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What did you do to your Yamaha today?

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

  1. turpentyne

    turpentyne Active Member

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    nothing's better than going out a week later thinking you need to fine-tune one lean carb, only to find out... this time it runs purrrrrfectly. huh!?

    As soon as them last couple brake parts show up, I can button 'er up and go for a spin around the block to see what she does!
     
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    Today I installed a blade-style fuse box and relocated it to beneath a side panel so I don’t have to wiggle wires getting at my air filter. The plastic housing adds extra weather proofing I hope.
     

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    Nice... I didn't think to put mine there, I assumed there wouldn't be enough clearance for the plastic side covers and never bothered to check. Everything fits ok?
     
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    The side cover snaps shut alright. It’s a little far from the battery and I didn’t have exactly matching wire so I’m sure it with be a PO discussion topic on this forum in the year 2062!
     
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    I don’t know your setup and I’m sure it’s fine, but I would never put a fuse box under the gas tank in case it ever sparks. I guess I’m just to cautious.
     
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    Mine is mounted pretty much where the original was, I have four pieces of thick hose cut to fit onto the frame and bump the seat up a little higher.
     
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    That’s a pretty neat trick. Probably adds some extra cushioning as well. The whole reason I did it apart from improving the reliability of the panel was to get at the air filter cover more easily. Then it dawned on me just a few weeks ago: there’s a plenum or opening behind the air box on the xj650 that I could totally be using for starter fluid (which I shouldn’t need EVERY time since using Len’s nifty drill bit on those buried starter jets) instead of removing the cover each time. I know spraying directly into the venturi is better, but maybe I’ve been doing it wrong. Do you guys just spray it down that opening? It’s how we learn, folks lol
     
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    This weekend did a new rear tire, oil change, and spin on filter conversion.

    Took a ride and no leaks or wobbles yet :)
     
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    Got this 750 Seca running today for the first time since the 80s. Cleaned carbs and refilled fluids,it was put away dry around 86,I got it recently and went through it cleaning carbs and adjusting everything.Gas on waited 30 seconds for the float bowls to fill and cranked and started instantly like it was never shut off years ago. Tomorrow will be a test ride around the local area. Currently has 14,994 miles.
     
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    Got up this morning and pouring down rain so today will be detailing day in my shop,tomorrow looks good.
     
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    Yesterday I installed an all-new clutch and I installed a spin-on adapter kit with chrome filter from Len. Great bit of kit!
     
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    i thought they all filtered chrome :confused:
     
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    ugh...
     
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    Just got done fixing the faceplate on the speedometer. Broke in half. Super glue and a glue gun will hopefully work for awhile. Replaced tach bulb while I had it apart.
    Thanks Hogfiddles for the thread on taking the unit apart. It was a big help.
     
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    Just started playing with wiring a new LH control and my Acewell gauge today. The SuperBrightLeds are awesome. Not wired right but I’m liking what I see so far!
     

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    Actually, they gefilte fish.
     

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    if i knew what that meant i might be upset, but ignorance is bliss :)
     
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    Carbs cleaned and valve shims checked. Checked compression while I had the carbs off, 147-146-147-147 cold. I would suspect it would go up a bit when the engine is warm. Third set of spark plugs. The plug fouling I was having was being caused by the old spark plug boots. Put on some new NGK boots (I had already trimmed the wires back 1/4") and now she fires up instantly, even in the frigid cold we have here atm. Just need a carb sync tool and also set the idle mixture screws and she'll be ready to go... in a couple of months when the streets are bare.

    Still need to try and pull the dent out of the right side of the tank. The rear pegs are missing, but I noticed that a piece where the left peg attaches is actually broken off (circled in red). Something else to find, I guess.

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    Been having trouble with the vacuum petcock, after disassembly realized that the fuel petcock is toast! :(
    Contacted CHACAL, AKA Len and ordered the manual version.
    I went with the manual version as I basically got sick and tired of repairing the vacuum fuel cock. 3 times in 5 years
    While I had the tank off I cleaned the inside the best that I could.
    Three days from order to arrival :D
    Writing a paper for school and then I am off to rip around on my 1986 XJ700 X!:p
     
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    Rode my 83GS 1100E to my favorite paint supply store and picked up the original color gray metallic for my Seca. Got 5 good coats on the tank,tomorrow will be clear coat. Then cut and buff.
     

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