Day of Fail
So Supa was coming around to take a look at the A100, Dids was bringing around an old GPx520 to work on, and Goose had a quick job to be done on him.
With the heft help of an impact driver, the engine covers on the A100 came off to reveil….. NOTHING! Not a thing wrong.
Meant its something more serious.
Eventually the engine was out and on the bench.
But time got away and thats as far as we could get to today.
The GPx had a problem with no spark.
Yet it had spark.
But also one carb wasnt getting any fuel. So with the tank off, Craig figured the easiest thing was to spray some start-ya-bastard down the carb. Except this required the moving of the airbox.
FMD! What an effort for something so simple.
To do this, the battery out. The battery box out. The REAR WHEEL WELL out!! all to slide the airbox back.
Eventually it was done, the battery reconnected and we were ready to rock and roll.
FLAMES ON SUPA!!
As Craig took care of Supa (just some arm hair – lucky it wasnt Yedi?) I took care of the bike.
Nothing damaged – but it was decided to call it a day on it.
Goose was just a quick job of pulling off the magneto cover and looking for the noise. Found it. Kinda. The magnet pack was look as buggery, with fingure tight, stipped to hell allen bolts.
So a quick trip down to Repco for some replacement bolts. Introduce some locktite into the equation, and all good!
Then I looked closer – and found a good 5mm gap at the top of the cam chain tensioner.
Spent the better part of an hour, barely getting a 10mm spanner in there, and getting a poofteenth of a turn each time.
After a while tho I got Stace to take another look. It hadnt moved.
So the tank came off, the carbies out (for the millionth time) abd now I had some room to take a better look.
Down to repco again for some new bolts.
Fucked around and fucked around, eventually the very little thread left gave up the ghost and completely stripped out.
Shit 3 (permission to say cock?)
So thats all she wrote on the GPz for the day.
Its going to need either tapping out to the next size, or a helicoil. Eitherway, its put Goose on hold for quite a while.