rear linkage and pins, all getting serviced and inspectedswingarm linkage and “dog bones”Penske shock removed, cleaned and servicedswingarm caged needle bearingsC14 rear swingarm linkages getting servicedc14 rear driveshaft splines getting servicedC14 rear cush drive, drive splines and bearings servicedTypical….. bottom of fuel tank with fuel pump removedTypical dirty fuel filter, yes these get replaced in the major service tunefuel pump base housingwater intrusion pre any servicebrake master cylinder resevoirs getting drained and cleanedwater in brake fluid tester. There should never be any moisture!! This one was 3% watergood view of dirty resevoir and “yellowed” fluid. new fluid is clear like fresh watermaster resevoir drained pre cleaning. Enabling a better view of the dirtinessclutch master resevoir post cleaningbrake master resevoir post cleaningbrake fluid flush, this stuff was nasty bad.leaky fork seals problemstypical dirty air filter from ram air bike.. this is just over 10,000 miles old‘airbox” which on the C14 is part of the frame. they get cleanedThrottle bodies, just showing the limited access to the adjusters and the vacuum portstypical dirty caliperscaliper coming apart for cleaningpads, pins and typical caliper hardwarecleaned brake calipertypical cartridge style forks getting servicedtraxxion aftermarket springstypical steeringhead bearings, upper- although these have much more grease than many I seesteeringhead lower raceSteeringhead actual lower triple and steering stem with bearing installed, typical. although again, these had much more grease than many I seewheel bearing service, dust shield removedwheel bearing cleaned and freshly packedrubber shield and seal reinstalledValve adjustment, intake cam view (variable cam timing on this model)valve adjustment, shim under bucket- these are the buckets and shims removed.valve adjustment, buckets and shims removedcam chain tensioner reset post inspectionnew plugs, gapped and antisiezestick coil cleaned and testedstick coils cleaned, tested and di-electric compound installedcharging sytem output testedthrottle body synchronizationthrottle body synchronization, close up viewthrottle body sync toolShifter pin clean and lubeshifter pedal cleaning and lubricationpower lubing throttle cablesclean and lube the lever pivotsclean and lube the lever pivots- lever just removed at this dirty pointlevers getting cleaned including the bushings and pins, then properly lubricatedcounterbalancer adjustmentcounterbalancer adjustmentA breakdown diagram of how the shim under bucket system works
SV650 carburetors, mostly disassembled and cleanedthrottle body synchronizationActually clean carburetor parts, post chemical soaker/agitator and ultrasonic cleaner rinseBoth carb bodies disassembled and ready for the ultrasonic cleaner (once the “choke” is removed from them both.Ultrasonic cleaner dipSome nasty stuff arrives and this one had the gift of silicone in place of gaskets! WHY !?!?Iinline four, looks to be Honda. post cleaning partsNinja 250, dirty but disassembled- this motorcycle was being ridden just 2 months prior (probably not running well though)Ninja 250 close up viewNinja 250 disassembly process- 1 cleaned body and 1 not cleaned bodyInline four, looks to be Kawasaki, post chemical cleaningIdle mixture adjuster screw all clean and ready for reassemblyDried up and brittle old o-ringsWorn out needle tip (needle/seat come as a set)I try to keep them in only long enough so they stay pretty on the outside too.Some older Wingding carbs getting rebuilt and with the proper parts!
