Just Dan's go at a major resto on a early model Tenere'

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Just Dan, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Mark.F

    Mark.F Been here awhile

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    Good to see you got it running Dan.
    To reassure yourself about the oil flow just take the cap off the oil tank whilst the bikes running, you should see a good flow of oil returning to the tank.To check the level go for a short blast on it,stop the motor then check the level.
    With that stripped oil filter bolt,there's a few posts on the HUBB must be a common problem.
    I'm not sure why the bike's a poor starter,mine starts 1st or second kick,have you checked the decomp cable is adjusted properly?
    Mark
  2. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    We could not start the bike on Saturday. Adrian pointed out that decompresser cable was too slack. After the bike started with lots of popping and farting. Then settled down to a smooth idle.
  3. metropolis2k

    metropolis2k Been here awhile

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    Great to hear it running Dan! :clap

    Interesting that you've needed a heli-coil in the bottom oil filter screw - I needed exactly the same thing.
  4. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Well..... It did run for very long. The original CDI unit has died and is being replaced with after market one.
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    Have quite a large oil leak from the bottom allen key being stripped on the oil filter. Fingers crossed it should be fixed by a heli coil soon.
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    Waiting on new muffler coming from Germany to quieten things down a bit.
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  5. vudu

    vudu Been here awhile

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    Nearly there Dan. May I ask where you procured the racing block decal on the front fender? I'm looking for one for my '84 XT600 and I have only seen the newer graphic.
    Thanks
  6. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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  7. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Tapping a new thread for the Heli coil to go in. Using Andy"s eye in keeping the tap straight.
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    Heli coil in place. Making sure that the gallery is not blocked.
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    I had none of the original bolts for the oil cover. Just trying to figure out what is so special about the bottom bolt. Is the shank smaller than the thread? :scratch:

    Where the hole is located in the casing. The thread of what ever bolt is used covers the hole. Under pressure there would be oil seep past the threads.

    Just been reminded to place the O ring under the cover that was not there before.
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    Back to where we started.
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  8. SharonVespaGirl

    SharonVespaGirl Intl. Lady of Leisure

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    Great to see it's getting so close to being finished! Pity it's just in time for winter, though. Brrr!
  9. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Yeah great. And you have flown back to this side of the world for snow and gale force winds. You miss out on the Isle of man TT.

    The latest news is. My CDI has gone missing in the post.:ddog

    At least the muffler has arrived.
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  10. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    What brand is that muffler?:deal Cost? Great rebulit!
  11. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Thanks Big Ed. The muffler is made by an Italian company called Marving. They make quite a few versions of mufflers for XT600's in loud or quite, Steel, Alu or Stainless.

    I bought a quite steel one. A Marving EDR from Ebay.de at a cost of 170 euros ($250 us)

    http://shop.ebay.de/i.html?_from=R4...amaha+xt600+auspuff&_sacat=See-All-Categories

    And a cheap after market CDI from here
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/YAMAHA-X...rcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2eb5ab5d26
  12. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    Beautiful job on the restoration. I have no patience for doing the work myself, but I love seeing old machinery as it looked when it was new.
  13. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    <object height="349" width="425">New CDI and coil.


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  14. mb8

    mb8 Been here awhile

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    Purring like a kitten :clap
  15. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Now just skid plate, and the front brakes?? Ready to Ride?? ED
  16. The Cameraman

    The Cameraman Been here awhile

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    Good on ya mate,

    I'm looking forward to a video of her being ridden down the road.

    She's a fine job.

    Regards

    Reggie
  17. BATMAN

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    Looks and sounds great.
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