there's something about new parts

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Rob Farmer, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Waiting for me when I got home today :clap

    Freshly nickasiled barrels with proper sized stainless tubes, small port inlet tubes and a pair of shiny new Dellortos. Can't wait to get cracking on the engine.

    Can't beat Moorespeed quality.

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  2. RayB

    RayB Been here awhile

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    Quite a Christmas gift for yourself! Must have set you back a few lb.:clap
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  3. Rob Farmer

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    $360 for the barrels to be re nickasiled - which is a fraction of the cost of buying new (if you can still get them)

    dellortos were something like $600 for the pair. They were never going to be cheap but sometimes you've got to treat yourself?
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  4. mesher

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    And there I was excited about my haul: a new speedo cable boot, a throwout bearing and some crush washers. :D
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  5. Rob Farmer

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    :lol3

    It doesn't happen very often that's why I'm crowing about it.
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  6. blaine.hale

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    There's something about raw/clean cast aluminum that gets me all tingly.
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  7. Beezer Josh

    Beezer Josh Moto-Amish

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    Agreed-Rob, you have a beautiful set of jugs! :knary
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  8. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Ouch I keep tripping over names you keep dropping all over the place. They do look spiffy. What are they going on?

    I'll be happy to get my no-name gearbox gasket so at least I can get out riding & making the most of this very hot dry summer we're having.
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  9. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Hi Rob, do the small post tubes allow a 38/40 Dell to mount on the non Dell head?
    Did you get some Moorespeed pistons?
    I'm going to build a new motor for my racebike in the new year and am leaning towards Mr Moorespeeds products.
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  10. Rob Farmer

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    I know. Can't help myself - I figure if I name drop enough I might get some discount (and pigs might fly) :D

    Believe it or not I haven't sorted a chassis out yet. I've a load of parts knocking about and have enough to put a bike together but I want something to do the engine justice.
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  11. kaput13

    kaput13 gasoholic

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    Awesome haul!

    Looking forward to seeing how you mount and set up the Dellortos.

    Have loved those carbs (fickle beasts or at least they were for me) ever since first owning a Guzzi.

    Looks like you will have some fun.
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  12. Rob Farmer

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    You won't be disappointed with the quality.

    Yes. The heads I have are late R80 heads machined to 1000cc. The small ports give more meat for Richie to work on. The inlet tube threads are smaller than the standard R90 Inlet tubes so you need a smaller option. Moorespeed again.

    Are you going the whole hog and having the 100bhp Moorespeed engine? Mine is the baby 70bhp.

    These are the other bits I bought a few weeks ago. There was a problem getting left hand dellortos so we had to wait for another batch to be made.

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  13. Rob Farmer

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    I need something to while away these long winter evenings. I'll post some more pics when it's moved along a bit.
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  14. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Say what? They're getting 100HP out of an airhead? That's got to cause some expected lifespan issues, but still, that's amazing.
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  15. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Currently running about 50 BHP, I need about 65 to be " in the hunt" I suspect the cycle parts may start to complain over that.
    Is that a RM cam too?
    Was going to start with the slip in pistons, dells, and his cam, and maybe the slimmer oil pump.
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  16. Rob Farmer

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    105bhp if you go the whole hog apparently and they are reliable but it's pretty extreme and wouldn't do for the road. I suspect most of the race bikes are running a bit less than that. I'm not the man to ask about it though. Hopefully RM will see the post.
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  17. Rob Farmer

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    Yes it's a RM fast road cam.
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