Poor workmanship by someone. This is how the bike arrived post brand new tires installed elsewhereleaky fork seals problems, lead to oil on the rotors and brake pads- greatly increasing stopping distances and reducing safetyIf you keep tires so long they chaffe and cup, you have kept them on far too longClose up view of said tireVictory Vision, split exhaust head pipe right behind the O2 sensor.Dzus fastners going on some race bodyworkRusted HD axle, required replacement at the end of the dayI am not a fan of this “do it yourselfer” problem he made 10x worse by trying to save about $75failure to lubricate the splines of the shaft drive motorcycle is a failure to do your job properly!Despite still having some tread, this tire is date coded from 20 years ago. Every manufacturer says 6 years is the outside limit!The end result of leaking fork seals, the oil ruins the pads and creates a mess requiring hours of cleaningIf you bring in your motorcycle and the engine is making “a weird noise” you should stop running it! This CBR1000RR holds 4 quarts but it did not even touch the dipstick- it actually had less than 1 quart in the engine!This is that CBR1000RR with the low oil. That is a 7 quart oil pan and look, there is barely anything in the bottom of it! measured it was less than 1 quart!kawasaki was so unkind on this motorcycle as to make removing the outer two stick coils or adjusting the valves require engine loosening and shifting! Just DUMBThis person tried installing their own quick turn throttle and grips- they ended up breaking the holding post so now the entire cluster turned instead of just the throttle tube.HD look after that rusty axle was removed, the bearings and spacers were also all rustyTotally unsafe! This tire was worn out 1000 miles agoFailure to keep the electrical connection tight, melted the post from the arcing that ensued. Goldwing here, but I see alot of HD with this problemMore fuel in this engine than oil in this engine.Post blow up disassembly. The connecting rod broke in multiple places and the piston was broken into atleast 4 big pieces and lots of small ones, 14,000 rpm kaboom.here is what is left of the starter after part of the connecting rod (shown) flew out the cases and hit the starter.“I almost crashed coming here” …… Really, you don’t say…. Come on, do better people! This is a 850 lb motorcycle than needed tires more than 1000 miles ago and he rode it here in the drizzleMy brake and clutch lever squeek when I use them….. Really, you don’t say!!!My ignition switch doesn’t work…… You don’t say!! WOW just WOW
RC51 rear brake light and signals fix while waiting on new connectors to arrivemelted and bad stator to Regulator rectifier connectionThe back half of a wiring harness off a Honda motorcyclebroken wires at the ECU connectorBurnt out stator to the right (blackened burnt) and a used stator to the left that did still workbrand new stator installedheadlight connector woes, running 100w bulbs constantly did these in.Replacement bulb connectors soldered and shrink wrapped in place
master cylinder piston and seal. Showing coagulated fluid and ineffective brakes. this was all cleaned and then replaced for new piston and sealvery dirty brake caliper and pistons, and oil intrusion in the brake pads, thus the rolled over edgeOil Soaked and worn out front brake padsNew brake pads for that motorcycle, see the difference.This came out of the brake caliper upon beginning the flush process. Coagulated brake fluid chunks.coagulated old brake fluid, it has turned into a pasty formclose up view of that pasty form. This does not equal safe use of the brakes!ultrasonically cleaned and two new seals installedbrake caliper slide bushing- it no longer could slide! These need regualr service like all the moving and lubricated parts on the motorcycle!stuck lever pivot bushingmore levers and pivot bushings getting cleaned and properly servicedthis happens to be a clutch lever pivotCustomer thought this was brake noise, but it wasn’t! It was much worse.New and old brake pads. This person rode them far too longAnother set of worn beyond their life brake pads. This can get expensive fast when you start eating rotors!
leaky fork seals problemsrear linkage and pins, all getting serviced and inspectedFork spring and spacer removed from a typical cartridge forkNew Traxxion Dynamics fork springsgetting new bushings and seals to replace the worn out and leaky old stuffhonda springs and ultra long spacers- with some oxidation on them, rust in the oil is never good!big Piston fork cartridgeThe enemy of forks, allowing the keeper clips to rustanother look at another rusty keeper clipcartridge fork disassembly begins.New compression and rebound valves going in, layout of the valve stackNew valve stack on left, old valve stack on right. These are absolutely not created equallyclose up view of the valve body new on bottom, old on top.TPMS old batteries. old ones create issues at ~3.0v or below, the fresh new batteries I install are routinely 3.31v or moreTPMS battery getting replaced