R100GS PD Rocker C over
A friend (Wandering Andy) had the unfortunate experience of dropping his PD at 110Km/h on his way to visit us, when his front tyre deflated due to a poorly repaired tube. I am impressed at the crash-resistance of both the bike and him (Bike has bent engine bar, worn thru rocker cover, smashed front brake resivoir, and minor scuffing to the fairing blade and pannier brackets; Andy has a broken bone in one hand). He has asked me to get the rocker cover fixed but I can't get it off! I have the sleeve bolt in the center removed without a problem and have the cover moved a little (1-2mm at the carb end) but can't get the front (exhurst end) to move at all. I am reluctant to get too physical as I don't want to damage it even more. So far I have used a rubbber mallet and then an engineers hammer and flat headed punch on some of the stronger looking fins to no avail. Is there a secret? Does someone have a tip for me? TIA to all the Air-head gurus.
Nigel in NZ
F650, K100RS, 2 x Suzuki TS185ER K2 (NZ to UK bikes in preparation right now)
[This message has been edited by Nigel Marx (edited 23 February 2003).]
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