The rebuild of the 654 is progressing slowly. I am still dismantling various parts and cleaning them. What I have noticed, and what I think is really impressive, is that so far I have not damaged one nut or bolt.
This bike is 35 years old. I have had a number of Japanese bikes over the years and any maintenance with those inevitably lead to rounded off bolts, or cross-headed screws that simply disolved under the screw-driver. Some people dismiss the 4 cylinder Benellis as being merely copies of Hondas, but everything I have seen so far indicates that they are much better built than Hondas. I can't believe that any Japanese bolts would have been this well behaved.
Am I just lucky or is this normal for Benellis ?
A nice pair of nellies
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
A bit like a Z25 then.
Fair point, but I have had to undo some pretty reluctant bolts on this bike, and I keep expecting the head to fail, but it never does. Perhaps I am being unfair to Honda. I think my worst experiences were with Yamahas and Suzukis ( I've never owned a Kawasaki ).
My anti Honda bias could be because a lot of people dismiss these Benellis as being merely copies of the contemporary Honda models, but I think they took a good design and made it better.
I've just gained another full assortment of Tornado tre nuts and bolts.
Last edited by klinkerstinker; 07-24-2014 at 01:48 AM.
You really need the JIS screwdivers for the Japanese Philips type head. A regular philips screwdriver just cams out of them. I use the JIS on everything philips now they work much better.