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Spent some money today! .. Not a lot!

Post by KiwiBob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 pm

Well, I've just spent £400 buying this! .. just under 9,000 miles and mot till July next year.
Runs fine but the engine has a bit of a rattle and fork seals will need doing.

Should give me something to do over the winter.
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Post by husoi » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:39 pm

Nice one :thumb:
All my food only eat vegetables. So, I'm an indirect vegetarian :cool:

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Post by KiwiBob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:40 pm

The guy I bought it from spent £350 in August for a service, (replace fuel tap, carbs stripped and cleaned, float needles, fuel pipe, air filter, oil filter and spark plugs) .. My only concern is that on the invoice it states "Engine has loud noise coming from the top end, possibly valve clearances". .. We'll have to see.

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Post by husoi » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:42 pm

250 quid just for that???
I'm on the wrong profession... :tumble:
All my food only eat vegetables. So, I'm an indirect vegetarian :cool:

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Post by KiwiBob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:06 pm

husoi wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:42 pm
250 quid just for that???
I'm on the wrong profession... :tumble:
Labour charges were £50/hour.

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Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:07 pm

That's cheating ! That bike is mint . I paid £300 for this thing .
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Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:08 pm

KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Well, I've just spent £400 buying this! .. just under 9,000 miles and mot till July next year.
Runs fine but the engine has a bit of a rattle and fork seals will need doing.

Should give me something to do over the winter.
ER5.jpg
Could I recommend a manual Cam Chain Tensioner .

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Post by KiwiBob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:20 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:08 pm
KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Well, I've just spent £400 buying this! .. just under 9,000 miles and mot till July next year.
Runs fine but the engine has a bit of a rattle and fork seals will need doing.

Should give me something to do over the winter.
ER5.jpg
Could I recommend a manual Cam Chain Tensioner .
I'll take all the recommendations I can get! .. I know absolutely nothing about ER5's.

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Post by KiwiBob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:15 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:07 pm
That's cheating ! That bike is mint . I paid £300 for this thing .
Its your fault that I bought it! .. After seeing you tackle that I thought I would be brave and give it a try. This just happened to be the nearest one to me that was for sale.

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Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:04 pm

KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:20 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:08 pm
KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Well, I've just spent £400 buying this! .. just under 9,000 miles and mot till July next year.
Runs fine but the engine has a bit of a rattle and fork seals will need doing.

Should give me something to do over the winter.
ER5.jpg
Could I recommend a manual Cam Chain Tensioner .
I'll take all the recommendations I can get! .. I know absolutely nothing about ER5's.
Just ask . I rebuilt one a couple of years ago and I'm rebuilding another one at the moment .

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Post by KiwiBob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:16 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:04 pm
KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:20 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:08 pm


Could I recommend a manual Cam Chain Tensioner .
I'll take all the recommendations I can get! .. I know absolutely nothing about ER5's.
Just ask . I rebuilt one a couple of years ago and I'm rebuilding another one at the moment .
I've posted a video of the engine "rattle" on the ER5UK facebook page(I can't get it to load on here) .. I'd value your opinion on what may be the cause.

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Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:52 pm

KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:16 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:04 pm
KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:20 pm


I'll take all the recommendations I can get! .. I know absolutely nothing about ER5's.
Just ask . I rebuilt one a couple of years ago and I'm rebuilding another one at the moment .
I've posted a video of the engine "rattle" on the ER5UK facebook page(I can't get it to load on here) .. I'd value your opinion on what may be the cause.
As I said on the ER5 FB group , the best thing to do is pop the valve cover off and have a good look . The hassle with the ER is that you have to drain and remove part of the cooling system first and sometimes it takes a lot of persuasion to pull the pipes out of the head . You obviously have to remove the tank but the remote fuel tap can also be tricky . On your early model the frame is narrower than mine so removing the valve cover is fiddly too but at least you shouldn't have the clean air system to remove . ( Possibly ) Don't let all this put you off . I'm happy to help if you get stuck .

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Post by KiwiBob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:22 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:52 pm
KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:16 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:04 pm


Just ask . I rebuilt one a couple of years ago and I'm rebuilding another one at the moment .
I've posted a video of the engine "rattle" on the ER5UK facebook page(I can't get it to load on here) .. I'd value your opinion on what may be the cause.
As I said on the ER5 FB group , the best thing to do is pop the valve cover off and have a good look . The hassle with the ER is that you have to drain and remove part of the cooling system first and sometimes it takes a lot of persuasion to pull the pipes out of the head . You obviously have to remove the tank but the remote fuel tap can also be tricky . On your early model the frame is narrower than mine so removing the valve cover is fiddly too but at least you shouldn't have the clean air system to remove . ( Possibly ) Don't let all this put you off . I'm happy to help if you get stuck .
Cheers Bob, I'm in no rush .. I've not passed my test yet! ;)

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Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:25 pm

Bit of a Billy bargain there - well done.
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Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:38 pm

KiwiBob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:15 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:07 pm
That's cheating ! That bike is mint . I paid £300 for this thing .
Its your fault that I bought it! .. After seeing you tackle that I thought I would be brave and give it a try. This just happened to be the nearest one to me that was for sale.
And it's your fault I just bought this ! I want a shiny blue one now . 😁
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