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Post  SilverYellowCat on Mon Feb 07 2011, 13:05

Alright everyone! Jon here, owned my '96 Cat since saturday, first big bike since doing direct access in november. Absolutley love it, it is a beast. Couple of niggles which hopefully should be fixed this week - rev counter reading zero, then up to three then back to zero. Temp gauge not working too. Bike needs a clean up and weather protect. I'll post some pictures when I can.
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Post  weasley on Mon Feb 07 2011, 14:52

The rev counter thing indicates a problem with the throttle position sensor, also discussed here.

Oh, and welcome!
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Post  0ldcat on Mon Feb 07 2011, 15:22

Hi Jon,

Welcome to the forum well done on the DAS pass and good choice for a first big bike, but then we're bias green smile .

Hope you enjoy the site and perhaps we'll get to see you on one of the ride-outs.

You've had your very first bit of helpfull advice Cool from weasley (above) great .
The tacho needle thingy is indeed a yamaha in built diagnostic indicating the problem he pointed out. Hope you get yer wee niggles sorted cheaply and before the season starts propper.

Cheers clink


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Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 07 2011, 15:42

Welcome Jon.
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Post  yamahamad on Mon Feb 07 2011, 16:17

hi & welcome.
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Post  stretchie_ on Mon Feb 07 2011, 18:07

Allreet
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Post  SilverYellowCat on Mon Feb 07 2011, 19:22

cheers for the advice and welcomes
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Mon Feb 07 2011, 20:13

Hi and welcome Jon.

You'll find were all a happy crew here. loony
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Post  Rosco on Mon Feb 07 2011, 22:50

Hi SYC

....and welcome to the site.

A lot of people have thought their temp gauge isn't working when it actually is.
The cat can suffer from Carb Icing (when ridden in cold weather) and struggles to warm up.
I've rarely had my fan kick in (I think it works though)

An electrical guru might be along shortly to tell you how to test your gauge but in the meantime I think you might be safe to assume you've made the same assumption as lots of others before you and the temp gauge is fine.

You've cold a cold blooded cat just like the rest of us.

Cheers
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Post  SilverYellowCat on Tue Feb 08 2011, 09:17

Cheers Rosco. I'm taking her to a mechanic to have a little look over sometime this week so I'll keep an eye on the dials.

I went for an hour blat on sunday and the temp gauge didn't move. I came home with a big smile though.

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Post  SteveCat on Tue Feb 08 2011, 09:36

SilverYellowCat wrote:I went for an hour blat on sunday and the temp gauge didn't move.

Was out Sunday too for a while, no movement on the gauge- was pretty windy so that would have kept things cool. Best you have the mechy check it out for you, could always take a trip into central London surefire way of getting mine hot and (me) bothered.
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Post  ellie on Tue Feb 08 2011, 20:35

Evening! Welcome aboard chap!


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Post  andyb on Wed Feb 09 2011, 08:07

hello, enjoy the forum Smile
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Post  SilverYellowCat on Thu Feb 10 2011, 09:44

Hi again, was going to post this in the technical bit but as it's mentioned on this page I'll write it here.

Temp gauge works fine (cheers SteveCat)- but I need new chains + sprockets and a TPS.

Can anyone recommend where I might find the TPS? I have sourced chains and sprokets.

Ta, SYC
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Post  yamahamad on Thu Feb 10 2011, 20:04

Tps (throttle position sensor is positioned on the right hand side of the bank of carbs. There is a certain amount of adjustment so it may need adjusting/calibrating or it may be broken. Not sure if there is an easy way to test it but i will have a look in the haynes & let you know if there is.

First thing to check though is the wiring connector on properly? are the pins clean & free from rust. Probably worth disconnecting the plug having a look & giving it a squirt of wd40.
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Thu Feb 10 2011, 20:53

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Post  SilverYellowCat on Fri Feb 11 2011, 09:23

Ok cheers Yamahamad I'll give that a go. I have found a place which sells the sensor and it's around £250! which isn't an option at the moment so a fix sounds good.

Cheers, Jon
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Post  Toni on Sat Feb 19 2011, 06:26

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