Do you SEE this shit! - Triumph675.Net Forums
Home Forum Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
New Posts Faq / Help? XBOX Live Modifications Classifieds
   
Not A Member Yet? Register today and become part of the community.
Go Back   Triumph675.Net Forums > Daytona 675 & Street Triple 675 Global Forums > Maintenance and repair > Repair/Troubleshooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-26-12, 18:29   #1
Polystigma
Member
 
Polystigma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 563
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Do you SEE this shit!

I pulled my cams today. 2 exhaust valves were too loose.
After the cams were out I decided to pull all of the buckets and shims. Just to have some numbers on hand for the future adjustment.

That is when the UNSPEAKABLE happened....

The shim on exhaust valve #6 fell out of the bucket as I lifted it up with the magnet.
But it did not just fall, it fell into the oil feed hole down into the head!
Out of all the placed that shit could have fell, right into the abyss.

I sat there shitting a brick for a few minutes. Put my brain to good use, and fabricated a possible solution.

It's a magnet the size of a shim tightly wrapped in plastic. Tied to it, a length of monofilament fishing line. And a piece of wire to push it down the hole with (the magnet will not just feed down, it will stick to everything).

I pushed this device down the hole, and began pulling back. With it came the freaking shim! Talk about luck.

This shit saved my mother****ing month!





Maybe it will save someone else one day.
__________________
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-26-12, 18:51   #2
e rock
Member
 
e rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 485
Thanks: 12
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Good job Ace. Last time I lost a woodruff key in an engine I had to pull the entire motor, turn it upside down and shake. Luckily, it was a 125cc Vespa motor.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-12, 19:02   #3
dabird
Senior Member
 
dabird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: columbia, ms.
Posts: 810
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to dabird
Default

what are the odds of the shim falling into an oil journal? better yet, what are the odds of getting it out? Good and bad LUCK counts.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-12, 19:04   #4
Rink675
Senior Member
 
Rink675's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 904
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Way to be creative! Funny the things you can come up with when you are in a sticky situation lol.
__________________


2007 Triumph 675 Race Bike
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-12, 19:15   #5
Gerard7AA
Junior Member
 
Gerard7AA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Good tips!!
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-12, 01:05   #6
Red October
Member
 
Red October's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Posts: 214
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I replaced sump gasket 2 weeks ago. Where the f did I put the allen wrench that's missing from my set?!?!
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-12, 09:15   #7
Moeman
Senior Member
 
Moeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SW FL
Posts: 1,282
Thanks: 10
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Innovation comes to mind when we calm down great job man good karma came calling you deserve it I am sure
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-12, 09:20   #8
Decipher
Senior Member
 
Decipher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 2,472
Thanks: 73
Thanked 129 Times in 106 Posts
Default

Good save, man! I would have freaked too, but you pulled yourself together and your innovation paid off. That would have purely sucked.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S II using motorcycle app
__________________
Progress Fuels Motion...Motion Fuels Momentum...Momentum Fuels Action...DO SOMETHING!
2012 Street Triple R
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-12, 13:32   #9
tooblekain
Senior Member
 
tooblekain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: A part of Sandy Eggo known as "Manilla Mesa"
Posts: 6,598
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Send a message via AIM to tooblekain
Default

Motion to sticky please!!!
__________________
Ride and get shacked in the Tube....Kain the Throttle

What is The Clymb? Click on the link below and be prepared to be hooked:
https://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/tooblekain
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-12, 01:03   #10
Geof3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 625
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Default

My mantra... Cover the holes... Cover the holes! Good save on that one, and a great tip!!!
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump





Forum SEO by Zoints
Copyright 2009 TRIUMPH675.NET Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum