My 2nd Seca (take a look)

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Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:57 pm

Radare, Thanks. I really just want to get her started.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:14 pm

Is that your other Seca in the background there? The one with all the tarps bungeed to it? If so you might want to be cautious about those tarps trapping moisture under there. You don't what it trapped and have it start to rust. A bike cover is designed to vent the air but keep the rain and stuff off the bike.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:33 am

- Nice find! Looks good, and does that say just 2,900 miles? Sweet!
Bigfeet51 wrote:Haven't had time to fully check the bike out, but every time I attempt to start it it doesn't turn over and I am hearing a blowing noise like a tube isn't connected after pressing the start button. Any advice?
- Maybe I'm taking the wording too literal, but when you say "it doesn't turn over" do you mean the starter is not cranking and therefore the engine is not rotating, or just that it won't fire? If it's not cranking over, then "a blowing noise" wouldn't be from the carbs sucking air. If the engine doesn't turn, the cylinders don't suck air in. In that case, are you sure it's an air sound you're hearing? If the starter doesn't turn, nothing physically should be happening, so whatever sound you're hearing is likely electrical. Could be a short somewhere, and if you're hearing it like that, find it quick before it starts a fire.

- If it is turning over, is the sound you hear a fairly high-pitched hissing? I'd agree with Detonation if that's the case. When I got my first one it wouldn't start and had that sound. Turned out the carb-to-air box boots had shrunk from drying out over the years and were not even connected, let alone sealed. That may have been letting it suck too much air I guess, because when I changed them and got them to seal it started right up with ease.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:08 am

Guys, I created this video to show all of you how this Seca sounds. We have had bad weather on the east coast, so I haven't had time to really take anything apart. Listen and tell me what you think.



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Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:33 am

Ooh, I hate to say this, but that sounds like compression leak. Check your spark plugs; make sure they're all in correctly. If that's not the issue, a simple test to see where the leak is would be to spray the engine down with soapy water, crank it, and see where it makes bubbles; like looking for a tire leak. Check the plugs first, though.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:38 pm

I came home today and attempted to start the bike again and to my surprise it started up :o . I noticed that the exhaust smoke wasn't flowing out one of the muffler.
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:36 pm

Since I got her started I decided to check a few things out and look what I found

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I went to to Autozone to get a new filter and I was told they don't sell motorcycle filters

Guys, where do I find one from?
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:44 pm

I've used Emgo filters consistently without trouble:

http://www.bikebandit.com/emgo-oem-styl ... r?m=137408


Otherwise, try your local Yamaha dealership . . . it's Yamaha P/N 4BR-14451-00-00. Be warned, it lists for $36 at Yamaha, though.
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:47 pm

Thanks Radare, I thought I could just buy one from Autozone...lol
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:49 pm

What the..?

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Full Circle wrote:She's a wee bit damp. Nothing that a quick warm up won't take care of.
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