Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by Mezo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:41 pm

welshlamb wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Need to get a good etch primer on it I guess.
Plastic etch primer spray.

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by GeoffD » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:45 am

Wheels built..... sexy :shades:

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by jibber » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:38 pm

:popcorn2:

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by GeoffD » Wed May 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Bloody typical.....

Trying to get on with this bike & now the bottom steering head bearing is fucked... :banghead:


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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by xtjoe » Wed May 02, 2018 3:51 pm

Hi Geoffman- as always stunning work

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by scottieh » Wed May 02, 2018 9:48 pm

GeoffD wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Bloody typical.....

Trying to get on with this bike & now the bottom steering head bearing is fucked... :banghead:


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What is your method for removing the bottom race?

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by GeoffD » Wed May 02, 2018 10:15 pm

scottieh wrote:
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What is your method for removing the bottom race?
There's 2 methods Scottie, if you've got access to oxy acetylene welding gear, just heat up 1 spot on the race till it's cherry red, wait till it cools and the race will fall out by itself.

If you don't have welding gear (I don't anymore) just bash it out with a long thin drift... Yamaha made 2 cutouts in the frame both sides of the race allowing you to do this.... :rtfi:
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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by scottieh » Wed May 02, 2018 11:54 pm

Ah! I didn't know there were race cutouts in the frame. That makes me feel like a fool. I tried using a drift but I never felt the depressions and ended up having to weld a cross brace over the race and hammering it out from above.

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by Mezo » Thu May 03, 2018 12:13 am

scottieh wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 11:54 pm
Ah! I didn't know there were race cutouts in the frame.
Neither did i. :book:

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Re: Geoff's 3AJ rebuilds....

Post by GeoffD » Thu May 03, 2018 8:57 am

scottieh wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 11:54 pm
Ah! I didn't know there were race cutouts in the frame. That makes me feel like a fool. I tried using a drift but I never felt the depressions and ended up having to weld a cross brace over the race and hammering it out from above.

Oops..... :bag:

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