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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Jul 20, 2006.
Handlebar risers for sale in flea market.
Yes, I like the screen. I've had it on the bike for over 40K miles. No complaints. It keeps the windblast off my body, but doesn't cause wind buffeting on my helmet (probably adds some wind noise). It installs using adhesive double-stick "dots". They are very strong and easy to install. I've done several track days with the windscreen and it stays put. It mounts to the headlight mask, not the bars.
Slowly doing my water pump rebuild this week. Everything is fighting me because the parts have been on there for so long. Gasket stuck to cases. Seal stuck in place (pushing it out via the shaft didn't work). The "special" washer behind the impeller was stuck to the shaft. The old impeller broke while removing the bolt. Good thing the rebuild kit includes all new parts...
A few water pump rebuild action shots:
Bad juju: that tan milky goo inside the clutch cover is a bad sign...
Old shaft (w/ 45K miles on it) vs new shaft:
Good to see you're well on the way to getting the pump seal replaced Garry. Sorry to hear it's putting up a bit of a fight, mine did as well. Guess you're happy you didn't try to do the job prior to you last long ride after all.
thank you for the link !
Was your bike making any more noise than the usual LC8 ruckus before you took it apart?
Nope. The bike sounded and ran perfectly normal. I noticed the oil filter wasn't perfectly pleated on the last two oil changes, so I figured it was time. And the fact that I have 45K miles on the original shaft/seal and the replacement parts have been sitting on the shelf for two years.
RE: Water Pump Rebuild
I got the old bearings out and the new bearings installed. So what do I use to lube the seal and shaft for reassembly? The HOW says "silicon grease". Advance Auto doesn't have it, but I think (in retrospect) they have something called P-80 seal lube. I have water proof high temp wheel bearing grease, and a tube of lithium grease. Is either of those appropriate or do I have to go shopping?
I used Dielectric grease per Pyndon's guide here:
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange Garage/Cooling System/waterpump/Rebuild/ktm_water_pump.html
Be VERY careful to press the seal in evenly, be sure not to drive it in at an angle.
So that dielectric "Tune Up" grease is "silicone grease" per the Pyndon how to? I couldn't find anything called "silicone grease", but I did see a tube of the Tune Up grease on the rack.
Sounds correct to me Sir, Not sure when permatex added the 'tune up' to the name. It used to just be called Dielectric grease. Looks to be the same stuff, yes it's a silicone grease. It acts as a lube and won't allow the oil or water to pass the seal. I have apx 7k on mine since I did the seal using pyndon's method.
I use Syl-Glyde. NAPA product. Use it for a lot of things. Good stuff.
I got a GoPro and tried out a chest mount on a recent ride to the Flint Hills and I had better luck than with the suction cup mount. The suction mount vibrated too much at speed and when on dirt. I'm learning to use some video editing software I just got, but my 3 year old laptop (and me) is struggling with it. I did figure out how to freeze frame and save it as a picture, so here's some pics. Hopefully I'll get the video thing figured out and upload those.
That cattle guard felt like the Grand Canyon on a bike!
Cool pics, nice angle. Was wondering why you had a compass - then saw you're in Kansas.
For holding the water pump impeller while you remove the bolt, I grabbed an allen wrench and held it between the impeller blades with my left hand while I used a socket on a breaking bar in my right hand to pop the bolt loose. Did the reverse except with the torque wrench when I put it back on. Worked really well.
Auto parts stores really seem to blow for bike needs. When I did my water pump I went searching for the Pyndon recommended stuff. Best I could find at Oreilly's was a silicon gasket maker type stuff for water pumps. When I went looking for lithium grease at Autozone they had never heard of it. I mentioned it's on their website, but they didn't believe me!
Lol - I got the "analog GPS" after I got hopelessly turned around the 1st time I ventured deep off the beaten path. The KTM's ignition puts out a stronger magnetic field than the north pole so the compass just spins in lazy circles when I ride. I don't think it points north anymore when the bike is off. I've kept it because it makes me laugh and it has a sweet thumb operated bell!
That gives me an idea... How cool would a suicide knob look on the bars?
I've been thinking about a plastic Jesus to protect me from my own stupidity!
I used to have a Speed Triple that was a little smelly...
-Now that's funny!