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kev's 954 rebuild thread

it wont be much, but ill try n take some pictures along the way. prol should have taken some pics of the damage before i took it apart. the fairings werent too bad really. however, the wreck i had a couple years ago that broke wrist hit the right side n this time the left side got it so they were looking much worse than i could deal with.

ive already replaced the levers, frame sliders, bar ends, and swing arm sliders. pretty standard stuff.

the bar end required a new internal weight because it was snapped inside the handlebar. luckily enough of the threads were left on the deeper piece that i was able to get a bolt in there n use that to extract it. getting the new weight back in was pretty difficult. the rubber piece on the end closest to the bar end had broken. i reused it but upon putting it in the bar it didnt want to just slide in. i used a heavy hammer and a chunk of wood and beat it home. its in there REALLY good now.

the swing arm spool on the left side had broken off. it caught a touch of rash, barely noticeable but it kinda smushed the threads on the bung into the broken off bolt. i tried using a good easy out but it was no dice. i drilled it the rest of the way out n hit it with a tap. unfortunately i didnt drill it bang on straight. so at the end a chunk of the old bolt came out the back side n left my hole oblong in the rear. luckily what threads were there after i tapped it are enough to get a good hold on the spool. i used extra lock tight.

thats about all for now. waiting on the fairings. i didnt want to get too far ahead of myself n end up loosing a batch of bolts in the delay or forget where the f i put this or that.

once the fairing get here ill check the valve clearance, change the plugs n oil and put on the new knock-off stator cover i bought for 30$. the cover is questionable. it looks good but there was some casting leftover inside the cover in a few areas i ground off. didnt want the pieces to break free n find their way someplace bad. the bolt hole for the wire hold down on the insides threads are looking pretty rough. im hoping it doesnt cause problems. the ones for the stator look fine. we shall see i guess.

nothing too exciting. ill prol put together another thread specifically for the fairings once they arrive and ill post a follow up pic here when i get those things mentioned done. in the mean time im gonna take this opportunity to try n clean up some of the stuff i neglect when i hit it at the car wash.

i was kinda surprised at how easy it was to tear down to this point. thanks to casey for the heads up on the upper. my initial plan to remove it would have been much more complicated.



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Re: kev's 954 rebuild thread

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Sorry it took a crash (or 2) for you to get a build/rebuild thread going. BUT, nonetheless looking forward to it
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IDK why they took away the pop corn eating emoji. Now I have to write something the subscribe to a thread...
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Re: kev's 954 rebuild thread

what kind of sealant do you guys use for the stator cover? honda bond or any high temp silicon liquid gasket?

i found two kinds of the honda stuff...

Genuine OEM Honda Bond HT Silicone Liquid Gasket (08718-0004)

08717-1194 OEM HONDA Hondabond 4 Semi Drying Liquid Case Gasket Sealant 8968091 | eBay

permitex?

https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-8218...ords=hondabond

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Re: kev's 954 rebuild thread

I didn't use any sealant, Kevin just the gasket.

...then again, Ian aired my dirty "laundry" (meaning the loose stator cover bolt) *blushing.


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No Gasket there Casey, all sealant. Unless you got an aftermarket one.

And Kevin, I use the regular Hondabond on most of my covers, but only where the case halves meet. My old girl still has gaskets. Additionally I use it to seal the upper and lower cases.

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And do I see a VFR shift lever on there for GP shift

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No Gasket there Casey, all sealant. Unless you got an aftermarket one.
yes, Rick's... not rikk's.

check for yourself. it's in YOUR garage
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No Gasket there Casey, all sealant. Unless you got an aftermarket one.

And Kevin, I use the regular Hondabond on most of my covers, but only where the case halves meet. My old girl still has gaskets. Additionally I use it to seal the upper and lower cases.

But I love the Hondabond.
which one of the two i listed are you calling regular? i looked at the service manual and only plan on a small dab there where the cases are split and maybe a smidge by the grommet for the wires. i assume it means on the block side of the gasket. or does it mean both sides?

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And do I see a VFR shift lever on there for GP shift
yes, its been gp shift pretty much since i got it. ill never go back.
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which one of the two i listed are you calling regular? i looked at the service manual and only plan on a small dab there where the cases are split and maybe a smidge by the grommet for the wires. i assume it means on the block side of the gasket. or does it mean both sides?
The Hondabond 4

The HT IS high temp. I've never used it. The 4 is all that's needed.

I've used it on both sides of the gaskets on the covers at the wire junction, and the case joints. Never had a problem (25 years worth lol).

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yes, its been gp shift pretty much since i got it. ill never go back.
Used it since 92, and I will never go back either.

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The Hondabond 4

The HT IS high temp. I've never used it. The 4 is all that's needed.

I've used it on both sides of the gaskets on the covers at the wire junction, and the case joints. Never had a problem (25 years worth lol).
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yes, Rick's... not rikk's.

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Probably why it's leaking
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I replaced a stator cover last year and used this stuff around the rubber gasket where the stator cable enters and after 3000 miles has worked leak free.

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