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[Technical] Possible Solutions to your Phantom's Problem


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Hey dude, I doubt its the 好兄弟 pulling pranks on you at junctions :lol:

Anyway jokes aside, try tightening your spark plug or go with problem 2. Idling shouldn't change or change much due to riding vibration; I know our bikes vibrate alot.

 

:btw: you remind me that I've forgotten to go down to AMK to view someone's bike condition :lol:

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Hey dude, I doubt its the 好兄弟 pulling pranks on you at junctions :lol:

Anyway jokes aside, try tightening your spark plug or go with problem 2. Idling shouldn't change or change much due to riding vibration; I know our bikes vibrate alot.

 

:btw: you remind me that I've forgotten to go down to AMK to view someone's bike condition :lol:

 

Hey, my bike is fine today already, guess its really the sparkplug + rain...anyway will go play around with the idling also..think its a little too slow...thanks for the suggestions ! :cheeky:

12 Jun 2008 - Class 2B

28 Jun 2008 - Honda Phantom TA 200 (COE 11/3/17)

17 Jan 2009 - Class 3

27 Oct 2009 - Class 2A

28 May 2016 - Yamaha Fino 115 (COE 04/8/24)

9 June 2017 - Honda CB400 Spec 2 (COE 02/1/23)

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hmmm think something wrong with my break, no tension when i squeeze in, is it the brake fluid low??? hmm cause the previous owner, go and respray and spray the thing black also can't see.. so my front brake not working now

 

very good guess... either low or ur brakes are leaking fluid liao... u can check the brake fluid level by opening the two screws on the square box (brake fluid reservoir)... careful not to let any brake fluid drip on ur paintwork... wipe off immediately and rinse with water if kena... if low, can bring to mech or DIY top-up...

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Unfortunately, none to contribute because fortunately, there haven't been problems with my phantom recently :cheeky:

I mean those solutions you've seen or offered to others which is not in this list dude :lol:

 

i have the same probs when rainning, haven`t had time to change the cap yet. But my bike also back fires alot, where is the screw to tune the mixture??

its on the left side of your bike, don't have a picture for you though. Or you can try meddling with your idling knob first to try? checked your air filter recently?

 

very good guess... either low or ur brakes are leaking fluid liao... u can check the brake fluid level by opening the two screws on the square box (brake fluid reservoir)... careful not to let any brake fluid drip on ur paintwork... wipe off immediately and rinse with water if kena... if low, can bring to mech or DIY top-up...

best to put a thick towel on tank with the handle bar locked to left. Else let a mechanic do it as he might also have to change brake pads(could be worn out or not properly installed)

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I mean those solutions you've seen or offered to others which is not in this list dude :lol:

 

 

its on the left side of your bike, don't have a picture for you though. Or you can try meddling with your idling knob first to try? checked your air filter recently?

 

 

i`ve changed the air filter bout 2 mths ago. after i changed the spark plug i notice the bike dying in the rain and the back fire

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joe no tension at all might mean the brake lever unit spoilt...change the hwole thing roughly 80-85 at ah chong. i did it before so u better let him see if its the problem.

12 Jun 2008 - Class 2B

28 Jun 2008 - Honda Phantom TA 200 (COE 11/3/17)

17 Jan 2009 - Class 3

27 Oct 2009 - Class 2A

28 May 2016 - Yamaha Fino 115 (COE 04/8/24)

9 June 2017 - Honda CB400 Spec 2 (COE 02/1/23)

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wahaha.. thanks for all the info, got it fix already, was the brake lever unti spoil and also my brake disc is out of shap, but the strange thing is i never knock into anything or fall down, so also don't noe why out of shape, total damage is 110, the brake dis is second hand de.. wahaha painful man.. cheers.. but cannot save on the brake man :D can save out life

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wahaha.. thanks for all the info, got it fix already, was the brake lever unti spoil and also my brake disc is out of shap, but the strange thing is i never knock into anything or fall down, so also don't noe why out of shape, total damage is 110, the brake dis is second hand de.. wahaha painful man.. cheers.. but cannot save on the brake man :D can save out life

 

haha glad to hear your problem solved..ride safe :thumb:

12 Jun 2008 - Class 2B

28 Jun 2008 - Honda Phantom TA 200 (COE 11/3/17)

17 Jan 2009 - Class 3

27 Oct 2009 - Class 2A

28 May 2016 - Yamaha Fino 115 (COE 04/8/24)

9 June 2017 - Honda CB400 Spec 2 (COE 02/1/23)

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Please copy the template and add on your recommendations with smiles

jB :]

 

 

Problem 1: Exhaust emitting white smoke.

