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Thread: Strange happenings.

  1. #1
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    Strange happenings.

    G'day folks!

    Have any of you wise men ever spotted something like this before? This morning I opened up the oil cap on the crank case and I spotted this through the peep hole. Looks like hundreds of tiny little dinks around the clutch casing.
    Anyone know what could have caused this? I only bought the bike recently so I'm unsure about when it might have happened. (See if I can get a photo to upload).20191029_114314.jpg

  2. #2
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    You need a starter chain tensioner as the stock one is failing. They were never any good to begin with.

    http://www.kwickstand.net/Hyper-Form...ner_Tamer.html

  3. #3
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    Quote Originally Posted by pedrosixfour View Post
    You need a starter chain tensioner as the stock one is failing. They were never any good to begin with.

    http://www.kwickstand.net/Hyper-Form...ner_Tamer.html
    You're a wizard!
    I'll get one ordered.
    Cheers!

  4. #4
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Srednas View Post
    You're a wizard!
    Hardly buddy, this place is littered with threads on the subject.

    Search "tensioner" to get an idea of the scale of the problem and the possible solutions.

  5. #5
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    Yeah mine started to look like that earlier this year so fitted one of those tensioners.

    Pretty easy to fit and stops the possibility of a big failure.

  6. #6

    Re: Strange happenings.

    Same problem on my ZZR1100.
    Just replaced the tensioner in time!
    Listen for a clattering noise as the starter turns.
    Made worse if you pull the clutch in whilst starting.


  7. #7
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    Ouch! Looks nasty!
    I've not noticed any funny sounds, plus mine doesn't require the clutch to start. Normally started in neutral on the side stand while I lock the gate and do up my lid, however the previous owner may not have been so kind
    Glad I spotted it now rather than later after seeing your ZZR!

  8. #8
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    I always pull the clutch in to start any motorcycle on the button, even the Rex. I have not had any issues to date, I had none on my ZZR11 either and have covered many 000's of miles.

    I'd hazard a guess that the clutch/starter chain issues are not really related, just an urban myth.

  9. #9
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    Srednas i'd check to see if the last owner replaced the tensioner first before you spend any money

  10. #10
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    Re: Strange happenings.

    Will do, I'll whip the cover off over the next few days and have a gander.

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