Harold Bawlzangya Racing

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Don’t forget to lube your bolt

It wasn’t fun the first time I had to remove a frozen swingarm bolt.  Before re-installing, I always add a thin layer of waterproof grease.

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The bolts always come out easy.  This one was in for about 6 months:

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The grease is a little dirty, but still there:

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Keeping busy

Rekluse Conversions

Sometimes things go smoothly . . .

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Sometimes they don’t:

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Don’t see this too often – broken H-series KIPS valve

This came out of a 220 cylinder I bought.

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Neat little drill bit

I bought this drill bit a while ago from eBay.  It was made in Poland and didn’t cost that much.  I wasn’t sure how it would work out and I finally have a chance to try it out on my 220 build.

The first part is a 15mm guide and the cutting part of the bit is 17mm.

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Worked very well:

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Blind bearing removal – no puller required

You don’t need too much to get the blind bearings out of the cases.  What you are trying to do is to force a material back behind the bearing so it applies pressure to the bearing to push it out.

I was fortunate enough to have some leftover parts that I could use to get the bearings out.  You could use anything as long as it fits tightly within the inner race of the bearing.  You don’t want the material you are using to escape between the inner race and whatever you are using to force the material back behind the bearing.

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I use plumbers putty:

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And some heavy duty packing paper.  Newspaper can work OK, but when you wet it down, it tends to disintegrate much easier than this brown packing paper.

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The transmission bearing:  For this one I use plumbers putty, it makes quick work of removing the bearing. Fill the bearing up:

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Then hammer it in:

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Keep repeating that process of adding more putty and hammering it in until the bearing starts to lift out:

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Water pump bearing:  I did a little experiment here, I used a combination of the brown paper(dry) and plumbers putty.  It is a little difficult to see, but I’ve packed some of the dry brown paper down into the bearing.  This is to try to keep the plumbers putty from getting forced up through the openings in the bearings.

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Add some putty:

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Hammer it in and keep repeating:

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The leftover mess:

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The KIPS governor bearing:  I’m using just the wet brown packing paper on this.  Same approach as the other bearings.

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Got a little carried away with the case sealant

How it came from the factory:

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