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General Discussion / Re: Georgia campout, September 22-24
« Last post by bobrebos1 on Today at 02:35:09 AM »
Awesome riding today.
Getting a good night's rest and back at it again tomorrow  :thumb:





Looks like youíre having fun!  Super cool!!  Stay well
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General Discussion / Re: U/J Carrier bearing collapse
« Last post by izzug otom on Today at 02:07:59 AM »
If the difference is only .2 mm (0.008") I'd have been tempted to dust .1 mm (0.004") off the end of each bearing cap. That's almost an emery cloth job. Certainly a quick minute with a belt sander (If you own a micrometer).

That's a very cool idea, but no, I don't have micrometers.

That makes a good point though, the circlips I've ground down were not measured at all, I just made them all thinner, and no doubt to varying degrees  :huh: :rolleyes:

And oddly enough, I just came across this video, it's from an in depth series on uj's and propshafts. He's a bit slow getting through stuff, but interesting all the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10BhHuwnQ7I

It's a segment on centering and adjusting axial play in uj's, and it seems that many uj's come with circlips or G-clips etc, of varying thicknesses for adjusting the axial play. It seems that'd be a good idea in the case of the 50.2mm and, if the circlip groove is deep enough, the 49mm I imagine. Or maybe work out the thickness needed for the guzzi yokes and see if they're manufactured to that size, if so, it could be quite a useful resource for forums such as this. The thing is though, I'm sure I took more than 0.1mm off the circlips, and I still think it's a bit tight, and giving some preload, certainly no detectable axial play.
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General Discussion / Re: What Did I Do To My Bike? Update
« Last post by John A on September 22, 2023, 11:57:48 PM »
Remember too that the rev limiter is an important part of the safety equipment and should be checked on a regular basis. :grin:
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General Discussion / Re: Georgia campout, September 22-24
« Last post by guzzisteve on September 22, 2023, 11:19:15 PM »
Nice seeing ya up there today, got back before dark.
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General Discussion / Re: Flameout
« Last post by John A on September 22, 2023, 10:47:51 PM »
The cam sensor is rooted. Bulging sides made it tight in the hole when I pulled it out. I took the Spyder to go get some five minute JB weld. I ended up wandering through the hills instead of working on the bike so I cant report a light off yet.  I remember thinking it was unusual for it to start so quickly after sitting for more than three months. It always cranked a little before it fired, a normal thing for an injected Guzzi but it had fired right off as soon as I hit the starter. That was the only thing it did out of the ordinary prior to its failure.
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General Discussion / Re: Georgia campout, September 22-24
« Last post by tazio on September 22, 2023, 10:30:33 PM »
Awesome riding today.
Getting a good night's rest and back at it again tomorrow  :thumb:



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General Discussion / Re: Dyna III installed , Convert hard to start
« Last post by Scout63 on September 22, 2023, 09:38:59 PM »
Bravo!
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General Discussion / Re: BMW Stop Sale Order
« Last post by jrt on September 22, 2023, 09:20:57 PM »
Sorry, Dirk- the /7's are especially effected.  Both cylinders.
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General Discussion / Re: BMW Stop Sale Order
« Last post by Dirk_S on September 22, 2023, 08:38:29 PM »
Does this mean the new RS and GS are BS ?

Öa subtle and quick clapping of approval for that one!

Iím glad my R80/7 isnít affected. I bought it 5 months ago, so it seems like Iím in the clear.



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General Discussion / Re: U/J Carrier bearing collapse
« Last post by Tom H on September 22, 2023, 08:15:17 PM »
For the wheel bearing. Your replacing it anyway. So just whack away at the inner ring, don't worry about hitting the outer ring. Installing, hit only the outer to push it in.

Sure looks like water damage. Normally a bad rubber boot would cause this. Not sure of your history with the bike, but makes me think that someone just replaced the rubber boot and ignored the rest. And then, you see what happened. Put the new boot on, your in there this deep, don't want to have to do it again anytime soon.

Don't be so down on yourself. It's funny the way you bring it up though, funny in a very nice way :smiley:

You are doing very good with the resources you have.

The new drive shaft and coupler looks very nice, Run it.

Tom
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