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Old 03-19-2014, 07:46 PM   #13936
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We got them out!
Used a 11mm socket and a big hammer to swage it on the upper shock bolt head,thenused a bar. I could then slip the shock out lf thr frame.. Heat and similar hammer action with a 11mm socket.

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:06 PM   #13937
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Thanks for the follow-up, everyone learns from your solution. Even over here.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:13 AM   #13938
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valve clearance & lean?

Hi,
Did a valve clearance check today, made some adjustment.

Bike seems to be running lean now..... any ideas?

I am going to recheck them again, when l get the time.

Was, sure l had it at TDC on the compression stroke, would this cause it to be lean if l had it on the down stroke?
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:45 AM   #13939
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Hi,
Did a valve clearance check today, made some adjustment.

Bike seems to be running lean now..... any ideas?

I am going to recheck them again, when l get the time.

Was, sure l had it at TDC on the compression stroke, would this cause it to be lean if l had it on the down stroke?
Shouldn't alter your mixture at all but if they're out it can cause problems like hard starting and burnt exhaust valves.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:19 AM   #13940
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If you set them at overlap instead of compression, they'll be too loose which probably won't cause burnt exhaust valves as they'll be seated for much longer; transferring heat to the head.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:14 PM   #13941
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Amcross

Natural terrain grass track MX Round 1 is near Cooma this weekend. Juniors Sat, Seniors Sun. At Muddah lake off the Shannons Flat Rd.

If you are in the area, worth a visit to see some fast people on dirt bikes. Good viewing at the track and normally no entry fees, but maybe gold coin, not sure as I'm no longer involved. But I do plan to be there for lunch tomorrow.

http://www.amcross.com.au/

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-7068-0-0-0&sID=176894
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #13942
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I have never professed to be any sort of mechanic but to do the basics - but need a little help despite the embarrassment....I had heavy duty clutch plates installed before xmas however the clutch cable has literally slid out from the arm on the crankcase and hanging by one thread....but for the life of me I can't work out how so and how to get the bolt/head out...or does it wrap around? or did it fall out because of some 'crimp' falling off from the other side...of course it is something I have never closely looked at and of course can't find diddly squat in the manual...any help would be appreciated....
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:37 PM   #13943
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If I understand the question: your cable is about to break, you're on the last strand. The cable ends are factory and usually permanent (once-upon-a-time some were soldered and could be redone).

On the right side of the hole in the arm, by my finger, you can see the slot that lets you insert the cable end. You have to remove the arm to do that. If this is your question, you need a new cable. A drop of oil on all exposed cable ends will allow the barrel to rotate in their socket so the cable won't bend right there.



Is it something llike this? Internet photo.

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:32 PM   #13944
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I have never professed to be any sort of mechanic but to do the basics - but need a little help despite the embarrassment....I had heavy duty clutch plates installed before xmas however the clutch cable has literally slid out from the arm on the crankcase and hanging by one thread....but for the life of me I can't work out how so and how to get the bolt/head out...or does it wrap around? or did it fall out because of some 'crimp' falling off from the other side...of course it is something I have never closely looked at and of course can't find diddly squat in the manual...any help would be appreciated....
Where are you Pottz...I can come and have a look if you like
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:32 AM   #13945
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Hi,
Did a valve clearance check today, made some adjustment.

Bike seems to be running lean now..... any ideas?

I am going to recheck them again, when l get the time.

Was, sure l had it at TDC on the compression stroke, would this cause it to be lean if l had it on the down stroke?
Just a bit of follow up on my issue of bike running hot/lean after valve clearance check/adjustment.

I have it sorted now.
I believe I must not have had it at TDC when I did the check. I used the cam lifter method to find TDC, I think this may have been my problem.

This time around, I just removed one spark plug, then placed my finger over the hole to ensure I was on the compression stroke.

When I said running lean, I guess I meant I could smell it cooking. so maybe not lean, just running really hot. When I checked the spark plugs again, they were black, with just 15 minutes running time on them.

Anyhow, thanks for your help, as I was a bit worried with an upcoming ride looming.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:37 AM   #13946
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If I understand the question: your cable is about to break, you're on the last strand. The cable ends are factory and usually permanent (once-upon-a-time some were soldered and could be redone).

On the right side of the hole in the arm, by my finger, you can see the slot that lets you insert the cable end. You have to remove the arm to do that. If this is your question, you need a new cable. A drop of oil on all exposed cable ends will allow the barrel to rotate in their socket so the cable won't bend right there.



Is it something llike this? Internet photo.

Ahhhh - you've nailed it and now it makes sense on how it fits together - I still have one thread hanging on but your pics explain it all and why I couldn't figure it....thanks heaps - new cable it shall be....
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:40 AM   #13947
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Where are you Pottz...I can come and have a look if you like
Thanks for the offer mate. The pic above explains it perfectly so a new cable will be the go. If I have any further dramas I'll drop you a line. Thanks again for your help. Cheers
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:38 AM   #13948
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Before you take the arm off, mark its position on the spline so you get it back in the same rotation.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:14 PM   #13949
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Thanks for the offer mate. The pic above explains it perfectly so a new cable will be the go. If I have any further dramas I'll drop you a line. Thanks again for your help. Cheers
No worries at all. Glad you've got it sorted
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:41 AM   #13950
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Here is some footage from a trip on the weekend with another inmate....TRBaron. Unfortunatley there isn't any sound as Mr Baron didn't have the mic plugged in but you get the general idea of the terain we went through. I'm on the DR650, camerman is riding Honda Transalp.

Here is a link to the "Northern Rivers NSW ADV Riders" forum and recent converstation: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...625349&page=25



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