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Post  pipersam Mon Aug 16 2010, 21:22

What a day i've had! Went to pick up the cat from Poole this morning. Felt amazing for the first 15 miles, joined a dual carriageway and opened her up for the first time, 3,4,5k on the revs then 6k..... "splutter splutter splutter", engine dies and I have to stop. Started again straight away no problem. Rode off thinking must be some crap in the bottom of the tank, but no, it happens again, 70 mph/6k revs - cuts out. fuming fuming fuming I couldnt believe it!!! Crawled back to bike garage and they tested it on the dyno and luckily it happens again. Turns out a spark plug was completely rusted through underneath the insulation.

So second time round and the bike is as sweet as pie. I am so happy with it and its such a nice bike to ride. The only thing that I have noticed is a vibration between 6-7k. Is this normal?

I will upload some pics tomorrow maybe (if i don't go riding all day again!)

Regards,

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Post  yamahamad Mon Aug 16 2010, 22:19

Nothing like picking up the new bike for the first time. Glad the problem was fixed quickly.
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Post  SteveCat Mon Aug 16 2010, 23:23

pipersam wrote: The only thing that I have noticed is a vibration between 6-7k. Is this normal?

Yes - a bit direct answer! As mentioned elsewhere can be advantageous, otherwise somewhat annoying. As long as you don't get numb hands or feet (no pun intended here). It is normal for a vibe at those revs', if you get numb hands then the carbs might need a seeing to.
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Post  andyb Tue Aug 17 2010, 07:52

Hope you enjoy it great

I also hope the weather is better down there today than up here if you plan on riding wall
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Post  olliej Tue Aug 17 2010, 10:21

nope weather is rubbish down here and I was going to Poole tonight for bike night too grumpy
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Post  badger Tue Aug 17 2010, 11:47

Where did you get your bike? I'm looking at the moment and live in Salisbury.
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Post  Rosco Tue Aug 17 2010, 12:45

Go at 12k and you don't hear or feel the vibrations. Wink
Seriously....carbs may need balancing.

Enjoy the bike.
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Post  pipersam Tue Aug 17 2010, 13:24

olliej wrote:nope weather is rubbish down here and I was going to Poole tonight for bike night too grumpy

Its ment to get much better this afternoon so you still may be lucky!

Rosco wrote:Go at 12k and you don't hear or feel the vibrations. Wink
Seriously....carbs may need balancing.

Enjoy the bike.
Cheers
Rosco

Thanks for the tip Rosco, I will look into having that done soon!

Regards,

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Post  pipersam Tue Aug 17 2010, 13:26

badger wrote:Where did you get your bike? I'm looking at the moment and live in Salisbury.

Got mine from Moore Speed Racing in Poole. Have you looked on ebay, biketrader or MCN?

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