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Old 09-30-2008, 11:21 AM   #11
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The oil light bulb is defective, remove it and you should have no more problems. Seriously, you'd know PDQ if you had no oil pressure because your engine would sound like a diesel then get real quiet.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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well, with that in mind. i decided to take it on a bit of a ride, warm it to temperature and see what happens.

it ran fine, considerably more powerful than my other bike, a cm400. it was a bit irratic at idle (probobly due to the plastic pull ties used to clamp the carb to the airbox.)
There was a tapping sound that followed the throttle. Faster for faster etc. then would stop when i held in the clutch and let off the throttle. it was present also at idle in nuetral. the sound was coming from the front of the engine, by the exhaust.
I rode the bike about 20 minutes, turned it off in my drive and started it back up after about 5 minutes. there was no hesitation.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #13
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I had this happen to my FZ-6 this last summer - some rodent (squirrel or something) ate 2 F'N INCHES of the wire - not just the insulation!

Solution #1 was to solder-in a new section of wire, then heatshrink it.

Solution #2 was to shoot anything that moved on my place. Twice.

Fixed.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:19 PM   #14
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A couple years ago a local rat built a nest in my (then) Guzzi 1100 Sport during the winter. I filled the space between the jugs with nuts off the palm trees! When I spotted it I cleaned them all out and chased the little stinker down the street. (Poor thing had a game leg too - I felt bad.)

Later that spring I had occasion to open the engine compartment in my Mondial and found that the dam ned rat had put all those nuts in a depression around the shock towers. What can you do when the animals need to eat?
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:27 PM   #15
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What can you do when the animals need to eat?
Feed them.

D-Con makes an acceptable rat-chow.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #16
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so you think the oil pump is probobly ok, and it is most likely an electrical issue?
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:33 PM   #17
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Oil pump souds OK but adjust dem exhaust valves!
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:48 PM   #18
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head gasket and dowel o-rings first.
carb clamps and fuse box will be good as well.

(as opposed the the open wires taped around fuses, and plastic pull fasteners loosley holding the carb to the airbox, and the side stand from another bike that barely hold the damn thing up at a 45 degree angle with the spring on the wrong side that has damn near rubbed a hole in the exhaust.)

Where can i get replacement fuel and vacuum hoses for the bike?
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #19
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NAPA or Schucks or any other auto parts place should have something that will work just fine.
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