Saturday, June 27, 2009

day 24.

i had a problem when i went to remove the exhaust from the bike after mocking it all up. i couldnt get this pipe off. this is what i did. cut the pipe in half and insert a slip joint.

i already had all the mounts and everything in place so everything had to stay in the same place so i just measued the area to be trimmed and the lenght of the slip joint subtracted the diffrence and thats how much i removed off the rear section of the pipe.

with the slip joint welded on i took a washer bent it up in the break and welded it on.

this spring will hold the pipes togeather and alwos a little bit of flex in the system this will increase the life of all the exhaust mounts too, an aded bonus.
well like all projects that come down to the wire something has to go wrong, i put the oil in the motor and this is what i have on my table a few min later. apparently that clutch pushrod seal that i installed isnt doing its job.

so the real promlem here is that it is 24hrs before we need to leave and no one that i know of in the salt lake valley has a pushrod seal for an xs. i did find an rd350 seal that has the same shaft size but the out side diameter is smaller then the xs part.

i took a chunk of aluminum and got to work making an adapter sleave.

here is the adapter after the lathe work.

i had to machine a flat on one side so that it would clear part of the casting on the block.
here it is installed in the tansmission. excuse the messy grease all over the seal, at this point i was running around like a mad man trying to get this thing togeather so i could at least ride it around the parking loit before having to ride the 750 miles to cotton wood.

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