Elsie shafted by a newby!!

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Elsie shafted by a newby!!

Postby Swampy » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:47 pm

At long last, nearly 2 weeks overdue from Victoria Elsie;s near new shaft arrived by courier late yesterday arvo!! 8)

Took Elsie to Steve Nurzo's place this morning where was waiting with a big grin on his face wearing a pair of surgical gloves as he guided my bike onto his operating table:shock:

A short time later Steve eased the old used and abused shaft from Elsie's rear end which gave her cause to rest her tail on the deck with a huge sigh of relief as she leaked lubricant on Steve's spotless workshop floor :roll:

That surgical, mechanical Specialist Steve prodded and poked at the poor girls rear end only to find the final drive seal was leaking. :oops:

He made an urgent phone call to Seal Specialist in Welshpool and while I sat back and relaxed with a cuppa with his wife, Steve rocketed off on his adventure with lights flashing and exhaust bellowing to pick up this vital seal in order to prevent any further embarrassing bouts of incontinence from long suffering Elsie!! :oops:

He returned soon after with a triumphant look on his face waving the $6.00 seal in the air before he surgically removed the damaged appendage and skillfully inserted the new one with gentle taps from a 7 lb sledge hammer!! :mrgreen:

This workshop whizz completely removed Elsie's rear end and freshly lubricated her bearings and seals before gently reattaching her to the main frame with a series of bolt fasteners.

More gentle persuation was called for as he slowly and methodically inserted the new drive shaft which took some time as the new shaft splines proved to be virginally tight but with the assistance of some liberally applied lubricant it eventually glided into place where we quickly sealed it in with more metal fasteners :P

While the mechanical magician waved his wand and restored Elsie back to her former glory I replaced the old NGK run of the mill Spark plugs with new NGK Premium Laser Iridium Sparks which when ignited bought a warm glow to Elsie's eyes!! :shock:

It was a newly restored girl that I rode home for lunch but I have now got a fresh issue with her!!

I am totally unable to wipe the smile off her face??? :cry:

Thank You so much Steve for all the wonderful restorative work you have so tirelessly performed on my bike.You are a credit to all that is good with this fantastic motorcycle club and you are a real asset to have as a mate and a member!! 8)

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Re: Elsie shafted by a newby!!

Postby pspencer » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:56 pm

Well it sounds like the three of you, were closer than 1.5m and had way too much adult fun. Great write up Swampy, just bordering on censorship, making it an enjoyable read. Job well done, with a win,win,win.
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Re: Elsie shafted by a newby!!

Postby Nurzo » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:09 pm

You are too kind Swampy. I wasn't wearing gloves and my garage floor is too stained with oil and such to be classed as an operating theater.
The opportunity to repair a motorcycle does put a grin on my face, I can't think of a better thing to be doing, riding is OK but fixing does make me happy.
To bad Beemers don't give all that many opportunity's to need repair. Your issues were brought on by a negligent previous owner. Elsie has now found a better home and will reward you with many hours of pleasure.

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Re: Elsie shafted by a newby!!

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:54 pm

Swampy wrote:
A short time later Steve eased the old used and abused shaft from Elsie's rear end which gave her cause to rest her tail on the deck with a huge sigh of relief as she leaked lubricant on Steve's spotless workshop floor :roll:
That surgical, mechanical Specialist Steve prodded and poked at the poor girls rear end only to find the final drive seal was leaking. :oops:
This workshop whizz completely removed Elsie's rear end and freshly lubricated her bearings and seals before gently reattaching her to the main frame with a series of bolt fasteners.
It was a newly restored girl that I rode home for lunch but I have now got a fresh issue with her!!
I am totally unable to wipe the smile off her face??? :cry:
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Re: Elsie shafted by a newby!!

Postby Nurzo » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:18 pm

Digger I would like Swampy to get out more but he won't let Elsie get a speck of dirt on herself. sealed roads and blue sky are her only option.

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