What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by TimR » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:30 pm

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:47 pm

Took Bridget out for her first official ride :yay: , adjusted her brakes and lubed her chain then took her out round the local streets for ten minutes :thumb: , brakes need a bit more tweeking but all is good and she pulls well good strong engine in her, only ordered the parts for the starter and a sparkplug, the sidestand will have to wait as the footrest will need changing which will need the exhaust to be removed, so for now while everything else is okay i can live without a sidestand :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by elwon20 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:15 pm

Fixed clocks on Mrs' new bike not getting power when ignition is switched off. And installed (but not yet tested) her a gear indicator (at her request).

Next is tank grips, and adjustable footpegs. And she's all done for now!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:24 pm

I love it when I can post in here :-)

Today I changed the oil and the oil filter on my bike. I intended to change the air filter too but when taking the full tank off I could not stop the fuel dripping out of the ‘out pipe’ and I had just filled it up (lesson learned) so could not tilt it to stop it dripping so abandon ship on that. I did learn that although the manual says to undo the two bolts holding the tank at the back it is easier to take the frame they are bolted into out than get to those two bolts.
Then I try to change the rear brake light switch. That was tough and the connector/wires seemed to have joined together in corrosion causing for the wire from the batter to the connector (bike side as opposed to switch side) has snapped. Now I have to mend that, do I have to run new wire from wherever it comes from to that connector or can I extend what is there using another connector or chocolate block? I’ll ask in pitstop at some point.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:31 pm

James in Brum wrote:
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I love it when I can post in here :-)

Today I changed the oil and the oil filter on my bike. I intended to change the air filter too but when taking the full tank off I could not stop the fuel dripping out of the ‘out pipe’ and I had just filled it up (lesson learned) so could not tilt it to stop it dripping so abandon ship on that. I did learn that although the manual says to undo the two bolts holding the tank at the back it is easier to take the frame they are bolted into out than get to those two bolts.
Then I try to change the rear brake light switch. That was tough and the connector/wires seemed to have joined together in corrosion causing for the wire from the batter to the connector (bike side as opposed to switch side) has snapped. Now I have to mend that, do I have to run new wire from wherever it comes from to that connector or can I extend what is there using another connector or chocolate block? I’ll ask in pitstop at some point.
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As much as a faf on that it will be I'd probably opt for replacing the wire somewhere that is easy to get to as it looks bloody tight there so chase it back and splice in a new bit so you have piece of mind that its not likely to fail for a while
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:35 pm

Thanks Rich. Will do. Probably when I do a spring time take it all off and apart to see how it works an clean it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:46 pm

Nice work James , your confidence as a mechanic seems to be growing apace . One thing though . You mentioned that when you disconnected the tank that petrol was pissing out . Two reasons spring to mind as to why that happened . One , the vacuum operated tap is stuck open and two , you have the tap ( if there is one ) set on Prime . I don't know the exact set up on a ZZR without looking it up but it shouldn't have happened .

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:51 pm

Okay @fastbob regardijh at tap there was something that looked like a button was pushed in by the seat being in place but could not see any turning style tap stop cock type thing.
I’ll go through the manual a bit more and see what I can work out.
There is not an exposed tap to be able to put on reserve or anything like that.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:57 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Okay @fastbob regardijh at tap there was something that looked like a button was pushed in by the seat being in place but could not see any turning style tap stop cock type thing.
I’ll go through the manual a bit more and see what I can work out.
There is not an exposed tap to be able to put on reserve or anything like that.
Ok , must be entirely automatic . Do you have a reserve switch though ?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:57 pm

Glad to see you had an expert on hand.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:18 pm

anyway good to see that you have the forelady on the job as well :)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:19 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:57 pm
James in Brum wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Okay @fastbob regardijh at tap there was something that looked like a button was pushed in by the seat being in place but could not see any turning style tap stop cock type thing.
I’ll go through the manual a bit more and see what I can work out.
There is not an exposed tap to be able to put on reserve or anything like that.
Ok , must be entirely automatic . Do you have a reserve switch though ?
Not that I know of, I have the lights blink at me to say I have low fuel and I go get some. I’ll go through the owners book and manual tomorrow to make sense of it. The air filter I will do once I take a load of fuel out by riding and I will take pictures of what I find when I get to it :-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:20 pm

That’s my wee lass, she is ace and I want her to grow up thinking that she can do this sort of stuff :-) she loves it, mostly because she likes her overalls :-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:19 pm
fastbob wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:57 pm
James in Brum wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Okay @fastbob regardijh at tap there was something that looked like a button was pushed in by the seat being in place but could not see any turning style tap stop cock type thing.
I’ll go through the manual a bit more and see what I can work out.
There is not an exposed tap to be able to put on reserve or anything like that.
Ok , must be entirely automatic . Do you have a reserve switch though ?
Not that I know of, I have the lights blink at me to say I have low fuel and I go get some. I’ll go through the owners book and manual tomorrow to make sense of it. The air filter I will do once I take a load of fuel out by riding and I will take pictures of what I find when I get to it :-)
You do have a vacuum operated tap and the design of the internals is the same as my ER5 and is therefore unreliable. Let me know if and when you get to it because I know how to fix them .

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by JRH » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:25 am

fastbob wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:57 pm
James in Brum wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Okay @fastbob regardijh at tap there was something that looked like a button was pushed in by the seat being in place but could not see any turning style tap stop cock type thing.
I’ll go through the manual a bit more and see what I can work out.
There is not an exposed tap to be able to put on reserve or anything like that.
Ok , must be entirely automatic . Do you have a reserve switch though ?
It may be the same as in My GPX. The fuel tap is a vacuum operated unit but there is a prime facility which on the GPX was a button at the rear of the fuel “tap”. So fuel will run out if the button is pressed. Or the unit may just be knackered.

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