AK20’s are nice. Why do you have to heat them up?97* yesterday with dewpoints in the mid 60*'s
85* today and raining and they are saying 2+ inches......... lovely
meanwhile I think rioters and looters and thieves must have numerous parts I am waiting on (you know stuff they stole out of fed ex trucks, UPS trucks, USPS buildings etc, or maybe they simply burned it to the ground.................)
All tracking updates now tell me is "delayed"
fucking sucks........... even oem parts are substantially longer ship times to arrive, aftermarket all take longer, sometimes weeks longer........ How the hell can one efficiently and effectively get shit done with 11 of the 13 bikes here currently waiting on parts for more than a week now, a few of them for more than 2 weeks now.............
first the scamedemic and now the fucking rioter trash criminals who should have all been run over and shot!
A few pictures for you- so it isn't all negative/......
some putz installed his own toe protector. then he can't figure out what he did wrong or why it wobbles and is loose....... umm....maybe if installed correctly it wouldn't be dumbass!
Master cylinder---- it is old, sludge happens........ how about try flushing the brakes more often than NEVER..........
Some new steering head bearing desperately needed in the 153,000 Victory (thursday I have another victory with about 50k coming in for a new clutch, lucky me........ $140 tool needed to compress the spring on a job that generally takes sub 2 hours, so if I see maybe a half dozen more of these I may finally get my monies back for the tool?
A gsxr750 with big piston forks got some AK20's.......... yep you have to pull the fork completely apart in order to install a "stud" so the new cartridge has something to attach to........not horrible but a bit time consuming, especially the long wait for it all to cool back down from about 300*
and some dipshit idiot and his Concours1400, running full on sportbike tires (Q3+ in this round) and still tries to coax 5000+ miles out of the tires............. this is after only 3200 miles.............. He wanted to let this go longer, claimed it still had life...........fucking idiot, but some sport touring tires for your 700 pound behemouth plus with your 250+ lb self on board....sport tires aren't even rated for..... likely 1000# bike and rider and he says he takes his wife....now we are talking 1200#+............... he decided to try the S22's instead of going with the sport touring tires I recommended- there is a reason all these guys buy the GT compound with the higher weight ratings!!!!!!!!!!
At best $2000 bike even fixed??????A) should have quoted the dude $2k
B) is that a vacuum diaphragm like on my Magna? Between the tank and the carbs?
To unthread the inner chrome tube from the base shoe the calipers and axle go through.........AK20’s are nice. Why do you have to heat them up?
I didn’t have to separate the tube from the shoe when I did my seals and bushings did I? (It been so long lol)To unthread the inner chrome tube from the base shoe the calipers and axle go through.........
red loctite holds it all together and seals up the leaks.....
that top pic with the threaded stud needs to get installed in between the shoe and the inner tube for the Ak to attach
this is after the fork spring preload adjuster is removed- the parts easily removed and where that studed flat has to sit.....
and here are the "throw away pieces"
How many customers do you get that saw it on youtube and are master mechanics from watching the video (right or wrong)?
A mechanic I have known since I started driving told me 2 years ago I could have the shop and he would walk away that day. He was done Dealing with people. A customer comes in wants a estimate but abc down the street will do it for $20 less. Then the people that want the bare minimum repaired or the person that read online the flux capacitor was the sure fix.
I would have to hire a front desk firewall to deal with everyone.
No- you would not have had to of for that............I didn’t have to separate the tube from the shoe when I did my seals and bushings did I? (It been so long lol)
I figured I’d have known. Baked Racetech forks for dinner. Yum! I’ve baked headlight housings to help release butyl rubber. Not that high obviously.No- you would not have had to of for that............
believe me- you would remember if you ever do find yourself having to removing the inner tube from the shoe....... requires a vice, soft round jaws of 41mm or 43mm and not too much clamping force (super thinwalled and easily dented) and not too little clamping force (spin them and they can get galled) and a torch and some time....... or put it whole in the over @ 350* for about 15 minutes then remove
the putting back together is very easy ocne cool.......... clean the threads and the tube and body, cover all threads in red loctite..yes every single last stinking thread........... screw it all together by hand as tight as you can with your hands and no tools, then reinstall the set screw(s) and wait about 20 minutes before filling with oil, so the loctite is mostly hard before the oil hits it......... ( I tend to let them sit overnight before filling with oil, or atleast several hours)
AK20's are from traxxion not racetech.................. way superior!!!I figured I’d have known. Baked Racetech forks for dinner. Yum! I’ve baked headlight housings to help release butyl rubber. Not that high obviously.
So I assume you don’t have thread chaser that big lol
Swingarm bearingsoh lord...steering stem bearings (headstock bearings), don't even....haha. Did it on 3 bikes recently (one of them mine), and was my first time. Man I am NOT a fan. It actually went pretty smooth on my (and my friends) 05 zx6r, but not so smooth on his 2005 z750s, which barely has a notch in the frame to punch out the old bearings. But I will say fixed my clunking suspension noise that I was experiencing prior to doing that. All our bikes have around 30k miles on it...which I thought was low for a steering stem bearing replacement, should I be worried about other components on my bike? everything else seems to be straight and up to date (forks, wheel, axle, etc...)
Love watching you work on bikes riverszzr!