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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #49 on: 12:42 - 16 October, 2018 »
Yeah that was my thinking too.

When they get like that you really need acetylene torches to free the rust.

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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #48 on: 12:23 - 16 October, 2018 »
Yeah the header nuts on Kylie are the same. I'm dreading having to take them off, but hopefully as long as the studs are solid then replacing them shouldn't be too bad.

I'm in two minds whether to sort them out now before they crumble any more, or simply leave it in a 'aint broke, don't fix it' way.

if you dont need to remove it and you are ok with looking at it, don't touch it. I can pretty much gaurantee they wont fail. I am hanging off mine with a massive set of mole grips and its not budging. once the rusted bits are flaked off the metal underneath is solid (and round)
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #47 on: 11:25 - 16 October, 2018 »
I have ordered a new tool to get it off, if that fails it will be getting the angle grinder treatment.

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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #46 on: 11:16 - 16 October, 2018 »
Yeah the header nuts on Kylie are the same. I'm dreading having to take them off, but hopefully as long as the studs are solid then replacing them shouldn't be too bad.

I'm in two minds whether to sort them out now before they crumble any more, or simply leave it in a 'aint broke, don't fix it' way.

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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #45 on: 10:40 - 16 October, 2018 »
I should stop moaning. I am complaining that I don't have enough space to do want I want to do.

anyways I made a start last night. First job was to remove the old exhaust headers. failed at the first hurdle. the inside nut on the left header just crumbled away to roundish shaped nub.

I have a removal tool which I used on exactly the same problem when I build the TRX900 6 or 7 years ago. Works great, havent used it since then, couldnt find it.





It will be interesting to see what everything is like after 97,000 miles on the road.
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #44 on: 08:34 - 16 October, 2018 »
I'd love a garage... even a dirty one!
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #43 on: 23:48 - 15 October, 2018 »
Me and the missus broke the rule by drinking on a Monday night. She’s asleep beside me and silently farting and I guarantee her dirty garage needs clearing out
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #42 on: 20:11 - 15 October, 2018 »
I'd love a garage... even a dirty one!
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #41 on: 18:39 - 15 October, 2018 »
Well. garage has been fully cleaned out, new shelving and work benches installed,

Well jel!
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #40 on: 14:50 - 15 October, 2018 »
Well. garage has been fully cleaned out, new shelving and work benches installed, and the TDM is now on the operating table...

i will be keeping a log as I go.
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #39 on: 16:53 - 9 October, 2018 »
When I fall out of my kayak,  I find the water is not as hard as tarmac.   
We live in a soft-wa :censored ker area too.

Fixed that for you.

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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #38 on: 15:35 - 9 October, 2018 »
When I fall out of my kayak,  I find the water is not as hard as tarmac.   :P
We live in a soft-water area too.

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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #37 on: 11:27 - 9 October, 2018 »
When I fall out of my kayak,  I find the water is not as hard as tarmac.   :P

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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #36 on: 10:36 - 9 October, 2018 »
. I haven't forgotten how to do it but I did forget how much hard work it can be.

That's pretty key to doing something again tbh  ;)
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Re: Re: Coxylaads MT-RX
« Reply #35 on: 21:31 - 8 October, 2018 »
You're preaching to the choir mate.
Spammers Horn Tabs is all good and well but they should cut it with ibuprofen and codine for the aching body in the morning.
It's like going on a long ride. I haven't forgotten how to do it but I did forget how much hard work it can be.

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