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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:47 pm 
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Hello All I Thought I would do a easy front J arms replacement
this weekend. Well that didn't happen
I opened a can of worms It started out both tie rod are bent the replacement J arm bushings weren't to
my spec. and the cross bar is all bent up. So this is where my weekend started. Well time to do some ((( Hacking )))

Thank for Looking
SpeedChaser


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File comment: J arm bushing not to Spec
time to make some new

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File comment: made some up out of 1" black pipe
one piece and cut the head of the stock bushing so it will still seal on ends

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File comment: grabbed some Dana 44 pinion shims
so i can tighten up the side play

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File comment: Close up end up Adding .010 on each j-arm this made a big difference on the slop
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:57 pm 
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File comment: Time to bend up some tube
Went with 1-1/4" instead of the 1-1/8"

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:05 pm 
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Well that it for now it should ride and steer like new


Thanks For looking
SpeedChaser


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File comment: And slap some paint on
not for show

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Its the newest looking part on the whole machine, haha Good job! looks very nice.

Thanks for the head too =) Just wish the mailman didnt cram it into my mailbox so much that it broke the mailbox, haha


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:39 am 
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Nice work.

Looks like a good place for a skid plate?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Any thoughts on the J-arms replacement tie rod ends Speed?That would be sweet indeed!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:37 pm 
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Nice Hacking or sholud we call it skilled hacking, back yard is alread taken. That fix it kit will help a lot of fl350 owners. Man, I bet you have fun working on bikes. Does you head hurt any from all those ideas. Nice work.


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Nice work, what type of welder did you use to repair the frame? I need to pick one up that can handle an ody frame.


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Speed, do you have the tie rods mounted correctly-doesnt 1 mount from underneath and 1 side from the top?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:59 pm 
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Mudbogger wrote:
Speed, do you have the tie rods mounted correctly-doesn't 1 mount from underneath and 1 side from the top?


Well I did have it wrong but the outer the manual doesn't show it on the left side well

any way the steering wheel bushings where whore out
so I had to make some new
Made them out of bronze and added grease zerts
thanks for looking
Speed


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Good place for a zert, man now I have another project times 2


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Speed, do you have any of these bushing left over by chance? I could use 4 of them.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Mudbogger wrote:
Speed, do you have any of these bushing left over by chance? I could use 4 of them.


4 bushings

or 4 sets ?

Speed


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:56 pm 
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speedchaser wrote:
Mudbogger wrote:
Speed, do you have any of these bushing left over by chance? I could use 4 of them.


4 bushings

or 4 sets ?

Speed


4 of the steering wheel bushings. They mount in the steering shaft column.I have 2 sets of the j-arm bushing kits already. :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Mudbogger wrote:
speedchaser wrote:
Mudbogger wrote:
Speed, do you have any of these bushing left over by chance? I could use 4 of them.


4 bushings

or 4 sets ?

Speed


4 of the steering wheel bushings. They mount in the steering shaft column.I have 2 sets of the j-arm bushing kits already. :-)



No that was a one time thing at the time you think there is a need for them in a kit form ?

Honda make stock ones still ?

I will look in to it Monday

speedchaser
Wow Thanks Hoser for the sub forum just noticed that :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:43 pm 
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I think they have been discontinued for sometime Speedchaser---but I might be wrong.


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Mudbogger wrote:
I think they have been discontinued for sometime Speedchaser---but I might be wrong.

Nice id like the steering stem bushings too lol


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