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  1. Gary in NJ

    Running on 2 Cylinders, What to Do?

    It woud need to be replaced. If the "crud" moves beyond the filter/screen, it gets into the fuel rail which is a much more involved job to clean. Do it right...do it once.
  2. Gary in NJ

    Running on 2 Cylinders, What to Do?

    If all 4 cylinders are firing, after all this forum has learned in the last year about our aging bikes, I'd say that the in-tank fuel filter is loaded with crud.
  3. Gary in NJ

    Running on 2 Cylinders, What to Do?

    Which two cylinders? Cylinders 1 & 4 share a coil as do 2 & 3. To test the coil primary resistance, disconnect the ignition coil leads from the wire harness, connect your multi-meter leads to the two spade connectors, measure the resistance. The resistance should fall between 1.53 and 2.07 ohms...
  4. Gary in NJ

    ebay in Italy

    It looks great...like it's always been there. Perfect match.
  5. Gary in NJ

    Help with R6 rear shock and forks that were installed on my FZ6 before I bought it

    As I posted in the other thread, there are different sized plates that make up the stack. There are two outer plates friction plates at each end of the stack and 6 inner friction plates each 2.9 to 3.1 mm. There are 7 clutch plates (2.0mm ea) between each friction plate and an inner clutch plate...
  6. Gary in NJ

    Help With Getting Clutch Cover back on after Clutch disk replacement. Cable Has no tension whatsoever (Issue is not the cable itself)

    The stack-up may be a bit too thick (wide). According to the FSM, the friction plates should have a max thickness of 3.1mm (2.9mm min) and the clutch plates have an allowance of 0.1mm of warpage. The springs have a free length of 55mm. New clutch plates should be soaked in oil overnight before...
  7. Gary in NJ

    Beads

    In 40 years of road riding I don't remember ever having to rebalance a tire before it was worn out. Unless there is an underlying issue (bent frame or wheels out of alignment) tires wear evenly.
  8. Gary in NJ

    Help with R6 rear shock and forks that were installed on my FZ6 before I bought it

    Spring selection doesn't take into account where the forks came from. It looks at the total system weight of bike and rider. I would hope that the person who undertook the fork conversion took the time to properly spring the forks. The wet weight difference between an FZ6 and an R6 is less than...
  9. Gary in NJ

    Help with R6 rear shock and forks that were installed on my FZ6 before I bought it

    That's the usual fitment for that shock. While made for the FZ6 (or repurposed by Penski for the FZ6), the OEM shock didn't have a reservoir of any type, it is a low-spec twin-tube shock. So there has to be some type of modification for the reservoir. I'm thinking there is room under the seat...
  10. Gary in NJ

    Help with R6 rear shock and forks that were installed on my FZ6 before I bought it

    Yeah, the lack of damping in the shock would make it feel as though you are riding a 400 pound pogo stick. Yamaha does sell a seal kit. So do aftermarket companies such as RaceTech. You can also get springs from Racetech. Before you order anything. get the forks off and see what is in there. The...
  11. Gary in NJ

    Help with R6 rear shock and forks that were installed on my FZ6 before I bought it

    Those are nice (dare I say coveted) upgrades on your bike. It's hard to say "why" things aren't working without having the opportunity to inspect things in person. Not withstanding, here are my thoughts. Forks: Since you bought the bike used, you have no idea what springs are installed and if...
  12. Gary in NJ

    How do I check for spark?

    As these bikes age, the fuel pump assembly is rising to the top as being a problem. It’s getting to the point of being the #1 suspect when a bike won’t start.
  13. Gary in NJ

    Hi all, from a long time Fazer owner

    What brand shock is that? The range of adjustment on the pre-load collar is a bit optimistic.
  14. Gary in NJ

    Summer Tour Around Wales on FZ6

    That s some lovely countryside, with some fun looking roads.
  15. Gary in NJ

    07 led rear turn signals work (when turning), but only one running light

    I'm a big fan of solderless connectors and zip ties (to keep things from moving)...lots of zip ties
  16. Gary in NJ

    FZ6 Fazer S2 Cluster & other electrical issues

    You also mentioned that the instrument cluster was repaired. Inspect it for some sloppy soldiering to see if they accidentally created a jump across a circuit that you may have to cut.
  17. Gary in NJ

    Beads

    Data and user experience suggests that the beads do in fact work. It's just a mess to deal with, both putting it into the tire and especially changing the tire. Wheels weights are so inexpensive that they are practically free. Beads cost money. I too have a wheel stand that I use for truing (I...
  18. Gary in NJ

    Beads

    I'm a fan of a dynamic balance.
  19. Gary in NJ

    07 led rear turn signals work (when turning), but only one running light

    Are these three wire lights? Usually one wire is the turn indicator, one the ground and the other the running light. You can run the running light off any constant source, such as the license plate light.
  20. Gary in NJ

    Oil light On

    That’s what I get for not consulting the FSM before responding. I should never respond without coffee either. Thanks for the correction
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