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Newbie,ZL400 Project.

Alex Woods Jan 3, 2020

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    Fixed the petcock with a repair kit tonight and got carried away with the cleaning and polishing so if nothing else she’ll look presentable for the mot..... need to make an aesthetically pleasing (ish) bracket to hold on the trim that required the air box to hold it in place....
     
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    Sharp looking ride. My mechanic once told me that looks were half the battle on annual state inspection.
     
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    Thanks Kawzl. Yeah it is true I used to do MOT tests on cars and it does make a difference to have a tidy/clean car.

    I’ll put up a pic just before I leave for my MOT all spruced up. Hopfully I’ll make it to the test station...
     
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    :hello: Here in FL we don't have a State inspection. We had one but it stopped in the late 70s. From what I was told it was a joke. The brake test was the inspector got in the car and pushed on the brake pedel. :laughing7:.
     
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    You don't have one at all? is there something other than the state inspection that checks the "roadworthiness" of a vehicle? just curios to know. however during my time in Canada we had an old banged up car that functioned but id say would definitely fail a British MoT. :roflmao:
     
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    :hello: No inspection what so ever. Cars within 5 miles of the beach are rust buckets. A part falls off and it don't get replaced. Also any bike 30 years old or older you don't even need a title in order to get a FL title.
     
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    That is absolutely bonkers....
     
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    Changing subject slightly and forgive me for it being a silly question..... how it the drive shaft lubricated? And is there any axle/gear oil to be replaced?

    I’ve done. Engine oil and filters and drained and flushed the coolant just wanted to make sure there wasn’t any other vital fluids I needed to replace before it’s first voyage after 5 years standing...
     
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    :hello: The rear hub gear holds about 4 oz of 90 weight gear oil.
     
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    Sorry when you say 90 weight so for example sae 90w? Or ep90w? Any recommendations?
     
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    I used an American product last time, one n' only change so far! Screenshot at 2020-01-15 11:30:40.png
     
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    4 oz are ~118 ml; the 600B supplement tells for final drive 190 ml which are ~6.4 oz!
     
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    :hello: TROJAN: Good choice. The LUCAS is best for hot climate areas like FL. As of now I'm using AMSOIL SAE 80W-90. I can get it at cost from a friend. $9 a quart. I also use the AMSOIL in my Yamaha 4x4 ATV. ______________________________________________________ IMG_8439.JPG
     
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    Thanks for suggestions guys. Least I know what to go for now. I’ll get some on order and get it changed at the weekend before I hopefully will be able to carry out a little test ride...
     
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    Local parts stores carry gear oil
    No need to drop ship the stuff
     
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    Not so in the UK Motorcycle shops and Motor factors are disappearing like plague victims!
     
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    True, I'm away with work for the next few days so have ordered so its waiting for me at home.....as well as the missus looking at me like death because I'm spending more money on the bike......:cautious:
     
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    Very true, even some of the larger motorcycle dealers are getting few and far between... sad really :cry:
     
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    Blame it on the Agemda 21 Arse-li*king Politicians plus theEU n' their meddling control n' the Euro pollution Regime, n' ridiculous costs n' laws round motorcycling in 2020!
     
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    :hello: Here in the States the Dealers have to order almost everything. I had to order fork oil of all things.
     

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