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Sounds like a lean condition Here's something to chew on regarding identifying a lean or rich condition on a motorcycle. Symptoms of Lean or Rich carb settings on a motorcycle What I believe you are hearing is backfiring. It isn't loud because the baffling systems on modern motorcycles are so effective. If you have a lean condition that suddenly ...


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I believe your clutch safety switch has been damaged You have a switch underneath your clutch lever. It forces you to pull the clutch in to start the bike. There is a small phillips head #2 screw that holds in place. It can be adjusted and slid back and forth to engage properly with the clutch lever. You can see where the switch hits the lever if you ...


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According to this https://www.yamahamotorcyclespares.co.uk/genuineparts/13208/8/yamaha%20xj6n/oil%20cleaner?uid=0 parts manual (image not copied to protect copyright) its the oil cooler assembly. Its also shown on the cooling images but not numbered https://www.yamahamotorcyclespares.co.uk/genuineparts/13208/6/yamaha%20xj6n/radiator%20&%20hose?uID=0. ...


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It's completely normal, nothing to worry about It's simply the gap between the sleeves. If you look from above, straight down, you will see a straight edge cut into the outside diameter of the metal sleeves that are pressed into the aluminum cylinder block. The straight edge is there so the sleeves can co-exist in close proximity without encroaching into ...


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Its really simple. Gloves for both active protection - they stop you getting slippery hands and crashing. And in the end of a crash they stop your hands being smeared on the road. Alternative grips will also be available such as these Renthal grips, with a coarser grip pattern they should stop being so slippery even with sweaty hands. Personally I ...


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So why are intercoolers used? Running the air through a supercharger is going to make it hot and detonation-prone. The primary benefit of an intercooler is that it reduces the temperature of the boosted intake air. This helps keep detonation in check. The extra density is an added bonus because you can squeeze in more air to make Moar Power. Does this ...


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More than likely, you have an air leak If you haven't cleaned out and rebuilt a bunch of 4 carburetor banks in your life there is a good chance you have accidentally created an air leak in the system. Unmetered air will create the symptoms you describe. The giveaway on most lean conditions is the falling idle. It idles high and is getting enough fuel but ...


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This appears to be the main starter relay. It can very well be the issue to your problem. A relay provides a way to get a higher amperage circuit through to things like the starter solenoid without having all that amperage go through the starter switch itself. I would bet replacing this part would fix your issue. You can try giving it a good rap with the ...


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Popping I too have a Tiger 800xc (2013) and have noticed it popping when downshifting and revs are too high for that gear. I did notice a significant difference in this behavior after 12,000 mile service, and using 91 RON fuel (not all brands and outlets are same... for me ARCO has worked best). At this point, I consider some of it as normal behavior. ...


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I've never done any replacement of black plastic on my motorcycles. I had a BMW mechanic show me a trick on an early 80's BMW he was restoring. He sprayed all the plastic with WD-40. Just saturated it. He then wrapped all of it in plastic or sealed the smaller pieces in sandwich bags. A week later we powerwashed all of it and let it dry. That was three ...


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Seems like the clutch is out of adjustment If I am not mistaken your bike has a clutch cable and does not have a hydraulic self adjusting clutch mechanism. I've included some clutch maintenance tasks for you regarding adjustment and lubrication. When your clutch is out of adjustment you get the symptoms you describe. Also, you may want to check your idle ...


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The design nomenclature in the motorcycling community is called 'Mono-shocks' Mono-shocks are essentially a design extension of the desire to reduce unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is merely the weight of the suspension that IS NOT carried by the springs. In other words, it's the weight the springs need to get back on the ground when and undulation ...


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It sounds like your carb(s) are plugged and need cleaned. If the fuel in the carbs has ethanol in it, the carbs are going to be caked with crap. The floats could be ruined. There are a lot of things going on. Getting the carbs rebuilt or at the very least cleaned up, is going to be a must. All of the symptoms you saying are pointing to carb issues.


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There can be a couple of reasons.. 1: Is the fuel pump working? 2: Is the electronic circuit OK ? e.g. Ground wires.. positives.. negatives.. A good way to check could be when you try to crank, do the lights fade? flicker? anything? 3: Checking that voltage is coming through to the starter motor as well will tell you if it is actually getting there. 4: ...


