Jims XJ600N thread

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Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm

I've asked myself that question once before doing the exact same task.

I used a set of wire cutters to cut through the bead wires in order to get the tire off, but I don't suggest anyone doing that either.
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:43 am

Casper wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm
I've asked myself that question once before doing the exact same task.

I used a set of wire cutters to cut through the bead wires in order to get the tire off, but I don't suggest anyone doing that either.
Thats what I ended up doing. Pull the valve core out. Get a decent hacksaw and big set of tin snips/wire cutters, cut through all layers of tyre. Then attack with snips until you get to the bead, and then use the wire cutters for the bead.

Even with the bead cut I then had to stand on the tyre sidewall and use my body weight to get the tyre to start coming off - the bead was almost completely white with whatever adhesive was used!

On a plus note though both my wheels are at the powdercoaters for acid bath and powder coat. I'll be collecting them on monday! The orange they use is a high-gloss finish that is apparently a very good match for KTM orange 8-)
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:22 pm

A wee update for y'all

Got the wheels back from powdercoating the other day. Today I got the front wheel bearings/spacer/speedo drive bits in, and for the rear wheel I got the left hand side wheel bearings, and the sprocket carrier and bearings installed.

The two wheels before powdercoat

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here's the wheels as they are now

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I do have a question for those of you that have done the 4" FZR rim. Can I use the spacer from the FZR axle or do I have to use the XJ one? Because the XJ one is still inside the XJ wheel.
EIF wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm
"Yeah, the tank is making the house smell like a pickle factory and the signals have a sense of humor. Plus there was a handful of dogfood in the airbox."
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:25 pm

They look great

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Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:42 am

andrewed1 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:25 pm
They look great

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Cheers, I'm really happy with them!

On another note I've answered my own question on the spacer (or collar as its called in the parts catalogue). They are the same for the FZR as the XJ.

Using www.fowlersparts.co.uk you can search by part number and more often than not it will then give you a list of other compatible bikes which is handy!
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm
"Yeah, the tank is making the house smell like a pickle factory and the signals have a sense of humor. Plus there was a handful of dogfood in the airbox."
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:19 am

Awesome.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:24 am

Are those red or orange? They look fantastic. And you know we love red wheels here!
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:45 pm

radare wrote:
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Are those red or orange? They look fantastic. And you know we love red wheels here!
They're very definitely orange! I've just looked at the photo again and they are more orange than they seem, the guy that powdercoated them uses it as a very close match to KTM orange :-)

Either way I'm delighted with his work - the two wheels and the swingarm (gloss black) acid bathed and powdercoated for £100 ($140 / 112 euro) is great. Plus I get to talk bikes with him - he's building an Aprilia RS125 with a RS250 engine in it. I wonder if he'd let me have a go on it....
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:51 am

Slartibartfast wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:22 pm
I do have a question for those of you that have done the 4" FZR rim. Can I use the spacer from the FZR axle or do I have to use the XJ one? Because the XJ one is still inside the XJ wheel.
I was too excited about the color and missed this one. As I recall, they are the same. You can use either one without worry.
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:07 am

radare wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:51 am
Slartibartfast wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:22 pm
I do have a question for those of you that have done the 4" FZR rim. Can I use the spacer from the FZR axle or do I have to use the XJ one? Because the XJ one is still inside the XJ wheel.
I was too excited about the color and missed this one. As I recall, they are the same. You can use either one without worry.
Cheers, saves me knocking good bearings out of the original wheel
EIF wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm
"Yeah, the tank is making the house smell like a pickle factory and the signals have a sense of humor. Plus there was a handful of dogfood in the airbox."
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