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by jchesshyre
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Temp gauge fault
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Temp gauge fault

New coolant gauge from David Silver (£25 plus VAT!) has sorted this issue :D
by jchesshyre
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Temp gauge fault
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Temp gauge fault

I have an annoying little electrical issue. My coolant gauge stopped working (needle just moves up the tiniest amount when ignition is switched on), and following the test procedure in the manual I have: 1. Pulled the connector off the thermo sensor and grounded it. Gauge should shoot to max if wiri...
by jchesshyre
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Occasional full-throttle hesitation
Replies: 37
Views: 3117

Re: Occasional full-throttle hesitation

I didn't, but yes as you say I've been running the tap manually for the last year or so, until yesterday. Took it for a spin last night with Shell Super Unleaded in and couldn't get it to do the hesitation however hard I tried (sorry officer). But will do more testing before making conclusions and a...
by jchesshyre
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Occasional full-throttle hesitation
Replies: 37
Views: 3117

Re: Occasional full-throttle hesitation

Just to update on this... I've just put the bike back together after swapping my carbs with a spare set, because of a seized pilot jet. Same slides/diaphragms as before (although these were previously changed as part of trying to narrow down the hesitation), same (low mileage) needles, new slide spr...
by jchesshyre
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Clicking noise
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Clicking noise

I find that at certain stages in the chain/sprocket life I get a clicking from the front sprocket as the chain passes round it, when wheeling the bike around, but it's not a problem - last chain and sprocket set I had finally needed changing after 33,000 miles and had made this noise sometimes durin...
by jchesshyre
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cheaper spark plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Cheaper spark plugs

Interesting link, thanks. They say iridiums can last for 100,000 miles (though in a car I imagine) and also the service interval for the FI Varadero, which had iridiums as standard, is inspect at 16,000, replace at 32,000, yet I can feel a difference when I change them at 8000!! My '97 CB500 also ha...
by jchesshyre
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cheaper spark plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Cheaper spark plugs

LOL Mac. But, I want to know why the correct ones are correct...why did it need platinum (and now iridium) ones?
by jchesshyre
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cheaper spark plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Cheaper spark plugs

Anyone used these or know if they could be used? https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-63965-ngk-dpr9ea-9-5329-standard-spark-plug-sparkplug-projected-centre-electrode.aspx I find I have to change the DPR9EIX-9 ones after about 8000 miles anyway, despite claims that they last way longer than this, so seems a...
by jchesshyre
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fork Rebound Needle Dismantle
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Fork Rebound Needle Dismantle

I had an MC16 NSR250R which I'm pretty sure had air assisted forks as standard.
by jchesshyre
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Valve clearance adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 6638

Re: Valve clearance adjustment

Although when I do my valves I work within the ±0.03 mm tolerance, in my copy of the manual (which is from this site) no tolerance range is given: https://i.ibb.co/Qj4Js4n/Screenshot-2020-07-19-at-22-40-53.png . The later model addenda are the same, no tolerance range given. The Honda manual for my ...
by jchesshyre
Fri May 08, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday jchesshyre
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Happy birthday jchesshyre

sirch345 wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 11:45 am
I guess "well it was my birthday" didn't cut it :wink:

Chris.
It did after a pretty short amount of time... :lol:
by jchesshyre
Fri May 08, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday jchesshyre
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Happy birthday jchesshyre

Thank youuuuu :thumbup:

Had a nice peaceful day here with the wife and young baby, and got in trouble with her for taking the scenic route home on the bike from the farm shop which made us too late to go for a walk...... :shifty:
by jchesshyre
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Engine Not running smoothly
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: Engine Not running smoothly

I'm a bit closer, in Chester. I wouldn't say I know these bikes absolutely inside out but have had one for five years and put 70,000 miles on it, with all work bar tyres done myself, and have worked on bikes for eighteen years so have a fair bit of knowledge. I'd be very happy to have a look once th...
by jchesshyre
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Occasional full-throttle hesitation
Replies: 37
Views: 3117

Re: Occasional full-throttle hesitation

On a blast to the local farm shop yesterday I realised that although a new air filter has improved this problem, it's still slightly there. Little hesitation at 7000 rpm. Simce the new air filter did improve but not remove it, I'm thinking perhaps I'm a tad rich on the main jets. Will try going down...
by jchesshyre
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rejetting of carbs
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Rejetting of carbs

Rear needle possibly doesn't need an extra shim if using stock needles, since the stock setup already has a slightly richer needle in the rear carb (assuming they're installed the right way round...). Also, there are a tonne of threads on here and on the US site about carb set-up. Because of their s...