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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #140 on: October 03, 2016, 03:25:01 pm »
Got some feedback from our local Honda dealership in Cape Town. They're also charging R100 ex vat, just for the D-link stud.  ???
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #141 on: October 03, 2016, 03:48:21 pm »
There is such an easy fix to the airbox inserts.
Heat the bolt up using a blow torch, thread it into the insert and pull the insert out. Cut a little bit of plastic from something, I used an old barkbuster, and push it into the hole. Heat the insert with the bolt screwed into it and push it back into the hole and then mold the edges of the hot plastic with a screwdriver. An even better solution is to acquire better quality inserts and do the same.

And you think that it's an easier/quicker fix than my square bolt solution? ???

All mechanics the world over use the method I descried so of course yours is better... WTF was I thinking? 
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #142 on: October 03, 2016, 04:10:40 pm »
There is such an easy fix to the airbox inserts.
Heat the bolt up using a blow torch, thread it into the insert and pull the insert out. Cut a little bit of plastic from something, I used an old barkbuster, and push it into the hole. Heat the insert with the bolt screwed into it and push it back into the hole and then mold the edges of the hot plastic with a screwdriver. An even better solution is to acquire better quality inserts and do the same.

And you think that it's an easier/quicker fix than my square bolt solution? ???

All mechanics the world over use the method I descried so of course yours is better... WTF was I thinking? 

I'm sure that solution that "all the mechanics" use is better, but nobody said anything about being better. You implied "easier" , which I'm not sure is true. ;)

Simple test: How long did your "all the mechanics in the world"s solution take to implement? I bet you it takes longer than pulling the square nut into that round hole...   ;D
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #143 on: October 03, 2016, 04:27:24 pm »
There is such an easy fix to the airbox inserts.
Heat the bolt up using a blow torch, thread it into the insert and pull the insert out. Cut a little bit of plastic from something, I used an old barkbuster, and push it into the hole. Heat the insert with the bolt screwed into it and push it back into the hole and then mold the edges of the hot plastic with a screwdriver. An even better solution is to acquire better quality inserts and do the same.

And you think that it's an easier/quicker fix than my square bolt solution? ???

All mechanics the world over use the method I descried so of course yours is better... WTF was I thinking? 

I'm sure that solution that "all the mechanics" use is better, but nobody said anything about being better. You implied "easier" , which I'm not sure is true. ;)

Simple test: How long did your "all the mechanics in the world"s solution take to implement? I bet you it takes longer than pulling the square nut into that round hole...   ;D

It is actually quite quick and easy and works really well, especially if you can't get the bolt out in the first place because of a spinning insert. Just be careful when heating the bolt head. 
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #144 on: October 03, 2016, 04:34:08 pm »
It is actually quite quick and easy and works really well, especially if you can't get the bolt out in the first place because of a spinning insert. Just be careful when heating the bolt head. 

Thanks for the tip. This is actually looking like a more and more likely final solution, due to the fact that my D-links are becoming less likely. Unfortunately, I don't have a blow torch or even a heat gun, so it'll have to wait for now...

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #145 on: October 03, 2016, 04:36:25 pm »
It is actually quite quick and easy and works really well, especially if you can't get the bolt out in the first place because of a spinning insert. Just be careful when heating the bolt head. 

Thanks for the tip. This is actually looking like a more and more likely final solution, due to the fact that my D-links are becoming less likely. Unfortunately, I don't have a blow torch or even a heat gun, so it'll have to wait for now...

You can use a soldering iron too.

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #146 on: October 03, 2016, 04:56:20 pm »
It is actually quite quick and easy and works really well, especially if you can't get the bolt out in the first place because of a spinning insert. Just be careful when heating the bolt head. 

Thanks for the tip. This is actually looking like a more and more likely final solution, due to the fact that my D-links are becoming less likely. Unfortunately, I don't have a blow torch or even a heat gun, so it'll have to wait for now...

You can use a soldering iron too.


Now that I do have. Honestly never thought of using it in this scenario though...

