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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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    Stripping my XJ 900f for an overhaul Overhaul in progress.jpg . New alternator chain guide, starter clutch components and alternator chain. So far so good, but got a bit to do yet.
     
  2. Uxbridge Brule

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    Installed a gasket on one muffler that was leaking after I tried to reuse a metal one I had. The dealer assured me that this was the proper gasket even though it was fiber and looked nothing like the last one "Yamaha has updated them." Well fit the pipe from the collector box fine but was too small for a good fit to the muffler. Broke one wrap off the old metal gasket put that in the muffler side and then on over the new gasket on the collector box and no more leak. Took it for a test ride and found out that reserve is a good thing stalled at the side of the road 20min from home out of gas but reserve saved me.
     
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    Chitwood Well-Known Member

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    Got creative making a new positive battery cable for the midnight maxim. It will be hidden by the side cover anyway.
     

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  4. Ryengoth

    Ryengoth Active Member Premium Member

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    It looks cool. If it wasn't an intermittent high-current usage I'd be concerned about heat. Several small conductors can potentially have much more resistance than a single larger conductor.
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    there is a proper way to use multi wires IIRC it takes 3 wires of 1 size to go up to next guage.

    3 x 18 =16
    3 x 14 =12



    battery wire is 6 ga
     
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    Ryengoth Active Member Premium Member

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    That's not entirely true. The surface area is not the same due to the 3 paths being isolated from one another. Electrons travel across the strands of wire, not inside it. When you twist 3 bare stranded wires together you increase the overall surface area of the full path compared to 3 separate ones. Twisting the ends together is not the same. Think of a 4-lane highway with merging traffic and shifting lanes. Then consider 4 one-lane roads with medians. One road will always be faster than another due to slow drivers (resistance in the stranding).
     
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    I just installed my stainless brake lines and bled the brakes. I haven't ridden yet but it feels pretty nice and firm through the lever. Seems to stop the bike quick when I'm walking it in the shop so that's a huge improvement already, lol. I'm not sure the reservoir is properly full though. Do you just fill it as much as you can with the bike on the center stand and the front wheel straight? Or turned to one side, or pull the MC off the handlebar so you can get it level or what? I do have aftermarket handlebars, not sure how much different they are from the stockers as far as the MC is concerned...

    Went out and bought a helmet and riding jacket last night so I'll be ready to start putting around as soon as my new health insurance begins. I promised my mom I wouldn't ride until I had health insurance. I was kind of thinking I'd do that anyway but since she asked, well sure. I'll do that.
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I know it is not an exact thing or rule .It is dependant on many factors. I would not recommend it for a starter wire due to the wide range of amps that can be drawn.


    https://www.wirebarn.com/Combined-Wire-Gauge-Calculator_ep_42.html

    3 at 10 ga =5 ga by calculator
     
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    Jetfixer Well-Known Member

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    I just got home from my first real ride of season ,only went 25 miles but put a big smile on my face . Almost put 100 miles on last fill up , temp supposed to fall back down into 50s , but this weekend might hit 80 , will see if I can take off for some real distance.
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Health Insurance is the best tool to carry
    I had a slight accident on My bike. heath insurance paid 250K and it cost me 3k out of pocket
     
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    And it's now an IRS managed federal requirement thanks to ACA. Don't get me started on health care...
     
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    I figure I got back every penny and then some for all the years I carried health insurance. I win.

    If I did not have insurance they would have parted me out.
     
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    But you could have bought yourself back with a salvage title at auction............
     
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    Of course 2 nice days and today downpour ,came home and adjusted shift linkage , was getting difficult to get neutral, much better now.
     
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    Haha, I would not have enough residual value to justify the auction block in that case. Scrap yard..
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    ...or an Ontario health card. I got everything fixed for free (if you can ignore how over 50% of my income goes to taxes each year!)
     
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    if 50% of your income goes to taxes then you are a rich SOB

    taxes are good, they pave the roads we ride on
     
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    Not in the USA!


    No they aren't/don't!
     
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    Our roads are terrible after winter and is a joke when they "patch" them :mad:
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Not sure how giving away nearly half of my earnings would make me rich... But my numbers weren't exactly accurate: as of 2017, the average Canadian paid over 42% of their earnings in taxes. That includes property, sales, income tax, etc.
     

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