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    2017 4RT

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    Just West of God's Own County

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  1. I've been trying to call Vic for a couple of weeks now to order some bagged observer sheets. So far, I haven't had a reply. Have also tried email in the past without success. Does anyone know if he is still in business? Or, failing that, an alternative supply? Thanks
  2. Could you explain this, please? Not intended as a criticism - just interested in your reasoning as it's something I'm not aware of.
  3. Thanks, guys. Worked a treat. Job done!
  4. I'm intending to replace the standard kill switch with a lanyard type as it gives me a little more assurance when I jump ship. Will be using one of the standard magnetic type switches as replacement. Is this a straightforward mod where I follow the wiring loom from the switch until I come to bullet connectors and simply unplug the old ones/plug the new one in? Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Thanks, Richard. First thing on my agenda for tomorrow.
  6. Can anyone offer advice on a QUICK and EASY way of throttle cable replacement? Did one a while ago which I seem to remember needed me to remove throttle assembly and all sorts of other bits. Surely there's an easier way? Cheers
  7. I had read through the entire topic - but I'm still confused as my RT4 throttle is a constant radius and (from memory - which may be wrong) I seem to recall a standard black one having a variable radius. Would be good to know if a standard slow/black one has a constant radius.
  8. Quick question about the standard throttle on a 2016 4RT - is it a Domino slow (black-bodied) one? I can't compare at the moment as I only have the one on the bike which came with it but I do seem to recall the Domino black one had a similar radius to the white one except for the beginning of the travel where it had a noticeably smaller radius followed by a cam type of increase after the first few millimetres. By contrast, the one currently fitted to my bike has a constant radius throughout all of its travel with the radius quite a bit less than a white one.
  9. oldgit

    'Muddy' gearbox oil

    Clear tube still connected. No sign of the purple tube - but I guess that's from the Keihin carb and mine's fitted with a Dellorto. I'll have a much closer look tomorrow once the bike's cleaned and dried. Apart from that - done four or five hours over the weekend and new oil is still crystal clear. Hoping it's a one-off but checking out the water pump. Thanks again.
  10. oldgit

    'Muddy' gearbox oil

    OK. Thanks very much, gents. I'll keep an eye on it and change frequently.
  11. oldgit

    'Muddy' gearbox oil

    Coolant still full. Oil been in approx one month - around 20 hours, I would guess. Also - have checked carb, air cleaner, filter etc. Anywhere that mud/dirt could have got in. Nothing out of place there.
  12. Hello, I was just visually checking my bike through the 'porthole' this morning and noticed that the oil was a little cloudy. On draining, the oil was a little milky coffee coloured. I've seen quite a few examples of head gasket leaks and the oil was nowhere near as milky as one of those. There were also some small residues which I initially thought might be rubber from a worn-out seal - however, on examination, they appeared to be mud. I've had a trawl through a number of threads and the most common diagnosis for water in the oil seems to be a worn impeller shaft however, this would not explain the mud. I'm guessing that the most probable cause is overuse or poor aiming of a pressure hose. Would I be correct in this? Or any other thoughts?
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