Thanks CXPHREAK!You should be able to remove the rear wheel without disturbing the exhaust now. It looks like with the short mufflers you would have needed to remove the left muffler or whole pipe to remove the rear axle.
But I think it looked better with the short ones.
I've seen a number of CXs built along the same lines as this one and only one of those have I liked. Yours is better than that one. It looks old but not wannabe harley.
I may build something like it one day. It has inspired me. But that would be a few builds away ....
Hi Slim,Hello flipper,
Did you "shep" the replacement seal or was it a full seal cup replacement?
Next time you go to backfire moto give me a call.
P.S spent a couple of hours last week with new forum member "denny" he's just 5-10 min north of you. Was helping him diagnose his ignition/ignitech problem.
definitely something wrong there. Was this the motor with the damaged camshaft?I can't believe what I just found looking around the bike after it had IDLE'd for about 2 min. The famous weep hole leak has made an appearance at my garage.
There were just a few drops which turned into dripping the next time I started the motor up.
The motor was completely apart and the mechanical seal was replaced. Not sure what went wrong. I did the same repair on my cafe racer and it is not leaking after 3 years.
Decided to drain the coolant, remove the carbs and intakes, water pipe and water pump cover hoping to find a loose impeller nut. Nope, nut was good.
Removed the impeller and all parts were there, didn't forget anything in assembly.
Here are the parts I removed - the ceramic disk doesn't look good for 400 miles on it. I did use dish soap on it during assembly.
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Thanks Murray, scotch brite it is, thought I cleaned it before mounting...that impeller surface under the polo mint is not clean enough
it still has ridges of crap on it when i blo w the picture up
they can make the polo mint sit at a angle and run wonky like this
i vapor blast all mine r glass bead them'
but you can sit a scrape away at them till its all shiny clean with a scotch brite pad and be good to go
Appears there was some rubbery compound stuck to the polo mint. It took some effort to get it cleaned with alcohol. Even after cleaning it is discolored and shows some mild wear marks.What does the polo mint look like after being cleaned with alcohol?
The discolouration may just be oil sling from assembly. They often come out looking dirty.
When first assembled were the polo mint and carbon face cleaned with alcohol and wiped with soap? Not doing this can induce leaks.
Depending on your difficulty getting a replacement seal you could try your luck with cleaning and refitment perhaps.
Thanks Murray, just ordered it.is that polo mint the right way around ? or did you turn the wrong side out by accident
only one side of the white polo mint is supposed to go against the seal
this is what i use for the silicone
Permatex Water pump and thermostat RTV silicone gasket 22071 - Read Reviews on Permatex #22071
Thanks Victor,What throttle tube are you going to use?
Good luck with the seal replacement......I recently installed one and have a lot to do yet before being able to run the engine, hoping mine doesn't need a re-do....
Did you use CRK baffles in your stainless headers? Did you have to secure the baffles or do the muffler clamps hold them in place?
you do fantastic work, BTW.....