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Old 09-02-2012, 03:06 AM   #1006
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #1007
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You only turned around and went home cause you didn't want all the Cold Kiwi pictures taken of you to be of you disassembling Gus (again).

I'm starting to think you only go on rides so that you have new and interesting locations for your weekly rebuilds.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:46 PM   #1008
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Don't worry, it could be worse. At least Gus made it home under his own steam unlike Rosie's WR. If you ever find yourself wanting to ditch the old & cool adv bike for something new & reliable don't bother 'cos new probably won't be reliable either.

...unless you happen to find a nice low k's KTM 640 somewhere... oh, hang on...



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Old 09-03-2012, 04:23 PM   #1009
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"Its not about the destination,its about how many times I stop to fix it or if it makes it to destination."
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:07 AM   #1010
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Weekend maintenance

Worked on Gus this weekend, to resolve some of the recent issues.

The left fork leaked (again) on the way to the Cold Kiwi, after I tried to fix the prior leak with an All Balls seals with tightened springs. I wasn’t over optimistic, so wasn’t disappointed. Wasn’t a gusher, but…On the return trip I stopped at City Honda in Palmerston North, & purchased some OEM seals & dust seals (The 2005 YZ250F KYB fork has been used in the 2010 CRF range - mostly likely with valving changes).

Interesting to look at the differences between OEM & the All Balls seals. The new Honda seals are definitely less plastic looking & firmer.



The dust seal on the All Balls kits seems to mimic an oil seal. The OEM Honda has a definite lip, then a cavity.



Given I was going to replace the seals, I decided to experiment with ride height. I took the 25 mm spacers out of each fork cartridge (I had been running a 50mm & 25mm in each), & put in a 25mm spacer below the (cutdown) springs, to bring total travel back from 225mm to 250mm. I haven’t ridden this combination yet, so we will see if turns a nicely turning bike into a truck. I think it’ll be fine.

Mandy's Yamaha Mint made the ultimate sacrifice & was cut up to provide the springs spacers. I guess that registration can come off restore now.... Yes, I know the cut wasn't particularly straight.



Unfortunately the right side bushes ‘galled’ when I was dismantling that fork leg, & whilst I have put it all back together, I will need to replace them at some stage (not with All Balls this time around). Getting good at working with these forks now.

I have put the Keihan 2 into 2 exhaust system back on. I’ve made a change to the needle jet (266, up from 264), but haven’t ridden it yet to see if this is better than it was on the MMMM. I had left the 266 jet at home when I went to the MMMM, & regretted it all of the way there & back.

Spent some time tidying the side stand Barrie made up for me. Just radiused off some corners, & took out some untidy bits that Barrie hadn’t gotten to. I will likely do some more work on that at a later date just to finish it off. But it has improved it's appearance. The extra height in the forks has also improved the lean angle slightly.

The replacement centrestand has been ditched again, but I am thinking of putting the cut up stand back on, in order to protect the exposed balance pipe.

Finally, I have made a medium term solution to the right side stripped out value cover stud - basically put a new stud through to just under the spark plug, put a new cut down nut in there, red locktite, & the jobs a good-un. This has allowed me to make a change - see if you can spot it. And yes, this was while the job was 1/2 done.



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You only turned around and went home cause you didn't want all the Cold Kiwi pictures taken of you to be of you disassembling Gus (again).
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Box'a'Shites ride mission statement - "Its not about the destination, it's about how many times I stop to fix it or if it makes it to destination."
What can I say - I enjoy tweaking Gus, & if I can't getting things working well, I'm not afraid to have a go at correcting the issue - but only if this isn't going to impact on everyone elses ride. Only broken down once (ICU). But I am conscious that too many photos of road side repair will give a certain reputation.
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Don't worry, it could be worse. At least Gus made it home under his own steam unlike Rosie's WR. If you ever find yourself wanting to ditch the old & cool adv bike for something new & reliable don't bother 'cos new probably won't be reliable either.

...unless you happen to find a nice low k's KTM 640 somewhere... oh, hang on...Clint
Well I have to admit that when Taz mentioned he might sell the 640a, the thought did briefly cross my mind...
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:14 AM   #1011
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You've fitted the (edit) right cylinder guard.

If the weathers fine next Sunday come and pull Gus apart on Ocean Beach.

FYI, there'll be a pizza night coming up sometime soon.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:16 AM   #1012
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You've fitted the cylinder guard
no he has taken one off
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:17 AM   #1013
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Only broken down once (ICU).
MD reckons that 70 to 80 percent of ignition troubles is the icu
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:18 AM   #1014
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no he has taken one off
Look closer
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:19 AM   #1015
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Look closer
look at the pic parked in front of bunnings
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:20 AM   #1016
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look at the pic parked in front of bunnings
I did, you still need to look closer
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:24 AM   #1017
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MD reckons that 70 to 80 percent of ignition troubles is the icu
I reckon half of all cylinder damage troubles is due to only having one engine bar.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #1018
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I reckon half of all cylinder damage troubles is due to only having one engine bar.
Where does that put you with Schmidtty? You've taken them both off haven't you?
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You've fitted the (edit) right cylinder guard.
Give that man a gold star..... Yup, finally fitted the Hardhead guards, & gotten rid of the crash-bars.
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If the weathers fine next Sunday come and pull Gus apart on Ocean Beach.
FYI, there'll be a pizza night coming up sometime soon.
Probably be there - but I've already committed to going to another Airhead event that weekend. We'll see how that goes, & what Mandy's tolerance levels are like.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #1019
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #1020
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Don't worry about us that haven't been invited to any airhead rides - just go out & have lots of fun
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