But as I earlier mentioned, it is always work to be done in my garage. So while I waited for delivery of parts from missed parcel which I re-ordered, I have done a lot of different works. In case of SRX600 I began the suspension maintenance. As the front fork was rebuilt earlier, the next point was wheels bearings replacement. I’ve bought and changed them all.
The Rotor nut and lock washers suddenly arrived in the second half of the July 2013. Maybe this sounds ill, but in Ukraine it is normal situation, when you couldn’t find the part you need even at local dealers, whereas ordered parts could gone into oblivion for months.
The Rotor nut must be tightened with 120Nm and you need to use special rotor holder. I had no OEM holder at hand, and it seemed like no one from “friendly” mechanics had it. Construction of original holder seemed a bit less useful as I wished, so I just designed and made my own holder.
My holder operated as follows: It used the same three threaded rotor’s holes which needed to pull it (the rotor) off. I bought three studs, three round high nut and three ordinary high nuts. They were all tightened into rotor like it shown on this picture:
Then from the piece of 3mm steel I cut the holder and made four holes in it. Three of them are for studs and one – for manipulating with rotor nut. That moment it seemed to me, that I need the holder for a single use, so I made it rough from first piece of metal I could found in my garage corner.
Then I did some preparations to engine installation, such like frame and hardware washing and cleaning. In July 21, 2013, only a couple days after I’ve got delayed and much anticipated parts, the engine was installed into frame and SRX600 began to looked like a bike again.
To be continued.