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Old 10-14-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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Tattooed_Pariah's random Updates Thread..

Alright, it was recommended that I do a "How-To" thread, because I'm removing the engine from my 1986 VT1100 and rebuilding it, but fuck that, I'm lazy. You want to do it, you do what I'm doing, buy a manual and follow the step by step instructions.

I just want a thread to call my own to post pictures :P

so Here they are:



Here's the giant ass pry bar I had to use because the boots on the bottom of the carbs were stuck in place...




got those motherfuckers out though! :P



next came the coils and plug wires..



aren't they pretty?



took a while and some hammering with a soft dead blow hammer, but i got the exhaust off too.. ( right side pic didn't turn out so well...



then came pedal assemblies..



and that's where I called it quits for the night..

more photo's to come as I do more work..
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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ya look like ur givnin ur UNNAMED bike a lot of love
after ur done it will run like a bat out of hell
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
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ya look like ur givnin ur UNNAMED bike a lot of love
after ur done it will run like a bat out of hell
yeah the case is cracked, so it has to be either welded or replaced.. I figure welding would cost between $20 and $80 (I got a friend who was willing to do it, but I'm completely guessing on machine shop prices..)and may not hold, but I got a good case from eGay for $80+shipping..

figure while I've got it all apart, gonna put new gaskets and seals in, new clutch packs, and rebuild the carbs.

As for name.. I'm contemplating "Widow Maker" no because I think it will kill me, but it sat for about 4 years, so the first few nights I had it, I was killing on average 2 or 3 black widows a night..

Since then it's been heavily coated in Hot Shot brand Spider Killer, haven't seen any since.. :P

I feel a little bad for neglecting my beetle, since new heads for it would run about $600 and that's about how much the registration is going to cost to make the bike current again, but since the challenger and the beetle both take premium gas and get about 16-20 and 22-28 mpg (respectively), I figure it's a better bet to get the bike running so I can buy cheaper gas and get better mpg, means it'll be easier to save.. :)
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:23 AM   #5
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What year Beetle? Regular or Super?
1972 standard... but not much on it is standard anymore as you can see in the pics in the build thread for it :P
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Jeebus I feel like an idiot...
Old 11-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #6
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Jeebus I feel like an idiot...

So I've never owned, let alone worked on a motorcycle before.. but I figured I've rebuilt a V6, and am currently rebuilding a flat4, how hard can rebuilding a Vtwin be? right?

Well, I've been moving REALLY slow, going step by step, following every last little instruction in the manual for removing the engine and I've been stalled for almost 3 weeks now because the current step involves removing all 4 cooling fin pieces from the cylinders. I got 3 off no problem, but two of the allen bolts are in so tight, I've stripped out the allen shaped hole so it's a bit circular now and my allens won't grip it.

I've been thinking I might just have to get a drill extractor thing and then buy replacement bolts.. then tuesday night I'm sitting out there and BAM my idiocy slaps me in the face and I realize how much time I've wasted...

I'm going to be taking the cylinder off this case, and putting it on a new case. There is nothing under those fins that I need to get to. I can leave the motherfucker right where it is!!

So that's what I'm going to do.. next step is removing the clutch slave cylinder, then i don't know what, like I said, step by step..

I'll post again when I've gotten off my ass and done some more work :P
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
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FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

So decided to work on it tonight (sorry no pics..) took off the clutch slave cylinder, then disconnected all hoses and vents and whatnot, next up disconnected the electrical leads for something forget what now.. next step was electrical leads for oil pressure and neutral safety switch..

Took off the left side case cover without issue, did my business in there..

oh! alternator connector! that's what it was.. that was my first "what the fuck was wrong with the PO?!?" tonight...

Book says you should find the wires under the seat by the connection block, disconnect the white, 3-wire connector. All three wires are yellow in all years.

After searching for a few minutes, I finally find the 3 yellow wires they are talking about.. but there's no connector because this asshole decided to cut it off and replace it with heat shrink tubed butt splices!!

So I wrapped on wire in grey duct tape, one wire in red duct tape, and left the other unwrapped, then cut them, leaving half the tape on either end so I make sure I reconnect the right ones later..

Seriously, why would you do that? if you broke the connector, BUY ANOTHER ONE!

anyway, get up to the step of disconnecting the ignition/cam pulse connections, which are inside the right side case cover.. go to remove it and a couple of bolts are tight, so I spray em with liquid wrench and have a smoke while it works a little..

Get all of them free except one.. whoever worked on it last fucked this thing worse than the ones I messed up on the cooling tin.. At least the ones I stripped out, you can still see the five walls that the allen wrench should mate with..

This one is almost perfectly rounded

So I guess I gotta buy an extractor kit after all and replace a bolt.. won't be able to work on it now until after payday, since I just got paid, paid bills and now have about $30 to my name..
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #8
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:30 PM   #9
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Keep on wrenchin and postin pics.
Thanks! mad at myself for not thinking about pics until I was about done.. I got the left side cover off, starter gears out, clutch pushrod out, and all the electrical over there disconnected, and now I'm stuck not being able to get the right side cover off..

all in all though, i'm fairly happy with my progress since I have no motorcycle experience :)
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:18 AM   #10
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actually the plug being cut off the 3 yellow wires was doing you a favor, Search 3 yellow wire problems. That missing plug is known to fail and when it does it kills the stator. Most solder those wires and the problem is solved.
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