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I have learned to wear gloves while i wrench on anything since my wife would kill me for ruining the kitchen sink
If she doesn't let you wash parts in the kitchen, use the oven to heat parts, and use the stove to boil calipers - maybe a replacement is in order :)

I know, easy for a widower to say...

Boiled caliper in the kitchen in a high-dollar German stainless pot:

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Welcome to the "brotherhood". This website will be a huge resource for you, in at least two ways.
First, there is a ton of relevant information that has been accumulated from previous discussions, available by using the search function found at the top of the page. Or, you will often have better results by doing a Google search, adding "Access Norton" and the key words related to your question. This will help you answer the easy questions, and often will help you ask a better question if you are still stumped.
Second, there a few old farts on this site who know a couple of things about Nortons and are willing to share.
a FEW??
 
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Enough He's chewing in the bait, Saturday we'll have him hooked THEN we can tell him the bad stuff LOL

Good plan, either u know or will get acquainted with the tranny asap
Dan1950:
My point is, this is something that can't be judged by outward appearances. Unless the bike has reliable documentation of the replacement of the layshaft bearing, preferably with the roller bearing upgrade, you are rolling the dice if you ride the bike without going into the gearbox.
 
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These degreasing machines can be found in many kitchens
Last time I tried this it made a right mess of the parts, basically came out corroded. Comnoz said its the drying cycle, rather than the washing cycle, that causes this. So if you have a dishwasher that has a long drying cycle, probably best to take the parts out before that cycle.
 

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Last time I tried this it made a right mess of the parts, basically came out corroded. Comnoz said its the drying cycle, rather than the washing cycle, that causes this. So if you have a dishwasher that has a long drying cycle, probably best to take the parts out before that cycle.
Actually, I think it's the caustic stuff in the detergent that causes aluminum to oxidize so badly. I washed some parts of a meat grinder in my dish washer once and they came out covered with a nasty grey film. Took hours to scrub them clean again. Then I read the manual and it said NOT DISHWASHER SAFE. Oops.
 

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Actually, I think it's the caustic stuff in the detergent that causes aluminum to oxidize so badly. I washed some parts of a meat grinder in my dish washer once and they came out covered with a nasty grey film. Took hours to scrub them clean again. Then I read the manual and it said NOT DISHWASHER SAFE. Oops.
But some folks report good results… so what are we dishwasher luddites gettin’ wrong ?
 

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Last time I tried this it made a right mess of the parts, basically came out corroded. Comnoz said its the drying cycle, rather than the washing cycle, that causes this. So if you have a dishwasher that has a long drying cycle, probably best to take the parts out before that cycle.
The head and rocker box are fine
But the timing cover I put in there came out really weird
Had like an oil in puddle hue to it !
 

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If anything like my dishwasher, there's a salt reservoir that regularly needs replenishing. It softens the water for the dishwasher detergent. Can't do some metals much good. Maybe empty that out and try it. I'll stick to a rag and Autosol. :)
 

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But some folks report good results… so what are we dishwasher luddites gettin’ wrong ?
Aluminum should not go in the dishwasher. Maybe it is the drying cycle, but I have had a few aluminum kitchen items oxidize nastily so I don't do that any longer.
 
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Aluminum pans can suffer from some serious damage if placed in a dishwasher. There are two main reasons behind this— the intense heat the dishwasher uses to clean dishes and the corrosive dishwater detergent used by the dishwasher. The surface of an aluminum pan is too delicate and usually can’t withstand the combination of these two factors within the dishwasher.
Many dishwashing companies have now been asked to eliminate the use of phosphates in their mixture as per the legislation in many states. A huge benefit of phosphates being added in dishwashing soaps is its ability to protect the surface of metals.
 
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Are you guys not afraid of destroying your home's plumbing by washing bike parts in your dishwasher? lol
 
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Not sure if I should create a new post or if its ok to just post here but I've noticed the bottom of the right tanks paint flaking off and the smell of gasoline. My garage also started to smell like gasoline. At first I thought this just goes with the territory of owning a older motorcycle but wanted to confirm on here. If I do have a gasolline leak from the tank or somewhere else, anyone have any good pointers on how to find the leak?
 
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It's not unusual (Cheers, Tom!) to smell gas/petrol, especially if it's a hot day as the tank isn't airtight.

But if you do suspect a leak, proceed with caution.
 
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It's not unusual (Cheers, Tom!) to smell gas/petrol, especially if it's a hot day as the tank isn't airtight.

But if you do suspect a leak, proceed with caution.

Might be a pinhole on the bottom side of the tank =( Checked the petcock and seems to be ok. In other news the right muffler started smoking during idles at red light. Nothing when starting cold just when the bike is warm and after a couple of miles. And so my journey begins lol. At least she goes, just embarrassing at red lights when it starts smoking lol.

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