Bike in a box. A winters project a Skyteam Ace

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

  1. Brissybiker

    Brissybiker n00b

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    For the initial setup u won't need much besides a socket set,screwdriver and some wrenches.
    You may want to get a friend along to hold the bike while installing the front wheel.
    Pay particular attention to the positioning of the speedo drive locating slot.

    After this you may need to bring more tools over depending on the mods you want to make.
  2. Lawson01

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    Hi, I own a red ace but I almost brought a black frame, both look very good. However if you plan on upgrading to a 150cc at any point I'd recommend the red as the black has a black painted engine.. Unless you can find or paint the 150 head black?

    Here's some pictures of one..
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  3. Quantumdriver

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    Hi there.

    I am so glad I found this thread. I have just bought an Ace, picking it up next week. It's got a bit of accident damage, but has a low mileage. I can't wait to get stuck in. I feel a big bore kit coming on.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on how to improve the instrumentation? I think it needs matching tachometer and speedometer.

    I'll post some pictures when it's back in the workshop.
  4. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Gee, I have been a bit slack in posting of late. Been away from home on a road trip. Good to be back and the little ACE started up straight away on the electric boot.

    Went for a trash around town this morning and I had forgot how much fun and how well the bike goes with 150 kit. Properly the best mod I have done to the ACE.

    Have also noticed on today's ride the front disc is slightly warped. Has been like it since new. Just hadn't paid much attention to it before. Like all projects, there is always some thing to fix:rofl
  5. Reggsie

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    Man that black frame and engine looks great! Hard to pick between them but I went with the red in the end. Picked it up today! A couple of mates and I put it together and tested it out; goes quite well I thought. Can't wait to get my teeth stuck in :cry and dig out the cat, a few more horses would be nice for the hills, that's for sure.

    Can't get over how good the bike looks, just can't stop staring!:D No damage whatsoever in transit either, so that was a nice surprise.
  6. Lawson01

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    Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has seen the new exhaust that ooracing have brought out for the ace?
    Looks pretty cool, it's the mini trap type exhaust
    http://www.ooracing.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=234

    Let me know if anyone try's it out, or any of them. I've got the performance and it sounds awesome, just wish I could hear the others..
  7. Bojer

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    I bought this one of Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380708156211?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 going to try and do a triple instrument set up like the CPI Sprint - idiot light binnacle to the front . Not a perfect match for the speedo but close - especially at the price ! There is matching speedo available too but not found/got one yet .

    Was yours the one on Ebay for sale ?
  8. blackwombat

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    Hi
    I've put a new muffler and a pod air filter on a skyteam v-retro (raptor) 250. Also chopped the back. Can anyone suggest jet size for carby? Does 115 main jet and a 25 pilot sound right?
  9. Quantumdriver

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    Probably!

    It was for sale in Todmorden, with light accident damage. Now fully repaired, I have ridden it once before the weather closed in. I intend to get stuck into releasing a bit more power from the motor in the new year. So far I am very impressed with the bike and it gets positive comments from everyone who sees it.
  10. twinair

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    Yes, the intrumentation is sad, so I fitted thi one:
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    It comes fron China parts Ldt.

    http://www.china-parts.co.uk/acatalog/info_1_IN003014.html

    I had to buy the all block, but kept the small tacho for much custom look !stayed
  11. Lawson01

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    I like what you've done with the handlebars.
    How did you mount the digital display though? And could you not have hidden the gps box somewhere else?
  12. twinair

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    The laptimer is fixed with a glue-Velcro on an alu-plate, bolted on the yoke. Without fairing it is difficult to screen the receiver and keep the stock wiring.
    It was fitted only for some days, to gauge the speedo which is good in the midle (around 80 Km/H) and optimistic at the top (117 Km/H at GPS and 2 mm. after 120 Km/H at the needle). Not too bad, I saw worse and more expensive !
    This top speed was obtained with a Dunlop K82-2,75/18 front and 3,00/18 rear and à 17 x 34 bracket. This bracket don't allow to reach 10000 T/mn. I'll try 17x36 or 16x34.
  13. Lawson01

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    Oh I see, have you made any changes to your jets yet or is that all just stock stuff engine wise? When I first got my ace I rode it along side with my dad and his brother, Found out my speedo was saying I was going 10km's slower than I actually was. Since Then I've done the rejet tuneup kit, changed my exhaust, changed my tyres for the same as yours and recently put in the 150cc big bore kit. I'll probably get something similar to what you've used to find out how much the speedo will be out by now..
  14. TangentRogers

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    Hi Just Dan,

    Im just about to do the 150cc conversion, and I was wondering what you put on in place of the base gasket. It looks like you may have smeared grease or something on the join? Something to help prevent oil leaks?
  15. twinair

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    HI!
    I'm near to have the same tuning than you: 150cc., free exhaust, quick-open gaz handle (from OOR). The carb. is a KUN-FU 27mm.
    http://www.mbgz.com/kunfu-27mm-carb...150cc-200cc-250cc-atv-dirt-cart-parts-29.html
    The main jet is around 120 (in fact I drilled it with a gaz-cooker adjusting tool), the air filter is an oiled foam from Twinair (:wink:). I choosed that carb because it has no choke butterfly and I suppose it's better for air flow (?).
    Anyway it woks perfectly, starts without choke but need to keep 4000 T/mn. a minute before a very steady idle, which is the same (900 T/mn.) when hot.
  16. Lawson01

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    Nice! I'm currently waiting on a quick throttle kit from OOR, did yours make much of a difference? I might look into that carb, it would be cool to not have a choke.. Where's your air filter from?... Also what exhaust are you using? Just a clamp on one from OOR?
  17. twinair

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    The quick throttle makes a difference in your mind and for the look ! However it's now possible to get full open on an only wrist trick. Before I had to grab with the left hand when catching higher whith right hand !!:D
    The exhaust is this one:
    http://www.feked.com/universal-reverse-cone-motorcycle-silencer-19-id-38-45mm-new.html
    I scrached it with steel wool and coated with HT black. I feel it very noisy so I slipped in 4 steel pads used to clean dishes ! It's nice and makes a gently and useful back pressure.
  18. Lawson01

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    Your set up sounds pretty cool, any chance you could upload a photo of your bike? That was my main reason for the throttle kit, just little things like that extra turning if the throttle annoy me, however mines nearly perfect
  19. twinair

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    Here is the last view I have:
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    The quick throttle:
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    And the left side:
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    How to be friend whith cops !
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    I slipped three of them ![​IMG]
  20. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Sorry been a bit slack in posting in this thread, I have a new project that is soaking up my time and money. Instead of a base gasket I used loctite 515.

    Every garage should have some 515. It is just the best thing.