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Off Topic / Re: MotoGP '22
« Last post by Walt_M. on November 07, 2022, 03:01:01 AM »
Considering my low expectations at the beginning of the season, Fabio did a tremendous job getting second in the championship. Congratulations to him and to Bagnaia the new champion.
Off Topic / Re: Where did the Summer go?
« Last post by Walt_M. on November 07, 2022, 02:55:19 AM »
Good so far. Spent time Friday and Saturday 'fixing' the CD player in my truck. FWIW the CD player is today's 8-track. Anyway I had to remove the trim from the console to get the dash panel surrounding the player off. Then I had to visit the island of misfit tools to find a 7mm wrench to get the screws holding the player in place. Finally got it out and got the top off, 2 torx screws and a multitude of tabs and slots. And, there's nothing wrong with it. I thought it had a disk stuck in it but nope, I guess the mechanism that admits the disk was just sticking a little. Put it back together and it's working fine. Set the time to EST and we're good to go.
Off Topic / Re: MotoGP '22
« Last post by fret not on November 06, 2022, 02:18:06 PM »
As Walt stated, the championship was pretty much a done deal, but there were some surprises and some significant DNFs in this final race.  Well, the season is over and all the shouting and cheering is settling down as we begin preparations for the coming new year.  Everybody grab a comfortable rest and some refreshment as we slide into the holidays and seriously cold weather.  It is time to work inside making machinery ready for the new season as the weather will begin to warm again in a few months.
General Board / Re: Time to face reality, 82 parts to those who need them.
« Last post by JBEVARDOS on November 04, 2022, 09:55:10 AM »
starter motor?
General Board / Re: Time to face reality, 82 parts to those who need them.
« Last post by ChrisV on November 03, 2022, 06:14:47 PM »
Sorry about not replying for so long don't get on here much.
I do have the seat and master cylinder.  And even an extra Kawasaki GPz Master, if you are feeling experamental.
The seat foam is ok, the cover needs some love.
TechTalk / Re: tight cam bolt
« Last post by davecut on November 03, 2022, 06:40:09 AM »
An update on my progress, I decided the head had to come off but I found it very difficult to get the head to clear the studs so I removed the engine bolts, with a car jack under the sump, and eased the engine about a half an inch forward, this made it possible to remove the head. On inspection the buckets that hold the shims were very tight on the exhaust cam, so I super glued long 6mm bolts in the centre allowed to set (overnight) mounted a raised steel bar above them and wound them out. I left the bolts attached and used them to attach a drill and with fine grinding paste gradually seated them back in position. when I was happy they were moving freely I reground the valves and reassembled. So all seems good now and I now have compression back.
 I have never had this bike running, so the next step is to see if she will run. Dave.     
The Swap Shop / WTB--any 83 vision parts
« Last post by JBEVARDOS on October 31, 2022, 05:24:35 PM »
Looking for good , complete  fairing, ect...or  any good  parts..carb...trim..electrical
TechTalk / Re: tight cam bolt
« Last post by Walt_M. on October 30, 2022, 06:52:46 AM »
Dave, I have the Yamaha factory service manual. The link George provided is excellent, lots of good stuff there.
TechTalk / Re: tight cam bolt
« Last post by George R. Young on October 29, 2022, 10:16:11 AM »
For manuals, you might have a peek at this:
TechTalk / Re: tight cam bolt
« Last post by davecut on October 29, 2022, 06:48:40 AM »
Thanks walt, yes I do have a haynes manual, but I didn't think it would be in there, so I didn't look. which manual do you have? Dave.
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