bike won't start after gear change

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#31 Post by skyrider » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:59 pm

the online price might be cheap nasty replicas, find out the name on both items and see if they are the same
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#32 Post by Mr Fro » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:51 pm

shamg wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:34 pm
The piston appears fine and goes up and down as intended when I pump the kickstart. How much are new valves usually for these? I rang up a local bike shop today and they quoted me £50 but also looked online and saw them for sale at £15, so is the bike shop trying to rip me off or is the online one too good to be true?
What bike?

I recently bought a new valve direct from Kawasaki for around £25.

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#33 Post by shamg » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:14 pm

1988 Suzuki Dr125

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#34 Post by Mr Fro » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:47 am

£22.75 for an intake valve, £35.82 for an exhaust valve from Suzuki.

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#35 Post by shamg » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:15 pm

Hello again it’s been a while but all parts arrived and have finally got round to reassembling engine. I have installed the camshaft in place but when I pump the kickstart it doesn’t spin? Do I need to attach it to something at the bottom? I only ever took off the top end of the bike

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#36 Post by shamg » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:55 pm

I have removed this cover at the side and I assume what I’ve circled is the clutch and I hook the chain on behind this. I have removed the central retaining bolt but can’t get it off. Am i missing something?
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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#37 Post by megawatt » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:40 pm

Why don't you buy a workshop manual ?
Bike work, I come to you and you can learn to do it yourself click the link below for more info
http://themotorbikeforum.co.uk/viewtopi ... 5&p=949652

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#38 Post by Snod Blatter » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:02 pm

The clutch is on the other side mate. What are you trying to do again?
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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#39 Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:30 pm

shamg wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:55 pm
I have removed this cover at the side and I assume what I’ve circled is the clutch and I hook the chain on behind this. I have removed the central retaining bolt but can’t get it off. Am i missing something?
No that is NOT the clutch . That is the rotor on the Alternator ( Generator )

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#40 Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:38 pm

Don't loose the plot now . If you come through this and that bike fires up , you will have made a giant leap forward on your journey to becoming a motorcycle mechanic . This is how all us older blokes learned . The hard way ! Good luck . Oh yeah , get a bloody manual . 😁

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#41 Post by TimR » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:47 pm

Have you aligned all the timing marks ,? .... :popcorn:
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#42 Post by shamg » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:41 am

Ah I understand now thanks for replies, the cam chain has come off the cog that sits behind the alternator so I was just making sure I was doing the right thing by taking it off. Once it’s sorted I can match up the timing marks and such from there?

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#43 Post by shamg » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:42 am

Oh and I’ve got a manual but it’s a digital version and has been photocopied so some of it is difficult to make out lol

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Re: bike won't start after gear change

#44 Post by shamg » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:53 pm

Finally got bike running thank you to everyone who helped