It has been some time since I last posted about my M1. Just to jog your memories, this is what I am starting with:
Nothing much has happened in the last 6 months apart from slowly stripping the parts from the partially reassembled roller. While it looks ok, only the outsides of the frame rails have been cleaned and stripped. The inside and all the swing-arm pivot casting area are all covered with flaky, half stripped paint, or layers of chain oil gunk.
This has all changed now, as the space that the M is taking is needed for this:
This morning was spent in the shed stripping everything off the chassis - harness, some plastics, instruments etc.
All went pretty smoothly until I got to the side-stand bolts. One was tight, the other started to round off. Damn. Secondly, the swing-arm pivot. What's the trick to this? I've looked at the manual and it looks like you just take off the nut on the lhs, and it should come out? Mine is firm. I can rotate it with a socket, but it won't slide out. I've put some penetrating oil and given the end a couple of sharp taps with a small hammer, but it's not budging. I'm thinking that given the way the rest of the bike has been assembled, there hasn't been the faintest hint of grease on anything, it has probably frozen to either the bearings, spacers, or both
You guys got any hints on how to how to get this thing out?
Apart from that, it'll be off to the tool shop to get a 36mm socket for the stem nut, then forks out, then off the the blaster.