Left unable to bench sync the butterfly valves, I finally pulled the bolt out only to find that it was in clearly bad shape. When the nut reaches a certain point, it just won’t go any further. On my carbs, the nut is threaded, and so too is the mounting point on the rod (that [...]
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Today I received my set of Vessel JIS screwdrivers and at the shop the screws on the carb shrouds didn’t slip once they are pretty great. In preparation to start the bike I re-attached the exhaust system and torqued it all to spec (98in/lb header bolts, header-pipe attachment 16ft/lb, rear shock 18ft/lb, hanger 30ft/lb. Some [...]
Tonight I completed installing the carburetors but did not have time to test them. One of the mistakes that I made was that I was babying the carburetors and the air-box side intake shrouds. When you stare at and literally play with the few parts (carb rack, shrouds, and retaining clips) you see that there [...]
The front-most frame bolt was nagging me so I figured now is as good a time as any to get it in. It was kind of funny because when that bolt was in there the front-right forward frame bolts would not go in. Pat said to get the jack and use the tapered metal rods [...]
Reassembly continues along with lessons learned. Shifter rubber install: As you can see it doesn’t look like it would fit, that is, until you boil the rubber in hot water! Drive sprocket cover install: Without incident. New kickstand rubber: Pried the old one out. New one slipped right in with a little grease. Began front [...]
Got a few things done tonight all it won’t look it.Here is my work list:
Tonight I had high hopes of achieving completion of many tasks despite lots of evidence that I could not work that quickly.
A lot of work and preparation and parts-shipments seem to have come together in perfect timing to allow for a lot of reassembly work to begin. As usual how things when was mostly a matter of preparation in reading the service manual and talking to Pat and having some patience while doing the work and [...]
Tonight was very “out of the flow” kind of night.
Tonight was great, a very “in the flow” kind of night.