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TOPIC: Nightmares of the Previous Owner

Nightmares of the Previous Owner 08 Jan 2019 20:47 #1

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Bought this AT-1 in Colorado last weekend. Check out the front brake "service" performed by the PO!


Holy dyslexia, Batman!!
Makes a delaminating brake shoe seem like child's play, doesn't it?
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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 03:28 #2

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Wow . . . almost unbelievable

I also noticed they put the cylinder head on backwards !!
No telling what else you'll find . . . lets hope they didn't rebuild the engine! :whistle:



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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 05:21 #3

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Mothersbaugh wrote: Bought this AT-1 in Colorado last weekend. Check out the front brake "service" performed by the PO!



Holy dyslexia, Batman!!
Makes a delaminating brake shoe seem like child's play, doesn't it?


Seems like the laws they passed in Colorado in the last few years has had “critical mass effects.” So sorry to see that. This generation has totally lost it’s grip.

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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 05:25 #4

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Dang Jim, your bike's PO was a genius. :Ugh

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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 05:43 #5

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We must all have our own stories, here's mine for my RT2.

First up, it became apparent that mine had at some stage suffered front end damage – the forks were bent and a non RT2 tachometer was fitted. No problem, forks straightened by Motoliner in Kent and a correct tacho bought from the US.

Now the fun starts!

I decided that I would replace the steering head bearings and races. New ones purchased, old ones removed and new ones fitted. However, the top race was quite loose in the frame and the bottom one was very loose on the bottom yoke/steering column. Not good!

I purchase a brand new bottom yoke and the race sits on nice and tight as it should. I then fit said yoke with no problem. HOWEVER, when I then try and put the forks back on, the holes in the top and bottom yokes don’t line up!

I ordered a brand new top yoke and when it arrived and I compared it with the one fitted to the bike, it was completely different. It lined up fine with the new bottom yoke and I re-fitted the forks. I was still left with the problem of the slightly loose top race and I had to pack out the mount in the frame with thin strips of aluminium (Carlsberg, as you ask!).

I’m only guessing here, but I reckon that the original top yoke was damaged and, instead of fitting a correct one, the PO fitted one off a later model. However, the only way they could get the two yokes to line up was to grind down the steering column and grind out the frame mount where the top race sits. Unbelievable!

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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 06:34 #6

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Enduronut wrote: .Wow . . . almost unbelievable
I also noticed they put the cylinder head on backwards !!
No telling what else you'll find . . . lets hope they didn't rebuild the engine! :whistle:
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Thanks! Got that, now. Small fin on the right, long fin on the left. Dead giveaway. I was so busy with the DMV the last two days, I just threw it in the storage unit and slated it for two years from now. But it will be a careful tear down when I get there.
The peeling, flaking yellow paint on the fenders is over the original silver, and it looks like no prep was done. I'm wondering if it isn't latex paint and if it would come off with just an ammonia bath like I'd use for interior hardware that's been painted over in a house.

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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 16:32 #7

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Reverse engineering :silly:

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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 20:09 #8

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Snglsmkr wrote: Reverse engineering :silly:


Correction: reverse osmosis

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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 21:44 #9

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Year back I bought a CT-2 real cheap, the owner said after a new bore and piston the bike ran terrible, no power.......any guess what the problem was?

*it was a real easy fix

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Nightmares of the Previous Owner 09 Jan 2019 22:03 #10

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