What the Frig do I do now

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MGV8, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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  4. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Why would you spend any time and money on that Teletubby front inadequate pseudo adv sidecar rig ? :hmmmmm
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  5. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    I was half suspecting something was going but it was pretty sudden. Just moments before I was thinking how nice the bike was running. I planning on parking the Rig and giving the ST some miles before winter. Maybe the Beemer got jealous.
    On my trip North my throttle hand was going numb due to a slight vibration at high speed but I had attributed it to a bad rear tire as when I changed the wheels around it went away for the rest of the trip. Plus when I got to the campout Friday night I thought there was more slack in the drive train. I looked but didn't feel any thing so went on a 150 mile ride Saturday with no issues. Half way home , kerboom. Earth shattering kerboom. . Glad it happened on my side of the border as it would have been more of a pain in the butt to deal with State Side.
  7. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    Because I've spent all the money I've got building this one! After I win the Lottery I'll build a new one, but for now I'll just have to tolerate this one the best I can! Hahahahahaha!
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    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    Ouch! Earth shattering kerboom!!?? I've seen pics of massive destruction from these things letting go Hopefully you don't have much damage other than the drive shaft it self. The hardest part of drive shaft replacement is getting the front boot back in place, it's a real bugger!
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  9. MGV8

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    Not real bad but lots of klatter and a tad of smoke. IMG_6323.JPG
    Picture before fail, beauty of a day
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    Picture after fail. Chillin waiting for rescue
  10. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Yep, as I suspected. Still surprised at how sudden the fail was, maybe in my ignorant bliss I was ignoring the warning signs
  11. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    From most of the stories I've heard, they all seem to be pretty sudden. Especially if you wear earplugs.

    Of course, those guys who suspect something and catch it before it fails don't have much of a story to tell, so maybe that's why I only remember the catastrophic fails. :-)
  12. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    IMG_6414.JPG Look at this box of fun, all from a lightly used 2010.
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    You might be able to get that damaged final drive flange warrantied and replaced with the newer steel flange.
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  14. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    I had the recall done on the current diff, there is now some play in the bearing. Thought I would pick up a spare. It already has a steel flange. Got it for about the cost of all the bearings I was needing for the old one. Every thing looks good on the new/used diff. I will rebuild the old one at my leasure, just for fun!!!
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    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Look what showed up today. Final piece of the puzzle IMG_8905.JPG
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    Cool ! Have you got an automotive tire on the back yet ? A 15" wheel would open the door to 175/65/15 lots of choices shorter tires lower gearing !
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    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Kinda a lot of disassembly IMG_1250.JPG

    Trans is yet to be removed here
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    A lot of bits.
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    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    No not yet but soon. Being stubborn:-))
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    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Wooden Kayaks and fearless wrenching ! Your an example to us all !:clap
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    My Gawd! You're doing that yourself? I am awed, and humbled. Just removing the fuel tank would take me 3 hours plus another hour going to the hardware store to replace the screws I lost during the takedown.*


    *the floor in my garage is made from semi-permeable concrete. You can walk on it and park your vehicles on it but if you drop a screw, the screw gets absorbed directly into the floor never to be seen again. Amazing stuff.
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