MichaelX's maintainance

Maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, etc.
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MichaelX
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:19 am

I assembled the rear caliper last night, flushed the master cylinder and hose with new brake fluid, cleaned the rear wheel and took off the wheel dampers. The bearings are going smooth but with a bit of resistance, is that because of the grease?
Today ill put it back together, clean the chain and hopefully start the bike :)
1997 XJ600N Diversion
-(rusted inside)Marving Master 4 in 2 exhaust system
-DID X-Ring Chain 520 VX-Gold 110 Link
-Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips
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MichaelX
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:24 pm

Just finished bleeding the rear brake and it got to dark to do the rest, cleaned some small bits for now, need to buy some nuts for the adjuster to replace the rusted ones
Also i got a 37cm of 32mm PP-R with copper insertion piece of pipe for the front forks spacer, should i start with 18cm each or is that too much?
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1997 XJ600N Diversion
-(rusted inside)Marving Master 4 in 2 exhaust system
-DID X-Ring Chain 520 VX-Gold 110 Link
-Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips
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MichaelX
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:15 pm

Finished up the rear wheel, barely installed the sprocket carrier with the new rubber dampers, the old ones where very loose as i could move the sprocket carrier 2-3 cm left right and now it has no movement at all. Cant wait until tomorrow to finish up the rear part of the bike and take it for a ride.
It got stuck at 2mm from max, i had to put all my weight on it to get it to go a bit more.
1997 XJ600N Diversion
-(rusted inside)Marving Master 4 in 2 exhaust system
-DID X-Ring Chain 520 VX-Gold 110 Link
-Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips
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MichaelX
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:19 pm

Finished the rear part of the bike today
Shiny bolts!
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All done!
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All that is left to do is clean the rest of the bike and install battery and clutch cable.
1997 XJ600N Diversion
-(rusted inside)Marving Master 4 in 2 exhaust system
-DID X-Ring Chain 520 VX-Gold 110 Link
-Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:43 pm

Now you'll never lose that rear tensioner plate again. Nice work!

Have you used any loctite or grease on the caliper bolts, at the end?
Did you change brake piston seals, or reused old ones?
What for is that PP pipe?
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MichaelX
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:27 am

Haha hopefully i wont loose any tensioner plate again:D
I havent used anything on bolts, tighten them down good. I reused old seals, no damage on them at all and rubber is still good.

Pipe is for fork spacers to compress the springs a bit more.
1997 XJ600N Diversion
-(rusted inside)Marving Master 4 in 2 exhaust system
-DID X-Ring Chain 520 VX-Gold 110 Link
-Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:36 pm

Nice work!
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MichaelX
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:26 am

Thanks
I finished cleaning the bike, it is now sparkling, had a bit of rust spots on chrome but they cleaned off with a bit of scrubbing.
Hopefully ill get to ride it soon (if it wants to start).
1997 XJ600N Diversion
-(rusted inside)Marving Master 4 in 2 exhaust system
-DID X-Ring Chain 520 VX-Gold 110 Link
-Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips
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MichaelX
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:08 am

After work today i got the insurance for a year and installed the battery, and it fired on 2nd crank. It rattles a bit but i think it will go away after a ride. So bike its ready to ride from tomorrow, just waiting on rain to go away for a few days and temps to get a bit higher as I'm a fairweather rider hehe
Quick pic from livingroom :D
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Also managed to cut 2x170mm spacers for front forks, is this too much to start with?
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1997 XJ600N Diversion
-(rusted inside)Marving Master 4 in 2 exhaust system
-DID X-Ring Chain 520 VX-Gold 110 Link
-Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:32 pm

hi, what and how will the fork spacers be use.?
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