A general lack of enthusiasm...

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

  1. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Hey, I rode a dr once....ended up raiding the bamaga flying doc drug cabinet to stop the vomiting....

    Btw, the big dad has tried the bmw vs guzzi thing :deal how'd that go :augie
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  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    What's going on?

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    I hate stinky old bikes. Old oil, coolant and grime.
    Where's my beer?
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  3. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    The new improved light weight 2020 690r... powered by fresh air.

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    Dunno where this sudden burst of energy has come from... but I'll run with it for now.
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  4. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    20190717_210435.jpg Well , a productive evening. Didn't even drink that much. .....
    The 732cc big cam engine is in.
    Good to see my 2 year old main wiring loom is showing signs of abrasion under the airbox, dammit. Some protection to add there.
    I did a bit of dicking around wondering why I had a spare 4 pin plug hanging off the loom, till I realised it was for the header pipe O2 sensor... Duh.
    I reckon with a bit of work it will be starting tomorrow and I'll take it for a test run Saturday. Braaaap.

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    Out with the old, in with the new.
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    A trolley jack under the engine, lift it into place easy as. The swingarm bolt through the back of the motor, 2 x Y frames at the front. Couldn't be simpler, it's just all the bolt on crap that takes time.
    Oh. And I forgot the new motor didn't have exhaust studs in the head until I got it in place in the frame. Skinned knuckles, but now it does.

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    Should be about 80hp and a truckload of torquey goodness right there. :)
  5. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the inspiration @richo360
    Currently swapping fuel pumps and external fuel filter on the 701....good day to be in the shed not too cold
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  6. Flexo

    Flexo Been here awhile

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    Hey Paul, an SE would fit in your shed nicely.
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  7. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Doc, turn up with cash, I'll supply beers and you can lol at my mechanical fumblings, then you ride the SE home.
    Except I REALLY don't want to sell it. Not really.

    I mean the math is simple.
    7 days of the week.
    6 bikes, another coming shortly.

    I'll soon have no time/ spare day for women.
    Life will be easy.
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  8. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    You need a woman who rides some of those bikes
  9. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Yeah, but tac fees would double.....
  10. Flexo

    Flexo Been here awhile

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    At least you get value and helicopter rides out of your TAC fees.
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  11. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Ouch .

    DrAT a woman that rides my bikes is on par with one that drinks my beer.
    Do not want.
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  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Hey, now now
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  13. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Should be a nice engine.
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  14. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    Hey Richo, looking promising! How do you approach the fuelling aspect, assuming that it will require more to realise the extra HP. PCV?
  15. richo360

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    Bike runs a vortex ignition ECU, which is adjustable up to +12.5 % fuel delivery. Has a 2 way map switch on the bars, so I can do some seat of the pants testing on the fly.
    Otherwise, I'll take it to Vortex and get it tuned and mapped.
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  16. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    I feel your pain.
    Work 6 days, trying to sort an SE gremlin, have triples and damper to fit to it(which don't fit), the 1190 has a slow leak in the rear, the 690 has a new rear tyre looking and waiting, the 950SM gets ridden to work so needs a regular seeing to. All the others just sit and look at my favourite children. Poor babies, no time for them.

    As far as women are concerned, unless they live within a 100m radius, I'm not interested. Have to invest to much time.
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  17. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I'm fast coming around to your way of thinking in that regard.

    Anyway.... its all back together, but a dead Motobatt killed any chance to take it for a ride yesterday. Put it on the charger, deader than a dead.
    I may pick up a new one this arvo, get it started tonight.
    Maybe take it for a gentle ride tonight and tomorrow night to run it in.

    Whats everone's thoughts in that regard? Be gentle, just ride it like normal? Its got new barrel piston rings cam and rockers, everything else has 20k on it.

    Or as I read in ADB a long time ago, hold it flat, then kick the throttle body off it, and the sudden rush of cold air should wear any high spots off it? :)
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  18. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Don't lug it. Don't flog it. I was told to try to maintain a load on the engine. e.g riding uphill or accelerating. You need to maintain positive pressure on the rings to force them into the bore. do a couple of heat cycles as well.
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  19. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Don't nurse it, but don't flog it.

    Couple of heat cycles and change oil.

    Put on dyno and get fuelling right.

    Lend to fellow inmate to put in race bike to properly test at PI:lol3:nod
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  20. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Pfft, never happen.

    Oil is expensive, it'll have to last 10,000 kms
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