Center stand purge
Am the recent new owner of a less than optimal EHCS for my 01 and paid way too much for what I got but I like a challenge so I didn't send it back like I should have.
The cradle was cracked at the skid plate hole on one side so I had to weld that. The idiot used vise grips on the shaft to remove the nut so the shaft had some deep grooves in it. I ground off the large burr and then did some draw filing to remove anything sticking up above the normal surface of the shaft checking with a new razor blade dragging it horizontally across the scrapes to see if anything would catch. Repeated until it was as smooth as I could get it. I was going to try brazing new material over the areas needing metal replaced but decided against it as I don't have a lathe and draw filing that much material off would be very time consuming trying to make it round again. I chose to do some body work with J&B weld as only a small portion of this damage would pass into the head of the actuator. After a thorough cleaning, I applied the epoxy with the razor blade like a body spatula applying bondo to a dent. After sufficient curing time, I polished it with 1000 grit paper and some jack oil. It feels pretty good to the hand even if it looks like crap as all those little dark spots are filled with epoxy. I don't suppose the actuator bottoms out but the black line in the last two pictures is where the shaft bottoms out being pushed all the way in to see how much impact these defects might have. It looks like I might get away with it but a test is in order but I want to flush it first.
After reading jzellers procedure, it looks pretty straight forward, all except for how much oil to put in. Total volume is 175ml but refill is 125-150ml. In flushing, and filling, how do I know how much fluid is in the unit after all that is done. AM I missing something as I haven't done this procedure yet.
Sugar Hill, GA
2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced
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