Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Yamaha RD 350 F2 '88 - Part 6 - New rear wheel bearings, seals, X-ring chain and sprockets

While maintaining rear linkage for my RD350 I went and replaced worn out sprockets and chain. The old chain had strained quite a lot during its life time and it was already tightened to its max position. One option would have been to just shorten it but since the old rear sprocket was also in pretty bad condition I decided it was best to just replace all those parts. 

I ended up choosing sprockets made by JT Sprockets and a X-ring chain made by D.I.D. I went with 17 tooth front and 39 tooth rear sprockets. Since the chain needed to be riveted I had to buy a chain breaking and riveting tool also made by D.I.D. There were two types of tools for sale. I bought the cheaper one, which had "02-99" stamped on the side of it. While riveting the chain I found the lower jaw of the tool bending and had to make a cotter out of flat bar to stop it.

I also decided to replace rear wheel bearings while I had the rear wheel out of the bike. I bought a kit which also included right sized oil seal (22 x 42 x 7 mm). I used a gas torch to heat up and expand both bearing hubs in the rear wheel to get the old bearings out and to install the new ones. Depending on the condition (rusty) of the bearings you might need give them a small knock. If you have painted your wheels you might need to use another solution. If you don't have proper tools for the job, there's a lot of shops, which can do it for you. 

Unfortunately I forgot to buy a new bearing (6304) for the sprocket carrier and since it was Sunday and all the shops were closed when I was doing all of this in a hurry to get the bike finished I just ended up greasing the old bearing and replacing worn oil seal with a new one (32 x 52 x 7 mm).

To sum all up here's a list of all parts needed for the job:

-Tourmax rear wheel bearing and seal kit (MCI-WBK-055) 
 or two 6302 bearings (15 x 42 x 13 mm) and oil seal (22 x 42 x 7 mm)
-Oil seal for sprocket carrier (32 x 52 x 7 mm)
-6304 bearing for sprocket carrier (20 x 52 x 15 mm)
-JT Sprockets 17 tooth front sprocket (JTF569.17)
-JT Sprockets 39 tooth rear sprocket (JTR846.39)
-D.I.D 520 VX2 X-ring chain with 106 links
-D.I.D chain breaking and riveting tool (02-99)

There's also one O-ring (93210-40530) in the rear wheel you might need to replace. Since mine was in good condition I just ended up greasing it.

Tourmax rear wheel bearing and seal kit (MCI-WBK-055)
and collar (90387-154A0).

Rear wheel (black) and sprocket carrier (blue) oil seals

Front and rear JT sprockets and D.I.D 520 VX2 X-ring chain.

D.I.D chain breaking and riveting tool.

Parts of the tool... 
...and instructions for it.

Cotter kept lower jaw from bending.

Bearings and other hardware removed...

...and new parts installed.

New rear sprocket and oil seal installed.

X-ring chain riveted and tightened.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Hifi & Tuning Show Oulu September 2016 - Euro cars

Here's the last photos of the event covering Euro cars.

Audi A3 Sedan
Audi A4 1.8t Quattro
Audi Cabriolet
Audi Cabriolet
Division of Bimmer Tuning Club of Finland
Division of Bimmer Tuning Club of Finland
BMW Compact
1992 BMW E36 325i Coupe
BMW in WheelTrade.fi division
BMW in WheelTrade.fi division
BMW X5
BMW 730i E32
BMW 730i E32
BMW E3 3.0 S
BMW E3 3.0 S
MB "Spectrolitebenz"
MB "Spectrolitebenz"
1984 MB W123 230E
2004 Opel Speedster 2.0 16V Turbo
2004 Opel Speedster 2.0 16V Turbo
2004 Opel Speedster 2.0 16V Turbo specifications
Porsche 997 Turbo
Porsche 997 Turbo
Porsche 997 Turbo
Porsche 356 Speedster
Porsche 356 Speedster
Volvo 240 DL
Volvo 240 DL
1980 Volvo 244 DL
1980 Volvo 244 DL
VW Golf R32
VW Golf in Ground Zero division
VW Golf in Ground Zero division
VW Transporter in Ground Zero division
VW Transporter in Hifi Studio division
1995 Scania Carrus Latela Motorhome
1995 Scania Carrus Latela Motorhome
1995 Scania Carrus Latela Motorhome

Monday, 12 September 2016

Hifi & Tuning Show Oulu September 2016 - American cars

American cars were also a minority this year. Here's few photos of the ones exhibited at the event.

1930 Chevrolet Hot Rod
1930 Chevrolet Hot Rod
1930 Chevrolet Hot Rod
Chevrolet Chevelle
Chevrolet Chevelle
Chevrolet Chevelle
Chevrolet Chevelle
1971 Pontiac Firebird "Big Chief"
1971 Pontiac Firebird "Big Chief"
1971 Pontiac Firebird "Big Chief"
Jeep
Jeep
Hummer H2
Hummer H2
Hummer H2
Hummer H2
Hummer H2