|11-20-2007, 07:32 AM||#1|
NorthWest Adventure Rider
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Eastern WA State
We're Going In Deep! Spline Lube, Custom Powder Coating, Ect. PICS.
My Friends R1100GS blew a head gasket a few weeks ago while out on a ride. 36,000 miles on the clock. We decided that as long as we have to go into the head area that we should do some custom powder coating as well. (More on that to come as the work progesses...Top secret stuff ya know ). Sooooo, that opened the large can of worms and we were off and running.
A little improvised ramp is in order. Way better than your hands and knees. It's going to look a LOT different when it rolls back down off the stand. (insert joke here about falling off stand)
Pulled the heads and cylinders. The bores looked just like new! His bike has been making a knocking sound at idle coming from the front cam chain tensioner so we decided to pull the cover and change it while we're doing the work. You'll see lots of bits and pieces pulled off the bike that normally wouldn't be done during a job like this, We have a lot of powder coating to do ahead of us. (He got a great deal on a powder coating setup so we are going to have some fun!)
The rear of the bike has had some vibrations lately that we didn't like. So we decided to pull the drive line and inspect it while we have the bike apart. Here's a shot with the final drive removed and looking into the swing arm with the drive line installed still. Splines here look great.
Here we removed the swing arm and we're removing the drive line from the transmission output splines. It just pops off twords the rear with a little pressure. Fun Stuff.
Well the Drive line is out.....But were so close we should also pull the trans and inspect/lube the transmission splines. Here we are getting ready to pull the transmission. Lots of wires to unhook ect. Looks a lot worse than it really is though. Getting the air box out is a tight squeeze.
Transmission out and on the table. Notice no front suspension components....Hmmmm. Powdercoat....
Poor GS. I think this is the point I offered to buy the wheels from his bike......Come on man, you'll never need them again.
The splines were very dry but in excellent cond. There is a small leak on the transmission input seal though, you can see the oil that has been seeping out and running down the case. Another item to add to the growing list of needed seals and parts.
Splines on the clutch side. Look good.
A better view of the oil leak coming from the input seal on the trans.
Another angle of the trans removed.
This is a shot of the transmission output shaft. You can see a small leak with some trans fluid puddled up under the output splines. You can also see a wet area on the clutch rubber boot. More seals to order.
Here's the clutch disk. Getting pretty close to the rivets. Anyone know what the depth to the rivets is on a new clutch? Time to get a new one on order.......Man, this list is getting bigger quick!
The tapered roller bearings on the final drive were pretty nasty, the one on the other side was the worst. The grease looked brown, like some moisture might have got to them in the past. You could see some slight wear on the races of the bearings. We will replace these bearings as well as the ones in the swing arm.
More pictures to come as the work progresses. Lots of fun ahead.
Thought you might like a look.
NV 2012 - In Memory of the Crewmen RR: CLICK HERE
Adventure Is Out There - NV RR: CLICK HERE
Riding Through History - NV RR: CLICK HERE
And Then There Were Four - OR RR: CLICK HERE
My VW Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
Hodakaguy screwed with this post 11-20-2007 at 10:29 AM
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