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Offline Hankwilliams

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unhappy day yesterday
« on: September 11, 2019, 07:52:53 PM »
for nearly 19 years my Kawasaki drifter was my very reliable companion. But yesterday, just at mileage recorder of 99971 kilometres the engine broke down. A strange metallic sound was the indicator. With the rear cylinder working I came still the last 20 km to our home. It`s too bad...

Offline DamienG

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Re: unhappy day yesterday
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 08:24:51 PM »
 :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: unhappy day yesterday
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 01:38:31 AM »

'strange metallic sound' from the engine normally is no good sound.
Will you repair it yourself?
Even though its totally off topic here I would be interested to look over your shoulder.

Jurgen

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: unhappy day yesterday
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 06:49:15 AM »
Hi Jurgen,

no, it don`t looks very good. The fore cylinder isn`t working. May be, I will find a good used motor for my bike - in all the years passing by, the engine was running without any failure. But I think, in any case I will repair in the cold season.

many regards
Thomas

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: unhappy day yesterday
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 08:10:43 AM »
I do not know the engine on the Kawasaki drifter machines, but are you able to inspect the engine lubrication oil?......

If it glistens like silver or gold  :oops would be a good indicator....

Derek
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Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: unhappy day yesterday
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 06:56:16 PM »
It seems, I was too pessimistic. Yesterday I got a new ignition coil and installed it. I press the starter and the engine runs in pefect manner with two cylinders! I made a test run with several kilometres and all seems ok.
Sometimes problems solves very easy!

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: unhappy day yesterday
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 04:40:28 AM »

You can change the title now to Happy Day. :laugh:


Offline DamienG

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Re: unhappy day yesterday
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 01:52:12 PM »
That's great news Thomas.  :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

 

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