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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2011, 08:40:57 pm »
Good idea, doing it on the road (at motel hopefully).  You may find you don't have to mess with it too (on the road) but you will have the o-ring just in case. 
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2011, 12:59:20 pm »
Carry it with you just in case.  Replace it when you get home.  The o-ring will be waiting there for if you ordered it.  If you change it on the road, you will need coolant and oil change if i've heard this correctly.  Then you could just drain the oil into a clean container (washed out 2-litre soda bottle with an opening cut in the side or a dish pan from the dollar store) and then just pour it back in when done, unless coolant gets in there when the pump is pulled.  Of course, save the coolant too.

Just thinking out loud.  I've never done one of these on this bike - but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.  Make sure you have all the tools you need!
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2011, 03:10:14 pm »
Snarf,
Just replaced water pump not too long ago, and could swear there was on o-ring in the box.  Ah, just looked at the fine print on Murph's site, comes shipped with (2) - 25mm o-rings.  Breath easy my friend.
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2011, 04:56:58 pm »
Snarf,
Just replaced water pump not too long ago, and could swear there was on o-ring in the box.  Ah, just looked at the fine print on Murph's site, comes shipped with (2) - 25mm o-rings.  Breath easy my friend.
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2011, 06:20:23 am »
Do I need a gasket or anything when I remove the clutch slave cylinder?  I think I am going to look into working on it tonight.
Somebody had mentioned that removing the heat shields will make for a cooler ride.  Doing this may make the engine run cooler, but it will not make you any cooler.  Lower and mid plastics have to come off tonight anyway as those heat shields are definitely going back in.
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2011, 06:45:48 am »
Do I need a gasket or anything when I remove the clutch slave cylinder?

No.... There is just a small lip seal that the clutch push rod sticks out of on the side of the engine; there is a plastic spacer that fits between the slave and the engine that you don't want to misplace. Also don't over tighten the three 6 mm bolts that secure the slave as you can break the plastic spacer; they tend to get hard and brittle with age.
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2011, 07:15:40 am »
I live close to that area, so I could always help out if you run into trouble. Sent you a pm.
If others send me an pm, I am offering support for long distance riders. Let me know if I can help. You never know!
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2011, 09:10:35 am »
Thanks for the offer, its generosity such as this that makes this group so great.
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2011, 09:18:37 pm »
Well the pump is in, no leaks that I can see.
Now its time for the silly question: is there supposed to be two crush washers; one on each side of the clutch slave banjo fitting? I have looked everywhere for the other one. If there's supposed to be two, damned if I know where it went. Auto parts here I come (tomorrow)
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2011, 05:21:30 am »
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2011, 06:13:47 am »
Yup.....should be one on each side. If you have any old ones off brake connections, I think they are the same. I know you should use new ones, but I have reused these things many times without any issue. I feel your pain with issues right before a long ride. I just had to pull my carbs and do a clean due to a dropped cylinder. Now I just want to get a few test miles in before I head out.

 :offtopic:  BTW Chris, I am planning to ride the connie out to Vermont if you want to check out the brake upgrade.
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Re: Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2011, 07:51:23 am »
Make sure it isn't just melded onto the banjo fitting.  If it isn't, your local Napa or other good supply should carry them in stock real cheap.

Ron Ayers calls it a "WASHER,10.5X15X1.5"  for my '87 but it is superceded to "WASHER-SEAL,10.1X14.5".  This would be in millimeters of course.

The hole has to be slightly larger than the bolt shaft, but snug.  The other dimensions aren't as critical.  A washer that is slightly thinner or thicker is OK, along with a slighty larger or smaller outside diameter.  I think all the Concours use the same size.  Get a few extra and leave them in the parts bin.  Carefully rub the flat part of the fitting with a flat file to remove any burrs then clean it with brakecleen before reassembly.  Use the proper torque to "crush" the washer so it seals.
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Re: WTH....Ughhhhh why now?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2011, 05:27:59 am »
WTF.....
First the good news, I got the bike all finished up. I take her out for a quick spin without any plastics. No leaks and the clutch feels good.  :chugbeer:

Sweeeeet, now its time to put the tupperware back on.  I grab the handle bar with my left hand, left foot on the center-stand arm, right hand on passenger grab rail; 1,2,3 pull.
I get the bike almost to the apex and the F'n cenerstand arm breaks. :banghead: :banghead:
Any guesses on how many people it takes to stop a top heavy bike like this from falling over?  I will give you a hint, ONE more than I had in the garage with me.  It was all slow motion: crack, WTF, hey the bike is falling, hey I'm falling with the bike.
I'm sure it was very comical if somebody had witnessed it.  I thought for sure my mirror was busted.  Luckily the handlebar landed on the top of a cooler and my high-way peg dug into the concrete.  No damage other than emotional :-[.
Thanks for all the advice, see ya at the Rally ;D :D ;) :) 8)


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