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    My next bike'll be a honda :0(

    I've spent all week tinkering with the bike, amassing spares and making repairs where necessary. Spent all day today putting it back together...and I've got more problems now than when I started

    Changed the shock for standard, but it's soft as shite despite checking the settings...I'm gonna have to check to see if I've got the right linkage, I don't think I have.

    Popped the dashboard out to change a bulb...Now the rev light is permanently stuck at 6k, and two more bulbs have blown.

    Changed the relays, and stripped the l/h switchgear to do the main beam mod...and the main beam is still erratic, and the rear brake light switch has gone out in sympathy.

    The bike runs fine now, and it looks a whole lot better, but I swear if it gives me any more grief I'm gonna crush it and buy a Honda

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    Steady Alan lets not rush into things. Some nice faults though mate, a good productive day

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    Sure looks purdy, tho'...


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    mmm fix one prob cause 2 more aint mechanicin great

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    i've got a sachs shock and rear linkage for sale if ur interested mate....hope you get it sorted....it will be all worth it in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSVkwackers View Post
    i've got a sachs shock and rear linkage for sale if ur interested mate....hope you get it sorted....it will be all worth it in the end
    I'll bear that in mind, but I've only just bought the shock I've got. Just hope it's compatible. I've always got the Maxton to fall back on, but that needs stripping and rebuilding.

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    [ stripped the l/h switchgear to do the main beam mod...and the main beam is still erratic, and the rear brake light switch has gone out in sympathy.

    do the mod using the diode across the relays...much easier...diodes only 20pence as well

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    Dont rush into anything Alan ,,,, Stand back have a drink, things always look better after a bottle of red

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    Or a night's sleep...

    I've already sussed the brake switch, stripped down and cleaned the relay box (again), and the lights are working okay (seemingly).

    Just the suspension and dash panel left. For the time being I'll whip the shift light bulb out to stop it blinking at me (the C button seems to have given up the ghost), and have a tinker with damping settings.

    I'll have the bugger running well come what may.

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    dont you just need to reset the rev light by turning the key to light the dials then u can move the rev light by holding down a button ....

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    The button don't work...

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    I think it might be with mine in the med somewhere, wish i was with them

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    Stop press....

    She's a runner

    Woke up with a fresh outlook today, and set about each problem methodically. And it's fixed! I smooth-talked the dashboard with a small hammer and, aside from a relay that's on order and a new headlight (the chrome's had it on mine), she's A1.

    Even the suspension took kindly to some heavily revised settings (something slightly amiss there, but it's not far off). I got headlights, proper revs, everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Haskins View Post
    Stop press....

    She's a runner

    Woke up with a fresh outlook today, and set about each problem methodically. And it's fixed! I smooth-talked the dashboard with a small hammer and, aside from a relay that's on order and a new headlight (the chrome's had it on mine), she's A1.

    Even the suspension took kindly to some heavily revised settings (something slightly amiss there, but it's not far off). I got headlights, proper revs, everything!
    HEY MATE GLAD THINGS ARE WORKIN OUT ....had me feelin mildly guilty for a mo there

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    Quote Originally Posted by butch1276 View Post
    HEY MATE GLAD THINGS ARE WORKIN OUT ....had me feelin mildly guilty for a mo there
    No,no, I knew the shock was fine, but there's still something not right out back, I've had to adjust everything way up to get some useable suspension. I still think I need a different linkage.

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