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One of those effen weeks
« on: May 05, 2005, 06:24:18 am »
Ever have one of those days/weeks?  The ups/downs of life...

So on Tuesday night I go to pull out the clutch on the new bike to do some work.  Well, one of the posts just spins...  So here I am, figuring that I've got a busted slipper clutch (brand new), and worse yet, it won't come off the bike.

I finally drill the head off the bolt and it comes out.  Looking at it, I'm relieved that I can fix it as the post is threaded and simply unscrewed from the base.  No problem.  Wed I take the post to a buddy who backs out the stud and I get a new bolt for it.

Head out to the garage and go to put the slipper clutch back together (which is an amazing contraption of springs/washers/ball bearings).  Well, you guessed it.  I shot a spring loaded spacer *SOMEWHERE* in Waukesha county.  Oddly enough, I instantly found the spring and the tiny C clip that holds it on, but the spacer is gone.  I look for about 30 mins and then give up to go back to my work, figuring I might find the spacer in the course of normal moving around the garage.

I then break the ONE rule I have about working with the clutch out.  I didn't block the oil sump.  Sure as !&%*& I drop a washer down into the oil sump! ARGH!!! So now I spend the next 1 1/2 hours removing the world's most difficult to install exhaust just to pull out the bazillion bolts and drop the oil pan to retrieve the washer.

I get my work done on the clutch side and reinstall the oil pan and call it a night.

I called Fred from Yoyodyne who will overnight pri-1 ship me the spacer I need, but it just SUCKS that I've made 2 hours of work into a 3 day 10 hour marathon project.

Ugh...  I'd ask 'what else', but that's a taboo I simply can't touch...
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 06:28:56 am »
Deep breath, now go stick your head out the door, and scream.  ;D Doesn't that feel better?  :P
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 06:31:08 am »
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Deep breath, now go stick your head out the door, and scream.  ;D Doesn't that feel better?  :P


whew... Thanks Alexa.  I feel better, but the rest of my office just soiled themselves...
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005, 06:34:45 am »
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whew... Thanks Alexa.  I feel better, but the rest of my office just soiled themselves...


LOL  ;D
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005, 06:39:14 am »
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whew... Thanks Alexa.  I feel better, but the rest of my office just soiled themselves...



Whaaa haaaa haaaa haaaa!!!!!!!    ;D    ;D    ;D    ;D
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2005, 07:23:35 am »
Is the clip you dropped steel?  I dropped one of those little bitty ball bearings down into the oil pan from my clutch.  I was fretting as well when my mechanic came over with the little telescopic magnets and had it out in about 30 seconds.  :P
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2005, 08:00:54 am »
Oh sure, now you tell him about the little bitty magnet after he spends three days getting the pan off!
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2005, 08:04:55 am »
Dry clutches are our friends  ;)

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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2005, 08:08:43 am »
The washer I dropped was steel, but the way that the oil sump strainer sits in the RR, I don't think I could have gotten it out.  Plus, I didn't have a telescopic magnet.

The spacer is aluminum or some other lightweight stuff...  And I'll surely find it after the new one arrives...

But hey, the sun is shining, so I've got that going for me...
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2005, 10:39:14 am »
About 10 minutes later, I'd have had the bodywork off, battery out, and been shaking the motorcycle upside down.  I've actually done this.  But that's just me.... ;D
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2005, 10:40:08 am »
To rattle the washer from its safe haven in the oil pan to the transmission or crank area?  No thanks...  8)
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Re: One of those effen weeks
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2005, 10:45:01 am »
Well, at least you got it out.  See, there's always a silver lining.  :P
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