Bike in a box. A winters project a Skyteam Ace

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

  1. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The kick starter just kept getting in the way and hitting the inside of my knee. If the battery goes flat. They are easy too roll start in 2nd. Mine has the worst front brake of the three in being spongy. Did hit 100 kph (65 mph) a couple times today.

    Had a bit of a gathering this afternoon to compare bikes and the different mods we have done.

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    Andrews with gold shocks and megaphone. Andrew is going wrap his header pipe.

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    Rod looking the part.

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  2. TangentRogers

    TangentRogers n00b

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    I like the Ace Racer stickers, did he make those? Also, what is the knob on the tank strap of the same bike?
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  3. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The knob does not do anything. It just has settings 1,2,3 & full. Rod made the stickers up on his computer an had a sign writer print them up.

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  4. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The owners manual suggests to check and adjust the valve clearance at 100 km.:eek1 A quick and easy job. Glad I did as there was no clearance that I could see.

    The bike idles and runs better with some clearance, funny that.

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  5. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    They have these out now (under a different name) with a GB250 clone in them. I'll be saving my pennies for one of them if they ever get approved for use in Australia.

    Failing that, I'll put a worked Aprilia rs125 engine in it, and take it track daying :lol3

    Or go all out and buy a wrecked rs250 and update my will.
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  6. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    You may or may not know. This bolts straight in. This is what AVA motorcycles have done. if mine blows up, this is way I will be heading.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/250cc-Zo...orcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cbd4dc0b6

    I have to say, I am highly surprised. Now that the engine has loosened up a lot. The bike is great ball fun to ride.

    This week should arrive. Braided front brake hose, Michelin pilot sporty tires, stiffen the front suspension to match the piggy back shocks.

    Having some stickers made for the tank.

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  7. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Slowly been tinkering away. Replaced the standard indicators with some fake carbon LED indicators.

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    I am replacing the Chinese no name tires with some that are lot more sticky.

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    Who stole the tire? The standard tires had a very soft sidewalls

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    One down and one to go.

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  8. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    Good choice in tyres loved the performance of them on my 125 Supermoto they handled 20bhp with ease unlike some 125 designed tyres and the grip in the wet was more than welcome compared to the previous Sava tyres.
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  9. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I hope so. The Yuanxing tires were ok in straight line :lol3

    Finished spooning on the tires. The rear end is starting to look good with piggy back shocks, Led indicators and new rubber

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  10. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    they do take abit to bed in It was literally like I had sponges for brakes but once bed in she was just perfect on the tyres, running bridgestones on my current bike might try michelin again in the future.
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  11. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The new decals for the tank.

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    Now, just wish the wind, rain and snow to go away. I guess this is why it is a winter project. :wink:

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  12. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    A break in the weather an 120 km (75mile) ride to check things out. The new tires make the bike a lot more stable over 80 kph. Had a bit of a race with another ACE for 30 km or so through twisty roads. There is not much between them.

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    ACE at the ACE eatery

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    Keep a look out. "There could be mods about "

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  13. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    Loving the updates mate, thanks :clap
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  14. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have not posted much of late. Only been doing the little things. Having a braided brake hose made up. Fitted rear sets and replaced the crappy rubber strap on the tank with some checkers.

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    This is the future plan

    http://youtu.be/JsQXc_hgMes
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  15. rat110

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    Its coming along well.

    The checks look pretty neat too. Do they go over the rear hump too?

    I emailed the guys from AVA and they use a Lonchin 250 in theres.

    I still think it would be as crazy as a barrel of monkeys with an RS250 stuffed in it :lol3
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  16. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I would really like to fit a two stroke or even a 600 single. The hard part is just sourcing an engine, any engine. I am sure an xr250 engine would slot right in, but any Honda engine is thin on the ground around here.
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  17. Herbertd

    Herbertd n00b

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    Hi Dan,

    What valve clearances did you use as mine sounds like they need doing and I've got conflicting info - the manual states both inlet & exhaust at 0.05mm (0.002") but talking to the UK importer, they say 0.010" thou - Interested to know!

    Did a marathon trip last week - 360 miles over 2 days. It's a long way on the ace as the combination of the seat & clip on's necessitate a tea break at least once an hour!
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  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I set mine to owners manual spec of a very tiny .002". When I checked mine there was less than spec. Setting at .010" won't do any damage, might make them rattle a bit.

    The only thing, I am going to do is quickly check them every 500km to see if they close up.
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  19. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The front brakes are quite spongy on my bike. Others don't seem to have a problem. I have bleed them several times, but seems to be a leak somewhere. They will pump up and be ok. In the morning the lever almost goes back into the bars again.

    I ripped off the rubber brake hose and trotted off to my local cablemate dealer to have them build me a braided brake hose. They did a top job.

    New hose.

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    An fitted

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  20. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    I sub'd this thread. Guess you can't buy it in the states huh?
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