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Old 01-29-2012, 02:55 PM   #16
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I never new Jeff Goldblum was on ADV!

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Old 01-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #17
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #18
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Outside of the nose, the glasses and the other facial similarities, Frank looks NOTHING like Jeff Goldblum

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #19
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Do you still have the soft saddlebags from your early days? I'm looking to buy a set...
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #20
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Do you still have the soft saddlebags from your early days? I'm looking to buy a set...
I gave them away to a friend in need last year Pista.

Sorry. They'd be yours for shipping otherwise.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:17 PM   #21
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No problem. Not ready to commit to hard luggage quite yet but need to get a little more utility outta my ride.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:05 AM   #22
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So work began in earnest last night on the motor swap.
Here are a few pictures with comments.
Frank's shop. His ST1100 is on the Snapon lift. He was doing some post season maint., having recently returned from a trip to Alaska. He was going to install a new timing belt, but along the way discovered a tight valve and now has to get the shims needed to get them right
My SV is in the foreground, Frank working on the ST on the lift

the front of the shop. What's that hiding in the corner?

Why it's a classic Ducati that Frank is restoring

Gas tank off the SV

The ST1100

ST1100 top end

leftover Christmas Ale. Still tasty


So I was getting the SV ready to go up on the stand, stripping off everything, labeling wiring etc for reassembly. When I pulled my exhaust (never removed in 105,000 miles) both front exhaust bolt studs on the front cylinder snapped off. No problem says I...I am not gonna use this motor...I have a new motor going on....but then when I checked the motor I bought used from a member on a SV650 forum, UUUUGHHHHHH I saw that one of the front exhaust studs was snapped off on that motor too...and I never noticed it.

Applying some heat to the remaining stud

It won't budge. I have already searched trhe forum and found the best way to proceed is to heat the stud remains red hot with a oxy/acety torch and that should free it. Too bad we don't have that kind of torch, and propane aint cutting it.
Another method is to hit it with PB blaster a number of days in a row, some heat and a few hammer taps and then again try the stud remover or vice grips.
Other than that, cut flush, center punch and drill out with LH bits until ready for a helicoil.
Since Frank's ST will be on the stand now for at least another week, we will try the daily dose of PB Blaster, mild heat and in a week try again.
I am prepared for the helicoil outcome, so anything lesser will be an improvement.
I only wish that the previous owner would have told me the motor had a snapped header bolt. I may have passed on the motor and paid a bit more for one without this issue. I really should have noticed it before I paid him.
Anyways...my SV is ready to have the motor dropped out and the new motor will (hopefully) be ready for install soon
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #23
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Two years ago I replaced the head gasket on a GS1100E and I think 4 of the 8 exhaust bolts either broke or were broken when I got the bike. I tried every trick I had seen, and finally resorted to drilling and and heli-coiling.

Whatever you do, don't break a carbide drill bit off in the head while drilling. Don't ask me how I know.
Rumor has it is sucks to grind out a carbide drill bit with about 40 abrasive bits and a dremel.

I bought some stainless steel studs and put them in the head and used nuts on the exhaust flanges once I finally got it all heli-coiled. Figured it would be better for future removal.

All told I figured I had close to 30 hours of work into that debacle.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #24
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Two years ago I replaced the head gasket on a GS1100E and I think 4 of the 8 exhaust bolts either broke or were broken when I got the bike. I tried every trick I had seen, and finally resorted to drilling and and heli-coiling.

Whatever you do, don't break a carbide drill bit off in the head while drilling. Don't ask me how I know.
Rumor has it is sucks to grind out a carbide drill bit with about 40 abrasive bits and a dremel.

I bought some stainless steel studs and put them in the head and used nuts on the exhaust flanges once I finally got it all heli-coiled. Figured it would be better for future removal.

All told I figured I had close to 30 hours of work into that debacle.
thanks for the tips Hank! We're not sure exactly what we'll do, but I am resigned that we will have to most likely drill and helicoil. Since the lift won't be available for a while, we will try the daily dose of PB Blaster and a few hammer taps and see what happens in a week or so. Meanwhile I have ordered new bolts that will be used on the new bolts with antiseize to keep this from being an issue in the future.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #25
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It's very common to break exhaust studs off, I've dealt with it on automotive applications quite a few times. Sometimes you can work them out, but in the end I usually ended up center punching and CAREFULLY progressively drilling them out. If you do a good job drilling, the remains of the stud will fall out; worst case, you just helicoil.

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #26
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I really love how much you love this bike.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:49 PM   #27
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I really love how much you love this bike.
Thanks...I think
It's not like I wannait but it is worth the effort to bring back to full strength
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:04 PM   #28
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How much stud is sticking up?

Hammer it and heat it, repeat about 1000 times. Vice grip it loose. Just don't bust a tap off into it flush.

ANTI seize on the new ones. The problem is you won't be doing it again (maybe).
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #29
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How much stud is sticking up?

Hammer it and heat it, repeat about 1000 times. Vice grip it loose. Just don't bust a tap off into it flush.

ANTI seize on the new ones. The problem is you won't be doing it again (maybe).
scroll up a few posts. There's a picture
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #30
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Hey everyone, This is a great excuse to buy a new tool.
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