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New boy

Post by y-i » Mon May 08, 2017 8:58 am

Greetings!
I thought I'd start with a quick hello and a brief introduction.
I've just bought a Y plate (UK) 650 Raptor. I couldn't help it. The common routine - on line auction, put in an offer and "oh bugg3r, its been accepted". So Ive collected it and whilst not being pristine, its not too bad. Its been stood a bit and doesn't run, tho its trying. I'll drain off the old petrol and start with fresh 97RON and a good battery, then try again. Has anyone got any tips on choke? Full choke, half?
Whilst Ive only had a brief look around it, Ive found a couple of cosmetic wounds. The seat plastics, the bits of side panel that screw to the underside of the seat have been glued to the seat 'cos the fastener tabs have broken - are they still available anywhere?
As for me, I'm a middle aged bloke with a bike habit. Engineer by trade, and seemingly becoming addicted to Italian bikes, living in the mid-shires of England.
So there you are.
Right, I'd better get back to what I should be doing, catch you later!
so far, so good...

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Re: New boy

Post by snapdragon » Mon May 08, 2017 9:48 am

:thumbsup: Welcome in, and congratulations on your new acquisition
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Re: New boy

Post by shedmonkey » Mon May 08, 2017 6:23 pm

And there was I finkin geordie y-i ya bugga. Welcome
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Re: New boy

Post by Dapper dan » Mon May 08, 2017 8:32 pm

You've found a great place. ...loads of help, great people! :happyhappy:
You can always earn more money, you cant earn more time! :thumbsup:

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Re: New boy

Post by Fazerstun » Mon May 08, 2017 10:09 pm

Ello :thumbsup:
Common consensus is: full choke to 45 then half to 72. I may have got these figures wrong of course, cos I don't listen properly. But it works for me ;)
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Re: New boy

Post by shebee » Tue May 09, 2017 6:24 am

Welcome to the asylum! If it has sat outside beware of water in the tank.. there is a little drain pipe in the filler, if this is blocked then you may have water in the fuel.

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Re: New boy

Post by nickst4 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:00 am

Indeed; welcome, y-i! Hopefully you'll catch the Cagiva bug here, cos they made some excellent mongrel bikes. :nod:

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Re: New boy

Post by norrie » Wed May 10, 2017 11:05 pm

If it's been sittingnyou will probably have to pull the carbs off aand give them a good clean. I had the exact same problem with mine. Also drain the tank. Oh and 650's are the best. The 1000 might be faster but you will pass them at the petrol station.
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Re: New boy

Post by nickst4 » Thu May 11, 2017 6:53 am

norrie wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:05 pm
If it's been sittingnyou will probably have to pull the carbs off aand give them a good clean. I had the exact same problem with mine. Also drain the tank. Oh and 650's are the best. The 1000 might be faster but you will pass them at the petrol station.
I might get into trouble here, but my only experience of the 650 motor was in an Suzuki SV and I felt it was just buzzy and not meaty enough. The thou is just awesome to look at and ride, even if it tempts one to speed ever so slightly, yer 'onour :nod:

Just for interest; has anyone here have experience of both the 650 Raptor and the SV650 and do they differ, apart from the Cagiva being light-years ahead on sexy style? Always looking to add to the Cagiva fleet! :lol:

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Re: New boy

Post by y-i » Thu May 11, 2017 3:55 pm

Thanks, all, for the welcome and the advice.
I've charged the battery in my hotel room (I work away all week) and I'll drain the tank of whatever is still in it when I got home at weekend. Along with all the other domestic stuff I have to do.
I don't think its been stood outside, but all the same I'll suspect the worst.
I'll do the usual oil and filter change, and have a look at the air filter. And change the plugs.
A question re batteries - the 650 has a YTX9-BS whilst the 1000 has listed a YTX12-BS. The difference in size is only in the height. Has anyone tried fitting the taller YTX12-BS into a 650 or is the layout different? I'll know on Saturday cos I'll try a Speed T 955i battery for fit, it's the same 'footprint', I'm just being impatient.
so far, so good...

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Re: New boy

Post by snapdragon » Thu May 11, 2017 5:17 pm

The listing might show a 12 for the thou but mine always had a 9 and is about to get another since the motobatt smaller sized yellow job isn't too well
Can't see why the 9 shouldn't be just fine, but 650 owners will know better.

And you might have a job getting the seat to fit as the battery will be using it's space
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Re: New boy

Post by norrie » Thu May 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Not sure about the battery. I had a cheap one and it was a waste of money. Since fitting a Yuasa I've not had any problems. I would definately take the carbs off and clean them but up to you. You could always run a cleaner through the fuel system. Do a full service i.e. air/oil filter plugs and oil.
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Re: New boy

Post by norrie » Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 pm

Oh and where are you based?
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Re: New boy

Post by y-i » Fri May 12, 2017 9:09 am

I'm in South Staffordshire when I'm home.
so far, so good...

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