Author Topic: Lean when leaning  (Read 410 times)

Offline notalec

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Lean when leaning
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:54:47 PM »
I've got a strange one for you. I recently put a used motor into my 92 k75. Don't ask me how but I managed to lose a wrist pin on the original. I guess that's why it was only a few hundred bucks. I got a great deal on a used motor. Got it swapped out, and I am still under 1000$ on a pretty cool little bike.

Ever since I put the new motor in I am getting some strange behavior. Whenever the bike leans left I get about 500 more RPMs. Whether it's on the side stand, or if I am carving a turn.  I am thinking it might be a worn out spring on the MAF. The enigne I bought came with one (and throttle bodies, and a good clutch and a bunch of other stuff for 150$!!!) so I just used that one. I am thinking of swapping it for the MAF off of my old engine.

Anybody got any other ideas?
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Offline Scott_

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Re: Lean when leaning
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 07:54:11 PM »
That would be a simple test at no out of pocket cost.....and not a bad idea.
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Offline Martin

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Re: Lean when leaning
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 02:11:25 AM »
With the bike idling on the centre stand try moving the handle bars left and right. If the revs increase the throttle cable is pulling on the throttle body linkages.
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Offline notalec

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Re: Lean when leaning
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 06:15:52 PM »
Figured it out. it was a badly damaged crankcase breather tube. After replacing I realized I had the idle, "choke" and fuel cutoff all set way off to compensate for the air leak. Good to go now. Bike runs much much better all around.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Lean when leaning
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 08:02:35 PM »
Figured it out. it was a badly damaged crankcase breather tube.
Thanks for updating this thread, notalec. You have an explanation for why left-leaning the bike would cause changes in idle?
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Offline notalec

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Re: Lean when leaning
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 11:16:31 PM »
When it was leaning left a large crack in the crankcase breather tube opened up more. Which in itself isnít a huge amount of air. But combine it with the way the bike was tuned to compensate for the damaged tube in the first place it made quite a difference.
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