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Author Topic: Trash to Tracker, Xl350  (Read 1758 times)

Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #40 on: Jan 16, 2018, 21:33:59 »
Lots of cleaning going on. Started with the wheels, was using scotch bright pads with some Barkeepers Friend and water. They cleaned up pretty nice, shame lots of the spokes are rusty. I have kits for both front and rear wheel bearings, but have never done them before. Anyone have any tips?







Onto the centrifugal oil pump, still have a ways to go.





And then the front and rear fenders, A buddy of mine is going to spray them for me. Anyone know the color code or exact color name? If not I will probably get a generic gray.

Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

Offline killerx

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #41 on: Jan 17, 2018, 11:11:21 »
For the spokes, TAKE YOUR TIME.
It will seem daunting but it will be worth it to be able to say you laced and trued your wheels yourself.
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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #42 on: Jan 19, 2018, 14:31:22 »
Freeze your bearings, get some correct size PVC for each bearing. Clean the seat, drop them in and usually one or two good taps with a  mallet on the PVC should seat them good. Be very careful not to overdo it, as they CAN be seated too far and bind on the inner axle spacer.

If you go with the eBay spokes, they work ok but the fitment sucks, all the angles are a little off and I had to seat them with a rubber mallet to get them trued.


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Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #43 on: Jan 19, 2018, 18:45:45 »
Freeze your bearings, get some correct size PVC for each bearing. Clean the seat, drop them in and usually one or two good taps with a  mallet on the PVC should seat them good. Be very careful not to overdo it, as they CAN be seated too far and bind on the inner axle spacer.

If you go with the eBay spokes, they work ok but the fitment sucks, all the angles are a little off and I had to seat them with a rubber mallet to get them trued.


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Iím good with the i stall Of the bearings, more of the removal Iím not familiar with
Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #44 on: Jan 19, 2018, 23:06:41 »
Iím good with the i stall Of the bearings, more of the removal Iím not familiar with

It's the opposite.  Heat the hub outside of the bearing and they will pop out easy.