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Re: Pidjones' bicentenial build (a '76 RD400)
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2020, 10:56:21 AM »
Battery came in yesterday evening, and everything non-engine related seems to work except the signals. Think we might need a new flasher.
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« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2020, 12:12:42 PM »
Snipped from my first post:
Disconnected all the tubes from the oil tank, drained a couple ounces of oil out (20 year old and still flowing?), and put some isopropyl alcohol in it that drained out through the supply line fairly easy. I'll still put a camera down in there to  inspect the screen.
Well, camera inspection revealed that the screen is ripped up real bad. I plan to pull it all lout and replace it with an inline 2T jetski oil filter https://www.amazon.com/SEADOO-275000051-275000262-275-000-051-275-000-262
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Re: Pidjones' bicentenial build (a '76 RD400)
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2020, 07:53:05 PM »
Ok, I got the 3 pole electronic flasher to work. Yamaha for some reason swapped the load pole position on the relay. All that I had to do was swap the yellow/green connector with the brown/white connector, and at least flasher-wise, it is working great! Remind me in four or five montbs to report on if the cancelling function works.
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Re: Pidjones' bicentenial build (a '76 RD400)
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2020, 06:45:29 PM »
Probably the last photo for a while. Carbs are on, everything hooked up except fuel and oil supply lines. Now to wait for weather to paint, decal, and clear the tanks and side cover. Then make smoke!
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Re: Pidjones' bicentenial build (a '76 RD400)
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2020, 01:47:46 PM »
looks good. :clap:

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Re: Pidjones' bicentenial build (a '76 RD400)
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2020, 03:41:02 PM »
RD has been rolled out to the shed. Sheet rock (gypsum board) taken down to permit replacement of the cantilevered joists that support a little 4 foot by six foot deck from the kitchen. Those are in now, but the ceiling can't be repaired until the inspector has checked it. The 12 foot by 12 foot deck has already been removed and replaced with a new one using composite decking that costs a freakin' fortune, but is supposed to outlast us.
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