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Offline Bladerunner99

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Re: Lockdown Maintenance
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2020, 03:10:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
I have a socket that does the job

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121051340614?

I have just consulted the Triumph manual and the tool that is shown in the diagram is more like this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-T3880024-Steering-Stem-Nut-Socket-Headrace-Socket/121384975808?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160323102634%26meid%3D2140deb4cd324ff496f6f7860dd026c3%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D121051340614%26itm%3D121384975808%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1

Is the one in the link you posted long enough to go over the steering stem down to the adjuster nut, if you know what I mean.
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Re: Lockdown Maintenance
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2020, 03:14:11 PM »
Replaced clutch cover gasket. 2016 XRX.
Quote from Haynes Manual - Tools and Workshop Tips:
"Paper gaskets will most likely come away completely, leaving only a few traces on the sealing faces of the components."
Yeah, sure, easy for you to say...

Piggin' awkward to get at all thee bits on the crankcase. Combination of chain cleaner and a blunt scraper. Then a bit of wetordry (1500 grade) wet with brake cleaner. Took a couple of hours to get both faces cleaned. Be a while before test run to see if it did the trick.

Also fitted rear mudguard extender.
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Re: Lockdown Maintenance
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2020, 07:58:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
Quote from Haynes Manual - Tools and Workshop Tips:
"Paper gaskets will most likely come away completely, leaving only a few traces on the sealing faces of the components."
Yeah, sure, easy for you to say...

:008: .... like their classic 'undo and remove nut/bolt and remove component' ..... hours later with bleeding knuckles and half a workshop of tools scattered all around. :211: :232:
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Re: Lockdown Maintenance
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2020, 03:00:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
Replaced clutch cover gasket. 2016 XRX.
Quote from Haynes Manual - Tools and Workshop Tips:
"Paper gaskets will most likely come away completely, leaving only a few traces on the sealing faces of the components."
Yeah, sure, easy for you to say...

Piggin' awkward to get at all thee bits on the crankcase. Combination of chain cleaner and a blunt scraper. Then a bit of wetordry (1500 grade) wet with brake cleaner. Took a couple of hours to get both faces cleaned. Be a while before test run to see if it did the trick.

Also fitted rear mudguard extender.

Paper gaskets - smear with grease on both sides. If you ever have to take the cover off again, the gasket won't need scraping off.
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Re: Lockdown Maintenance
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2020, 10:19:17 AM »
I did the grease thing too, when I did my gearshift spring update.
Looking at modern mating surface finish, compared with what many of us old'uns have seen over the years, I suspect the gaskets will seal well as supplied, but I agree that removing the old gasket can be problematic, and grease seems to be ideal.

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Re: Lockdown Maintenance
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2020, 11:43:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Paper gaskets - smear with grease on both sides. If you ever have to take the cover off again, the gasket won't need scraping off.

Thanks. Good tip.
I'll remember to do that next time.
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