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What did you do to your Yamaha today?

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

  1. Door dude

    Door dude Member Premium Member

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    Im not upset or anything , i was just looking for an answer because i don't know .
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    have you considered making speedo and tach needles?
     
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    chacal Moderator Moderator Supporting Vendor Premium Member

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    Bearing grease: not needed, but it surely won't hurt anything. A little bit of grease might help make installation of the seal easier, but again, not typically needed.
     
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    I will say, if it's your front wheel, be sure to grease the mechanical speedo pickup when you've got it apart.
     
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    Oh I would so do that if I could! I think I may have a slight problem that involves bike fixes going on in my head when I should be trying to get to sleep.
     
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    FYI, planning Ireland June 23rd - July 6th because 2 kids graduating High School on 21s and 22nd. (if that helps you w/ planning!) :)
     
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    wgul Active Member

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    Took off rear wheel on xj650 #2 to check brake pads for potential delamination. Whoa that left side slotted axel nut was a royal pita to get off!
     
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    Had the entire front brake system apart for a rebuild in October when life started getting in the way. Finally got a few hours on Sunday to reassemble everything.

    I was concerned that the bleeding would be a pain but it only took me 15 minutes. I guess the brakes on the xj700n are not as tricky as some of the other models I have heard horror stories of.

    Anyways, back on the road and loving it despite the cold weather. Its 3° C here but it will warm up when it starts raining again.
     
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    P.S. The kids are not happy because when I ride to work they walk to school!
     
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  11. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    It hasn't been formally announced yet, but the date will be June 9, 2018 for CNYCC#11

    Dfox
     
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    Dave keep us informed 2018 is my retirement year i should be able to find the time yeee haaaw. im going to NEW YARK :D
     
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    new front tire mounted. Hope to have some time Tomorrow to get it back on the bike and take advantage of some dry weather
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Congrats!!!!!
     
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    Today VERY WINDY for this area of Southern Oregon had a difficult time riding to Ashland, Or. As in bent over behind my small windscreen and angle into the wind the majority of the 15 mile ride. A lot easier coming back as the wind was behind me. The weather guessers said avg. wind was 14 to 20 mph ENE ! I don't know how any of ya'll be riding in any heavier wind though. My hats off to ya!
     
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    I regularly ride in 50-60 kph winds. I've had the bike out in 80kph gusts, but that's past where I want to be riding.
     
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    With the help of some soapy water I found the air leak in my tire. So my future plans involve taking the front wheel off and breaking bead seal to fix it.
    Also called a guy today about adding a 550 Seca to the collection. The 650 needs a friend
     
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    Bwahaha!
     
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    Hah got bit by the Weather Guessers myself last night. Was supposed to just drop to 3C, actually ended up -7C with 40kph winds for the ride home. Didn't bring extra gear... Ah, gotta love that frozen hands pain after the numbness ends :)
     
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    Just got up, 7:15 am and the temp gauge says it 29 F. Damn I wanted to ride. Temperature, not a problem-bike battery toast :mad: won't hold a charge once it gets cold. Yesterday had to jump the battery to get the bike started and once that was done she ran fine all afternoon and into the evening. Other then that looks like it going to be a great day clear and brisk.
     

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