Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
What else to attend to while the engine is out....
OK, the engine is out to fix the sprag clutch. We are going to do the following:
1. Fix sprag clutch.
2. Replace bushes on the starter motor.
3. Replace the clutch - all 4 pieces (NZ$1350 in parts!). The clutch is OK, but the mechanic reckons it'll need replacing in the next year or two, so have decided to replace. I could get away with just the clutch plate (saving $900) but the main housing (a thick flat plate) has these faint fractures on it and the tech said he has seen this cause problems (shuddering) in the past in K bikes.
4. All the seals in the associated areas.
5. Drill the weephole.
6. The timing chain cover is black with oil, so they are going to take it off tomorrow, check thats its OK and put new gaskets on (I suppose).
7. Check the valves.
...what else to do while there? Should the timing chain be replaced anyway? Anything obvious or from experience we are missing?
Its a US Y2000 model with 130k on it.
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
but I left my biking heart along the Scenic Byways of America.....
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Today of past regrets and future fears." ....Omar Khayyam