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Crankcase breather bent?

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Harvey Thomas, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Harvey Thomas

    Harvey Thomas New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have just bought a 550 maxim here in the UK. Needs some work to get it running right.

    I noticed what looks like a crankcase breather hose bent? Is this what this is? And why would someone do this? Or maybe just a mistake?
     

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    It looks like the side stand switch has been removed and that is part of the wire loom to the switch.
     
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    Awesome guys thanks so much, first bike first big project. Going to be a steep learning curve
     
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    This something to investigate. It is part of the safety system. It keeps you from driving away with the side stand down.
     
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    just to add if sidestand is down when you put bike in gear motor stalls , also when you pull up and park and deploy sidestand motor shuts down.
     
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    Thanks ill look into this, she's arrived and I'm checking everything over 20200629_144055.jpg
     
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    you will want to replace that paper fuel filter with a sintered brass filter paper tends to not work well.

    you can pull the side stand relay to bypass the sidestand untill you can get parts to fix it . it is the one under the seat behind the tool tray. you can see the holder in photo
     
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    Filter in the post, will be sorting that, cleaning tank and syncing carbs.

    Will create a build thread to replace this one
     
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    20200629_144119.jpg I'm assuming this is it?
     
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