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09-10-2019 06:15 PM
Night Watchman
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Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
I am well aware of the flange bearing issue.

The bearings and spacer are very rusty.
I see water drops in the bearing area, unless that was something you were doing on the wheel.
I checked the flange bearings when I installed a new rear tire, notchy, replaced.
Mine were good for 189k miles.
Sorry, I forgot that you and I talked about that on my other thread.

Ah, now I understand the pressure washer question. Yes, the bearings and spacers had a bit of rust on them (both front and rear wheels, and even the brake pivot shaft) so it had definitely been ridden in the rain (I'm guessing quite a bit, too). The liquid you see in the pictures is the penetrating fluid I was using to try and get the bearings out.

I think one of the longest parts of that job was getting rid of every last little bit of rust and making sure everything got a decent coating of grease before/during reassembly. It's been ~10k miles since I did that repair, and everything still sounds/feels like it's supposed to.
09-09-2019 11:31 PM
Hans&Feet I am well aware of the flange bearing issue.

The bearings and spacer are very rusty.
I see water drops in the bearing area, unless that was something you were doing on the wheel.
I checked the flange bearings when I installed a new rear tire, notchy, replaced.
Mine were good for 189k miles.
09-09-2019 08:16 PM
Night Watchman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
Good luck with your sale.

I looked at your Craigslist page and noticed the rear bearings issue.
Did you use a pressure washer to clean your VTX?
Thanks, man.

No pressure washer; always hand-washed. This is where it started:

There's a design flaw in the rear hub that crushes the inner flange bearing over time. When I replaced the front wheel and had to remove the rear wheel bearings to get to the flange bearings, I decided to replace all of the bearings, all at the same time.




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09-08-2019 10:08 AM
Hans&Feet Good luck with your sale.

I looked at your Craigslist page and noticed the rear bearings issue.
Did you use a pressure washer to clean your VTX?
09-08-2019 02:42 AM
Night Watchman
And now, my watch has ended...

....I hate that I have to say goodbye to her, but I hope someone in the Portland, OR area will love her as much as I have....


https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/...973943223.html
09-29-2018 12:17 AM
Night Watchman Lesson of the day: don’t just grab the grey plastic jar off your shelf and start slathering the shiny goop onto your driveshaft and wheel splines. Because one of these is not like the other lol

45 minutes and 20 Q-tips later, the wheel was off again, splines completely cleaned, and the right stuff put on.
09-28-2018 10:54 PM
Night Watchman 50,838 miles

After a few years, the rear Kenda finally wore down. Replaced with a matching Pirelli Route 66 from Dennis Kirk, same as the front. Holy smokes these are soft, grippy tires! Maybe I’m just used to the hard, slick Dunlops and Kendas, but these Pirellis soften the ride a lot and make handling in corners SO much easier!

I’m glad that my rear Kenda lasted longer than the front, so for a budget tire, I think I got my money’s worth.
08-10-2017 02:09 PM
Night Watchman ....soooo many things to update......




Blacked out the engine (pics and thread to come later)


New exhaust gaskets


New rear wheel bearings and flange bearings
https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/7-vtx-13...ng-victim.html


Coolant flush


Cleaned the turn signal switch contacts and housing




Also, apparently I didn't update this a while ago, but the LED headlight I went with died, so I've been running my usual Sylvania ZXE bulbs since.


If I can think of any others, I'll add them.
05-09-2017 09:03 PM
Night Watchman I finally did the Spyker mod on April 13th. I had the parts sitting in a box from when I did my computer, but just never got around to it.

There wasn't too much of a change in throttle response, but there was a change nonetheless.
05-08-2017 02:57 PM
Night Watchman
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Originally Posted by prostreet35 View Post
Where did you get the helmet lock relocation kit. Please reply and thanks in advance NICE BIKE Joe
Hey bud! Sorry for the late response (I'm not very active on this forum, and I periodically miss the notifications).


From my understanding (and I could be wrong) I think the Hondaline saddlebag brackets can come either with or without the relocation option. The one I have with my bike, the helmet lock that is normally installed on your fender can be installed directly to the saddlebag bracket.
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