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Old 27-08-14, 12:43 PM   #61
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Bit of Z tinkering today.

One of the Ramair pod filters replaced as I split one through ham-fisted over tightening of the jubilee clip.

I also tried to sort out the petrol tank leak. Petrol is seeping out from around the fuel level sender unit. It was loose but tightening it all back down appears to have made no difference. Seems like a ****e piece of design to me for what is a pointless indicator light on a bike with a reserve tap... I haven't even got the damn thing wired in!

I also have a bit of oil weeping past the beautiful looking tachometer drive blank. Looks great and cost a bloody fortune but still leaks a bit. I shall live with that and clean off the odd oil drip...

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Old 27-08-14, 03:42 PM   #62
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I just used coca cola to clean the corrosion off my exhausts, can't believe i ever drank that stuff!!

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Old 27-08-14, 09:56 PM   #63
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It's supposed to be good for removing insects off paintwork too.

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Old 27-08-14, 10:01 PM   #64
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To get tar off paintwork without damaging it, gently rub butter into the tar and watch it just come straight off. Leaves a greasy mark though.
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Old 28-08-14, 06:40 AM   #65
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I'll have to try that one.

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Old 28-08-14, 10:29 AM   #66
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Worked for the Torrey Canyon oil/tar washed up on the beaches.
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Old 28-08-14, 08:17 PM   #67
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MT03 - Service, fork seal and MOT prep.
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Old 28-08-14, 09:17 PM   #68
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Fitted motosliders. Took 10 minutes.

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Old 28-08-14, 10:25 PM   #69
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I have just drilled the pilot hole in the Suspension rocker to fit a grease nipple.
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I swapped my LPH number plate over from my SV to my GS, this required getting a drill, spanner and screwdriver out, which is quite technical for me. I've turned the garage, loft and house over looking for the old SV plate to put back on and can't find it anywhere. If course no sooner have I paid 15 for a new plate it'll turn up somewhere utterly stupid, like down the back of a sofa cushion.
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