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« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2013, 09:06:49 AM »

Thanks, John! I am far from needing tools for assembly. I am still trying to figure out how to disassemble the crankshaft. At the moment I am trying to remove the rear bearing housing, which is a big pain in the neck!

Here is how the housing looks like when removed:


A bit frustrated at the moment,
Peter
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« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2013, 11:37:50 AM »

okay, looks like you got the rear support bearing off, are there more bearing in the back? if you need help I can stop by after work some day
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« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2013, 01:10:24 PM »

Nope, I haven't Angry!

I borrowed the picture form someone else, just to illustrate what I need to achieve. I will be home all evenings with the exception of Thursday. If you are free stop by, but call just to make sure I am there.

Thanks!
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« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2013, 11:29:54 AM »

is it fixed yet?
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« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2013, 12:52:20 PM »

Did you straighten the crank yet?
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« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2013, 12:53:30 PM »

is it fixed yet?

Yep. I took it for a spin around the world last night. All is well now!
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« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2013, 12:55:02 PM »

Did you straighten the crank yet?

I figured out a way to rebuild the engine without the crankshaft. All is well now!
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« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2013, 01:02:03 PM »

update and pictures for those that missed the part?!
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« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2013, 01:34:42 PM »

Which part? Around the world in few hours or perfectly working engine without a crankshaft?
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« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2013, 02:23:47 PM »

Which part? Around the world in few hours or perfectly working engine without a crankshaft?

all of the above
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« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2013, 02:36:44 PM »

Well, I did take few pictures of me going around the world, but they are all blurry for some reason. Something to the with speed, I suppose.

As for the engine, I am sorry, I didn't take pictures and it's now all put together. However, it is way too fast now since it's too light due to the absence of a crankshaft. I am thinking of taking it apart again and installing a new crankshaft, at which point, I promise, I will take photos. In fact, I might invite you to take part in it, if you behave well.
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« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2013, 09:56:10 AM »

Okay, so here is what’s going on actually. I have tried to remove the rear crankshaft cover (or bearing housing) couple of times, but I was unsuccessful. I even managed to strip the threads where the pulley attaches to the cover and I had to tap new ones. Anyway, couple of weeks ago John came over to see if we he can come up with a solution as to how to remove that crank cover/bearing housing. After few beers we had a plan for action. He went home and made an aluminum piece which fits at the end of the crankshaft.






The idea was to bang on it to avoid damage to the crankshaft as I was still hopping that something else was a miss. I have attached the block to the table, so it wouldn't move.





John came back last Friday and with the help of the pulley, some heat and a bit of banging - the cover finally came off - the plan worked!




After a few minutes of wondering and with the help of the internet, we were able to remove the crankshaft.








Unfortunately we discovered that the crankshaft is indeed bent and it would have to be replaced. That’s the situation at the moment.

I will have to save my pennies and buy all the necessary parts over the winter and early spring and hopefully have the rig on the road sometime late spring/early summer.

Thank you to all who helped and care!

Cheers,
Peter
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« Reply #57 on: October 29, 2013, 01:51:50 PM »

aahhh much better. 

So I am assuming that the piston was hydro-locked from the leaking gas and trying to start the bike in that condition ended up warping the crank??
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« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2013, 01:56:05 PM »

That's my assumption as well Huh?
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« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2013, 03:09:05 PM »

are the rods still usable, or does that whole bit need to be replaced?
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