoir & release there.
I guess to an extent. But I think that this solution masks (rather than fixes) the situation. The air is generally in the caliper, not the lines near the mastercylinder. I tend to agree with Old Kiwi#99. The air doesn't disappear.

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However the levers do need feathering now & then when riding along without using them for a while as they feel spongy.
On a knarly ride the brakes work best when being used all the time.
That would imply that you are getting air into the lines from somewhere. Not good.

BTW, not being competitive or anything, but I've finally exceeded your threads hit count....
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:32 AM   #188
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I'm getting itchy feet to have lunch here



So hurry up and get that thing done....
quite keen to get back there my self.....
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steve.. thats a beastly tank mate.........you looking to ride the length of nz in one go.......

have to come down to wellys and catch up one sunday....

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:35 AM   #189
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LOOKING GOOD!

re; the indicators, just get a cheap flasher unit for the 10w bulbs. cheap and piece of piss. i think it'll plug strait in but i'd better check that first. Heaps better than trying to F A with resistors.....
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:11 AM   #190
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LOOKING GOOD! Re: the indicators, just get a cheap flasher unit for the 10w bulbs. cheap and piece of piss. I think it'll plug strait in but I'd better check that first. Heaps better than trying to F A with resistors.....
The flasher is the 'K' bike unit. The resistor thing is mainly cause thats a $2.00 spend rather than $80+. I look on the FAF'ing as a $78 investment.. Not that I'm likely to get that sorted yet anyway. Who care's if the blinkers flash too fast???

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Quite keen to get back there my self.....
Mark S & I were thinking about doing the 42nd / Fishers/Old Whanga this w/e....But I need confidence that the driveshaft will make it...If not we'll defer 2 weeks...

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Nothing to report just trying to beat Steve's thread hit count. Man I'm pathetic...
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:24 PM   #191
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On another topic, Fran I'd imagine that your 'snow shovel' would also require a FBH, so likely not a tool to carry on the trail then....
Or a rock/branch etc...
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #192
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42nd / Fishers / Old Whanga Rd

So talked with Mike at Motorad this am, & he's confident the driveshaft is okay to go back in the bike. The downside is I haven't identified where the vibration is coming from.

The ride this weekend with Mark S is all go.

We're intending to meet at the Waikanae coffee cart at 8.00 Saturday (27th Nov). Ride to meet Bart at Shannon or Ashhurst (he's just going for a day trip), perhaps take in Takapari Rd, backroads to Taihape, ride the station before Gentle Annie etc. .

Then Mark S & I will do 42nd Traverse & we'll stay in Taumaranui, & we'll use that as a base to do Fishers & Old Whanga Rd & a few other worthy road / tracks. Home Monday.

Basically make it up as we go along.

Let me know if you want to come along.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:48 PM   #193
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How do I convince Penny that we need to take the bike to her brother's 21st in the King Country this weekend?
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:53 PM   #194
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How do I convince Penny that we need to take the bike to her brother's 21st in the King Country this weekend?
If you can't convince her that it's a nice weekend for a ride, you could always borrow my trailer.... ...

Or better - tell her you'll meet her there!
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:54 AM   #195
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Enjoying the thread and the banter but your tyre beading problems has prompted me a little... try a 50/50 mix of Sunlight (or other) dishwash liquid and water brushed onto the tyre/rim. It will not hurt the "rubber" and when it dries out... well let us say that there shouldn't be any inadvertent tyre rotation problems When it comes time to remove the tyre, I have never had any problems once the bead is broken and brushing on some more "bead lube" will aid removal too. Cheap and cheerful R us

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