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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #90 on: November 08, 2018, 04:48:44 PM »
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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #91 on: November 08, 2018, 05:32:20 PM »
this is it once you get enough pulled through. that sharp bend is where the new and old cable meet, I carefully cut the insulation tape with scissors I had trouble undoing it because I wrapped it to tight.


now its up to you which end of the cable you fit first I always do the clutch arm first and lever last, (i think its easier)
(old picture) when fitting the cable to into the bracket wind the 14mm nut up the threads towards the green line until it stops, (this is to make fitting the cable into the clutch lever easier)
next fit the old 12mm nut onto a couple of threads and clip the cable nipple into the clutch arm.
you can now fit the cable into the clutch lever once you have done that adjust the 14mm nut to the measurement you took at the start


here is the new cable set to the same measurement as the old one and all tightened up in its bracket the blue paper is catching any oil that dribbles out


and lever end all fitted and sort of adjusted at the lever end. see how it feels now over the week end

I think the owners handbook does state how much free play there should be at the clutch arm, i will have a look at the handbook later and post up the measurement if there is one

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #92 on: November 08, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
cheers SnowOwl

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #93 on: November 08, 2018, 08:54:32 PM »
Another great set of posts!

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #94 on: November 08, 2018, 10:24:31 PM »
 :119: oh this is getting good.

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #95 on: November 11, 2018, 09:25:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
Since then I also have powder coated the silver stuff on the bike. Looks so much better now.







Hi CB 500X

I notice those pics (by the way, nice painting). Really the black looks better.
You have lowered the footpegs without modifing the brackets. Can you give more details of this disign? Is it machined from billet aluminum? how much does it lower? 1inch?

Thanks a lot

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2018, 11:58:28 AM »
checked the owners handbook for how much free play there should be and it states between 10mm to 20mm at the CLUTCH LEVER not clutch arm like I thought.
 lever all the way out (picture tzr125ypvs, hand guards in way on cb)


lever pulled in until you start to feel resistance, (picture tzr is 13mm) the cb is 15mm right in the middle


I have also slowly been replacing certain fittings with titanium replacements not for the weight saving side but more for the corrosion resistance, there is isn't much price difference between stainless and titanium like there used to be either. so every other month I order something shiny

front bleed nipple fitted 01-08-18


rear bleed nipple fitted 01-08-18


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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #97 on: November 12, 2018, 12:18:28 PM »
clutch lever pivot pin fitted 07-08-18


I did also order a brake lever pivot pin but they sent the wrong length im still trying to get correct one.


front brake disc bolts waiting to be fitted

 


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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #98 on: January 24, 2019, 04:19:03 PM »
agh just got signed out after typing loads and getting to the last line  :233: start again short version cant remember all of it
haven't posted anything for while so thought i would do a update on the titanium disc bolts from my last post the shouldered part of the bolt is shorter than the original bolt and is only long enough to pass through the brake disc and abs ring it does not enter the wheel not good, the retailer was willing to exchange or refund but i chose to keep them and just purchased longer ones (still to be fitted)


depth of shoulder part of hole is 10mm, disc and abs ring thickness 6mm measured with a stick and ruler. (got fed up of walking to the shed for tools so left the vernier caliper in its box)
 threaded part of hole has threads going into the hollow section of the wheel


been after one of these for a while even though its going to cause me loads of hassle later in the year when i attempt to make it and a certain engine guard work together, i have some ideas how to do it but need both of them first

while fitting the stand i noticed some oil weeping from the water pump drain hole, seeing as im not using the bike much at the moment (weather)not a problem and its going for its second service February /march they can do it at the same time.

shes kept uncovered outside all year round, at the moment only being used twice a week if lucky so will be getting lots of tlc in the next two weeks got nearly a week off work  :046:

question for you all how easy does your oil filler cap screw back in?
 mine takes a good ten attempts to get started then screws in easy, thought i found the starting point and took it back out and aggh why did i take back out multiple attempts later and it screws in.
 the thread is good on both the cap and casing

umm i think that's about all of it




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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #99 on: January 24, 2019, 09:27:21 PM »
My oil filler cap goes on as expected, no fiddling required.

Sad to see your poor bike out in the weather like that.  Mine only sees rain while sitting in the work parking lot or if I get caught in it during my commute.  Otherwise its in the climate controlled basement at home or out having fun on nice days.  Haven't had any rust on the brake disk as seen in your picture.
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