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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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A pleasant surprise yesterday, beat the weather home while picking up supplies. The radiator and cooling system are fine, the sludge at the filler neck did not permeate the system. Spoke to a friend at NAPA, he confirms that the little there will reabsorb into the system once it is running.


I pulled the lower radiator hose and was rewarded with blue coolant, put it together and noted to refill and flush the system once running.


New fuel pump and filter will be here tomorrow, so there is a distinct possibility again of having a running bike this weekend. Though I'll not hold my breath.


Action photo of coolant, and a clothes off pic of the bike.
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Don't forget to adjust the chain!
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Yep, I have to stake the master link too!



Pulled the fuel pump plate out this afternoon, varnish....so cool. Tested the fuel pump, has continuity, but no rotation. I partially disassembled the plate for service and cleaning. I'll get it finished tomorrow with new parts.



Decided to wait on pulling the injectors for cleaning. My friends garage will do them if I ask.



Despite how cruddy the tank looks the varnish is very thin, not too sure about trying to clean it beyond removing the debris. Hate to melt it.




Note: Stabil may have prevented the varnishing, but only if the bike was stored with a full tank. As it is there was only 3/4 gallon in there and it was 13 years....
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I'm currently doing an old car fuel tank 35 years old. This time I'm using apple cider vinegar. I dropped about 1 litre in a few days ago and am back to shiny metal on the test spot.
It's an 80 litre tank!
I bought a 20 litre drum from a horse pet supply company but I guess I'll be rotating it for the next few weeks....
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Life happens quick, you leave for work smiles, hugs and come home to getting served, or after watching the texting dingbat in front of you you break and go to pass, next it's sun, shade, sun, shade why am I on my back..


Other times its a....well I'll stop there.


I hit the lotto today, metaphorically that is, otherwise I'd be moving into my 4000sq foot garage with a bedroom and bath. La vida loca baby. Reality settles in. I pulled the fuel pump and flushed it with carb spray. Hooked it to a power source, while giving it a little rotational encouragement with a dental pick......vrrrrrrr it works. Make and break power, it cycles each time. That's good because ebay failed to deliver my new one.



Reinstall it and the new Mahle K-145 that felony suggested, nice and clean. Cleaned up the plate gasket, and removed the crud from inside the tank. A quick flush with fresh gas, then reassemble. A kindly reminder, just beyond finger tight seals the tank.


I had filled the fuel rail with seafoam a few days ago, cycled power, and filled it again. I think this likely saved me from having to have the injectors 'cleaned' or outright trying to replace them. Not many options for those parts.


Reinstall the tank, and add a gallon of what passes for fresh petrol. Now the fun.



It took about 10 power cycles to get the rail primed, brute force, letting the bike do the work. First press of the starter, got a kind of British harrumph from it, a upper class snort. The second, a pop and fizz. The third, well there's magic in the third! A hearty vroom, and an immediate settle into fast idle. Wow !


Let it run while checking for leaks and anomalies, spiders bail ship, a weasel takes off, the ghost of Thatcher leaves. Getting good heat from the oil cooler, then the radiator, a nice cloudy aroma fills the garage as she slides into regular idle, the coolant gauge reads good. Idle for another ten minutes, shut down and off to grill steak.


MIL is still on, but I think it'll clear after a few more cycles. I am impressed with how well this has gone, there's still work to be done. Now that she's running investing in tires and other small work is definitely well in budget.



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Tires
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flush&fill radiator
oil change and filter I had used synth oil I had 'laying' around, now to mobil1 15w-50
removing the slider hardware from the front (maybe)
a full cleaning and wax
Get it registered.




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Thumbs up Nice one Andrew

Nice mate, good for you

that had to be extremely rewarding, well done buddy it sounds nice.

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I am, and was rather surprised at the bikes willingness to fire up after its slumber. Oy, and the sound of a trippple I'd forgot the intoxication of the FI motors. Well not really, as last year a mate and I traded off for a blast; he on my sporty and me on his 1050 Tiger.


The 'modern' 1050 is nice, a bit more refined. He and I will get together later this year and perhaps trade off again. I owe him some work so I know I'll be seeing him sooner.


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Master link staked, chain adjusted....
Another full heat cycle, bike fired right up and settled in....
Adjusted handlebars and controls...


Took it up and down my street, uncovered two important points: Hard to shift in work boots, not enough flexibility. More importantly, no rear brake. The shaft barely moves in the master cylinder, off to ebay to research replacements.


Happy to say my old carcass found the position comfortable.




Any suggestions for 10,000 mile tires? Was looking at Pirelli Angels, had them on my Trophy and liked them enough.

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I swear by pilots. Canít speak for durability over time though. Always heard good things about the pirelli stuff.


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I'm a big fan of the Michelin PR 4 or 5's, they steer quickly due to shape, first class wet and dry grip, pretty durable for road riding in all weathers.
Don't have any nasty habits and don't give scary surprises.
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