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RSM Masser

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She runs! After probably 10 years this ZXR750L1 will now move under its own steam.
I bought it as a project 6 years ago and have moved twice, changed jobs once, poor excuses I know. But on Sunday, I took it for a few tentative laps of the close.
That is old Skool Cool
 

2b1ask1

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Great work Martin well I’ve got two machines here that need my attention after the GS!
 

midlifecrisis

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Great work Martin well I’ve got two machines here that need my attention after the GS!
Bring them round. I'm happiest in the garage tinkering at the moment.

Did a little more last night, drained the coolant and filled with a radiator flush and water mixture. Temperature gauge works, not sure about the thermostat as boiled kettle water isn't hot enough. However I found the fan wouldn't work do to a blown fuse. I'll get it warmed up again tonight, drain again and fill with fresh coolant.
 

Hawk13

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I'd guess your thermostat is broken as it really should have opened at boiling temperature (90-95 is normal). Good news is that it is a cheap and easy part to replace - especially as you are draining the coolant anyway.
 

2b1ask1

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^^^^ This ^^^^

A cheap part so why not replace it and forget about it. If it has been sitting all that time it is likely failed anyway.
 

Hawk13

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The new quickshifter for my MV Agusta has just turned up so will be spending a bit of time in the man cave later setting that up and trying to adjust the rearsets so at least some blood can flow to my toes :)
 

midlifecrisis

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A little more done today, the coolant system all checked out. The thermostat is clearly working as is the temperatures gauge and the fan switch. One thing I noted is that if the engine is too hot, it'll keep the fan on until cool even with the ignition off.

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Some of you may have noticed that I've now got an exhaust extraction system fitted in the garage so I can run it without gassing myself.
Here it is in detail.
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Hawk13

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A little more done today, the coolant system all checked out. The thermostat is clearly working as is the temperatures gauge and the fan switch. One thing I noted is that if the engine is too hot, it'll keep the fan on until cool even with the ignition off.

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Some of you may have noticed that I've now got an exhaust extraction system fitted in the garage so I can run it without gassing myself.
Here it is in detail.
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Love the extraction pipe :) I used to have the same Micron end can on mine as well :)
 

Geo

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Slow progress going forward in between other project. Carbs rebuilt and leak tested and cooling system all back together and filled. Front end next.

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philw696

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Have come across this here on my door step in a guys kitchen having a cuppa after making some brake pipes for him.
Any idea of a value.
It's a 96 Honda RS 250 Race Bike.
Up and running just sitting there.
Just trying to work out if I can earn a few shillings.74273