What happened while riding your Seca II today?

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Bigfeet51
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Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:24 am

Casper wrote:Good catch!
Casper, I was so happy to catch it before the damage was done

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Bigfeet51
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Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:03 pm

So I started up my bike, let it warm up for 10 mins, suited up and went for a ride. After a few stop and go at lights and stop signs I notice that my front brakes would not stop the bike :( . Not sure what's wrong but I'm going to look in to it in a few. Last time I rode it everything seemed to be OK so I'm a bit confused with what could have gone wrong.

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Newf84
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:49 am

SpeedRacerOnline wrote:Nice! Isn't it amazing what easy lives our bikes live? 30k on a 20yo bike = 1,500 mi/year = ~13% of the average car.

On the flip-side, I'm abusing my senior citizen. Ruby is a '93 that had 5,381 miles when I got her in March. 5k on a 20yo bike = 250 mi/year = ~2% of the average car. I'm doing my part to make up for that, though. I've put almost 4k on her just since March, so she's currently right around the auto average of 1k/month...and that's with me having to drive the van still on some days. My commute sucks.
I have about 130,000km on my 92

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SpeedRacerOnline
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:55 am

Newf84 wrote: I have about 130,000km on my 92
That's awesome! I love to hear about high-mileage (or km) XJ's!
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:05 am

SpeedRacerOnline wrote:
Newf84 wrote: I have about 130,000km on my 92
That's awesome! I love to hear about high-mileage (or km) XJ's!
No doubt, Me too. I'm hoping to run mine at least that long, going to try 100k miles and beyond.... I almost made it on my Ninja 250, totaled at 98k miles.
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Racetech upgraded forks, FZ6R rear shock, Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips, Barkbusters Blizzard Cold Weather Handguards, a Scottoiler vSystem chain oiler. My Mileage Tracker Page.

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GettingOld
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:36 pm

I found a new friend as I made a loop around Lake Secession and back to Anderson, SC

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Leroy
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Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:52 am

Rode without a plate on the side streets by the shop.

Put a few miles on it and it felt pretty good all things considered age/mileage/condition.

Look forward to getting it 100% and road legal and taking some long rides

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Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:33 am

Even though my bike had a small leak I decided to take a ride to Brooklyn NY yesterday. Half way there I hit traffic so I decided to take the service lane.
While riding the service lane for a few miles the light ahead turns red, so I break down the gears and put it in neutral. After letting the throttle go the bike started idling high like my hand was still rolling the throttle. So I decided to readjust the throttle thinking that it was stuck some how but it wasn't and the bike wouldn't stop. I eventually pulled to the side and played around with the throttle and eventually the bike idled down. has anyone experienced this issue before?

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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:08 am

Bigfeet51 wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:33 am
Even though my bike had a small leak I decided to take a ride to Brooklyn NY yesterday. Half way there I hit traffic so I decided to take the service lane.
While riding the service lane for a few miles the light ahead turns red, so I break down the gears and put it in neutral. After letting the throttle go the bike started idling high like my hand was still rolling the throttle. So I decided to readjust the throttle thinking that it was stuck some how but it wasn't and the bike wouldn't stop. I eventually pulled to the side and played around with the throttle and eventually the bike idled down. has anyone experienced this issue before?
Yes happens with my bike too after a nice drive say 20-30km when the engine is nice and hot the idle climbs from the normal 1200rpm to 2000 sometims 3000 rpm

I wonder if it is not my carb needles that are worn, but can not find new carb needles and sleeves to see
I ride solo

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Sat May 06, 2017 3:00 pm

Had a magic moment.
At first I was like

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and then, suddenly I had a new bike!

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Magic! :thumbsup:
'96 Seca II
Matt

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