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post #21 of 198 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 10:21 PM
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Sweet. I will try the Grambo first and see what happens and go from there. Thanks again and safe journey !
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I liked the look of the allen too but figured there are so many bolts on our bike already that uses a 10 and 12mm wrench I would keep it the same.
It doesn't take much effort to toss a allen key in the tool pouch.. plus it looks a lot better on the bike.. I'll take a few pics tomorrow and post them.. The bolt works too. But I think it looks a bit frankensteinish.

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Well I did my conversion today. As usual, a job that's supposed to take 20 minutes took me considerably longer...

A little background: I had stripped the threads on the front cylinder ACCT by over tightening the cap bolt on my first attempt at the Grambo trick last fall. I put a gob of RTV on there to hold the bolt in place and keep from leaking oil, and I have to say it has held up. I know I need to tap new threads into it and have already purchased a kit doing it. At the ACE hardware store I picked up the following: M6 x 30mm allen bolt (they didn't have it in 40mm size) 1/4 inch flat washers, neoprene washers, hex nuts and nylon lock nut. They didn't have the exact size neoprene washers wib recommended so I got something close. For the front I picked up a M7 x 30mm hex head bolt (they didn't have allen bolts in M7) I later had to go to Autozone and get lock washers and fender washers.

I tackled the rear first. All the ACCT parts worked just like they were described here and in the video. I inserted the allen bolt with the 2 neoprene washers up against the ACCT housing, followed by the 1/4 inch metal washer and the nylon lock nut. With the 30mm bolt there wasn't room for a regular nut too, and I honestly can't figure out what purpose it would serve. I ran the motor and adjusted till the knocking was gone.

I took off the front, disassembled it, and put the housing in a vise on my work bench. I have never tapped threads before. I figured out I would have to drill the hole a little bigger, the realized that while I am drilling for an M7 bolt, all my drill bits are measured in inches. I tried to eyeball it, holding drill bits up in front of the threading tool. I started smaller and worked my way up in drill bit size and finally was able to cut threads into a 15/84 hole. I washed the shavings out with brake cleaner, put the M7 bolt in there and it was actually a little jiggly in there, and so I'm a little nervous about how well it's going to hold up. Down the road I may pick up an 8mm drill bit and cut some M8 threads on that one.

Took it out for a ride and immediately noticed how much quieter the motor is. I hadn't even realized it could be this quiet! The ride was uneventful. I got back and decided to change my oil. After that was done I checked and the rear one (the one that points down) was leaking from the stem bolt. I put a metal washer next to the ACCT housing so it's up against the o-ring and added a lock washer next to the locknut. Still leaking! After dinner I put RTV on the threads in front of the locknut and where it goes into the ACCT housing. Hopefully it will do the trick!
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STILL LEAKING!!!

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STILL LEAKING!!!
the smaller neoprene metal backed washers I used are very very tight on the bolt, you almost have to thread them on, hope that helps!

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Thanks. I'll give that a shot this weekend. Too windy the rest of the week to ride here.

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WIB: Another successful conversion thanks to your post here. Been on it for a couple of weeks now and I am very pleased by the results. Had to re-adjust once just to tweek it a bit more but all in all a very easy, cheap and very usefull conversion.

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STILL LEAKING!!!
If your still leaking from the rear simply remove it. Clean off the oil & use a good sealant like the black RTV & apply it around the nut & threads to seal it. No one will see it behind the resivoir anyway.

Hey, it's an option. I've been running with my rear one sealed that way for the past 30,000 miles.
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Here's what I did and it works great. I put a set screw in to hold the ACCT in place after adjusting.

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Hmm, I went to ACE today and they had all the parts for this except the metal/neoprene washers. The guy pulled them up on the internet but said they don't stock them... I'm guessing your local hardware store had all the parts right? I'll have to try another one. Great write up by the way, I can't wait to do this on my front cylinder to quiet her down a little.

Bike is sold, thanks for the help guys. Ride safe.
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