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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by craydds, Feb 22, 2013.
JB Weld sanded smooth:
Coat of paint:
Looks like fun! Glad it's all there.
Pics when done!
I just noticed something. The head on your bike is not stock. Is it a Webco or?
You must know more about that than me, I did not even notice. Guess I'll have to do some research.
Theses are AIR forks! Actually held air pressure:
Time for fresh fork oil and seals, too:
These are the upper, high pressure air chambers:
Good time to clean and lube the steering head. There was dried up old grease and dirt in there. That upper race does not look very smooth, but I am going to grease it and give it a try. If it feels rough after assembly I will get all new bearings later:
Paint on the triple clamps, and shining up all the parts:
Totally disassembled and cleaned the brakes:
Did I get those springs right? It looks like two different springs. Which one goes on the right and which on the left?
A bit of paint and polish:
Love projects like this Ray. Put a set of AllBalls tapered bearings in the steeringhead. Very cheap on Ebay. Got a set for $34 for my project.
Nice work... If you get bored, I'm going thru a '78 TT500 and could use some help removing "Ick"!
I may go ahead and get all new bearings - for the wheels, too! Sounds like the tapered roller bearings would be better in the steering head. Good luck with your TT, I like those bikes. I have spent countless hour cleaning up all the old "ick". Wish I could take it somewhere and have it all blasted away. There is a wet soda blasting media that seems like it would work well.
Valleyrider, I dig your photos on flickr. Awesome pics of you sliding sideways around the track! Me and my boys are going to do the American Supercamp in June; http://www.americansupercamp.com/ . It will be great training for my boys and hopefully help me get back in the groove.
I'm having fun getting the TT ready for the upcoming season.
Just a tease of what I have had to deal with...
Found some info on Webco -
I will look at my head tonight.
I thought I might leave that swingarm bolt alone, but I could not. Time for the jack hammer:
Lots of penetrating oil, spun the bolt with my air impact driver, and knocked that bolt out with the jack hammer:
Time to place an order with All Balls for the swingarm bearing kit:
Good eye, Scooter, it is a Webco head:
That head alone is worth some serious $$$. I like your build . I am plugging along with mine.
I like the jackhammer trick to the swingarm bolt. Pretty ingenious.
Worked like a charm. Got that old rusted bolt out. Previously I beat on it HARD with a hammer and it would not budge. Tore up the threads a bit - will need to run a die over the threads. Bolt is out and polished up, need to run down to the bolt store and get a die and a new nut.
Anything you want to know about YZ400's, go look at Scootern29's thread. Anyway, forks disassembled and cleaned up, time for new forks seals:
Little heat, light coat of grease on 'em, rop those seals right in:
This is a Yamaha factory race team seal driver:
Dust seals on, forks reassembled, ready to mount:
Old bearings bashed out, new ones should arrive tomorrow:
Hey Ray, maybe it's the photo.....but the fork tube looks bent in that one pic fo the forks disassembled. I hope not. And BTW I don't know that much about YZ400's. Only a small amount.