Gonna be a bit slow for a week or so because I have another build on for someone else and I only have a couple of hours a day but I promise I'll post to completion, even if its christmas
Stripped completely now, everything is apart. As you would expect really, all roller bearings have had it, the plastic bushes are sketchy in places too but nothing broken. When I took it apart it had the feel and look like it had been done once before, maybe early in its life. I don't think it had any work recently other than putting as much 3in1 oil as possible in all the bearings and pivots
One odd bolt which looks like someone has taken a saw to it and I had a hard job with the lower chainstay bolts which are like chain ring bolts, torque spec is something like 10ft lbs but were more like 40ft lbs! No bearings in here though, just plastic...
Those damn dents...
No idea here, this bolt is completely contained in the rear stay, you cannot see the cut part unless you undo the nut and push it out, so how or why it was sawed I don't know? Rounding of the hex is not me, I used Plus Gas on everything and let them soak overnight to make sure they would undo easy.
Not looking forward to polishing that rear, the swingarm / lower stay weighs very close to the same weight as the triangle. It is stupidly heavy, how the hell anyone has broken one I don't understand!
97 GT LTS-1
99 GT Lobo DH 1000 x 2