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What did you do to your Yamaha today?

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Cutlass84, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Craig B

    Craig B Active Member

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    [QUOTE="Paul Howells, post: 612353, member: 22048] I wonder if I can find an aftermarket snowplow and chains for my XJ.[/QUOTE]

    That i would like to see!!
     
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    In USD...that is $ 6.09 / gallon........ouch
     
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    well, CAD $6/gal which is about USD $4.62/gal

    still.. CAN $1.6/l is crazy. Norway is paying USD $2/l or about USD $7.50/gal
     
  4. Jetfixer

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    Came home from train and noticed the clamp on my dual exhaust on my truck had broke and was hanging down, fixed this and my Seca called to me "ride me" temp was 70 degrees but sun was going down , bike started right up I live in a large neighbor hood rode around several blocks felt so good doubt I will get much in rest of the year, seems like everytime weekend gets here it rains and temps below 50 degrees . Just hope it does not snow anytime soon.
     
  5. joe elliff

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    I bought a new baby today. A much neglected child o’ the 80’s! I’ll need a complete harness before I attempt anything. She was disassembled for the most part and I just kinda put most things back on to see it together
    It’s a true one owner bike as bad as it is
     

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    Been looking at the Carbtune Pro for while, found one on eBay bought it for 85$ got it today but it is cold and pouring rain so will have to wait to see how accurate this is compared to my 4 vacuum gauge manifold . :)
     
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    Did some vacuuming under and around one Yamaha last night and rode to work this morning.
     

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    Bought a second bike for parts. Time to swap engines!
     
  9. Jetfixer

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    Got to play with my new Morgan 4 pro synch tool ,I was not far off worked good . But found the hose actually melted so next time will go to the heavier hose on my vacuum manifold . Took it out for a quick blast ,just wish it was a little warmer out.
     
  10. Richard Elbon

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    Getting ready to pressure wash my barn find gray 82,not raining out yet so get it clean and continue my light cosmetic cleanup.
     

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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Pressure wash? Doesn't seem like a good idea to me. Just straight up garden hose and a healthy application of elbow grease!
     
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    If you don’t know how to use a pressure washer then your way is doable. I do.
     
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    Got a rack off a Yamaha XJR1300 and I am going to make brackets to fit it to my XJ's grab rail. Yamaha Rack.jpg Yamaha XJR1300 Rack.jpg
     
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    Today , well last few days with all the sanding I repainted the xj900f tank for my brat build.

    Dusty shed so might need to sand back with 800 and re-clear but so far so good
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    Nice job! Great pumpkins, too..........
     
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    Moved the lil girl into the corner a bit ago after FINALLY starting the interior walls of the garage. I think 2-3 sheets every couple weeks and the project will be complete mid January at the latest. Then ALL the tanks can find their rightful place on the wall along with other moto related pieces
     

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    So far today... after spending All of yesterday trying to get gasket off the shifter/crankcase cover, finally closed that up! It was maybe a month ago I popped that open to check the springs - but work and two other projects got in the way ('70 F250 & '71 C10)

    I gave up on that worthless Permatex gasket remover and picked up some of their paint remover. With a ventilated, cautious touch, that stuff makes short work of 38-year-old gaskets!

    Now I'm off to the parts store to see if they might have a workable replacement for that vent hose to the airbox. Seems I only need something with one 90-degree bend. Whadyathink, maybe fuel hose? In unfortunate circumstances, oil could get in there right? I'm thinking I need something that's got a bit of resistance to harsher stuff.
     
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    I went and bought insurance today, $396 for a year. Very happy with that.
    It was 10 degrees outside (50 degrees U.S.A.) and sunny
    So I was pumped to go for a ride and... you know how this ends.
    I was 10 minutes from home, a slow uphill aaaand the front washed out and I went down.
    I have never felt like such a big idiot.
    Mechanically the bike is fine, a few new scratches and I'm bruised but no big deal.
    tomorrow it rains so it's back in the garage for now
    :(

    Oh yeah, one more part of the story.
    Before the ride, I sneaked into the wife's Christmas gift storage area and took out my brand new helmet that is my Christmas gift from her this year. And it now has scratches on the side of it.
    I've put it back now in the box. How am I going to act surprised when I open it on the 25th?
     
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    and... new crankcase-t0-airbox vent hose is on!

    Turns out a heater bypass hose (O'reilly part #28460) was what worked. Cut off an inch or so from each end and good to go... It's a thicker hose and tighter fit, but it works!

    Tomorrow... ooh! I might start setting some carb floats! A nice stinky gassy mess that'll be!
     
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    Just came in from getting my parts bike 82 Seca 750 with a flat rear tire,off the flatbed car trailer which is parked on a slight uphill. Wife and I had to pull and strain but got it into the shop. Inventory will determine what parts I’ll keep,the rest for sale.
     

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