Gear repair?

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Re: Gear repair?

Post by 60something » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:46 pm

Apparently long obsolete :(
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:43 pm

87-88 kx500... hmmm
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by 60something » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:00 am

I've had no luck on finding the power valve rod. Posted on the 3rd Gen KX500 Facebook page, but no luck yet. :cry:
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by 60something » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:08 am

I think I have a solution to the power valve rod issue. I have found oak doweling that is quite hard. I have a friend who has a lathe who can whittle it down to the correct diameter for the rod, then we will make replacement power valves in the same manner. From there it will simply be a matter of notching the parts for the gear part. The only thing I have any real concern about is the rate of expansion of the oak vs the aluminum cylinder, but I'll never know unless I try... :idea:
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by Sandblaster » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:53 pm

Oak?
I wonder how oak will handle temps in the 175-225F range...
Then I wonder about how it will work being soaked in oil?
My guess is it might work for a bit but I doubt it's a viable long term solution.
But if you pull it off, be sure to post pics 8-)
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by 60something » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:25 pm

:lol: My post from APRIL 1 :lol:
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by 60something » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:27 pm

Nevertheless, I still need that part...no luck :(
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:35 am

60something wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:25 pm
:lol: My post from APRIL 1 :lol:
Ah... you got me good.
But one good turn deserves another :lol:
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Re: Gear repair?

Post by 60something » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:45 am

uh-oh :D
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