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 on: April 02, 2020, 15:42:53 
Started by r1speeedyrider - Last post by ramjet
I did have my power driver handy but ended up not using it as I was changing bits too much. A right angle adapter might have helped though. But some access is just ridiculous though eg the screws on underside of luggage rack area. Half the time though the challenge is where the last screw is hidden! Even using workshop manual and helpful guides from here you still don't know if all screws have been removed from a part before you have to haul at the tabs! Managed to break just a couple out of dozens but hopefully should be able to glue before reassembly

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 on: April 02, 2020, 15:29:58 
Started by Dave Milnes - Last post by Mike H
Yes I got a Tesco delivery too, came in yesterday. OK for grub for a while now!


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 on: April 02, 2020, 15:25:51 
Started by r1speeedyrider - Last post by Mike H
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I'm currently using lockdown to do a few jobs. I've just removed all the bodywork which I've previously avoided. Not much fun but kind of satisfying when completed!

Sure I've mentioned this before, I got a battery power driver and a set of Torx bits, speeded up the process enormously.




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 on: April 02, 2020, 15:12:43 
Started by r1speeedyrider - Last post by Mike H


Got a puller like that somewhere, or I hope I still have, got it years ago. Rarely used but when you need it you need it. 



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 on: April 02, 2020, 08:42:03 
Started by r1speeedyrider - Last post by ramjet
This is the puller I bought. Needs to have long arms. Bonus is it's only 7.99

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Or-3-Leg-Puller-6-150MM-Gear-Hub-Bearing-3-Jaw-Internal-External-Reversible/321895462699?hash=item4af276f72b:g:cswAAOSwYHxWIU8y

I too came from a succession of bigger sports type bikes and the X10 is a bit of an eye opener. Every job you have to do involves awkward access and removing lots of parts. I'm currently using lockdown to do a few jobs. I've just removed all the bodywork which I've previously avoided. Not much fun but kind of satisfying when completed!

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 on: April 02, 2020, 08:22:13 
Started by r1speeedyrider - Last post by ramjet
I had the same problem with my 500. Solution was a 2/3 legged puller used in 2 leg mode (Less than £10 on ebay) Didn't need much force to release the wheel as it pulls it evenly. Picture here

https://www.x9gallery.co.uk/home/displayimage.php?pid=19202#top_display_media

When putting it back together be careful to make sure the retaining pin for the silencer strap is secure (Duct tape or tighten strap round it with pliers) as otherwise it falls out easily and you have to take it all apart again. Good luck!

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 on: April 01, 2020, 10:52:07 
Started by Dave Milnes - Last post by Brubaker
There's nowt to do on my Forza, in a normal world I'd have taken it for it's Annual Service sometime in the next few weeks. As it is now I have to go out and pick up meds in the next week or so, and can easily do an oil change when I get back home as the Forza uses the same filter as the Silverwing I used to have.

I've already completed my project, replacing a set of not very good blind spot mirrors with another more adjustable pair that I bought almost a year ago. The too short frame mounted mirrors are a widely criticised flaw on the new style Forza, the other being the sometime temperamental seat latch not engaging. I solved that with a very simple trick Meldrew did with his seat latch and it's been no trouble since.

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 on: April 01, 2020, 07:09:05 
Started by Dave Milnes - Last post by Dave Milnes
Yes I ordered 2 spark plugs from Sparkplugs.co.uk on Monday afternoon, they arrived yesterday morning, barely 12 hours later. I actually got a Tesco delivery slot as well, first one I have been able to pick for the last 2 weeks, where all slots for the next three weeks are normally all full.
Got the steering bearings changed this last two days and the new yoke and forks fitted, then did the belt and new DrPulley sliders and a new bearing in both the idler pulley and the casing clutch shaft. Took a big nick out of my hand though trying to free up the top plastic plugs in the forks when I nipped my palm between the top of the fork tube and the drift I was belting with a hammer. Got them free though and packed with grease!
Next job for the weekend is to swap out the radiator for a spare that may help the motor stay a little cooler when idling and replace the steel feed pipe from the pump which is looking a bit worse for wear.

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 on: March 31, 2020, 19:39:49 
Started by r1speeedyrider - Last post by r1speeedyrider
Looks like I should order a new  bearing then just in case I damage it. Anyone know an alternate to the piaggio original or dimensions to cross reference.i dont want to pay 3 times the price for the Piaggio one.
   So far I've found 6303 2RS bearing with dimensions of  47x17x14.

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 on: March 31, 2020, 18:21:04 
Started by Dave Milnes - Last post by Mike H
Oh yes so it is! 


I've got a BSA Bantam to put together, should get on with that, but seems less urgent now. Got the frame back from the frame straightening guy just in time, last Monday, that very evening Boris announced lockdown.

Mail orders still working, mostly.


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