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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. ShaneP

    ShaneP Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    I was meant to be cleaning the shed, but I thought maybe I could get the red Across going. But after the fuel leaking everywhere and the brakes sticking a bit, I decided to put it on a raised workbench. But my 2 workbenches were in use, so I had to make another one! That took a couple of afternoons a morning (now sporting some welding radiation burns), and finally got the bike up. Ironically, I was suffering a sore back building the workbench that is to prevent a sore back while working on motorcycles.. Cleaned up brake pistons and started on the carbies. But I noticed it needs 2 new tyres, too. I better flush the rear brakes and make sure they work properly.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Having an aftermarket 4 into 1 (or similar period pipe) is quite acceptable on a restored bike so long as its not been cut up into some bobber/cafe crap.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Good to know. :)
     
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    I took my bike for a ride! :cool::cool:

    ....then after a stop at the local foursquare, the battery was dead.. roll started it, rode it home and pulled the stator cover off to find the magnets were falling to bits.. cleaned the debris up then re-assembled the cover to find the starter motor won't spin now. woohooo! :mad:
     
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  6. ShaneP

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    Today I registered the zzr600, ready for the weekend! Shame the forecast is rainy.

    In other news... Wednesday is my midweek day off for R.I. and getting stuff done, so the zzr600 went fora roadworthy in the morning, then, after a meeting, I set about getting an Across sorted. Now, the red had some work done to get it ready, but the tyres are perished a bit, cracks about them. So, I thought I'll get the white one ready and swap the tyres later, because I don't value my life enough to not use such tyre - slippery in the wet! But the carbies needed doing (I thought there was a blockage from the tank, no fuel was being pumped, but it finally pumped fuel when I turned the fuel tap on!), as the right side leaked. Carbies swap. I had the other set out for cleaning, so just swap them. It fired up, ran, blew smoke, stopped running (wouldn't hold idle) and fuel overflowed from the right carby, even though it is the other set! Ran out of time, the brakes needed doing, too. And he front brake switch is not working, along with fuel and boot openers. We'll worry about another day. I did think about the zx2r, but I wanted keep it, so the selling bikes are prioritised at the moment. I did get the fork seals done, finally!
     
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  7. ShaneP

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    Well it took all day to rebuild the zxr carbies, put them on the bike, checked the float levels (against nothing... Just guessing) and fired up the engine. Took a bit to start, blew smoke, revved, but then it was not running too well. And it seemed get worse. No airbox might affect it, not valve clearances haven't been checked, can chain tensioner hasn't been checked, been sitting a while, so rings and bore could be ordinary, too. So, do I just put it together and so be it, or pull it down and check plugs, valves, etc.? So much for Southern Downs round 1 on Feb 9/10..

    Also, registered the zzr600 on Thursday, rode it yesterday and was not impressed with the handling. It was heavy felt like it had flat tyres. So I pumped up the tyres and it got better!
     
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    Get the carbs right, check the valve clearances and plugs and give it a good ride to clear the cylinders.
     
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    Done nothing for 3 days......to hot...should be out in the shed practicing my welding grrrrrrr
     
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    Yep too hot here,
    i keep going out the back and looking at my bike's then start sweating so turn around and come back in

    I picked up another cheap 7x4 bike trailer the other day that need's some cutting and welding done
    (just incase my neighbour is missing the noise etc ;))
    I have made another h/duty chassis already, but it's too hot to do any more atm

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    Oh, I forgot to add, the zxr has a blown reg/rec. I noticed some heat, so I disconnected it (knowing they can be an issue) and noticed it had a burnt wire. It bogs down the bike when you reconnect it, too. I'm hoping they're universal, I might steal one from another bike, like a hyosung.
     
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    cleaned up a YZ250 side cover for @ShaneP

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    Blows my mind looking at that, but I think oops now you've done it. Have to do the whole bike now.
     
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    he did the rest of the engine last week
     
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    Finally got to the shed yay...though it is a bit tropical ere but hey its workable.........Ummm anyone know the best way to cleanup metal bird poo? ;)
     
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    If you have a 7" sander polisher get some Norton 36 grit disc's from Bunning's or a car paint shop
    Then turn your welders' amp's up, or slow down your wire feed

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  17. ShaneP

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    Here's the rest of the YZ250, after photos, @kiffsta has the before photos. Not a good camera, sorry. IMG_20180129_152805.jpg
    It looks like silver paint, so shiny.
     
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    I can confirm Shane is now wet blast certified , looks great mate
     
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    I found a few more pics of me at old pac on facebook

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    Started pulling the zxr250 down to do valve clearances and such. Maybe easier with my hydraulic lift:
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    Got the table lift trolley for $100, best money I spent, far cheaper than trying to build something. I might be able to use it for my other workbenches, too.
     
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