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Pete.
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PostPosted: 07:01 - 12 Jul 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

sickpup wrote:
Paddy. wrote:
It took the biggest air gun and a ground down torx hammered in to get most of them out, the others were a smaller air gun. They weren't moving Laughing I didn't touch before hand, I was able to use a 3ft extension, stand on it and not move it at all, at which point I stopped and called Pete.


A windy gun in my experience sn't the appropriate tool to start with and neither is an allen socket and breaker bar, an impact driver is.


The 'mechanic' who had changed the discs the first time put the bolts in with a rattle gun and so much high strength threadlock it had migrated up the bolt and locked the shoulder to the disc as well as the thread in the hole. Added to that they had chewed up some of the hex's trying to remove the bolts later. I had to put a short extension in a 1/2" drive socketed allen key to shock all of them before any of them would move. After that some came out with a Hitachi battery impact, the rest I used a heavier mains powered one. The chewed up head ones I had to swap the allen for a torx.

Anyway, they all came out where the fitter could not move a single one, and that's what counts. I have a impact driver but I haven't used it in probably 15 years.
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PostPosted: 10:43 - 12 Jul 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete. wrote:
I have a impact driver but I haven't used it in probably 15 years.


On things like this give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised.
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PostPosted: 12:31 - 12 Jul 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had some time yesterday to strip the bodywork off.
One of the problems with ER6's is they vibrate a lot, its so bad that is wears out the bodywork tabs so that the body work resonates loudly. There was even a recall on the 2006-7 models for foam pads to be fitted between body panels so stop them rattling around.

As an example of how bad the vibration is on mine the two upper headlight mounts actually vibrated through and are held in place with zip ties.

https://cdn.bcf.44bytes.net/files/20190711_145035.jpg

This panel will be replaced with a new one to be ordered today along with a few other things, air filter, front sprocket washer and fork seals. One of the best things about this bike is the genuine parts are relatively cheap so this little lot only comes to 230.

I've always liked the looks of the ER6 without any bodywork, looks to me a bit like a flat tracker.

https://www.bikechatforums.com/files/img-20190711-wa0015.jpeg
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