Bike in a box. A winters project a Skyteam Ace

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Just Dan, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Lawson01

    Lawson01 Adventurer

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    Awesome mods!
    Just got a few more questions for ya.. I just received my quick throttle kit and cause I buy a lot of my stuff without actually lookin at my bike, I've realised I need the electrical conversion kit for the ignition, lights, horn and indicators like the one you have. But then I saw that there's no choke, since the choke is part of the stock L/H electrical switch gear it's left me with how do I attach a choke throttle?.. I know you've got a different carb, but any idea how I can add in a choke?
  2. twinair

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    Yes you need the left side to manage the lights. There is a choke lever but I didn't plug it because my carb has à button choke.
    Choke at the bar is a modernism ! (a decline ?). Forget the rope in a drawer. You will act directly on the carb lever (there is no spring). It will look more vintage. And during the warm-up, (1 mn.) you can end your weed, adjust you bowl-helm and gloves and allow the bar-people to think "Gee, what a genuine biker !"
  3. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    I have to wonder Dan, does leaving the base gasket off tighten up the mesh between the upper and lower cam-drive gears? I'd hate to think your mod will cause a catastrophic cam gear failure, but that 0.5mm thickness being removed has to make the cam gears mate up much tighter, which can't be a good thing.
  4. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    The cam rides in the crankcase, not the cylinder. The lower rocker arms are attached to a pin in the cylinder, so the small change of leaving out the gasket wouldn't have any effect.

  5. Lawson01

    Lawson01 Adventurer

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    Haha yes I am lazy though so I wanted the choke on the bar. However since I've rejetted it, it only takes about 5seconds of choke and on warm days starts without any.. So I spose having the more vintage feel to it could be cool. Also where did you get your grips from? I quite like the look of them.
  6. twinair

    twinair Adventurer

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    It comes with the bars: RENTHAL make, from Bardney Racing U.K.:wave

    (This shop smells castor-oil!).
  7. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Had a good look at one last week. The local fella is building up a 250.

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  8. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    Any more to report? I've really enjoyed reading this thread as it comes along. :1drink
  9. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Well, I have not done that much over the summer months, other than ride the ACE. An it has been great fun and quite quick across town when riding it like a Moto3 bike.

    Now winter is here again. Time to do some more mods. Maybe more HP in replacing the engine with a 250. A different paint job ? Before more HP. The front forks need to be replaced with some thing more solid.

    I have changed the battery location last week end by putting it under the hump.

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    K & N air filter

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  10. Stan0matic

    Stan0matic n00b

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    Awesome thread, great build, and now your selling! How so; done everything or making room for the Ace 250?
  11. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    It is too good sell. I just running out of room in the garage. A new some assembly required project.

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  12. Gravy1

    Gravy1 n00b

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    Get a chance to fuss with the Ace again?
  13. Culcune

    Culcune Been here awhile

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    If you get stuck on the Skyteam, you should also join us at Chinariders.net There are several very mechanically inclined people as members who are familiar with all kinds of bikes, as well as Chinese ones. Hope to see you there, since this bike has not yet come to the US (Skyteam USA has shown this on their site as 'pending for something like 2 years now--in spite of their name, they are NOT the official distributor for Skyteam, nor is there one), we would all love to see one in action. There is a guy in the US who has started a 'brand' using the Skyteam chassis but with a 223cc engine, but his have not shown up either (I forgot the name), so no experience with the chassis, but plenty with wiring and the engine (most of these are the same as one another)
  14. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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  15. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The ACE gets ridden a fair bit and have turned out to better than we all expected.

    The only thing that is still cheesing me off is the fuel cap. It just leaks no matter how much I alter it with new gaskets. It really needs another cap an prefer one without a lock. One less thing to stuff up.

    The last couple of mods have turned out to crap. In locating the battery under the seat and taking the stock air cleaner off. Because the bike is so light. The rearranging the weight higher and to rear. Really has stuffed the handling and the K&N made the bike breathless. No matter how much needle and jet changes.

    If you are into looks. Both of those mods are Ok. I was after speed and handling for darting around town. The ACE is quite happy to cruise at 60 mph.

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    If you are looking for a ACE resource. ADV is not the place.
    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?board=101.0

    My other rebuild should have been in this forum and not airheads.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005865
  16. gunnabuild1

    gunnabuild1 Been here awhile

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    It literally "cruises" at 100k ?
    That takes from being a toy to a realistically useful little jigger.
    Always thought looked it like fun,but that ups the ante nicely.
  17. Culcune

    Culcune Been here awhile

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  18. Lambo

    Lambo Been here awhile

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    Any changes in the works?
  19. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Not really Lambo, As it just a really useful ride around town bike. You do have to allow more time going places as everybody wants to know what kind of bike is it?

    The project above looks a little bit different now :wink: Made this winter fly by.

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  20. AllBlak

    AllBlak Been here awhile

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    Very nice Dan.
    I like the soft fade of red to silver on the tank.

    Did you replace the valve covers or have them reconditioned?