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Post by minimouse on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:44 pm

Just thought I better log on and say hi .. again .... had a few personal things going on so wasn't logging on chatting anywhere .. but hoping things starting to settle again now .

Im due to go away in my camper in a couple weeks and can't wait ..... cheers

and can't remember if I posted on here last October that I passed my motorbike test ... cheers

Can anyone tell me of a mechanic in Essex that will work on a hijet? think mine might need checking over soon.... or how easy can they be to work on? I have previously done a few basic jobs on other cars and my previous honda acty .. with the aide of a haynes manual ...

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Post by minimouse on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:45 pm

oh and haven't forgotton about doing the write up for the website about mounting a romahome onto the jet flatbed ..
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Post by Logi on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:03 pm

minimouse wrote: Can anyone tell me of a Rich the mechanic in Essex that will work on a hijet?

Smile


Congrats on the bike test cheers
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Post by minimouse on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:39 pm

I forgot about Rich .....

Rich where are you .... (pm time over weekend I think .. lol )
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:41 pm

minimouse wrote:I forgot about Rich .....

Rich where are you .... (pm time over weekend I think .. lol )

I'm up in Harlow All my Hijet experiance is on a 993cc plus a compression test on Daisydons 1.3 which I forgot to connect the fourth plug back on Rolling Eyes
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Post by minimouse on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:51 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:

I'm up in Harlow All my Hijet experiance is on a 993cc plus a compression test on Daisydons 1.3 which I forgot to connect the fourth plug back on Rolling Eyes

Harlow isn't too far ..... I'm near Southend .. I wouldn't have a clue about compression tests .. lol I know I need to start looking at doing a few jobs on mine .. hoping most will wait till over winter now ...

so do you have a garage or is working on the jet just yours and a hobby?
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:58 pm

I'm a bike mechanic by trade, no garage, work outside on cars try not to do any jobs that are to involved as no off road parking either.
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Post by minimouse on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:13 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:I'm a bike mechanic by trade, no garage, work outside on cars try not to do any jobs that are to involved as no off road parking either.

Ok .. no problem ... was worth asking ... Very Happy
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:40 pm

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:36 pm

Go on get your hands dirty!

Welcome back Smile
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Post by minimouse on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:44 am

HighlyJetted wrote:Go on get your hands dirty!

Welcome back Smile

suppose I could get my hands to match my mind ... Smile
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Post by Logi on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:01 am

minimouse wrote:suppose I could get my hands to match my mind ... Smile

Isnt that known as masturbation? Wink
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Post by minimouse on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:13 am

Logi wrote:
minimouse wrote:suppose I could get my hands to match my mind ... Smile

Isnt that known as masturbation? Wink

Is that what you call it ... ? Should of known you'd appear out of the woodwork at the talk of dirty minds.. Laughing
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Post by Logi on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:19 am

lol!

What jobs need doing? Pretty sure we can guide you through some of it?
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Post by minimouse on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:23 am

think will need to give the water system a check over .. and I seem to be using a lot of oil... (think head gasket needs replacing) ..

but all complicated by the fact that I have the romahome pod on the back so need to remove that to get at the engine..

not looking to do them just yet .. as apart from using oil it seems to be running ok .. (touching lots of wood ) .. was thinking of a overhaul for the winter .. as also need to upgrade the rear leaf springs ..
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Post by Logi on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:38 am

How much is "a lot of oil" ? Not a common prob with them, my old one had about 130k on it, hardly used a drop. Is it burning it? Leaky sump plug/filter? Has it been changed lately? Is it using water/ pressurising the system?
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Post by Logi on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:43 am

minimouse wrote:. (touching lots of wood ) .. ..

Strangely enough thats what I call masturbation..... Razz
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Post by minimouse on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:50 am

erm..... Question lol

oil wise... last year I noticed a hot/burning smell when doing a short run to the train station from my house (about 2miles max) the bf at time (now ex) looked at it and put a black sealant around (i think on the head) this seemed to sort it .. (wasn't loosing oil other then small amount then) but in last 3 months I have used a 5 litre container .. half of that last weekend..

