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Old 10-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #301
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I got a lot done today, but I also messed up and have to redo some tomorrow
got the clutch basket bolt tightened up, but had to figure out a way to get to the right torque, The torque wrench only went up to 80, and I had to go up to 129 for the crankshaft bolt and up to 96 for the basket bolt. So basically I set the torque for lower and measure and drew each 10 lbs increment above the head of the bolt, or nut. then I just multiplied each increment and drew it on each nut/bolt, then I tightened the nut until I hit the mark.
Not sure if that was the correct thing to do, but I didn't snap anything, it might be a tad looser than it should be, but I think I am very close!

Then I cleaned each friction plate, they were coated in black grit, part of the friction plates. I am ring to have to buy new ones!
then I closed her up installed water pump and gasket and closed it up, and then the oil filter and cover. Well, this is where I messed up, in my excitement I forgot to put the o-ring for the oil chamber inside the cover. Grrrrr
I also got the top end done, cam chain lined up etc.
Got to swing by O'Reilleys to pickup some ATV silicone for the rubber gasket so I can close her up. Got the starter back on etc.


She is starting to look like her old self again, a lot cleaner and hopefully better too
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:00 AM   #302
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Be carefull using gasket forming compounds on moto engines.Go very thin.I have tore down blown engines to find the oil passages and oil pan full of silicone.It will cause a clutch to burn up in short order,if it reaches it before blowing the engine.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #303
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Be carefull using gasket forming compounds on moto engines.Go very thin.I have tore down blown engines to find the oil passages and oil pan full of silicone.It will cause a clutch to burn up in short order,if it reaches it before blowing the engine.
Yes I will!, Jim never even puts silicone there, but I figured a little tiny bit will be okay.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #304
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Good on ya for fixing your own engine. Good luck and safe roads.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #305
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Holy shit! I can just imagine a bunch of wild apes in the back of the shop swinging hammers and beating metal parts together.

A newly installed bearing should feel perfect. Grit in a new bearing means something has been done wrong.

I wish you had not left that shop until they had made things right, Esther.
I've heard that a certain brand of bike is usually serviced with only a brick and a cold chisel -enough said.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #306
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Didn't get much done today, left early with Anna, my host, running errands and helping her in the store until inspection.
Then we drove to Greenville where Steven and Anna treated me to lunch for my birthday at a vegetarian Indian restaurant. Yay! amazing to look at a huge menu and know that I could order anything without having to ask if there was meat or eggs in it. What a treat!
Got home late but spend an hour cleaning my carb and re-jetting it. Afterward I made a gasket for the cam chain tensioner and installed it.
I'm going to relax the rest of the night and aim to finish my bike tomorrow. I have no mystery parts left, so that is good news! If I installed all of the parts correctly is another..... I will find out tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #307
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Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!



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Old 10-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #308
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Feliz cupleanos!

Hey Happy Birthday! I know a "gentleman" isn't supposed to ask ........... but I'm really no gentleman. How many?

Hope you had a good one!

I've enjoyed following along with you on your travels, and trials, and travails.

Sincerely hope you get the 650 all buttoned up and she runs like a champ.

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #309
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Happy birthday and good luck! *fingers crossed!*
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:26 AM   #310
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Hey Happy Birthday! I know a "gentleman" isn't supposed to ask ........... but I'm really no gentleman. How many?
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Haha, you may ask all you want, but will I answer????
Actually, somewhere in my ride report I did mention how old/young I was. If you really want to know, then go digging for it
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #311
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and while you are on the topic:
Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

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Happy birthday and good luck! *fingers crossed!*
Thanks Fey! Happy travels to you!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #312
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Happy Birthday
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:26 AM   #313
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gelukkige Verjaardag (non Freisien) mijn moeder is van Deurne dus geen fresien nederlandse van mij.
And a bunch of horrible grammer and punctuation, and probably not written right either.
Since Oma and Opa passed my Dutch has gone down hill.
Well I feel your pain, I had a catastrophic engine failure this spring, thankfully I had bought a second engine a few years before.
I am proud of you for all your work on the engine, I hope all goes well. Takes alot of courage to undertake this kind of adventure and all the trials it brings with it. Looks like you have met a lot of great people along the way. Keep your adventurous spririt and Spirit will carry you far. If your ever in Canada, you will have many of places to stay too.
Cheers.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:48 AM   #314
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Yes! you are absolutely right
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #315
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gelukkige Verjaardag (non Freisien) mijn moeder is van Deurne dus geen fresien nederlandse van mij.
And a bunch of horrible grammer and punctuation, and probably not written right either.
Since Oma and Opa passed my Dutch has gone down hill.
Well I feel your pain, I had a catastrophic engine failure this spring, thankfully I had bought a second engine a few years before.
I am proud of you for all your work on the engine, I hope all goes well. Takes alot of courage to undertake this kind of adventure and all the trials it brings with it. Looks like you have met a lot of great people along the way. Keep your adventurous spririt and Spirit will carry you far. If your ever in Canada, you will have many of places to stay too.
Cheers.
Thanks G-mac!
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