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post #1 of 13 Old Jul 5th, 2010, 4:25 pm Thread Starter
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Add another one to the long list.....

Spent a day in the garage -



and this is what I found -






got the drill out and joined the weep hole brigade....




She's getting a major service while she's in this state, including the removal of a cowbell that someone must have hidden down the back end some time ago....

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Glad you are "on the mend!"

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nice setup for working on the bike, Daz.
Is that an extension for the lift against the wall...? I was trying to work out how you got it up without the rear wheel falling off the back, before I spotted that.
Or did you pull the wheel while it was on the ground before lifting?

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nice setup for working on the bike, Daz.
Is that an extension for the lift against the wall...? I was trying to work out how you got it up without the rear wheel falling off the back, before I spotted that.
Or did you pull the wheel while it was on the ground before lifting?
Well spotted Chris, yes the ramp slots onto the back of the lift for loading but is easily removable to allow work. The LT just fits on the lift without the ramp, and I removed the rear wheel after she went up.

Gotta say, it makes life a lot easier and the back doesn't suffer near as much.

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post #5 of 13 Old Aug 8th, 2010, 7:25 am Thread Starter
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She's finished....

Started with a slipping clutch, so I thought if I needed to do some major work, I might as well do the lot. Finished this afternoon.....

The work –

· New Clutch Plate and associated bolts
· New Oil Seals
· New Clutch Slave Cylinder
· New Fuel Filter
· New Oil Filter
· New Fuel Line Quick Connects
· Engine Oil Change
· New Air Filter
· New Spark Plugs
· Coolant Change
· Transmission Oil Change
· Clutch Fluid Flush
· Brake Fluid Flush
· New Rear Brake Rotor
· New Rear Brake Pads
· Rear Drive Oil Change
· New Front Tyre ME880
· New Rear Tyre ME880
· HID Low Beam Headlight
· Top-up Rear Shock preload Oil

And a complete cosmetic touch-up.

Happy boy!

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Big job done Daz...

but is it starting up OK now??

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Yeah... it's starting fine

....but I still don't understand what happened. First I searched this site and was surprised to find quite a few with exactly the same problem when they had completed their clutch rebuild.

The first thing I did was check all the interlocks that go to the starter relay. Sidestand - check, reverser microswitches - check, immobiliser - check, etc.... all ok, but it still wouldn't turn over. I pulled the starter relay and ripped the cover off to check it out, all looked ok and if I pushed in the armature it turned the starter motor over OK. I figured it must be cactus and intended to order a replacement.

To satisfy myself that it was only the starter relay at fault I connected the tank back up and jumped the +12v to the starter motor post at the rear of the battery and the bike started and ran fine.

After that I tried the starter button one last time before ordering a replacement relay and the $/0%^&^ thing started, and has been working 100% ever since.

I have zero ideas as to why it would not work in the first place. I did nothing differently, it was just like it decided to take a holiday for a week and when it got back it was happy to work again.

Either way, it's all good now and all the work went well, even my first try at a brake flush.

I learnt a lot about the bike in doing the work, and will happily dig in again if (or more likely, when) necessary.

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Got mine back Tuesday after being in the "shop" for 4 days.
Daz, you saved a hell of a lot of money on labour!!!

I had:
60,000km + annual maintenance $500 + parts
New Metz front & rear $468
New rear brake pads (OEM) $113
They found oil leaking from gearbox, so pulled off the final drive and swingarm and put a new gearbox output shaft seal on.
While in there found the "paralever bearings" were frozen, so replaced.
Installed my new Wilbers front & rear ($200 while the bike was already stripped)

All up $2500
plus the cost of the Wilbers $2850....

Boy, what a difference the Wilbers and new tyres make in handling...
I can feel its riding higher with the new shocks, and its seems to get up on the centrestand easier.
Add in new rego, CTP, insurance etc etc... what a bloody month!
Lucky I love riding this bike.

At least I know now I can do the Snowy Ride safely.

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post #9 of 13 Old Aug 28th, 2010, 6:32 am Thread Starter
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Re: Add another one to the long list.....

Ouch.....

But you're right about it being a great bike.

Jen and I went to Mudgee for luch today, afterwards we slipped up to Gulgong for a coffee and spent a few hours in the museum there, and back home by 6pm.

I had a great day, 480klm "test ride" and the bike feels like new.

Glad you got yours ready for the Snowy Ride. Still not sure if I'm going, Jen's off to see our daughter in Vancouver for a couple of weeks, back just in time for us to head to Philip Island for the MotoGP, and my work contract ends about the same time. If I can pick up some new work I plan to be there, if not I'll be saving the pennies.....

I was "reading" the bikes antics today at speed to see how the shocks were travelling, they still seem to be fine but they have only done 34000klm so I might get a few more years out of them yet.

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Started with a slipping clutch, so I thought if I needed to do some major work, I might as well do the lot. Finished this afternoon.....

The work –

· New Clutch Plate and associated bolts
· New Oil Seals
· New Clutch Slave Cylinder
· New Fuel Filter
· New Oil Filter
· New Fuel Line Quick Connects
· Engine Oil Change
· New Air Filter
· New Spark Plugs
· Coolant Change
· Transmission Oil Change
· Clutch Fluid Flush
· Brake Fluid Flush
· New Rear Brake Rotor
· New Rear Brake Pads
· Rear Drive Oil Change
· New Front Tyre ME880
· New Rear Tyre ME880
· HID Low Beam Headlight
· Top-up Rear Shock preload Oil

And a complete cosmetic touch-up.

Happy boy!
Good job, nic pics. You did drill the slave cyl. housing, right?

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Yep, sure did. It's difficult to spot but it's there in the last picture.

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were did you source the rear rotor from?? I cant find a supplier anywhere besides guenuine I need one for 2002 was it an ebc

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were did you source the rear rotor from?? I cant find a supplier anywhere besides guenuine I need one for 2002 was it an ebc
Got mine from - http://www.cyclebrakes.com/html/our_products.html

Cost me US$280 for the rotor including two sets of rear pads (one spare set)

It went on easy and works well, I just did a secont trip to Mudgee for Father's Day outing last Sunday and past the 1000klm mark since the work, all good.

No more cowbell........

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