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Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:53 am

arnehulstein wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:36 pm

And then there are the challenges. Can I pick your brains on this?
- My shifter is stuck. I have removed the bolt, but it still doesn't really want to slide off of its axle. Any thoughts? I did use a screwdriver to widen the gap and it does get a little further out, but not completely.
Generous amount of WD40. If still stuck heat it!
arnehulstein wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:36 pm
- My exhaust is stuck solid. Very annoying, but I cannot get a single bit of movement out of it. I have removed the bolts etc. so the exhaust is free, it just doesn't want to come out.
I would try to heat it where it doesn't want to move. Also gentle tapping where the "stuckness" appears
arnehulstein wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:36 pm
- This is going to be my first bigger project where I am taking most of the bike apart. Which might allow me to get into the frame, the loom and all. But how do you keep the pieces apart and make sure you can put them back where they were when you put it back together again?
That's one of the things I dread constantly when doing much smaller jobs on my bike.
The only advice would be take as many photos as you can, ideally film the whole disassembly.
Try to put all the loose parts in small bags with description what the content is/where does it come from.
arnehulstein wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:36 pm
Thanks!
I hope that helped :)
Keep us posted and good luck!
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:16 pm

MattP wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:53 am
Generous amount of WD40. If still stuck heat it!
Well, I've gone with copious amounts of penetration oil and I have bought:

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I am hoping that will get it hot enough, but then, it is attached to a pretty big engine... ;)
MattP wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:53 am
I would try to heat it where it doesn't want to move. Also gentle tapping where the "stuckness" appears
Well, the place where it doesn't want to move is where the bends go into the head. That seems to be corroded solid in there... And it has ben sitting for years.
MattP wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:53 am
That's one of the things I dread constantly when doing much smaller jobs on my bike.
The only advice would be take as many photos as you can, ideally film the whole disassembly.
Try to put all the loose parts in small bags with description what the content is/where does it come from.
Yep, so that is what I have been trying to do. Photographing, bagging, tagging etc. We'll see. ;)
MattP wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:53 am
I hope that helped :)
Keep us posted and good luck!
I sure will :)
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:29 pm

Any progress Arne?
It's cold enough to try some extra heat ;)
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:41 am

Nope, sorry. Too many other things going on. The Volvo seems to be on its last legs and I've had to nurture that in wait of our new van. I've actually just stepped away from it in frustration as I am changing the heater and that is just absolutely annoying. ;) Besides that, we've had to redo our daughters' room, redo an aquarium in the house etc. The bike is under a sheet waiting for me to have time...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:27 am

If the heat gun fails, I've had really good luck using a propane torch (like you'd use for soldering copper pipe). But you'll likely cook your shifter shaft seal in the process.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:59 pm

The blue thing I posted above is a propane burner. I am going to try this first, and I might even get more serious gear if needed. ;)
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:12 pm

No worries, first things first obviously.
Hit us up with an update when you fire up that blue bad boy ;-)
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:47 am

Absolutely 8-)
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