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Autumn Rideout Fix

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Autumn Rideout Fix

#1 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:20 am

As my Z900 is off the road having its tank, side panels and rear cowl repainted by Hutch and the FireBlade is SORN'd, I got my Autumn rideout fix on my mate's Suzuki Kettle on Sunday - he was running-in his newly rebuilt Yamaha RD500 and I was also road testing my new GoPro my eldest son David bought me for my birthday! :vcool

Trouble is, the RD500 seized up after about 20 miles! :lar

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z68Axoz ... e=youtu.be"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z68AxoziE4o&feature=youtu.be

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1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
Previous Zeds: Z750B1 Twin, Z650B1, Z750E

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Re: Autumn Rideout Fix

#2 PostAuthor: Pigford » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:44 pm

Ohhh dear - watched episode #3...... so hows the RD now?

The Kettle is well lush tho' - had one in the early 1980's, binned the std pipes :shock: and fitted a set of chrome Allspeeds :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Autumn Rideout Fix

#3 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:28 pm

Pigford wrote:Ohhh dear - watched episode #3...... so hows the RD now?

The Kettle is well lush tho' - had one in the early 1980's, binned the std pipes :shock: and fitted a set of chrome Allspeeds :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

The RD is dead and locked solid Mark, this happened on Sunday - it's a suspected oil pump failure, but he won't know until it's stripped down. Shame. :cry:

The Kettle was a great ride and the first time I've ridden one, bags of torque and just wanted to get urgent very quickly - it sounded awsesom with spannies on, not sure what make, but they have exposed welds and lots of them.

I think YouTube may have deleted my first vidoes as I used Lyndard Skinard's Freebird as a backing track, so will have to upload the Acapella version tonight when I get home........... :lol: :lol:
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Phil Churchett's old Z900 A4: PRE 2R - https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157680116996884
1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
Previous Zeds: Z750B1 Twin, Z650B1, Z750E

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Re: Autumn Rideout Fix

#4 PostAuthor: Pigford » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:49 pm

Andy, I watched the "Freebird" version around midday - sounded good as background to the GT.
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Re: Autumn Rideout Fix

#5 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:26 pm

Pigford wrote:Andy, I watched the "Freebird" version around midday - sounded good as background to the GT.


:up :up Ahh, it wouldn't come up for me it earlier and thought the Copyright police had been onto me, just love Freebird as it takes me straight back to 1975/6 :wink: ..........pretty pleased with my first few vids on the GoPro - porn next!! :lol: :lol:
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Phil Churchett's old Z900 A4: PRE 2R - https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157680116996884
1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
Previous Zeds: Z750B1 Twin, Z650B1, Z750E

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Re: Autumn Rideout Fix

#6 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:28 pm

Pigford wrote:Andy, I watched the "Freebird" version around midday - sounded good as background to the GT.

:up :up Ahh, it wouldn't come up for me it earlier and thought the Copyright police had been onto me, just love Freebird as it takes me straight back to 1975/6 :wink: ..........pretty pleased with my first few vids on the GoPro - porn next!! :lol: :lol:
Bikes:
Phil Churchett's old Z900 A4: PRE 2R - https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157680116996884
1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
Previous Zeds: Z750B1 Twin, Z650B1, Z750E

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Re: Autumn Rideout Fix

#7 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Andrew_s wrote:my Z900 is off the road having its tank, side panels and rear cowl repainted by Hutch

Andrew, I'm wanting to get my z900 painted and know Hutchy is the man. How much is he charging? (if you don't mind me asking...).
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Re: Autumn Rideout Fix

#8 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 pm

Ultim8pc wrote:
Andrew_s wrote:my Z900 is off the road having its tank, side panels and rear cowl repainted by Hutch

Andrew, I'm wanting to get my z900 painted and know Hutchy is the man. How much is he charging? (if you don't mind me asking...).
Cheers

I'm a bit cautious quoting Hutchy's price to me as he also needs to repair cracks in the side panels and the rear unit, and I'm not sure if he's doing me a deal because the Z900 belonged to his old pal Phil Churchett, but he may not be :?: so it's probably best to give him a ring and have a chat.
Bikes:
Phil Churchett's old Z900 A4: PRE 2R - https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157680116996884
1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
Previous Zeds: Z750B1 Twin, Z650B1, Z750E


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