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Aug 25th 2021, 06:44 AM   #31
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Multistrada Pikes Peak, VFR800, VStrom 650, TE 610
Nope, no pics to be seen.
Aug 25th 2021, 07:00 AM   #32
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
On the home computer all the pictures show up, w/o having to logon.

When i go to the cheap HP Stream laptop I have, no pictures.

Can anyone else see the pics?

Someone troubleshoot the innernet

I basically copied the "image link location" and pasted it from google photos....
Aug 25th 2021, 07:09 AM   #33
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
maybe this will help:



https://photos.app.goo.gl/LmQ4NKecDWvEsKc56
Aug 25th 2021, 09:48 AM   #34
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

Oh Kevin...

I miss your 2-stroke shenanigans. This thread is like seeing you go decaf.

Without a little "Irish Nudge" added in to offset the lack of caffeine.



Aug 25th 2021, 10:22 AM   #35
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
Quote:
Originally Posted by FeralRdr
Oh Kevin...

I miss your 2-stroke shenanigans. This thread is like seeing you go decaf.

Without a little "Irish Nudge" added in to offset the lack of caffeine.



Hi Greg,

I don't miss the two stroke much....years of rebuilds get tiring. Charlie Brown should have Judy's RD400 motor done soon. the last guy that rebuilt it didn't want me to touch it (read about my previous screwups)....so I said, "sure, you the man....take it away!".

Mistake. Put the wrong coils in the bike (suspected bad ignition...probably bad now!!), Crank locating pins were not properly located and he tightened that up (the fricking crank of all things!).....Charlie said it was a wonder the bike even started. Siezed after 15 minutes at 45 mph steady...didn't take my advice on how to time an aftermarket ignition (talk to the engineer who turned me on to it).


cross your fingers and cover the clutch.

feel my pain.
Aug 25th 2021, 10:30 AM   #36
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
Well more surprises kiddies.

Since google photos is freaky....i'll include the link to the whole album....

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LmQ4NKecDWvEsKc56

Edited by holypiston on Aug 25th 2021 at 10:33 AM
Aug 25th 2021, 10:31 AM   #37
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
Here's another ...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/T93RS88RBfmBA8Bg9
Aug 25th 2021, 10:46 AM   #38
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
Some minor repairs...i hated using auto style crimps, but my small vintage kit didn't have what i needed. had to splice in and solder/shrinkwrap (2)wires. wrapped the other wires for some friction protection.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hF...-no?authuser=0
Aug 25th 2021, 10:50 AM   #39
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
thinking backwards....I had swapped relays earlier.

Only now did i find they both work fine.

Got 2 off ebay for 30 bucks.

replace everything until it works right?

this is what you do when you don't know WTF you are doing....eventually it gets fixed and you look like LURCH off the Munsters when it's done.

No friggin' caffeine either. I'm partial to monster mango if they have it.

probably go get some now...

did i mention i LUV electrical?
Aug 25th 2021, 01:22 PM   #40
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

Quote:
Originally Posted by holypiston
Hi Greg,

I don't miss the two stroke much....years of rebuilds get tiring. Charlie Brown should have Judy's RD400 motor done soon. the last guy that rebuilt it didn't want me to touch it (read about my previous screwups)....so I said, "sure, you the man....take it away!".

Mistake. Put the wrong coils in the bike (suspected bad ignition...probably bad now!!), Crank locating pins were not properly located and he tightened that up (the fricking crank of all things!).....Charlie said it was a wonder the bike even started. Siezed after 15 minutes at 45 mph steady...didn't take my advice on how to time an aftermarket ignition (talk to the engineer who turned me on to it).


cross your fingers and cover the clutch.

feel my pain.
I see what you mean good sir. Rebuild the top end of a 2-stroke, or deal with this. And no... It doesn't look right.



Good Luck stormin' the electrical gremlin castle.
Aug 25th 2021, 02:09 PM   #41
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
Well I made some solder splices and had to use a couple sizes bigger shrink wrap constantly as i forgot to install the smaller size shrink wrap 1st before soldering together...brain fade. So i had to slip the larger shrink wrap OVER the crimp ends and then heat w/ a lighter....not pretty, but it works. Also, for insurance wrapped over the shrink wrap w/ plastic spiral tape stuff for vibration protection on the worst problems.

So the bike now starts and runs and the relay clicks on for the fuel injection MOUNTED OR HANGING loose...I think the problem is solved.

I did at least (3) wire cuts and splices using the existing connector ends as they are slightly different than my vintage kit.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GU...-no?authuser=0

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p3...-no?authuser=0

One word of advice if you want to drain your Z1000 tank. Make sure to have a turkey baster on hand to suck up the remaining fuel that just won't dump out. Got all the gas out w/ that. Zip tie the rubber squeeze part as the gas softens up the bulb and it falls off.

whew.

2 days of that....i get up like an old man w/ a crick in my back.

Edited by holypiston on Aug 25th 2021 at 02:14 PM Reason: turkey baster
Aug 25th 2021, 02:09 PM   #42
 
  May 2016
  PDX

  2016 ZX-10R; 2021 Z H2 SE
Way to keep after it!

After the wiring gets fixed, I'd recommend some chafing gear to ride along in there....for another 134,000 mi!
Aug 25th 2021, 02:33 PM   #43
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground, WA

  2003 Z1000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syringe
Way to keep after it!

After the wiring gets fixed, I'd recommend some chafing gear to ride along in there....for another 134,000 mi!
Thanks. I need this running right before my next little mini-vacation and the rains set in!

Can you imagine getting "pitched" over the bars in a mid corner bump...say FS25 on the way up to Windy Ridge?

Looks like velcro (chafing gear...i was thinking monkey butt). Thanks for the heads up. That clear plastic wrap should do the trick and it is thinner, not as bulky. I have used velcro in that way also..or the soft side of it.

BTW: the cowl has deep wire rub marks. Might get some liquid tape and smooth that over, if that will work.

We'll see if this holds up.
Aug 26th 2021, 12:03 PM   #44
 
  May 2016
  PDX

  2016 ZX-10R; 2021 Z H2 SE
Getting pitched off in a Windy Ridge run wouldn't be too great...especially if the bike just quit under you!

Chafing gear is great - I don't use it a whole lot, but its preservation of wiring/ropes, etc. is tough to beat. I used to work on utility boats in the Gulf of Mexico towing instruments to map the seafloor, and we used it on the cables that had to run over the rails. Without it, I'm sure we would have lost instrumentation.
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