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Snakebite68 last won the day on January 7

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About Snakebite68

  • Birthday 06/25/1968

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  • Current Bike(s)
    1998 Vivid Red Cocktail YZF1000R Thunderace, 2017 Yellow (with tank guards) DL1000 V-STROM
  • Previous Bike(s)
    Nothing legal...

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    West Yorkshire
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    Bikes, Model Flight, Bikes, Working with my hands, Bikes, Gardening & Bikes.
    Oh, and Amateur Bike Mechanics...

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  1. Aaah! New pictures, excellent! lol On closer inspection, the 'spider' appears to do nothing other than hold in those (now obviously) removable pins... So no fault there. Yes, the nick appears to be machined, it's way too square cut to be wear... The fact that it works now when rebuilt in the same way, suggests that something was binding. Check to make sure there is absolutely no grid or foreign objects in the bottom of any of the locating shafts. Check there's no tiny nicks or foreign debris in the teeth of the two parts (polish with some 800+ wet&dry (wet) if required). Check there's no play in the two shafts in the casing. Am I right in thinking one of those dooberies (the one on the left in the original picture) has been re-welded? Check that the fit between the teeth isn't too tight (it looks tight). I think there's some old trick about being able to check interlocking teeth by operating them with a piece of paper in between... Maybe someone can explain the idea properly.
  2. Top picture: The legs on that 'spider' bit look worn. Bottom picture: There appears to be a worn nick out of the leaver. Not a clue whether these would be a problem, but, it might be worth looking into...
  3. Snakebite68

    New helmet.

    REALLY need a better bot filter! lol
  4. Could I have a picture of the shaft end WITHOUT the file in it and a picture of the back of the shifter please? It's probably nothing (I'm no mechanic), but I had a thought I wanna check with the pictures...
  5. Bot... And/or spam...
  6. I'm torn between saying: 1/ It's ok, it's only surface rust... 2/ DAMN! That's a lot of rust..! But I think I'm going to go with: 3/ Wherever that's been, it's been laid on its side or under a leaky roof!
  7. I doubt anyone on here will be checking a Chevy... Are you a bot? lol
  8. You might want to close the topic too...
  9. Gotta catch them all! lol
  10. As y'all know, I have a 1998 Thunderace... It's THIS colour: Vivid Red Cocktail But..! There's ANOTHER one!!! VERY close to where I live, I see it sometimes on the way to work! It's even the same colour pattern!!! I don't know who he is or where he lives or how long he's had it, but it's really, REALLY strange seeing 'my' bike on the road! lol There's so few of them left, and this is the only other one I've seen in 'my' colours. I'm getting mine back on the road for the start of the season after riding my V-Strom for the last year. I'll surprise him one morning and drop into convoy..!
  11. No reason to keep ALL of them stored! Get your ass out there!!!
  12. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F316307573820747078%2F&psig=AOvVaw3LeSb2kxR3-7brEomV5qnP&ust=1672325132967000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CA8QjRxqFwoTCNC67eLGnPwCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD
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