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post #1 of 4 Old 08-27-2015, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Under tank maintenance suggestions.

Hello all, I am new here. I have just purchased a 2006 wee with 23k. No maintenance records as PO is no longer with us. Bike sat for about 2 years. Runs well. i have ordered maintenance manuals and reading info. on the net. I verified valve clearances today, all in mid- spec or looser. Great news. Replaced air filter and plugs. Any other suggestions of things to inspect or maintain while the fuel tank is off? Coolant change tomorrow. Thanks for any thoughts or comments. Great site you have here.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-27-2015, 01:48 AM
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Things to consider: Inspect all wire bundles for chaffing. Inspect/treat all electrical connectors for corrosion. You may want to sync the throttle bodies on the 2006. The front and rear brake fluid should be changed. The battery may need replacement if it's over 5 years old.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-27-2015, 03:36 AM
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I've just been through a similar experience. I bought a 2004 Wee with 32K miles and no service history.
I've just checked the valves, one is near the lower limit but I'll do a few more K before tackling it.

I found that the electrical connectors attached to the plastic radiator shroud showed varying levels of verdigris and indeed my horn had stopped working due to a bad connection. So I disconnected and dismounted all the connectors, cleaned them out with contact spray and then pumped them full of ACF50 before finally applying a liberal coating of petroleum jelly and reassembling them.
The connectors carrying the most current were more corroded, so the worst was the connector for the left switchgear, which controls the headlights. It was then that I realised that the ignition switch connector was missing altogether, a PO had obviously had trouble and the wiring from the switch is now connected directly into the loom with the joint properly heatshrinked for protection. Of course, the ignition switch carries the most current so I suppose that connector would be the first to rot out.

Whilst I'd got the ACF50 in my hand I liberally coated the STVA mechanism and throttle bodies with it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-27-2015, 04:02 PM
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There is a short fuel line between the throttle bodies that dries out and gives people fits. Use a short bit of fuel injection hose and new fuel injection clamps. You can also run a short bit of vacuum hose from each throttle body off to the side and cap them off to make it easier to do the throttle body synch later.

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