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Author Topic: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)  (Read 45437 times)

Offline mothgils

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #370 on: Jun 13, 2017, 16:58:01 »
Ugh.


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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #371 on: Jun 16, 2017, 00:40:43 »
Parts are all suppose to be here tomorrow, we will see. Just replaced my old oil plug with one with a magnet to help capture some of this left over glitter. Went to remove the oil plug and remembered it was stupid and took a standard screw driver to get off. Had to take off the exhaust and use vice grips. Anyways, anyone ever seen a plug like this? It's spring loaded for some reason.


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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #372 on: Jun 16, 2017, 00:52:03 »
Anyways, anyone ever seen a plug like this? It's spring loaded for some reason.
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That looks like a quick drain plug.  What's the other end look like?  The side opposite the threads.  If it's a quick drain plug, you're not supposed to remove them to drain the sump.

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #373 on: Jun 16, 2017, 01:54:13 »
I think that's the shift drum detent plunger and spring which drops into a "hole" in the shift cam for neutral.  It is called "Stopper, Cam" in parts lists.  It is not supposed to be removed to drain oil.  The oil drain is a regular hex head bolt. 14mm I think.

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #374 on: Jun 16, 2017, 08:59:59 »
Teazer is correct, shift drum detent. Not a bad idea to just change the gasket on that and the oil plug while you have it out. I had a tough time getting the one on my Daytona out. You must be a beast with a screwdriver.

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #375 on: Jun 16, 2017, 11:19:43 »
Teazer is correct, shift drum detent. Not a bad idea to just change the gasket on that and the oil plug while you have it out. I had a tough time getting the one on my Daytona out. You must be a beast with a screwdriver.

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Oh shit, so, I guess I gotta pull the exhaust back off tonight and swap this back on.  I had looked on a microfiche and didn't notice this as being anything other than a drain.  Thanks for the heads up it could have been bad.  It had an extremely slow drip out of it so the seal needs replaced for sure when I put it back in.

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #376 on: Jun 16, 2017, 11:36:19 »
Crisis averted thanks to DTT once again! that is why we post shit here.
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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #377 on: Jun 19, 2017, 10:08:32 »
Alright, so I got the bike back together LATE friday night.  The new clutch plates hadn't made it in yet so I bent some tabs and put the messed up clutch plates back in there for now.  Needs another oil flush anyways to get any metal shavings still in there out, so i'll flush and swap out the plates.  Took it easy on the way to the track and everything seems to be great now.  When I replaced the shifter shaft (it had a slight bend to it) I found that the washer was on the clutch side and not the sprocket side.  This was causing the shaft to bind when shifting and because it has some play it was able to slight up against the clutch basket causing even more binding.  So clutch is sorted, and shifting is much better.  Next steps I need to figure out why my speedo keeps jacking up (Ive sent multiple e-mails to speedhut but never gotten a response).