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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: 734

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: 1140

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: 1140

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: 1140

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: 734

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: 1140

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: 3104

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: 1143

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: 2800

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: 1214

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: 1214

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...
by rjk40
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Alternator stator ring plug
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Alternator stator ring plug

First of all, I must apologize for not being more observant when disassembling the engine three years ago, and now am paying the price. Underneath the alternator stator, a "ring plug", p/n 0400.46.040 sits against a step in the alternator case, and, supposedly, holds the stator in position relative ...
by rjk40
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT ignition timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: 860GT ignition timing

Hi Steve, The instructions make no distinction about any initial adjustment beyond the initial static placement, with no reference to what stroke (compression/exhaust) must be used, nor if all of the cam gear dots must be pointing at each other. No way to know if these instructions are, like a previ...
by rjk40
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT ignition timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

860GT ignition timing

Gentlemen, Please forgive me if I am re-stating the obvious: The original 860GT ignition is crankshaft-triggered to a stationary pickup, unlike a typical cam-triggered engine, where the camshaft drives the distributor, thus gets a trigger on every rotation of the crankshaft, whereas the cam-triggere...
by rjk40
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT flywheel pinion washers
Replies: 15
Views: 3104

Re: 860GT flywheel pinion washers

Craig,

Thanks as always for the good info, and especially for the dimensions of the clutch pushrod pieces.

Regards,
Richard

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