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#1 Post by Kwackerz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:06 pm

It lives again!

Managed to get time and tools and have finally got the GPZ back up and running. A slight misfire, well, spits slightly every 20 secs or so, but ill have another fiddle with the carbs, make sure theyre crap free, and check all the HT Leads and connections, make sure theyre all tight, but for now, it's running and rideable.

:smt001 A good ending to a good day, we had the scan on the incoming sprog today and it is going to be a Boy :smt001 That's more expenditure, leathers, helmet, gloves, bike, to put on the shopping list for when it's 4th birthday comes up! No bloody Dolls or Hannah Montana! whoohoo!
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#2 Post by Samray » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:20 pm

Glad to hear it's running. :smt001

Jack has to be in with a better chance than Bruichladdich. :smt003
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#3 Post by Kwackerz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:05 pm

Its running quite sweet for an old girl and sounds lovely, bar the slight sniffle. :smt005

Camchain tensioner is quiet, valves sound sweet and rattle free (bar the normal ) Think the starter needs an overhaul as that doesnt always engage, but for an 84 Ninja, I dont think it's doing too bad.

Sounds better than the 08 plate Ninja next door...
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#4 Post by HowardQ » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:16 pm

Bet you'd like this 1100, it's even older!

http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicle ... Z195950306#

It looks really tidy though, reckon that price is around £1600, not bad I suppose.
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#5 Post by Aladinsaneuk » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:27 pm

have you considered a roman name??

Like Biggus Dickus?


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#6 Post by Kwackerz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:44 pm

Lol!

No..


That 1100 looks the mutts nuts Howard, Great condition and probably worth the money.. thats some mega low kilometres on the clock
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#7 Post by snapdragon » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:23 am

Congratulations K - on both counts - :smt003

surely a nice biblical name like Daniel John would be acceptable :smt002
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#8 Post by Kwackerz » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:13 pm

Managed to get it running better, No 1 cylinder's sparkplug recess was more akin to a swimming pool, this was shorting out the lead so giving the sniffle
Have dried it out and all is a lot better although im going to have to pull the carbs and overhaul them.. riding along there is a distinct pregnant pause before lightspeed is attained and as this model wasnt fitted with a flux capacitor, it's clearly a carburettor problem. It's quite funny, engage throttle, count to three and whooooosh!! off it goes like a scalded cat. Normally it doesnt do that, it just goes off like a scalded cat from the off, so there is definately problems inside the carbs. Oh the joys of a bike that's been stood for too long!

I hate stripping banks of carbs. :smt011
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#9 Post by BikerGran » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:56 pm

Here's something to try before you go that far - cos it's prolly the 'varnish' from the stale unleaded. Try some 'fuel system cleaner' - when my Kwack had the same symptoms I was told to use that, good high dose, every time I filled up till it cleared - and it worked!

Beats getting the carbs off any day!
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#10 Post by Samray » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:04 pm

Stripping carbs? :smt012

Had a prob starting the cibber after overhauling the front calipers the other day.
Today I got around to desludging the tank and carbs, a job made much easier with the use of next door's compressor.

I won't ask you to guess what I finally extricated from the tank cos you never would!
This is 7" long.

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#11 Post by Kwackerz » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:36 pm

BikerGran wrote:Here's something to try before you go that far - cos it's prolly the 'varnish' from the stale unleaded. Try some 'fuel system cleaner' - when my Kwack had the same symptoms I was told to use that, good high dose, every time I filled up till it cleared - and it worked!

Beats getting the carbs off any day!

Redex alredy in Bobbi! :smt002 'One shot' in 10 litres. It's not done much so far but i'll give it longer, i guess
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#12 Post by Kwackerz » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:40 pm

Samray wrote:Stripping carbs? :smt012

Had a prob starting the cibber after overhauling the front calipers the other day.
Today I got around to desludging the tank and carbs, a job made much easier with the use of next door's compressor.

I won't ask you to guess what I finally extricated from the tank cos you never would!
This is 7" long.

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BEATS me! Why it would be in there. Maybe it used to be a racebike and they filled it up from DRUMS of fuel?



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#13 Post by Willopotomas » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:52 am

now.. i've seen a lot of things fall out of petrol tanks, air boxes and other nooks n' crannies over the years.. But this is a first. Congratulations! :smt003
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#14 Post by HowardQ » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:32 pm

Some people just have to go one better. :smt009
Best I ever got out of the tank on an older bike was rust! :smt003
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#15 Post by snapdragon » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:39 am

the lengths some people will go to create excitement at the barbeque :smt002
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