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Help SPADA Death Rattle

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Gizziracer, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Gizziracer

    Gizziracer Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Changed the filter and oil in the SPADA street fighter, installed a battery and fuel and it fired right up, instantly. The heart sank as a deafening cacophony of rattles and metal on metal emanated from the motor.... closer inspection indicated the noise was coming from the right hand engine case. Ripped off the right hand engine case and low and behold, once again the starter clutch bolts were completely loose..... wonder how many of these motors have been scrapped when only locktight and a spanner was required to get them running right.


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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    Have heard of this problem before. I would suggest degreasing the bolts and threads, and refitting with blue loctite.
     
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    More dog turd than street fighter by the look of it... I wonder how long it would be before that seat and what is left of the rear subframe ends up on the rear tyre...
     
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    Your just pissed cuz the seat isnt brown :aggressive:
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    That bracket from the swingarm to subframe is rather interesting, I wonder how it works (or doesn't when the rear suspension compresses...
     
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    I thought the same ... but if u look really close its the muffler hanger

    but the subframe is some mighty handy engineering ....not
    must have been already regeod stock before it was hacked to crap
     
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    Harsh words indeed amigos. I was looking forward to reliving my teenage years tearing around the neighbourhood on this engineering masterpiece. Fortunately the custom rear subframe just bolts off and I have 3 or 4 standard ones dangling from the rafters. I’m imagining the previous owner just rode the bike with it sounding like a combine harvester thinking it was normal. Also the oil filter bolt was so tight I had to tap it with a dead blow hammer and then use a breaker bar to get it free. Almost pulled the bike off it’s stand. These are supposed to be 13 foot pounds. Very interesting vehicle.
     
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    Funny buggers. Don't worry Gizzi, I'm sure you'll have it sorted in no time. You might be able to sell on the 'Streetfighter' parts to some young fella.
     
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