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Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
Pull the right side cover off and inspect the...

Pull the right side cover off and inspect the damage / remove the debris. Mechanical surgery is not done by "key hole" access.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Lenz1
Not sure what you mean by "loose end" - I guess...

Not sure what you mean by "loose end" - I guess you mean the greatest clearance allowable as given in the engine specs. Mid range on the specs is better for correct valve timing.

As a background a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
If you want marks for TDC and the firing position...

If you want marks for TDC and the firing position you need to remove the left side cover not the right-side clutch cover. Using a hand-held probe down the spark plug hole is probably accurate to + /...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
Just go steady on loosening that top oil pipe...

Just go steady on loosening that top oil pipe bolt - if there's the correct pressure behind it, oil is ejected big time via the slightest clearance.

Start the motor and while its idling very...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Lenz1
Yep

Yep
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
I'm using a manual cam chain adjuster on my TT350...

I'm using a manual cam chain adjuster on my TT350 (same engine as the XT350). The cam chain does not need to be bar tight for correct and safe operation.

Just remove the cam assembly cover and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
The starting difficulties can be significantly...

The starting difficulties can be significantly reduced by turning the fuel tap off before the bike is leaned over onto the side stand. This stops the engine getting an excessive gulp of fuel ie...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
I'm not sure if I should take your Melanie...

I'm not sure if I should take your Melanie Griffiths mustang comparison as a compliment - or not LOL - glad you like it

The silence from the rest of the crew is kind of an anticlimax - what - not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
Like daylight for several hundred metres - worth...

Like daylight for several hundred metres - worth every cent with suicidal wildlife at night in Australia. Also gives me something in reserve for those fools who refuse to drop their high beam for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
No expert with posting pics so the above images...

No expert with posting pics so the above images are best viewed in full screen - start from extreme right and work to the left
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 229
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Posted By Lenz1
http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w403/lenz111/f...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w403/lenz111/fuelbladder4_zps2d23c667.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 229
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Posted By Lenz1
The original electrical setup runs the ignition,...

The original electrical setup runs the ignition, headlight and taillight on AC and makes 6VDC - which rises much higher than 6VDC under revs - to power indicators, horn and brakelight. The regulator...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
My apologies for not posting pics of the finished...

My apologies for not posting pics of the finished job - that's cause it's not quite finished.

The electrical / lighting upgrade is finally done - what a bloody marathon - one of the new LED...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 05:14 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
I'm afraid we are going to have to agree to...

I'm afraid we are going to have to agree to disagree on your gearing approach. Unless you've got access to a magic wand I can't see how your claims match a standard engine's output.

As to the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 03:58 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
Gearing at 16:45 is kinda high for a 350. ...

Gearing at 16:45 is kinda high for a 350.

I'm running higher compression (20thou off the head), major re-ported and gas flowed cyl head, re-aligned inlet tract, Australian UNI filter oiled foam...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By Lenz1
You can't allow this outrageously aggressive...

You can't allow this outrageously aggressive driver behaviour to be repeated by this individual. You've documented this incident well enough for it to be taken seriously when you report it personally...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 05:09 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
The TT350 evolution continues - - upgraded...

The TT350 evolution continues -

- upgraded stator/backing plate with 2 mega lighting coils hooked up in parallel

- 12V DC regulator with AC to DC bridge rectifier (very std)

- LED light...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 05:06 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
Funny lookin plug there man, particularly with...

Funny lookin plug there man, particularly with the hole in the centre.

It looks like the end off a cable shroud / cover. Maybe the clutch or brake lever dust cover, decompression lever cover at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2013, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
32.6mm ID on the collector

32.6mm ID on the collector
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Lenz1
Nice lookin job on the fork brace Mr Bare -...

Nice lookin job on the fork brace Mr Bare - industrial strength good !
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 229
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Posted By Lenz1
LED lights on order - week or two Upgraded...

LED lights on order - week or two

Upgraded magneto backing plate - week or two

Major rewire / simplification - when the gear turns up

Clutch tweak for easier neutral location

Hopefully...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
I can't speak for other operators of the long...

