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Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 793

Re: Engine oil

I was away for the last few days, but if the comment about pasting from Google was intended for me either- i can assure you the comments were my own. Dont over complicate things, dont pull information from US sites where the oils can be very different (in many cases) to what we Europeans use. Use wh...
Author: Charlie
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 793

Re: Engine oil

There is nothing wrong with using fully synth in most engines BUT it is the roller bearing crank in these and others that fully synth is not friendly as it allows the rollers to skid at much lower rpms which causes premature wear. If you are going to use fully synth in a Z then it must be specifica...
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Carbs for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Carbs for sale

On the number 1 carb inlet flange will be a very small set of numbers, those numbers will ID exactly what carbs they are. It does not in itself state what they are off, but gives a better indication. :)
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 793

Re: Engine oil

.. and yes, I appreciate that JASO did not exist when the Zeds were manufactured, and that they did run on what is by modern terms, a fairly crude oil product - but then again, they used to break down more often back then too. You will (or should) use modern brakes and tyre compounds, why not also t...
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 793

Re: Engine oil

There are lots of myths about using fully synthetic oil in motorcycle engines, most are perpetuated by forums such as this one, where everyone throws in their opinions which they believe are fact - but often are not. Fully synthetic motorcycle oil will not cause clutch slip on any wet clutch engine ...
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb queery
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Carb queery

That description is a bit confusing, but reading it I was thinking much the same. There is ONE fuel feed which is in the centre of the bank of carbs. It should be a larger feed. There are two breather feeds, one each between 1and2 and 3and4. they just vent to air, or into the airbox as you wish. The...
Author: Charlie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: spark plug query
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: spark plug query

It should not be fouling up. You might want to check your fueling and carb settings
Author: Charlie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Speedo accuracy
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Speedo accuracy

It is likely a vibration issue, given it increases to silly levels when the motor is revving hard. Check the mounting pads are good and that the mountings are not overtightened.
Author: Charlie
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: fuel tank

Before you leap to just the one answer, there are a number of things it could be, and none of them are necessarily obviously visible: Twisted frame/headstock Twisted yokes Wrong front end altogether ? Worn steering stops Wrong bottom yoke Wrong fuel tank Badly mounted fuel tank and likely several mo...
Author: Charlie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Brake squealing
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Brake squealing

Brake squeal is always down to the pads vibrating in the caliper.

Usually caused by old pads, sticking pistons, occasionally a warped disc. It's nearly always a simple fix.
Author: Charlie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Save a set of VM26ss airscrew
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Save a set of VM26ss airscrew

Wow ! Well done on sorting that one :eek
Author: Charlie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Ultrasonic cleaner

Buy the largest one you can find. I have one of these but it is barely large enough and its supposedly nearly 3 litres. I can get two carbs in, but it makes life easier if you can get a whole bank in there. The larger ones tend to run for longer too. Mine runs for 8 minutes max, but it might take an...
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: vacuum tap issue
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: vacuum tap issue

I would suspect there was an issue. None of my bikes flows on reserve unless the motor is running. They should not free flow on anything but Prime on a vac tap.
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stick coils
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Stick coils

Most stick coils are designed to run in conjunction with electronic ignition. They depend on the current supplied to fire them correctly and the resistance is usually different to the Z OE coils. You could fit them on stock ignition, but even with aftermarket stuff you'd need to check the parameters...
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: vacuum tap issue
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: vacuum tap issue

Reserve DOES run on vacuum, (otherwise there would be no point in having a prime function). If anyone's tap IS running free on reserve - they have an issue with the tap diaphragm. You should be able to pull the fuel hose off the tap with no leaks from the tap in any position bar Prime. Dont believe ...

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