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Post  SteveCat Thu Sep 09 2010, 20:11

Bike went in today for its service and more importantly to find out what damage had been caused by the spark plug which decided to unscrew itself and pop out at 7 000 RPM.
Actually the bike was feeling a bit ragged, loose and noisy after my 'round the islands tour'.

The good news is no ill effect of the errant plug was evident at all, in fact another plug had done the opposite and was quite attached to the engine. The ticking sound is from an exhaust gasket, but as I have selective hearing (can't hear expensive noises, in this case) have left it at a tightening of the header bolts.
I seem to change brake pads more often than oil, and this time was no exception, rear set had worn out. wall

What a relief! The bike felt great riding the short way back to work an then home, all ready for the next 3 thousand plus mile adventure Very Happy The gear changes were smooth and it sounded so much quieter, so one honorary Italian Kitty is back to being Japanese Twisted Evil
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Post  yamahamad Thu Sep 09 2010, 23:27

Good news steve, The spark plug actually came out? lucky it did not take the threads with it.
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Post  SteveCat Thu Sep 09 2010, 23:45

Yip came out, was still connected to the HT lead Shocked The mechanic didn't seem that phased about it, seems to be something that he has come across a few times. However when he heard the plug was still attached he was surprised.


Not sure that Tesco in Blairgowrie sells NGK *9* plugs had mine decided to go and down a cloud.

Yeah, couldn't believe it didn't strip the threads or at least damage them from the combustion whilst on its way out, guess it took some time to do its escape trick.
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Post  furball Fri Sep 10 2010, 14:27

Nice one Steve good to hear there is no lasting damage to the cat..

Now get out there and put it round the clock again Smile

Davie

PS: Where's the pic of all the zero's across the odo? I never seen it
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Post  SteveCat Fri Sep 10 2010, 15:10

furball wrote:
Now get out there and put it round the clock again Smile

I'll have to the pic isn't at all clear :(
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PS: Where's the pic of all the zero's across the odo? I never seen it
In with the BM pics on Flickr. If you'd like to see the other pics I took on my travels, take a look at my Flickr home page

All 9's

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I was a bit silly and rushed the pics, maybe the only time I'll have a bike clock. Have made good progress, already showing nearly 3 600
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Post  MevsyD Fri Sep 10 2010, 18:49

Steve I tip my hat to you.. That's a lot of miles!
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Post  yamahamad Fri Sep 10 2010, 20:31

Sure is some going steve you will soon catch my pathetic 14000 miles on youre second time around.
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Post  SteveCat Sat Sep 11 2010, 12:34

That's Kilometers not miles, so does sound a bit grander than it is.

Irrespective of the unit, I guess it's still quite a bit of riding - two thirds of that is my doing in just over 3 years.

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Post  terry lees Sat Sep 11 2010, 15:56

I'm almost with you Steve, done 45,500 in just over 3 years on the FJR Tes.
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Post  Radar Sun Sep 12 2010, 00:41

Only 27,000km on my T Cat in 10 years...

well done Steve and glad the problem is sorted too
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