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Online KildareMan

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chain and a leak
« on: July 17, 2020, 12:44:24 PM »
So several tight links appeared as if out of nowhere. Checked records and this chain is 56K (km) old so time for new and sprockets also. Then noticed a weep from the water pump inlet pipe, so probably just the o ring but will replace pipe also. All ordered - combination of Squaredeals and WorldofTriumph (lings).
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 01:42:25 PM »
Pretty good going for a chain.
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 02:13:54 PM »
Yup. Good quality DID. Was onto 2nd front sprocket though.
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 07:54:45 PM »
May have to look at that.
Always done chain and sprockets together.
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2020, 08:19:58 PM »
Similar, change front sprocket when it shows wear, usually about 15k, then get 30k'ish miles from the set. Scottoilers on all bikes.
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2020, 08:51:22 PM »
Also now a partial hose replacement and radiator repaint.

Removing the hose to remove the weeping water pump inlet pipe and I realised the hose was bulging slightly. That hose (big T as I call it) and short wide bore at the front both the worst for wear so am changing them. Fortunately I bought a complete hose kit from a bike being broken and those hoses are like new. 

Will also swap out the fan as even after repainting last year the motor housing is looking the worst for wear.  Will clean it up and probably sand blast it at work, then repaint and keep as a spare.
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2020, 11:18:16 AM »
That's classic "one thing leading to another", although in a good way...

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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 11:33:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by Alberto_B [+]
That's classic "one thing leading to another", although in a good way...

- by the way, was that you in Ride?

It gets better.

Didn't like the look of the powercoating on the radiator once I had cleaned it. In fact most of it flaked off once encouraged with my scraping screwdriver.  Now cleaned and receiving vht paint.

Then cleaning the frame behind the radiator, either side of the RR and me thinking that looks odd. Fairly serious rust under the powder coating again.  Me and my dremel got serious . Now etch primed and awaiting top coat.

Not even going near the engine.
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 11:52:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]

Not even going near the engine.
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Re: chain and a leak
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 07:09:11 PM »
Well leak now sorted- new water pump inlet pipe and o ring.
System filled and no leaks. Run to fan on and still no leaks.


Now all I need is correct front sprocket and I can actually ride. For some reason my 525 chain and sprocket kit had a 520 front sprocket.
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