Taking apart my 800 for a refurbish.

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Rlearmont

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Taking apart my 800 for a refurbish.
« on: November 08, 2020, 15:31:45 PM »

I started taking apart my 800 for some OVERDUE maintenance. 
I purchased the bike last year with 46,000 miles on it. 
The handling was so bad I decided to check the steering head bearings and figured while I was at it, I would strip it down, and make a few upgrades. 
So far I found the PO was running 17/42 gears. 
The steering head bearings just about fell apart when I removed them. 
I dont think the rims have been cleaned since the last time the tires were changed. 
The upper fork tube covers were both badly damaged
The handlebars are bent
2 dents in the gas tank.
Brake pads paper thin.
Spark plugs black. 
1 exhaust stud broke off.


I can only imagine what else I find. 
Glad I ordered a shim kit for the valves
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Re: Taking apart my 800 for a refurbish.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 17:28:38 PM »

Please keep us advised.

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Re: Taking apart my 800 for a refurbish.
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 02:05:57 AM »

WOW! Too bad.
I think that if you don't care about your bike, well you didn't deserve her.
Take good care of her and good luck with your fixing.
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Re: Taking apart my 800 for a refurbish.
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 07:57:05 AM »

Sounds like you bought yourself a job.
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