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    Restoring scraped mirrors

    Haha oh wow, South Africa! Yes, I would think you're right.
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    Restoring scraped mirrors

    Location? Got a couple take offs in nice condition I'd sell for cheap
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    Spent some money on the old girl

    Q3+ is my favorite tire right now. They last very decent considering the grip they have.
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    Some advice on changing cam chain tensioner

    Wait, pull what plugs out? To be clear I was never intending on taking the valve cover off, that was just brought up so I wasn't ever planning on that. :) I guess its the ultimate safest method to actually look at your timing, but its overkill. Maybe if this was a 1/1 1965 Formula 1 V12 motor...
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    Some advice on changing cam chain tensioner

    Thanks, you guys are legends. I'm not worried about the job its self, just wanted some specialized advice for this bike and knew I would learn some specific tips by asking the vets. I have been building dirtbike engines for a number of years, this was my first timing owning a 4 cylinder bike...
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    Some advice on changing cam chain tensioner

    Just found this post, I've been reading all the general search results from cam chain tesnioners. Seem my concern is addressed in this, and that a new cct comes with a plastic tab holding the tensioner fully retracted until its bolted on. Makes a lot of sense because otherwise it would be quite...
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    Some advice on changing cam chain tensioner

    Okay another question, what is the proper technique for actually mounting it? Do you fully retract the rod while mounting, then let it go out after its bolted on so it extends the proper amount? I'm trying to imagine how I will hold the screwdriver on the inside screw (to hold the rod retracted)...
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    Some advice on changing cam chain tensioner

    Wow, nice little screw up by Yamaha in the service manual... It does say to only turn it CCW. Thanks for informing me of this.
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    Some advice on changing cam chain tensioner

    Thanks folks. I ordered the side gasket because it was only 9 USD and the tensioner gasket, as well as a new tensioner ($100USD) so that isn't ideal but oh well. I'm assuming the gasket is the "GASKET, OIL PUMP COVER 1" 5SL-15456-01-00 judging by the parts diagram.
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    Some advice on changing cam chain tensioner

    Back again cluttering the forum with my random questions as I work on my bike. I'm pretty sure my cam chain tensioner is shot because the cam chain is very loud, doesn't sound pleasant, and I see it's pretty common. Just a lot of clicky clacking noise coming from that side in general. What is...
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    Naked converted FZ6, how could I go about getting low and high beam functionality?

    The light its self will not be an issue, but the lack of high/low switch function would be (unless you find a chill inspector). I don't need to get it inspected luckily, only needs to be done when switching owners and then you're good forever. No plans to sell at the moment. Too fun and cheap...
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    Naked converted FZ6, how could I go about getting low and high beam functionality?

    I just ordered this for now. Should be fine even if both are on according to most who have done it here. Fingers crossed! https://www.amazon.ca/DZG-Motorcycle-Headlight-Conversion-Warranty-1/dp/B07BTTFN1S/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=h4%2Bled&qid=1579145584&smid=A25IT18KNPEAO8&sr=8-6&th=1
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    Naked converted FZ6, how could I go about getting low and high beam functionality?

    I am happy to just buy a H4 LED that can handle both filaments and be done with it if it will be a hassle. I just wanted it working for resale some day to pass the new owner safety inspection repuired by the province. I am very mechanically inclined (building dirt bike motors etc) but...
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    Naked converted FZ6, how could I go about getting low and high beam functionality?

    My reading here has made me realize why I burned out a bulb in less than a month. Using the high beam connector I think I was unknowingly turning on both elements on my bulb and killed it. It happened coming home from picking up food, right when it was getting fully dark out and I was 15 minutes...
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    Naked converted FZ6, how could I go about getting low and high beam functionality?

    Found this nice wiring diagram to help me wrap my head around this a little better. I am currently using the right side connector, so pink-white/black-yellow/white-yellow. At least I'm 90% sure thats the connector I'm using because my headlight is off when the switch is down, and on when the...
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    Naked converted FZ6, how could I go about getting low and high beam functionality?

    Definitely interested in doing that. So when I have the H4 LED with hi and low, I have the normal 3 hole connector that the factory high beam (right side when sitting on bike) connector uses. Which lead would I remove from it to replace with the new low beam connector? Thanks guys for your help
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    Naked converted FZ6, how could I go about getting low and high beam functionality?

    Ah, so I was wrong, I incorrectly assumed the H4 bulb in the FZ made use of both filaments but nope, as you said the low beam is not used! Interesting. That's a nice write up, quite a wealth of information here. I love it
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    ST2 Self-Cancelling Indicators

    Sorry Shoop, continue on.
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    ST2 Self-Cancelling Indicators

    Right. So the always on left side is a H4 in low beam, until the high beam switch is turned on, and then the left side H4 goes into high beam mode and the H7 on the right turns on as well. At least that's what I'm thinking happens. I also have a feeling I am wrong about this which very well may...
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    ST2 Self-Cancelling Indicators

    Thanks for making me aware of this thread! The pictures are great for what I'm doing. It is actually a H4 bulb, as H4 are dual filament for a low and high beam function in one housing, which a lot of cars use. H7 is just single filament. :) I believe H4 is the only bulb type of the 7 varieties...
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