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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by Mezo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:33 pm

bigiain wrote:Does anybody know how to get the tank/seat Gap a bit better.l was thinking heat up the base with a heat gun and try to bend it forward a wee bit. Or glue some kind of lug onto the back of the tank and a slot on the seat that slides into it.
Hey Ian, bikes looking fantastic :dance:

Yep the seat gap is a common issue on 34L`s & 55W`s (its been talked about on here before) Dave Lambeth thinks its the foam getting soft with age? i think he is or was going to make replacement foam? seems you have time before its going to be used i would bring it indoors & flip it over and put some weights on the back, place it near a radiator or just in a warm room & leave it for a months or two, it will stretch that new cover.

Try that first before going radical with heat guns & other stuff, just allow that material to stretch nice & slowly, enter "seat gap" in the search box (top right). :thumb:

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:15 pm

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Help! I've split the cases. First time I've done this.any help appreciated.what will I do next,replace all bearings and oil seals
The engine number is 43f i think it's been split before.it already has a 3aj oil pump. The magneto came off easily with a home made puller.


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Inside of case is slightly scored under kickstart shaft about 1mm deep

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The gudgeon pin slips into the conrod easily there is a bit of diagonal play in it.is there a way of measuring if it's okThe big end has no up and down play just a little side to side how can I check this.

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Slight pitting on the top of the gear teeth what do you think

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Been working hard sold xr 650 bought myself a Christmas present . First brand new bike I've ever had. The weather here is so shitty all I have done is sit on it and go brmmm brmmmm :nordie:

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by jibber » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:02 pm

I was surprised to see what those 928's are fetching now......
difficult to see any pitting on those gears........

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:26 pm

Hello jibber it's my sons 928 he has kindly left in my garage for 8 years for me to trip over. It's slowly appreciating,we bought it when nobody wanted them. Will try and take better photos of gears to me pitting looks minimal but I don't want to go this far in without making it perfect.

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Got most of the bearings out how do I get these two? Also how do I get the camchain sprocket off the crankshaft to let me get the big bearing off
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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by jibber » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:43 pm

Cheapest way of removing those two would be to heat up the casing, say about 100 degrees, and slap it down onto a firm but softish surface, a piece of mdf on the floor or the like, proper way would be to use a blind bearing puller. Cam chain drive is a bit of a bitch , you will need a puller and some decent heat applied while applying pressure with the puller.

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by Mezo » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:54 pm

As Jibber says & has been posted on here, warm the case is wifeys oven & then bang down on a flat surface.

Those gears look in remarkable condtion, almost certain this engine been apart before (hence why the flywheel came off easy) :wink2:

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by Mezo » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:00 pm

jibber wrote:I was surprised to see what those 928's are fetching now.......
I think it was on Top Gear or Fith Gear & then people realised what a car it is, powerfull V8 & handles brilliant, an overlooked luxury GT.

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:05 am

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Luckily the snap on van was passing by last night so I flagged him down and £400 later was the proud owner of this precision
Bespoke bearing puller :lol:
It may have a slight design flaw, the bearings came out so easily the end of the rod nearly took my fuckin eye out!

Reading other posts I think my best crankshaft option is to get a new conrod,crank pin and big end bearing from holland,
For a 43 f engine then buy main bearings locally. Take it to a machine shop and get it pressed off/on.
Either that or does anyone know who would do an exchange crankshaft.
Cheers Iain

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by Mezo » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:10 am

bigiain wrote:Image

Luckily the snap on van was passing by last night so I flagged him down and £400 later was the proud owner of this precision
Bespoke bearing puller :lol:
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Mezo :biggrin:

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:09 pm

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FFS 3 :yay:
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