Wednesday, November 22, 2006

So, My Honda Valkyrie motorcycle's been out of commission for several weeks as I've been waiting for a replacement U-joint to arrive, and I had to find the time to fix it. When I got it apart, here's what I found.

Below is the new part. I was frankly surprised at how easy it was to replace, took only a few hours, most of it spent scouring the recesses of the swingarm to ensure no tiny bits of shrapnel remained inside to grind away at the new part. Speaking about grinding away at the new part, I spent a good hour rounding and smoothing the rough, sharp angles on the new piece, increasing the range of motion and reducing the likelihood of another failure. We'll see how long it lasts.

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