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    I ended up using a soft bit of timber and a lump hammer, problem was solved pretty quickly with no damage to the head

    Head's now all swapped out and looking good, update in my Kat thread if you're overly keen.
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    Changed out the RF600R's voltage regulator today. Still over charging..... hmm......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser View Post
    Changed out the RF600R's voltage regulator today. Still over charging..... hmm......
    Maybe bad ground, specifically to the RR or the mounting bracket it is mounted on. No ground, no regulation...

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    Re-assembled the carbs on the skunk this morning. (After 4 days of cleaning.)

    It's a whole lot of fun when you get a set of carbs already broken down in a box!

    Amazingly, they were all there, minus the circlips that go on the choke plunger rods.
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    Installed the carbs on the skunk today. Stuck a battery in it and connected the auxillary fuel tank. Guess what...IT'S ALIVE!

    It actually sounded pretty good! Idles well and revs like it should. Love the sound of the Kerker! No smoke or unusual loud engine noises. Shifts thru the gears like it should. Most of the electrics seem to be working.

    Guess I'll have to get it road-worthy now!
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    A while back my speedo needle started bouncing and eventually quit moving alltogether. Replaced it with another and it was good for a thousand miles or so, now it's doing the same thing. This time I pried open the bezel to clean and lube everything inside before it's totally shot.

    It was a bit gunked up but not too bad.



    After a good spritz of carb cleaner and some lithiumm grease, I reassembled it. After a good three hour ride tonight, the needle is pretty steady with a tiny bounce around 80mph.
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    That's a good job. What did you use to pretty is the bezel? I've tried this a couple of times before to address speedo and tacho problems (dirty faces, needle) and have made a mess of the bezels. I found the steel bezel crimping to stuff to move without a screwdriver but the edges were too sharp to stretch the metal without distortion.
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    The power switch went bad on my garage stereo....Haven't found a replacement yet, so I am going to open it up, and see if it is fixable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeT View Post
    That's a good job. What did you use to pretty is the bezel? I've tried this a couple of times before to address speedo and tacho problems (dirty faces, needle) and have made a mess of the bezels. I found the steel bezel crimping to stuff to move without a screwdriver but the edges were too sharp to stretch the metal without distortion.
    So, the original speedo with the white plastic housing (in the background in my pic) was too difficult to pry open, plus it was shot and not worh the effort. The replacement unit has an orange housing and the metal wasn't crimped nearly as tightly. I was able to pry against the orange housing with a flat blade screwdriver working my way around. After reassembling it, the thick rubber gasket hid most of the chipped finish on the metal bezel.

    I'm not sure what model or year the orange speedo came from. Bought it from another member who said it was from an "L".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burque73 View Post
    So, the original speedo with the white plastic housing (in the background in my pic) was too difficult to pry open, plus it was shot and not worh the effort. The replacement unit has an orange housing and the metal wasn't crimped nearly as tightly. I was able to pry against the orange housing with a flat blade screwdriver working my way around. After reassembling it, the thick rubber gasket hid most of the chipped finish on the metal bezel.

    I'm not sure what model or year the orange speedo came from. Bought it from another member who said it was from an "L".
    as a CAUTION: I'd love to find and orange tachometer one for my 1981 GSX400E....the White ones (very common) do not fit the housing...

    De crimping definitely stretches the metal and is impossible to re-shrink-crimp perfectly in my skillset...sigh
    An OPTION is to CUT the ring, drill tiny holes and cinch the ends back together with a twisted wire 'buckle" where it can least be seen.. It's also far from perfect and is harder to re-assemble but is worth a try if you have a sacrificial spare?

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