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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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T160 Restoration Tips Sought

I am restoring a T160 and looks like I need to get inside the engine cases to replace some sprockets and bearings. From reading the shop manual, it appears I will need a clutch hub puller, but I am wondeirng if any other "special tools" might be required. I am a bit leery of getting into something where I might need to mic or measure tolerances, etc. and find I need some tool I do not have. Glenn
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Best thing you can do is get a genuine workshop manual for your bike. This will tell you all the special tools you'll nedd and what each one is for.

iTS FAR BETTER TO START FROM A POSITION OF KNOWLEDGE AND BEING FULLY EQUIPPED, THAT FROM ONE OF TAKING THINGS TO BITS AND TRYING TO TACKLE PROBLEMS AS THEY ARISE. tHERE AREN'T TOO MANY SPECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED FOR A t160, BUT THOSE THAT ARE REALLY ARE USEFUL. Sorry about the sodding upper case text - I look at the keyboard whn typing, not aT THE SCREEN AND IF THINGS GO WRONG THERE'S NOT MUCH i CAN DO TO PUT THEM TIGHT, EXCEPT TYPING OUT ALL OVER! And sod that!

Cheers, John.
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Thanx John!

I have a factory shop manual, but am a bit suspect of the accuracy in parts of it. When I tried to remove the starter a while back, I had no idea there was a spanner nut under the breather cover...as it was not described in the manuals starter removal precedures. I've worked on a few motorcycles over the years, but am loathe to get inside the cases unless I must. Right now I know I have a chipped tooth on the rear (larger) primary chain sprocket, and the rear chain drive sprocket looks like the bike did hill climbs in a gravel pit it is so chewed up.
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i dont know if things have changed but primary chains were imposible to get.
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