My Garage Of Doom.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lornce, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Trander

    Trander PORTLY ADVENTURER

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  2. Detroit Steve

    Detroit Steve Homely Adventurer

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    Just thought I would join in the fray, Lornce.:norton

    I have been lurking but never subbed to ADVRider till today, I want to follow the progress live...


    All in all your GS is in sound mechanical shape, not with standing the mud detailing.:lol3 It was a pleasureable day and I am glad I was invited to help, even though I don't get my hands dirty anymore(until I touched that bike).:huh Thanks also for the inspiration to get rid of the R1200ST and pick up a dirty bike I will try to make Labrador.:evil

    Well, it's back to work for me!

    steve
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  3. Stagehand

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    bump :ear
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  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Ouch!

    I just felt a prod...

    Okay, so I got the motor home to my garage about a week and a half ago... It's been sitting in the garage while I wait for some warm day to blast all the junk and mud off it before I bring it down to the operating theatre... Since then we've been basking in lots of cold temps, snow and ice storms...

    ie: Hasn't happened yet.

    So, the other day I thought "Hey! Why not drag it down into the basement near one of the drains on the concrete portion of the floor and just have at it with a bucket of hot soapy water and a bristle brush?!?" It was a good idea.

    I'll let you know when I do something about it... But right now I've gotta get the woodstove going and make some soya mocha lattes.


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  5. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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  6. Lornce

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    Touche`.

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  7. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Hmmmn...

    So I'm wondering while I've got it all stripped down like this if I should weld in some of those HPN'esque frame gussets in a few critical locations. You know, around the backbone, steering head and swingarm pivot areas.

    It's gonna have a strong motor. I'm thinking a bit of chassis might be nice, too.

    Hmmmn...
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  8. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Does anybody have a link to the thread on those HPN-type frame gusset mods or remember who posted them?

    :scratch

    tia,
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  9. Stagehand

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    a few pics here:

    http://possi.de/hpn/hpnmatz.html


    its a start. :D
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  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Thanks Stage, those pics will be helpful.

    How's your motor saga unfolding?

    :scratch

    Attached Files:

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  11. Stagehand

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    Ever onward! :D Sometimes not forward, but-- you know.

    I took apart the rocker arms tonight to clean them.

    240 needles, total... I kept counting them- 57, 58.... shit...

    or I'd see 59, 60, 61(!), 62(!!) and go back and count the prior set again.

    This is progress :lol3

    I did a bunch of googling to answer you gusset query, and ended up with a lot of only peripherally related stuff.
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  12. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    If I were you I might just get some new bearings. They're cheap and you won't have to worry about them. It's usually the cages that wear/fail and then you've got needles all over the place. :norton

    Thanks for your help on the search. Someone on this site had a thread going where they were modding a frame along the lines of the HPN bikes. Thread included some highly detailed photos of the work. You think I can remember who posted it or where?

    I'm going to have a closer look at the frame next time I'm in my buddies garage...
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  13. Stagehand

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  14. Lornce

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    OEM, they're $27 USD per, and I would need 8 :eek1

    Speaking of the cages, how would you pull them out? A press? and is there a shelf inside the rocker arm to set their depth?
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  16. Lornce

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    OEM, my bum-bum! :nono

    Find the nearest bearing industrial supply and buy them for $4-$7, tops.

    Press them straight out with your bench vice and some creative socket positioning. The new ones press straight in with just your vice.

    Just make em flush with the ends of the rocker. There's no step or shoulder.

    Take your time, be careful, enjoy yourself. It's a no-brainer.

    :bubba
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  17. Stagehand

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    nice. I'll check it out.
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  18. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I'm seeing encouraging things inside this motor...

    Pistons and bores appear to be good on innitial inspection... Less than 0.001" taper in the bores...

    Only the rings appear to be overly worn, which would be a nice surprise if that's all that's wrong...

    Whoo Hoo! :norton

    Gotta go make some more measurements....

    (sounds of pattering off to the basement...)

    Pictures at 11:00!

    :norton
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  19. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Okay, so it's pictures at 01:00.

    It's 11:00 somewhere! :D

    Moving the motor from the garage to the basement...



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  20. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I like to start an engine re&re with a messy bench.

    Never trust a clean bench. :nono


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