RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by magg » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:01 pm

Any chance the ecu has a burnt aroma emanating from its case, may have suffered over-voltage.

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm

magg wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Any chance the ecu has a burnt aroma emanating from its case, may have suffered over-voltage.
Hopefully mines still medium rare, good idea ive had a little clutch diode randomly fry once and it did stink afterwards, thanks for the suggestion.

Ill get to the bottom of it one day lol.

This bike is a junkyard bike, something failed that sent it there originally, its really good looking these days after the work ive put in, but this fault still eludes. i almost caved and sent it to the shop, but what would be the fun in that.

thanks guys for the ideas and support, safe riding. Ill try get some pics up asap

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:15 am

Hi guys, I know a few people have sent me private messages, about the NC35 etc, however I don not get them on the site, I just get an email stating I received a private message, and then I cant actually see it.

Sorry if anyone feels I ignored them, please feel free to email me directly on: travis.breytenbach@gmail.com.

Thanks, update so far - I sold my VFR for a really great price to a collector (The NC35 sits and gathers dust until I can find time to have another go at it)

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:32 am

So after 4 YEARS of building, my RVF has finally sprung into life. for those interested, the reason it didn't start was:

Thehe little tabs that are at the end of the stacks that plug into the carbs, has snapped off and had fallen into the motor, this was causing problems as it was hitting the valves.
The carb connecting lines were blocked - incorrectly assembled - fuel starvation on some carbs
The ECU did in fact have a faulty ground as I suspected

thank goodness, no major damage, my mechanic who is a pro, noticed a slight resistance when turning the motor by hand and he decided we have to take the heads off. This was done and the little pieces were taken out. Piston tops ok, no major damage.

At the same time, I replaced the valve stem seals while the heads were off.

All put back together and it went onto the Dyno. Then the water pump seal (the internal mechanical one) failed.

So I am now sorting out the water pump and the bike can come home for what I hope is the FINAL assembly.

I have decided to keep this bike, it is simply too beautiful to sell.

I will post some pics once the bike is back home and has its pretty body kit installed.

Thanks for eveyones help and for reading my long stories lol.

Travis

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by CMSMJ1 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:14 am

Travis wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:32 am
So after 4 YEARS of building, my RVF has finally sprung into life. for those interested, the reason it didn't start was:

Thehe little tabs that are at the end of the stacks that plug into the carbs, has snapped off and had fallen into the motor, this was causing problems as it was hitting the valves.
The carb connecting lines were blocked - incorrectly assembled - fuel starvation on some carbs
The ECU did in fact have a faulty ground as I suspected

thank goodness, no major damage, my mechanic who is a pro, noticed a slight resistance when turning the motor by hand and he decided we have to take the heads off. This was done and the little pieces were taken out. Piston tops ok, no major damage.

At the same time, I replaced the valve stem seals while the heads were off.

All put back together and it went onto the Dyno. Then the water pump seal (the internal mechanical one) failed.

So I am now sorting out the water pump and the bike can come home for what I hope is the FINAL assembly.

I have decided to keep this bike, it is simply too beautiful to sell.

I will post some pics once the bike is back home and has its pretty body kit installed.

Thanks for eveyones help and for reading my long stories lol.

Travis
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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:40 am

first attempt at loading some old images I have on my phone: For your viewing pleasure

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:40 am

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:41 am

lol, better luck next time, i have never been any good at this

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by LiteTekBlair » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:01 am

Great to hear you persevered and got it done. Definitely a keeper.
Carb seal kits in viton & other parts
https://litetek.co

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:32 am

LiteTekBlair wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:01 am
Great to hear you persevered and got it done. Definitely a keeper.
Thank you, totally agreed!


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