Reason: Engine oil is leaking into your chamber.

Solution: Pistol rings needs to be changed. Go to a bike workshop.

 

Reason: Your bike has a 2 stroke engine.

Solution: Its normal.

 

 

Problem 2: Engine stalls in heavy rain and unable to start.

Reason: Spark plug could be getting wet by the rain causing it not not function

Solution: Remove, dry the spark plug and put it back properly. Go get the plug cap replaced.

 

Reason: Air fuel mixture may be too rich.

Solution: Tune your carb to a leaner setting (turn screw anti-clockwise by 1/4).

 

 

Problem 3: Flat / Punctured Tyres

Solution: Try to inflate tyre with portable pump / bicycle pump then go bike or tyre shop. DO NOT ride on flat tyres as they may damage your tyre or wheel.

 

Solution: Use tyre repair kit, plug and pump = good to go. Kit can be bought at LAB.

 

 

Problem 4: Cannot / Hard to start bike

Reason: Battery may be weak (confirmed by a tick sound from the right side cover under the seat).

Solution: Push Start, and go get battery replaced.

 

Reason: Fuse may be blown.

Solution: Check Fuse. Fuse is located on right side of bike. Remove chrome cover under the seat and see. Look out for the centre of the fuse if its broken then FUSED lor. Change new one.

 

Reason: Bike is in gear, kill switch is on, no petrol.

Solution: Obvious.

 

Reason: Rectifier issue (despite new battery, bike soon becomes hard to start again)

Solution: Get mechanic to check with a voltage meter. Ah chong has one.

 

Reason: Petrol topped up too full - Don't laugh.

Solution: The petrol tank is not meant to be filled to the brim. Leave some space for air.

 

Reason: Water in petrol

Solution: Check that fuel cap is secure and no leaks

 

Others:

- Check ignition coil for sparks.

- Check magneto coil.

 

 

Problem 5: Cant go more den 80 km/h

Reason: You are not in the 6th gear

Solution: Down 1 time 1st gear. up 5 times to sixth gear

 

Reason: If confirm no 6th gear, gear box may be in bad shape

Solution: Go to a reputable workshop for a checkup, may need to over haul.

 

Reason: Insufficient Engine Oil (Very bad)

Solution: Check with dipstick as according to manual. Buy Engine Oil from petrol kiosk and top up.

 

Reason: Clutch may have been worn off (Engine reving very high but no power to go any faster)

Solution: Bike shop chance clutch.

 

Reason: Air fuel mixture too rich (Crazy vibrations at higher revs making it too uncomfortable)

Solution: Tune air fuel mixture leaner (Turn screw anti-clockwise 1/2 - 1 round)

 

Reason: Sprocket may be worn off

Solution: Change sprocket and chain.

 

 

Problem 6: Weird sound on my bike

Reason: Might be battery low. (Ticking sound on right side when start button depressed)

Solution: Push start, change battery

 

Reason: If sound is on gearbox side, chain may be too slack

Solution: Check your chain tension 1st. Should have about 2 to 3cm slack, tested at the center of the bottom span of the chain. Anything more, get it tightened.

 

 

Problem 7: - Exhaust Header got holes. Can repair?

Reason: Got one specific hole which is ok.

Solution: If unsure, post some pictures.

 

 

Problem 8: - Engine oil Dip stick broken (Broken part might be in engine)

Solution:

- Send to bikeshop.

- New dipstick costs around $11.

 

 

Problem 9: I have tried everything but to no avail. Any tow numbers please?

Solution:

- 67474740 Tiko cheong.

- 64560018 Wing Yap.

- 97384501 => Hello, you the tua chia one?

 

 

Problem 10: Engine Part Leaking Oil

Reason: Gasket Spoilt.

Solution: Bike shop, get it replaced

 

Reason: Cam chain tensioner spoilt.

Solution: Bike shop, get it replaced

 

 

Problem 11: When riding, bike lean to one side. Let go of handlebar, steering was shaky and wobbling

Reason: Might be steering cone problem.

Solution: Go bike shop to get it fixed. May also need re-alignment.

