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Project Grandson's bike - XT600Z

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by Murdo, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    With the cases apart I was able to get the drive shaft out and stripped down.
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    I built up the splines with the TIG using an ESAB tool steel rod. Into the lathe with a tipped tool and took back to original OD.
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    Then made a holder for my 5" angle grinder to mount onto the carraige so I could used travel and crossfeed to recut the splines. I used a thin blade first to cut the edges on the slight angle to match the remaining spline, then a new square edge grinding disc to clean out the material between.
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    Cleaned the burrs off with a wheel in my Dremel and checked the fit. Then with the thin blade back in the grinder and turned 90deg I cut the groove for the lock tab.
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    Will do the gear selector shaft tomorrow.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    With parts arriving he has been able to start bolting bits on.
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    New repo instruments 'look the goods'.
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    Have the engine together now and he came over yesterday and we got it fitted and torqued up and the swingarm finally fitted (it pivots on back of gearbox) and back wheel in.
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    He came to stay over last weekend so we could spend more time on bike.
    He now has all the electrics in and working (just waiting on ordered battery to arrive) and I showed him how to cut and fold up a battery box from 2mm alloy sheet. I finished welding it today and painted ready for him to fit on Saturday.
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    It will be good as new , such an effort from where it was
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    The boy had a busy day last weekend, got the front rim spoked up, tyre fitted and wheel in, seat re-foamed and cover fitted, speedo cable lubed and hooked up and brake hose fitted.
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    We have had the engine running and all seems good. Got the tank painted too.
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    And last weekend got the stickers fitted and clear coat on tank. Unfortunatly I got a run in the clear so will need a bit of attention.
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    Wow, seems your recovery has gone well, you've been very busy. Good to see. Your health, not just your work.
     
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    Thanks Shane. I am a bit better but the bulk of the work is being done by the Grandson.
     
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