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Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by GreyImport, Sep 21, 2019.

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    Been awhile since I turned a spanner on anything but just installing the gear shift shaft support creates the usual mess on the floor .... at least the gear linkages get a good grease and oil change in the process

    The new shed whirlybird becomes a disco light as well at night :dance2:

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    Does this mean your new shed is finished?
     
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    Not even council approved yet
    New whirlybird is on the old shed to try and keep the heat down inside

    Could you please submit an amended plan set that shows only the 1 design (Page 4 as I understand it, and not include current page 3/5 as they are not true representations of the entire development). The plan Set needs to show dimensions for the height of the Garaport/Garage (to both the eaves at top most ridge above existing/proposed ground level). Page 4 with a couple of additional details should be able to show this fairly well. This page 4 would be considered the ‘elevation’ plans. You should show each side of the Garaport/Garage – identifying north, south, east and west elevations with dimensions for height, length and width.

    blah blah blah

    :headbang:
     
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    Have Kris draw it for them mate... then again...his drawings would be too sophisticated for them.
     
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    A forkin soggy sandwich .... front end demolitian time

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    So as much as I still have no decent workshop (still waiting for the fukin twits at the council to approve the DA) , Im going to service the forks myself.
    I have attended the Dave Moss school of fork servicing , so Im well educated in theory :cool:

    Triumph want like $350 to do the service and the local ol mate of suspension fame here wants $600+ which includes setting it up for me .. revalved, springs and wateva
    The fact he couldnt even replace 1 basic bump stop on the rear shock after months , doesnt give me great confidence taking that path.
    And as much as a personal suspension setup would be nice , I dont think Im on the short list to fill in for Marc Marquez if he cant return for the new season , with my riding style and ability ;)

    Of course doing cartridge forks requires some "special tools" , which combined with the seals, dust covers and oil and a 30mm socket for the caps, will cost me around $300 .... a couple of the tools could be made at home but I couldnt be bothered increasing the workload ... those can be covered by Chinese cheapies

    I also have the pleasure of knowing I did the work and not the first year apprentice .... I also have the special tools to reuse next time forks are on the menu

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    My $20 Bunnings fork vice :cool:


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    These are regarded as being pretty piss poor untill they fitted an Öhlins on the later models

    You can change/upgrade the oil with something heavier , as what the factory puts in is usually described as 'water' .... and more than likely not touched in 13 years , although on mine it didnt look too bad
    The pivot points were very grubby also so a grease and oil change was in order

    A mongrel to refill but u just have to keep squirting oil in untill theres no air bubbles and the slightest stiction means theres still air trapped ... more squirting , more pumping
    I used 15w fork oil


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    Good work Grey, it should ride like a new one now.
     
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    Yes should help on our beautiful smooth roads :lolsign:
     
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    Forkin hell ... time for some front end love

    As my new workshop plans have been shot down in flames due to a recent survey showed the eastern fence line is not where the boundary line is , Ill have to go back to working on bikes in a ******* garden shed :headbang:

    Im thinking the fork seals are original , so the oil is going to be cats piss .... whats left in there anyway

    Wheel bearings are notchy as well

    Stage 1

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    Cats piss

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    Pro tip ..... when bearings wont budge in a cold shed .... put your wheel in the lounge room by the fire for 24 hours :D

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    Who needs a $250 fork compressor

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    New wheel bearings and seals done

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    One of those 'learn something new every day' moments

    Now I know why the SKF kit had a plastic spacer included :)

    Always read the instructions :D

    .... not that its required on my forks but Im now smarter than I was this morning :cool:

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