I do need to check levels again .. and will poke my nose underneath to see if I'm leaking again... ( the oil filter and oil were both replaced last year )

water wise.. not loosing any ... as for pressurising system? can I have in plain english what I need to look at for that?

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Post by minimouse on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

Think I need to look at getting a manual.. then when I do look at it properly can upload pics and details on what I'm finding or doing..
just looked at the manual on here as in work and was going to print it while the bosses were out .. but think they might notice 585 pages.. lol
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Post by Logi on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:01 pm

minimouse wrote:and will poke my nose underneath to see if I'm leaking again...


Its a bummer when a woman reaches a certain age........ lol!

That is a lot of oil.
Youd be wise to pop the seats out and have a look when its running and check underneath, ( obviously be careful of long hair getting caught in the belt ... Helfansaftey Wink )if its burning that amount youd likely be leaving a James Bondesque trail of smoke?
If its not using any coolant leave it alone for now.
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Post by minimouse on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:14 pm

Logi wrote:
minimouse wrote:and will poke my nose underneath to see if I'm leaking again...

Its a bummer when a woman reaches a certain age........ lol!

I know .. and the tena ladies only help to a certain extent ... tongue


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That is a lot of oil.
Youd be wise to pop the seats out and have a look when its running and check underneath, ( obviously be careful of long hair getting caught in the belt ... Helfansaftey Wink )if its burning that amount youd likely be leaving a James Bondesque trail of smoke?
If its not using any coolant leave it alone for now.[/quote]

I definately am not leaving trails of smoke ... which is why I havn't panicked just yet... (long hair I don't need to worry about .. keep it short)

I will pop the seats and have a look to see if I can see anything obvious .. etc ..
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Post by PFM on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:40 pm

One cautionary tale re oil level on the 993 - probly won't apply to the other engines....

About 10 years ago I noticed oil level was low so topped up and checked level next day. Still low so topped up more. Still low next day - thought something wrong, rechecked and found level a bit higher - in the end I had to dip it 4 or 5 times before I got a consistant level and by then it was above the max line. So it's worth checking a few times before you pour.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:14 pm

My red one used oil and smelt of burning.

The rocker cover was leaking onto the exhaust manifold where it burnt off. Only did it while driving so didn't leave much if any oil patch on the drive
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Post by elfin girl on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:53 pm

mine leaked at the rocker cover onto manifold too, all fixed now the heads done tho Very Happy
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Post by leopard_pagan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:11 pm

Congrats in bike test... Have you got a bike now?
I also returning after a year away .... Came into some funds do decided to get a Hijet again.
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Post by waz on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:39 pm

[quote="leopard_pagan"
I also returning after a year away .... . [/quote]

I returned to bikes after 43 years away Very Happy
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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:23 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:My red one used oil and smelt of burning.

The rocker cover was leaking onto the exhaust manifold where it burnt off. Only did it while driving so didn't leave much if any oil patch on the drive

Our 993 does a similar thing only itis the head to distributor seal thats leaking and that is straight onto the manifold so burns off and doesn't get an oil patch.
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Post by minimouse on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:23 pm

leopard_pagan wrote:Congrats in bike test... Have you got a bike now?
I also returning after a year away .... Came into some funds do decided to get a Hijet again.

I have a suzuki gsx 750f .... Very Happy
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Post by minimouse on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:27 pm

ok .. so with these leaking seals... am i going to seriously damage the engine if i keep driving and topping up for now?

Poked head underneath whilst running on saturday and couldn't see a definate drip... will keep very close eye on oil used ..

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Post by Logi on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:32 pm

As long as it's kept topped up it'll be fine but at the rate you seem to be losing oil you're going to need to be checking it hourly......

And it'll get expensive, price of oil.

GSX750f? Not bad for a first bike after the test, just remember not to get overexcited with a big throbber between your legs. Wink
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