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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #100 on: August 31, 2014, 05:21:38 pm »
Ok so even after swearing high and low that Plecos dilema with the timing chain will not happen to me................IT DID! :dousing:

Somehow after taking much care for it not to happen I landed up with a kink on the wrong side of the cam sprocket. After 2 days of trying this and that I decided to go redneck on its ass..... >:D

Got a chainbreaker and split the bugger. Hooked it up with a wire and threaded it through properly.

I then made a little hollow punch and knocked the side plate of the chain back into position. Then peened it over nicely. I'm pretty confident that the peening I put there is actually more than the factory puts on it. I say this because it didn't take much pressure to push the link out.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #101 on: September 01, 2014, 05:58:13 am »
When I bought a camchain for my XT I was told that camchains are nor peened like drive chains.  I tapped the pin anyway.  It made me feel better.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #102 on: September 01, 2014, 10:38:19 am »
After reading Pleco's thread and seeing the trouble he had I tied my cam chains up good and tight to make sure this would not happen. This is the great thing about reading these threads and learning from others that have been in these sticky situations.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #103 on: September 01, 2014, 02:31:48 pm »
Yes for sure Mayhem. I was actually dreading splitting the chain but now that I've done it I dont know why I never did it sooner....and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Could have saved 2 days of frustration. ..Plus I'm under some pressure to get it done as I have planned a solo trip coming up on the 13th.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #104 on: September 01, 2014, 05:49:00 pm »
I was also getting the Eishpee ready for a 10 day trip to Speed Week but have now come to my senses and will take the old faithful 1150 Adv. Maybe we see you on the road :ricky:
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2014, 06:04:20 pm »
I was also getting the Eishpee ready for a 10 day trip to Speed Week but have now come to my senses and will take the old faithful 1150 Adv. Maybe we see you on the road :ricky:

Speedweek sounds like a whole lot of fun. I will be traveling from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape.Sleep over in Beaufort West then King Williams Town, East London and Adelaide for my 30 year high school reunion.......hope I survive that... >:D

Right. Got the left head on, all tappets set and gezaust on and engine oil in.

Tomorrow bleed brakes put air filter in fit breather pipes. Thursday my buddy Max is coming to hook her up to his laptop thingy and do all the little magic computer stuff for the GS.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2014, 06:05:37 pm »
When I bought a camchain for my XT I was told that camchains are nor peened like drive chains.  I tapped the pin anyway.  It made me feel better.

Peace of mind = concentration on the road...... :thumleft:
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #107 on: September 01, 2014, 06:11:22 pm »
Can anyone tel me.................All the years I did car engines I would swing a new motor without plugs in to get oil pressure before starting.

If I do this on the GS will I run the risk of damaging any electrical components??
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #108 on: September 01, 2014, 06:17:02 pm »
Maybe fit the plugs to the plug wires and earth them somewhere on the engine.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #109 on: September 01, 2014, 06:23:04 pm »
Can anyone tel me.................All the years I did car engines I would swing a new motor without plugs in to get oil pressure before starting.

If I do this on the GS will I run the risk of damaging any electrical components??

That's what I did. I didn't even have a key yet so I hooked up the battery and gave power direct to the starter motor. Swung it for a few seconds, checked oil level again then let her spin for another 30-40 seconds double checked oil level then one more spin just for luck. My engine had been completely stripped and cleaned in all the oil gallery's so it was very dry except for the assy oil.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2014, 06:26:12 pm »
Thursday my buddy Max is coming to hook her up to his laptop thingy and do all the little magic computer stuff for the GS.

What do you need to do this for???
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Re: Re: Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #111 on: September 01, 2014, 08:06:10 pm »
Thursday my buddy Max is coming to hook her up to his laptop thingy and do all the little magic computer stuff for the GS.

What do you need to do this for???
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #112 on: September 01, 2014, 09:01:08 pm »
Thursday my buddy Max is coming to hook her up to his laptop thingy and do all the little magic computer stuff for the GS.

What do you need to do this for???

Thought it may be necessary :dontknow:....

Do you think I should just get oil pressure and fire her right up then.
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Re: Re: Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #113 on: September 01, 2014, 09:10:41 pm »
Thursday my buddy Max is coming to hook her up to his laptop thingy and do all the little magic computer stuff for the GS.

What do you need to do this for???

Thought it may be necessary :dontknow:....

Do you think I should just get oil pressure and fire her right up then.
A reset should be all thats needed.

With the battery disconnected it will be fine when you reconnect.
 

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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #114 on: September 02, 2014, 12:11:33 pm »
Start her up, check the oil light goes off, check for oil leaks and go for a ride.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2014, 03:59:54 pm »
Start her up, check the oil light goes off, check for oil leaks and go for a ride.

Still trying to get the brakes bled.....found this article.


http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/service_abs3.pdf
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #116 on: September 03, 2014, 06:39:49 pm »
Got the brakes bled today. Got the clutch bled......reminds me of the last time I had an enema. :eek7:

Had a surprise visit from Pleco and his missus to give some moral support.....thanks for stopping by was great to finally meet. :thumleft:

Now for the big one........She's ALIIIIIIVE..... :laughing4:

Its been a while since I stressed like that but she fired right up.....no funny noises and a little rough but I'm sure Max can help with the fine tuning tomorrow.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #117 on: September 03, 2014, 06:51:37 pm »
Ian can you please post dimensions of your funnel adaptor for bleeding brakes, thanks.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #118 on: September 03, 2014, 07:16:57 pm »
Sure.
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Re: Ian Been's GS 1200 Rebuild Fred
« Reply #119 on: September 03, 2014, 07:18:49 pm »
 :thumleft:
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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