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Bob Taylor



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: sb6 Left Hand Switch gear Reply with quote

Can anybody help please. Does anyone know what bike it comes from? The pin on mine is broken and doesn't locate onto the bar now. Thanks. Bob.
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pin always breaks
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Bob Taylor



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so bad then - thought it was my usual ham-fistedness lol. I'll put a self tapper in the switch - see how that works - (nobady will be able to see Smile )
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bit of wrap on the bar will allow it to grip enough to not move around.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

screw a 4mm bolt into the hole in the bar, cut the head off, drill the plastic pin out of the switch unit and re-assemble.
Works for me every time.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah mine broke off too. I just use the old ‘drill it out and put a screw in’ trick
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
screw a 4mm bolt into the hole in the bar, cut the head off, drill the plastic pin out of the switch unit and re-assemble.
Works for me every time.


This sounds like a way better method than what I usually do... I usually put the screw / bolt in the switchgear housing. The bolt in the bar sounds smarter. Great idea
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Bob Taylor



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help guys - will have it done at the weekend - no pics though lol.
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Bob Taylor



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On another subject - I have a sb6 - but don't ride it much as the vibes at about 5k are bad - is this normal? I was wondering whether it comes from the type of engine mounts or the way the seat is bolted to the exhausts or something else?? Any thoughts - seems a shame not to ride the thing.
Many thanks. Bob.
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I haven’t really noticed the vibration. Everything is solid mounted as far as I know
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres a bit of vibes at 3-4k due to the camshafts coming in but other than that its quite smooth.
If yours is vibey then look at balancing the carbs / make sure the plugs are all ok … or get it dyno'd.
Is the chain too tight ? don't set it on the side stand or it will be overtight when you load the suspension.
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Bob Taylor



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. I'll check it out at the weekend - although the carbs have been balanced / new racing plugs. I think its the exhaust and how it fits under the seat - the rubber mounts have disappeared - anyway will give it ago and let you know. Thanks again. Bob.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racing plugs ?

I don't think there are rubber mounts for the pipes, mine are bolted directly to the black "subframe" that mounts to the seat
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My exhaust is solid mounted to the seat unit as well. I think everything is solid mounted on the 6
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