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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-23-2016, 03:48 AM   #11
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Getting a bit low on a lot of the common sizes of stainless bolts:



So last night I dropped into my favourite hardware shop on the way home to grab some grown-up pick-and-mix (actual photo from the shop, this place makes me so happy ):





There is way more in that bag than there looks to be.

So carried on with the stainless-ing:





And then of course, no one will see it:





Other bits will improve looks and keep grotty areas looking slightly better (old vs new):



And on the swinger:



After getting her looking all pretty the other day, she's all in bits again so I could get the carb out:





Also had a look at the spark plug while I was there, I think i'll get a fresh, non-iridium one tonight on the way home from work:



So the carb was actually fairly clean, but there were some interesting things:

1. I thought maybe this "R" version didn't have a hot-start like I knew some other CRF450 have, turns out it's just removed, blanked off with a screw and the lever changed. So I'm going to order a cable and lever (once pay-day rolls around).

2. The accelerator pump diaphragm was upside down:



I wonder if that had anything to do with the rev hanging on throttle off and stalling on brisk idle-to-WOT? Anyway, fixed it now.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-24-2016, 10:44 AM   #12
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Curious why you want to go away from the iridium? I've had poor luck with them on old CB ignitions, but the one in my KLR ( can I call that modern?) seems to do well. They're supposed to last forever.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-24-2016, 02:07 PM   #13
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I tried them on the ducati a while back and had poor starting issues.

Turns out there isn't a non iridium version of this. The guy I bought it from laughed and said that's the most expensive one I've ever sold!



17.99 but i got it same day rather than finding it cheaper online.
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Poor starting is what I found on the CB, too. And a rough idle. 17 pounds...I think that's almost 30 bucks here. Ouch!
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Its 23.34 ;-), but that is still a good chunk of change for a spark plug! Why would ther not be a non iridium version of it? Isnt that a pretty popular bike? And normally popularity = greater variety of parts available for it


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I'm as surprised as you are, I did a quick Google in the shop and didn't see anything either. I'll check it out for the future but just wanted to get it done today so I could start it.

Did a fair bit of work today but haven't posted it because I'm working in the bar tonight and haven't the time.
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"Working" in the bar??
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LOL, yeah, both, sometimes i barely break even.
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Guess what i did?? That's right, more stainless bolts!





Got the carb back in, was a bit of a ball ache, i had to remove the airbox from the seat subframe to do it. Started up fine, still not running great, got it a bit better by adjusting the throttle cables, mix and idle but need somewhere i can make noise to do it properly.











Then i decided to do something actually useful and got to work on the chain and sprox, but most of the bolt heads where rounded out:



So had to take the wheel in to work and do the ole "weld a bolt on" trick:





That was all i had time for, hope to get that job finished today.

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