Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Some Beach

    Some Beach Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes, the TAKEGAWA exhaust is the perfect match for me: A little throatier than stock, less weight, more clearance and uses the same hardware and exhaust shield. I sold the other one on ebay which paid for my upgrade. My monkey is officially complete for me, especially now that I added dents and scratches from my Moab slide. :muutt
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  2. klaviator

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    80 MPH on a tiny bike like the monkey probably feels like 100+ on a bigger bike:ricky:ricky:ricky
  3. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    That's the kicker. With good suspension it is very stable.

    I can't remember what I had the bike up to top speed wise(I know I've posted in this thread) but I got rev limiter at 9500 rpm on the old setup going down hill in a tuck and it was like 83 mph. The bike was completely stable.

    I'm going to hold off a bit on riding until I get solid tuning info and know I'm not going to seize a piston.

    It is getting warmer out finally so it is even more important to be running cool.
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  4. IndianRider

    IndianRider Been here awhile Supporter

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    I agree with Some Beach. I was riding my brothers stock red monkey last weekend and the Takegawa Standard type exhaust definitely has a tiny bit more punch in the bottom end and more throaty but still on the quieter side , not intrusive at all.
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I'd like to hear the HotLap exhaust on a stock'ish bike.

    Mine went on with the 181 and it was moving a lot more air at that point.

    If the new Monkey 5 speed fits the same exhaust and mine hasn't sold then you know where it will go!
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  6. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Got the proper tune for the ARacer loaded to my ECU.

    Need to get my oil catch can rerouted, valve adjustment, then adjust the AFR table and base fuel setting and get the bike back out for auto tune again.

    Also waiting on a handlebar bag style phone mount so I can watch auto tune progress and engine temperature.

    Not far off now!
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  7. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Rerouting done. No more oil spitting from the breather. Did not know about the baffle plate inside catch tank so now the filter is on the opposite side of the other 3 inputs.

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    Still have the side cover to install but I want to make sure everything is good before that last piece goes on. Think I'll get to tuning here in a bit. Nice day, calm weather finally.
  8. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Just did my first full rpm rips on the bike hitting 12k rpm. It is so fast compared to a stock or even 181 2 valve.

    Just hit 70 mph in 3rd gear on an almost flat, very slight uphill. That was fast enough to catch up to traffic.

    I still think 16/32 is too tall and I'm planning to go back to 16/34 unless the bike becomes significantly faster with break in and tuning.

    Definitely created a monster!

    Summer is here though. Even with temps in the 80's and 90's you just get this overwhelming baking sensation under sunlight.

    The phone holder piece arrived so I'll be able to watch what is going on with auto tune to fill out the table.

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    Edit: that 70 mph happened in .2 miles if that is any perspective!

    I'm not sure what to do with the bike now that it is a pocket rocket. Nothing leaks with the catch can routed properly. Even without tuning it isn't running hot so that will get better as it dials in.

    It feels like it is too much though!
  9. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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    I think 80+ on that bike is just about perfect!
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  10. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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  11. Chillis

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  12. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    It moves way faster than it should.

    Thinking there may be reason to upgrade to that aluminum frame by G-Craft eventually.
  13. simbaboy

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  14. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    :clap:clap
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  15. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    I just wanted him to see that there's room for growth, but it comes at a cost . . .

    That's just some awfully ugly growth goin' on there!

    I guess you gotta go faster when the Monkey's that ugly, cause they're all gonna laugh at you if you slow down long enough!
  16. IndianRider

    IndianRider Been here awhile Supporter

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    Good going Chillis. Happy to see the Monkey doing well
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  17. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    And to think you sold a well sorted 75hp 701 to be cramped on 30hp monkey
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  19. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Was in the process of changing to the larger rear sprocket to have a more useful 5th gear and these damn Chimera Axles I got from Steady Garage do not want to come out!

    In the process of removing the new axle with the old axle and a hammer I caught a piece of the inner wheel bearing and it started coming out.

    Said screw it and tapped them all out. Then, why not take off the front wheel too and knock those out. After a wrestling match I got the wheel off while the bike is threatening to fall over.

    Then realized I'd dropped the wheel bearings off at the shop already so I'm not doing those here. Will bring the wheels down tomorrow for them to pop those in.

    Once that is done then the exhaust needs dealing with.

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  20. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    How many bikes do I go through per year?

    There will be others.

    How many can say they have the hot rod of mini Hondas?