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This is a discussion on The "bugger" thread within the Graeme's Trip Around Oz - 2004 forums, part of the Daily Ride category; Back in NSW I have been oh so careful loading zr7 I know it top heavy. Everything is triple tied. I put a support under ...

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    bugger 3 .....Pushed zr7 over

    Back in NSW

    I have been oh so careful loading zr7 I know it top heavy. Everything is triple tied. I put a support under the sidestand.

    One of the tie down points needs an extra push to place it in position. I just pushed the bike over simple as that.

    Fortunately it was on soft grass, no damage (except the ego)

    I picked the bike up with all its gear (boy was it heavy) surveyed the scene expecting broken brake lever, mirror, but nothing

    Sorry no pics on this one....I wasn't a happy camper

    gg@Perth
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    whew!

    Glad to hear that you could pick it up Graeme. If you are out there alone... God Bless and take care.

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    Originally posted by Serpentine
    Bronto, what I was trying to get across to you was the terminology.
    To ‘kick-start’ a bike you need a kick-starter and street bikes don’t have those anymore.
    To push a bike to start is ‘push-starting’
    Or ‘jump-start’ if using cables to another power source.
    Sorry, but you all are wrong.

    Push starting is called "Bump Starting," cause you "Bump" it into gear after you get it rolling.

    Cars are sometimes refered to as "Push Starting," due to the fact that the "Pushing" is the major part of the opperation. But with bikes, it's definetely Bump.

    A "Kick Start" is a type of manual starter on a bike, in place of, or without electric start.

    Hey, look at me correcting everyone else

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    Graeme, you dropped the ZR?? Then just picked it up? With all the gear?

    Are you effected at all by kriptonite?
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    'Cover'
    To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal.

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    That's right Kick start is for Two Stroke dirt bike types. Push & Bump start sounds and describes it better. Although if a bike doesn't start some kicking maybe involved
    Top Heavy bike fall down, no fun. Was there any kicking involved It's good kickstand is on left side opposite the muffler. For sure it would of hit the can on it's side.
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    gg left one of his axle nut covers on the Nullabour +Pic

    Discovered one of the front axle nut covers was missing at arrival at Perth.

    Contacted the local gg nut cover agent (Jessica) for a replacement...two are held in stock here at Perth, so replacement was immediate.

    Note those gg patent nut covers have a free of cost, lifetime warranty no questions asked.

    gg at Perth
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    Graeme,
    Put two tiny blobs of blue tack glue putty on each opposite sides of the axle covers.
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    a couple of buggers

    Chain is about stuffed, will try for a replacement here at B

    Still having trouble with fuel cutting out the engine, zr7 stopped a few days back h'mmm gg you could be in trouble this time, waited awhile, ( the fuel pet **** had been in all positions), opened the fuel filler cap and then she fired up...gg proceeded gingerly to the next gas station with 2.7 litres still in the tank.

    tail light globe for replacement

    That fuel one is still of a concern as there a few long runs up to Darwin

    gg at B WA
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    Graeme,
    We still haven't figured out what is happening with this one.... Your previous hypothesis about some vapour lock problem merits further testing. Since she did fire up after you opened the fuel cap, I wonder if the vent opening that is built in the fuel cap might not be clogged?? If the fuel cap is defective, vacuum would build-up in the tank with dropping fuel level. Opening the tank eliminates this vacuum and restores fuel flow. Test it out.
    Keep us informed, I will keep thinking about this one.
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    Originally posted by Andre Lalonde
    Graeme,
    If the fuel cap is defective, vacuum would build-up in the tank with dropping fuel level. Opening the tank eliminates this vacuum and restores fuel flow. Test it out.
    Keep us informed, I will keep thinking about this one.
    Isn't that what one of the other hoses under the tank is for??? To let air back in???

    I suppose if one is pinched off or plugged it could be a problem. If opening the fuel cap corects the problem look at the hoses under the tank.

    Just a thought...

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    Graeme, Be careful up there, its a long way from one place to another and a whole lot of absolutley nothing in between.

    Hope you get those things fixed up before you get to remote..

    Jess

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    Hi Chris

    I'm suspecting the fuel tank cap pressure/vacuum release.

    gg at D, ava good day
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    replaced chain....rear tire looking sad

    New DID "X" ring chain fitted at 47000km (28000miles) so I am happy, as this is the 1st chain replacement, cost $Oz239

    Rear tire down near the wear indicators

    Replace tail light globe.

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