Cleaning Hey so I noticed on my exhaust, where it comes down by the riders foot peg, theres a bit of rubber on there from my shoes where they got hot and melted to it, didnt even think about keeping my feet away from there lol... Do you all know of anything that can take this off without staining my chrome, thanks guys, have a good one.
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The battery is behind the side panel directly beneath the rider's seat and above the exhaust on the right hand side (as you are sat on the bike).
The panel is held on by a single allen bolt at the front and a couple of pegs that pass through rubber "O" rings. Remove the allen bolt at the front and tug the panel off to release the pins from the rubber retaining rings.
There is something about these shoes causing your allergic reaction. It could be chemicals in the material or possibly the material itself.
Shoes that have latex rubber in the composition can do this to people with latex sensitivities, which can develop at anytime in a person's life. If you use foot balms or cream, oils in the formula can react with latex rubber, causing it to degrade and in turn, cause irritation.
If VOCs (common in many materials,) are responsible, the gas will air off with time and the problem will have taken care of itself. VOCs have what is generally recognized as a 'new car' or in this case, 'new sneakers' smell. These can be skin irritants.
The Nubuck may have been chemically treated to repel dirt. The chemicals are not meant to make direct skin contact when they are 'fresh', but will break down and diminish with time - up to a year.
For now, try a nice medium thick bamboo full sock with the shoes, so that no skin makes contact with the shoes. Don't use foot cream. You could let the shoes air out for a few weeks before wearing them again. If you still experience intense itching, ask a Podiatrist. They are wizards when it comes to shoes+feet.
A common problem is a shifter linkage which is bent or needs lubrication.
Many bikes like a firm push so make sure that your foot is lined up so that the shift lever's peg is parallel with the foot. It is easy to have the heel too far out on the peg so that the shift lever peg is digging into the top of the foot. The discomfort is sometimes not enough to notice but reduces the amount which one will push on the shifter until one notices that this is the problem.
Beyond those common suggestions, more details will help.
Hi Greg, The symptom you described tells me that the "shoes" have gone to appliance parts heaven and need to be replaced. Trust me, the "sump" is most definitely NOT to blame... top loaders don't even HAVE a sump!
First you'll have to do a little homework... Start by clicking here and look at part number 18 (there are 3 separate pieces and come as a set). The part number is 285744. You can get them from a local appliance parts outfit or order them online <---just type the part number into your favorite search engine. You'll also notice that the shoes are inside the cabinet, that means the cabinet will have to be removed to get to 'em. OK... just watch this video to learn how to do that.
ALWAYS UNPLUG THE WASHER PRIOR TO SERVICING IT!
After you have the parts, you'll notice they have little "pegs" on them. These pegs snap into the pedestal (refer back to the link above). That means your old ones have be snapped OUT, right? Here's the way I do it...
(Assuming you have the cabinet removed) Start at one of the 3 pedestal supports and do one at a time. Use a large screwdriver and pry the 2 plates apart, then I use a hammer handle (because I carry hammers with me and they're handy) and insert it between the 2 plates to keep 'em separated. Now from under the pedestal, tap the pegs of the old shoes to pop them out. Now take one of your new parts and simply place the pegs into the holes. (NOTE!!! Don't try snapping it in right now, 'cause you'll break it!) Now that the shoe is in place (and not snapped in) just remove the hammer handle and allow the upper plate to drop down onto the newly installed shoe. (You'll snap all of them into place at the end of all this, OK?) Now do the same thing with the other 2 shoes.
OK, now that all 3 shoes are in, you'll now snap them into place. Do this by standing in front of the washer above one of the pedestal legs. Place both hands on top of the plastic tub and with a quick, forceful motion push sharply down. You'll here the shoe snap in. Do this on all 3 corners. (TECH NOTE---> Doing it this way ensures that pressure is evenly applied across the entire top of the new shoes preventing them from breaking) After that's done, grab a flashlight and look under the pedestal at each of the shoes to inspect and ensure that the pegs fully seated, if not... repeat the "push down" technique until all pegs are fully seated.
All that's left now is to rebuild the washer! I know it sounds like a tough job, but if you have all your tools ready and all goes well... you're looking at about 45 minutes.
I have replied already to your other post... didn't see this one... not sure what the vibration through the peg could be caused by as they mount directly to the frame. The frame being a substantial structure to the bike means that the vibration is being created anywhere on the frame,and you are feeling it in your foot peg. The only thing that comes to mind is that perhaps one of the tank mounting rubbers is not seated properly, or inadvertently rolled away on the garage floor. This is what I would be checking for.
what do you mean, breather tubes??? if you have fuel coming out the carburetor then your float level is too high and needs to be addressed. could be trash between the needle and seat or a worn out needle and seat. repair as quickly as possible as this will cause a rich fuel mix in the cylinders and can wash off the oil causing excessive cylinder wear. this also could be the source of your vibration problem.