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Author Topic: YZF750/1000R - The Fly  (Read 35395 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #340 on: May 08, 2018, 17:56:05 »
These bikes like gas and oil.  Gas mileage sucks, probably still related to the carb tuning I've yet to tackle.  They also naturally use a bit of oil.  Everyone I've talked to says the same thing and not to sweat it.  The first time the big red oil light came on I nearly shit.  I've never had a bike with an "oil level" instead of an "oil pressure" light.  I don't like red lights on my dash so I cleaned out an old 2 stroke bottle from my string trimmer and filled it with Yamalube 4 stroke oil.  Now I have a few ounces with me in case (like Sunday) where I'm out in the boonies and the light comes on.  Pull over, dump it in, no worries. 
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #341 on: May 09, 2018, 09:36:01 »
I can dig it.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #342 on: May 09, 2018, 22:54:48 »
These bikes like gas and oil.  Gas mileage sucks, probably still related to the carb tuning I've yet to tackle.  They also naturally use a bit of oil.  Everyone I've talked to says the same thing and not to sweat it.  The first time the big red oil light came on I nearly shit.  I've never had a bike with an "oil level" instead of an "oil pressure" light.  I don't like red lights on my dash so I cleaned out an old 2 stroke bottle from my string trimmer and filled it with Yamalube 4 stroke oil.  Now I have a few ounces with me in case (like Sunday) where I'm out in the boonies and the light comes on.  Pull over, dump it in, no worries.


Same thing happened to me on my FJ1200 - oil light comes on...time to change underwear... ;D


The annoying thing about the FJ is the low fuel light is also red - it came on one night and I'm thinking it's the oil light and expecting to see a hole in the cases or something  >:(

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #343 on: May 10, 2018, 12:49:27 »
Same thing happened to me on my FJ1200 - oil light comes on...time to change underwear... ;D
The annoying thing about the FJ is the low fuel light is also red - it came on one night and I'm thinking it's the oil light and expecting to see a hole in the cases or something  >:(

Haha..  yeah, I was about 20 miles from anywhere when it first happened.  Surprise!
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #344 on: May 10, 2018, 15:12:38 »
Carrying spare oil around with you... now you sound like a 2stroker :P
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #345 on: Jul 05, 2018, 12:44:32 »
While it's true these bikes use a bit of oil in normal running, it's been using more than it should.  I figured out why.  The water pump drive shaft seal is leaking.  Never a drop on the ground but it's pretty noticeable in the belly pan and the underbody.  I've got new seals and bits on order for the pump rebuild.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #346 on: Jul 06, 2018, 20:00:00 »
Well most of the time, finding the oil leak is the majority of the battle. Glad you easily found it.

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #347 on: Jul 07, 2018, 17:39:31 »
Well most of the time, finding the oil leak is the majority of the battle. Glad you easily found it.

Thanks bud.  Waiting on parts is the other battle....

« Last Edit: Jul 07, 2018, 17:41:15 by canyoncarver »
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #348 on: Jul 08, 2018, 13:18:29 »
Ok, there's a bunch of Harley jokes in there, but it's no fun when you slow pitch them over the plate like that :P ;D
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #349 on: Jul 08, 2018, 23:18:21 »
Ok, there's a bunch of Harley jokes in there, but it's no fun when you slow pitch them over the plate like that :P ;D

You mean like this? 

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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
KZ400 The Rabbit
KLR650, 65 Norton, my never finished shovelhead chopper, an 86' FXR, and an F9 Bighorn
more YZF750R's, more KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the ever unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.
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