Garage Talk...........

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby rik » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:36 pm

delw wrote:Nice to see consistency in motorcycle manufacturing and assembly. Anna's MT-07 needs a new tyre. OK, 5 mins to remove it and take it to shop. Nah.
2 years old (we've had it a year) and axle never been out or seen any sort of lubricant. Maybe assembly guy just gobbed on it before inserting.

Grease isn't allowed on assembly lines, it attracts dust. :roll:
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Adam » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:32 pm

delw wrote: Maybe assembly guy just gobbed on it before inserting.


I always find that does the trick ;) :yup: lOl lOl
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Nutah » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:31 pm

Adam wrote:
delw wrote: Maybe assembly guy just gobbed on it before inserting.


I always find that does the trick ;) :yup: lOl lOl


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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Finmows » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:20 pm

Adam wrote:
delw wrote: Maybe assembly guy just gobbed on it before inserting.


I always find that does the trick ;) :yup: lOl lOl

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby spondon440 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:07 pm

Just finished this, got an MOT on Saturday, I'm pretty chuffed with the result.

ImageIMG_0657 by ANDREW FRANCHI, on Flickr

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby TOPGUMM » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:43 pm

Can you post a picture of the indicator mounts on the front bars as I`ve to fit some on an xt and I may have four rear ones :headbang:

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Beef » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:08 am

spondon440 wrote:Just finished this, got an MOT on Saturday, I'm pretty chuffed with the result.

ImageIMG_0657 by ANDREW FRANCHI, on Flickr

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That is awesome, I had a toy one as a kid in that colour :!: 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) :yup:
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby delw » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:26 am

TOPGUMM wrote:Can you post a picture of the indicator mounts on the front bars as I`ve to fit some on an xt and I may have four rear ones :headbang:


Fronts should be longer than rear.
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby TOPGUMM » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:39 am

Sorry Delw, was looking at Spondon`s Yam. Seems to be fixed to the handle bars.
1977 xt 500. They changed soon after, like Jap stuff did every year.

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby spondon440 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:18 pm

I'll do a picture later Col, they are all over ebay and are dirt cheap, £20 a pair cheap, they are pretty good but I'm a bit of a tosser when it comes to this sort of thing so if your patient you can have mine for nowt when I eventually find a pair of new old stock fronts from somewhere.
Try a look at this.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Yamaha-D ... rk:45:pf:0

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby TOPGUMM » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:16 pm

Okay got ya. Seems an odd way to mount them.

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby spondon440 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:22 pm

Not really, you would need to go out of your way to knock one off, where as if its fastened to the side of your headlight you have easily broke an indicator, headlight, headlight mounts in a light off.

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby delw » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:06 pm

Winter maintenance commenced. Forks and Shock out for service ( at http://www.brooksuspension.co.uk) including re-chrome. Thankfully these guys can do the XB shock, not Tubers though. The re-chrome work however requires them to dismantle the forks and send away.
The fork bottoms and shock spring will be nicely powder coated on return. Hopefully all back in 4 to 5 weeks.
Good job the after market exhaust can handle the weight of supporting the bike on a couple of jacks.
Idle Pulley needs sorting as the anodising is wearing. Likely I'll order a new one and then visit a local anodiser to keep this one as a spare.
Other jobs not quite so in-depth, just plugs, HT leads and lubricants.
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby barney » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:24 pm

Del , just watch that hydraulic trolley jack they can go down over time and all the weight will be on the scissor jack at front . or all over the floor if it fell off :o :coat:
I would be interesting to know how brooks suspension get on with the rear shock , are you having a strip ,new seals , oil and re-gas ?
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby delw » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:34 pm

Checking it regularly Barney but thanks for the warning.
Shock service is advertised as
• Disassembly of shock absorber
• Inspection of all parts for wear or damage.
• Inspection of piston rod for straightness and polish
• Strip and thorough clean of piston assemblies, clean and flatten pistons
• Replace all oil seals, dust seals, o-rings and bushes
• Rebuild shock absorber with high quality Motul Factory Line fork oil
• Charge with Nitrogen
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