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  Topic: Exup valve cables.

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 am   Subject: Exup valve cables.
This is the company i use when i need new cables making up, or amendments making to existing ones...

quality cables, all properly silver ...
  Topic: How to install the inlet rubbers?

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:57 am   Subject: How to install the inlet rubbers?
main air jets are not removeable

if you spray carb cleaner down it it should come out of 2 places

1st is the carb venturi, it should come out past the needle

2nd place is inside the float bow ...

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PostForum: Lounge Bar   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:55 pm   Subject: DIY SERVICE FACILITY IN NORTH MANCHESTER
best of luck with it all, i used to help out in one in coventry many years ago, dont let people take the piss with your tools, or your time...

DIY means you do it and get to make it cheap...doesnt ...

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:12 pm   Subject: SPARK PLUG TOOL
Magnetic spark plug sockets are what you need...wonderous things!
  Topic: LED Sled

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:41 am   Subject: LED Sled
im going to try one on my zxr400 when it all gets put back together, you need the heatsink + fan ones, about 3000 or so lumens will do it, the only issues ive seen are reg/rec issues due to the decrea ...
  Topic: Engine in or out(valve shim)

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:34 am   Subject: Engine in or out(valve shim)
easiest way to do the cam timing is to use a bit of marker pen/nail polish and put a tiny mark on your chain and on your cams, as long as you dont then rotate your crank (which you should be able to d ...
  Topic: Fuel pump

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:31 am   Subject: Fuel pump
never known one to fail on a race bike with a stripped down loom...

the diaphragm pumps cant pump against a pressure gradient anyways, so they cut out if the back pressure gets too high (i.e. your ...
  Topic: Fuel pump

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:25 am   Subject: Fuel pump
i would keep the pump, its a big bike and it drinks a fair bit of juice, you dont necessarily have to run the relay if you want, you can just have it wired in to a switched live feed.

as for your s ...
  Topic: Slave clutch Piston

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:06 am   Subject: Slave clutch Piston
grease gun is magic by the way...8000psi of joy...just remember to change your bleed nipple for a proper fitting grease nipple or else you will have a right bastard of a time getting it off/crying whe ...
  Topic: Requesting Advice from the Experts - Valve Clearance(s)

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:53 am   Subject: Requesting Advice from the Experts - Valve Clearance(s)
you are on the limit for the intakes and just over the limit on some of the exhaust valves.

as you already have access to the top of the engine i would go one size down on all your exhausts to brin ...
  Topic: bubbling in expansion tank

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:43 am   Subject: bubbling in expansion tank
if its the head gasket, then bubbling in the expansion bottle is one sign, another can be if the level in your expansion bottle is always going down.

not too difficult to change, the part is about ...
  Topic: EXUP valve rattle and missing bush

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:06 am   Subject: EXUP valve rattle and missing bush
any local engineering company will be able to make you a new phosphor-bronze bush for about 20, you can get exacting tolerances then as well so you eliminate as much of the rattle as possible.
  Topic: starter solenoid loud clicking noise

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:16 am   Subject: starter solenoid loud clicking noise
when you bridge the starter contacts (say with an insulated spanner in your hand) you are sending power directly to the starter motor from the battery.

as your motor doesnt turn when you do this yo ...
  Topic: Coventry MotoFest 2017

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PostForum: Lounge Bar   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:38 pm   Subject: Coventry MotoFest 2017
Hi guys, i assume you are all coming down to this years coventry motofest, 3rd and 4th of june 2017...if you dont you might miss out on your only time to see a 5million race-winning motogp bike being ...
  Topic: Seat Cover

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PostForum: Workshop   Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:19 am   Subject: Seat Cover
Jay- Breather hose is a good point, noticed there wasn't on on the rocker but it looks OK.

Stig- I always put a smear of sealant on rubber gaskets but will take extra notice around the half moons. ...
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