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Offline Leaker

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7th gear install
« on: October 08, 2011, 09:51:55 pm »
I just finished installing the 7th gear (thanks Steve),and I have a question. The little pin that hold the drive shaft in place, what keeps the pin from coming out? I put the spring in place to keep the pin from falling through the hole. but I can't for the life of me figure out what keeps the pin from falling out when the hole is down....
Losing day light, planning on finishing tomorrow (Sunday) Thanks

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Re: 7th gear install
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 11:26:20 pm »
The pin is free falling when the driveshaft is pulled back. When you're ready to reinstall the driveshaft, just put the pin back in the hole, push it against the inside spring and reinstall the driveshaft, making sure that the hole in the driveshaft will catch the pin. Voilà!

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Re: 7th gear install
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 10:56:37 am »
Finished up the install sunday afternnon. Had 1 coolant leak (forgot to tighted the coolant drain plug on the water pump housing). Did not have enough time for extended test ride, just short one up and down the street. No more leaks.....

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Re: 7th gear install
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 11:09:53 am »
Good to go! the first test ride is pretty unimpressive - doesn't seem like much of a change. Go do 50 - 100 - 500 miles and it's a whole different story! Steve
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Re: 7th gear install
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 02:52:45 pm »
The pin is free falling when the driveshaft is pulled back. When you're ready to reinstall the driveshaft, just put the pin back in the hole, push it against the inside spring and reinstall the driveshaft, making sure that the hole in the driveshaft will catch the pin. Voilà!

Ray

Hey Raymond, same province same bike! :motonoises:

Looks like I still have a few pieces of puzzle to fill in!
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Re: 7th gear install
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 05:46:48 pm »
 :)
Finished up the install sunday afternnon. Had 1 coolant leak (forgot to tighted the coolant drain plug on the water pump housing). Did not have enough time for extended test ride, just short one up and down the street. No more leaks.....
Hell! I forgot to put the drain plug back into the pipe that goes to the pump. Lost a qt before I could get the plug back in!!

    +1 what Steve said. I really like the 7th gear and even more so on the highway at 70mph!!  :)
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Re: 7th gear install
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 08:10:49 pm »
7th gear unit is a sleeper mod. It kinda sneaks up on you.  yeah its cool right off. But one day 6mo later its really gonna hit you just how cool that mod really is.
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Re: 7th gear install
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 11:41:58 pm »
The 7th gear mod is definitely one of the best mods I've done to my C-10, right up there with my 4 into 1 exhaust and Steve's jet kit.
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