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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2011, 10:12 PM Thread Starter

 
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about an hour

less than two.

So I told this fella about replacing the rear disc and pads on his 08 HD low Rider.

When I found the muffler welded on under the heat shield.I thought Hmm??

The axle wont make it past the muffler but I can't remove the muffler Hmm??

The head nuts are rounded.

I manage to get the complete exhaust off.

Remove wheel and break two torx bits getting the bolts off the disc.
Replace the disc.(New torx bit $20 )

Find the axle will not go in the other way (to prevent pipe removal next time) and must remove wheel again .Installing axle behind pipe again I find a broken weld at the pipe hanger.


OMG


If I ever said changing a disc was easy shoot me.


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ouch i feel your pain, i hate the torx screrws on HD tighter than beleivable with some never releasing threadlocker

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Heat helps

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i tried on my friends sporty, didnt use anything more agressive than a heat gun on the primary cover though... i gave up rather than risk stripping the heads or damaging the cover, using an impact driver too and they didnt want to budge

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i tried on my friends sporty, didnt use anything more agressive than a heat gun on the primary cover though... i gave up rather than risk stripping the heads or damaging the cover, using an impact driver too and they didnt want to budge
lefty looseee, righty tightyyy.....



and yes at work I get those 30min into 4hr jobs all the time. Today I set up a saw that I ran 3 moth ago at the tradeshow in chicago, back than everything was perfect.... Today not one thing worked, come to find out that someone updated and tested the machine... yep I bet they didn't... oh well lucky for me I had a backup I could use.

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You want stories about normally easy jobs turning into nightmares?!?!?!
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Today I set up a saw that I ran 3 moth ago at the tradeshow in chicago, back than everything was perfect.... Today not one thing worked, come to find out that someone updated and tested the machine... yep I bet they didn't... oh well lucky for me I had a backup I could use.
Sounds like any demo I do for work. We always want the gear ahead of time to check out and possibly fix. I've seen stuff come to demos that could not possibly have worked when it left the warehouse.

Gus, I feel you. I've had whole years where whatever I was trying to do, there were other things I had to do first to make the original task possible. When they get to be more than 4 or 5 deep, you get frustrated.

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Sounds like any demo I do for work. We always want the gear ahead of time to check out and possibly fix. I've seen stuff come to demos that could not possibly have worked when it left the warehouse.

Gus, I feel you. I've had whole years where whatever I was trying to do, there were other things I had to do first to make the original task possible. When they get to be more than 4 or 5 deep, you get frustrated.
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less than two.

So I told this fella about replacing the rear disc and pads on his 08 HD low Rider.

When I found the muffler welded on under the heat shield.I thought Hmm??

The axle wont make it past the muffler but I can't remove the muffler Hmm??

The head nuts are rounded.

I manage to get the complete exhaust off.

Remove wheel and break two torx bits getting the bolts off the disc.
Replace the disc.(New torx bit $20 )

Find the axle will not go in the other way (to prevent pipe removal next time) and must remove wheel again .Installing axle behind pipe again I find a broken weld at the pipe hanger.


OMG


If I ever said changing a disc was easy shoot me.


Have you got a better story about an easy job?
In Jest: My 1st reaction was Steve's comments on the Triumph thread
"An hour at the most, 2 if you don't know what you are doing."

In Reality:, Agree with this is the story of my wrenching life

So How were my welds


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Gus, I feel you. I've had whole years where whatever I was trying to do, there were other things I had to do first to make the original task possible. When they get to be more than 4 or 5 deep, you get frustrated.
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You want stories about normally easy jobs turning into nightmares?!?!?!
Talk to anyone who works on vintage British bikes! Some of the stories will curl the peachfuzz on your baldspot! Come to a Norton owners club meeting and get some of the guys going...It will strike fear in the hearts of lesser mechanics everywhere!
stupid british standard wrenches...who does that

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stupid british standard wrenches...who does that
You can always get by if you have both SAE and metric tools...It's replacing the hardware that's really a bitch! BSF, BS (British standard fine and British standard) and Whitworth thread files, taps and dies are a MUST unless you just bodge it up and ruin everything.
It's either that or heli-coil everything to SAE or metric, but a purist considers that a bodge as well!

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why i refuse to work on harleys, but i have had similar axle/exhaust situations working on crappy intruders ( oops, Boulevards or whatever they call those 1986 design turds these days), even suzuki has its lemons (savage)
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Over the years I believe the toughest jobs are ASSUMED the easy ones.

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My old GSXr 750, required the removal of the fairings, radiator, header, and steering damper to change the oil filter.
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My old GSXr 750, required the removal of the fairings, radiator, header, and steering damper to change the oil filter.
what steering damper? i dont remember one
and that was suzukis fault that someone put a full system on it and made it impossible to change the filter

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what year gixxer?
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what steering damper? i dont remember one
and that was suzukis fault that someone put a full system on it and made it impossible to change the filter
Vance and Hines pipe..... yeah... another reason not to buy a modded bike.

It had a steering damper, you had to drop the front Torx bolt on the triple tree to move the radiator out of the way to get to the header bolts.

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ok, i see, i didnt remember having to go through so much on those but the pipe explains alot, the newer FI gixxers and SV's are by far the easiest bikes to work on ever
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So the long story about this bike finishes with a happy customer.

After getting all of the things he asked me to do done.I took it for a test ride the bike had a toasted clutch.I convinced the owner he needed a new one.

Keep in mind this is a 2008 96inch Dyna Screaming Eagle bike.

He never rode the bike with a tight clutch it had been slipping from the day he bought it.(I'm guessing)

Well I put in new fibbers and WOW what a difference.

It's funny because first he argued that it didn't need a clutch and afterwards he suggested that I did something else to make it run like this.

I love the look happy people have when they leave.For me that's what it's about.

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I convinced the owner he needed a new one.
So how you convince him did you offer him a new turtle shell with a spike on it chrome by CP and a kegger for his time

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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^^ That is a cool story!
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