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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:57 pm    Post subject: Question time Reply with quote

Hello, yesterday I accidentally bought a 1990 exup, its streetfightered so it has bits missing. I'm leaving it as a streetfighter but I have questions.
Should it have a reserve switch like the RU, it doesn't seem to have one?
It needs tyres, what tyres are people using?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it should have a reserve switch

And it should have tyres laugh
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And it should have tyres laugh


Last year I was running Bridgestone S20 Evo's and managed to get nearly 6,000 miles out of them and that's with using various speeds. paranoid paranoid

After talking to a few riders last year who we're running Bridgestone S21's. They say it out performs the S20 with lots more grip and harder wearing too.

That's what I'll be fitting at the end of this month ready for the sticky summer tarmac. nod
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím running 10 yr old Pirelliís. the rear is ready for changing anyway. Recon Iíll be looking for Costaís next
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Iím running 10 yr old Pirelliís. the rear is ready for changing anyway. Recon Iíll be looking for Costaís next


Do you mean Corsa's or are you spending all summer in Costa cafe's? big grin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sodding predictive text (FPT)

Not long left here now. Looking a bit sad. At least I can feel my hands in a morning which is a relief in winter

Yes Iíll be looking for Corsas
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I spotted a useful answer in that lot, I am doing well. laugh laugh
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Not like us to drift off topic laugh laugh laugh laugh big grin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Iím running 10 yr old Pirelliís. the rear is ready for changing anyway. Recon Iíll be looking for Costaís next


Fess up, Paul. You haven't been running anything for at least two years. Your tyres aren't worn out, just cracking and wrinkling with age like some members.
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Iím running 10 yr old Pirelliís. the rear is ready for changing anyway. Recon Iíll be looking for Costaís next


Fess up, Paul. You haven't been running anything for at least two years. Your tyres aren't worn out, just cracking and wrinkling with age like some members.


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Not like us to drift off topic laugh laugh laugh laugh big grin


That's true! laugh big grin



Right! I've got my carbs in bits to give them a clean, should I replace the emulsion tubes/needles etc while they're in bits or what, anything else I should do/replace also?

Oh and why does it have two filler plugs on the engine, sort of side by side?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a set of these. Very good quality and cheaper too. nod

https://litetek.co/Carb_Kit_Yamaha_FZR1000_89-95.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, they look good.

I'm going to leave the emulsion tubes etc, I saw the price then checked them again and they look ok. big grin
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Check the tubes for wear with a drill bit held to the light

Set the float heights and make sure the pilot jets especially are thoroughly clean

Yes my tyres probably are cracked but itís been 2 years since I saw my bike that I canít confirm that. Next couple of months should see that right thoí
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Paul, after years advising others how to recommission their bikes you're going to have to practise what you preach. I'm looking forward to your stage by stage reports with Pix. Start with a big reveal of the bike emerging from its shroud.
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