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Old 30-07-2010, 07:49 AM
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...be so hard to change a rocker gasket. Which idiot came up with the idea that you have to take the engine out or half the bike appart to do it!!!


Well its done now, good job I can make my own tools!!!
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Old 30-07-2010, 02:09 PM
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...be so hard to change a rocker gasket. Which idiot came up with the idea that you have to take the engine out or half the bike appart to do it!!!


Well its done now, good job I can make my own tools!!!
guess you've got a VN then
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guess you've got a VN then
No its the Dragstar...
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Old 30-07-2010, 03:27 PM
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the VN 1500 is the same mate
engine out to do the rocker cover gasket,and the gasket is only a bead of silicon
(never again)
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Old 30-07-2010, 08:38 PM
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the VN 1500 is the same mate
engine out to do the rocker cover gasket,and the gasket is only a bead of silicon
(never again)
i can vouch for that twas my vn that gave him heartache
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Old 31-07-2010, 09:19 AM
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Just to say..


Not all manufacturers are thoughtless and stupid.
The designers of my bike realised that there was not a lot of clearance between the rear cylinder head and the frame and that it was going to be difficult to get the head off without taking the engine out - so they designed the engine so you could.

1. Disconnect the carb and exhaust
2. take off the cam sprockets c/w chain having cable tied the lot together. Undo the four bolts that hold the cam chain tunnel to the engine.
2a. Hope that you remembered the tippex because it is twin overhead cam, four valves per cylinder with vernier sprockets for infinite valve timing variation.
3. Undo the base nuts to allow the tie rods to be loosened
4. Undo the tie rods that go through the cylinder into the the head from below, slide the head out of the frame.

NB. There are only three dispoasable gaskets on the entire engine; the starter motor, the timiing cover and the clutch adjuster. The head gaskets are deformable and reusable. All other faces are machined and sealed with RTV.
That's silicone, to you and me.


The name of this paragon of engineering virtue?
Hesketh


Yes, the tie rods need cleaning. I must find another toothbrush.
Preferably one that someone else has finished with....
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Old 31-07-2010, 06:16 PM
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Why were the top frame rails so wide on the featherbed frame?

So you could take the head off without taking the motor out of the bike.

Thank god we've progressed since then
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