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About w7_lee

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  1. I think the seals in my rear brake pump is kaput (again). At carpark speed and throttle close, I have to fully depress it and bike hardly slows down. It happen once about 4 years back and went to a shop at Ubi. The mechanic replace the seals and it fine. But he's exit the business. So wondering if anyone know of a bike shop in the east side that repair rear brake pump. TIA.
  2. What did you use to jump start? I think for most battery kaput cases, you can push start. I normally use the slope in MSCP. As per kaiq's suggestion, with a multimeter, I think you should get more than 12.5V (without turning key to on) when measure directly from battery (engine cold). With key at On position, there will be slight voltage drop. And when you crank it, voltage should not go below 9.6V. But even if you measure good voltage, also does not mean the CCA is enough to start the bike. I recently had a similar problem on my bike. Initially, I also tot my 4.5 year old battery nee
  3. Sad news, makes me feel the NEA is targeting locals. We are here by birth, not by choice. Here in Singapore, it is already regulation that we have to have our vehicles inspected annually. And if I understand correctly (correct me if I am wrong), in Malaysia, there is no such inspection (for private vehicles). I think LTA (or NEA) should implement vehicle inspection for foreigners working in Singapore and using their foreign registered vehicles. Not just to reduce the number of CO2 pollutive vehicles but those with really loud exhaust too. Those commercial vehicles (buses & lorries)
  4. Got the vacuum caps from Suzuki Motorcycle, a few dollars a piece. Now the impulse is normal. For now, can only conclude the 'lost' cap cause the lost in power. Symptom is similar is to faulty spark plug except engine dies off more easily. But cannot explain why the impulse won't start. Going to replace the battery and (hopefully) use it till the 5 year COE expire. PS: Suzuki Motorcycle was formerly Guan Hoe. They've moved to Kaki Bukit.
  5. Check the bike again last night and it started fine but engine still die off when idling. Notice a sucking sound from the engine area (louder when listening from the left side). While giving a slight turn on the throttle just to prevent engine from die-off, listen more attentive and it was coming from around the petcock area. Initially thought that my vacuum line to the petcock was not properly connected but end up realize that it was coming from the vacuum port on the carburetor. Check the other 3 carburetors and they all had a cap, only the first carburetor on the left side was missing a
  6. Check with a multimeter last night. Both 30A fuse are OK. Also discovered that only the 30A fuse on the outside is in use. The other fuse (inside) is a spare because there is no metal part in the fuse slot. Bike still start fine last night except for the original problem from last Friday (starts but die off when idling).
  7. Tried to jump start the bike from the car battery last night. And still it don't start. Again, it make a single click sound & nothing happen. Check the 10A ignition fuse and it is OK. Notice another assembly below the fuse box; open it and saw 2 nos of 30A fuse inside (this is probably the master fuse box). Remove them (1 was tight in the fuse holder but the other slide out freely). Visually check both and they are OK too. It was almost 10.30pm and decided call it a night. After putting everything together, decided to give it a crank. This time, the bike came alive... Took i
  8. 26 Mar 2018 - rode from east to NUS. For some reason, it was 35 deg C at the east and was raining like crazy at the west. Was caught in the rain along west coast flyover. Put on the raincoat and continue riding. Had a lot of side splash during the ride in the rain. It was still raining on the way back (to east) and again, along west coast flyover, it was sunny again. At Bedok, realize the bike lacks power and exhaust sound different. But was still able to make it back. 30 Mar 2018 - Tried to start the bike, it start but will die off when idling. Suspecting my plugs are wet, I took of the ta
  9. New entry for me, just to keep a log for whoever still riding this model Jan 2018 - replace my spark plugs cos one (at least) had 'kaput'. Symptom is when I give more throttle in second gear, power is not there. Had the replacement done at Ubi and change to Iridium. Mechanic confirm that 1 of the plugs was dead and he did comment that such an old bike, maybe the carburetor could kill the spark plugs prematurely. I accept this reason. Power was restore with the new plugs.
  10. Not familiar with SR300 but for the brakes, when we use the hand lever (and foot lever), beside pumping the brake fluid to the brake pads, the brake switch (electrical) is also activated, closing the circuit, allowing electricity passes thru' and light up the brake light. Really much like the light switch at home. My guess is your brake switch might be stuck in the closed position, so the brake light is permanently on.
  11. No worries. I extend by COE for another 5 years, so I can use it till Oct 2022. Strange you have a 15 liter tank, I guess maybe the tank design have variation.
  12. Updating my above post.... Finally took my Impulse for a run last night and went straight to top-up petrol. Fill up about 8.5 liters to full tank, so with the 3+ liters that I collected on Wed, the tank capacity looks to be 12 liters (include reserve). Rode for more than 30 minutes and the Temp & Oil light did not come on last night, so it looks like they appeared last week due to low radiator water. Will have to check it more often. But my radiator fan did not come on. Could be the weather was cooling last night. Will have to monitor this.
  13. I check my bike yesterday and found that my radiator was low on water/coolant. Check the reserve reservoir but cannot see the water level. Since the radiator is low on water, I assume the reservoir is empty too. Top up the radiator and hope the Temp & Oil light coming ON will not appear again. Will have to monitor further. Also check my radiator fan (connect directly to battery) and it is working. I had posted before to ask if anyone knows what is the actual capacity of the Impulse's petrol tank. The last few years that I been riding, I had to switch to reserve whenever I travel 150k
  14. Rode to CCK last night from Bedok using PIE, BKE and KJE. Was on the expressway most of the time. At CCK, had to stop at traffic junction and realize both my Temp & Oil light was on. But they go off when the bike is moving. Was there for 2.5hrs and before starting, felt the engine block and it was still warm. Engine starts fine and all was OK as I stop at the junctions in CCK. Use the same route back to Bedok. Again, after exiting the expressway, the Temp & Oil light are on whenever I stop at junctions and goes off when the bike is moving. I left the engine idling after I park,
  15. Google for Bandit manual, it is about the same.
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