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Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:20:16 am »
As you know, my GS is undergoing some remedial action.
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=208424.0
Which means I have been using the Buell exclusively for the past 2 months.
Now its been extremely reliable, and I've done almost 20000km in the past 16 months.
When I got it, I serviced it, bit of paint ect and its been my commuter ever since.
Heres the thread if you really bored http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=187607.msg3480061#msg3480061
Anyway, yesterday I just overtook a car before making my way to take Nelmapius offramp on the R21, at around 130kmph,
she loses power. I managed to get across to the emergency lane in one piece. She didnt die, but was blowing a lot of air and
very lumpy. I didnt have to search far, and wasnt going to fix it on the side of the road.
Rode home on one cylinder, let it cool down and then surveyed the damage.
So its going to be motor out and some engineering. I'm also going to replace the hydraulic lifters if I can get some
as they have been noisy of late.
So now I'm down to using the wife's bike.
Dont you just love Murphy.

« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 09:20:42 am by Beebop »
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 01:42:33 am »
Many years ago my VW Beetle did the same.

I had a helicoil fitted, and drove it for about another 60 000km...

These days the thread insert makes changing plugs easier.

Not a biggie  :thumleft:
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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 03:56:24 am »
My Ulysses het dieselfde probleem gehaad.

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 08:21:30 am »
Get a timesert fitted.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 08:42:36 am »
Many years ago my VW Beetle did the same.

I had a helicoil fitted, and drove it for about another 60 000km...

These days the thread insert makes changing plugs easier.

Not a biggie  :thumleft:

 :biggrin: :thumleft:

Brings back memories - that one. Same thing with my beetle.

Phoned a friend, bought a couple beers and just whipped that motor out on the driveway.

Had it fixed for a rand or two - shit, life was easy back then.
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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 09:03:18 pm »
He is an evil bastard...........
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 02:00:48 pm »
How does this kind of thing happen, would love to know as it seems the thread has just magically disappeared?
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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 02:11:08 pm »
How does this kind of thing happen, would love to know as it seems the thread has just magically disappeared?

Nah, the thread like an aluminium coil, came out with the plug, poor machining, soft aluminium casting, overtightened or a combination of the 3, a timesert and it will be better than original,. 8)
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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2017, 03:35:09 pm »
How does this kind of thing happen, would love to know as it seems the thread has just magically disappeared?
As Welsh says, lots of possibilities.
The only known fact is that I fitted the plugs at around 30 000km and they were due to be replaced at the 50 000 service
again, which would have been in a month or 2.
The repair is really no biggie, its dropping the motor, and then there are a few other things
I would like to do while its out, like the hydraulic lifters @ R378 each and then top end gasket set
will be needed at R1300. So a simple thing becomes time consuming and costly.
The bike is currently on my work table, I'll probably start on it tomorrow night.
If theres any interest, or even if there isnt, I'll post some progress pics here.
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 04:01:10 pm »
The repair is really no biggie, its dropping the motor,

Why do you have to drop the motor to repair the thread?
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2017, 04:09:09 pm »
The repair is really no biggie, its dropping the motor,

Why do you have to drop the motor to repair the thread?
Rear cylinder. Just getting the plug in requires very small hands.
To give you an idea, the head sits behind the frame where the yellow circle is.
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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2017, 04:12:55 pm »
 :thumleft:
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2017, 04:23:15 pm »
Of course if the frame was like this, I would already be mobile again.
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2017, 05:26:57 pm »
I wondered the same...  :biggrin: :thumleft:
When I was younger a selfie was something we had to do when the wife wasn't in the mood.
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 10:44:17 am »
Please post some pics thanks Beebop, would love to follow this....... :thumleft:

Thanks for the update  ;)
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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2017, 03:34:18 pm »
Hmm I updated this yesterday, but all gone missing,

OK, well here goes again.
Bike on bench ready for work.


The offending hole, highlighting access issue.


And of course its all countersunk Allen and Tork head bolts.....imperial


Draining the oil. Main engine and gearbox is dry sump, with oil stored in the swingarm. Primary oil is in the primary cover.


Front engine mount. One bolt holding a rubber mount in place.


Here you can see the front vs rear cylinder access


The "primary" The crank drives the gearbox via this chain.
I stripped this because the clutch is dragging so I need to check it out.


Where I was end of Thurs night


Here you can see where the swingarm bolts onto the motor, and motor onto frame.


You can remove the motor and swingarm as a unit, but its cumbersome, so I split it.



Rear engine mount


Had to be creative with lifting the frame off the motor.


And the lump on my workbench awaiting surgery.


This should be fun  1/2 inch 12 point socket needed.


And heres the main reason its out.


More fun will be had this weekend I'm sure.

 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2017, 03:35:26 pm »
Heres the back of the motor, you can see where the swingarm connects and the mount on top where it hangs in the frame.

 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 04:41:57 pm »
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Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2017, 08:16:42 pm »
Wow, nice bike. Thank you the pictures. I am learning something here  :thumleft: Subscribed for the rest.  :ricky:
 

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Re: Murphy having a laugh at my expense.
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2017, 08:42:46 pm »
 :sip: Looks like it's only a little bit easier to change the air filter on a tiger 800 xc/xcx  :spitcoffee:
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