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I can't get the bolt to turn to put on the lowering links!
I can't get the bolt to turn to replace the brake lever that had gotten the tip broken off!
I can't understand how the givi hard case brake lights wire in!
I can't understand how to get the oilier on (and the chain is looking dry)!
This is pissing me off! RRrrrrrrrr

This should be simple stuff
(- the oilier) but all I have managed to do
is slightly strip nuts.

:oops: :cry:
 

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If you're using the tool kit, that could be a reason for having troubles with the bolts. A small investment in some decent wrenches and sockets would help if you haven't already done so.

Also remember that some fasteners use Lock-tite, a compound that can make it more difficult to loosen them.
 

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When I disassembled the rear suspension I found that the bolts were very tight. Bolt stretching, thread galling tight. :evil:

The Japanese are also masters at tightening philips head screws. Thankfully Allen heads are now common.
 

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The nuts are placed with the high strength threadlocker. A little heat will help break it down. The bearings should be regreased and high strength threadlocker applied before assembly. The nuts should be tightened to 56.5 lb-ft.
 

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I am going to get some more tools.

How do I heat the nuts?
It's not like I have a place were I can use a torch.
???Lighter LOL???
 
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Home Depot/Lowes/Local Hardware

The easiest for a bike are the miniture butane tourches that all of the Box hardware stores sell.

They are a bit bigger than a Bic lighte, but can be refilled with a Can of Butane.

Next up on the list is the Butane Tourch that are about the size of a quart thermos bottle. They use replacable butane tanks that can also be purchased at the Big Boxes.

Sears Craftsman also handle both sytles of heat sources.

Ride Em


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Storm Girl said:
It's not like I have a place were I can use a torch.
Yes you do. I'll give you one more free mechanic session for your belated birthday present. I already have a torch.
 

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Storm Girl said:
I am going to get some more tools.

How do I heat the nuts?
It's not like I have a place were I can use a torch.
???Lighter LOL???
You can actually use on of those high-temp, hot air guns. The kind for stipping paint and such. I have one with a snap-on concentrator nozzle. It'll get stuff hot enough to make the thread lock crackle and sizzle.
 

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lajaro said:
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Are you turning your wrench counter-clockwise? :D
It happens - I had my drill on reverse a few times during my emulator install. :oops:
I guy I worked with flattened two drill bits trying to drill holes in an ATV frame by having the drill going the wrong way. :lol: He heard about that one for a while.
 

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Storm Girl, just another hint if it isn't in your instructions. If the bolts don't want to come out to remove the stock links, just lift up on the rear wheel a little to take the weight off of the bolt.
 

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BY GORGE I THINK I GOT IT!

I put down the money for some better/more tools
and it took me a abit but I got it. The links are on and so are
the hand gards.
 

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You go girl!
 

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Atta Girl, how does the bike feel with the rear dropped a bit ?? BTW, you are accumulating a lot of experience in a short time.
 

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I love it with the rear dropped.
I feels moe stable and I can flat foot it with ease.
I like the hand guards to...but I might go to a home depot
and see about some lexan. I little more wind off would be nice
when winter gets rely cold.

I still need to figer out how to
get my givi case to wired in to my bike.
Oh and I want to still get some engine guards and
the hot grips. That stuff should not be to bad to put on...
I hope lol

Regarding the chain oilier...
I might have to see a dealer about that. I just look at it
and feel befuddled. lol



Now if I can just figer out why riding has been hurting my lower back.



Also I have to help my roommate with her bike.
her 1980 Honda CX500 (I think that's the bike)
rear running light and interment lights are out.
 

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It's great when you do it yourself, then you know who to blame.
 

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805gregg.........And you know who to congratulate for a job well done. lol.
 

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Storm Girl said:
:!: :evil: :!:
I can't get the bolt to turn to put on the lowering links!
I can't get the bolt to turn to replace the brake lever that had gotten the tip broken off!
I can't understand how the givi hard case brake lights wire in!
I can't understand how to get the oilier on (and the chain is looking dry)!
This is pissing me off! RRrrrrrrrr

This should be simple stuff
(- the oilier) but all I have managed to do
is slightly strip nuts.

:oops: :cry:
Don't worry you are doing the right thing, on another site a guy with a $18,000 DS bike asked how to change the oil. As far as those Givi lights a Givi employee couldn't install them with those instructions. Keep it up.
 

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Storm Girl said:
I still need to figer out how to
get my givi case to wired in to my bike.

Regarding the chain oilier...
I might have to see a dealer about that. I just look at it
and feel befuddled. lol
As far as I know there are some fellas in your neighborhood (Chicago). I am sure they would be glad to help you in person for free (maybe :wink: ).
 
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