Help needed for NOOB in Sydney

Discussion in 'Australia' started by boneman660, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Hi Guys, I have a favour to ask.
    My mate Nick has just moved to Sydney to study at uni. He has just bought a (well) used XT660 with a rooted drive train.
    He's like most students and very short of $$, sought help on the XT660 site with no joy.
    If anyone could help him with some advice, a workshop & the right tools to replace his chain & sprockets I know he'd be grateful.
    Thanks Guys! Boneman :freaky
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  2. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Challenged Adventurer

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    What part of Sydney is he located at?
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  3. KatoomDownUnder

    KatoomDownUnder Safer off a horse than on

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  4. notsoslow

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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    I've got tools but no shed, and plenty of spare time to help out.
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  5. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Sydernee is a big place...
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  6. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Thanks Guys, sorry, that's the country boy showing through!

    Lane Cove North.

    Cheers, Boneman :freaky
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  7. viz

    viz I Ride Ms Piggy

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    notsoslow and myself (near Concord) are within striking range, Katoom a bit further out

    'Cept I dunno what a chain looks like these days... :eek1

    Workshop, tools and space (we might have to shift a few cars about), evening or weekend (with notice)

    PM me if that is helpful

    viz
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  8. notsoslow

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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    Not a problem viz , I've been working on stuffed farm bikesm all my life, that should be the same as working on a dr.:lol3
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  9. boneman660

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    Thanks guys, have passed the info on to Camels.

    He should get in touch by PM shortly.

    Thanks again, Boneman :freaky
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  10. notsoslow

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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  11. KatoomDownUnder

    KatoomDownUnder Safer off a horse than on

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    +1

    I'm on Pennant Hills Rd in Carlingford, just up the road from the centre of Sydney. Well geographic centre that is :deal

    And can deal with chains unlike Viz who just deals in big holes in the ground :lol3
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  12. viz

    viz I Ride Ms Piggy

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    I seem to be magnetically drawn to them...

    viz
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  13. Richard H

    Richard H XTZ 660

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    Can help out if needed. Based in Winston Hills and have a 98 XTZ 660 with Workshop man and a few spares.
    PM if help still required.

    Richard
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  14. Camels

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    I’m so thankful for all the interest shown in helping me out. I really appreciate all the offers; I hope I get to ride with you all one day.

    And Boneman; you’ve been so helpful; I would have missed all the resources of ADVrider if you hadn’t thought to take it upon yourself to start a thread. I still haven’t downloaded the manual though, I will do that when I get some time at uni (don’t want to excessively use my housemate’s wifi)

    I’ve sent PMs to a few people (I gather that’s how these forums are meant to work?)

    Thank you,
    Nick Kamols (camels)
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  15. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    Ah, the old jokes are the good ones, as I go looking for that photo :D

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  16. boneman660

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    Thanks guys.

    Appreciate you all offering to help Nick out.

    Camels, there's not many of us XT660 riders out there (others don't know what they're missing!!) so we need to help each other out where we can.

    You'll find some very generous & helpful riders on this forum as you have discovered. Good luck with the repairs.

    Thanks again everyone who offered to help a NOOB out. Cheers, Boneman :freaky
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  17. viz

    viz I Ride Ms Piggy

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    Can anyone give me a quick 1.01 on R&R chain and sprockets on an XT660?

    How many elbow clicks on the rear sprocket (nm or ft lbs)

    Anything else to worry about??

    viz
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  18. boneman660

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    Mate, you want 105nM for your rear axle, 4cm of up & down play in your chain.

    'N' washer on the right, 'O' washer on the left, marks facing out. Make sure you line up the same points on the swingarm on both sides (you probably already knew that one).

    Spray a shitload of fisholene or similar into the cavity of the swingarm while you have the end caps off, they are prone to rusting on the inside. :-(

    You could do the cush drive mod described over at www.xt660.com while you're at it.

    For the sprocket nuts you should dial up 120nM.

    Figures are from XT660 workshop manual.

    Good luck! Does this mean you've ditched the BMs?? :wink:
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  19. viz

    viz I Ride Ms Piggy

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    NO WUCKIN' FAY MATE!!! :eek1:eek1:eek1

    I love being shafted!!

    viz
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  20. viz

    viz I Ride Ms Piggy

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    Thanks for all that, but I gotta question the 120nm for the sprocket nuts - that is a shitload of pressure - my wheel nuts are half that at 60nm (45 ft lbs) and that is not a small amount for that size bolt - that sounds more like the FRONT sprocket nut. Are you able to confirm?

    Thanks again

    viz

    Edit: Just found an online manual - 69nm for the rear wheel sprocket to hub. Which still is pretty high for an M10 bolt..
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