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Offline jdoyle

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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #20 on: Jul 20, 2020, 08:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by jonnster71 [+]
It's definitely there John, but its near the weld line. By left side, that's the nearside, the side with the side stand...just in case our wires are getting crossed.

First time I cleaned mine out (2 years after buying it new) I couldn't find it either. Had to thoroughly scrub the underside and go at it with a plastic pick until I managed to prod through all the gunk and grim that had blocked it solid.
Thanks Johnster I will have another look in the morning :-)
I was looking for something bigger like the holes on RHS which are about 5mm
Cheers
Thanks for that
John
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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #21 on: Jul 20, 2020, 08:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
Rob knows all about rummaging around for a dirty hole.
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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #22 on: Jul 20, 2020, 09:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 The left drain hole may just be gummy with oil and dirt. Worth washing the left underside
 thoroughly and having a good look and prod around with something sharp pointed.
 As mentioned, the hole's not much bigger than an aerosol straw.

 Rob.
Cheers Rob I will have another look in the morning going blind in my old age :-)
Thanks
John

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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #23 on: Aug 02, 2020, 08:41 AM »
Not feeling the love for the V at the moment

Not only did the bolt on RHS break off but so did the 1 on the Left :-(

Despite finding and clearing out the drain holes and spraying in releasing fluid and wd 40 every couple of days
I got the new chain and decided to have a go yesterday did as suggested trying to screw it in and out very little while dosing it with oil
I am not ham fisted by any means being very gentle but it was like they were made of chocolate and just sheared off
Bummer
J

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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #24 on: Aug 02, 2020, 11:14 AM »
I think that this is an ailment that a lot of bikes (and certainly Japanese bikes) suffer from.  It truly pisses me off how they over-tighten so many parts.  I've found this to be an issue with almost every bike that I've owned.
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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #26 on: Aug 02, 2020, 06:12 PM »
Cheers Guys
Would take about 2 weeks for the repair kit to arrive in Ireland
So Today I picked up some bolts and had to extend the threads a bit
Then the rain came down :-(
Plan is to drill and tap
Cant decide if I should try to drill out the old stud or just drill a new hole slightly lower as it is only for adjusting the alignment

Bank hol here this weekend so If I can get it sorted tomorrow I might get out for a scoot around
Changed the oil and filter
have new plugs & air filter  but a little apprehensive about what lies beneath the tank if the  swing arm was anything to go by
There is a small misfire or i'm just not giving it enough welly seems to struggle a bit at 80 kph at 3000 rpm

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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #27 on: Aug 02, 2020, 06:30 PM »
Thanks for the link Kevin
I had seen that kit earlier looks like it would do the job post is a bit slow with Covid so would take about 2 weeks to get here to Ireland so I would not be able to get out n about while the weather is good :-)
If i get a couple of hrs at it in the morning I may get it sorted with any luck
J

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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #28 on: Aug 02, 2020, 07:06 PM »
Is much of the stud visible? Could you make a cut on the top of it with a Dremel and try get it out with a flat blade screwdriver?

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Re: Chain Adjustment bolts very tight
« Reply #29 on: Aug 02, 2020, 07:48 PM »
Thanks Galway Versys
There is prob 1/4 " sticking out of the one on RHS but I would have no faith that a screwdriver would shift is as it seems pretty stuck as when I was trying to loosen it it seemed only half the bolt was turning
the piece nearest the swing arm didn't move a bit :-(
J