the 919 stem is press fit, i thought the sp1 was threaded
This would explain why a rosebud torch and a 20 ton press wouldn't budge the stem out last night, but doesn't explain why bigassbertha didn't mention this yesterday, and that he had a similar pain in the ass experience attempting to "press" the stem out. Jeez dude, I hope I didn't ruin the damn triple. It did move enough to loosen the dust cover ever so slightly...it's not bent, but I may have ruined the threads inside...all I can say is F**K!
u DON'T have enough threads to make it work w/o some fabbing...
I'm assuming you're talking about the top threads now. Yes, as long as I can get the stem up out of the bottom triple enough, I think I can figure something out. It just seems like I need about 3/8ths of an inch for the race to sit on the machined surface of the stem rather than floating around the threads. If I get the stem out this far, then I was going to drill and set screw through the bottom triple. If the race gets down on the machined portion of the stem, then I should have enough thread to lock down the bearings. Have you guys been just letting the race kinda float around the threaded portion?
if bill said $600, that's a better price than i got ...but i asked about making everything bolt on (ign/lamp etc.) and he does need a donor front end.
I never thought I would have to resort to this, but after last nights attempt, I am now considering this alternative. My buddy WAS going to take my triple over to another shop today with a 30 or 50 ton press to give that a try first. Obviously that isn't going to happen now, so I'll try spinning that sucker out tonight. If that doesn't work, then this may be the route I'll take. So he (bill) would the RC forks and the 919 triple?
the lamp mount to the H bracket which only requires 4 holes, 2 in the bottom of the upper triple and 2 on the top of the lower triple...you can drill them yourself...not a big deal.
Yeah, seems like it shouldn't be...this is exactly what I was thinking of doing...just hadn't got there yet.
the ignition is a bit of a bitch and the gauge cluster, you're on your own to figure somethin out.
Bitch to get off? Or bitch to mount? If the bolt holes line up in the same place on the triple, then it should work fine by hogging out the hole a little more, but again...haven't got there yet. Yeah, the guage cluster looks a bit tricky...I have to get to that phase of the project first though. What about zip ties and duct tape?
last thing, if i had 5 stems turned to help smooth out this conversion, is that something you or anyone else might be interested in?
I was thinking of posting this same question. If I haven't damaged my lower triple, and the price is right, then yes. In conversations with machinist buddies though, it seemed like it would be expensive, but no prices were actually discussed.
Thanks RD for the input, and sorry about the heebies...just try not to think about it.