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The Nightmare Continues

3843 Views 43 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  jbranson
Well...sounds like Hiroshi/someone tried to tighten the head nuts on Hiroshi's bike to stop a leak in the head cover gasket. All the nuts were of course already tightened to max allowed torque for their of course they pulled the threads out of the block at the bottom of the stud.
Which means Friday afternoon and evening I get to spend my time tearing down the whole top end of the engine to get to the base of the studs so I can install a helicoil. Should be able to get it done in about four hours. Wonder how many of the other studs are stripped out too. The freakin things were tightened to 15 ft/lbs already.
When will people learn you can't just through a wrench on these bikes and start doing shit unless you know what you're doing.
What a freakin pain in the ass...I was really looking forward to a relaxing weekend at the track.
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So the Champ then pulled out his Metric adjustable and then went to work.

Just bring your knowledge, I assume you'll be needing a thimble.

Sorry... atleast I will be a helper.

What the Champ really means is, he's going over to BCM to pick up his bike, return Bruces adjustable, and then have a beer with him.

Sorry, I can't seem to help myself
c'mon aaron,

don't let all my secrets out. btw, bcm has been sold to a former employee !!! i only hope that by bruce selling the shop he will have more time to work on my projects!!! i've had a new racer project there for the past 3 years in a tupperware box, very frustrating. i also have a simple top end rebuild for my 250 giro bike that has been there for 4 months and the snails are all over it!!

oh if i only had the talent that you have..........

My talent will be brought over in the same size thimble of your knowledge. Between the 2 of we could use maybe a larger thimble. I'm just a hack who uses Bransons brain power.

I thought it was at the top. Either way Hiroshi must be eating his spinach.

I have spare hands, little piston stoppers, and tiny ring compressors that work well. Do you have back up studs, accorns, and helicoils? I wont be up to Loudon on Friday till the afternoon. If you get there and need a real shop to work out of, let me konw.

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