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by Wicky
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Bike cleaner
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Bike cleaner

Diluted Bilt-Hamber Surfex HD and General wash using Halfords car wash & wax https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/shampoo-polish-wax/halfords-car-wash-5-litre ACF50 is good to wipe over ally ,chrome etc but does not spread in a spray. And then for winter I spray and then brush using a 2" p...
by Wicky
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seat too high!
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Seat too high!

"There may be two types of seat and perhaps subframes with subtle differences" If your seat and subframe are standard then these are the same across all years. Do you store anything under the seat? is the battery taller than stock? and interfering with the seat as it shoud take a push forward and do...
by Wicky
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seat too high!
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Seat too high!

by Wicky
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Battery Charging Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Battery Charging Woes

Original unfinned early '97–'01 R/R best dumped at least for a later finned model or better still a FH mosfet. https://cl.ly/e2529ae35a60/vtr-R-R.jpg Also check for corrosion and any signs of burning on all the connections in the charging system (clean and protect with dielectric silicone grease) es...
by Wicky
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Choke cable replacement.
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Choke cable replacement.

Choke System is described in the VTR's Service Manual (PDF is in the workshop knowldgebase) 5-17

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by Wicky
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Choke cable replacement.
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Choke cable replacement.

I changed the choke cable many moons ago on a friends VTR - If I recall its just accessing on one of the carbs (rear(?) underneath) to install new cable which is the tricky bit and just involves carfully pulling/wiggling it off the manifold rubber after unscrewing band clamp. Careful with the brittl...
by Wicky
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Engine parts???
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Engine parts???

https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 12#p476112

Keep an eye on Japanese auction sites
by Wicky
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: VTRNZ
Replies: 27
Views: 1098

Re: VTRNZ

by Wicky
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Why superglue and baking powder work so well as a filler adhesive
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Why superglue and baking powder work so well as a filler adhesive

Superglue and bicarb seems popular with small scale modellers as a strong filler!

https://hackaday.com/2019/03/10/the-fin ... hbox-cars/
by Wicky
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My first racing experience: part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: My first racing experience: part deux

Post by Roger Ditchfield » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:20 pm THERE IS A CURE for clutch snatch off the line under racing conditions but it will cost a fair amount and you have to decide if it is worth it for you. It was for Revolution Racing. Here is the answer to your problem. https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB...
by Wicky
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Why superglue and baking powder work so well as a filler adhesive
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Why superglue and baking powder work so well as a filler adhesive

I rate this stuff. Kemdent works out pretty cheap or you can by the same stuff repackaged under the name of Plastex for about 10 times the price. Same sort of principle. Liquid and a powder. http://www.kemdent.co.uk/simplex-rapid-liquid http://www.kemdent.co.uk/simplex-rapid-13 https://www.plastex....
by Wicky
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: We have a winner...
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: We have a winner...

:clap: Well done Popcat - Bottle your leather juices and enjoy smell of success.
by Wicky
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: BIKE WONT HOLD IDLE AND SPUTTERS AND BACKFIRES
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: BIKE WONT HOLD IDLE AND SPUTTERS AND BACKFIRES

Greetings, not a good start. First check the vacuum hose on the fuel tank is on securely right spigot and not split. Also worth checking that the rubber diaphram in the fuel tap is in tip top condition. Handy Hint take pics as you go along as refrence before disassembly so you have a rough idea of h...
by Wicky
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: chicken strips
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: chicken strips

Wicky, can you move the second drawing so that the contact points on the road is at the same possition, would be interesting to see that to see how far up the tyre it goes? From our Superhawk brethren... :eek2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZKhoFbL7Fo The darkside is about installing a car tire o...