oh FFS... any spannerers around?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Doesnotcompute, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. well it was about time my luck started to change I spose.
    Today whilst heading up the M40 back to Preston to continue packing the
    house up, my VS decided to run a bit shit[tm].

    So I eased right off, found my way to the hard shoulder and pondered
    whether or not it really should sound quite like the big bag of spanners
    it was sounding like :(

    Got the bike home in a van courtesy of my old man. No thanks to all the
    fuckers who passed me on the M40 around Banbury area despite my thumbs
    down signal. Mumble Mumble.

    So anyway, it's hard to describe the noise it makes now, other than:

    Loud. Tappy. Rattley. Scary. Expensive.

    I know the square root of **** all about engines, so anyone with more
    than half a clue want to share their thoughts? It's a 800 Vtwin with
    approx 25k miles if that's useful.

    Anyone with half a clue and spanner experience want to offer their
    services in exchange for beer or favour in lieu or less money than a
    shop, I'd really appreciate it. The bike is currently safely tucked up
    in the High Wycombe area.

    VS800 - b0rked :(
    two#54 | MIB#pending

    " <jasmine>: I'm not the one with an attitude " 01/01/2004
    Doesnotcompute, Jan 23, 2004
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    Gyp Guest

    If it started suddenly without the oil light coming on first, then
    that'll most likely be your camchain tensioner. I know nothing about you
    particular engine but with luck it will be an easy fix.
    Gyp, Jan 23, 2004
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  3. Thanks Gyp - that's almost inspiring some confidence back in me :)

    I certainly didn't notice the oil light coming on. It has oil. The light
    does work when turning ignition to on, so I guess they're all good signs.

    VS800 - b0rked :(
    two#54 | MIB#pending

    " <jasmine>: I'm not the one with an attitude " 01/01/2004
    Doesnotcompute, Jan 23, 2004
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    Gyp Guest

    Pip will be along in a minute to either agree wholeheartedly or
    completely disagree and in doing so break your spirit.

    When the tensioner went on my <oh God I wish I could use a small font>
    Yam XS400SE US Custom </oh God I wish I could use a small font> many
    moons ago it sounded absolutely like the whole mechanical world had
    ended. IIRC, a "new" tensioner from a breaker cost about a fiver & that
    was it. YMMV of course.
    Gyp, Jan 23, 2004
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    Gunga Dan Guest

    Don't listen to them; it's far more likely a piston (maybe both) have
    worked loose and dropped into your sump, wrecked your gearbox and taken out
    the crank. And that's if you're really lucky!
    Gunga Dan, Jan 23, 2004
  6. <laughs, points>
    pseudoplatypus, Jan 24, 2004
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    Gyp Guest

    Yeah I know.
    Gyp, Jan 24, 2004
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Doesnotcompute was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Does it have _enough_ oil in the sump?
    Timo Geusch, Jan 24, 2004
  9. Ommmmmmmmm...... Ommmmmmmmmm...... remote control Timo Trouble in
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 24, 2004
  10. Presuming "oil in the sump" is the same oil as one would usually check,
    it doesn't drink oil, it wasn't that long ago changed. The oil level is
    between max and min on the sight glass - but nearer max.

    VS800 - b0rked :(
    two#54 | MIB#pending

    " <jasmine>: I'm not the one with an attitude " 01/01/2004
    Doesnotcompute, Jan 24, 2004
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    Salad Dodger Guest

    Having borrowed a mate's XS250 Custom, I can.

    | ___ Salad Dodger
    |/ \
    _/_____\_ GL1500SEV/CBR1100XXX/KH500A8/TS250C
    |_\_____/_| ..62661../..14297.../..3157./.19406
    (>|_|_|<) TPPFATUICG#7 DIAABTCOD#9 YTC#4 PM#5
    |__|_|__| BOTAFOT #70 BOTAFOF #09 two#11 WG*
    \ |^| / IbW#0 & KotIbW# BotTOS#6 GP#4
    \|^|/ ANORAK#17
    Salad Dodger, Jan 24, 2004
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    Gyp Guest

    But surely that's because you do not understand the concept of shame
    anyway, not because the XS400SE US Custom hasn't featured very highly in
    peoples all time top 5 SOB lists
    Gyp, Jan 25, 2004
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