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    Re: advice on servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post
    If you put a piece of timber under the centre stand it is possible to weight the back of the bike down* and having removed the mudguard there is enough space to remove the front wheel. If you have an overhead beam you can lift under the top yoke.

    *sacks of ballast** on the seat is not that stable if you can ratchet strap the back down it is far better .....

    ** a wife can perform this task but from experience they are not keen to sit there for several hours
    or......wheel the bike into the kitchen, strategically situate back wheel between cooker and sink, make sure tea making facilites are at hand too (that's quite important) seat 'ballast' Get on with work then sit down to a hot meal for your efforts while wifey clears up........what's not to like?
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by ziplex View Post
    or......wheel the bike into the kitchen, strategically situate back wheel between cooker and sink, make sure tea making facilites are at hand too (that's quite important) seat 'ballast' Get on with work then sit down to a hot meal for your efforts while wifey clears up........what's not to like?
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by PJM View Post
    Looks like I'll be shopping for tools etc this week end BUT am getting new front tire first. Might have to rig up way to hold front wheel up till can get lift etc. Am thinking ceiling or wall hooks and some rope (truckies hitch or similar) or straps. But I did like the bike stand Adeyren mentioned in another thread - but $$$ and no supplier in OZ. I don't have hug amount of space once the car is in the garage.
    I had to solve a similar problem as the bike I am currently working on doesn't even come with a center stand. So I improvised an inexpensive way to suspend it from the ceiling with parts from Harbor Freight.
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    Re: advice on servicing

    I reckon I spend more time in the kitchen than my wife - maybe if I cover the bike in BBQ sauce she won't notice it. If I say it's chilli sauce she won't go near it. Wow we are smart blokes.

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    Re: advice on servicing

    Truth be told I do most of the cooking, my missus is scared stiff of the barbecue to the point of being neurotic....if I had a pound coin for every time she screeched 'oh, my god' whilst I've poured the coals on I'd have a piggy bank overflowing with money.
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post

    ** a wife can perform this task but from experience they are not keen to sit there for several hours
    Now I would be sitting there the whole time with the factory service manual in my lap telling him which steps he was missing or doing incorrectly, because I know how men are about reading instructions...
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Not related to the original topic but since this has escalated a bit, here's a story:
    I once asked my ex if I could keep my bike in the livingroom during winter. She said "Sure, if you can carry it up". It's 5 floors of stairs between the apartment and the garage so she obviously didn't think that was ever going to happen. I took that as a challenge so one evening while she was at work, me and a few friends carried the damn thing up five goddamn set of stairs. I have to warn you guys, do not ever do that! I have never seen a woman that angry in my entire life. It was the worst and the most funny moment i my life thus far
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Im lazy now, the only way to service the machineIMG_20160604_162408.jpg
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Ah, the things you see. Kev, i dont think i have ever propped my tank from the back before. I always prop it from the front. Or tie it to above from front.
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    Re: advice on servicing

    looks like you are using quality workshop lubricant there Kev
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    Re: advice on servicing

    HA HA HA , havent you missed this mucked up AUSSIE and all his crap,the guinness with the extra stout is by far the best chain lubricant

    a man can get, it imbeds its self deep into the ribs, rollers and o/rings and sensitivlity massages the core back into purfect working order, see there is a god
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by pbz1900 View Post
    Ah, the things you see. Kev, i dont think i have ever propped my tank from the back before. I always prop it from the front. Or tie it to above from front.
    AHHH pete the thing i could teach you ha ha & you to me, hope your well buddy, im getting there

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    Re: advice on servicing

    Hey Duck ( pete ) thanks for those kind words from you, im getting better, i hope from what you have been through your back and skeletal system is holding you together

    otherwise a couple of titaniaun rods are on there way if you still have your lathe ???? as you know its all speeds and feeds,cheers kev

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    Re: advice on servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by aussiekev View Post
    Hey Duck ( pete ) thanks for those kind words from you, im getting better, i hope from what you have been through your back and skeletal system is holding you together otherwise a couple of titaniaun rods are on there way if you still have your lathe ???? as you know its all speeds and feeds,cheers kev
    Good to have you back in relatively one piece and mending well.

    Mechanically my body is now in good condition My workshop is due to be 'trashed' when I can get rid of my current gastric episode, my van contains a larger blasting cabinet and extractor (only place I can store it at present) and I need to mount the extractor 'up high' cut down my bench, move the compressor and hard pipework but it should will fit, the only kit that isn't being moved is the lathe and mill! Then I really can't get any more into a 1 car garage!
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    Re: advice on servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by aussiekev View Post
    HA HA HA , havent you missed this mucked up AUSSIE and all his crap,the guinness with the extra stout is by far the best chain lubricant

    a man can get, it imbeds its self deep into the ribs, rollers and o/rings and sensitivlity massages the core back into purfect working order, see there is a god
    Yes it's generally my lubricant of choice especially when as my wife says "talking blokey stuff (football, bikes, etc)" with some mates at the Irish pub. Glad to hear you're on the mend - My Irish grandmother put me on the black stuff for it's healing goodness after a major get off years ago. Looks like you are doing the same.
    Take care


 
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