ER5 Engine Swap / Build

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#76 Post by Via » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:35 pm

Stu wrote:
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Via wrote:
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Usual answer... Slowly healing, getting to stage I can see improvements now so all good, next question is how much longer will I get away with working from home :lol:
And the grass? :lol:
It's October, grass cutting season is over! :lol:
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#77 Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Ok , stage one , when you tackle a job of this size it's important to label all the gubbins that comes off the bike . Like this .
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#78 Post by Via » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:07 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Ok , stage one , when you tackle a job of this size it's important to label all the gubbins that comes off the bike . Like this .
And all the tools you could possibly need for the job :thumb:
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#79 Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:12 pm

And that's how you do that ! I couldn't get any proper assembly tape so I had to use masking tape , with poor results as you can see.
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#80 Post by Speedy23 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:52 pm

fastbob wrote:
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And that's how you do that ! I couldn't get any proper assembly tape so I had to use masking tape , with poor results as you can see.
Man, when you gonna learn that going off half-assed gets you nowhere? I mean, you went to the trouble of getting the correct nut removal tool (on the floor by Bob) to remove the engine and then you go and spoil the ship by using masking tape?????

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#81 Post by TimR » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:56 pm

missed one
20181020_175847.jpg
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#82 Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:01 pm

TimR wrote:
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missed one
20181020_175847.jpg
Missed what Tim ? No image, dead link . Now I've got it 😆😆😆

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#83 Post by Tango » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:01 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:12 pm
And that's how you do that ! I couldn't get any proper assembly tape so I had to use masking tape , with poor results as you can see.
Completely unrealistic.........not a Swiss army knife to be seen!....... :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#84 Post by linuxrob » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:54 pm

What a fantastic read.

Need to think of the best/easiest way to repaint the Z500 motor. Should (I hate that word) get the cases, head, and barrels etc vapour or soda blasted, lots of masking off then paint individually.

The ex-rail worker in me says de-grease, brass wire brush, scotch-brite, etch primer then satin black, finally satin lacquer while assembled loosely. Then buff up - re-plate bolts and strip paint off covers. touched up the valve cover a few years ago like this and acetone took the paint off the bolts in a flash.

Anyhoo, made a start on the switch gear today, see post on old bikes restoration thread.

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I see your assistant Bob stealing the show again.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#85 Post by Via » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:38 pm

linuxrob wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:54 pm
I see your assistant Bob stealing the show again.
I think you'll find Bob assists the cat.
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#86 Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:33 pm

Via wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:38 pm
linuxrob wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:54 pm
I see your assistant Bob stealing the show again.
I think you'll find Bob assists the cat.
Bob IS the cat 🐱

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#87 Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:44 pm

Just doing a bit of fettling on the cooling system and discovered that my thermostat has been rattling around loose in its housing for what looks like ages . This could explain why my bike was taking a bit longer to warm up because coolant could get past it even when closed . I can only assume that this has been caused by vibration because the thermostat body doesn't move . I've fixed it by fashioning a large , narrow washer from the lid of a lunch box. Took ages to do but it has done the trick. Strange . ( pic to follow )
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#88 Post by TimR » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:20 pm

the thermostats normally had a rubber sealing ring around outside edge .
https://www.wemoto.com/parts/picture/fs-24n0446

or i presume by re reading you mean the actual central valve
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#89 Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:29 pm

TimR wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:20 pm
the thermostats normally had a rubber sealing ring around outside edge .
https://www.wemoto.com/parts/picture/fs-24n0446

or i presume by re reading you mean the actual central valve
That's right, the actual valve assembly had been rattling around so much that it had formed a lip on the recess it sits in and it had been knocking away at the pointed brass tip of the temperature sensor. To be fair this engine did have a wicked vibration which is one reason its been swapped.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#90 Post by Via » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:44 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:44 pm
I've fixed it by fashioning a large , narrow washer from the lid of a lunch box. Took ages to do but it has done the trick. Strange . ( pic to follow )
I could have printed you one :thumb:
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I agree totally with @Slowlycatchymonkey