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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #231 on: 16:24 - 8 October, 2017 »
Do you have to carp on about it?


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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #230 on: 11:08 - 8 October, 2017 »
You're being coy - that's stimulating.
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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #229 on: 14:37 - 7 October, 2017 »
I reckon so


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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #228 on: 09:38 - 7 October, 2017 »
Must've been a chocolate sausage then?
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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #227 on: 14:39 - 6 October, 2017 »

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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #226 on: 14:23 - 6 October, 2017 »
What biscuits did you have?
I don't do biscuits, that's why I'm not a fat ba :censored rd .

What biscuits did you have?

Looks like something fancy.  I'm not sure I approve of that.  In the garage it should be Rich Tea or Digestives and that's pretty much it.

Exceptions can be made for NogsNob on special occasions and any of these can be chocolate covered if it's a particularly tough job.

Urghhh  :o


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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #225 on: 11:30 - 6 October, 2017 »
Are we back to the 'chocolate sausage' thread?

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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #224 on: 11:22 - 6 October, 2017 »
I suspect the biscuit bag contained the large supermarket "cookies" (about 5" dia)...?

That's equivalent to taking it in the wrong'un.

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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #223 on: 09:51 - 6 October, 2017 »
Should only be Rich Tea, really - most other biscuits risk large crumbs repeating the problem ET's just solved with the seal change.

I suspect the biscuit bag contained the large supermarket "cookies" (about 5" dia)...?
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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #222 on: 09:30 - 6 October, 2017 »
What biscuits did you have?

Looks like something fancy.  I'm not sure I approve of that.  In the garage it should be Rich Tea or Digestives and that's pretty much it.

Exceptions can be made for HobNobs on special occasions and any of these can be chocolate covered if it's a particularly tough job.

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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #221 on: 09:00 - 6 October, 2017 »
What biscuits did you have?

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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #220 on: 06:23 - 4 October, 2017 »
Ooh i'll bear that one in mind


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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #219 on: 04:25 - 4 October, 2017 »
good job  :),
I only use the rear brake to lock everything from moving to release high torque nuts on gear shafts, there is a lot of force transmitted into the inner engine components by the use of 'rattle guns' by putting it in gear, I've read stories of chipped gear teeth  ::)
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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #218 on: 22:13 - 3 October, 2017 »
Nice :)

A new spring washer? Treating her like a lady :)
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Re: ET's Tracer
« Reply #217 on: 19:13 - 3 October, 2017 »
As you may have spotted on another thread, I've had an issue with a major oil leak. &nbsp;That said, closer investigation showed that its not a fault with the bike or any kind of warranty issue. Just a PITA act of god....well an act of the local council, that insists on saving money by not resurfacing roads but by "surface dressing" instead. &nbsp;Then they can tick the box to say the roads are maintained, and everyone else can have damaged vehicles.

This year alone, my son has had to have a screen replaced on his car, I've had to have my screen repaired, and now this...





So without further ado, here's how I changed my oil seal... this is only a description of past events, by all means, copy at your own risk (terms and conditions apply)&nbsp;






Step 1. Make a cup of Tea (and Buy the bits)

you will require three bits: &nbsp;The oil seal itself, [93102-40030] &nbsp;a replacement lock nut [90179-22018], and a replacement spring washer [90208-2202]

(BTW mine is a 2015 bike, just to future proof this thread a bit, if you have a later bike you may want to check that nothing has changed? &nbsp; In fact double check anyway! )





Step 2: Getting the Sprocket off.

Here's the starting point...




Make sure the bike is in gear (1st is best), remove the gear change linkage




 Remove the side cover (three screws - the third is tucked away behind the breather pipes)




Remove the nylon chain guide (this just slides off)



Then you need to release the lock nut, by prying the indented areas outwards, so it can then undo [you will note I have the chain off at this stage...DON'T! &nbsp;Leave it on, otherwise, you'll have to do what I did and put it back on again!]


Now the next bit is easier with two people. &nbsp;Leaving the chain on, wheel on the ground, bike in gear and holding the rear wheel with the brake, you can undo the sprocket lock nut. &nbsp;(this is a standard RH thread, anti-clockwise for taking it off (counter-clockwise for my US friends)). &nbsp;I used a rattle gun, but a large breaker bar is adequate. The nut would have been torqued to 95N originally. &nbsp;It's a 30mm socket that you need BTW.



Now take the chain off the front sprocket, you can do this easily just by taking out the rear wheel axle and adjustment chocks, moving the wheel forward in the swing arm, replace the axle, just to hold it approx place (but leave the chocks out at this stage - you can stick them back when you replace the chain at end). &nbsp;This will give you another slack to easily lift the chain off the front sprocket. &nbsp;[The other option is to slide the chain off with the sprocket, but I think taking the chain off is ultimately easier]


Remove the spring washer (which just looks like a standard washer but slightly cupped) this slides off, and the sprocket itself, again this just pulls off the splines.






and here you see the removed parts AND THAT F***KING piece of surface dressing...aaaGGGGH HHH





Step 3: Make and Drink more Tea, stay calm :) 





Step 4: Remove the oil seal

BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE...Make sure you clean everywhere around. When you take that seal out, the last thing you want is gritty grinding paste chain oil and road dirt getting on that drive bearing!!! &nbsp; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!




You need patience for this bit. &nbsp;The seal is a push fit in, and so (theoretically) a pull fit out. &nbsp;In fact it's in pretty tight. &nbsp;In my case, the seal was in two halves as you will see in a later photo. &nbsp;I used a combination of a dental tartar removal tool, some small flat headed screwdrivers and a razor knife.

Be very careful not to do anything to damage the engine casing or paintwork. work gently. &nbsp;I gradually scraped away the rubber seal, and worked the flat head screwdriver between the seal and the case and gently levered out, working ALL the way around, a millimetre at a time.&nbsp;



If you're patient enough and work around enough, eventually, it will come out. (well most of it..you will notice that half of my seal remains on the shaft where it was cut in half by the surface dressing!...this other bit just slides off)



Step 5: Fit new seal

Fitting the new seal is the reverse of above really, but here's some tips on what I did.

Smear the inner and outer edges with clean engine oil (the same that it will be in contact with when in situ), this will just help it push in a little more easily.

Line it up and push around. &nbsp;Make sure its faced up very square and flat to the face of the engine casing, and work it around a little bit at a time so it goes in square and without stretching the centre on the spline.



Slide the sprocket back on. &nbsp;I added a bit of copper slip one spline faces with the view that it should make things easier when I come to change it in the future.



Place the new spring washer over the spline. &nbsp;Make sure that the surface stamped with "OUT" is facing ...um... out&nbsp;




Replace lock nut and torque up to 95Nm





Indent the lock nut using a punch



Last steps:


Replace the Chain,
replace the chain guide
Replace the cover
Replace the gear change linkage (note that there is a scored line on the shaft and a punched dot on the spigot that line up)
Replace the rear wheel and adjustment blocks
Adjust chain tension (LET's NOT EVEN go there!!!!)


Final Step

Drink another cup of tea (and go for wee!)