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JustWing proudly fixes repairs from other shops, or Wing that someone took apart, and they need put back together.

This Wing is in for an engine noise that developed recently. It had major transmission repair 9,000 ago at a Honda dealer. It was shipped from VA.

Anytime someone ships their Wing to me, I always recommend Keyboard. They specializing in only 2 things. Shipping pianos and m/c's. The pictures below show their special rack/dolly, that they had designed, made, and hold patients on. The rack sits on its frame while in transit. Then they lift the rack with a huge pry-bar, the wheels spring down into a locked position, they roll it onto the lift gate, and lower it to the ground. Then they use the lift gate to retract the wheels, set the frame on the ground, un-strap, and push it off. In one picture there is a vertical bar. Those are attached to the rack and protect the m/c from anything, like a piano, from being pushed up against it. They used to on ship west of the Mississippi; however, they now ship to California too.
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When this Wing came in, and after test riding it, I described this noise as a "growl in all gears during deceleration with clutch in or out." I should also say that the growl was most quiet when riding in a natural position. Move head forward and it was loudest, move head rearward and it was less noisy then more forward and much louder then in the natural position. After the test ride I wrote on the work order "might be coming from final drive.

Next I put it on its center stand, started it and put it in 1st gear. The growl was very present, and with a stethoscope it sounded like it was coming from the final drive. With the engine off and in 'N', if the rear tire was turned by hand, and it could be heard as well as felt from the final drive. After removing the drain-plug and inspecting for metal fragments and only finding the normal gray like putty, is it a final drive problem, or is it all channeling from the drive-shaft, or engine. Humm ... just had a trans repair, noise louder more forward, can feel and hear noise in final drive, but no metal shavings ... what the heck !!!

So the final drive had to come out to separate it from the rest. Nothing could be found with the drive shaft, but if I spun the final drive one-way, sure enough, there was a noise. Also, nothing could be felt when spinning the engine's output shaft in 'N.'

So the customer, expecting to pay for a transmission repair all over again, agreed to have the final drive replaced with a trike take-off, and re-test ride to see if all or some of the noise is gone. Unfortunanly with some symptoms (noises, vibrations, pulls, wind-noises, and water leaks (car)), those repairs are always a process of elimination. Fortunately for this customer, once the final-drive was installed, and after a test ride, no more noise :)

JustWings is beginning to get a lot more out-of-state repairs. In my shop currently is this one that was shipped from VA, a create-motor shipped from MD for trans repair, and next week one is being shipped from CA for an ABS light that remains light.
 
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