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

  1. Andych

    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Sounds like those springs and 15wt oil might be the go for lightweight greyhounds like you
    Bike looks the Ducks Nuts too


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    Because it takes me a week or two get things done, here is the quick run through:
    Replaced oil and water seal (after having the parts for a month or 2),
    Cleaned the carbies again because the bike had been sitting so long and filled a cylinder with fuel,
    Oil and filter change (old oil was a good part fuel),
    Cleaned rear brake and replaced with better secondhand pads, cleaned front brakes,
    Took to roadworthy, needed a front tyre (13 year old tyres don't pass, found a used tyre to replace it),
    Got it registered! Bit found some running issues,
    Carbies off again, brakes cleaned again, carbs off again (a few more carbies removed steps), finally sorted float heights, flooding issues, did up carby boot clamps, did a crude synchronise of carbies, and crossed my fingers),
    Because it rained last night, test run would be in the morning, so I built a Jerry can holder for the bike - no photo, incriminating evidence.

    So the bike ran well going to work , after needing a fair bit of choke to start it and warm it up, but I think it is ready to ride! IMG_20180515_160059.jpg
     
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    Oil & filter change at the fizzer factory, set the tyre pressures, full tank of fuel. Packed and ready for texas.
     
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    Installed a butt pad to combat the power takeoffs at 18500rpms :aggressive: :D


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    Today i started playing around with another muffler for.my FZR250.
    I found a cheap muffler shell, a cheap 2" hotdog, and a couple of bits of stainless exhaust pipe.

    I am going to make up a straight through style muffler for the FZR to use out at the drags if i can finish it off tomorrow.
    I bead blasted the muffler shell and pipe today.
    Tomorrow i'll cut the hotdog up and make the inner perforated pipe fit the White Brothers muffler and make a new end cap for it.
    I want to see if it makes any difference out at the drags with a free flowing exhaust.
    Will do a couple of runs with the stock muffler then swap them over and do a couple with the modded WB muffler so i have something to compare it to.
    Hopefully i wont need to change the jetting.
    If the straight through is no good then i'll refit the original.


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    I thought I’d try and tune the flat spot out of my zxr , kinda wish I didn’t

    After another strip and Clean of my carbs, I checked the balance with my carb tune and they were spot on. I put her back together and my test ride showed that I couldnt rev it past 10k , she would stutter , stop and I found myself pushing her back to the shed. After some serious soul searching , I fitted a brand new petcock thinking fuel starvation issues , 2nd test ride wasn’t any better , I checked every hose for leaks and couldnt find any , I could now rev to 14k but it still wasn’t right. I have a 1991 zxr in the shed so I fitted those carbs and to be honest, she is a different bike , idles cleanly revs all the way, rides like a bought one .... Texas here I come
     
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  7. Andych

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    Did a little bit on the SRX this weekend.. while looking at all the different bits I have on Saturday I decided that it was time I fixed up the belly-pan I have... I got out the big soldering iron to do this as I didnt want to put too much heat into it.. some ABS filler rod and cutting up an old side cover to fill in the missing bits.. turned out pretty nice.. It is strong but I will probably put some SS mesh into the larger broken section and to strengthen the area where the mounting hole is.. some plastic bumper filler and lots of sanding and this will be ready paint.. Happy with the result

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    I also decided to see if I could finish what I had to do on the frame... a couple of nuts welded on for blind mounts (Rearsets) and a hole or 3 drilled. All that is left now is to do a bit of skim coating where the grinder has left marks and I will be able to install the new headstock bearings and start on the swing arm.
    Crankcases go off this week for machining to suit the 350 barrel and possibly some fancy work on the top triple to suit the 3WP instruments..

    Must update the Project thread during the week too
     
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    You're welcome to send those carbs to me for a once over. I can run them on one of my bikes to check the rev limit & flat spot.
     
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    Didnt actually do anything on it today but I did purchase some parts.. replacement rubber dampers for the gauges, rubber absorbers for the barrel and a few little bits for @2valve that he is missing.
    Then tonight I had an update to my watchlist on eBay and pulled the pin on a 1mm oversize Wiseco forged piston kit to suit the 350 barrel. I needed to have one so the machinist can bore the barrel to the piston specs.
     
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    So... an update on the post above..
    The good news... My piston has been shipped via DHL so I should see it in a week or 2 I guess.
    The bad news... not all that happy with Boats.. when I went to place the order all items were shown as in stock.. as they were with Megazip.. I now have advice from Boats that none are ex stock with 2 items not being available until 4th June.. so.. yes they were a bit cheaper but overall.. well I will see when everything arrives but I think it will be the first and last time I use them.
     
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    Never liked the stock instrument layout, sits to high and looks strange from the front. So started to fab/mock up a new one. I think I like it :)
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    Finally got the shed & parts all sorted. 20180513_133736.jpg 20180513_133751.jpg
     
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    Hmm looking at your shed I really should move the bikes and the lift out and really sort my stuff out. I have a standard 6 x 3 garage and not much room, mainly because I have everything spread out on different shelves etc... lol
    Maybe I will assemble my front forks this weekend and then sort the Garage .... maybe :D
     
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    Found some throttle bodies and swapped everything over , and it is all
    Fixed, thanks for the offer @Frankster

    Now to find a working 2nd hand zxr250 stator and I can put her back together
     
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    I think I have one somewhere. PM me if you want it and I'll look for it.
     
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    I threw some chromed capscrews into some white vinegar the other day to let them soak and see if the rust would come off.
    Had a look today when I went out to the garage and say the weirdest thing.
    There are bubbles on the surface in the outline of one of the capscrews.

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    Then I decided to clean up a heap of nuts and bolts etc so I mixed up some white vinegar, citrus cleaner concentrate and water and chucked them into the ultrasonic cleaner.
    Here it is after 40 minutes at 60 C bubbling away
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    I started to sand back the filler I had put on the belly-pan and saw there was some movement on 2 of the plastic welds, so I got the big soldering iron and my SS mesh out and melted it in one one of the cracks.. then I cut a couple of 1.6mm filler rod and melted them in on the other crack... last part was to weld up those areas on the outside surface as well.. sanded them down and then mixed up some more filler..... Hopefully now all I need to figure out is how to get rid of the 2 big stickers.. they dont peel of at all.. I might try some thinners on them tomorrow.

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    I also did some tidying up and sorting and found that I have a brand new 1 litre container of Fuchs Sikolene RSF7.5 Fork oil... it came with one of the Honda VTR250's.. It works out it is the equivalent of 10wt fork oil..
    Has anyone used it before? hoping to get to the front fork rebuild tomorrow...

    When I went in for a cup of tea I ordered a little benchtop Blast Cabinet to allow me to bead blast lots of smaller parts etc.. I had looked at making my own with lots of input from @my67xr (thanks for the input) but decided I would go with a 90 litre unit off eBay for a number of reasons.. I will need to look at Blast media and also what mods I will need to make to ensure the common issue of leaking dust is remedied on mine.. I will be hooking up my Big kArcher garage vac to it to try and keep everything visible inside.
     
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    @Andych did you try using hot air on the sticker's then trying to peel them off ?
    Can use a hairdryer or hot air gun
     
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