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What did you do to your Yamaha today?

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

  1. Franz

    Franz Active Member

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    I read somewhere that vegetable oil and acetone mix were good too for soaking corroded fastners. Think I will try that and the ATF-Acetone mix.
     
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    Franz Active Member

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    What did you bolt the bracket to?
     
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    The bracket has a two bends at the tips and it squeezes through a small hole in the casting. If you look in that area there are little openings.
     
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    Vacuum leak waiting to happen , dremel with carbide bit , a helicoil kit , highly recommend once you have threads fixed ,put anti sieve on the bolts when you reinstall the boot , just in case you have to remove at some point.
     
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    I haven't tried the "home brew" stuff that people are talking about but I am 100% sold on Mouse Milk. It is the best penetrating oil I have ever used.
     
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    I am starting to (again) restore my 1982 XJ650J Maxim. I did it last in 2001. I have a spare set of carbs that I will be refreshing so I can just swap out the rack on my bike with this one. If I can find out how, I can post photos from start to finish. The bike is in the garage and I will be refreshing the carbs in the basement. As always I will be experimenting with a few non-volatile types of cleaners.

    D
     
  7. XJ550H

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    take photos and notes then put photos on a host site if you want to. you can click upload files or a button that says more options when you are editing posts

    the
    Test Zone
    is for testing your pics and figuring out how to post stuff
     
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    EVOO would be my choice of veggie oil I know some folks that put it on their tools to prevent rust;)
     
  9. Jetfixer

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    Yesterday me and my wife went to new hobby shop that just opened , since we were close to Harbor Freight , I had the sale add and with me been looking at the Vicking 4 amp smart charger had it on sale at 34.00$ with my coupon made it 24$ . Got a chance today to try it out , since I have an AGM battery there is a setting for this as well as a COLD setting , already got a couple of battery charger but this one is cool digital read out when I put it on battery read 12 volts showed red 14 minutes later turned green 13.1 volts . My view this is a good charger also comes with the battery post connector , good quality and good price.
     
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    Favorite discovery of the weekend: Self-fusing Silicone tape. Cheap and heat/gas/oil resistant.

    I just wrapped my existing crankcase breather tube with the stuff and threw that back on.
     
  12. Colin 85 700

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    Rusty bolts?
    Soak in vinegar overnight,or few days, this will remove all the rust.
    After, rinse with clean water, then soak in 2-stroke or fogging oil for a few hrs, seal the bolts.
    Even better, heat the oil a bit, leave overnight.
    Had a quad brought for engine service, apart, all the bolts were a ball of rust in a can, this worked wonders.
     
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    On the topic of penetrating fluids:

    Love this guys channel.
     
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    I use kroil, pb blaster and something called fluid film it is used for undercoating and disolves rust quickly
     
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    I've use Kroil. A large can will last me a few years. You really don't need much of this stuff to do the job.

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    Here is the carb bank BEFORE cleaning.
     

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    Took the time to pull the carbs and replace the throttle shaft seals. No big deal and the old seals were definitely leaking and old. No issues. I re-synched and color-tuned the carbs and and took it for a spin. Felt great - Hope is helps with starting. I uploaded a picture which was typical of each carb throttle shaft. As a side note I had rebuilt these in February and once off I could re-tighten the float bowl bolts that seem to loosen over time.
     

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    Got these rebuilt: 20181216_131811.jpg 20181216_131753.jpg 20181216_131739.jpg 20181216_131718.jpg
    Vapor blasted, boiled out and ultrasonicly cleaned. Polished venturis & slide runs. Added a throttle control screw assembly off a 1994 FZR750.

    New:
    • JBM diaphrams
    • Emulsion tubes
    • Main jets
    • Idle jets
    • Fuel needle & seats
    • Hex style drain plugs & barbed drain nipples
    • Hex style mounting, bowl, & hat hardware
    • Shaft seals, shims & butterfly hardware
    • Aluminum fuel tee
    • Fuel pipe orings
    • Enrichment plungers, springs & seals
    • Tygon fuel line, 90 degree filter w/ EFI style clamps
     
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    Interesting: that FZR750 idle speed screw extender.............
     
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    Dude, i really like the idle screw cable unit! Thats mint!
    Reminds me if something off an ATV :)
     
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