Featured Bbr Spanner Dude Reference 3

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  1. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    Right then, so in my bid to become the spanner man for BBR (@Bad Billy) I am using this Yamaha repair as my 3rd reference.

    Reference 1: Scarlett
    Reference 2: Daytona 955i belonging to he who is shunned (lopez).

    So with @Dozers Dad help yesterday I got the cursed thing running.
    It took some ether and about 20 minutes of swearing but it runs. So that's a start.
    The bugger is that I am sure the owner will not want to carry ether so he can start his bike every time because it does not start without it. Once you get it started it will stay running so the carbs need rebuilt. Maybe not, but I will do it to take that issue from the list. Then I will attack the points of which I will be screaming for help as I have not seen one since high school. aka a long ass time ago.:confused:

    So at 2am I got up and took off the airbox. Gave it a good cleaning and a coat of paint. I then took out te air filters and I think they need a shave. Or at least a trim. :)

    Then off came the carbs and the throttle control cables which are in very bad shape.
    While I wait for the carb rebuild kit I will get them cleaned and ready for the repair.

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  2. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    Since some of you gents have had one of these bikes, can anyone tell me where to find the &%#%$&*R$# starter?

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  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Ron,

    Glad to hear the bike continued to start/run after our chat. From what I could tell it sounded like a sweet engine?
    Great job on repainting the airbox, that looks a lot more presentable mate. But WTF is going on with the airfilter? It looks like a bees nest! :eek:
    At only $26 for a carb rebuild kit. That was definitely money well spent. The fact that the bike runs now is great. But a carb clean/rebuild has gotta help matters :)

    The brakes may also need a caliper seal kit? But again, that won't break the bank either.
    Then you can see what can be done with the tired paintwork & furry metal parts?
    Getting it running was the big hurdle & you've already cracked that! :grinning:
     
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  4. Bad Billy

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    Nice one Ron, running already, once carbs rebuilt it will run sweet I am sure :).

    You already passed muster to be my spanner man before this though mate, the only problem being you're wrong side of the pond! o_O

    This will be brilliant for you though mate, as your first job it will give you a first customer to sing your praises, if it helps you can say you're are hired as chief pit crew technician for Team BBR Formula Prostocks, all we are waiting for is enough sponsorship to fly you over to the UK :cool:.

    Keep us posted, not having much spare time to be on here at moment, but will look out for the updates. ;)
     
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  5. Yorkshireman

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    Ron, are you looking for the starter motor? If so, follow the thick cable from the starter solenoid, if you know where that is, and that should lead (ha ha, lead, geddit? )to the starter motor, it may be under the engine.
     
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  6. Yorkshireman

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    As I suspected, under the engine at the rear
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    #7 Duckadiledundee, Jan 11, 2020
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    I know that your on a budget with this but is that flexible if need be...

    Also have you got a time the job as to be completed by ....

    I got faith in you @Ron Ashurst but I know how these jobs can go awry and take your budget and time way off what you originally planned for....
     
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  8. Dozers Dad

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    #8 Dozers Dad, Jan 11, 2020
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    That fits with the photo showing the fixing points that we found last night...
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  9. Ron Ashurst

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    How come you never told me to look underneath the fecker? :p:eek:;)
     
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  10. Ron Ashurst

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    Thanks Youkshireman. I would still be looking and never would have thought to check under it.
     
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  11. Yorkshireman

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    Pleasure. I haven’t owned one of those but I had a Suzuki GT 550 in the late 70’s and the starter motor for that was encased in a recess right under the centre exhaust in the middle of the engine, :mad: (bitch to access) that’s what gave me the idea of where it could be, the google search of images of the motor then confirmed it. :)
     
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  12. Ron Ashurst

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    I ran into a situation on the front brake.
    I knew it was sticking making the bike a [email protected] to push, but what wingnut did this needs to be shot.
    My problem is getting the damned stud out as i does not want to budge.

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  13. Yorkshireman

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    I’d be tempted to weld a nut over it filling the centre with weld, the heat will loosen things and it should come out with a good fitting socket.
     
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  14. Ron Ashurst

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    The wreched thing is designed that way of all things.

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  15. Yorkshireman

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    Got it, cheers.
     
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  16. Ron Ashurst

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    I got the brake caliper reinstalled yesterday evening and it works like a bloody charm.
    It only took 2 minutes to bleed it and there ya go. :)
     
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  17. Ron Ashurst

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    I think the bike is coming along nicely. Still stuff to do yet, but getting there.
    Ignore the red item, that's for Scarlett.

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    Nice work Ron, well organised.
     
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    Looking good Ron :cool:
     
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  20. Ron Ashurst

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    If I do not write it down I am sure I will forget something and go crazy trying to remember what I forgot.:confused:
     
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