Barricade - Yamaha FZ-16


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This is exactly the same as my current petrol tank cap. In the new one the part marked with green is plastic (white colour). But the holes marked with red are missing. So I can confirm this is a manufacturing defect. The current leaky cap is Minda make. New one is spark. Deeply appreciate your post. Very very helpful. I'll get my new one replaced. Thank you. Screenshot_20201115-121857_Samsung Internet.jpg Screenshot_20201115-122229_Samsung Internet.jpg
 
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This is exactly the same as my current petrol tank cap. In the new one the part marked with green is plastic (white colour). But the holes marked with red are missing. So I can confirm this is a manufacturing defect. The current leaky cap is Minda make. New one is spark. Deeply appreciate your post. Very very helpful. I'll get my new one replaced. Thank you. View attachment 283212 View attachment 283213

My new one had the hole in the black plastic. Didn't check the inside one.

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(Spark is the new branding for Minda)
 
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My new one had the hole in the black plastic. Didn't check the inside one.

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(Spark is the new branding for Minda)
Yes this is an important set of air passage holes (I think it's called breather holes (not sure) ) without which petrol will not flow out from the tank. This is a one way mechanism which doesn't let petrol evaporate out from the tank but lets air in. This is a most often overlooked part. If this is clogged even partially, it affects top end performance. Although I noticed the difference between the new and old ones, initially I thought there could be some changes due to design revision so that the holes could be located elsewhere in the new one. Also the seller was obstinate that this could not have ant defects as it's Genuine Yamaha since all Genuine Yamaha parts come quality checked. That's why I got confused. Thank you so much.
 
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October 2020 - No One's Perfect

Barricade was running smoothly after service

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and boom, gear lever linkage fell off. Second time someone forgetting to tighten it up. Last time, they didn't put even the bolt.

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It'll sit back without a bolt, so was able to reach back home.

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Took a longer bolt from the parts bin, in case the next guy forgets to tighten in up, the bolt will take longer to fall off.

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Voila!

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When old school is literally too old school. They cut the Allen bolt to fit in a flat screwdriver [frustration]

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November 2020 - Insurance Renewal - Switched to Acko

While checking options, Acko was quoting the lowest. Been using New India for past 10 years and thought of a change. Acko was offering paper-less renewal and virtual and complete cashless claim. Reviews were good. Already had Acko on the Polo 1.2. They gave free 1-month extension during lock down. Renewal was pretty simple. No need upload any documents or vehicle photographs. Just had to enter vehicle number, select the make and model, owner name as per RC, and obviously mobile number and email ID and check and make payment. Policy was mailed instantaneously. Got the best IDV as well, ₹ 24,425.00, while New India was offering around ₹ 15,000.00.

Third-Party Premium - ₹ 752.00
Own Damage Premium - ₹ 63.00 (after 50% NCB)
GST (18%) - ₹ 146.70

Net Premium - ₹ 961.00
 
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November 2020 - My Boy turns 11

Except the last screw ups, running strong and fine. Needs valve adjustment, since not properly set recently. I can feel one of the valves ticking.

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Fate and dream. Booked Dio, but ended buying FZ. Story in first post. Now I got both. Dio not mine, but like mine and now my daily commute. It's 18 years old and clocked between 80k and 90k km (speedometer replaced).

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December 2020 - New Horn Relay

The 10-plus-year-old relay conked off in the torrential rain. It was a Mobi Tech branded one, which was the only one available then when metal ones was predominating the market. Horn kept honking, disconnected the fuse.

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Water seeped in causing rusting. Used to open and seal the relays installed outside with rubber based adhesive, but forgot with this particular one, but still it survived good 10 years.

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Bought new Roots relay.

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Sealed one.

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Had to drill the clamp to accommodate bigger bolt. Usually these are just screwed on to body.

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Clamp is removable to fit inside relay box.

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Added sleeve to minimize exposure.

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Cleaned and applied petroleum gel inside the connector.

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Plugged in.

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Installed and to be forgotten for another 10 years [evil]


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Threw away the air filter rubber shroud (again). It's annoyingly hindering removing the air filter box cover.

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