Monday, April 23, 2012

Hi there yet again - another year gone, and no blog post.
Ah, least the bike is behaving, and there are no repairs to describe.

Friday, June 24, 2011

No - I haven't forgotten the blog. The Spada is currently sitting in the garage, waiting out the winter. The last summer was not conducive to good riding, but I got out a few times.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hey - long time no see!!

Well, I changed the oil in the ol' Spada today, and took it out for a quick run. It was an unusual warm day, unexpected for late winter.

Monday, March 1, 2010

More about fuel leaks

A week after my last post, I noticed yet more fuel dripping from the under tank drain. So - time to get a genuine Honda o ring, I thought. Because there is no Honda dealer in Dunedin, I ordered it online; it had to come from Japan. The first one that was sent, got lost in the post. The replacement arrived on the 12th of February.
It didn't fix the the fuel tap was leaking! So - order a new one. They are still available - the part number is 16950-KY6-043.
This arrived on the 25th of February, and was fitted, along with new fuel and vacuum hoses.
Then today, I took the bike for its warrant of fitness test. It passed, and I had my first ride in over two months. Wonderful!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A little drip of petrol

On Monday, when I opened the garage door, I noticed a petrolly smell....and there was a suspicious pool underneath the bike. I found that my fuel tap was leaking.

The tank is easy to remove from a Spada, just release the seat, and undo the one bolt uncovered at the tail of the tank. Pull the fuel and vacuum lines off the carburettor, slide the tank back, and it's off.

The joint between the tap and the tank was leaking.

Two bolts hold the tap to the tank....luckily the tank was only a third full, so I could stand it on its nose to remove the tap. The seal for the joint is an o-ring which fits around the filter block. The ring was flattened and brittle.

A visit to an engineering supplier with the old ring secured a suitable replacement. It was soon installed, and the tank went back on the bike. more leak.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Did I mention summer?

So far it's been disappointing. And, to make things worse, yesterday the Waihola Tavern, a good place to stop for a coffee, was burned down. Oh well, such is life.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer will be here soon.

The rear tyre has been replaced, and already has a few ks on it.