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2 stroke fun for 200 bucks

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by hardwaregrrl, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Ahhhh.....I gave up and left them with MSP. I had spent at least 10 hours on trying to disassemble them and had spent too much money on buying things to take them apart, and I really just wanted to wrap them around a pole. I'll let someone else do the dirty work....:D
  2. Stagehand

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    Theres wisdom in there
  3. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    I actually attempted that before I brought the bike in my house. I knew it was going to be a pain, and I knew while I waited for parts I would be removing the forks and replacing seals. I've taken my forks on the ST apart 5 or 6 times and they were a bear the first time. But nothing like this....:huh


  4. Al Tuna

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    :nod




    :lol3
  5. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Not a very satisfying day. I began running errands as I am still one seal shy. Had a little car duty to attend to. I had replaced the rotors and forgotten to put the push nuts back on so they were squeaking really bad. In the process of removing the tire, a lug bolt snapped. I finished the job, and will worry about the bolt later, back to the bike....

    New sprockets....

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1201915435_9EBsY-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050045/1201915435_9EBsY-M.jpg" alt="" title=""></a>

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1201913253_b2JQe-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050053/1201913253_b2JQe-M.jpg" alt="" title=""></a>


    Getting the real wheel off was quite a challenge. I don't think that axel had seen grease since 1980 :huh Seriously, I bent the shit out of my drift trying to drive the axel out. A lot of heat and Candian WD40, 20 mins later she was out. I checked the bearings best I could, cleaned up the axel and greased everything really good. I can now spin the wheel and it will keep spinning for a good 5 to 10 mins!!!! No longer am I worried about the bearings.

    I am worried about reassembling this motor alone. I was hoping to get some help but things just got in the way, so I'm gonna push forward with it.

    Having problems with removing the flywheel. I didn't have a harmonic balancer, so I made a puller.

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1201911976_PheqW-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050049/1201911976_PheqW-M.jpg" alt="" title=""></a>

    Looked good...

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1201913998_pvq5J-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050056/1201913998_pvq5J-M.jpg" alt="" title=""></a>

    But alas...

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    I bent the shit out of it, and now it's a useless piece of crap....bummer. Gonna see if I can borrow a balancer from my local auto shop and remove it in their parking lot, or run to MSP and beg to borrow theirs. Not sure yet. All I want is to replace that crank seal back there, dammit!! Had some airhead problems today to tend to as well, got them buttoned up so no worries there. Hoping tomorrow I can get close to firing it up. Motor back together and in frame, bleed oil pump, put exhaust back on, replace fork seals and put them back, I don't think I'll even get that far. Wish me luck...

    Parting shot for the day...

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  6. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Yeah, it's number 10 on the fiche. I'll get it off tomorrow if it kills me. :D
    which it probably will...




  8. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    that bolt on your redneck puller (awesome, btw :thumb) looks kinda big. Are the threads on the bolt catching the edge of the magneto at all? Maybe it's kinda pushing against itself? I'm sure you'd have checked that but it's all I can think of. You could put some tension on it and leave it overnight. Who knows, you might wake up tomorrow and find that it popped off during the night.
  9. Stagehand

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    KRULL! Oh my god. What an obscure reference.

    Good movie, though :D

    Jenna good work on the bike, and making the puller is half the fun. You now know it just needs to be a little stouter. A little thicker through the dimension that it bent across.

    I am sympathizing heavily, but if its any consolation the pics are really well lit :D
  10. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Could be misremembering, but I think AutoZone loans out tools - like maybe a h-balancer puller?
  11. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    looks sorta like Datchew. Maybe we could photoshop some /2 slingers in place of that star-thingy :D
  12. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Ran to the auto zone and waited for a good 20 mins to "borrow" their harmonic puller. Take it home, and it's not as easy as it looks if the thing hasn't been removed since the factory installed it....
    Marked the flywheel with the best stuff I could find..:D

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1202584810_HrouQ-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050059/1202584810_HrouQ-M.jpg" title="" alt=""></a>

    I mean, is it always this hard? Check out the washers.

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1202584853_gmCp3-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050062/1202584853_gmCp3-M.jpg" alt="" title=""></a>

    Took me 3 tries, but I finally got it off. Only to find this...

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1202584764_RXC9D-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050064/1202584764_RXC9D-M.jpg" title="" alt=""></a>

    Not sure if I did it, probably, even though I was being very careful. I mean, this is supposed to be fun. And so far, it hasn't. Everything is fucked up and impossible to remove.

    Such as...

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    and...

    <a href="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/16004530_tuE5K#1202585511_e9Wh2-A-LB" title=""><img src="https://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/projects/P1050071/1202585511_e9Wh2-M.jpg" alt="" title=""></a>

    Not sure what to do. I really just want to throw the fucking bike through the window. I feel like I'm doing more damage by removing things to prevent further problems!!! I mean, WTF?! All I wanted to do was remove the crank seal and replace it like everyone was telling me to. But if I had know all this shit was going to take place, I would've left it up to faith. Shit.
  13. Stagehand

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    Those screws are screwed now... my next step would be needlenose type vice grips to speak sternly to them.

    If the bike was brand new, shit would just fall off of it. I find one of the hardest parts of mechanicing is just trying not to bugger the stupid little screws and bits on my way in or out. Esoteric valve shim depths and cross ventilated spark plug gaps be damned.

    Look how much fun youre having for only $200 :lol2 :hide
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  16. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Don't usually see that in a motorcycle thread :D

    I'm not going to say 'oh dont get frustrated'. Heck with that! I've been there. I think you oughta smash something. Preferably not your fenders.

    I bent an axle on that trailer I spent all last week welding up. The right wheel is at a 20 degree angle :eek1 The pipe's way too stout for anything I've got to bend it with and I don't have a torch.. So, now I have to take a cutting wheel to the top of the pipe, bend it down, then reweld it along with some braces so it doesn't happen again. It's a sunny day, I just had a good sammich and Len left a six-pack of Blue Moon in the fridge. It never occurred to me to get frustrated about it. It sounds like a heckuva good day :freaky

    I've got a small collection of phillips screws from the Honda that look like that. A bunch more that have slots Dremelled in to them. You really can't touch one of them without an impact driver. I've got one if you want me to bring it over. Though I think you'll likely need the Dremel first
  17. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Were you trying to kick a wheelie with the trailer?? That how you bent the axel.?? I take it my Tecate is gone:D?? Takin a break from running around. Had a slice a beer at fellinis, back to auto zone for a wheel stud for the car. Then back to the house where I will break more shit
  18. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I took 1600 pounds of wood to the dump in the trailer. I think it bent on a speed bump. A bike won't usually be more than 600 so I think'll be alright.

    That's the spirit! :lol3
  19. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now Supporter

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    sounds like my day.....

    and +1 on the cut a straight slot and use an impact driver....

    BTDT.....

    Have 2 impact drivers..... Bought a second one cause it was cheaper than a new straight slot bit to go in the old one....
  20. MPH

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    Here's my girl, bought it brand new back in 1978, rode it around until 1992, in storage since then, brought it back out last fall, did a lot of the stuff you're talking about. Ron Ayers has a lot of the parts you need, would recommend staying w/ same air filter setup, new foam is ~$5. Need to do my fork seals too, have some rust/corrosion on the fork tubes (rode it in the winter on salty roads, it was my only transportation after all!)

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