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Project The Yamaha R4 (Glacially Slow Project)

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by maelstrom, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. ruckusman

    ruckusman Well-Known Member Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    I did give you the lazy bastard method - that's the plastic trick - if you use microballoons you can make it to whatever consistency you want - if you add chopped glass to that mix it will add strength which is a good thing, using the plastic will minimise the sanding necessary. The bog is quite stong however it can crack out in lumps, some glass will mitigate that possibility.

    If you do make one mould from the finished plug, they have a limited life span, so the plug your making is GOLD when it comes to making another mould from it
     
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  2. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

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    Hi @Joker.
    Can you help me here please mate. I have translated the FZR400 wiring diagram but there is one piece of the puzzle remaining. It seems to be a gauge and it is connected to the speed warning lamp. Please see if your wife can translate that for me.
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    This is what it looked like before
     
  3. Damus

    Damus She is a BEAST and riding it is comparable to sex Dirty Wheel Club

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    Just a "guess" but if its connected to the speed warning lamp it would be the speedometer.
     
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  4. Damus

    Damus She is a BEAST and riding it is comparable to sex Dirty Wheel Club

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    スピードメーター just converted speedometer to Japanese and it came up with the above, pretty close *nods*.
     
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    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

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    bingo, thanks Mr Damus. I have been translating the other way using OCR and it came up with "spindle a meal"
     
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  6. maelstrom

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  7. Damus

    Damus She is a BEAST and riding it is comparable to sex Dirty Wheel Club

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    Great work dude! Many hours of work that would have been I'm sure.
     
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    Just wanted to start on my own diagram and needed to check what OEM parts and colours were used, so thought I might as well do the right thing since I had the nice big coloured image sitting there. Have to get my Ignitech, GPS sender and all the little bits and pieces first.
     
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    Just a quick user review on ignitech, my mates one on his rvf400 packed it in quicker than a Chinese one and they won't reply to his emails. Just a heads up.
     
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    Well that is not the news I want to hear. I have not seen much in the way of complaints on the 400Greybike forum but maybe I missed them
     
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    Might have just been unlucky. It very well could have been an accelerated death caused by other after market parts but just keep it in mind I guess.
     
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    Yep. The top sentence says "The speed warning light is an optional addition". L to R

    Speed Meter - Speed (Velocity) Warning Light - Tachometer - Water Temperature
     
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  13. my67xr

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    Nice work on the diagram,
    I'm surprised Yamaha don't have the reg/rect shown with the body of it as an earth
    And i'm being a little picky here, but the Fasher Right Rear in your diagram is missing the l

    You have second position when you search google now too, so more traffic for your site :thumb_ups:
     
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    Fasher :)
    Second position for searching on ??????
     
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    When you search google for FZR400 Wiring, your page come's up as the second diagram
     
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    Got the final design sorted for my headlight bracket. This is just the mock up phase now to get beams aligned and fairing true. Then make some Ti panel washers and can epoxy the assembly together.
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    Okay so lathing my face off, very happy with the machine. I can finish to 10 microns, but that is only a few inches from the chuck. See how it goes when I make some steering stems.

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    These are some panel washers in Ti and also some aluminium jobbies for other purposes.

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    Fitted and bonded in with epoxy.

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    and the assembly looks like this. The screws are supposed to be low head cap screws (they will fit flush) but I am waiting for those to arrive. The complete assembly without lights and adjustment screws weighs 270 grams, and with lights 1217. The standard 3TJ1 headlight weighs 1660 grams.
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    Onto the next task, make a new titanium steering stem. The one I had made was not accurate enough and is now scrapped.
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    Nearly there, just have to do the thread and the circlip groove. Waiting for some tooling.
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    I will make these as custom parts to order for people fitting USD front ends.
     
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