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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by Drosi Hyn <drosi.hyn-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31 December 2011 19:50, Russell Brown <russell@lls.lls.com> wrote:
>>On Sat, 2011-12-31 at 10:18 +0000, mike newton wrote:
>>>
>>> that according the HBoL, should slide off.
>
> Bwahahahahahahaa!!!! =A0Oh yes, very good :-)

Quite. It *IS* called a HBoL for a reason you know :-)

Cheers,
Pete.

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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by Druid <fastdruid-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

On Dec 31, 2011 7:59 PM, "mike newton" <bikermike.n@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> On 31/12/2011, Russell Brown <russell@lls.lls.com> wrote:
> >>On Sat, 2011-12-31 at 10:18 +0000, mike newton wrote:
> >>>
> >>> that according the HBoL, should slide off.
> >
> > Bwahahahahahahaa!!!! Oh yes, very good :-)
> >
> > To quote our very own McPostscript; "when you've got a dremel everything
> > looks like a slotted screw" and this is an ideal application for a
> > dremel cutting disk. Cut on a diagonal as far in as you can then a
> > sharp tap with a cold chisel should see the little bugger crack across
> > the cut line and thence become loose enough to 'slide off'.
> >
> > Oband a Happy New Year Ixies one and all.
> *now* he tells me...
>
> Any hints of putting the new ones on? cups are in the freezer
> shrinking and I have concocted a bearing puller from the old shells,
> some studding and a large socket.
>
> I had the angle-grinder on standby, but they did all drift off quite
nicely.
>
> Oh, one tiplet. My current drift is the engine mounting bolt that I
> had to drill out. The bolt head is one with a combined washer. Very
> useful for getting the lower cup out, as it mainly obscured by the
> headstock tube narrowing.

Usually I use the old bearing cups/cones with a slot cut in them so they
slide in/over easily.

The headstock bearings are usually a piece of piss but that's with alloy
frames....

Druid

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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31/12/2011, Russell Brown <russell@lls.lls.com> wrote:
>>On Sat, 2011-12-31 at 10:18 +0000, mike newton wrote:
>>>
>>> that according the HBoL, should slide off.
>
> Bwahahahahahahaa!!!! Oh yes, very good :-)
>
> To quote our very own McPostscript; "when you've got a dremel everything
> looks like a slotted screw" and this is an ideal application for a
> dremel cutting disk. Cut on a diagonal as far in as you can then a
> sharp tap with a cold chisel should see the little bugger crack across
> the cut line and thence become loose enough to 'slide off'.
>
> Oband a Happy New Year Ixies one and all.
*now* he tells me...

Any hints of putting the new ones on? cups are in the freezer
shrinking and I have concocted a bearing puller from the old shells,
some studding and a large socket.

I had the angle-grinder on standby, but they did all drift off quite nicely.

Oh, one tiplet. My current drift is the engine mounting bolt that I
had to drill out. The bolt head is one with a combined washer. Very
useful for getting the lower cup out, as it mainly obscured by the
headstock tube narrowing.

Mike

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From Guy Martin's facebook feed

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

Sideburn cutting gauge

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2786477.pdf

Mike

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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by russell-at-lls.lls.com (Russell Brown) on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

>On Sat, 2011-12-31 at 10:18 +0000, mike newton wrote:
>>
>> that according the HBoL, should slide off.

Bwahahahahahahaa!!!! Oh yes, very good :-)

To quote our very own McPostscript; "when you've got a dremel everything
looks like a slotted screw" and this is an ideal application for a
dremel cutting disk. Cut on a diagonal as far in as you can then a
sharp tap with a cold chisel should see the little bugger crack across
the cut line and thence become loose enough to 'slide off'.

Oband a Happy New Year Ixies one and all.

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Regards,
Russell
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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31/12/2011, swixie <swixie@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 01:22:49PM +0000, mike newton wrote:
>
>> To avoid the wrath of Duckworth I shall not use a wood chisel
>
> The Ged of Tools will look kindly on your actions :-)
>
Right, the good of wood tools may look kindly, but I think the
archangel of cold chisels may be less happy...

anyway, all the bearings have been drifted out with no damage to
anything (apart from the inner shell of the bottom bearing that got a
bit angle-grinded, and the cold chisel that I had sharpened for
getting under the dust shield).

Well, the new outers are in the freezer for a merry new year's hammering.

Mike

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Re: MINJ(StR)R

Posted by lee on google <lmorley.mobile-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments



On 31 Dec 2011, at 10:37, mike <mylovelyhorse@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 December 2011 10:12, lee morley <lmorley.mobile@googlemail.com> wrot=
e:
>=20
>> I believe legally they can't demand more than a months notice unless
>> it's written into your contract (one pay period)
> Yeah but it is written into my EE contract - although EE then set
> substantial precedence about accepting a month from most people. But I
> got TUPEd across on those terms and have to see how absentee manager
> decides to play things. After all, don't want to go telling them to
> feck off - burning bridges is never good, is it?
>=20
> --=20
> mike
>=20

True, the alternative is of course to do gardening leave from your old job a=
nd start your new one simultaneously=20=

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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by swixie <swixie-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 01:22:49PM +0000, mike newton wrote:

> To avoid the wrath of Duckworth I shall not use a wood chisel

The Ged of Tools will look kindly on your actions :-)

Stuart
--
The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out,
Your brain comes trickling down your snout.

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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by Sheridan Coulter <shez.ow01-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments



On 31 Dec 2011, at 10:18, mike newton <bikermike.n@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello the list!
>=20
> http://flickr.com/gp/27565507@N06/7DGQ92
>=20
> shows the front end of my CBR (top yoke removed).
>=20
> At the bottom of the [front steering stem?] just above the bottom yoke
> is a collar (the bottom ball race runs on this) and a dust seal, that
> according the HBoL, should slide off. There is currently an absence of
> slide. It is soaking in plusgas.
>=20
> Any bright ideas in how to shift it? Especially on how to grip a round
> polished collar.
>=20
> Mike
>=20
As many have undoubtably said you need a hammer and drift to drive them off,=
they will move eventually but take some bashing.
Of late I have taken to starting the movement with a hammer and drift, then c=
lamp the bearing in a vice and drift the stem out.
Shez=

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Re: bike assistance please...

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31/12/2011, Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-12-31 at 10:18 +0000, mike newton wrote:
>> Hello the list!
>>
>> http://flickr.com/gp/27565507@N06/7DGQ92
>>
>> shows the front end of my CBR (top yoke removed).
>>
>> At the bottom of the [front steering stem?] just above the bottom yoke
>> is a collar (the bottom ball race runs on this) and a dust seal, that
>> according the HBoL, should slide off. There is currently an absence of
>> slide. It is soaking in plusgas.
>>
>> Any bright ideas in how to shift it? Especially on how to grip a round
>> polished collar.
>
> Do you need it intact? If not, stilsons or footprints might get a grip
> of it and make it turn?
>
> Since the ball race runs on it, I'm guessing this is part of the bottom
> bearing?
>
> I've had problems with these before and I think I once resorted to
> cutting as much as I could with a dremel, then hitting it with a cold
> chisel to split it, then it came off rather easily.
>
> Heating it up might help but won't do the seal much good, or the paint.
>
> A wood chisel under the bottom of it, gently applying pressure to
> separate it might also help. Depends how stuck it is (the one on the VFR
> was rusted on solid).
To avoid the wrath of Duckworth I shall not use a wood chisel, but I
think a thinned down screw-driver may be the way. I'm putting it into
a new frame, so I'd be mixing pre-enjoyed bearings.

Mike

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