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Offline MAN OF BLUES

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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2019, 10:27:57 pm »
If it helps, the engine on my C-10 originally came off of a 92/93 Black Connie.
It is ZGT00AE0 and a (5 digit number)
It has the newer style tensioner on it...

Ride safe, Ted

what's the "tenth digit" in the serial number...?  oh wait, you just got the engine, not the bike it came out of...
somebody swapped the tensioner prior to you.. I promise... ::) :nananana: :nananana:

my '86 had the newer ratchet style also, when I "bought it"... it didn't come from the factory with it installed... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2019, 10:34:35 pm »
Do the numbers I posted indicate year of engine?

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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2019, 10:31:01 pm »
I don't know,, I can see on the frame , fork column it says 91, registration says 92, have not found engine numbers and don't intend to be taking the plastic off again anytime soon.  So far I fixed everything that was bothering me except the cracked left mirror it came with.
 Fixed: horn, blinker issue,  carb sync, metalic click left side (cam chain), have installed manual inline fuel shut off after the petcock, hard wired radar detector, re-glued the seat cover on one side (custom corbin I think), all new fluids.  She sounds perfect now, good gas millage, and starts on first try every time.  Only thing left that I'm concerned with  is new shoes  that are the right size, 120 front tire sucks on handling at insane speeds.   110 is proper and what I'm getting , soon.
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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2019, 10:36:07 pm »
If it helps, the engine on my C-10 originally came off of a 92/93 Black Connie.
It is ZGT00AE0 and a (5 digit number)
It has the newer style tensioner on it...

Ride safe, Ted

that is probably my bike, black with red stripe plastic.  Where can I find the numbers your indicating?
So this is a life?  Lets have some fun!
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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2019, 12:18:35 am »
top of the deck, below carb #4

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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2019, 12:20:56 am »
Do the numbers I posted indicate year of engine?

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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2019, 12:09:38 am »
Never thought I'd say this, but, grudgingly, thanx MOB, I still don't like you  :D
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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2019, 12:44:24 am »
 :great: ;)

you don't have to like me, I'm not here to be a popularity queen, I'm only here to assist people with good tech, to give back what I've learned on this (and other specific) bike(s).

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just be safe
in 20 more years, you will understand. :great:

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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2019, 10:21:32 am »
Never thought I'd say this, but, grudgingly, thanx MOB, I still don't like you  :D.
Good to see you settling in to the group. :great:
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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2019, 09:36:25 am »
Well, I'm adding my 4.5 trillion dollar opinion, on the heels of a whole bunch of Concours guys who really do know a lot. My Connie has 86,000 miles and I would say when a Connie gets to 72000 miles or 17 years of age various systems need a good dollop of new parts. 

From how you describe the engine temperature action, I would say your bike is ready for several replacement parts.The thermostat housing uses a very odd gasket and the upper straight cooling hose should be a Japanese item as unfortunately a Napa American dimension hose will leak. Observe the cooling fan switch, the cooling fan should come on when the temp gauge is halfway up. The Connie cooling system has an air pocket down at the water pump when first filled. Some say "burp" the system and I used a hand held mechanic's vacuum pump with a stopper.

You mentioned your work area is a shed.  Yes, that makes it harder to do things to the bike. And you have not mentioned your age. If you have noticed any difficulty seeing, I recommend you get a rechargeable Black Diamond headlamp. For comfort working on concrete or grass, I suggest snag an empty appliance carton for a temporary work surface.

And guess what, sometimes I hear a light ping or tapping on my left front valve cover and I'm reading forum posts trying to figure out what it is. I'll watch for the answer when you find and fix that light ping or tapping.


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Re: Light ping or tapping
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2019, 11:28:54 am »
HA HA,, all you know it all baboons who insist the most important thing in life is rep open a perfectly running engine need to listen to people like Steve,, and others who actually heard what I typed and said it might be the chain tension er. ,, today, having ridden all winter, when I started old Crysis up, stone cold,  she immediately did a weird little momentary squeal and clic before hitting a good "Idol" (for Dork of Blues) and the click on the left side is completely gone.  I rode her for about an hour and OMG,, she sounds so good, no valve or clicking in any rpm,, she is ready for the road, it was the auto tension er just on the verge of clicking a tooth.  However, I am shocked at how fast she eats rear tires,, OMG,, maybe I do need to leave first gear alone and drop the Wheely a shafty practice.  I actually have a bit of a flat spot from winter riding and not much leaning on the wet or icy roads.
It's been fixed for a while now.  Sounds like your tensioner needs a look.
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