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- Jul 2nd, '20, 15:57
- Forum: Ride Outs
- Topic: Coast & country Somerset Rideout 2nd August
- Replies: 10
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I might be up for this one, both Keinton Mandeville and Trowbridge are <1hr away from me and it won't be too early by the time you get there.
I was under the impression gearbox oil is the same from the engine, its bloody new in colour so again making me think its one and the same. The final factor on that will most likely be I don’t have a bike lift. You could well be right, your setup could easily be different to the older shaft Yam's. ...
Unless they've changed the design since the old xs1100 days, the main oil is separate to the middle gearbox oil. Used to have a separate white dipstick for the middle gearbox oil level. But if the seal is gone based on what we've seen you've done previously and your background, you'll have no proble...
- Jun 14th, '20, 20:52
- Forum: Mechanical
- Topic: New lock or key for garage metal cabinet
- Replies: 10
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If you can get the barrel out then any similar type of key can be used, just modify the key and the slides, it takes a bit of time but doesn't cost anything. Obviously if key is cheap then no problem. If u can get a blank key then you can make it fit.
- Jun 9th, '20, 15:06
- Forum: There are no stupid questions
- Topic: Copper or no copper
- Replies: 12
- Views: 586
As said above, generally on more modern calipers and pads it's a no. I use sparingly on the pistons on my old (pre-divi) xj600 because large steel pistons act straight onto the back of steel pads which don't have stainless cover, and the bike is generally used when there's salt on the road then left...
But surely with a modern ish bike engine it's a bit of a waste of time. When i stripped my xs1100 engine (at about 80k miles) to check small and main bearing play (back in the 90s) there was very little carbon. Mordern fuels, oil, and engines run cleaner now. If you're concerned just endoscope the c...
Or get someone to look at it. Depending on your mechanical ability it may seem like brain surgery when it's actually just a case of removing a splinter. I agree, if you feel able to do the mechanical bit then have a go. Unless the ecu and the physical lock 'broke' at exactly the same time, which as...