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  1. Tyre tool

    Sounds like a good tool to have, I shall buy one as soon as I can locate one.
  2. Tyre tool

    I was thinking it might be useful at home along with a tyre changing stand. My next tyres with go on with mousses so I wont need to carry tyre tools on my bike, just a tow rope as it is worn out just like the rider.
  3. Tyre tool

    Has anyone used one of these? Are they any good?
  4. What Have U Done To Your Bike This Week

    I could not buy one so I made and fitted a new top chain slider to my 1999 WR250 Husky.
  5. 1979 hz 253 stromberg issues

    You may have accidentally changed the float level but if not then I would second a vacuum leak. Back when a running FJ Holden cost $10 we would clear blockages by swapping 2 plug leads to cause it to backfire, this just moved the crap to somewhere else in the carbie to come back and bite you on the bum on the next smash up derby.
  6. Axle bearing question

    Happy to buy bearings from a forum sponsor, this kit I bought was ordered before I joined this forum. I have bought many items from MX store in the past as their prices are good. All Balls bearings appear low quality and no numbers as is the norm.
  7. Axle bearing question

    It was Mono pumps that I was putting the seals in backwards, they would chop the bearings out in 3 months with the seal lip facing inwards. These days those pumps with the lip facing outwards run for years at the mine before they finally wear out and the garter spring would be long gone as these pumps are in an environment that devours 316 stainless. I reckon if all those Engineers got everything right every time there would be no aftermarket industry.
  8. What Have U Done To Your Bike This Week

    I made a bench to get my bike up off the deck, I put castors on it to move it around. I made new swing arm and suspension bushes and fitted them but found it difficult to access the bolts on the linkages with the bike just sitting on the jack.
  9. Fitting Mousse's with a guide to proper sizing and selection to suit a particular tyre and what lube to use and how much.
  10. What Have U Done To Your Bike This Week

    I made up a dedicated cradle for the top of my jack this week, found it hard to swing on spanners with the bike moving around on me.
  11. Axle bearing question

    Contact seals Radial shaft seals are contact seals that are used, above all, for sealing oil-lubricated bearing arrangements.. These ready-to-mount elastomer sealing components normally have a metal reinforcement or casing. The sealing lip is usually a synthetic rubber and is normally pressed against a counterface on the shaft by a garter spring. Depending on the seal material and medium to be retained and/or excluded, radial shaft seals can be used at temperatures between –60 and +190 °C. The contact area between the sealing lip and counterface is of vital importance to sealing efficiency. The surface hardness of the counterface should normally be at least 55 HRC and the hardened depth should be at least 0,3 mm, the surface roughness to ISO 4288:1996 should be within the guidelines of Ra = 0,2 to 0,8 μm. In applications, where speeds are low, lubrication is good and contamination is minimal, a lower hardness can be acceptable. To avoid the pumping action produced by helical grinding marks, plunge grinding is recommended. If the main purpose of the radial shaft seal is to prevent lubricant from leaving the housing, the seal should be mounted with the lip facing inwards (fig 9). If the main purpose is to exclude contaminants, the lip should face outwards, away from the bearing (fig 10). fig 9 fig 10
  12. Axle bearing question

    It wont make much difference to me as I dont ride that often or far. When I install seals arse about in certain kinds of pump I always pack the spring groove with Coppercote and this seems to protect the spring from corrosion. Sadly I wont be doing it this weekend as the bearings and one seal in the All Balls kit I got are right but the other seal is the wrong size.
  13. I am about to change the rear wheel bearings on my WR250 Husqvarna and I am after opinions as to which way to orient the lip on the seals. Working in the mining industry I rebuild machines that must endure the most severe conditions and years ago I was instructed by an Engineer in the Pilbara to fit seals to bearings in housings with the lip (spring side) to the outside as it was more important to keep moisture and dirt out than it was to keep the grease in. Not possible when with such things as gearbox oil seals as the oil will come past the seal. I have not looked to see which way they are currently fitted but my guess is the lip faces in.
  14. Ignition Diode Question

    Thanks for that, l suspected it may be more than just a diode, l shall keep an eye out for a wreck. This might do the trick as it looks identical, I searched regulator instead of diode.
  15. What Have U Done To Your Bike This Week

    I made up some new Stainless Steel axle adjusters for the Husqvarna WR250 as it came with both jacking screws broken off in the swing arm.