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post #1 of 123 Old 11-04-2018, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Rebuild after broken chain and fire

It has begun! @teevee donated a rear shock and a guy at work donated a 530 chain, and I finally got out of my funk, so I started tearing into it today.

First order of biz was to make sure no wiring was damaged by the fire. Rear wheel off, bad chain re-broken and removed, and inspection reveals no damage to wiring! Sweet!

Next job, remove the tank and have a look around. Much easier than I imagined. But, um, yeah...there's a weed poking out the (apparently modded by the PO) airbox. Really hope there's a k&n in there like was promised, since I have the cleaning kit...and I bet it's filthy! Yes on both counts. :-)

And, since I'm in here, I might as well replace the rear shock from @teevee (thank u so much!). Just 4 bolts; looks fairly simple. And...it was! New-to-me rear shock now installed and torqued.

I still have much to do, but it sure feels good to have gotten started.

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Well, you need an new airbox. That's for sure. Or, I guess, you could seal up those holes.

That air filter is, um, disgusting. Looks like it might be a K&N but can't be certain. I don't remember what a stock filter looks like. Certainly needs cleaning though. I wonder why the previous owner did that. Must have had a problem he thought more air could fix. Seems bizarre; most people find these bikes run too lean.

Enjoy the rebuild. I'm in the midst of my own. I consider it a "bonding" experience. I hope your experience is similar.
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WOW sure hope nothing made it's way into the top end from looking at that air filter, if the airbox wasn't clean below the filter, you are likely gonna have a bad engine in the near future.
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Yes, what BigB said. I would like to see a pic of what it looks like UNDER the air filter.

K&N filters are actually quite good at protecting engines when they are this dirty, so if it was sealed around the edges it could be just fine behind it.
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Don't have a pic, but I thought the same thing and dreaded lifting that filter for fear of what I would find. What I found was a pristine, perfectly clean airbox. Thanks again, k&n! :-)

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That old shock, Sasquatch can make better than new for a reasonable cost.
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Yeah, I'm actually saving up to get both ends done by him.

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Clean! I've personally never seen a k&n that dirty before; probably because I've bought all mine new and kept them clean. :-) I had to dig junk out of every single pleat on the dirty side of this one *after* using the cleaner on it! Sheesh. Well, it'll get oiled up before it goes back in, and be good as new.

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