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

  1. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    both exhaust valves, it was quite a graceful death.... chink chink chink … then flatline...…

    the good news is that I just sold the front end for a café racer project , so all is not lost
     
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    That looks like a Risky engine overhaul. :lolsign:
     
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    ouch why did that happen
     
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    To be fair, I don’t know, the previous owner said they had owned it for 4 months, they bought it from an enthusiast who said he is a zxr expert.

    When I removed the engine, 2 out the 3 engine bolts were loose so I suspect it had an engine swap at some point, I only heard it run for 10 mins before it went bang
     
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    Had the indicator switch on Sylvie stop working on my commute home. Luckily I wasn't far from home and I was ahead of most of the traffic.

    Went to replace the switch cluster with a spare and found the screw holding the switch lever on had just come loose.

    Soon had it working again! 50f7222359e8c0598023b7c54f486316.jpg 56ed4b6f07c9c456bff88644c9466101.jpg 41358e5e29526ae94b6139d3de0f04ec.jpg 08dae3e100c83540e6f945cb4b3609c9.jpg ddbe0a6e783c8b83b3aa3be6c14cb261.jpg 02e48c561885717e29673b66a1352db2.jpg
     
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    I finally swapped the mufflers on the zxr back to the super-loud Ballistic. There is more torque, but clearly still a problem. Last time I fueled, I got 12.5km/L, and there spluttering is all the more noticeable when played at 80+dB from the muffler!
     
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    Had a spare 1/2 hr yesterday afternoon before it got dark so I had a bit of go at cleaning up 1 side of the rear wheel with the Ali Brite mixed a little stronger.

    Came up ok, I will finish the rest of the wheel and then pull out the steel wool and polishing mops I think.

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    bought a hydraulic bike ramp a few weeks ago and got it into the shed and assembled today.
     
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    Finished of cleaning both rims. Then had a tidy up and clean out all the crap that was blown into the garage over the last couple of weeks.
    I really hate garages that are not well sealed. There are too many places I can see daylight in this one. If it were mine I would fix it.

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    Next weekend will be polishing and maybe masking up for paint.
    Depends on how the knee pulls up after a big week with work.


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    Big ride today (on the ZXR :fuckyou: )

    Down the Nasho, up Jamberoo mountain, down Kangaroo valley. Lunch, then back up Kangaroo valley, down Macquarie pass and back up the Nasho.

    Had a Kawasaki H2, BMW 800 and 1200 GSes, street triple, S1000RR, CB400 and a WR250 for company, so the ZXR was certainly 'on song' - with the added bonus of tight twisty roads where the bigger bikes fall down in the maneuverability aspect. Oh and roundabouts, so much fun.

    Too many lycra wearers in the nasho in the morning though... mental images of lycra suits with gel pads on the buttcheeks are something I'd like to forget
     
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    About 3 weeks ago, my yellow CBR250 did a head gasket and received an engine swap from my trackbike as I had a buyer lined up for the following day, alas he didnt show up so that all for nothing. At the same time I message Omar from xcitebikes chasing an OEM head gasket so this engine could be repaired, it never showed up so I figured Omar hadn't seen my message. On the weekend I was cleaning up my sons room and low and behold I find a package from Omar, I quickly messaged Omar apologizing profusely then made payment.

    Today, we took the old engine apart and the head gasket was definitely toast, after some cleaning up of the surfaces, the head gasket was fitted, the engine is now back into the bike and is a runner. Im really stoked as I want to get this old girl on the track. Thanks to @Phil for all his help. Tomorrow I will finish assembling it, but just hearing run was good enough for me.
     
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    So it's been an exciting week here at Garage Laverty- I have a project Dodge Neon (I know I know) with the wrong motor, wrong trans and a turbo that has no place in that car that fired up for the first time in THIRTEEN years this weekend. So I got it out of the garage, cleaned the garage and when I got blocked on more stuff the car needs, I went back to the ZXR- doing the stuff I should have done when I bought the bike. I have questions elsewhere about the valve adjustment I'm about to undertake but for tonight I figured I'd share what's left of one of my plug wires... Two looked like this. One didn't have corrosion, but had like 6 frayed strands everywhere. The last had about 1 strand showing. What's the hot ticket here? OEM wires? Build my own with parts store wire and reuse the OEM ends? The wires I have now are not really flexible- should they be soft like car wires or are these intentionally formed? These hold the shape of where they've been since presumably 1991. Eeeeeek. Corrosion is bad, as is erosion. :mad: I've never seen wires just disappear up the sheathing like this.

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    Car spark plug lead's are normally wire wound silicon so are flexible and usually have a bit of resistance, motorcycle lead's are normally copper core with very little resistance.

    You can use some Dielectric grease in your spark plug cap's to lessen the chance of corrosion, on the thread for the lead, the resistor and the clip for the top of the spark plug.
    I also smear a little grease inside the boot's to help waterproof them and they come off easy next time too
     
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    Try chopping .05mm off the lead then reattach your plug cap, I think it’s 0.2 of an inch in your neck of the woods. Hopefully snipping that much off will expose wire that is not corroded. Or if you wanna get get funky, finds some ninja 300stick coils and go coil on plug.

    What’s up with the dodge neon, you talk about it as if it was part of your mis spent youth, or you streamed the fast and the furious and have now bought a tuner car.

    I used to have a 5 cylinder turbo Ford Focus with a quaif limited slip diff, flash tune and a big fmic. Not as much fun as bikes, but still fun.
     
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    Finished the lights on the wastelander

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    Bought something a little special today ,
    A 1974 Suzuki T500 , it has been sitting for 12 years after undergoing a resto, the engine is locked up , but I am pretty wrapt with it

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    The mighty Titan, good score. OEM paintwork from Ace of Sprays next?
     
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    Oh it was the entirety of my misspent youth. :lolsign: it started as a Competition model (gave me a more aggressive final drive and adjustable struts from the factory), and then became a project through multiple engine swaps. It then sat for about a decade, with people telling me to throw it away, take it to the recycler, get a dime for my soda can, it was never gonna run again, etc etc etc.

    It's a car here in the states that not a lot of people remember fondly, but I had great times with mine- and as I told all my friends, I brought it into this world, I'll take it out of it.

    I've owned it for 18 years, and for 13 of them it's been parked as I worked to make an engine swap happen, and then life got in the way, and whatnot. It currently sits with a Mexican police market 2.4l turbo block, a MegaSquirt I built a few years back, Crane cams, a T3/4 turbo and a transmission I jokingly say is from a Sprinter van (the trans got used in the SRT4 and the Sprinter manual diesels). 2/3rds of my friends think I'm an idiot for owning it still. 1/3 of my friends get it. Another 1/3rd of them think I'm a ******* dumbass for investing in the platform, but get why I do. (wait, that's 4/3rds. Ah well- I'll stand on it. lol)

    So yeah, misspent youth into adulthood sums it up pretty well, but 2500lbs, an LSD and about 400HP is kind of a good recipe no matter what it looks like.
     
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    You know , I could go nuts on this one , but I don’t think I will, I want to get her running , get some new rubber and ride her on some vintage ride days.
     
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