What did you do with your Seca II today?

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Crimson
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Mon May 22, 2017 9:41 am

Weather is great but couldn't ride (pending new reg-rec), so I took the bike out anyway and did some carb cleaning, resetting of the idle mixture screws (again) and bench syncing of carbs (again). Removed rocker cover, cleaned up the seals around the nuts and measured valve clearances (one is out).

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Mon May 22, 2017 9:53 am

Saturday, I installed a new set of sprockets and drive chain. As expected, sounds and works much better than a wore out set of sprockets and chain.
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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Mon May 22, 2017 10:12 am

TonyKZ1 wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 9:53 am
Saturday, I installed a new set of sprockets and drive chain. As expected, sounds and works much better than a wore out set of sprockets and chain.
What did you use?

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Mon May 22, 2017 12:20 pm

Crimson wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 9:41 am
Weather is great but couldn't ride (pending new reg-rec), so I took the bike out anyway and did some carb cleaning, resetting of the idle mixture screws (again) and bench syncing of carbs (again). Removed rocker cover, cleaned up the seals around the nuts and measured valve clearances (one is out).

https://crimsonxj.wordpress.com/2017/05 ... ces-check/
I've read your blog-post - if you're still procuring the tool this vid may be of use https://youtu.be/yaismzIE0CE
In it's description is a link to vid where he uses it to remove shims.
Hope that helps.
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Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm

MattP wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 12:20 pm
I've read your blog-post - if you're still procuring the tool this vid may be of use https://youtu.be/yaismzIE0CE
In it's description is a link to vid where he uses it to remove shims.
Hope that helps.
Thanks man. Amazing synth music in that video! Very creative... That tool looks clever, and I have an angle grinder to make it, but as I've already ordered one of those Suzuki-type shim basket pressing tool (one of those that looks like a C-spanner) I'll just wait for it to arrive through the post.
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Mon May 22, 2017 1:59 pm

radare wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 10:12 am
TonyKZ1 wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 9:53 am
Saturday, I installed a new set of sprockets and drive chain. As expected, sounds and works much better than a wore out set of sprockets and chain.
What did you use?
I got them at Bike Bandit, a BikeMaster 520x110 BMXR Series X-Ring Chain, and JT Sprockets Steel Sprockets with the factory 16/48 teeth gearing. I also picked up a new countershaft front sprocket locking washer. They are affordable and with the mother's days 10% discount, it was just under $112.
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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Mon May 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Finally finished running a distribution block and switched relay last night. I accidentally got the wrong part, a fuse block instead of a distribution block. However, spade connectors turn out to fit perfectly into one side of an ATO fuse slot, so I was able to fabricate jumpers. All I have wired up right now is my GPS, but there's spots for two additional accessories. I'll probably add a USB charger at some point for phone/GoPro/battery packs. If not, I'll pull the whole thing out and just run the GPS directly to a switched power and ground. But I'm happy with the fact that I completed an electrical project that works as intended without any blue smoke in the process.
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Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Mon May 22, 2017 8:52 pm

fateddy wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 7:54 pm
Finally finished running a distribution block and switched relay last night. I accidentally got the wrong part, a fuse block instead of a distribution block. However, spade connectors turn out to fit perfectly into one side of an ATO fuse slot, so I was able to fabricate jumpers. All I have wired up right now is my GPS, but there's spots for two additional accessories. I'll probably add a USB charger at some point for phone/GoPro/battery packs. If not, I'll pull the whole thing out and just run the GPS directly to a switched power and ground. But I'm happy with the fact that I completed an electrical project that works as intended without any blue smoke in the process.
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Very nice work there, my friend. I am in the middle of the exact same thing on my Honda Rancher (for the plow and heated grips).

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Mon May 22, 2017 9:02 pm

Started work on getting this poor thing back on the road :cry:

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Tue May 23, 2017 1:51 am

radare wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:58 am
Man, ain't that the truth. And I enjoy both equally . . . :ponder:
Let me just say that I know that feeling very, very well.

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