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50 to 100ml should be OK That small of an amount won't hurt anything in overall scheme of things. Be careful not to put too much in though because you can do engine damage if you put in a large extra quantity. You will want to ensure you do not overfill your bike beyond the high oil mark in your oil window on the side of your clutch cover. This article ...


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You can use fiber glass cloth and fiber glass resin It will hold everything together nicely. It won't separate from the part later if you clean all of the surfaces enthusiastically. It's easy. I recommend getting some disposable gloves to use while you do this. Once you have the bits in pieces in place properly you can line the inside with some fiber ...


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I don't have experience on as many different bikes as some people, but here's what I have found. But "preloading" the shifter, were talking about pressing on it just a little before you are ready to shift. The force needed from bike to bike will vary, so it's something you will just have to try and figure out. A motorcycle transmission is not like a ...


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You can adjust your valve lash You have nothing to worry about. Adjusting valve lash is a standard maintenance item and should be done upon any maintenance or tune up's of your vehicle. As you can see in the image, getting to the adjustment is quite simple. From there, follow your factory manual regarding reducing the amount of valve lash clearance. ...


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You can ride it up but not hard at all That spider spring works in conjunction with the ramps in the rear to all the clutch to slip under engine breaking that exceeds the redline of the bike. So you won't want to be downshifting from 5th redline to 2nd gear until you get this fixed. You are very lucky the spring losing it's two arms didn't do more damage. ...


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Er, not so much. I'm assuming we're talking Motorcycle here, right? What if there is a slight leak in the brake lines somewhere? You'd be losing fluid and that would NOT be a good indicator of brake pad wear. Different vehicles have different size brake actuators, with accompanying different volumes of fluid to account for as the brake pads wear down ...


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Seems to be an easy job. Check out panel #18 and parts list for panel #18. You are going to want to see if part #5, (PN: 592.1.010.1A) Low Fuel Sensor is available before you start the job. I found the parts manual here. You are going to have to drain the tank completely first. Note: its not clear on if your sender is broken, has a cut wire or is simply ...


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It's almost a bit normal Your brake pads aren't lined up on the wear grooves of your disc. What is very common on dirtbikes is to get a few grooves, not necessarily deep, cut into the discs/rotors. When you put the wheel back onto the bike the pads on your front caliper were just a little bit off. There really isn't any tool or special alignment you ...


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Best to check the intake valve seals. If the shim is too large it won't allow the valve to seat properly, allowing pressure to be pushed back into the carb.


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I use aluminum foil and Turtle Wax chrome polish on my Harley. The aluminum foil is softer than the steel wool and will not scratch the chrome and at the same time adds a aluminum coating to the rust spots making it have a sealed finish. I also apply the Turtle Wax chrome polish to the aluminum foil so it polishes as it cleans the rust off. Make sure you let ...


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Your carbs are clogged with varnish and bad gas The remnants of gas that has evaporated are a gummy hard varnish inside of your carburetors. You have a bit of work to do. You need to completely disassemble the carburetors and thoroughly clean all of the nooks, crannies, jets, fuel galley's and air galley's in order to get your bike back in working order. ...


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since your getting your tensioner in, I'll throw in I'm rollin with the tensioner. ALL IN! Valve ticking can sometimes sound like a tenionser. Your description of valve lash setting makes feel good about it, I can see hours of double checking. The stock tensioner is admittedly a POS. A manual one can make things better or it can make them worse, it's ...


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You should place the old battery back in and check if it starts there.. If it does, then there could possible be something faulty about the battery you replaced it with (Try getting a brand new battery instead). After the bike fell to the side, was there any damage? Check if anything was broken (e.g. power cables etc.). That could be one thing to do, just ...


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That shouldn't be happening You have a fan on the back of the radiator. I think @paulster2 has two very salient points he stated. wetter water possible bad thermostat I'd like to reiterate. You have a fan. It has a cowling and everything. If your bike is overheating in slow traffic there is an issue. No if, ands or buts. You need to figure that. ...


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I'm making my former comment an answer so that I can put pictures to explain better. First, don't mess with the grips. If they work fine with your hands dry then they don't need anything. If they don't work with dry hands, then do something to them, because using gloves shouldn't help much in that case. Then, going to the gloves subject. Even if you ride a ...


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It won't damage your transmission unless it damages your transmission You have a shift drum. It has grooves in it around the outside diameter that the shift forks follow to slide gears into gear as the drum turns. This is the basis for a constant mesh transmission. It's the reason (other than regulatory) that motorcycles gears are shifted in numerical ...



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