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“Garage built, shed built”... stable built!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bewarethemoon, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I’ve had quite a productive evening tonight. Got the other leg that was causing me grief apart.
    My hex socket was 10mm too short to reach the lower damper rod bolt. I sacrificed a 10mm ball-end Allen key to make this. The box section didn’t locate easily inside the stanchion, every time I put a spanner to it, it seems to dislocate so I drilled a hole through so a screwdriver could be used in stead of a heavier wrench.

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    This leg was more of a mess than it’s partner, there’s sludge I can’t shift easily so I’ll be making 5twins recommendation for a swabbing rod.

    When I removed the clip that holds the seal in place it broke apart as it was badly corroded, it’s left a path of destruction inside the fork leg.

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    How should I best attack this? A small nylon or brass brush on my Dremel?

    I also spent an hour on the other leg with a blue compound and loose G quality mop

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  2. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes, that's how I'd go after it... the brass ones. I'd also consider a little sealant around the outside of the new seal to make it oil tight.
    Lookin' good. :D
     
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  3. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Mine is 1/2hp, I’m tempted to try 8”, at least 6”
     
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  4. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Go for the 8". You're runnin' more power than me and I run the 8's just fine.
     
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  5. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

     
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  6. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    A non-hardening engine sealer. I'm partial to Permatex Aviation sealant... but whatever sealant you prefer. Just make sure it's the non-hardening variety.
     
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  7. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    My 8" is 3/4 HP and plenty powerful enough. My 6" doesn't have the HP marked on it but it's obviously much less because of the way you can slow it down if you push too hard. The web site claims it's 1/2 HP but I have to wonder about that.

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  8. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Anybody have any experience or insight into taking my pre-load adjuster assembly apart, I’d like to have the blue components re-anodised and thought it wise to ask before I delve in.

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  9. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Ordered some 8”s
     
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  10. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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  11. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah, that's the stuff I use.
     
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  12. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Ordered some of that too
     
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  13. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    One leg all done polishing, I think I’m happy with the results?

    The 8” mops I ordered arrived over the weekend. So much easier! Cheers Jim!

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  14. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Also took the compression adjusters apart for re-anodising.

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  15. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Cleaned up the corrosion with a brass brush in my Dremel.

    Onto polishing next.

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  16. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Anybody have any tips for cleaning up the stanchions???
     
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  17. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    If you're talking rust on 'em... I'm partial to Brillo or SOS pads. They work great on any chrome.
     
  18. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    They’re in pretty good nick, a couple small blemishes of rust on just the one
     
  19. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Replacement parts for rebuilding my forks arrived. It’s so obvious I’m in deep when I’m genuinely excited to open up the package containing them!

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    I still need to take measurements of the o-rings and copper crush washer and order them. Any suggestions on where to buy good quality?

    I also need fork oil, the manual recommends Yamaha Fork and Suspension Oil 01 when I search for it this is the first hit https://www.motorcyclepartswarehous...MI6NKIgfOf6QIVFODtCh2ifATVEAQYASABEgJY5vD_BwE

    Is this the stuff?
     
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  20. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    One final photo of my lower after a clean with Vienna Lime and then a good coat of Turtlewax. Feels good to have it waxed and put to bed for a little while!

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