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Old 02-13-2014, 07:03 AM   #61
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I have now found this thread and your bikes are different than mine. Where you reference a detent to be put up and out all I have is this...
Do you mean Rob Farmer's post where he mentions
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The dots need to face outwards and be on top. The oil gallery is angled to flow oil from the oil route around the top stud into the needle bearings in the rocker arm. If you have it the way round the oil gallery doesn't work and you end with a reduced oil flow through the bearings.
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Not applicable to the /5-- it uses an older system with bushings on the rocker arms instead of the /6-and-later needle bearings. Rocker arm end play is set by squeezing the rocker arms together while torquing the head bolts.

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Old 02-13-2014, 07:14 AM   #62
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right on Bill, I was just wondering because the "pin" that my rockers swivel on has three dots on the top and nothing on the bottom. See pics a page back or so. I just hope I have the orientation correct, meaning having them clocked correctly with regards to how the stud goes thru them. If I had it 180 degress out would it be an issue?
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:07 PM   #63
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The /5 rocker shafts are center-drilled with a staked aluminum plug and don't have an orientation direction as far as I remember. They don't have to have the oil passage in a particular location since they use floating bronze bushings that are not picky like needle bearings are.

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:42 AM   #64
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cool! Thanks Bill!
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:36 AM   #65
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@Byron... Trip update plz!!
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:40 AM   #66
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@Byron... Trip update plz!!
Looks like they turned their blog into a Kindle book.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:42 AM   #67
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Looks like they turned their blog into a Kindle book.
Double cool.
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A young couple resign from their jobs in the midst of a recession to embark on an epic road trip with their life savings, a tent and very few plans in tow. Told by the pillion, Beads in the Headlight is a travelogue of their quest for adventure through the American continent on a motorcycle that is older than them both. Wild animals, brutal climates, mechanical troubles, kind strangers, magnificent landscapes and ocean crossings fill 31,254 life affirming miles in this inspiring and heart warming account.

358 pages
At only a couple of bucks (pounds) for the e-Book, these folks need volume sales:

UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beads-Headli...+the+headlight

US:
http://www.amazon.com/Beads-Headligh...+the+Headlight


I've already got my copy...

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Old 02-18-2014, 07:08 AM   #68
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Wow, what an adventure.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:06 PM   #69
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I doubt the bearings got damaged after 150 miles. There was probably enough oil flow to keep them lubed - you weren't red lining the bike or working it all that hard, right?
When I fitted the bearings wrongly on my R80, I got from New York to the Vermont border, before that gave way!
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Double cool.


At only a couple of bucks (pounds) for the e-Book, these folks need volume sales:

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beads-Headli...+the+headlight

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I've already got my copy...

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Me too.its a good read.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:06 PM   #71
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WOW!! You guys did an excellent screwing up someone else's thread.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:08 AM   #72
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How's that? We revived it after being dead for two years, got it back to the top of the board, answered someone's rocker arm question, highlighted their TravelBlog and got them an advert for their new Kindle book (with a couple of sales).

How can this be in any way bad?

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:59 AM   #73
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Cool2 careful......something looks amiss....

Hello woodley1069,
For reference to your pics of your rocker assemblies....The /5 series IS different....read up on them....lots of information on these interwebz.
However, I wish to inform YOU> The INTAKE RUBBER, from the carb into the head.....shown in the photo.....is CRACKED badly. You NEED TO REPLACE these sooner than later.....Also, inspect the remaining intake rubbers for cracking. Air leaks can cause erratic running, and CAN also HOLE a piston from a lean condition.
Good luck and perhaps, I am looking too closely at a soso photo......but, head my words.
Have a nice day!
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:14 AM   #74
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How's that? We revived it after being dead for two years, got it back to the top of the board, answered someone's rocker arm question, highlighted their TravelBlog and got them an advert for their new Kindle book (with a couple of sales).

How can this be in any way bad?

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It was a great story on this couples adventures turned into rocker arm mayhem
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:50 AM   #75
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It was a great story on this couples adventures turned into rocker arm mayhem
Um. The OP was the guy who first brought up the rocker arm questions. Are you saying no one should be allowed to follow up on his findings??
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