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Old 10-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #286
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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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Thanks Paddy! I am just going to go with the flow and hope all will be well.
Bearings feel much better now, and hopefully I will get the grit out of the last one!
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #287
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Thanks Paddy! I am just going to go with the flow and hope all will be well.
Bearings feel much better now, and hopefully I will get the grit out of the last one!
Well I would trust your judgment.. You have proven that your a better wrench then the guys in the shop
Good luck.....waiting for next post to see how everything is going
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #288
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Wash them out good, Esther. Don't stop until they feel like there's no grit in them. Blow them out good and dry then roll them. A dry bearing will have the tiniest 'rumble' feel to it, but not a gritty feel. If you then add a couple of drops of oil they should be smooth as silk.

They're probably not damaged since they have not had a load on them.

Cheer up. Everything's OK.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:00 AM   #289
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Putting an engine back together is nerve wrecking!
I keep on second guessing myself and wondering if I did it all right.



I even had the input and output transmission shafts, shiftdrum and levers all installed when I got nervous and decided to take them out again to make sure I put the sprockets on both shafts in correctly. I had, but still........... I really do not know what I am doing LOL. I can see how the shift drum operates, how the levers lift up the gears, but I can't really totally grasp how the gears work, why there is an input and output shaft. Oh well!


The little star sprocket (cam-change drum) on the outside of the case that attaches to the shift drum keeps it in whatever gear you put it in, but that thing is so teensy! Hmmm I would have designed that thing a tad bigger!
For those of you interested, right now the gears are in neutral, the wheel is resting in the little dip
I am also wondering how on Earth there are scratches on the pawl (that gnarly looking grip thingy). There is nothing on that side of the pawl, so how did it get scored???


Put the piston back on and the cylinder, yay, starting to look like an engine again


Got the crankshaft sprockets, the right side balancer, the oil pump and the clutch basket back on too.

Now I have to mount in in the frame again so I can torque the clutch basket nut and the crankshaft nut down.
Hmmmm, sure wished I had the strength of a guy now, that thing is heavy. wish me luck, last thing I need is to drop it now, Yikes!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:18 AM   #290
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Putting an engine back together is nerve wrecking!
I keep on second guessing myself and wondering if I did it all right.


Now I have to mount in in the frame again so I can torque the clutch basket nut and the crankshaft nut down.
Hmmmm, sure wished I had the strength of a guy now, that thing is heavy. wish me luck, last thing I need is to drop it now, Yikes!

you go gal!

Do you have a little furniture dolly you can put the engine on and roll it right next to the frame? That should make it much easier putting it back in.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:18 AM   #291
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Great job.....good luck....what you lack in strength you make up for in determination
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #292
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WooHoo! Lookin' good.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:07 AM   #293
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Did you get all the bearings smooth as silk again with air? Would be terrible to do all this work and have them fail again in another thousand miles...

You are doing great!
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #294
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Fingers crossed - and a big thumbs up for your effort!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #295
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #296
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Thanks everyone!
Got the balancer chain and cam chain in including sprockets of course, and the doohickey. Put the head back on but left the top off seeing as I need to torque the bolts down tighter, and put the drum basket on as well.Temporarily mounted the side covers so I wouldn't have to worry damaging anything. Then I got the frame on woodblock and put rear wheel on a 2x6 so I could safely remove the swing arm bolt that runs through the engine block. Then I mounted the highway peg/engine guard that also has the engine mount on it and left it dangling for quick access.
Steve got hoe around 9PM and helped me lift the engine in the frame, it went really smoothly so I was really excited! Spirit looked like a motorcycle again.
Tomorrow should take care of the rest. Keeping my fingers crossed that I did everything right...........
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #297
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Did you get all the bearings smooth as silk again with air?
I ended up not using the air compressor, but emptied out a can of WD40 while spinning the bearing and keeping the case tilted at a 45 degree angle. I did see quite a lot of grit in the paper towels afterward, so I think I got it all. It's running smooth now :)
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:54 PM   #298
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Good work.I can't wait to see you back on the road.It'll be hard to leave your new friends behind after all this.I bet they'll suffer a little heart ache too.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #299
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If I were you, I would head SOUTH as soon as that thing is running! Weather is changing quickly this time of year ;)

Good job and good luck Esther! :
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #300
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