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by yorkie-col
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Tfl type approval.
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Tfl type approval.

yeah what john said . it's why I don't really understand the issue. if they want to ban you from the city centre you have two options get a bike that complies with the crack pot regulations OR don't take the bike into the city. as for the MOT bit yeah had that the first year I tested the cruiser. l...
by yorkie-col
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Tfl type approval.
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Tfl type approval.

HA the penny drops the dreaded "we will screw you if you dare enter the city" tax, don't get much call for that sort of thing up here in flat cap and ferret country. we only just got electric street lamps last week. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by yorkie-col
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Tfl type approval.
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Tfl type approval.

not sure I understand the question. GPZ 500's are old bikes and as such not subject to new rules as and when they are introduced new bikes are I suppose. but old one's. how could an old vehicle pass something that it was never intended or even dreamed of might have to pass, at the time it was made. ...
by yorkie-col
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete electrical failure
Replies: 29
Views: 2526

Re: Complete electrical failure

yep agree with John 100%. although to me the issue isn't the shard holding the float valve open that's bad enough. but if you blow it/knock it into the float bowl [it's the only place it can go] it's floating around there until it gets sucked into a jet or some orifice. so you have to remove the car...
by yorkie-col
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Change time...
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Oil Change time...

OIL, well I may be wrong but I was told these bikes although considered high performance are really just 80's technology and were designed to run on 80's oil. 10/40w straight mineral oil. the sort of stuff you could get anywhere in the world they sold the bikes. seeing as how most cheap oil you can ...
by yorkie-col
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bike loses coolant somewhere after being stood a few days
Replies: 54
Views: 3955

Re: Bike loses coolant somewhere after being stood a few days

it's not the header tank cap you need to look at but the rad cap that's the one that holds the pressure back.
by yorkie-col
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bike loses coolant somewhere after being stood a few days
Replies: 54
Views: 3955

Re: Bike loses coolant somewhere after being stood a few days

Do hope it's not the head gasket , are they a simple job on the gpz? I've only ever done 2 stroke head gaskets before ? . ERR nope. well it depends engineers and handy DIY'ers would probably say it was straight forwards. personally I thought it was a PITA and the engine was out of the bike. think i...
by yorkie-col
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bike loses coolant somewhere after being stood a few days
Replies: 54
Views: 3955

Re: Bike loses coolant somewhere after being stood a few days

hi Paul. I'm going to jump in here with both feet. if there is absolutely no coolant leaks it can only really be going in one of two places. out of the expansion bottle overflow or consumed by the engine. try pulling out the overflow tube from under the engine and laying it outside the case so you c...
by yorkie-col
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete electrical failure
Replies: 29
Views: 2526

Re: Complete electrical failure

OR, you could just ignore me as I don't know anything electrical My electrical learning curve is as follows - Tzzzzz... Zap, Ouch! Ya fekkin thing.... x40 years :lol: yeah there'a a lot in that position Clive. personally I love elecrtics. I find it fasinating finding the issues when you can't see t...
by yorkie-col
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete electrical failure
Replies: 29
Views: 2526

Re: Complete electrical failure

yeah I did say start from a known good source. hell you can test the wiring with a 12v torch battery if you want but hey what do I know. if the OP puts a new battery on it lights up fires on the button great problem solved. if not good luck your back to square only now you have a good power source w...