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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. rutsthematter

    rutsthematter Been here awhile

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    Remove old bearings by tapping/pull out the wire ballbearing race-all the balls and inner race fall out. Spacer falls out then tap through the hub to remove the opposite bearing. Flip over for the first outer race.
  2. Dusty Rhodes

    Dusty Rhodes Yowie Chaser

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    yeah but yeah but then you can't keep your old bearings and keep them in the shed for years only to finally chuck em' out when you have a cleaning frenzy :D
  3. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    I'm wanting to bypass my sidestand switch which is the green one under the seat. But for the life of me I cannot get the ends apart.

    I can see one of the plastic parts on the plug I can press, but alas its still stuck together. I'd prefer to separate the plugs as opposed to cutting wires etc; just in case I want to put it back on at some stage.


    thanks heaps. :freaky
  4. dave43

    dave43 Been here awhile

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    Patience - it does come apart because that's what I did with mine and from memory it was a bit tight. Bare the ends on a piece of wire so you can make a U and push it into the plug on the bike side to bridge it out. Tape both plugs up and then merely reverse to restore the switch function if needed.
  5. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    Usually if you give the inner race a good whack with the hammer, it is enough to move the opposite bearing and the spacer is then loose enough to be able to get a drift on the inner race...if you know what I mean.

    Don't know about the DR, but you can't always get a drift on the outer race so I would use your method as a last resort. Just saying...if it works for you, then all good. More than one way to skin a cat... :thumb

    The ball bearings do come in handy with the shanghai though :evil
  6. greendude

    greendude Long timer

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    is that how you caught the cat?:lol3
  7. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    Nah Mark, I shot a magpie that was waking us up early and when the cat ate it, he choked on the ball bearing :D

    Seriously though, being in the glazing trade, those bearings come in very handy when things are quiet...:1drink
  8. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    start and finish at the valve.
  9. dobbo

    dobbo Long timer

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    I have come to the conclusion, regarding changing tyres, that if " you are struggling and almost bending the tyre levers, then you are doing it wrong".

    Always start opposite the valve and finish at the valve.

    Ensure both side walls of the tyre (opposite valve) are fully depressed into the rim channel, and then stick your knee on it to keep it there until you are done.

    hope this helps.


    dobbo:freaky
  10. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    Thats why you start at the valve so the tyre opposite will go all the way to the inner rim easily, but if you want to stuff arround pushing the valve out into the tyre and do things the hard way thats OK too :D.
  11. Killa Meter

    Killa Meter Been here awhile

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    Ok so I've pulled the snorkel out and raised the needle one notch and adjusted the fuel screw.
    With the standard pipe it runs great, it is leaving a small amount of soot in the pipe however.
    Put the barret pipe on and took it for a ride and it's revving for a short while on overrun when I've got the throttle off .
    Is this a lean condition on the pilot circuit. I did have the carb off replacing the bowl screws too.
    I've run out of daylight so I'll have to try adjusting the fuel screw tomorrow.
    With the soot in the pipe maybe I should try half a notch on the needle instead of a full notch with a washer like OBJ has done ?
  12. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Killa, did i forget to mention clipping the spring :scratch it will improve the throttle response/ opening. I don't get overrun on mine, but yes i do have just a thin washer under the porcelin one. So my clip is in the standard position, with a washer and shorter spring , snorkel removed.


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  13. Killa Meter

    Killa Meter Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jack I'll give it another go when I get home from work.
  14. The Cougar

    The Cougar Barry Dawson's Twin

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    Got home tonight and for something different, stopped the bike with the kill switch. Re set it and went thru normal starting procedure and nothing, no lights or anything.

    Checked fuses as I thought I may have blown them but they were okay.

    What else should I be considering and looking at?

    thanks
  15. greendude

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    the clutch switch falls apart after a while.bypass it by follwing wires behind headlight to a male and female bullet plugs.unplug the switch and plug the wires together
    give the kill switch a good spray with WD
  16. The Cougar

    The Cougar Barry Dawson's Twin

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    Thans GD, I'll have a crack at it after work tomorrow.
  17. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Give the switch a couple of good pushes.
  18. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    It's a good idea to get in to the habit of using kill switch as part of your shut down procedure. That way, it saves it from degrading, sticking and not working when you really might need it. The old saying... use it, or lose it.:clap
  19. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    This can be a problem if you have changed to after market handlebars without the locating holes for the switchgear.

    Over time it can move slightly which is enough to break the contacts.

    I usually just give the clutch side switchgear a little twist forward and all is good again.
  20. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Now that I'm slowly getting my tool kit together; what is the best method for pumping flat tyre out in the field? Of course, one of these small http://www.pashnit.com/product/cyclepump.html but at a $150 plus dollars, it maybe on the wish list longer.

    So that brings me to using hand pump. Are these relatively efficient at getting air in without busting my hump. Plus most of them seem relatively compact for storage.

    thanks in advance. :freaky