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Offline Itolokito

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The 2004 gixxer thread
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:03:56 am »
Like some of u know i been waiting for ever for my bike to arrive but yesterday i got it kinda scare the **** out me never thought it would have so much power well here are some pics went to bed around 3 last night removing some spray paint!!! before after


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 08:14:09 am »
Looking much better already!
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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 08:15:28 am »
Very nice. I like it.
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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 08:32:30 am »
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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 11:13:56 am »
Thank u guys!!
This bike has been sitting for around 3 months but when i got it yesterday it started with no problem even this morning took it out for a little ride as soon as i got home i turn it off when i tried to turn it back on battery was death! I already took it to get it charge and they said the battery was fine it just needed charge so I'm wondering if it wasn't suppose to charge while running or what may have cause the batterie to die! Any help will be appreciated thanks 


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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 01:45:22 pm »
Time to test the charging system.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 02:02:37 pm »
Time to test the charging system.

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 08:58:13 pm »
Be safe bud... that's no 250

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 09:19:45 pm »
Ok guys thank you I'll check it as soon as i get home!!
Sure will randy im gonna take it easy till i get use to it. Thank you


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 11:07:35 pm »
Alright just got home put the battery back on the bike first attempt to start it the battery drops from 11.44 volts to 8.30 volts after that the started didnt even move! Is it time for a new battery?


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 05:08:20 am »
sometimes you just have to do like andy told aunt bee . "call the man" ianC is a good  one. i have tried to fix every thing i own all my life . but nowdays it might be easier & faster & cheaper to "call the man" you learn this as you get older. the trick is to know the man. etb is very good for this. nobody can fix one over the phone /web anymore . i have before . but not now. "call the man" you will spent more trying to go part at a time . been there :pop :pop :pop done that.   
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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 09:16:28 am »
why would anybody paint over that?   do you know if it has the right battery for the bike?  I bought a bike a few years back and they guy told me he always has a had time getting it started.. I came home and replaced the battery and it fired up every time?  this may or may not be the problem... you could have a dead cell in your battery, I hope its your battery and not your stator

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 01:05:55 pm »
sounds like a dead cell....
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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 01:53:20 pm »
Just bought a new battery and its doing ok so far hope it stays that way tho! Lol it got stolen from my friend month ago and the guys who stole it paint it with spray paint so it was my job to remove it lol


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 01:55:20 pm »
2nd time i ride it im still getting use to the clutch etc lol


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 05:16:18 pm »
Is motorcycle insurance obligated in tn?


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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014, 05:23:16 pm »
Yup
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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2014, 05:28:22 pm »
Is motorcycle insurance obligated in tn?


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I wouldn't ride with out it.. you have your Motorcycle endorsement?

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2014, 06:22:39 pm »
Yes and also insurance i just was wondering my dad told me that it wasn't obligated in Florida that if u didnt have insurance u were suppouse to use a helmet tho!!


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2014, 06:25:30 pm »
yeah Florida is a odd state...

what are you using to get the spay paint off?

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 06:28:28 pm »
Shoot I'm not sure i pick up a product from lows ill tell u the name when i get home its like acetone!


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2014, 06:35:42 pm »
yeah .. just be careful not to take the original paint off ... though if you have the cash I say it wouldn't cost much to get a new paint job... that way its your style

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2014, 07:19:07 pm »
If i knew somebody that does a good job i wouldn't think it twise! Im kinda new in the area and work 6 days a week so dont know much around!


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2014, 07:20:44 pm »
I'm sure someone here can point you in the direction of a good painter

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2014, 01:08:53 am »
Glad you got your toy and I agree, why did they paint over it? (or did I miss that)

Battery wise: If it's a lead-acid type (typical cheap OEM) and it gets down to 40% or less it's done and will never properly hold a charge again. That or it could have a bad cell where it will look fine on the meter but the moment you touch a load to it she drops to 1volt or less. (had that happen catastrophically on two bikes over the years and both occasions I was out riding them at the time, stopped for gas, lights worked, no crank, etc.)

If you are near one Cycle Gear has life-time replacements on some versions of the battery and frankly if you keep the bike a couple years they will pay for themselves.  :21


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2014, 07:12:43 am »
Yes and also insurance i just was wondering my dad told me that it wasn't obligated in Florida that if u didnt have insurance u were suppouse to use a helmet tho!!


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That isnt entirely true. You dont have to have the minimum added health coverage In Florida if you are wearing a helmet but you are still obligated to have insurance. In Florida, you must be 25 years old and up to $10,000 or $15,000 in health coverage to not wear a helmet. At least that was the law when I lived in Daytona Beach.

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2014, 10:34:22 am »
I wonder if no helmet law will pass in Tennessee?  I think its up for vote again

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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2014, 06:53:40 pm »
Thanks for the info guys!!! I put a new battery on the gixxer and tried the charging system and it sure aint working properly so instead of wasting money buying stuffs i still dont know about i just took it to a shop to get it fix ;)!
I started an online school for motorcycle repairing by the way and been doing pretty good i got 100 points in the two test i have taken so far if i keep it that way i may be able to graduate by November! 


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Re: The 2004 gixxer thread
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2014, 07:17:35 pm »
you are right on florida law. buddy got stopped in daytona last month. first thing cop did was check his ins.. helmet repeal was shot down again. our great governor hates motorcycles, he ran off the goldwingers to name one in knoxville, when  he was our mayor.