Just taking the SOBoxer to the local repair shoppe...

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Gyp, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Gyp

    Gyp Guest

    ....to get the forks rebuilt (springs, seals, oil and femidoms).

    That got me to thinking. When was the last time I took the bike to get
    someone else to work on it? I think this is the first time.

    I took the bevel box to have a helicoil fitted in the early 90's, but I
    think that's it. It has only ever been in dealers' workshops for MOT
    tests, it's not been off to anyone else to be worked on since May '89.

    No wonder it feels a tad odd taking it and leaving it.
    Gyp, Jun 11, 2011
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  2. Must be rather like leaving a loved-one in hospital.

    Last time (AFAICR) I left a bike to be fettled by a dealer was when it
    was under warranty (after 273 miles) in 1959
    Macabre of Auchterloonie, Jun 11, 2011
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  3. Gyp

    petrolcan Guest

    Double check they have routed and reattached the brake line between the
    callipers properly before you set off.

    If it's not seated properly it will snap off and leave you with a back brake
    and lots of luck and a need for a stiff drink should you wish to come to a
    sudden halt.

    DAMHIK etc
    petrolcan, Jun 11, 2011
  4. Gyp

    SteveH Guest

    Make sure they put the front wheel back in the right way around.

    Unlike the bloke recommended by Wessie, who put mine in backwards when
    he did my fork seals.

    I don't know why it wasn't picked up on the MOT last year - most likely
    for the same reason I didn't pick it up - you don't normally check these

    It was picked up this year - but fortunately SOBoxer wheels can be slung
    in either way around.
    SteveH, Jun 11, 2011
  5. Gyp

    Gyp Guest

    I need to ensure the brake lines are right anyway as they're not say
    quite right in the fairing since I replaced them with new last year.

    The bloke that's doing it [1] has an excellent reputation round here for
    doing stuff right, so I'm sure it'll be fine...

    [1] As he's a built a reputation as a Ducati specialist, there's usually
    lots of Italian exotica parked up but there's often a few unusual bikes
    that the main dealers probably wouldn't touch. When I dropped off the RT
    this morning there was a rather pretty Katana (1000/1100 - didn't check)
    and a Norton F1 rotary in for work. Last time there was a Kwak H1.
    There's usually an original Raleigh Chopper with Captain America cycling
    helmet too though, so so it's not perfect :)
    Gyp, Jun 11, 2011
  6. Gyp

    Gyp Guest

    I try to avoid using the front wheel if at all possible.

    Ensuring that the top box is full of my father's recipe bread pudding
    helps in that regard
    Gyp, Jun 11, 2011
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