What have you done to your MT today ? contd

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Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Post by Bonnielad » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:26 am

My son took it in for me so I haven't checked anything yet but he did say the wheel wobbled and the fail sheet says excessive play in wheel bearings
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Post by Bonnielad » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:56 pm

Problem solved. Two minute job. The spindle wasn't screwed fully home (cheap shit amateur mechanic error). Now ready for the retest.
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Post by AWJD » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:08 pm

That could have been nasty on the road! It's best to do up the spindle to 68Nm with a torque wrench to ensure it's fully home.
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Post by deadgrass. » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:58 pm

68 is medium for a yorkshire arm on a bad day [if you don't have a torque wrench steve]

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Post by deadgrass. » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:13 pm

now we have a bit of a thaw,
time to wash off the salt from the weekend before

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the weekend before at the yeti rally with some of the similarly elusive mt riders

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Post by lardmarc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:49 pm

deadgrass. wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Some of the similarly exclusive mt riders
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Post by deadgrass. » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:30 pm

lardmarc wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:49 pm
deadgrass. wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Some of the similarly exclusive mt riders
now now doug,
my trip was purely research on sidecar set up [remember our last meet]
and also winter camping gear,
the beer and camaraderie was a bonus ;)
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Post by bth2bth2 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:17 am

a spy in the camp ...mmmm :D
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Post by phil » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:59 pm

Changed worn distanzias for Heidenou k60 at the weekend, been riding through crap weather and am impressed with levels of grip on the road, also replaced front mudguard as old one had gone fragile and snapped when I leant on it refitting the wheel!. Fitted a 350 guard to 500 as I couldnt find a new 500 guard, it fits no problem.
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Post by yeti341 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:01 pm

Took the405 for a blast after fitting new delorto Huge improvement more responsive ,called in to see some 350 parts turned out they was for a 500 ,but bought them anyway they'll be on for sale soon
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