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Old 06-23-2011, 11:04 PM   #61
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Which one is the Luftie...Knary
The lower one, which was specially re-hardened by Matt Capri in his barbecue.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:36 PM   #62
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Last night's task was to pull the transmission out. When I drained the tranny I found a couple troublesomely bigger flakes on the plug - not just the usual fuzz. Nothing terrifying, but if it had been drained at some point recently before the bike was parked, other debris could have been already removed. The oil did not, however, look fresh.

I think this bit of rubber came over with the May Flöwer.


And this may have once been the leading edge of a byzantine battering ram.



Again, this bike is astounding me with its simplicity. Pulling the transmission was incredibly easy. The only difficulty was getting a 10mm wrench that fit the bolts on the output flange. Well... that and realizing that the transmission was the counterweight to the front end. That got a little sporty until I put the front wheel back on.


Anticipating the mess of the oil in the swing arm... and nada. It was essentially dry. Did it sneak into the final drive or is it why the frame is a gooey mess? Even with the goo, I saw two different cracks in the both of the bottom rear stamped parts of the frame. To help you find your way, the second image below includes the bolt for the rear brake pedal.





The splines were, not surprisingly, dry. There's a good bit of debris from the clutch.


So now the question...
What the hell parked the bike?
I'm buttoning up the engine ASAP and we'll see what happens when I blend electricity, a flammable liquid and some oxygen.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:40 PM   #63
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and we'll see what happens when I blend electricity, a flammable liquid and some oxygen.
Often, an explosion, however YMMV.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #64
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I see this photo, and sounds of the 70's come ringing in my head,
Something like the theme to On Any Sunday.

Nice touch with the solar flares.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:31 PM   #65
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The splines were, not surprisingly, dry. There's a good bit of debris from the clutch.
Other than pulling Snowbum's R100 apart, these splines are about as good as they get, mang. Dry, yes. Wear-indexed to the clutch plate, sure. But there is a ton of spline left there-- unless the tranny input brg howls the splines are now removed from the equation. Good-to-go.

You can go Tolstoy on what lube to use on those splines, or just hit the local Honda shop for a tube of Honda Moly 60. As an oilhead owner you may already have some

Will say this: the tip of that clutch pushrod shows more wear than my 61K+ G/S, sayin'. That and a worn clutch might have gotten the bike parked.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:59 PM   #66
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Between regular maintenance and irregular maintenance (rear main seal, new clutch, driveshaft, etc), I did the spline/lube game with my old K-bike. There were seeming wars over what kind of grease to use or not use back in the old mailing list days. You'd think the lube would determine the next pope. -insert tasteless catholic joke-


Do you think I should perhaps consider possibly checking the clutch disk for wear? :klay



I don't think these frames have enough tabs. What's the second set of holes in the tabs on the main frame below the top mounting holes for the subframe for?
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:15 PM   #67
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I don't think these frames have enough tabs. What's the second set of holes in the tabs on the main frame below the top mounting holes for the subframe for?
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Looks like wheelie practice detritus to me

How's the motor rear main seal look, Knary?
A weeper there can make this happen too
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #69
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Looks like wheelie practice detritus to me

How's the motor rear main seal look, Knary?
A weeper there can make this happen too
It seems pretty dry in there with just a good bit of fluffy clutch debris. I pulled off the pressure plates and measured the friction plate. It's got a lot of life left in it. Either the bike really does only have 25k miles on it, or it's the second friction disk.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:41 AM   #70
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Next, get out the pressure washer...
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:12 PM   #72
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #73
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Just got back from a week with family. I spent hours of driving pondering what to do next. I guess I'll see if it runs. Sound like a plan?
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:28 PM   #74
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #75
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Time has been short. I took a couple minutes to hook up a switch and battery.




Someone left the blinker on.


Hit the starter button.
woof-woof-woof...



Ok, so there's a shortage of gasoline and the like, but the starter and spark is kind of important, no?
Pulled the plugs and grounded them on the jugs.



Zap! There it was. Nice big spark.

I just realized I spent more time on this post than the above stuff.
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