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Old 10-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #271
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If you have all the bearing #'s (all the bearings should have a number on them, and if not measure the ID, OD and width and post that), post them up so I can help source/price them for you. A buddy has a good supply of bearings in Cali, and a good source for quality bearings. And, he doesn't charge me full price! (and he'll ship 'em quick)
Well Feike, if you could call him that would be great, here are the bearing numbers and sizes, the only one I had to measure was the first large one, (Larry didn't write that one down) (inside diameter x outside diameter x height):

NTN? TM 8X08A50C3 or TM BX0BA50C3 Can't see if B or 8 (40mm x 90mm x 23mm?) This one is Flanged and Crankshaft goes through it
NTN TM SX0597 25mm x 62mm x 17mm This one is flanged
NTN SX04A37 20mm x 47mm x 14mm This one is flanged
NTN TM B205 25mm x 52mm x 15mm
KOYO 6204 20mm x 47mm x 14mm (two of these)
NSK 6004 20mm x 42mm x 12mm
NSK 6905 25mm x 42mm x 9mm (the height I had to measure)
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #272
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Nope, close, but not the same number
The reason for finding a machine shop or bearing place was so that I did not have to wait to long for the order, and it is supposed to be cheaper.
I think I will just call Ron Ayers or BikeBandit and order it through them if I don't hear back from Feike's machine friend
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #273
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #274
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Yay! Found all the bearings online, got the part numbers, and called a Kawasaki dealer nearby. They will have all the bearings for me on Tuesday! I am so glad.
Hopefully my gaskets, the oil pump and new clamps will be here on Tuesday too.
Traves at Reds motorcycle in Pickens will press them back in.
So Wednesday is D-Day of putting her back together again. Keeping my fingers crossed

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:41 AM   #275
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Yay! Found all the bearings online, got the part numbers, and called a Kawasaki dealer nearby. They will have all the bearings for me on Tuesday! I am so glad. :rayon
Hopefully my gaskets, the oil pump and new clamps will be here on Tuesday too.
Traves at Reds motorcycle in Pickens will press them back in.
So Wednesday is D-Day of putting her back together again. Keeping my fingers crossed


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Old 10-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #276
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Yay! Found all the bearings online, got the part numbers, and called a Kawasaki dealer nearby. They will have all the bearings for me on Tuesday! I am so glad. :rayon
Hopefully my gaskets, the oil pump and new clamps will be here on Tuesday too.
Traves at Reds motorcycle in Pickens will press them back in.
So Wednesday is D-Day of putting her back together again. Keeping my fingers crossed
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #277
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Yay! Found all the bearings online, got the part numbers, and called a Kawasaki dealer nearby. They will have all the bearings for me on Tuesday! I am so glad. :rayon
Hopefully my gaskets, the oil pump and new clamps will be here on Tuesday too.
Traves at Reds motorcycle in Pickens will press them back in.
So Wednesday is D-Day of putting her back together again. Keeping my fingers crossed
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #278
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Life is a roller coaster for sure!
Finally got the call this afternoon that my bearings were pressed in my cases.
I went there totally excited and the first thing I did was give them main bearing a spin. I think if my heart had been glass it would have shattered right then and there.
It did not even want to spin on its own. I heard grinding and it got jammed halfway through. It was way worse than before. When I asked Traves what happened he said that it was probably just some grit got into it. I was literally rendered speechless, and just numbly stood there as Tami ran the debit card for $70.
I was pretty close to crying, this was not the way I had imagined it.
I numbly took my cases and walked out of there. Steve's wife Anna who had driven me there was waiting in the parking lot, and I told her what had happened, but that I just wanted to get back to the house, I couldn't really deal with this.
Back in the garage I decided to see if I could flush whatever junk got into the big bearing out. I then checked all the other bearings and found to my dismay that 5 other ones were just as bad. I could not believe this. What happened????
Did he just hammer them in and damaged the bearings? I showed Steven and his dad and they both were dumbfounded.
I finally decided to see if I could just flush all the bearings out.
For the next two hours I ran carb cleaner, WD-40, oil and other lubricants through the bearings. Some metal peaces came out, but were not magnetic, it looked like aluminum. Some dark gritty stuff came out of them too. What went on around my cases? Did he just have the bearing out in the open while grinding was going on nearby?
Finally I took the cases outside and squirted the power washer through them. One by one I got them to spin with the hose on them, all but the one behind the chain sprocket, that one I never could get total clean.
I re-oiled them and now they seem to turn much better. Still, I wonder........
After cleaning the gasket gunk off the cases I called it a day. Tomorrow I hope to be in better spirits to fix Spirit. I got very disheartened today, but still have hopes that all will be well.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #279
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That should not have happen.Something wasn't right with the shop or mechanic.Compressed air should be able to remove all the debris from the bearings.They should have froze the bearings over night,or at least most of the day,and then pressed them in with a hydraulic press.The gray non metallic substance was probably from the bearings galling the case as they were being driven in.I hope it all come together and you end with a solid engine.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:22 AM   #280
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.The gray non metallic substance was probably from the bearings galling the case as they were being driven in.
Holy shit! I can just imagine a bunch of wild apes in the back of the shop swinging hammers and beating metal parts together.

A newly installed bearing should feel perfect. Grit in a new bearing means something has been done wrong.

I wish you had not left that shop until they had made things right, Esther.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:53 AM   #281
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That is very disappointing. To allow a customer to leave his shop with the bearings in that condition is unbelievable. Shame on them.
The bearing that isn't turning properly should be removed again and checked. As you know it's a major job to strip the motor again and think of the damage it could do when it fails.
I feel so very sorry for your problems.
With great respect for your sense of adventure and willpower
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:58 AM   #282
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i don't really want to be a jerk, but i felt i had to say some thing.

A) punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure were invented for a reason.

Rock on esther.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:30 AM   #283
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That should not have happen.Something wasn't right with the shop or mechanic.Compressed air should be able to remove all the debris from the bearings.They should have froze the bearings over night,or at least most of the day,and then pressed them in with a hydraulic press.The gray non metallic substance was probably from the bearings galling the case as they were being driven in.I hope it all come together and you end with a solid engine.
Thanks for the insight. I have no idea what really happened, but it does not reflect well on this particular Harley store!

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Holy shit! I can just imagine a bunch of wild apes in the back of the shop swinging hammers and beating metal parts together.
A newly installed bearing should feel perfect. Grit in a new bearing means something has been done wrong.
I wish you had not left that shop until they had made things right, Esther.
I did not really have much of a choice!
The last thing I wanted was to impose upon Steve and his family for yet another 2 weeks ere new bearings came in and Traves got around to doing them correct.
I will try and see if I can get the last bearing clean by blowing compressed air into it.

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hoo kares!!!
Hahaha, thank you! I needed a laugh this morning
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:14 AM   #284
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:08 AM   #285
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Thanks for the insight. I have no idea what really happened, but it does not reflect well on this particular Harley store!

You're welcome and good luck.
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