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Author Topic: Big end gone bad !  (Read 2960 times)

High On Octane

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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #120 on: February 07, 2014, 06:46:31 AM »
Good to hear!  Glad you got her back on the road again!  +1    :D


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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #121 on: February 07, 2014, 08:53:05 AM »
Glad to hear it's been sorted, Roeland!  ;D
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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #122 on: February 07, 2014, 10:08:37 AM »
The takeaway is to check every little bit when putting all together - it can be done at home with some patience.
other items that needed replacement or fixing :
- rear brake pads
- petrol tank welding
- head steady bracket
- new chain
- 1 x original engine mounting bold was too short by about 4 mm



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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #123 on: February 24, 2014, 01:25:46 AM »
How did we go here Dave. Back on the road?

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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #124 on: February 24, 2014, 07:04:32 AM »
Good news, Roeland!

So, in a nutshell for us ignoramuses, what's the takeaway from this?
The takeaway is to check every little bit when putting all together - it can be done at home with some patience.
other items that needed replacement or fixing :
- rear brake pads
- petrol tank welding
- head steady bracket
- new chain
- 1 x original engine mounting bold was too short by about 4 mm

I guess what I meant was, was anything discovered in the tear-down and rebuild that would shed some light on prevention?  Any maintenance or operating procedures that would help?

Or was it unavoidable due to a manufacturing problem , or just plain ol' bad luck?

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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #125 on: February 24, 2014, 07:52:04 AM »
not sure.... but probably not avoidable..

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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #126 on: February 27, 2014, 12:07:46 AM »
Hi Roeland, glad to hear you got her back on the road.
Sectorsteve , I'm a bit depressed lately, its been a very quiet couple of months for me and I'm really struggling just to pay the rent and stay afloat at the moment . So no progress on my bike I'm sorry to say.
 I'm sure my situation will improve soon. All the best.
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Re: Big end gone bad !
« Reply #127 on: February 27, 2014, 12:27:47 AM »
Dave,
I'm sorry to hear that. I fully empathize - especially without the wheels - that's not great. There's however a lot of prep work that can be done in the interim until you manage to get new bearings.... good luck