This week, I continued organising the shed so I could get to my spanners and made another timelapse video in the process.
Here’s the shed from outside before I started.
A better view of the organised pegboard.
I found a few stray tools that don’t belong on the pegboard – some JIS screwdrivers that belong in the toolbox and a cheap set of spanners I don’t use on vehicles due to poor quality.
This was the mess on the floor in front of the bikes.
I had left a space for this spanner on the pegboard, as I knew it was somewhere nearby!
Sockets in the box of bolts? This is what I end up doing when it starts raining unexpectedly!
This bolt had escaped the box altogether!
Another socket out of place.
With the wayward sockets out of the bolt box I finally was able to close it again.
The stray socket was reunited with is siblings.
More random bits and pieces on the floor.
The bolt box was relocated to the bench without losing the rest of its contents and the side-cutters and sockets left on top of it until they find a more permanent place.
The inside of the shed was slightly more easy to get to again at last!
I even looked a little less cluttered from outside compared to when I started!
With the shed more organised, I started looking more closely at the damage on Khaleesi.
The plates below the front sprocket came off first.
First was a single JIS screw that needed my large JIS driver to remove.
The other mounting bolts were 8mm.
Once the plates were removed, I disconnected the Neutral switch lead connector and the 8mm mounting bolts.
With the bolts removed, the larger part of the cover came straight off.
The part that had broken off was held on by a 10mm nut.
The nut wasn’t all that was holding it in place though. The oil seal around the selector shaft was badly bent out of shape and unusable.
With the oil seal out, it still wouldn’t move!
Some gentle persuasion with a ball peen hammer and a small pry bar soon took care of that.
I don’t own a MIG or TIG welder and I’m not very skilled with my arc/inverter stick welder yet. I also don’t have any aluminium arc welding rods, so I didn’t attempt to weld these aluminium alloy parts back together!
Fortunately, it didn’t look like there was any internal damage other than to the gasket.
I put all the parts and tools aside on a clean scrap of cardboard in front of the bike lift so they are out of the way until the new cover goes on.
Finally, I covered up the remainder of the external shift mechanism with a shop rag.
I’m waiting on a replacement cover, sprocket and chain from Khaleesi’s owner before I can finish work on her, so that’s all for this week.
I’ll continue sorting the bike shed next week. Hopefully some of the parts for Sylvie I’m waiting on will arrive too!