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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 going to see if I could get old vacuum cleaner hose to make some. And I'm going to rewire a zzr250 reg-rec for mine. Because I'm that cheap.
     
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  2. LethalCelt

    LethalCelt Old Dog, New Tricks Premium Member Contributing Member

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    That's gold ShaneP. When I do this sort of thing, I'm told I'm a tight-arse. It's repurposing damnit! No one ever told McGivor he was cheap, haha. I found some new and very cool 'vacuum cleaner hose' offcuts at my local Clark Rubber which I used on one of my FZRs to see if it would run ok. They were bright blue but cost me stuff all.
     
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    worked on the honda 350 that dropped a cylinder half way home from tamworth.chewed a plug so digested some metal.filled one exhaust with oil. new electronic ignition worked perfectly and no points to fail.bike was revving to 9 thou.
     
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    So redlining a 40yr old CB twin and a cylinder imploded? .... geez cant understand that at all :idk:
     
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    New screen for the zxr arrived at work today, box was crushed... not impressed auspost. Thankfully the screen was fine... but it doesn't fit, not even close... sigh...

    But I did get the gear selector bit from megazip which did fit, and both sets of spark plug seals (cams out for that one, left it for another day)
     
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    I took my fuel cap off and pulled it apart today to fix the broken key flap spring.
    I found a decent replacement stainless spring for it inside an old Toyota distributor cap, the one that spring load's the carbon contact for the rotor button.
    Cut the spring down so it had 3 coil's and rewound it a little tighter, then modified it to fit the cap.
    Got it all back together and it's working again just like a new one.

    It was a small accomplishment, but it has fixed the annoying little rattle it used to have sometime's, and just knowing it wasn't working properly wasn't a good thing either

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    I sold the zzr600 a little while ago, lasted only a couple of days before buying another bike (yz250f,2011) for a grand, needs another grand spent on it. But I already had half a dozen projects on the go, so I took a couple of days off to get some work done - should have gone on a holiday. Not much got done. Every step forward seemed to lead to another problem to fix... GZ250 and zxr250 are still ongoing, across untouched, as is the wr250f, yz250f, dr350 (both of them), xr200... Sigh.
     
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    the old cb is is 46 years old and done 20k genuine. has been ridden hard and ater a pull down and rebuild will go harder. ingested something like a plug earth or similar and will only know when fully stripped. was a big weekend and will be bigger at the drags.
     
  9. kiffsta

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    Sold my cruiser so I now do not have anything registered , time to go bike shopping

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    Started prepping the zxr250 for Texas, carbs given a once over and I found that I need airbox seals which I have now ordered , new plugs , new air ducts fitted , brake shave been bled and tomorrow I will fit some new Dunlop gpr300’s , then rego next week

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    Ive just come back from a weekend trip. Stayed in tumbarumba. At least 2000kms all up. Did 700kms yesterday, granya gap, mount hotham, omeo hwy in a loop back to tumbarumba.

    Cyclist came off on a blind corner, some numpty had blocked the road with his car and was standing there waving his arms. I ran wide onto dirt and ended up in a ditch, but no injuries. Rashed the fairings and broke blinker, nothing serious.

    Another rider that ive met a few times had a big stack near mitta mitta, ripped the front end off his cbr954. Slid 15m and bike hit several trees. Rider landed in thick logs, he was stuck there. Broke his left leg and right arm. Vic police, ambulances, ses and firies all there, rider recovered and choppered to a hospital in melbourne. Took about 2hrs for ambulance to arrive, chopper was overhead low and turbulence knocked my bike over on the other side. Lost the other blinker, more battle scars.

    After our mate was in proper care we left.

    Nearly got stuck as the servo in mitta mitta was shut, and the next town too. Ended up at wodonga for fuel and back to tumbarumba in the dark, watching for hopping rats and furry rocks.

    Left this morning, got to tumut and took hoom hwy home. At the speed limit and no higher. Nice and boring after a rollercoaster weekend.

    Two new blinkers and ill see everyone in gunnedah.

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  11. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Good work on getting out on your bike and seeing a bit of the country. :thumb_ups:
     
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    What Murdo said, but stay safe out there.


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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Jeez, nice ride. Be careful.
     
  14. kiffsta

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    new tyres fitted, windscreen and body work given a quick tidy up, might have a chat with the boss and take the arvo off to get a RWC and some rego
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    :oops: Can we swap?
     
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    Yeah... nah
     
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    Allow me to translate - what @kiffsta was endeavouring to say was

     
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    I have found a seller on Buyee Japan with an FZR250R 3LN3 Service Manual,
    he also sell's part's on ebay and is going to list it for me in the next couple of day's.
     
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    I've changed the front rotors on the ZX2R. Nice new wave jobs.

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