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #147 on: October 14, 2016, 01:29:47 pm »
Thanks for your help with the parts order Archie! :thumleft:

Pleasure.  ;)

Picked up the bulk of the parts from Eddy2Race today. Will see what can be done over the weekend.  :thumleft:
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #148 on: October 14, 2016, 02:31:23 pm »
Thanks for your help with the parts order Archie! :thumleft:

Pleasure.  ;)

Picked up the bulk of the parts from Eddy2Race today. Will see what can be done over the weekend.  :thumleft:
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #149 on: October 16, 2016, 06:38:36 am »
So it was quite a mission to get springs and wider washers into the slots! I popped into my Dad's spot, who happens to own every tool known to mankind.

This was our weapon of choice for this particular battle...



After some springs and washers flying all over the show, together with "kind motivational words" towards the latter, I managed to get them all in place.



Then we fitted the rivets and "tapped lightly" until they were secure...  8)



Unfortunately a broken dishwasher meant that this was all I had time for on Saturday... No, not because I had to wash dishes, but because I tried to fix the dishwasher. OK, maybe because I had to wash the dishes too.

Anyways, will see if I can start putting my puzzle back together later today...

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #150 on: October 16, 2016, 07:37:53 am »
Well done Archie! :thumleft:
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #151 on: October 24, 2016, 10:46:53 am »
So between family birthdays and work, finally got to a point where I started re-assembly. Now I just have to figure out where everything goes...  :imaposer:

BTW, I took the time while the tank and covers were off, to properly clean the engine. It's just much nicer to work on a clean bike!!!

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #153 on: December 09, 2016, 11:30:53 am »
Apologies for not updating here. I've put the bike back together and initially didn't fit the covers, to see if anything leaks or rattles. After a day or so of riding, all seemed fine, so I fitted the plastics and she's back to her normal awesome self.

Funny Story:
After the initial re-assembly, I couldn't get the freekin bike to start. When I checked the fuel lines, I noticed that I swapped the fuel lines to/from the pump/injectors. When I disconnected the fuel line, there was an burst of fuel all over my face! After about 5 minutes of cleaning my eyes and mouth, I fitted the pipes in the proper arrangement and voila!

Have been riding for about a week now, no problems.  :thumleft:

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #154 on: December 09, 2016, 11:52:40 am »
With one eye open?  ???

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #155 on: December 09, 2016, 04:59:08 pm »
Good to hear and congrats :thumleft:
 

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #156 on: December 09, 2016, 11:02:33 pm »
Arch, nice job on the clutch washers. It will last a lifetime now. Enjoy your Husky, they are great bikes.
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2016, 03:01:56 pm »
So the love hate relationship continues...

On Friday, I ran out of fuel at the 130km mark?  :patch:  Obviously the fuel light repair (that worked when tested in the garage) didn't do it's thing and I was left stranded. Luckily it was a mere 300 meters from the closest fuel station, but it was 5pm on Friday afternoon in 30 plus degree Cape Town city center traffic!  :dousing:

Anyways, that put aside, this morning on the way to the office, my clutch cable snapped right at the lever! It was about 2km from home and in the middle of town (again) with bumper to bumper traffic and multiple traffic lights, so riding without the clutch was not an option.

I walked home, all the way uphill, to go and collect our makeshift recovery vehicle. We had to fit the bike in sideways, but I was happy that it was easy enough. Luckily I had filled the bike to the brim, just the previous evening, so I would have petrol for the week... Let's just say it might take a while for the petrol smell to remove itself from our car.

Anyhow, all in all, no real damage, but endless frustrations. Not how I wanted to start this week.  :-\

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #158 on: December 12, 2016, 03:26:16 pm »
Hahaha - the joys of owning an Italian bike.

She will make up for it later :biggrin:
 

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #159 on: December 12, 2016, 03:48:08 pm »
Hahaha - the joys of owning an Italian bike.

She will make up for it later :biggrin:

After this, I might be ready to own a Landy or Alfa. Still deciding which... #SuckerForPunishment  :ricky:

In fact, I might get both!