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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.
That just adds to the "pucker factor"!
I've busy with a hybrid bike, not electric hybrid, by putting a dirt bike single-cylinder motor in a zxr250 frame. I've had to do some fabricating for engine mounts, kickstarter (that took a lot!), gear shifter linkage and a few other pieces. I had to work out how to marry the electrics of a CDI engine to a TCI/12V DC bike, especially the key system. I did have a lot of successes, only had to cut one frame mounting lug to fit it in. But now I have reached the really tricky part: intake and airbox. I could just order a pod filter. I'm so close to ridable, now. Years of planning and I'm nearly there...
Greetings from Patong beach , nursing a reasonably decent hang over so I went for a wonder to get some bike shots
Scooters . Scooters and more scooters , this seems to be what everyone is riding
I did find a bike repair shop and wrecking yard , the owner doesn’t speak English and I don’t speak Thai , but he let me take a few shots so all is good.
Even found. Honda v750 shadow amongst it all
Scooter fuel stop
The Thai people are so kind, everyone thinks I need a taxi and a suit
No its what they need ... your money ... like every other third world Asian country , youre a walking ATM
Ahh the good ol Honda Wave
When u travel out in the boonies in the provinces of the Philippines where there is obviously no petrol stations they have setups like that but use coke, pepsi and 7up bottles
Alot of expat yanks ride the Japanese Harleys ... gotta look the part
I have a Honda Wave but mine is only 100cc. Now back to the topic.
3D printed some rubber grommets that are are smaller on the ID to suit the braided brake lines. The ones that I got with them did not match the Honda dimensions. I cut these because the rubber is so stiff I would never be able to push the banjo through the hole. The one on the left is the original Honda part. 3D printing rubber is a pain. Well actually 3D printing is a pain full stop, but it does come in handy.
What is a pain about 3D printing? It sounds like the bee's knees and duck's guts!
First of all they are obscenely slow and secondly they are ridiculously temperamental things. There are so many variables. For example, there are no standards that I am aware of for filament composition, so different brands will require different settings, which is all hit and miss. Ambient temperature, humidity and so on ad nauseum. The internet is full of useless videos by people making ridiculously simple toys in their basement, but you get that. Anyway, despite all of my whinging, it is a great little device for prototype work. Next to useless for anything else. I am making plugs for chain slider moulds at the moment. It is going to take weeks to get them finished, but that is okay.
Is filament the only type you have used? The original versions were layered sinter powder type, and these seem to be used by professionals who can make parts in a range of materials, including engineering metal products of steel, aluminium and titanium.
OMG, I am just a mortal. The cheapest versions of the thingies you are talking about start at 100000 US a piece. I can't even afford a CNC mill never mind one of those doovers. Here is a nice one can print at 1 micron.
I don't even a lathe. Actually, even our drill press is very ordinary. However I do have a giant gear shaper from 1950's but I never got around to using it and it has sat out in the weather for a decade... Oops.
Not as much as I should. Been smoking, playing with 2-strokes a bit lately, but also smashed at work and that left me crook. So, tomorrow I'm going to drive 8hours north to pick up 2 project KDXs, turn around and drive 8 hours home. I should be prepping for my first real track day that is coming up.. originally planned the 19th at Morgan Park (Warwick), but might change to Feb 2. TBC
We are home , bit long winded as we had an 8 hour stop over in Singapore , I have had a glorious time in Thailand , it is one of my favourite places to visit.
Few more bike / scooter pics . In my
11 days that I was there , I saw/heard only one 2 banger . Not through lack of trying , but I only came home with 1 bike shirt, there were just none around.
It has been too damned hot since we came back from our little holiday to Albury / Wodonga (not quite as nice Phuket but it was still a break) for me to get anything done out in the garage. It was over 45 C at midday in the garage with no fan etc so I decided to spend the afternoon searching for anything I still need for the SRX, which isnt a lot now.
The one item that has been bugging me and has been hard to find is the SRX600 clip-ons.
I managed to find a set on Zenmarket which look to be reasonable. maybe a slight bend but nothing my press cant handle.
The only issue I may have is there are 2 different sizes of front forks for the SRX600. The early ones have 36mm and later ones are 38mm. I need the latter. It isnt a big deal if they are 36mm as I can have them bored to suit the 38mm forks.
So a sniper bid has been placed and I will be online Sunday night to make sure I get them.
On my bikes, not a damned thing.
Worked on bits for the Wasp, helped friend Peter sort the wiring and get his MC-19 running and helped Sean put a BMW 1150GS jigsaw puzzle back together and get it running. Beer o'clock now.
I put a new sticker on the Fizz ..... too bloody hot for too much else
I enjoyed a nice day today.. max of 27 so plenty of time spent in the garage.. did a bid tidy up and then got into the gauge cluster.. more info in my Project thread..
I also started cleaning up a few really dirty items.. the worst is the chain guard.. the grunge underneath was at least 1/4" thick and sticky as hell. I left it sitting in a really strong mix of CT18 for most of the day and then donned some gloves and gave it a good scrub. Still needs some more but it is better.
I also started to look at the engine cases with a view to rebuilding the bottom end this week. The only big issue I have is blocking off the internal oil feed to the head that the 250 engine uses. There is a tube that runs in the cam chain tunnel that feeds an internal port which would normally go up the 250 barrel. The 350 barrel doesnt have it but doesnt fully cover the port so I need to plug that tube.
I am wondering if my propane torch will put out enough heat braze (or silver solder) the steel tube. I was going to tap into the back of the case and put a plug into it but it is too hard to get too.. (maybe).
I could always put Braze (silver solder) a grub screw into the tube and then fill the internal port with JB Weld..
Any other ideas from the experts????
I will put up pics tomorrow.. I didnt get a chance to take any today.
Need pics first before commenting, Andy.
I've been getting myself into trouble. I've been buying north and south, and now I'm broke and have bikes that I don't know what do with - the pair of KDX200D bikes, mainly. Also, my 650 decided to stop sending a speed signal. I was still riding because I know my speed by gear and revs, but forgot that the odometer isn't working either, so I was nearly caught out of fuel because that's my fuel gauge, too. So many electrical problems... Oh, and carby/flooding issues with another KDX and zxr (Buzz). I really have to start selling some stuff...
For those playing at home I will post pics etc in my Project thread. Now if only I could link it from Tapatalk
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Just sitting down tonight to order a list of little bits I need for the SRX... mostly special grommets and sleeves etc and I decided to check Megazip against IMPEX exactly item for item.. IMPEX ended up being 25% cheaper than Megazip.. and that was after I was given a 10% discount at Megazip.. freight seemed to be a more realistic price as well so over it was considerably cheaper.. and past experience tells me they are both Original Yamaha items in original packaging.