OD's CBX

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by OldDog, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Motosapian

    Motosapian Been here awhile

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    Jeez, you guys could've been in that movie where they rebuild that crashed plane in the desert. Wizards!!!
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  2. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Righto time for a few update pics

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  3. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Left.jpg right.jpg Ok so head is now back on, we now have decent valve clearances on al 24 valves. Have gotten most it back together in a very short time actually. I even have brakes on both wheels now!! Just doing the electrical stuff, and waiting on a new harness for the ignitech ignition brain box (I'm swapping from early model pulse coils to later model and typically, they have a different plug!) and the intake manifold as already mentioned. Hoping to have it winding over this weekend so I can build up some oil pressure and prime everything.

    Getting there slowly but its looking more and more certain to make the dyno day in November at Roland Skates shop. You may know Rol from his exploits on the circuit with two CBX's, The Beast and the Beastess

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  4. Scubawerx

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    Impressive!
  5. OzCRU

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    Hey @OldDog,
    Did you get this winding over yet?
    I also notice that you've been colluding with @buckscreek with your header wrap on page 5 & above :lol3

    Also you probably know this but half your pics have the photobucket message, the other half must be on a different account cause they work.
    Catch you later.
  6. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Hey Bill, that is looking real smart, nearly as smart as you! The pipe wrap is obviously practical, and is not really the point of using it surely? Isn't it just to make your bike look way cooler? And, what is the red bike in the background? You still got a little Honda twin there?
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  7. OzCRU

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    'Way Cooler' or 'Way Hipster' :lol3
    I think he's just trying to keep those gases nice, hot & fast while they get through the turbo hey Bill?
  8. OldDog

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    Bloody Photobucket, those guys are just going too far now I reckon. I really must fix the pics in this thread!

    Regards header wrap, as Dave suggests its there to serve a purpose. With a large impeller turbo like this one (old school) the more thermal energy I can dump onto that wheel the more efficient it'll be. I couldn't bring myself to do the whole exhaust though. It also doubles as insulation, reduces excess heat getting into the engine, its aircooled and its doing hard as it is! Also the header pipe runs close to the intake, so trying reduce some transference there. Finally, stops my from burning my leg if it gets too close :D

    As for winding over, nah not yet, just got the new battery for it so its not far away though!

    And the red bike? Why that's the little CB200 I used on the scrapheap last year. She's a real sweety, but needs some tune up type attention.
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  11. OldDog

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    Oh very nice!
  12. OldDog

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    Yup the beastie burst into life for the first time in probably 30 years yesterday. I was quietly impressed at how easily it fired actually. The carb needs some love though as it promptly backfired and spewed petrol out the carb and we had a little fire, nothing serious, but still, pretty typical of me! I'm still learning the subtleties of Lectron carbs. Gotta say she sounds great too, real aggressive. Next weekends job is to get it idling and maybe do a little video.
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  14. R100RTurbo

    R100RTurbo I've done questionable things

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    Good news!
    Hope things go well with the initial "tweaking" and look forward to seeing final photos etc.
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    " backfired and spewed petrol out the carb and we had a little fire"

    Is it just me or is that the video we wanted to see :hair
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  16. OldDog

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    Bit more of an update. Got the big girl running last weekend, its running incredibly rich so a bit of twiddling on the Lectron carb is required, hopefully this weekend before I pack the lot up onto the trailer ready for the drive to Melbourne to deliver it to Roland Skate who will be doing the tuning on his dyno, and has offered to help me get the paintwork done. The plan is once the bike is assembled he'll pack it in a crate and send to me at my new address in sunny Kalgoorlie, Western Australia!
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    You're not that far away to do a road test, baby! Yeah :clap


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    Hmmmm:hmmmmmNow theres a thought!
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    Finally the big day came last week and we packed the CBX onto the trailer for the long trek down to Roland Skates place near Melbourne to drop it off.
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    Here she is sitting next to some very serious and famous machinery in Rol's shed, you can just see the Beastess up on the stand to the right. Anyway, the CBX is now with him. When Rol gets a chance he's going to give it a thorough inspection then throw it up on the dyno and start tuning. I've also asked that he help me get the bodywork painted and get a few other items straightened out. Once he's finished he'll pack her up and send her to me in Kalgoorlie.
    I did warn Rol that the bike, I'm almost convinced now, is haunted by its previous owner who was killed when the engine blew. Since firing it up its tried to set fire to itself twice and thrown itself half off the workbench busting my wrist. Didn't Steven King write a book about a car like this? We won't name the Devil though just yet...
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