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by rjk40
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT drum brake rear wheel spoke question
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: 860GT drum brake rear wheel spoke question

Sorry Vince,

When you say inside or outside, it does not register; as I said in my original post, I used "spoke side" or "non-spoke side" with the hope of clarification.
I will continue to seek clarification, and I thank you for your interest.
Best Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT drum brake rear wheel spoke question
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

860GT drum brake rear wheel spoke question

The rear wheel has 20 of each of two slightly different spokes: 20 at a bend angle of 85 degrees, and 20 at a bend angle of 90 degrees. This is a subtle difference, and I am trying to figure out which angle applies to which side of the wheel (for explanation purposes, say either "sprocket side" or n...
by rjk40
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: 860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece

Hi Duca,

I'm sorry, but I do not understand your explanation as to the grease and the ring.
Can you please clarify for this old man?
Thanks in advance.
Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece

I know that I am likely missing a previous post, but have looked through the ones here, and do not see a match for my question: Sitting in between the bearings in the wheel hub (not the sprocket hub...) is the piece shown in the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124760992@N02/45711138344/in/...
by rjk40
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT rear drum brake wheel hub bearing caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: 860GT rear drum brake wheel hub bearing caps

Thanks kindly, Craig, As usual you are a fount of meritorious wisdom. I took heed of the relative lack of usefulness of said "washers" in the shadow of sealed bearing replacements, and could see no reason for them, thus I trimmed a notch into them with my trusty Dremel to weaken their walls, tapped ...
by rjk40
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank

Gotcha; fogging oil it is.

Thanks kindly.
by rjk40
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank

That's a dilemma for me, since my bike will not be ready to ride for quite some time, and the tank will be off the bike. It's a bit heavy to lug on and off the bike when full of fuel, so I guess that I will wait for a more opportune time, closer to re-launching the bike onto the road before de-rusti...
by rjk40
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank

Thanks, Steve. Second question: Then, do you coat the inside of the tank with a rust preventive, as for example KBS brand sealer? I see a lot of posts on that, both positive and negative, but do see the merit in the process, as it should prevent a recurrence of the rust. Regards, and Happy holidays,...
by rjk40
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT rear drum brake wheel hub bearing caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

860GT rear drum brake wheel hub bearing caps

I really need help on this dilemma, and apologize if it has been covered in a previous post that I missed: trying to remove "caps" on rear wheel hub bearings, per photos in the following Flickr link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124760992@N02/albums/72157703339475701 The caps are not obvious to me ...
by rjk40
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Metal Rescue for de-rusting 860GT tank

To the League of Fine Gentlemen: Like most old bikes, my 1975 860GT requires getting rid of the rust that has accrued in the tank. I have read several online clips (none here that I have seen, and I have searched here...) touting the positive aspects of the product, "Metal Rescue", its absence of ac...
by rjk40
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT flywheel pinion washers
Replies: 15
Views: 3952

Re: 860GT flywheel pinion washers

Gotcha; I finally figured that out.
by rjk40
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT ignition timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: 860GT ignition timing

Thanks for the info.

And yes indeed, I have gotten a new regulator from Steve, a "Rick's Regulator", which should cover the caviat you mentioned.
And thanks for that piece of info.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Valve guide choice
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

Re: Valve guide choice

Hi Tim,

Yeah, Syd's is in St Pete, on the opposite side of the state from me (I'm on the "Space Coast").

Thanks for the reminder. I had completely forgotten about that business (but at my age, forgetting is what I do best).

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Alternator stator ring plug
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Alternator stator ring plug

Hi Craig, Thanks so much for the info. Since there is no bearing in the case (P/N 0759.49.400) that the alternator stator mounts into, I must conclude that the chamfered edge of the distance piece going toward the bearing in mention really means toward the center of the engine, and not outward. Ther...
by rjk40
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Alternator stator ring plug
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Alternator stator ring plug

Hi Craig. Oops! My bad. I goofed on the part number. The correct number should be 0759.88.040, which changes the description to "distance piece"'; so sorry for the blunder. The piece in question is the large ring to the lower right, in the drawing, and to the right of the rotor and stator assemblies...

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