Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Broken Drill Bit?
Has anyone else had an EagleMike 'silver and gold' 1/16th inch drill bit fracture when drilling the Torsion spring hole?
I've broken small bits while drilling steel, but this is I believe the first time I've broken while drilling aluminum.
Oh, as of yesterday I finally caught a broken OEM doo spring just in the 'nick of time', so to speak.
Customers 2004, 13,268 miles. Last Serviced 2-11-09, 9800 miles.
Requested Leaky fork seal and EM Doo-Hickey with Torsion spring.
I've yet to personally see a broken doo. Hope I never do.
Here is another tid-bit from the same job. Totally 'weird'.
I removed the rotor bolt, was reaching towards the puller bolt and saw/heard the rotor 'pop-off' the crankshaft taper!!! Thankfully I had the bike leaning to the right.
There was a white powdery stain on the two tapers. About the size of a dime. Almost like a grain of laundry soap mashed onto the shaft. Wiped right off.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting