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About jawsap

  • Birthday September 21

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    FZR 600 (91 model) XT 500 (81 model)

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  1. Hi just thought id throw my 2 bob in the ring on this one I have an 81 model XT500 and it took me a while to learn the starting tricks, but now it can sit there for months and still will start first go. One thing i will stress is when i stop the engine i always give it a quick rev (about half throttle) then hit the kill switch as its winding down, NOW the trick i have found is vital in 2 points , when i go to restart hot or cold DONT TOUCH ANYTHING if cold put the choke on full if hot dont. That rev you give it seems to leave just the right amount of fuel in the carb to restart. Now the most important point i can give is MAKE SURE YOUR ON A COMPRESSION STROKE dont worry about the TDC indicator with my old girl the kick starter engages a little further forward on the compression stroke than an exhaust. OK now lay into the kick starter and dont be a pussy with it cause as many will know 500's can bite pretty hard. Well thats the way i start a 500 hope it helps
  2. Hi everyone, This is my first post on the forum and i was wondering if anyone has had any sucess using a 150 / 60 18 rear tyre on a 91 model FZR600. I have had the bike since new and as anyone who owns an FZR with 18 inch rear its getting real hard to get decent tyres. I changed the front tyre size years ago to 120 / 70 17 which greatly improved the bikes cornering when hitting into tight ones at speed (stops it trying to stear itself) I have the bike stripped to the frame at the moment giving it a major birthday (new everything) Hope some one has some feedback on this. Bye the way has anyone changed the rear to a 17inch rim??
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