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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Oigy

    Oigy Owner of many bikes, keeper of few :( Premium Member

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    Yes handy for buzzing about the place but lacking the CVT transmission and also the lock up luggage capacity, but :) if you need to, they certainly are a lot easier to work on, let alone the accessibility of **** hidden under the body work. Was out with a mate on the scoots today, his Baby Burger refused to start after a short stop, and just to FIND the battery, let alone get at any vital bits on the wiring harness was impossible, so, call for the rescue wagon :( Now if that had been a postie, would have been a whole different scenario :) IMG_20200301_122144.jpg
     
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    Oigy Owner of many bikes, keeper of few :( Premium Member

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    I think my very first ride was on a CT90, in the dirt on a farm, the next one was on a CB250 about 1965 vintage and from that I went to a 80cc pressed tin framed Suzuki 2 stroke, did not have it long, killed it and bought my first bike a NEW 80cc 2 stroke Yamaha, very similar to the Suzuki but new, had the rubber pads on the tank and all, was a lovely little machine :) Yeah weather is a bit iffy for bike, but we sure need the wet stuff eh?
     
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    decide to replace the fork seals on the Spada today. Someone had already attempted the job some time ago and buggered one of the bottom bolts that go up from the axle hole. Had to smash an extended t45 torx bit into it. Fortunately it came out but new bolts will be required. It would have been messy to get out if the torx bit didn't work.
     
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    Forgot to mention that I went to bolt my calipers on the front and found I had rebuilt 2 RH calipers.
    Talk about being a numpty.
    Now I need to get another seal kit so I can refurbish the correct one for the LHS


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    Me too. Great little jigger on the farm (trail version as in sample pic). I would buy a postie bike too, but not for the stupid money people are asking. I'm waiting for the "VTR250 effect" to kick in and then I'll buy one for milk run duties etc.

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    Well, I didn’t think $500 was too bad considering it looks all there and against what others are asking for really rubbish bikes
     
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    It arrive home today. The central fairing is Brocken around the mounts but other than that it looks pretty clean.
    I have been told the 18k on the clock is probably original but we will see.
    From what I have read these things are pretty hard to kill.
    Might try to get it running during the week while the other half watches MAFS.

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    Showing your age now Andy, going to a step through. :lolsign:
     
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    All I need now is a white helmet and a high vis vest and I can give some of my bills to others who may be feeling left out :)

    The better half is feigning some interest in it.. now that would be a sight.. I have seen he on a push bike and that was scary...lol
     
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    Fixed (temporarily) the earth cable on the battery (some numpty had cut it rather then unplugging the bullet connector) made sure it had plenty of charge (all 6 volts) and cranked the Postie bike over a few times then bingo... she fired up nicely.
    Blowing a bit of black smoke so the rings might need to free up a little. Might even treat it to a new set of rings and a hone at some stage :)
     
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    Put a tablespoon per litre of diesel in the first tank full. The cleaning agent in Diesel will clean any carbon build up from the rings. Diesel oil in the sump will help too.
     
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    I have run a combination of diesel or kerosene plus shellite plus isopropyl alcohol in the approximate proportions of sea foam added about 10% to total oil volume through an engine for about 20 minutes prior to an oil change, I didn't know about the small addition of diesel to fuel for the cleaning properties - clever

    I've always wondered if a pump system through plug holes then drawn out through the sump with diesel would potentially be a good method to decarbonise rings
     
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    Thanks fellas... the CT is a little difficult to pour much oil into to help free up the rings... the cylinder lays almost horizontal lol
    Could be running very rich as well.. it wont idle so a quick clean of the carby this weekend should add some light there..
    The engine was pretty quiet though... and once it fired the first time it has run again each time I kicked her over which is a good sign. Plus no Start-YA-Bastard used at all
     
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    Hi guys run into a small issue , when putting cams back into the zxr what should the trigger wheel be turned too ? Thanks in advance guys

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    A poor quality picture, but there should an indicator that you line up with "1 4" on the trigger wheel. It is a TDC for those cylinders.
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    I wanted to see just what I had with the Postie bike so this morning I went out and started pulling a few things off... central cover.. that was easy as it is broken where the bolts are.. new one coming...
    Next was the Air cleaner... OMG... obviously something had been living in there at some stage and the actual filter foam was so dense I am surprised the poor little bike even started... (it did struggle).
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    I checked the carbie and it looks to be really clean.. doesnt flood so I have left it alone for now.. maybe the rubber separator will need replacing as it seems a bit hard but that is easy.

    Next was to clean up the Filter housing.. I will most likely put it into the Ultra sonic cleaner tomorrow.. just to really clean it up.
    Need to order a K&N filter for it as well as the plastic housing.. the end cracked off it.
    Lucky they are all still available.

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    Could do with a new chain as well... a number of links are really stiff..

    Then I pulled the plug... well after a few attempts I did... I even broke my 18mm Plug T handle spanner it was in there so tight.

    Man was that thing manky and so out of spec... a good clean up with the wire brush.. a little fine emery and set the gap.
    Screwed her in and bingo.. fires first time every time now... still has a bit of a miss but that might be carby or no air cleaner to speak of.
    Took her for a little spin around the end of the street...front brake needs a lot of work.. lol as do the front shocks (I have a set of seal coming) but other than that it just needs a good tarting up, stupid stickers to remove, chrome to polish up, lights to sort out and then Historic Rego I think.

     
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    @ShaneP that's what I thought but wasn't so sure , thank you

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    Bought a new battery, but I suspect the R/R may be banjaxed I've ordered a new one of them as well, no point in cooking a new the new battery as well.
     
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    I believe the reg/rec needs good voltage to function properly, so it might be ok, anyway.
     
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    Got my 1981 Kawasaki KE175 re rego'd last Thursday and took for a run this morning. It has always run a bit weak on the main jet (it was jetted for leaded fuel, and I have found that the change to Unleaded requires a jet up for good running, bikes or cars) so I changed it for next size up. This resulted in it being slightly too rich in the midrange so dropped the needle one groove and adjusted the air bleed (for idle mixture) out half a turn too. A good run up the hill saw a smoke haze following me until it cleared and she runs sweet and pulls well. Surprizing amount of power for a 175cc.
     
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