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    Ok, thanks for the info guys. What's the actual procedure for reaming the case? From the little I've read, it sounded like I would need to bring it to a machinist.

    Also, does anyone know if that Motofaction parts list is correct?
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    No machinist needed. I used to do them with a die grinder with mounted stone but now I do what most of the fellers here do - use a dremel flap wheel in a variable speed drill.

    Hint: refit the old oil seal as a depth stop for whatever tool you decide to use. You don't want to enlarge the oilseal side of the hole.
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    By a variable speed drill, do you just mean a normal handheld electric drill whose speed can be changed, or something else?

    Also, just to confirm, I have a manual tensioner, correct?
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    Yeah, that's what I mean. You don't really want a high drill speed for this .... but careful use of a fixed speed drill will still work.

    Your 79 will be manually tensioned.
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    Most of the Motofaction data is based on that which is in the WIKI (link below). JC owns that site, and frequently updates his site to include tips and information that may not be in the WIKI. It's like another backbone to house all the great help sections in case one side falls away. Can't have enough pictures and dedicated information!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CXPHREAK View Post
    use a dremel flap wheel in a variable speed drill.
    Dremel tool nr. 504 and the HowToDo

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    Ok, that looks doable.

    I just drained the oil, and there were some metal flecks (although not a ton), so that's not a great sign. We'll see what happens.

    What I'm currently stuck on is removing the hbox. There isn't enough room to get it past the brake pedal, but according to the manual, I shouldn't have to remove the brake pedal. What am I doing wrong? I'm taking the headers and hbox off together, since I couldn't get them to separate.

    Thanks!
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    Disconnect the rear brake rod at the rear wheel. This will allow you to push the pedal down against the return spring on the pedal far enough to move the pipe.

    But I generally remove the return spring and the pedal hangs to the floor out of the way.
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    Weird, I removed the return spring and the pedal is staying in the same spot. I guess I'll disconnect it at the rear wheel as well.
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    The brake pedal and stand pivots are some of the most neglected parts on a CX. It may need pulling out, cleaning and regreasing and while the exhaust is off is an ideal time to do all 3.

    I usually find them dry and partially seized. Having initially done them I try to do one of them at each service.
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