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My Ace died on me this morning and I'm looking for advice/insight.

Riding to work this AM and as I approached the security gate I turned off my heated grips as I usually do and the bike just died...

Turns over strongly but no sign of firing up.

Couldn't check for spark as the iridium plug is larger than the stock tool...

Fuse is fine, all the idiot lights are on and there's fuel in the tank.

Any suggestions before I just get it recovered to my home after work?
 
Maladept said:
Any suggestions before I just get it recovered to my home after work?

Have you accidentally bumped the kill switch?

Otherwise, disconnect all the heated grip wiring from the loom.

I haven't got a clue what the fault is without some idea of how the wiring has been altered, but modifications are the first thing to suspect.

Crazy
 
Dammit! It's possible I'm an idiot - one thing I never checked, and in winter gloves it's quite possibly what I've done...

Hopefully that's the answer and I'm just having one of those days :-[

Thanks for the reply Stroker, I definitely had a 'face palm' moment when I read it haha

Edit: It was the bloody kill switch. hadn't flipped it completely over, but clearly enough to have an impact on my morning... That's a mistake I (probably) won't make again.
 
For those of you that have replaced the twin rear shocks, either for the ooracing ones, or sourced your own, did you measure the top and bottom eye ID?what is the correct bolt size? I know the stock length of the shocks is 330mm, but I don`t currently have a lift to take out the shock to measure myself. I'm looking to upgrade to a pair of hagon 2810's or bitubo wme's down the road...
 
I've done it a number of times. I blame the switch ;) but the are seriously easy to knock.

What did you replace yours with Crazy?
 
I reconnected my side stand switch the other day. In all my years of motorcycling I had never used a switch like that and had never ridden off with the stand down, but I did one day last week after a long day at work. It just touched on the first slow gentle corner but gave me a hell of a fright. It does mean sitting on the bike for a little while while it warms up but on the plus side side when you arrive somewhere bike stops automatically when you put the stand down. I'll probably now find that I walk away and leave the key in it :)


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RobNZ said:
What did you replace yours with Crazy?

I used these switches from OORacing; the kill switch isn't very sensitive and it has been connected so the small button earths the coil:

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Crazy
 
A cautionary tale

Removing the brake disc bolts to replace for a magnetic pick-up for a digital speedo.

First one out easy-peasy, three of the four remaining snapped off - the fourth barely intact:

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None of the screws required any force to start turning so there was no warning of a potential problem.

A ten minute job becomes a right pain!

Crazy
 
bummer !!
that is a pain. I am going to have to see about some new bolts.
what sort of material should i get grade etc to replace them with ?
 
I'll add replacing them to the to do list. My speedo came with 6 wee magnets. Either using 1 of them or 5 of them works fine, just have to tell the speedo how many there are and the circumference of the tyre. They just sit in the bolt heads perfectly with N facing outwards.
 
sprocket2cog said:
what sort of material should i get grade etc to replace them with ?

Any mild steel bolt would be a massive improvement!

They need to be torqued to a low 12 N.m so don't need to be high tensile, but do use anti-seize grease (particularly if you use stainless steel).

Crazy
 
Just saw an L plater ace riding through Ormon, Vic. around mid day. If that's anyone on the forum, hit me up and we can go riding together one day!
 
See a whole load of new pics on my build thread...

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=61167.msg744613#new
 
Hello all,

Not done been near the bike a lot recently (living a couple hours from home due to uni) but made a couple of changes last time I was home.

Saw an original Dream 50 while at Motorcycle Live in November and one thing large difference that struck me between this and our Aces was the length of the rear fender, or more to the point the large patch of silver that extends under the seat. One our bikes we have a large black plastic mudguard here.

Would ideally like to have a rear hugger eventually but for now I thought I would see what sort of difference painting this mudguard makes. Quite pleased with the result, paint match looks better in the photos than real life but it's not too noticeable due to the location. Might have a go with the chain guard now too
 

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Just worked out for sure that my tank is leaking from the seam under the rear tank bracket right where you cant get to it to lead wipe the leaky seam.. typical.
its been leaking from day one but i put it down to fuel coming out of the tank under brakes, but i fixed that and its still weeping along the back.

Ive used tank sealers before on bikes and find them a bit hit or miss and a messy weekend job when i could be out riding. so a new tank is on the way from ikonik.
price was way better then getting it shipped from the UK to Oz.
(its a bit hard to see but the leak goes behind the bracket.)
explains the constant stale fuel smell :D
 

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sprocket2cog said:
Just worked out for sure that my tank is leaking from the seam under the rear tank bracket right where you cant get to it to lead wipe the leaky seam.. typical.

I had the exact same issue back on page 116 :(
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43357.msg713005#msg713005

Looks like it could be more common than previously thought. :-\

ikonik came through with the goods too! Got a tank with a slight blemish (cant even tell) for $80 delivered I think it was...
 
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