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Offline drumstyx

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Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:08:30 pm »
Still working on that motor swap -- the previous owner had removed the bevel drive, and seeing as the bike is so far apart, I figured I'd make everything spic n span. Any way to take this thing apart without special tools/resetting lashes? Will mineral spirits (used fairly sparingly -- not submersed for a long period) damage anything if I just work with it in one piece?

Or should I just install it and clean the whole engine in situ later?

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Re: Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 05:15:01 pm »
I've never been into the bevel drive, but I know clearances must be exact.
I think I would clean it without disassembly.

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Re: Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 06:50:42 pm »
Ask this question to Steve in Florida.

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Re: Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 07:58:40 pm »
Ask this question to Steve in Florida.

Lol that's who I'm hoping will reply, as I'm sure he deals with this when modding them, but I'm sure he has the special tools, and doesn't need to think twice about disassembly.

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Re: Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 12:25:46 am »
Yes, I've done a couple (hundred). My suggestion... don't take it apart at all, and be very careful about flushing any junk into the bearings. JMO - Steve
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Re: Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 12:30:08 am »
Yes, I've done a couple (hundred). My suggestion... don't take it apart at all, and be very careful about flushing any junk into the bearings. JMO - Steve

Exactly what I figured.

My biggest issue was the clutch slave cylinder area (without a slave cylinder installed) was absolutely caked. Having just rebuilt my slave cylinder a year or so ago, I didn't want that crap destroying my hard work.

I figure I'll take a toothbrush to the problem spots, and do a deeper cleaning once everything is sealed up on the bike :)

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Re: Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 05:18:28 am »
IF you take the bevel drive off, then just send it to Steve and get a nice, clean, "7th gear" unit in exchange.  The BEST mod you will ever do.
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Re: Cleaning a grungy bevel drive
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 04:37:24 pm »
IF you take the bevel drive off, then just send it to Steve and get a nice, clean, "7th gear" unit in exchange.  The BEST mod you will ever do.

Oh how I'd love to, but Canadian dollar being what it is, I haven't got $800 to blow on the bike right now :P