What did you work on today?

DAMN maintenance and repair thread; including Farkle Fests! :boohoo:
User avatar
Boom Boom
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 3021
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:26 am
Contact:

Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Boom Boom » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:02 am

That seat was done by an 80+ year old guy that just could not take standing all day. He used the bike as his "go everywhere" bike.
2018 Montesa 300rr
Beta TR35 (garage queen)

User avatar
Firebolter
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 1681
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:19 am
Contact:

Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Firebolter » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:37 pm

Did a small electrical job today. Had to run a trigger wire to the PDM60, so I routed some flex hose to run the wire through. The Yamaha accessory plug (on both sides) is right under the side faring up front and has a +/- and Trig, so I grabbed the trigger for the pdm and used the +/- for my gps mount that stays on the bike. I ran the trigger back through the flex hose I hid up under/behind the tank and down into the battery compartment under the seat.
Figured I'd run some lines through the flex hose to make it easier to pull wires through in the future if I need to. I used some extra weed whacker line I had, it's a small diameter and worked great! Now I can pull wires in either direction easily and not have to undo my flex hose routing cause I am lazy like that!. And lastly, added one of the Jump Box/SAE connectors for the battery tender. I put the plug with the SAE/Jump Box connector in the tool kit under the seat. Ready to go!

Image

Image
Lots of cool bikes---

smdub
DAMN Expert
Posts: 362
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Contact:

Re: What did you work on today?

Post by smdub » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:10 pm

Picked up a 2009 250 XC-F project w/ a leakdown problem last week (rusted seats seem to be the culprit.) This is my first time pulling a bike motor out or apart. Is it *SO EASY* compared to cars! Everything is so small and light. Pulled the motor before I even unloaded it from the truck. :cheers:
20210112_163726_r800.jpg
20210115_200808_80pct_leakdown_r800.jpg
20210115_205309_r800.jpg
Stephen (not Steve) - '08 Monster S2R1000 / '20 KTM 500 EXC / '17 150 XC-W / '19 Sherco 300FST / Sur-Ron LBX / '15 OSET 20.0R (kid's)
For sale: 2016 Sherco 300 Factory

Bork
DAMN Poohba
Posts: 505
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:27 am
Contact:

Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Bork » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:48 pm

I tried a leak down on my 600 and when putting the 100lbs to it, had a hard time to keep it at TDC. Dangerous! Is there a trick to holding TDC?
1997 XR600r plated, 1994 XR600r plated, 1972 SL350, 1971 SL100, 1983XL600r

smdub
DAMN Expert
Posts: 362
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Contact:

Re: What did you work on today?

Post by smdub » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:56 pm

KTMs have a flywheel holding bolt that is installed on the bike. Factory, there is a thick washer/spacer under the bolt. You just move to TDC, remove the bolt, remove the spacer, and reinstall the bolt. It must go into a hole in the flywheel or something. But with 80% leakdown I couldn't develop enough pressure to really even test the bolt :lol2: Will give it a proper workout once the top end is repaired and I retest.
Stephen (not Steve) - '08 Monster S2R1000 / '20 KTM 500 EXC / '17 150 XC-W / '19 Sherco 300FST / Sur-Ron LBX / '15 OSET 20.0R (kid's)
For sale: 2016 Sherco 300 Factory

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests