Would You Bend It Back?
Posted July 30, 2006 - 07:06 AM
Planning to ride next weekend, don't have time to split the cases and fix it the right way. I'm tempted to drill an appropriate sized hole in a piece of 1" aluminum bar stock and use the bar stock as a lever to bent the shaft back to its normal position. Was wondering if I could get away with it or would I risk cracking the case by putting all that force on it? I figure it bent that far without cracking the case in the first place so it should be able to handle a tweak in the opposite direction, no? Anyone ever tried this?
Posted July 30, 2006 - 07:11 AM
also if u were to try to bend it back u might inadvertantly bend the shaft farther down inside the motor and that would be a bad thing.id say its 50/50 chance you will or wont damge it more if u try to bend it back.
you may want to try to bend the shifter in to compensate for the bend in the shift shaft if possible.that is if u dont mind replacing the shifter aswell.one thing i would definetly "NOT" do is try to use heat while the shaft is still in the bike.
Posted July 30, 2006 - 08:30 AM
However, you will likely have to cut off the bent portion in order to slide it out of the cases, so access to a die grinder with a cutoff wheel may be an issue. I have sometimes removed the inboard end instead and slid them out the left side.
Also, when replacing the cover, removing the water pump cover so you can spin the impeller by hand makes it easier to engage the drive tab on the impeller shaft with the balancer gear.
Posted July 30, 2006 - 08:47 AM
Posted July 30, 2006 - 09:59 AM
Birdy's two cents.
Posted July 30, 2006 - 05:03 PM
Once again, I'm blown away by the knowledge base here on TT. Grayracer and Birdie, it's savy vets like you guys who make this site such an awesome resource. Thanks again, you turned my mountain back into a mole hill