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TechTalk / Re: flywheel removal
Last post by livetoride21 - September 21, 2023, 01:17:59 PM
I know this thread is a bit dead, but just for anyone in the future having issues removing a flywheel on these bikes;

I discovered the biggest problem with removal, depending on what puller you use, the crank stub actually starts to expand (only a few thou) which makes the flywheel that much harder to get off.

The way I've discovered works every single time, get another bolt the same size as the flywheel bolt.
Make sure it fits through the hole in the flywheel.
Drill a small center mark in the top of the bolt to act as a guide for the puller then tighten into the crank.

Install your 3 bolt puller as normal and this will stop the crank from trying to expand.
This is the method I use now on every flywheel for XZ550 and they all come off like butter.
Off Topic / Re: MotoGp 2023
Last post by Walt_M. - September 07, 2023, 03:56:10 PM
There have been 3 this year including back to back the last 2 race weekends.
Off Topic / Re: MotoGp 2023
Last post by fret not - September 07, 2023, 01:24:10 AM
Fortunately first lap crashes are 'rare', but obviously they CAN happen.  It is rather amazing that they don't happen more frequently, which is a testament to the skill of the riders.
Off Topic / Re: MotoGp 2023
Last post by Walt_M. - September 06, 2023, 05:44:44 PM
Scene of next mass first turn crash, Misano.
The Swap Shop / WTB - '82 parts
Last post by DeanH - September 06, 2023, 05:42:21 PM
Looking for a set of wheels, right side mirror and rear brake lever.  Will need full exhaust and the two chrome cooling tubes with good chrome later, but if anyone has them available now, I'm also interested.

Carburetors / Re: '83 Accelerator pump nozzl...
Last post by fret not - August 29, 2023, 02:26:58 AM
My apology for not seeing this sooner.  First, it sounds like you used too much heat and too much solder.  All the solder needs to do is  just barely melt and flow, and that little tube can heat very quickly.  It is all too easy to overheat the parts.  It really helps to have a bit of experience with soldering so you can see how the solder melts and flows. 
The Swap Shop / WTB...83 carburetor
Last post by JBEVARDOS - August 08, 2023, 11:36:30 AM
Something that is good as is or would definitely be rebuilt would be fine
The Swap Shop / 1982 Vision for sale
Last post by azzivar - August 05, 2023, 10:49:16 AM
Well I've given up the ghost on my Vision - it's now available for sale on CL/Motorcycle Parts:

Please reply here or via CL.
Off Topic / Re: MotoGp 2023
Last post by Walt_M. - August 02, 2023, 04:44:16 PM
Finally back to racing this weekend at Silverstone. Unlikely to have a much different podium but can I get an over/under on the number of times Marc Marquez crashes? 4-7.