A general lack of enthusiasm...

Discussion in 'Australia' started by richo360, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    With the colours of the new Katey the destination wear could be hideous.
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    Take 4000 IU of Vitamin D daily Richo or move to Queensland.
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    Just one bike!!
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    After running into 0405canvet at the bakery yesterday wishing he’d had an F800 I went home and got motivated

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    There are better ways to remove weight Paul!
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    I went home and had a nap! Not sure what made Paul motivated?? He went home and attacked the defenceless Yamaha?? BMW looks like a nice bike!
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  7. richo360

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    Well, in a sudden burst of energy, I picked up the phone and made a call. The 690 (3rd from the left) is booked in at PTR in a week or so to get the Vortex remapped to recurve the spark and increase the fuel mapping.
    Should be good to go then. Hasn't been ridden since the team orange rally of Tas in March, other than around the block a few times after the 732 was fitted.
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  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Theres room for blue in that lineup!
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  9. richo360

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    ...... especially once the two rallys are spit and polished and moved inside to the lounge.
    Probably room to get the SE back as well, dammit. Shouldn't have sold it.
    The red latte holder on the end may be going, I'm devising a cunning plan. (or a stupid one, cant make up my mind which one it is yet).
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  10. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Sometimes “stoopid” is what we have to do. There aint need to be any rhyme or reason, just gotta be done!

    With that said, getting rid of that SE was just plain stoopid! :fpalm Dont get rid of the 505, keeps you ahead of Troy by one! :deal
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  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    What you mean is... :dunno that I am "stoopid" x times two...? :dirtdog :roflProbably right... :lol3 seeing as I sold my 505, my SE... and even before that my 97' 620 Rallye (very similar to Richo's second from the right)...

    ... just call me "stoopid" x times three... :twitch
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  12. AUSSIEADV

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    And a ‘97 620 Rallye??? :fpalm
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  13. richo360

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    Spies are out tracking something down.....

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  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  15. richo360

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    One step forwards...
    Dropped the 690/732 in at PTR this morning, so they can remap the Vortex to suit the larger capacity, cam, header pipe etc. Fuel and timing.
    Apparently, once they put it on the dyno and looked at the readings, it was way too lean, everywhere. Still made good grunt though. Even though the 'standard' Vortex allows up to +12.5% extra fuel, it still wasnt enough. (remembering the vortex was set up for the smaller 754cc stock engine, stock cam, standard exhaust, closed airbox)
    So they played with the factors, added fuel, and hey presto. Impressive, till the clutch cried enough, about 4000rpm when it came on song, the time the cam and header pipe kicked in.
    So I'm picking it up this arvo, home to replace the clutch, and back again tomorrow for take 2.

    Was pretty good to ride before (with it lean). Should be interesting.
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  16. richo360

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    So at home in the shed tonight, I threw the old 654 engine up on the bench, the pulled the clutch plates out of it. With around 40k on the clock, the clutch plates ( friction and metal) look goodo.

    20191125_175839.jpg lay the bike down with the 732 built engine in it, popped the side cover off, 4 bolts and out comes the slipping clutch material. Yuck .
    The friction plates stink, are cooked, and missing a lot of material. The metal plates are scored and have signs of heat on them.

    The engine apparently had around 20k on it when I got it. Obviously someone liked to slip the clutch a lot.......
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    So how's this....
    Once I pulled the plates out of the 09 654cc engine clutch basket, lookee here.... someone at the factory forgot to bend the tabs over on the hub nut. Must have been built on a Friday afternoon huh.

    Thanks to bigborett for coming over once I'd finished for pizza and beers and yarns in the shed.
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  17. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    This thread got me motivated to finish the 'project bike' to have ready for last round of Vics/BEARS.:thumb

    Gotta check the clutch which has a dodgy feeling - small engagement range compared to old 654.
    Don't know history of bike(stolen recovered) - about 13k kms on clock.

    My race starts were a bit slow due to different feel to old bike and I lost places off the start which took the whole race(s) to make-up.:shog

    Still haven't looked at electrical gremlins yet.........

    Very interested in seeing the dyno charts for the 732.:ear

    The 690 with rally cam was ideal for Broadford (even broke class lap record:rayof), but still 20hp down on other bikes in class.:dunno

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    Did @bigborett pull your suspension apart? - he loves playing with the boingers!:lol3
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  18. bigborett

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    Very funny.
    I didn't pull his suspension apart. We did discuss it though.

    Rode the 732 up the road Jak. Lots of torque there. Might be just the thing to pull big gears at the island?
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  19. Bluetonguejak

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  20. richo360

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    Yep.
    And rode it 250 kms today.
    It. Hauls.
    With motard wheels it would be a blast. So much torque, it's right there in every gear out of every corner. No twist and wait, it just goes.
    It pulls that hard at 130 in top you think you've dropped it 2 gears.
    With the pipe and cam it comes full on song around 4000, and just gets up and goes ,like a big bore 2 smoker in the power band.
    Still completely tractable off-road plonking around in first and second. And climbs hills better than before with more torque right off the bottom.
    Loving it.
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