Belfast postal delay

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by TOG, May 17, 2006.

  1. TOG

    TOG Guest

    Just heard from Hog that the box of new XS650 spares I posted him and
    which never arrived....

    .....has just arrived.

    Four months, FFS. Hog, I only hope you didn't go out and buy all the
    stuff again, because IIRC some of those bits weren't particularly cheap.
     
    TOG, May 17, 2006
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  2. TOG

    Hog Guest

    No, I only got the head back yesterday. Basically some previous owner
    had badly overtightened the camchain (most likely). As the cam bearings
    collapsed under the strain the tappet gaps got smaller hammering the
    valves and the valves in turn worked on the seats. Something like that
    anyway. £85 saw new inlet valves and the head sorted anyway.

    ****, that just made me think, better replace the camchain too, Duhhh
    <phones Kernahans>
     
    Hog, May 17, 2006
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  3. TOG

    TOG Guest

    That's seriously odd, because if you overtighten a camchain *that*
    much, I'd expect the chain to wilt first, and in very short order. The
    engine sounded perfect, and when I checked the adjustment, it was
    spot-on, so it must have happened a long time back.

    I was wondering whether someone had run it for ages with the oil seal
    spewing away, and simply run the left-hand bearings dry, but I can't
    see that happening because he leak was pretty severe and you'd have had
    an oil-soaked leg in no time at all.

    Anyway, glad the stuff arrived in the end. Be *very* careful fitting
    that big sump mesh filter - it's easy to damage the gauze.
     
    TOG, May 17, 2006
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  4. TOG

    Lozzo Guest

    said...
    I sent a fuel tank to an eBay buyer. It took 3 1/2 weeks to arrive when
    sent first class.
     
    Lozzo, May 17, 2006
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  5. TOG

    Hog Guest

    Paging Platypus, did the parcel arrive today?
     
    Hog, May 17, 2006
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  6. TOG

    platypus Guest

    "One hand washes the other."
     
    platypus, May 18, 2006
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  7. TOG

    platypus Guest

    "The turtle ... makes good soup ..."[/QUOTE]

    "No man bathes twice in the same river."
     
    platypus, May 18, 2006
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  8. TOG

    platypus Guest

    Not so's you'd notice, no.
     
    platypus, May 18, 2006
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  9. TOG

    A.Clews Guest

    "There is no proper name for the back of the knees."
     
    A.Clews, May 18, 2006
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  10. TOG

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    That's seriously odd, because if you overtighten a camchain *that*
    much, I'd expect the chain to wilt first, and in very short order. The
    engine sounded perfect, and when I checked the adjustment, it was
    spot-on, so it must have happened a long time back.

    I was wondering whether someone had run it for ages with the oil seal
    spewing away, and simply run the left-hand bearings dry, but I can't
    see that happening because he leak was pretty severe and you'd have had
    an oil-soaked leg in no time at all.
    [/QUOTE]
    I thought 650 Yams had two roller bearings on each side of the
    camshaft and you'd really struggle to **** them up unless it was a
    lube failure rather than overloading them.
    Best to just poke a screwdriver through it from the start then...
     
    Andy Bonwick, May 20, 2006
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  11. TOG

    Hog Guest

    I thought 650 Yams had two roller bearings on each side of the
    camshaft and you'd really struggle to **** them up unless it was a
    lube failure rather than overloading them.[/QUOTE]

    It does but the local shop mechanic, who has one himself, has seen the
    problem crop up over the years
     
    Hog, May 20, 2006
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