What did you do with your Seca II today?

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by CC Rider » Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 am

Wash & wax, always seems to run better after a bath.Image

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by radare » Thu May 25, 2017 11:12 am

CC Rider wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 am
Wash & wax, always seems to run better after a bath.Image
Really nice looking bike there, CC. Especially with palm trees :)

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by CC Rider » Fri May 26, 2017 10:32 am

Thanks radare, Palm trees come standard in southern Calif. the naked conversion on the 96 Seca should be done shortly. I'll write it up for the project page.

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by mikee112 » Fri May 26, 2017 12:46 pm

radare wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 11:12 am
CC Rider wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 am
Wash & wax, always seems to run better after a bath.Image
Really nice looking bike there, CC. Especially with palm trees :)
Will Palm trees not survive the winter in CO Radare , How cold does it get ?
I have these palms in my garden in the UK, they can survive -15c ( 5f )

this photo was taken this past Christmas !

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by radare » Fri May 26, 2017 8:42 pm

mikee112 wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 12:46 pm
radare wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 11:12 am
CC Rider wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 am
Wash & wax, always seems to run better after a bath.Image
Really nice looking bike there, CC. Especially with palm trees :)
Will Palm trees not survive the winter in CO Radare , How cold does it get ?
I have these palms in my garden in the UK, they can survive -15c ( 5f )

this photo was taken this past Christmas !

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No such luck, Mikee. It routinely hits 15-below (-15F) here in early January.

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by radare » Fri May 26, 2017 8:43 pm

I did this today!

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by MechanicCo » Fri May 26, 2017 11:16 pm

Finaly pulled the bike from the shed and started looking it over. Pulled off the fairing and most of the plastics. Removed the carbs. Time for some carb cleaning and tinkering. Did hear it run though! :thumbsup:

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by CC Rider » Sat May 27, 2017 11:47 am

radare wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 8:43 pm
I did this today!

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Every once in awhile an auto maker reissues a model. The VW Beetle and Ford Thunderbird come to mind. While admiring radare's Seca's, he has done just that. Upgraded for safety, performance and appearance. They could of came off the show room floor today. Are you listening Yamaha? Fuel injection and anti-lock brakes- it would be a great bike for new riders and those returning to riding.

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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by bsw » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:41 am

Got it back on the road after changing the head gasket. Did a "half arsed" job of it and didn't do the valves, or even the valve guides. Just off with the head, had it machined flat and put back together with a new gasket. The shop that did the machining for me pressure tested it and said all the valves were sealing - that's good enough for me for now.

I noticed while the head was off that the stems of the exhaust valves were quite white, so i lowered the clip on the needles one notch to get a bit more fuel in. Also installed new spark plugs. Seems a bit more snappy than it used to to. Could just be that I'm comparing it to the Suzuki VL250 Intruder that I've been riding for the last couple of weeks :-)
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Re: What did you do with your Seca II today?

Post by AshleyMarshall » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:33 am

Just bought a shiny new swing arm to replace the horrid rotten and brush painted original, gonna source a new shock as well.

Any suggestions?

Ash

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