Noise/feeling on final drive

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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by CaNsA » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:21 pm

banner001 wrote:i have two torque wrenches.
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by cargo » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:13 am

you dont need to grease the axle....................nothing turns on it................quick spray with WD40 or similair is fine IMHO

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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by banner001 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:41 am

CaNsA wrote:
banner001 wrote:i have two torque wrenches.
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by adamhearn » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:42 pm

Chain and sprockets have arrived. X-Ring D.I.D., JT rear and something else for the front. Looks good. The chain has a rivet link and I saw on the web that I could rivet on the cheap with something like a pipe flaring tool on a g-cramp.

Have borrowed a large torque wrench for the rear bolts and have purchased a smaller one from Amazon for the others. I've got some Loctite 243 for the sprocket nuts so ready to go when the tool turns up! Of course then I'll then be troubling myself over wheel alignment :)

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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by banner001 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:26 am

i have a chain breaker/riveter...makes the work so much easier...~£20 on ebay...
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by CaNsA » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:41 am

banner001 wrote:i have a chain breaker/riveter...makes the work so much easier...~£20 on ebay...
I use an old chisel to break the old chain on the rivet link.

I also have a chain breaker/riveter which is awesome.
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by banner001 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:40 am

CaNsA wrote:
banner001 wrote:i have a chain breaker/riveter...makes the work so much easier...~£20 on ebay...
I use an old chisel to break the old chain on the rivet link.

I also have a chain breaker/riveter which is awesome.
i have an angle grinder....mwahahahaah!
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by adamhearn » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:48 pm

I thought I could get away with a c clamp and various bodged up ideas...

It took a lot of effort to put the side plate only to find I put it on way too tight. Had to take a hammer and punch to open it back out again :( Then trying to rivet over the link - FFS. It has started to go over and is holding the chain together but needs doing further before I ride the bike properly. Sadly my c clamp end ball (I pulled the swivel flat head off) just isn't up to the job.

I've only been a quarter mile (testing my carb install) so I don't know if the new chain and sprockets have solved the problem but it felt OK.

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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by banner001 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:14 pm

adamhearn wrote:I thought I could get away with a c clamp and various bodged up ideas...

It took a lot of effort to put the side plate only to find I put it on way too tight. Had to take a hammer and punch to open it back out again :( Then trying to rivet over the link - FFS. It has started to go over and is holding the chain together but needs doing further before I ride the bike properly. Sadly my c clamp end ball (I pulled the swivel flat head off) just isn't up to the job.

I've only been a quarter mile (testing my carb install) so I don't know if the new chain and sprockets have solved the problem but it felt OK.
if there is a specific tool for it, it's probably wise to invest in it...
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by adamhearn » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:16 pm

Bike back together for a test ride and can confirm thankfully that the new chain & sprockets have transformed the ride!

No more chain slap or odd noises :excited Should have replaced it ages ago of course!

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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by Tirpitz » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:12 am

Make sure you sort out the rivetting of that chain correctly. If it fails it will do one of several things -

1. Chain will fall on the floor and you will need recovery - annoying. If it flies up and hits another vehicle you will be looking at an insurance claim and possibly prosecution for riding an unfit vehicle.

2. Chain will whip round and smash the crankcases, so you need a new engine. If oil pisses out before you stop you will also be down the road on your butt.

3. Chain will come off and tangle itself up stopping everything dead and chucking you off the bike at high speed.

4. Chain will come off and slice into your leg

It's not a pushbike, it's a motorbike. When chains come off it gets very nasty. Do sort it for your own and other's safety. Like, today :smt002 .
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by CaNsA » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:14 am

I swapped out a lump and swingarm for my mate when his snapped @ 120mph.
http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=2703597

Lucky giraffe, it could have taken his leg off.
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Re: Noise/feeling on final drive

Post by cargo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:12 pm

I could have sold you all the parts you needed to fix that engine.....................prob still could


Got lots of K1/2/3 bits mostly engine stuff

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