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Offline ProSimex

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #71 on: Aug 22, 2013, 11:07:00 »
have you checked the trail on that front end?  If it feels good to ride then no worries.  looking at it those rockers should be flipped around, looks like you have plenty of clearance.  the springer arms should be running paralell with each other, not meeting at the end like that.  at best youre killing the bushings in that springer, or is youve bent the front springer fork. 
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Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #72 on: Aug 22, 2013, 13:35:59 »
Again, the material I have seen from the manufacture shows the links installed this way.
Also he picture is with no weight on it.
Check back a page or two for the manufacture picture.
Nothing is bent.
I'm side the front end could use a service, but just as preventative maintaince

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #73 on: Aug 22, 2013, 13:37:36 »
lol, surffly, you're going to be answering that a few more times I'm sure...
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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #74 on: Aug 22, 2013, 13:52:38 »
It's ok.
I'm no expert on this kind of thing.
I first thought it was wrong too, but I trust the manufacture picture and how it rides more then just "a look". 
Also when I sit on the bike the front end links are more parallel, I need to get a picture of that to put everyone's minds at ease.
I would like to learn how to check the slide bushing and springs though.
It's no sport bike, but on the highway it's stable enough to take my hands off the bars.

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #75 on: Sep 17, 2013, 21:43:02 »
Nothing like taking a month to take an engine cover off only to confirm that the seal you thought was bad was in fact bad.





So now to order some parts...
Figured I might as well rebuild the oil pump while I'm here.
What do I need?

Offline hillsy

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #76 on: Sep 17, 2013, 21:48:22 »
Speaking of bad - that's a good word for the front sprocket by the looks of it  :o


Offline DeanJ

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #78 on: Sep 18, 2013, 08:44:50 »
The stock was a 17t / 37t ,  here is the graph showing top speeds with various gearing options from  http://www.gearingcommander.com/


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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #79 on: Oct 01, 2013, 12:15:22 »
Thanks for the gearing chart.
Will make ordering the parts much easier.

Got the chopper back to my garage finally.
Looks small even next to my 125



Tried to use my cb550 ard mounting plate to mount a magneto drive.


You can see that the mounting holes are drilled for a 550 and not a 750(top)

No cigar...


So now back on the hunt for some pictures to try and figure out what I'm missing.

Still have not sat down and found all the little orings and seals ill need to fix the oil leak.
Figured I would rebuild the oil pump too.  Been to busy with school to do much wrenching.