I got my bike from a guy who had let moisture get to the flywheel, was really rusty in there. It is the flywheel typewhere the puller is like a hollow bolt, screw it in the flywheeland it pushes on the crankshaft inside the puller. I guess it is rusted to the shaft, I have tried everything I can think of. Tried an impacked, tap with a hammer, have let lay on its side an soaked with oil around it, and some heat nothing works any help wopuld be great thanks.
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Re: how to get flywheel off?
You need to really crank down on that flywheel puller. even when they are not rusted they are dinks to get off. i wouldn't give it heat. i'd soak it in an oil. and hten really torgue her down. should pop right off … Joe
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Are you sure you're checking the engine oil. On your RK, the oil dipstick is a large knob about two inches in diameter located on the corner of the transmission. Now, the transmission dipstick is a small dipstick on a plug that you take out with a hex key or Allen wrench. I cannot understand how your engine oil could possibly turn that color in a short ten mile ride. I've seen this on transmissions that have not been serviced regularily. Moisture from condensation gets into the transmission and mixes with the oil. When the bike sits, the oil and water seperate and the water will cause rust to form on metal parts. When the bike is run again, the rusty water again mixes with the transmisson oil and makes it look like "choclate milk". I have never seen engine oil do this even though I've seen engines that have been overheated to the point of destruction. It sounds like water in the oil. If it is water, I have no idea how it's getting into the engine unless someone is putting it in there intentionally. I had one guy that kept getting water in his fuel tank. He blamed the gas station where he bought his fuel. Turned out it was his 5 year old son filling Daddy's gas tank up with the water hose. Check that oil again. Ask some of the parts houses around the area if they know someplace that will analyze the oil and tell you what the contaminate is. This is a new one on me. Let me know what you find at email@example.com , please.
Correct, the bike will not charge. Aside from that, if the flywheel is actually bent, and it sounds that it is, you will need a new crankshaft and probably a new stator. Without major repairs the bike will never run again. The crank will cost around $650 and the stator will cost around $330 and if the flywheel has been damaged ( it probably has been ) it will cost around $330 as well. The cost for the repair shop will be around $2000 to $3000. The bottom line is that you got taken by the guy who sold it to you. He knew full well the repairs would be far more than the bike was worth. Unless you can get a good engine from a salvage yard, you are pretty much hosed. Google motorcycle salvage kawasaki and see what you can find. I am sorry about the situation. Best of luck to you. Please rate my answer. Thanks.
If your flywheel went out, you've got major problems. You must have the correct flywheel for our bike. You cannot use a flywheel for an earlier model, it must be one designed for the Evo Sportster engine. Now, you can get a complete aftermarket flywheel from someone like S&S maybe. But, it still must be specifically for your bike.
weak wires are sometimes the cause of loss of power,if they have been really hot from trying to start and become higher in resistance. looking at the ends of wires where connection are sometimes can reveal bluing of the copper inside (signs of heat). loose cable ends look good but dont perform well.Test charging system for proper charge output to voltage reg. and battery.Short tolerance to load under start conditions could be due to not being charged at high enough volts from charging system. (too many chicken lites or other stuff drawing current)
you need to really crank down on that flywheel puller. even when they are not rusted they are dinks to get off. i wouldn't give it heat. i'd soak it in an oil. and hten really torgue her down. should pop right off … Joe
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Can you put the MV Agusta F4's exhaust pipes on a Ducati 748 Could it be done?
I love the MV's quad-exhaust system but really am not a fan of the MV's looks - I preffer the Ducati's looks.
I can't choose whether to get a MV Agusta F4 (1000cc) bike or a Ducati 848 - I love the Duc's looks and the fact that it has approximately 849cc (its true 1000cc may be too much for me to handle - especially as an everyday ride!).
If I had it my way I'd get the Duc and wack those MV pipes out back - oh and those 190mm rear tyres (just for looks!).
In all seriousness I really want to know the following:
1. Which will be a more civilized tool; i.e. which will be better to live with everyday?
2. Which bike will be easier to learn on (yes I know they both have way over 800cc, but still I wouldn't mind your opinion on this!). (When I say learn I mean learn to ride on because I have a younger brother who can learn using my new bike.).
3. Which of these two bikes can carry a passenger (I actually haven't seen the bikes yet because they are on order and have not arrived yet.). I really want to be able to take someone on the back of my bike every now and then.
4. Last but not least, if I got a Ducati 848 can I get those exhaust pipes on it!
Thanks guys for reading and taking the time answering my post (if you really can be bothered!) - but please be bothered! haha.
Thanks so much again for all your help. ,In all seriousness?
1. What do you mean - how do you intend to use the bike, commuting, weekend riding?
2. Neither bike is suitable to learn on. You are in SA. Neither of these bikes are LAMS compliant.
3. Either, but they won't like or thank you for it.
4. No. The MV has 4 cylinders, the Ducati has 2,,,