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Re: Bike problems and Owners knowledge......

Originally Posted by proto
Might be good to put this kind of thing in a Google Docs spreadsheet.

Honda Blackbird:
- cam chain tensioner, like other hondas
- R/R like other Hondas
- Test port on the loom from the factory is taped up and corrodes, causing electrical gremlins
- Stator issues
- gets hot fast, overheating is common if everything isn't in good shape
- linked brakes, bit of extra complexity to keep an eye on
Oxygen sensor, expensive little bastard. Known to go in m. Brings up an f1 fault. Can cause the bike to surge at low revs.
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Gsxr k3 600
6 years.

Front brakes need to be kept clean. And headlight connection burnt out.

Dampers need to be refilled every once and a while. Use lightest fork oil you can get. They work perfectly if not full of air

Besides that all consumables.
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Old 23rd August 2014, 10:37 AM #33
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Re: Bike problems and Owners knowledge......

Blackbird again .all models , feed and return pipes to oil cooler corrode in wet conditions and they fail.oil is dumped out of them under pressure at an alarming rate. Charging system faults can be bad earths as well as reg rec.
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Suzuki Sv650s 1999-2002.

Cam chain can make ticking/slapping sound due to cam chain tensioners being slow to pick up. To fix k3 tensioners seem to fit and do the job.


Can loose the front cylinder in heavy rain due spark plug getting wet. Simple cheap fix get a fender.
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This thread is rendered useless by the clutter of prejudice posts yd have to wade through to get somethin useful.
re changing out the speedo sensor on an RSV, the Radionics part is half the oem price, tho it needs a slight mod to fit
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Older K series thous have the FI light on. The exhaust valve is probably cooked leading to the plastic actuator gear stripping . Ditch the valve with a slip on and link pipe and if you need it get a remap and do the ECU Brown wire hack and your brother Bob has been shagging your sister etc
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Sell your zx12r.....
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Re: Bike problems and Owners knowledge......

Be careful buying used Panigales... Many (including mine) had clocks changed under warranty due to fogging of the screen. This reset the mileage back to zero. I had 4.5k on mine when I changed them and sold it with 700km on new set. I was honest about it
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Honda deauville 650 fuel pump contacts fail. Side of road fix to get you home = disconnect fuel pipe from outlet of pump and attach to fuel tap outlet to gravity feed fuel to carbs. David silver spares stocks replacement pump contacts 32euro inc p&p. Solder 1 wire, other a screwdriver job.
Molygrease shaft and drive splines every new back tyre.

Deauv 700. Shoot the design engineer. Rear wheel removal is a major pain. Chopper, if you know a way to take back wheel out without removing right pannier panel to allow rear caliper to move away enough (without disconnecting brake hose) for wheel removal please post.
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Good thread! Mine are more general / good practice than cures but here goes. 92 Sportster 1200 5 speed solid mount /carb- the old unreliable ain't so bad looking at this lot. Always use threadlock, a stick of it is cheap in halfords and does the job. Use MLS headgaskets for fit and forget if the heads are off, esp if they're getting modded. Seal up engine cases / faces with hylomar. Use ngk plugs and mine is happy on halfords 20/50 oil. Battery world does a good cheaper alternative to 160 euro harley battery. If lower rear suspension is being fitted use LED bulbs, they take shock better. Barnett carbon fibre replacement clutches are unforgiving and heavy, they dont work with clutch ease devices so go standard hd or upgrade to scorpion kit (v.expensive)if you want a light clutch.
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Re: Bike problems and Owners knowledge......

Originally Posted by chopper
Id be more worried bout the varedaro stories of the gennie heating so much it end up blowing the front rocker cover off. ! The fjr is a linkage issue , 3 bearings are easy enough to grease but the front one requires a fookin huge strip. Fairings/rad/full echaist etc etc .huer of a job. You can do a grease nipple mod .
Most cbrs tensioners had recalls .
Dont get me started on fecking beemers ffs
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Bandit 600

Exhaust link pipe rots.can buy it.
Front calipur pins need reular greasing.
Engine head oil return pipes corrode. Expensive fix
Srocket carrier bearing goes. Cheap fix
Front mudguard too short.
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Shld be split into manufacture
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2004-2009 ZX-10R's. The valve spring retainers have a nasty habit of exploding into small metal pieces. Only seem to happen on the intake side, and older models are worse than newer ones. They retainers changed in 2008 to a thicker version, but they are compatible with older bikes and are a good choice for replacement.

Unless you drop a valve, there isn't any way to know if this has happened. Doesn't make any noticeable amount of noise like you might expect.

http://www.zx-10r.net/forum/f28/brok...im-310281.html
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