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nakman 05-26-2013 10:41 PM

back at it in the garage
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I finally brought the bike in from the shed and kicked a car out. :o Changed the oil & filters, installed a 12v plug behind the headlight, then fixed my damaged throttle cable. It was down to just one strand... :hill: :D

nakman 05-26-2013 10:42 PM

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Then I took some more stuff off. Trying my hand at fork seals tonight.

farnhamstj 05-27-2013 10:21 PM

How's it coming along?

farnhamstj 05-27-2013 10:23 PM

My new ride blew 2 main fuses over the weekend. Happens when I pushed the kill switch, I think.

Friendly reminder to check you have spare 10a fuse with the bike and a couple spares.

Beater 05-28-2013 08:01 AM

or, if you ride italian and german bikes like I do, carry and entire spare eletrical system

nakman 05-28-2013 10:32 AM

Haven't made a ton of progress, other than borrowing the smack-it tool from Jacket. Have one fork completely torn down, the other still sitting there in tact- kinda keeping it there as a standard in case I forget the order of things. Will have a go tomorrow night hopefully- tonight's booked with baseball & real work.

I'm going to follow 60wag's suggestion and put ATF in the forks- apparently that's the magic fluid, and is readily available..

farnhamstj 05-28-2013 05:42 PM

What's the smak-it from Jacket?

Jacket 05-28-2013 05:46 PM

Fork seal driver.

nakman 06-02-2013 04:06 PM

Ok I now know just enough to rip apart a pair of forks. I also know about 3 different ways to put it back together incorrectly... I also realized I fubared up one of the washers on disassembly, now it doesn't sit flat on the little seat it's supposed to sit on. :doh:

I'm going to punt and call Hitchcock. 303-761-4652. Putting the number here for easy reference during business hours tomorrow. One of my new seals has already been installed 3x now, each time off it gets a little bit smaller... I'm sure that'll leak now. I've got too many hours into this- plus he'll know better than me which springs to put back in, how much oil, etc. Can't be that much right?

DaveInDenver 06-02-2013 05:00 PM

I figured trying to seat a bearing with a screwdriver meant you were either (1) missing a key SST or (b) doing it wrong.

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