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Old 03-25-2012, 05:40 AM   #181
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Great thread vtwin !! You are documenting your rebuild very well !! Thank you !!
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #182
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The heat blanket idea works great! it was one of the first things I did, as well as heat wrapping my exhaust. Quick question though, I have roughly 55k on my 07, should I be worried about this happening to me, or would it have happened already?

I think you've got a good one if it hadn't happened by now. On Badweb, of the 33 or so that have posted on the "Bad Crank" thread, I believe there were 8 of us on it with bad cranks. Pretty high percentage, but doesn't really indicate a true number. They made alot of Ulysses so we don't know how many were fixed at dealers that are not counted and how many are happily riding down the street.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:40 AM   #183
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I have been thinking of letting people take my crank, get it rebuilt and using it in their bike and they can do the same for their bad crank for the next guy. That way, they can reuse their old primary etc and cut the costs way down. Problem is that they have to find a shop that will replace the pin and bearings reasonably. All I'd need from the next guy is for them to pay the shipping to them. But they won't end up with the larger crank.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #184
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Great thread vtwin !! You are documenting your rebuild very well !! Thank you !!

Thanks Merc, hope everyone learns from my bumbling around this.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #185
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Really enjoying the thread.

Did you post pictures of the damage to the original crank? I saw the picture of the crank in the bucket but would like too see the damage.



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Old 03-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #186
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Really enjoying the thread.

Did you post pictures of the damage to the original crank? I saw the picture of the crank in the bucket but would like too see the damage.



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Nope, just the video of the noise while moving it. I believe you need a press to split the crank and remove the rods. I'm curious as well.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #187
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i did my Sportster without the plug. some oil did come out, but it wasn't too bad.
Just to reiterate, you have to static time the Uly
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #188
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Just to reiterate, you have to static time the Uly
oh, gotcha. my uly is a 2009 and the engine is quite a bit different than the older ones. I didn't know if the hole was there on the older ones.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #189
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oh, gotcha. my uly is a 2009 and the engine is quite a bit different than the older ones. I didn't know if the hole was there on the older ones.
I should have been specific, the early ones do have the timing hole. But you still have to static time it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #190
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I think you've got a good one if it hadn't happened by now. On Badweb, of the 33 or so that have posted on the "Bad Crank" thread, I believe there were 8 of us on it with bad cranks. Pretty high percentage, but doesn't really indicate a true number. They made alot of Ulysses so we don't know how many were fixed at dealers that are not counted and how many are happily riding down the street.
Hey thanks! I have been pretty lucky with this bike, and I didn't really ever hear about this problem until just recently. Hope that everything goes good with your project!
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #191
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Hey thanks! I have been pretty lucky with this bike, and I didn't really ever hear about this problem until just recently. Hope that everything goes good with your project!

Thanks, so far so good.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:35 PM   #192
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Finally got my oil pump. I was a little worried as this is what was ordered...



But I recall seeing a different number, like -07 due to the scavenging change. I was relieved when I opened the box and saw this.



Oiled up and installed.



So now I can pour some oil down the rockers and let it lube the lifters, push rods and cam gears some more.

Time to put on the valve covers, but the seals are different from the ones that were replaced by the dealer when I had the oil leak. The new ones aren't orange and are a bit stiffer, but that's what I got. So I'm assuming these are the latest style.



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Old 04-05-2012, 07:41 PM   #193
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May as well replace the exhaust donuts.



Old ones took some prying out.



New ones in..



Had to tap them in place.

Hmm, I need that hoist to lift the engine. The manual says to strap the swingarm to the frame and then set the bike aside, so I do.



Looking good.




A little Mule Tape, rated at 1800lbs, should do it.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #194
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On to the jack. I really recommend getting a bike jack for this operation, or at least a floor transmission jack.



Pretty sketchy..



It actually tipped over off the jack and I couldn't get it back on. So I improvished and lifted one side and slid 4 x 4 s under and then lifted the other side and shoved more 4 x 4s.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #195
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It's finally back in with the rear and front mount supporting it. Not pretty, but at least it's come this far.





I did have a causalty, the front breather broke, so I need something else now.




Really is a tight fit in there.

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