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Pinned So what have you done to your bike today?

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  1. Andych

    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    As well as starting on the engine assembly I had my plastic chain guard soaking in a very strong CT18 mix to try and get all the chain lube and accumulated crud from underneath.. It cleaned up quite well with a bit of scraping on the softened crud.
    This is what was left after draining off the used CT18...

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    Not much. Got the (late model) kdx running again - bit of bad fuel and flooding. The ninja 650 got a little attention, the speedo wasn't working, but when I started tracing the wire I found that someone extended the stator wiring with some nasty, old and split wires. Sure, they did a tidy job with heatshrink on joins, but the insulation is no good - I've seen bare wire on at least 2 out of 3 of the wires. However, my (cheap) multimeter has died, so I can't test the speedo sensor. I might have to see if Vinnie's still have that paddock stand. Got a few bikes needing work, just have prioritise.

    With all these bikes to fix, I got thinking "what if I sold off a heap of these bikes and bought one BRAND NEW bike?" But I ran into a problem: I couldn't find a bike I want to buy....
     
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    Then again you could sell of a heap of those bikes and buy a newer, running, registered and reliable bike that you DO like.. and have more spare time to actually ride and enjoy it... Just another point of view :)
     
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    Just started my silver zxr250, last ride was almost a year ago when we did the
    Forum ride , it has probably been 4 months since she last ran

    Might be time for a ride to clear the cobwebs out

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    Well that's what I bought the ninja 650 for. And yet, I've had a couple of issues, the latest being the speedo and charge wiring, but most importantly, I don't really like it. It's growing on me, but the wind in the face is a bit much after a while and I'm not convinced on the stance/handlebars - I like the zxr ergonomics, but the carbies..
     
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    The solution is simple. Sell everything but the ZXR and use the funds to buy these

    https://japan.webike.net/products/1228159.html
     
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    Or EFI with ignitech or whoever it is. But the first step is prepping for sale, and that's a lot of work. And money, so it probably doesn't gain me much. Step 1: fix the 650 so you can use it!
     
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    Also, $1850 plus postage for those carbs...
     
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    Efi might be cheaper, but more trouble to fit.
     
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    I did a love job zxr250 repair today, the owner bought the bike 3 years ago in a sorry state and bought a few parts from me to get it going , her husband is a spray painter and he did a cool paint job but the electrical gremlins were beyond him. I only did it as several shops turned them away

    Indicators now work ( no bulbs in the rear) , gauges were swapped out , a hugger was also fitted as it was missing and that would have failed a rwc as the hugger has the chain guard built in.

    All she needs now to finish the bike is some brake disks, unfortunately I am out of stock
     
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    Front or rear? Fronts are shared with other models, like zx6r and zzr600. Rear I'm not sure. I might have some I good order.
     
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    Nice work @kiffsta those guys are on the Fbook page, they have put a lot of work into it,will be good to see it back on the road.
     
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    Found myself a really good old fashioned engine machine shop that specialises in Bike engines.. so off I go with my 350 barrel and new 87mm Wiseco Piston.. when I get there he says yep.. about a week.. lets have a look at it all.. Hmmm, seems that my "std" bore 350 barrel is actually out to 87.5mm and the new Wiseco Piston floats around like a proverbial in a sock..
    So I search for a replacement barrel.. and find several.. but the ones that are stock or only out to first oversize are well over the price of a new Woosner 88mm piston... Looks like this is going to be bored out to 88mm.
    I guess I should have measured the bore first before ordering the piston.
    Anybody want to buy a brand new.. never used Wiseco Forged 87mm Piston, rings and wrist pin??

    Oh the joys of modifying bikes and relying on Internet sellers to be honest..
     
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    Yep... only myself to blame on that one.. OH well.. I wonder what the displacement will be at 88mm bore?
     
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    What's the stroke?
     
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    59.6mm.. I dont think 2mm oversize will make too much difference on a single cylinder.
    Hmm it works out to roughly 362cc
    I dont think it will rev out to the 10500 the 250 did though :)
     
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    362.5cc. Don't think it will make much difference.
     
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    Ride her to work today and she ran like a top , I have missed The thrill of the 4cyl 250 , any one in Queensland want a nice zxr ? She deserves more riding than I have time to give

    She evens till has the bugs on her from our last ride

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    Can't afford it. Then again, I could just fix one of the 4 I already have...
     

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