Interceptor in Netherlands

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Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby Janovich » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:07 am

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Hello everyone,
Bought an interceptor as my first bike, fixing it up in the weekends and using it for my commutes.
Sometimes I go camping of which I took the pictures.

Previous owner wrapped it very nicely over the original paint. It looks very slick.
My hopes is that I can get a second set of covers and experiment with the paint job for some even more retro vibes.

I'll be replacing the chain and cogs soon. Other than that it runs smoothly :)
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Re: Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby ExTex77 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:03 am

Welcome to the forum.

Bike looks very nice and sharp.
A bit like the colors scheme of mine, but I have a blue front fender.

Two things that I did were (1) new, braided brake hose for front brake (I think it improved the braking)
and (2) a voltmeter to monitor the charging system.
The voltmeter did help determine a faulty voltage regulator in time to prevent a breakdown on the road.
I just mounted it under the "dash" on the metal framework. Use one with red number display in order to be seen in daylight.

Anyway, I hope you get many good years of enjoyment from the bike.

Welcome & Enjoy
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Wife rides a Burgman 200 scooter and I enjoy riding it also
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Re: Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby Janovich » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:29 am

Thanks for the reply man.

Voltmeter is a good idea, would also be easy to bring along to another motor when the time comes.
I have no problems braking, but I'll keep it in the back of my head.

Something I do have is a faulty link between the front brakes and the rear breaklights. Rear brakes work fine so It's not worriesome as long as I use both brakes simultaneously. Still figuring out
where the link gets broken.
While tryng to fix his today I realized my idle cable of the throttle is broken, need to replace that one (although it's just a safety feature so it still rides fine)
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welcome to our VTR forum

Postby squirrelman » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:19 pm

nice looking colors. maybe you have a bad front brake switch, something fairly common.
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Re: Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby Murdo1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:24 am

Welcome, nice looking bike.
Try some clean and lube electrical contact cleaner on the brake switch to see if that improves the problem.
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Re: Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby Janovich » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:41 am

Thank you guys.

Does this bike have a front break light switch wire though? I can see in the service Manual it clearly for the rear brakes, but it says nothing about a wire coming from the front brakes.
Maybe I'm missing something obvious..
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Re: Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby spotthedogg » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:46 am

Yes, wires plug into the switch under the lever body. Clean up the switch and connections after removing it, this often solves the problem. If not, they are cheap.
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Re: Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby Janovich » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00 am

spotthedogg wrote:Yes, wires plug into the switch under the lever body. Clean up the switch and connections after removing it, this often solves the problem. If not, they are cheap.


Thanks, found and fixed the problem. All connections are still good, metered them through, so was a bit puzzled. The problem was the front brake handle didn't come off far enough from the switch to turn the brake lights on. When you disassemble the front brake lever you can test the switch with your finger by pressing the button, so I noticed everything worked fine. Cleaned the grime off and re-assembled the lever and it worked fine again.
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Re: Interceptor in Netherlands

Postby spotthedogg » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:35 am

good stuff
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