 

Reason: Wheel bearings spoilt.

Solution: Bike shop, get it changed.

 

Reason: Wheel alignment might have problem.

Solution: Bike shop, get it fixed.

 

 

Problem 12: Speedo is not working

Reason: The cable, or the gear at the end of the cable is spoilt or loose.

Solution: If loose, plug it back or tighten. Else needs replacement, go bike shop.

 

Reason: Speedo spoilt.

Solution: Bike shop.

 

 

Problem 13: My exhaust gives have a loud bang regularly. (Backfire)

Reason: Air fuel mixture too rich or too lean.

Solution: Retune the carb.

 

 

Problem 14: I lost my bike Key!!! What to do??

Solution: Go find the key smith.

 

Solution: If want to change ignition, look for Ah Chong (Planet) or scrapyard.

 

 

Problem 15: Bike pickup super slow. Even slower than small cc cars.

Reason: Clutch is worn

Solution: Change your clutch plates.

 

Problem 16: Damaged Exhaust: Header got hole / Muffler loose or dropping.

Solution: Header got hole can weld it up.

Solution: Muffler dropping can cut open the pipe and take it out but pipe will sound louder.

Solution: Alternatively can change the whole system, pipe + header, about 300+-.

 

Problem 17: Hard to kick the gears

Reason: Clutch is worn

Solution: Change or top up EO.

Solution: Change clutch plate.

 

Problem 18: When cold start, bike got "tick tick" sound

Reason: cam chain tensioner spoilt.

Solution: Change the cam chain tensioner.

Solution: If its rattling sound instead of "tick tick" sound, bring bike to mechanic.

 

Problem 19: Bike wobble for no apparent reason.

Reason: Might have problem with wheel bearings or tyre pressure.

Solution: Check that the tyre pressure is correct.

Solution: If tyre pressure is correct, most probably is the bearing spoilt.

Solution:Change new bearings.

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So we gotta decide what we should be about it:

1. shall we beats them up for opening new threads without doing a search?

2. Close their thread?

3. Argue with them and get into trouble?

4. Drive them out of this forum?

 

We all were once a newbie before and I believe I am still one now.

Some learn from their mistakes and some find it hard to swallow their ego and fight back.

 

So, when there is a issue, we need to find the root cause and get ride of it. So far I haven't got any solution for this.

 

I wanna hear your thoughts on this.

 

Oh man, I think jB really did put a good effort on this thread and I thought it'll serve good purpose for those who open new thread all over.

 

Damn.. looks like I have to delete many un-necessary post we created here. heh heh

 

Psst.. heard you clear meter eh.. wipe it real clean okie, so you can watch what speed you're riding.

 

Cheers!

well, not much people will read thru sticky but happy open new thread... :sian:

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1. well I'd still say the search function ain't idiot proof like yahoo yet :lol:

2. would be good to pm them before/after you lock it and guide them.

3. We were once soldiers too :lol:

4. not nice to shoo others away :lol:

 

I don't know if it should be a sticky or not :nono: let the others decide..

sometimes I find that not everyone will pay attention to sticky or realise that its there because its not outstanding enough.

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So we gotta decide what we should be about it:

1. shall we beats them up for opening new threads without doing a search?

2. Close their thread?

3. Argue with them and get into trouble?

4. Drive them out of this forum?

 

We all were once a newbie before and I believe I am still one now.

Some learn from their mistakes and some find it hard to swallow their ego and fight back.

 

So, when there is a issue, we need to find the root cause and get ride of it. So far I haven't got any solution for this.

 

well, uncle vince... this is very informative thread indeed... but again i ask people around here (in PK forum, how many people browse through sticky section with many informative links and notes before posting new thread).

 

i really miss kiamh's PK directory thread.

 

since moderator is voluntary basic, we do not wish to burden u with loads of unnecessary moving and cleaning too.

 

if u see the thread needs to exist, just let it be... or if u think they fall under same category (like newbie questions, chit char corner) please feel free to do so as it is..

 

people come and go, so do threads...

after all it's free forum and we are free to post here :D

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Put limit on who can start a new thread lor... sa like post counts >50 or maybe >100... at least it gives them 50 or 100 posts to learn before starting their own threads, and their participation being limited to the many many many threads of wide varieties should not be a problem. In fact even if you lao jiao in PK forum also no need to start new thread sia... everything all have liao. zzz

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