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    1996 FZR1000RU EXUP 2010 FZ1-S Fazer 2000 XV535 Virago 2006 piece of chinese tat (don't ask)

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  1. It's utterly unprecedented. Like Drew i go out for some decent exercise everyday. I was planning to go to Spain on my Kwak next week - good job i never booked anything.
  2. I had a 535. got it cheap because the carbs were sticky. Remove the diaphram caps and check that the vacuum operated slides are freely moving. Unlike most bikes they are led on their sides and need ptfe spray to keep them free. Change the plugs if you havent yet done that, as that improves performance under load. If these dont cure it then check air filter and carb jets.
  3. not sure if that is it - trying to find it on maps. it's on a long sweeper in that area. wish i could remember the name.
  4. There are some great roads in the Hunsruck, the bonus is it tends to be very quiet. I've spent good time riding the roads east of Trier with little about. Loads of pristine hairpins to piss around on. The road in the first part of 3. is a good one, popular with local riders too. The shore line of Konstanz is beautiful, speeds can be slow though. There is a decent biker cafe near Singen, worth finding if you can. Dont miss the roads near the Hohentwiel either, a few tasty hairpins 7. looks spot on too. Should be a decent route.
  5. you've already done a lot of diagnosis, know that there is no spark limits the range of the problem hugely. eliminating sidestand switch, angle sensor, clutch switch is usually the first place id look for no spark, ecus are generally robust (as you have likely found out). are you sure it hasnt got an immobiliser? i know american bikes dont [god knows why] have them, but pretty much everywhere else does. you can buy immobiliser bypass units for not much. If you are 100% there is no immob maybe there is damage to the loom (burnt or mechanical damage). Id be doing continuity tests from the negatives wires of the injectors to the same connector at the ecu.
  6. Good point, well made. I just put one of the expanders behind the lower ring [they are sat on the dining table]. It clearly takes up a small amount of play and keeps the ring more concentric. As it is zero hassle to fit them, i put them in. Thanks Neo.
  7. Yes. Just freshening up the top end. Suz's fiches do not show that ring and the original pistons dont have them. Wont bother with them.
  8. Ta. I thought it might be an 'expander' for the lower ring. Funny as there isn't one on either of the existing pistons. I'm gonna leave them out.
  9. Can someone tell me what the 'wiggly' ring is for in a piston kit? like the one below on the top right:
  10. you cant treat whole parts of a circuit as a node using Kirchoff's. Quite normal to do so, as Finnerz says current flow is conserved and measurable at any point in a path. If you think about the long piece of flex, the potential difference at that distance would not be able to drive a current flow (the resistivity would be too high) - you might get microamps of flow [DC has other effects that occur over long distance that arent always desirable). It wouldn't be that there would be energy to light the bulb, there wouldn't be a measurable and usable flow to allow any conversion of energy. What you have to remember is horns, heated grips, bulbs are all electrical devices which are specifically designed to convert electrical energy into other forms (sound, heat and light). You can switch a DC circuit anywhere - general convention is that you do it at the most positive part of the circuit, automotive circuits buck this by switching close to earth. As you stated mains AC is different mainly because the Lives is alternating between a positive and negative potential and there is a risk that any thing which is connected could create a dangerous potential difference, hence equipotential bonding. Not sure i get the first question. The second though is like this: the substation transformer that feeds you estate (and probably others) has 3 live lines out each out of phase by 120 degrees. A group of houses will get a live line each so the transformer, so the windings in the transistor will drive the current for all those houses in that group. Typical house in very typical conditions drawing several amps (between 2-20A unless cooker or electric shower on), so it's a summation (Kirchhoffs) of the current draws of all the houses.
  11. Well I have to disagree, but current is the same throughout the circuit (Kirchoff's Law). It's a legacy of automotive electrics to switch to earth - I think it was because having both sides of the switch at a potential of zero when it the contacts are closed causes fewer malfunctions.
  12. I'm confused. Isnt the soundbomb 12v? Isnt the feed from the loom also 12v? There is no difference in voltage. Like Cynic, I would relay it however, as the current draw will be larger.
  13. How did you test your battery? measuring the voltage across the terminals only tells a small part of the story.
  14. The front shocks on the 535 are pretty soggy generally. New springs and oil would be a start.
  15. Todtnau and Titisee (lol) Feldbergpass [the legengary part of the B500] A lot of Swabia is good. The roads around Albstadt and back towards Stuttgart are amazing and not well known - G-Earth is worth looking to see the climbs and decents and find the hairpins. Eg. Gosheim and the Lemberg and the road to Lichtenstein castle. Go over the Vosges too. The Route de Ballons is as good - i did it once in the snow - got turned around at 4000ft by some Elsassien forestry guy who must have thought i was nuts. + the wooden footbridge on the Rhine. +there is also a great biker cafe not far from the Hohentwiel, but youll need to google for it. Germany has some many awesome roads and many are not well known to UK riders. Lots of hairpins in wooded districts with little traffic.
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