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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by danger_dave, Feb 19, 2006.
Looking pretty on a trailer
Just another sunny San Juan day.
You could rent a Uly from Eaglerider, again. Only available in Auckland and its a XT model.
What brand/type is that windshield?? How well does it work??
Was riding down a fire road a couple of years ago and was taken by surprise by this random thing hanging from an upturned tree's roots. A fitting pic for this time of year:
I did a couple of days of riding in the mountains of NC last week. Here’s a shot on NC-226A, aka “the Diamondback”.
Out and about the other day:
Took the long way home from work today:
So it started with a broken exhaust strap that broke an exhaust stud.
I had to rotate the engine to get to it... But that wasn't enough.
I had to pull the frame off of the engine and swingarm.
Then I pulled the head to get that stud out and I found a crack in the header.
Got the header welded up by a friend and the stud out.
Then I wanted to replace all the rest of the studs and broke one on the front cylinder.
But that's been fixed and now it has new piston rings and gaskets and the engine is back together.
I also broke a PCV valve that Harley no longer makes, so I had to just create a repair.
Then as I am putting the muffler back on, I find another crack in the inlet.
To recap, the broken strap caused a broken stud, cracked header and a cracked muffler.
If your exhaust strap breaks, just pull over and get a trailer. it will be cheaper in the long run!
Anyway, it's been drizzling for the last few days but I couldn't wait to seat the rings. I just went to the high school parking lot and started going through gears and engine braking for a while to get through a good heat cycle.
But she lives to fight another day!
A loose front strap initially caused an exhaust header gasket leak on my XT, which in turn led to a snapped exhaust stud, engine rotation and all sorts of shenanigans. I now do a monthly nut and bolt check, just to make sure nothing’s coming loose.
Is that the police version? Are you still in Dallas? I would love to take a look at that thing in person. I'm in Hurst.
Same here. I had a KLR650 for several years...loctite on the important bolts and a quick check every few hundred miles. Takes like 2 minutes. I was spoiled by 140k miles on C14's...lol.
My other bike was a KLR Tengai (now lowered for my wife). I keep blue loctite in the tank bag for that one.
So many of the Buell bolts go right into aluminium and I worry about using the loctite on those.
Genuine question...Does loctite cause problems with Aluminium?
No but steel fasteners have problems with aluminum. Stainless is worse, but all steel can react with the aluminum and cause corrosion that makes the bold almost impossible to remove.
When screwing steel into aluminum, you should be using anti-seize, but on a bike that shakes this much, should you use that? It's a tough call. I do use it on anything stainless.
Just remember that if you do use loctite or anti-sieze you need to be very careful not to strip the bolt, nut or threaded aluminum hole.
Required torque is much lower with a lubricated thread.
A pic from the archives complete with a buddy changing a broken belt on his '08 Uly.
Dude, I saw that sticker and was like, "is that a Trevor thing?" Then I saw your sig line. I used to chat with him from time to time on the SOHC4 forums. I bought some parts from him for my 550.
Trevor's video struck a real chord with me when he first made it. Reminded me of my own youth spent wandering around on shoe-string budget motorcycles. I was thrilled to see younger guys still doing the same thing. When I heard later of his tragic accident it broke my heart.
After 40 years in the saddle I’m still wandering around on shoe-string budget motorcycles
Gotcha! Bimetallic couples and galvanic corrosion I do know about . My understanding of Loctite (the 243 I use anyway) is that, as well as being a thread locker, it fills the void between the threads to eliminate or reduce the the conditions that promote galvanic corrosion.
I’ve used it on loads of old Brit, European and Jap bikes in the past so I won’t lose sleep over the Buell
I rely on mechanical sympathy and a torque wrench to guide me @Lornce
A few years go I treated myself to a 4 to 18 flb Teng torque wrench especially for ‘bike work. It does help to resist that ‘just a little bit more’ temptation (and it’s very satisfying to use).