customer , hello i think i have a problem …
me , what ?
customer , i don’t have any gears …
me , well bring it in , lets have a look …..
it would seem that , customer did an oil change 2500 mls ago , and the oil has gone somewhere else …
rear output bearing has failed .
gearbox is so damaged it isn’t worth fixing .
You don’t have to go to an authorized dealer . Provided the service is done to the standard the factory set ( not hard ) using genuine parts ( to support the factory ) the service book is filled in , all the right oils are used , and all the items on the maintenance schedule are completed .
There is a piece of E.U. law that allows you to do this . It was designed to stop the monopoly of franchised dealers/importers .
This is an alarm removed in 15 mins from a V7 . Fitted by a Datatool Dealer . Bike came to a halt , because it was so badly fitted . i don’t know any alarm fitter who would have done it like this , it was embarrassingly bad . Have spoken to Datatool who want it back , so they can see what has been done to it .
there is a wire to sense that the ignition has been switched on ….the wire was poked into the ignition live …it is supposed to be soldered in .
Hopefully a new unit is on it’s way , and a letter will be sent to the fitting dealer .
Norge 8V GT
broken exhaust collector box , needed welding .
here is what happens… next put bike on the bench , remove fairing panels, remove header pipes …deal with exhaust studs, deal with exhaust clamps to coll. box ,remove silencer, strap bike to bench , jack the bike up, chock rear wheel ( for a bit of height ) remove centre stand, 4 hours later collector box in your hand ! ….take to welders.
you have read the threads , on other forums , here is a picture of an 8v cam and followers .
nice tidy , hardly used v7 Racer . it is surprising how little, some dealers do to a bike , before they hand it over to a customer .
i love copperslip , and use it all the time , or locktite , depends what is needed .
another carc model , swinging arm bearing job , and could you put a clutch in while you have it ??? if it isn’t to much trouble ….
A distinct lack of grease from new…these are going to be a problem for every owner. The problem will be compounded by other problems that you are trying to fix at the same time .
This needs to be a job on it’s own, because you will end up doing the knuckle underneath at the same time .
Parts involved , knuckle, swinging arm bearings , seals for bearings , swinging arm spindle …and if you are really unlucky …a swinging arm .
Getting the rhs bearing out , means grinding/cutting the inner race as the output shaft from the gearbox gets in the way of a puller , and the shape of the hole and frame stop you getting a drift on it from behind .