Originally Posted by jzeiler
Woo Hoo, Good job Bill. Now get her back together and go ride, then ride some more.
Well, it's been a week or so since I got Luther put back together, so I thought I should follow up with my observations:
1. I about freaked when I noticed a couple of drops of oil come out of the bell housing weep hole. This happened after the first few short rides. Weather has not been very bike friendly in the Pacific NW this Spring, so rides have been somewhat sparse. But I can report that as of the last 2 rides, NO DRIPS!
So I believe it safe to say that the drips I did observe after the first few rides were residual oil that I was unable to reach and clean out of the housing before installing the 2nd main seal, having botched the first install as you may recall in this thread.
2. The rebuilt items all worked great: new linkage: Sweet! new brakes: pretty good, but would have expected them to be a little more sensitive with the new friendly lines, and pads. [BTW, I did the unapproved and cracked my front calipers for the rebuild. As noted herein, there is no new seal included with the rebuild kits for the 2 halves when you put them back together. I re-used the originals and they seem to be holding up well. I guess time will tell if I made a deal with the devil on that one. Rebuilt Ohlins: probably the greatest improvement. Feels like a new bike. New steering damper (original was bent, not sure when/how it happened) this Hyper-Pro unit sure looks impressive. I just hope it does it's job.
3. ABSII Reset: On roll-out, I had an ABS fault. This was the only thing that had me still worried. However, once I started researching this site, I found some incredibly helpful info on how to determine the cause of the fault, and reset the system. IT seems that since I had painted my calipers, it threw off the rear speed sensor clearance by 0.45mm to 0.9. I removed 1 mounting shim, and that provided the required clearance. Did the reset voodoo dance prescribed herein, and voila, all is working fine. Credit goes to Chris and Wrenchall for their invaluable contributions. Use "ABS reset" to find their thread. Note that this does not apply to "integrated" systems, just the older 99-00 ABSII systems.
Thanks again to all of you that lent a hand to an otherwise lost sheep.