Three times the fun! (LC4 HOWDID)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tseta, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. meat popsicle

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    They don't provide beer in the gulags... :uhoh
  2. skibum69

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    so sad
  3. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    I know - those places are too serious. But its nice to see tseta has access to a hack!
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  5. Antikid

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    going to bump this thread and hopefully get an answer, because i can't find it anywhere that i have looked.

    what size pin wrench do i need?
    since i don't have my bike apart yet, i can't measure anything and then compare it to the pic.
    amazon has a 2", 3" and 4" versions (prime eligible:evil) or if anyone else has a better option, i am all ears.

    thanks for any help

    link to amazon 3" for reference http://www.amazon.com/Armstrong-34-154-3-Inch-Adjustable-Spanner/dp/B00004WBHH/ref=pd_sim_hi_1


  6. Tseta

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    Well, as you can see from the photo, the pin wrench I'm using is a "size 6" from Gedore, meaning the pins are 6mm in diameter. As I mentioned, for this to work nicely, I still had to grind a little bit off of the body of the tool (not the pins). The holes in the back of the stator are actually quite big, maybe something like 10mm in diameter.

    All in all, I think you would be better off with something like this: click!

    Cheers,

    Tseta
  7. Antikid

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    i did see that one, but if i can get away with spending less then that is always better.
    i have never needed a tool like this, and don't mind buying one, but don't want to spend $$ that i will never get back out of the tool if the cheaper version will work.
    (i am a cheap bastard)

    any idea of the distance between the 2 holes? from what i gather, that is what the 2", 3", 4" is referring to.

    thanks for the reply:clap
  8. Tseta

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    The center-to-center distance of the holes is about 95mm (by my memory and looking through some old sketches...).

    -T
  9. Antikid

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    awesome!
    thanks again:clap
  10. gunnerbuck

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    I slapped a tool together and your 95 MM spacing looks pretty close to what I did {94.73}...
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  11. Tonicu

    Tonicu Been here awhile

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    Hi there, Tseta, good to hear from you.
    So you're in Siberia ... worth a visit ... maybe on a newer Ktm. :D
  12. Tseta

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    Privet Tonicu!

    Siberia is definitely worth a visit. Regarding the choice of equipment and transport, I've actually been toying with the idea of buying an Ural or other similar soviet steed from here and riding it home once the time comes.

    Cheers,

    Tseta
  13. bmwktmbill

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    Hey Tseta,
    Good idea, when I was in Siberia I swear I saw Ural and ISH parts in the food stores? Maybe also in Mongolia. I rode with a Belgian guy and his girlfriend who bought a Ural in Ulan Bator and rode it west across the Gobi, then across Russia and finially to Belgium.

    They had some problems but the fixes were always easy.

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    bill
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    Lots of little Chinese bikes all over Mongolia, moto parts are out there for them.
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    That sounds like it would be a blast! I think I would jump on an opportunity to do something like that.

    As far as the rebuilds you did, I am impressed. Great work! Very inspirational.
  16. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Many thanks for the pics and tips. I have new springs coming in from Slavens Racing next week. Is there a common preference on oil weight on these forks? I was thinking of Torco 10wt.
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    Not 10 wt...way to heavy.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339544


    bill
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    The OEM specification was/is SAE 5. The "factory-approved" oil supplier of that era was, if I recall correctly, Shell, with their Advace-line of motorcycle-specific lubrication products. Motorex came into play only later. Some good reading about suspension oils here - SAE 5 is not always SAE 5, surprise surprise...

    -Tseta
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