Friday, May 22, 2009

High Temperature Grease

Thurday, May 21, 2009, at 2:30AM, I want to change the grease on the driven pulley part of my scooter.

The grease that I used is not an ordinary grease, because it has to be stand on a very high heat and corrotion. And that is High Temperature Grease.

Why should I use the high temp grease? Because, the heat that transfered from the engine combustion, the friction of the gearbox and the friction from the cvt it selves is very high. Beside, sometimes water got through into the cvt, so the grease should stand on the corrotion too.

This grease is made from a lithium complex, and that is synthetic grease.

Lets begin the work.

First, loosen and remove the two screws signed with a white arrow with a medium plus (+) srewdriver. Then, remove the black plastic part to safe place.

Second, remove the two bolts signed with a red arrow with a 8mm socket or 8mm T-socket. Remove the 8 bolts signed with a white arrow with a 8mm socket or 8mm T-socket. Then remove the cvt cap to the safe place.

Here is the picture inside the cvt.

Third, remove the nut that hold the front/drive pulley with a 17mm impact wrench or with a 17mm socket and a universal holder if you don't have the impact wrench.

Fourth, remove the nut that hold rear/driven pulley with a 17mm impact wrench or with a 17mm socket and a universal holder.

Fifth, disassemble the front and rear pulley together.

The part that I should replace the grease is the rear/driven pulley especially on the secondary sheave. Before that, I check the clutch.

There no weird condition on the clutch, seems the clutch work very good so I can move on to change the grease.

Dissamble the clutch with a clutch special tools.

Oh almost forgot, from now on I don't give any picture, cause my hand is dirty with dust and grease. So I can not take any picture with my situation from now on.

Here is the continuation of the work:
- Remove the clutch spring seat.
- Remove the sheave cover with a medium minus (-) screwdriver.
- Remove the three push pin with the minus srewdriver.
- Remove the secondary sheave.
- Clean all the grease inside and outside the sheave
- Clean all the grease on the secondary sheave.
- Give a brand new high temp grease onto both of the sheave

Done with it, now put everything up together step by step backward. And don't forget to give a little amount of the grease onto the countershaft.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Testing Gold Class™ Car Wash

Sunday, May 17, 2009, I run out my regular car wash shampoo. So I took my brand new car wash shampoo that I bought about 2 week ago; that is Meguiar's® Gold Class™ Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner

I read on how to instruction on the back. Meguiar's recommend 4 cap bottle mix with 1 gallon water.

Something that messing in my mind is, what is the "Gallon" standar that they use? is it US Liquid or UK or Imperial?
- 1 Gallon = 3.785 Liter (US Liquid)
- 1 Gallon = 4.546 Liter (UK)
- 1 Gallon = 4.546 Liter (Imperial)

Based on this data, which one should I choose? UK and Imperial result the same value, so I bet I should use 4.546 Liter right? Hold on a second, let us read closely the back side instruction. Hm..., they didn't mention any of that. But may be, if I follow the maker of this product I can get preassumption which one should I take.

The bottle had written it made in Holland. It is part of the Europe right and closer to the UK than the US, so they must use the UK Gallon convertion unit.

Ok, lets prepare the bucket and clean it. I've only need about 2 Liter to wash my scooter, so I pour 2 cap of it and mix with water about 2+ Liter.

I Spray the whole paint surface with water and hope that the grime will wash away and the dirt will get softer after I spray on it. I continue washing the paint surface, after that I continue on the other parts that has no paint at all. Spray again with water to dismiss the foam.

Wow, the paint surfaces has repellent the water. The paint shine really great far better than my old car wash shampoo.

This is the best car wash shampoo that I ever had. Oh this product is Biodegradable too, so it is safe for the environment.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Testing Hot Shine™ Tire Gel

Sunday, May 3, 2009, I want to try out the result of Meguiar’s® Hot Shine™ High Gloss Tire Gel on my tire.

I wash my scooter and finish it with the Ultimate Quik Detailer. After that, I shake the Hot Shine bottle and remove the inner seal. I pour the gel onto the sponge and wipe it to the side wall tire surface carefully.

"Be sure not to apply on the tire surface that contact with the road, because it will cause slippery on your tire"

Here is the final result after I applied it to my tire:

As you can see, the result is very dark black and deep gloss, I like it so much. Meguiars recommend to apply second layer for best result, and the second layer must be apply 10 minutes after the first layer.

Lets wait how long this Hot Shine can protect my tire from UV dan rain badly, is it 1 week? Or may be 2 week? Or may be more or less than that. I don't know for sure, but I hope it will last longer than the tire protectant that I used previously. And hope too that dirt and mud doesn't adhere strongly to the tire surface not like my previous protectant, so I can easily clean it.

Almost Complete Detailing Amunition

Saturday, May 2, 2009, I go to buy some of detailing product, I want to complete the list of my consumer line detailing product so I can achieve the finest result of paint detailing.

The product that I buy on saturday is:
- Meguiar's® Gold Class™ Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner
- Meguiar's® ScratchX®
- Meguiar's® Quik Detailer®
- Meguiar's® Ultimate Quik Detailer™
- Meguiar’s® Hot Shine™ High Gloss Tire Gel

All of the product is Meguiar's consumer line. By the way, ScratchX that I buy is still the old one (not ScratchX 2.0) because is hasn't out right now in my country, still on shipping.

And here it is, all of the product that I have right now.

Complete? No, not yet. I still hasn't:
- Meguiar’s® Gold Class™ Bug & Tar Remover
- Meguiar’s® PlastX™ Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish
- Meguiar’s® Smooth Surface® Replacement Clay

Last thing that I want is DeWalt DW849 Heavy-Duty 7"/9" Electronic Variable Speed Polisher.