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stanly
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PostSubject: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Sat 06 Apr 2013, 10:59

for those that don't check the welcome page
http://www.silverwing600.com/t6053-hi-from-wa-state
1- yellow light on l side of dash came on, my understanding is this monitors the belt or the plates in CVT?
2- guy I bought from had to change plugs to get it to start(had been sitting and only doing short hops), evenafter 10 min test drive it wouldn't idle, seems like it stops firing on one cylinder first then dies(I know there is an idle adjust, my plan is to raise that to keep it running and put at least one tank of fresh gas through it before freaking out).
WOULD it hurt anything to run Seafoam in couple tanks?
3-parking break, owners manual says I should feel 3 cliks when I pull it out, I only feel 1 and seems like fairly hard pull to get wheel to point where I can't move it with my toe.
The rear disk also has some scoring.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Sat 06 Apr 2013, 12:30

Stanly,

For the Belt Light: (go down about 10 posts or so)

http://www.silverwing600.com/t3070-v-light-finely-came-on?highlight=belt+light

For the idle:

http://www.silverwing600.com/t4646-idle-speed-adjustment?highlight=idle+adjustment

I have never used seafoam in my bike but others have with good success. I happen to live in a very nice climate, the S.F. bay area, so I don't need to use seafoam. I would clean your air filter though if it is running rough. The air cleaner should be replaced or cleaned about every 8,000 miles (depending on how dirty the roads are where you are riding)

http://www.silverwing600.com/t56-air-filter-pictorial

http://www.silverwing600.com/t22-spark-plug-removal-and-replacement-pictorial

Hope these help.



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PostSubject: Re: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Sat 06 Apr 2013, 16:25

If you have 1 clic for parking brake ,Loosen the parking brake jam nut and loosen the center adjusting bolt counter clockwise .the wheel should turn freely .Replace rear disk if badly scored ,check brake pads on both callipers .
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Sat 06 Apr 2013, 18:51

JeffR_ wrote:
Stanly,

For the Belt Light: (go down about 10 posts or so)

http://www.silverwing600.com/t3070-v-light-finely-came-on?highlight=belt+light

think you're suggesting I reset the light and see if it comes on again? (the 8,600miles part)

JeffR_ wrote:

For the idle:

http://www.silverwing600.com/t4646-idle-speed-adjustment?highlight=idle+adjustment

I have never used seafoam in my bike but others have with good success. I happen to live in a very nice climate, the S.F. bay area, so I don't need to use seafoam. I would clean your air filter though if it is running rough. The air cleaner should be replaced or cleaned about every 8,000 miles (depending on how dirty the roads are where you are riding)

http://www.silverwing600.com/t56-air-filter-pictorial

http://www.silverwing600.com/t22-spark-plug-removal-and-replacement-pictorial

Hope these help.

good to know that Seafoam won't hurt anything and I'll certainly check the air filter.

thx
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Thu 11 Apr 2013, 14:14

pics from the ad:
you can't really see it, but I'll be looking for a new heat shield for muffler
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Thu 11 Apr 2013, 16:24

If mine is any indication on the VMatic light, it probably will come back on. Mine did a lot, after taking things apart, talking to my Honda mechanic, etc, it still kept coming on in certain situations.

I replaced the belt at 12K miles, ahead of schedule, I got tired of seeing the light and worrying about it. Even with the new belt, it still comes on. Apprently, if the engine rpms and your speed are a little out of certain parameters (in my case, usually accelereating up a ramp onto the Interstate), the light kicks on. At least it doesn't come on as often now. I also have a RAM cupholder I position in front of the light until I can get to a stopping point to reset it. It keeps me from obsessing over it.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Thu 11 Apr 2013, 16:26

Oops, forgot to add I used Seafoam in mine, and it worked great. My engine ran much smoother afterward. I'll do it again before too long.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mech problems with new-to-me SW   Thu 11 Apr 2013, 20:39

RamblinRedhead wrote:
If mine is any indication on the VMatic light, it probably will come back on. Mine did a lot, after taking things apart, talking to my Honda mechanic, etc, it still kept coming on in certain situations.

I replaced the belt at 12K miles, ahead of schedule, I got tired of seeing the light and worrying about it. Even with the new belt, it still comes on. Apprently, if the engine rpms and your speed are a little out of certain parameters (in my case, usually accelereating up a ramp onto the Interstate), the light kicks on. At least it doesn't come on as often now. I also have a RAM cupholder I position in front of the light until I can get to a stopping point to reset it. It keeps me from obsessing over it.

"boy who cried wolf" warning light. Obviously Honda mech. hoped the belt change might cure the prob., did he have other tips or an expanded explanation of what is going on?
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