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Old 07-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #16
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Cool looking bike. Does it have a compliance plate?
Yes it does. Can be rego'd in any state in Aus. Being built from a box. The bike needs a road worthy done to make sure you put the wheels in the right place. The rego place has the vin number logged on their system when the bike is shipped out from Ikonik.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:37 PM   #17
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Some of my previous "Some Assembly Required" projects.

Before. 83' Yamaha XT600 Tenere



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Old 07-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #18
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Yes it does. Can be rego'd in any state in Aus. Being built from a box. The bike needs a road worthy done to make sure you put the wheels in the right place. The rego place has the vin number logged on their system when the bike is shipped out from Ikonik.
Thats friggin magic!

When I move closer to work I might pony up for one. Replace the stickers with some Honda ones, do the mods you have done and chuck on some Michelin M45's like I had on my Postie bike.

I love how much you save just by putting on a wheel and a mud guard.

That would pay for insurance, rego and parts with money to spare.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:42 AM   #19
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My Ace

Hi Just Dan,

As a fellow Ace rider, thought that I would just share some of my observations as well. As you can see from the piccies, I have modified my ace by putting on the sports exhaust, uprated shocks, clip on bars, bigger jet etc, and recently put on the front number board, and smaller sprocket which makes a heck of a difference. Now, it will happily cruise everywhere at 65mph and have managed a genuine 74mph on an incline (verified by my sat nav) Really enjoying riding it and still getting loads of attention. Have done approx 1300 km and the engine is getting stronger. enjoy!
[pic]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/herbertd49/P6150018_zps5ffb6084.jpg[/pic]

[pic]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y422/herbertd49/P6150016_zps01267814.jpg[pic]
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:37 AM   #20
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There a few closet ACE owners out there. I sort have gone back to stock. I did have 34 th sprocket and found it too tall for my hilly area. I have replaced the Deni carb with a 26mm Mikuni. Hack sawed the exhaust and dug out the CAT. Re welded the exhaust.

Have not had a chance to ride the bike due to in the grips of winter.

I like the chrome exhaust. Is just a standard exhaust without the CAT? I don't think we have them over here.

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:43 AM   #21
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Chrome exhaust is marketed by the UK Skyteam importer and was approx 140,00 It does'nt have a cat so may have to swop it over back to the original when it's first MOT is due in 2.1/2 years time. Does it make much difference with a genuine 26mm Mikuni Carb on it? For some reason, my photos did'nt upload properly:

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:43 PM   #22
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Wow 26 mm carb, on that wee-beastie, my little 125cc horizontal clone uses a 22 mm TRX 125 Kiehin clone carb. And the Loncin is a pushrod OHV engine. too. Howzatwerk?

What's the bore and stroke of the Loncin?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #23
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Wow 26 mm carb, on that wee-beastie, my little 125cc horizontal clone uses a 22 mm TRX 125 Kiehin clone carb. And the Loncin is a pushrod OHV engine. too. Howzatwerk?

What's the bore and stroke of the Loncin?
I am not sure how it works. There seems to be a Mikuni and MIKUNI. The mikuni, I have is for a pit bike and is the same dimensions as the deni.

The other mikuni round or oval slide seems to be measured on a different way and is used on XS650, Triumph Tridents.

I think my Mikuni might be sold as 26mm, but is really a 22 mm.

Another thing to watch out for is the circlip on the rear sprocket. I replaced the standard 38th sprocket with a aftermarket 34th. The aftermarket one is .02" thicker and the circlip does not seat properly. The 4 bolts on the sprocket are there for show. Mine popped off leaving the drive and sprocket and carrier came out. I put the standard sprocket back on.

Bore and stroke- 56.5 by 49.5 mm

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Old 07-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #24
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A break in the weather yesterday. Time head out an see how it goes. The bike is not to bad now and a lot better than a stock one out of the box. The ACE puts a smile on your face an cruises easily at 80 kph (50 mph). To guess the top speed with the standard gearing would be about 105 kph (65 mph) ish.

The cat removed and pipe re welded, plus a bit of paint.

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Old 07-21-2013, 01:22 AM   #25
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Hey Dan.

I had not heard of these bikes until I read this thread, now i've got one in transit! Should be here on Tuesday. I was searching around for a postie bike to mess around with, but decided to go with the Ace for something a bit different.

How'd you go with the new carb? did it run lean like the original? Also, could you tell me the diameter of the header pipe?

I'm thinking clip ons like Herbertd, remove the rear fender, make a new exhaust and a few new parts to make it my own. Should be fun.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:15 AM   #26
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Hey Dan.

I had not heard of these bikes until I read this thread, now i've got one in transit! Should be here on Tuesday. I was searching around for a postie bike to mess around with, but decided to go with the Ace for something a bit different.

How'd you go with the new carb? did it run lean like the original? Also, could you tell me the diameter of the header pipe?

I'm thinking clip ons like Herbertd, remove the rear fender, make a new exhaust and a few new parts to make it my own. Should be fun.
The carb is $60 well spent. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281083375...84.m1497.l2649

I have just bolted it on and have not played around with adjusting the mixture screw to see if it is close or not. You should take the bike for a ride in standard form to get an idea of really just how slow they are.

The combo of removing the cat and new carb have it a nice bike to ride in traffic. Digging out the cat is something that is just plain hard work. The UK dealers sell a complete exhaust without the cat.

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #27
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Anybody with one of these bikes in the US yet? It looks really interesting.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #28
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Anybody with one of these bikes in the US yet? It looks really interesting.
Dealer search. http://www.skyteammotorcycles.com/dealers/
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #29
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Wow that explains it's ability to rev, it's a short stroke engine. That's normally the stroke of the 100cc Hondas.

Mine is 54mmX54mm.

OK, I understand about the carb throat, more of a height versus width dimension.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #30
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Anybody with one of these bikes in the US yet? It looks really interesting.
There have been a few threads on ADV about the US getting and then not getting the ACE. I think, at the moment it is still no.

AVA motorcycles in the US are bringing in there own version of the ACE. I think AVA have been drinking to much Kool Aid when reading the guff on their advertising. I almost fell off my chair with laughter when I saw it.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/...ava-swift-250/
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