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Everything posted by Mech

  1. Hi. You can't fit a regular clear plastic filter to a fuel injected bike.. They have about forty pounds of pressure in the lines and it could burst and start a fire. I'd be suspecting an electronic fault. That time related aspect sounds like an electronic component getting hot then failing, then cooling and starting to work again. I'd suspect cdi or ecu. That said, there was a case in here the other week that turned out to be a tight valve clearance. Checking the valve clearance would be a good idea. And, in all problem diagnosis they always say as the first step.. do a standard tune and check everything is to specs.. So fuel pressure, voltage, aircleaner, tank vents .. It's boring but you really want to know everything's right before you start fitting parts..
  2. Dang... Posted in the wrong thread.. Problems with a slow connection.. Haha So is the battery going flat while the bikes parked up, or after two days of being used.. I'd be checking the charging system's working. Put a multi meter on Dc on the battery while it's running and see it's got at least thirteen volts. Then I'd put the gauge to AC and check the power for ripple.. if it has a faulty diode in the regulator there will be some AC showing, and a dud diode could be what's draining the battery.
  3. Hi. You can't fit a normal clear plastic fuel filter to a fuel injected system, they have about forty pounds of pressure in the line. I'd be suspecting that your problem's an electrical fault, and an electronic fault to be exact.. So cdi unit or something in the ecu. The fact it takes a certain amount of time, rather than load or throttle to cause it is what makes me think that, and the fact it takes a few minutes to cool down again. Overheating electronics do that. That said, there was a case in here the other week with similar symptoms and it turned out to be tight valve clearances.. as the engine gets hot the valves must have been loosing their clearance and holding a valve open.. Perhaps check them before trying a new cdi or ecu...
  4. The symptoms don't really sound like the advance curve. Have you had a timing light on it ? The five you returned, are you saying they wouldn't even make a spark ? Because that sounds so unlikely that I'd have to suspect you have some other problem. Have you checked the wiring, and the trigger and stator outputs ? I think I've seen a few instances in here and other places of yamahas having wiring problems up around the steering head..
  5. Ok, well I'm not sure what's wrong but it sounds like the bike's trying to start off with the driven pulleys too far apart or the drive pulleys too close together. Either thing will make it seem like it's in too higher gear. Since you've had the driven pulleys and centrifugal clutch hub apart I'd guess you might have assembled that wrong. I think you will have to take it apart again and check how it's assembled and that everything's nicely lubed and free to move. I think that if you look at an Arctic Cat manual it will be pretty much the same. There's probably manual on this site.
  6. So what was the original problem with the clutch, what was it doing ? And was it the belt you changed ? And just to confirm, it didn't have this problem before you changed the clutch/belt.. it was some other problem ? And did you check or notice whether the two pulleys could change their inner and outer plate's, distances apart ? Was there a lot of chewed up belt in there, and did you clean it all out really well ? It sounds to me like the changeable diameters of the pulleys isn't operating correctly, possible just dirty with chewed up belt.
  7. Hi. I've never heard of a linhai. Does this have a manual clutch, with a lever on the handle-bars, or is it an automatic clutch ?
  8. It sounds like the key switch isn't letting power get through from the battery to all the ignition fed things, and it's not letting the charging power back through from the charging to the battery. But when the motor's running the charging's running everything that should normally be fed from the battery. so the lights and starter work. Hope that makes sense.
  9. Found it... §2381. Treason §2383. Rebellion or insurrection §2384. Seditious conspiracy §2385. Advocating overthrow of Government
  10. Trump was inviting the Russians to interfere in the elections.. As a by the by.. Now they are saying his talk is sedition.. That is so far short of what he's been doing ever since he got in that it's a joke.. It's been deliberate treason from start to finish. What's the punishment over there for treason ?
  11. Ha good one.. getting hot and tightening up.. I've seen it before on things, but normally with a whole lot of spitting out the carby.. In all the manuals for auto stuff the first thing they always say we should do is, do a standard tune and servic and check everything is to spec... Boring !! Haha.
  12. Sounds good Billy.. A late christmas.. Hope the little fellah's keeping you amused.
  13. And there we go... Burning the place down as he leaves..
  14. Well things are getting interesting over there now.. Amazing in fact.
  15. Yeah check the slide needle is being held in the slide. I've seen them loose and jumping up and down. And this thing, it's not temperature related is it ? It doesn't seem to fail after it's warmed up more than at first start and few minutes ? And do you have a timing light ? Can you check the ignition timing and advance ? Does turning the headlights on make any difference to the running/problem ?
  16. Yeah seventeen's young.. Lol.. I wish I was seventeen.. It's good to know enough not to be hostage to thieving mechanics.. All power to you.
  17. Yeah it's good to learn new skills, and asking is the way to go. I used to tell my sons that everyone likes showing young people(not saying you are one), what they know... I told them that if they asked, people would go out of their way to impart their knowledge.. My sons used to play it to the max.. Way to learn though. And knowledge needs passing on or the old ways get lost.. I\m happy to share what I know.
  18. Ha... That's a good read Randy. Thank you for that. Seriously. I'm not going to respond though. There are things you say that are factually true and a few things I spotted that weren't, but no matter, and your opinion is accepted. My opinion of schooling... My wife died just before my elder son started school. They both started two years apart and when the second had been there two years, and both doing alright, I took them out and did better. Much better. But the really good thing was that before they started they were best mates, then slowly when they went to school they grew apart, and used to bicker and argue and not be nice to one other(we're big on nice). One week after I'd taken them out, I saw them walking off together, arms over shoulders, heads together, chuckling about some mischief they were planning.. Life's what we make it.. .
  19. Ha yeah.. and who really cares. What is, is. We just make the best of things we can. Reading through here has been interesting.. I've always paid about ten percent or nothing. Mates that work for wages pay about eighteen or twenty-two.
  20. If you want the stats for N.Z. you could mail the statistics dept here and tell them you're homeschooling and would it be ok if you accessed their data base.. For your children's education you know. If you talk sweet to them they might give you a password to get in.. Worked for me when I was homeschooling.. It says to ask if you want access. And yeah, I know the problem. We have a similar situation when the parties all have to form a coalition to have enough power to pass stuff through the house.
  21. Ok. Fair enough. I take it all back and apologise.. So you guys just get two candidates and have to choose one ? No other parties big enough to be contenders ? I guess you had a read.. We don't get to vote for a leader, but there are always plenty of potentials..
  22. Yeah a real careful visual.... Then out with the manual and feelers and measuring stick..
  23. I see in that last photo, of the broken shaft with gears, that the old bigger gear has beveled sides to the cog, and the new one doesn't. I don't suppose that could make a difference, maybe the bevel, or just that it's different, wider perhaps. And you say that in neutral, it's trying to creep backwards? while making a knock.. that sounds like maybe the sliding engagement dog/lugs could be rubbing together when they aren't meant to. The fact it's making a knock in low and reverse might be that the sliding dog that engages them is in backwards or not right for the new cogs/shaft or that there's some end float that needs adjusting.. They have quite a few endfloat adjustments and shims by the look of the canam manual I have. The fact it doesn't do it when you turn it slowly might be because the angle cut gears aren't trying to wind sideways at that rev/load. I'd be looking for signs of rubbing on those new gears someplace there shouldn't be, or that seems like too much rubbing been going on for such new parts.
  24. Not familiar with them at all. It's a bit like a polaris or canam though is it ? Two speeds and reverse, and belt drive ? Could it be end float letting reverse just catch it's engagement dog ?

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