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Old 03-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #46
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Good time to clean and lube the steering head. There was dried up old grease and dirt in there. That upper race does not look very smooth, but I am going to grease it and give it a try. If it feels rough after assembly I will get all new bearings later:


Paint on the triple clamps, and shining up all the parts:
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:23 AM   #47
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Totally disassembled and cleaned the brakes:


Did I get those springs right? It looks like two different springs. Which one goes on the right and which on the left?


A bit of paint and polish:
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #48
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Good time to clean and lube the sterring head. There was dried up old grease and dirt in there. That upper race does not look very smooth, but I am going to grease it and give it a try. If it feels rough after assembly I will get all new bearings later:

I'm IN!!
Love projects like this Ray. Put a set of AllBalls tapered bearings in the steeringhead. Very cheap on Ebay. Got a set for $34 for my project.
Nice work... If you get bored, I'm going thru a '78 TT500 and could use some help removing "Ick"!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:13 AM   #49
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I'm IN!!
Love projects like this Ray. Put a set of AllBalls tapered bearings in the steeringhead. Very cheap on Ebay. Got a set for $34 for my project.
Nice work... If you get bored, I'm going thru a '78 TT500 and could use some help removing "Ick"!
I may go ahead and get all new bearings - for the wheels, too! Sounds like the tapered roller bearings would be better in the steering head. Good luck with your TT, I like those bikes. I have spent countless hour cleaning up all the old "ick". Wish I could take it somewhere and have it all blasted away. There is a wet soda blasting media that seems like it would work well.
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Valleyrider, I dig your photos on flickr. Awesome pics of you sliding sideways around the track! Me and my boys are going to do the American Supercamp in June; http://www.americansupercamp.com/ . It will be great training for my boys and hopefully help me get back in the groove.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #51
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Valleyrider, I dig your photos on flickr. Awesome pics of you sliding sideways around the track! Me and my boys are going to do the American Supercamp in June; http://www.americansupercamp.com/ . It will be great training for my boys and hopefully help me get back in the groove.
Thanks Ray!
I'm having fun getting the TT ready for the upcoming season.
Just a tease of what I have had to deal with...

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #52
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I just noticed something. The head on your bike is not stock. Is it a Webco or?
Found some info on Webco -
http://forums.everything2stroke.com/...et-head-*PICS*
I will look at my head tonight.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:38 AM   #53
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ooh boy, are the old swingam bolts fun or what?
there is no good way. lotsa heat, frame securely mounted on it's side and go at it. or fit it into a press if you can. or try a impact hammer. anyway you go at it is not pretty usually..
i have a very stubborn 94 yz250 linkage bolt that dpo ran with no nut on it or grease for apparently forever. it's really in there - gonna weld a stud to the head of it and make a puller i think.
I thought I might leave that swingarm bolt alone, but I could not. Time for the jack hammer:


Lots of penetrating oil, spun the bolt with my air impact driver, and knocked that bolt out with the jack hammer:


Time to place an order with All Balls for the swingarm bearing kit:
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:41 AM   #54
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I just noticed something. The head on your bike is not stock. Is it a Webco or?
Good eye, Scooter, it is a Webco head:
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That head alone is worth some serious $$$. I like your build . I am plugging along with mine.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #56
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I like the jackhammer trick to the swingarm bolt. Pretty ingenious.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:59 PM   #57
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I like the jackhammer trick to the swingarm bolt. Pretty ingenious.
Worked like a charm. Got that old rusted bolt out. Previously I beat on it HARD with a hammer and it would not budge. Tore up the threads a bit - will need to run a die over the threads. Bolt is out and polished up, need to run down to the bolt store and get a die and a new nut.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #58
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Anything you want to know about YZ400's, go look at Scootern29's thread. Anyway, forks disassembled and cleaned up, time for new forks seals:


Little heat, light coat of grease on 'em, rop those seals right in:


This is a Yamaha factory race team seal driver:


Seals in:


Dust seals on, forks reassembled, ready to mount:
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #59
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Old bearings bashed out, new ones should arrive tomorrow:
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #60
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Hey Ray, maybe it's the photo.....but the fork tube looks bent in that one pic fo the forks disassembled. I hope not. And BTW I don't know that much about YZ400's. Only a small amount.
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