I can't speak for other operators of the long production life TT350 however my experience with the low km unit I have suggests it will provide a tough economical dual sport platform.

I've...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
Steve is the guy that runs the show at Betta...

Steve is the guy that runs the show at Betta Bikes. He is able to tailor the electrical output to suit the application required by the customer. So if you're looking for as much output as possible at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
So the stator backing plate with all the...

So the stator backing plate with all the generating coils attached is on it's way to Betta Bikes for at least one additional lighting coil, rectifier and DC regulator and I've been working through...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
I had to buy a new std volume Clarke fuel tank...

I had to buy a new std volume Clarke fuel tank out of the US due to major cracking appearing in the original tank once fuel was in it. I'm happy with that decision because I can supplement the std...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
The tail light (AC) and brake light (DC)...

The tail light (AC) and brake light (DC) originally shared the same earth so since I didn't have a clue how this worked I ran the tail light and brake light off the DC circuit and isolated the DC...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
The black return wire is joined to AC neg...

The black return wire is joined to AC neg rectifier terminal. I opted to not use the frame as the common DC earth / return and ran the DC circuit isolated from the frame. Apparently lifting the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
The cunning plan using capacitors is entirely...

The cunning plan using capacitors is entirely unsuccessful - even 2 of the little devils produced sweet fuck all results at low revs

So moving on to Plan N - N for Numbnut - I'm looking at running...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
This is how I would deal with your situation ...

This is how I would deal with your situation

First confirm the AC magneto output voltage at the magneto power leads. A meter set to AC with the black meter lead to the black magneto return wire...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
Eh? Well I had hoped I would be able to live with the...

Well I had hoped I would be able to live with the almost complete loss of headlight at low revs but it's neither useful or safe in any traffic. I don't just want to see I also want to be seen.

So...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
Highly likely to be running lean at the pilot...

Highly likely to be running lean at the pilot screw on the primary carby. This is the screw downstream of the carby bowl. The manual says 2 and 3/4 turns out from fully screwed in but the real...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
I've upped the gearing to 15:50 for road use and...

I've upped the gearing to 15:50 for road use and gone back to the 32mm internal diameter muffler outlet. The bike tops out at around 140kph now by the speedo (felt faster) but I'll calibrate the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2013, 06:03 PM
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Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
He sounds a little tired Nordie - maybe time for...

He sounds a little tired Nordie - maybe time for a refresh. Maybe a new piston etc etc etc

Trouble is it's like painting one wall in a house - all of a sudden the other walls look "neglected" then...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
The TT350 is now road registered / "approved". ...

The TT350 is now road registered / "approved".

Given the new rings and honed bore I've done a few intervals of hard acceleration and roll off /slow down then a little run over a mix of sealed and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 693,300
Posted By Lenz1
The TT350 is now road registered / "approved". ...

The TT350 is now road registered / "approved".

Given the new rings and honed bore I've done a few intervals of hard acceleration and roll off /slow down then a little run over a mix of sealed and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
That's one very savage "rip" to the ribs man - it...

That's one very savage "rip" to the ribs man - it sounds like a serious effort required to heal that sort of damage.

The bike generally starts within 2 kicks but the focus of the problem is the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
The manual I've got says 533cc 10W oil in each...

The manual I've got says 533cc 10W oil in each fork leg. I loaded in approx 550cc of 15W oil because the springs are soft and the damping is just doughy.

The end result is the forks now sit a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Lenz1
Thanks for that Nordie. There's a blanked...

Thanks for that Nordie.

There's a blanked off drive point on the engine that I guess is the take off for a tachometer but I'm thinking of a Tiny Tach tacho / hourmeter to keep track of maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,979
Posted By Lenz1
The TT350 I've been breathing new life into has...

The TT350 I've been breathing new life into has at last had a test run on the road. I'm 95kg, the final drive is 14:50 and the rear shock is at max preload pending maybe a little softening of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 693,300
Posted By Lenz1
Anyone tell me what's the rev limit on the XT350...

Anyone tell me what's the rev limit on the XT350 / TT350 engines
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