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Old 11-07-2011, 01:52 AM   #11
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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.
that may be true, but it doesn't do me any favors when I'm trying to remove the engine...
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:28 PM   #12
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Alright, since the ex-gf finally moved out, I haven't spent as much time hiding out in the garage with the bike, my laptop, and the internet.. :P still on the internet, but in the house again..

Anyway, here's some photo updates.

This is how I "labelled" those three wires so I would know which was which when it comes time to install all weather quality SPADE and SOCKET connectors instead of shitty off the shelf Butt Splices..



Basically I just cut the tape in half so it's the same color on both end of the wires.. the blue tape was shitty painter's masking tape, but the red and grey duct tape held in place, so there's only one that's"unlabelled" I should be able to figure out which is which.. ;)

Here's a shot of the allen wrench sticking out of the bolt I had that was stuck.. my idea was to JB Weld an allen in.. cut off all but about half an inch, then use a socket to take it out..



The plan failed, after about 27 hours of cure time, the JB Weld wasn't solid enough, it never adherred to the allen, so after removing the allen, I tried using my allen socket and it just took out the JB Weld..



Tried notching it next and using a screw driver, no dice, none of my screwdrivers were wide enough.

Plan C:





This is about where it's sitting right now, gotta get the big 6 prong lock nut removal socket (it's been ordered and being shipped to me right now) to remove the clutch so I can get the pulse sensors out and remove the last two engine mounts then drop the engine and begin swapping internals to the new case..



It would appear (to me at least) that the last person who worked on the clutch decided that a BFH and a screwdriver were reasonable substitutes for the correct socket..

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Old 12-02-2011, 09:56 PM   #13
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So, I've been stuck (yet again!) on the clutch lock nut... finally got throughthat barrier tonight...



screw your homemade 6 prong sockets!! :P I got it off this way.. got a buddy on his way over to help me get the engine out (I'm scared of dropping it if I do it solo..)
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #14
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Got the old engine out tonight with the help of a friend..

Was more of a hassle and "wiggle and twist" that I thought it would be...

Took pics but my camera's battery is dead, so ya'll will have to wait for the upload..

I think the best course of action now is to scrape all the crusty, dried up gaskets off the new case, THEN tear into the old motor, but we'll see how long I can stand that path.. :P
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #15
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More pictures:











Now I'm stuck using a razor to try and scrape off what's left of the ancient paper gaskets on my new case :P gonna be a while..
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:56 PM   #16
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:11 PM   #17
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hehe, in a bottle even.. also had some good old David Allan Coe coming out of my laptop speakers :P
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:03 PM   #18
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man, the shit holding the cylinder gaskets to the case, looks suspiciously like the bluish/green grease we used to use assembling transmissions... whatever it is, it's a bitch to get to come off..

bought some roloc things and cleaned up the main portions of one half of the case, but in order to use the rolocs on the clyinder portions, i'd have to remove the cylinder studs, and I really don't want to do that..
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:24 PM   #19
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alright ladies and gents.. This is me, officially admitting that I'm in over my head and bit off more than I can chew..

Got the front pipe off by hammering and twisting and hammering using a plastic dead blow hammer... dunno how much I screwed it up doing that, but I got it free.. The "rubber" o-ring in question was basically hard plastic now..

Got the cylinder head cover off.. and the tappets and their respective spacers fell out, no idea what holes they were in, but the book is adament about those going back exactly how they came out.. so I screwed that up.. One of the spacers is looking pretty bent anyway and probably should be replaced, but who knows, i sure as hell don't.

feelin pretty disheartened about the whole process so I decided it was time to call it a night before I screwed something else up. Not giving up, just a little intimidated to proceed.. Gonna sleep on it and restart with a clearer head later..

So there you have it, I can rebuild a type 1 VW engine, didn't think a motorcycle engine could be much more difficult, but I have been humbled. :(

(gonna copy this post to my work thread too, so forgive the double posting..)

took some pics too, but the laptop in the garage was being a whiny bitch and running slow as shit, it's installing winblows updates right now, I just didn't feel like drinking beer and smoking cigarettes and staring at the engine until it was done so I came back inside..
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:18 AM   #20
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Well, I got over my bitching and whining..

Still have no idea what the fuck I'm doing, but I'm determined to make this shit happen.

I'm going about it the wrong way, I know it, but it will get done, I assure you.

Took off the first cylinder head cover, the tappets and their spacers all fell out in random order, no idea which ones went where, but one of the spacers was bent anyway, so at the least, it would need to be replaced. This led me to say, "fuck it, just get it apart, worry about inspection and new parts buying later."

The front cylinder is the one that the tappets came out and got mixed up, so in removing the rear cylinder cover, I kept the tappets in place, but the spacers fell out without being observed..

Also, that radiator coolant pipe thing (silver pipe with a 90 degree bend) wouldn't come out of either cylinder with being cussed at and hit repeatedly with a dead blow mallet, so I'm relatively certain I will have to replace those, but not positive.. they aren't bent out of shape at all, but I imagine that they might have a slight taper to the end that goes into the cylinder now, as I would rotate, hit, rotate, hit, rotate hit, etc, until I could pull them out...

Currently, I need to find a bolt with a 27mm head, and two nuts for it, so that I can make my own 27mm hex wrench because I don't want to spend >$50 to buy one.. just gonna double nut a bolt and use that to get the spark plug sleeves out so I can remove the camshafts..

I know some of you old-timers and people with money for tools you only use ones are thinking, "jesus, this kid is fucking up this bike..." but right now all I want to do is get it fully disassembled so I can inspect everything for wear and tear, decide what needs to be replaced, and begin installing it in the new case..

My goal at this point is to have it running by April, maybe May of 2012.. we'll see how I do..

also, I've taken a handful of pics, but they are out in the garage.. I got drunk last friday, watched the Discovery Channel SEALS, Class 234 dvds and got a bug up my ass about exercising, so I went for a run at about 2130 in shorts and a t shirt.. woke up saturday with a bad cough, sneeze and runny nose, so I'm getting over a cold.. camera and the computer I use to upload are out int he garage where it's cold so I'll get pics up when I can.. for the record though, my chest felt like it was caving in about 2/3's of the way through, but I ran just under 2 miles in about 18 minutes.. not great by military standards, but not bad for someone who doesn't normally exercise AT ALL....
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