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She used to say that the town motto was "Waller: where we never want to be," and I never saw anything there to make me think that wasn't the actual motto.
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^^^Yuss.

Table of contents added to OG post.

If weather cooperates (have to move stuff into the driveway to work on the lift) will do legshield trim this weekend. If the weather stays snotty we will unwrap the cases, file the high spots on the case seams, and maybe get the bearings installed.
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Saturday Morning Leg shield trim:

Coffee

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Tape and compress
Tape and compress
Bend  and Compress
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Gratzi amigo, gratzi

I wish I could say the first pass on the legshield trim was gorgeous, but after the initial crimp, I pulled tape to check my progress and found I didn't have the trim compressed on the engine side corner all the way. Fuckstockings.

Mercato order number 1 incoming.

And let's hope I can get it off with any paint fuckery. Eek.

The learning experience for anybody going forward with some leggy trimwork in the future is to only bring your tape up to that beveled curve in legshield, but don't go beyond it. I went back and watch the video online of that nice Italian guy that does it, and his masking tape doesn't touch that bevel. That way you can make sure that the trim is totally over the bevel And not just a a tad shy of covering it completely.
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Is there no way to finess that on?
Is it fully compressed closed or could you pry it open enough to allow a little tapping into position?

Looks so nice.
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I fussed with trying t save it for about a half hour and then called it. There are too many spots where it is just too tight to salvage.

Happy to say it was pulled and the paint is all still intact.
The agony of defeet. Or, "This is not how we win the hams Pappa."
The agony of defeet. Or, "This is not how we win the hams Pappa."
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Hmmm - I get that same look from my wife sometimes when I'm doing a project.

(Honey, if your reading this, I was just joking)


Frustrating, but man does that blue look good!
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Hmmm - I get that same look from my wife sometimes when I'm doing a project.

(Honey, if your reading this, I was just joking)


Frustrating, but man does that blue look good!
AH AHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH *deep breath* HA HA HA HA AHHAHAHA

like any of our SO's read this nonsense! the in person content is more than enough and probably drives them all to their gag point threshold.
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rather than disappointed, I'm impressed you screwed it up and were able to remove it without damaging the paint. that's winning in my book.
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like any of our SO's read this nonsense! the in person content is more than enough and probably drives them all to their gag point threshold.
+1000000000000000

Anything beyond "I did scooter stuff" is more detail than my wife wants to hear.
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Anything beyond "I did scooter stuff" is more detail than my wife wants to hear.
It goes both ways. On the one hand, my wife's eyes glaze over while I tell her about the differences between 20, 21 and 22 tooth clutches. On the other hand, I know more about dressage boots than any hetero male should.
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SoCal that scoot turned out so good. Inspiration.

Today I organized parts, placed some badges (very dubious quality), pulled the harness, and finished by opening up the cases from their factory wrap. There was a big black smudge that said "PF" on the case? (Wiped off with carb cleaner.)

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While I wait on legshield trim from Mercato. I am working on other bits and bobs. I never sourced a NOS fork, so I am rehabilitating a 100Sport front end.
It's fairly jacked up. I used this old thread as my reference point:

Small Frame Front End - Hub rebuild

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The dustcover is pretty toasty and the race will have to come off to replace. anyone have tips and tricks, or is it just ...hammer time?

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I believe the dust cover is considered disposable, the assumption being that you'll replace it any time you replace the race.

I've gotten it off in re-usable state before, but it took forEVER of working it with small pry bars and screwdrivers.

If I were going to try to preserve it again, I think I'd try to fabricate some sort of drift that fashioned around the fork tube that I could then hammer on.
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I was able to save one dust cover using a 3 in 1 painter's tool. The only reason I really bothered to spend the time doing so was I had just received a fairly large order from Scooter Mercato. I was anxious to finish the Super Project that week end, but forgot to put one on this list. I probably spent the better part of an hour heating and tapping it off using the curved part of the tool for support.
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I was able to save one dust cover using a 3 in 1 painter's tool...
A handy tool indeed when it comes to bearing races and the dust shields. I've used mine for the same thing on multiple occasions...
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The dustcover is pretty toasty and the race will have to come off to replace. anyone have tips and tricks, or is it just ...hammer time?
SIP sells a tool for this. Had it in my cart for a while, thinking I deserve the best tools Stubborn emoticon
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That's cool. I actually have a few factory tools, but regrettably, I don't think I have that one. :-/

Investigating….
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Heat will help it come off as well. Then just tappy tap tap it off.
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Well I had the main part of that tool. But the collar was MIA… finally found in some dusty, unopened bubble wrap! And I used a socket for the washer that goes at the top of the fork tube. Improv FTW! That tool buy is the gift that keeps on giving. Hat tip Ray for making me go open dusty old boxes.
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Back to work on the ET3

One of the front pivot support needle bearings #121095 is stuck like chuck.

One of them came out fine.

The other spilled all the needles when I removed the pivot support and front wheel hub and hasn't budged since.

In the pic attached you can see the lip to drift it out is almost gone. Eek.

Machine it out? Keep hammering? Thoughts and spitballs appreciated.
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Cursing and blood sacrifice also are essential.
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Hmmm. Maybe use something that has a circumference slightly smaller than the race, and bang on that to spread out the point of force

And, of course, like Chandler said - heat and violence Razz emoticon
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Hmmm. Maybe use something that has a circumference slightly smaller than the race, and bang on that to spread out the point of force


Possibly the race that came out fine, with a slot cut in it.
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Thanks for the replies...

I started with a punch as shown in the work shop manual and switched to a bigger drift when the edge of the bearing started to go. Ultra-violence.

Will push back in as jack mentioned. Bearing probably is crooked. ...And look for a socket to fit. Will report back.
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Crooked as an arthritic spine!

Pushed back in with a vice. Then I found a 17m dewalt socket (and an extension attached) that just hit what was left of the interior bearing lip. Came out in 4 or 5 whackados.

Thanks all!
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