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Restoring metalwork

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Restoring metalwork

I’m trying to get this back to looking a bit better than it is.. What’s the best way of cleaning it up?


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Engine wanted 2008 zx6r

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Engine wanted 2008 zx6r

Hey guys,


Well she went with a bang this morning, broke the conrod and sent it through the front and rear of the engine. managed to keep her upright though …. back wheel was all over the place with the oil and coolant all over it!


I know its a long shot but…..would anyone of you know of a replacement engine for sale? I have done the usual searches with no luck …..apparently they are like hen’s teeth, only weaker 😉


Must be the 08 model for a straight fit.


Thanks.


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Stator issue/repair needed

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Stator issue/repair needed

Well lads.

I’ve an issue with the charging system on the gsx 1400.

Bike would struggle to start and most of the time would need to use the booster pack on it.battery was only a year old .

So I recharged the battery ,read 12.7v so all good.

Voltage at idle eventually got to 13v but when I increased the rpm the voltage dropped.

So I tested the rectifier and all diodes tested fine.

Tested the stator winding resistance and all in spec of the Haynes manual.

But when I tested the AC of each winding from the stator at 5krpm , I was only getting 45volts instead of a stated 60v needed in the manual.

Does this explain the crappy charging system and why the volts decrease with increased rpm?

Is there somewhere to rewind these? Preferably in a day or 2?


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Frame straightening.

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Frame straightening.

As above lads, anybody doing frame straightening please. Ta Willie.


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Cj 360 t honda

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Cj 360 t honda

Hi all .anyone have one here or any experience with one going looking at one next week .what to look out for and are parts easy to get .any advice welcome


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Bike rack

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Bike rack

HI all, I have a VFR Crossrunner, a chap in the UK is selling a nice Honda rack for one at a good price, but no top box…..would anyone know if a Givi or other type of box would be compatible with the genuine Honda plate….Honda boxs are mental money

Thanks in advance

Alan


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gsxr valve stem damage cause?

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gsxr valve stem damage cause?

HI Guys, currently working on a gsxr 750 and have found an odd problem on the engine, upon looking down the intakes i noticed what looked like notching on a valve and decided to instigate, i found 6 of 8 intake valves are scored around the valve, looks to me like someone turned it in a drill against a file. two valves are unharmed and they oddly both share a port with a damaged valve so im unsure of the cause,


The head will be replaced anyhow but id like to find out what caused this issue, i have attached an image for anyone who thinks they may have an idea. i would have assumed guides but its too low on the stem.


any help appreciated


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Tyre date markings

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Tyre date markings

It’s the first time I’ve ever bought tyres (PR4) off the web and I’m concerned about how old they might be.. I’ve had a look all over both tyres for the date marking but can’t seem to find it. Does anyone know what it looks like or what the format is on these tyres?

EDIT: Can it really be this?…

EDIT#2: ahh…this looks better with week number and year…


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