Guzzis, Mustangs, Triumphs and other Projects

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by mach1mustang351, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    Finally got a replacement motor for the Kawasaki JetSki customer. So the old engine came out tonight.

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    Empty Hull

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    I'm still waiting on gaskets for the WR project, so I set about changing the rear sprocket.

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    The old one still amazes me.

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  2. mach1mustang351

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    Well... We all make mistakes I guess.

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    Friend of mine messaged me, said he needed money for a project, wanted to know if I needed a winter project. They were all pretty rough and not super complete for restorations or anything. I had some success last winter parting out a couple bikes I got really cheap, so I may see what I have and go that route. I'm not into them real deep, so that's a plus
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  3. mach1mustang351

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    None of the Yamaha dealers local had the stator gasket, so I had to order one. Finally came in, and I put the stator assembly altogether. Installed the rear wheel and fitted the chain.

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    Things left to do:

    1. Torque counter shaft nut
    2. Adjust chain
    3. Fill with oil.
    4. Test ride.
    5. Change oil, there were lots of metal flakes in the filter housing When I dumped the oil, They were coarse aluminum, so I imagine shards from the broken cover and case.
    6. Spray off and setup for storage.

    Got a lot of time into this one.
  4. mach1mustang351

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    The TX750 was in the worst shape. I decided it isn't worth making a runner, so I started the part out

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    As we all know... The TX might be the worst Yamaha built. This one had the rocker cover off, was missing cam retainers, and it was stuck. Not worth trying to fix all that and hope it runs.
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  5. mach1mustang351

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    I have my FTR on the bench for its first service. Then I want to get a baseline dyno run
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    Did some cleaning

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    We have deliveries tomorrow!!!

    Cleaned off @PNWParker WR. Just need to install a tube and test ride it

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  6. mach1mustang351

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    We got stuff!!!

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    Box 1:

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    Box 2:

    Some assembly required

    Tire machine:

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    Assist arm:

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  7. mach1mustang351

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    Finally got the tire machine all put together... Went from zero assist .... To all sorts of assist arms!!

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  8. mach1mustang351

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    It was brought up a couple pages ago, how I have quite a mix of stuff going on. Here's the latest...

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    Friend is leaving state, and I got 3 gigantic snow blowers to fix and flip... So motorcycles are out numbered by jet skis and snow blowers now
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  9. mach1mustang351

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    Haven’t updated in a while. Parting out some of my bike mess pile. Working on the snow blowers, I got the engine in the jet ski and mostly buttoned up.

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    I took the FTR1200 to get dynoed and it underwhelmed compared to many many dyno sheets I’ve seen out there on stock bikes. I don’t really care about the number so much as looking at the smoothness of the curve as I work with the PV3

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    I still have to run the Jet ski and get it out it I made an agreement with a vendor to do an install and product review on my personal FTR.

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    It looks so good doesn’t it?!

    here is the part. It’s a tail tidy/ fender eliminator so we can distinct that Factory FTR wheelie bar

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    I also accumulated some other goodies this spring and summer.

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  11. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    Should keep you busy and out of mischief, the new kit looks good my friend. Those Indians pretty much all of them are an American acquired taste, pretty sure some will disagree but I think most Europeans think that way ? Our roads don't help having bends, that most struggle with, not yours however by the look of it but most, but dam those Indians are ugly. just as well tastes differ.
  12. mach1mustang351

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    to each their own. Two years ago my wife and I told a trip to Italy. We flew into Milan, rode up through the alps,Stelvio Pass, into the Dolomites down to Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre and back to Milan. We watch the “House Hunters” type shows and every time they have one in the Alps, I joke about buying a vacation house with a small garage and an FTR1200 in the garage!!
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    Been working a bunch, but haven’t let you guys in on the action.

    I’ve been doing some work on my personal FTR1200.

    I did a license plate relocate/ tail tidy on it

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    I started working on the cat delete

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    The body work is all off because I also added a K&N filter... and... none of it matters without...

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    who hoo!!!

    I also started the snow blower projects

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    this one works great and is staying. It got a carb rebuild so it wouldn’t spill fuel everywhere, a new plug, a couple belts and some tinkering with the auger engagement mechanism, and an oil change. It’s amazing how upgrading from a 24” to a 33” can cut down blowing time.

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    This one had a locked up E Start, and the pull was cut. Sold it to a guy for parts to get it gone quick.

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    This blower was the one I used last year and it needed the chute fixed. Easy $8 part to fix, gave it an oil change and it’s for sale now too.

    wife’s car has been throwing a CEL so I got to do some work on it.

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    Got the fuel pressure sensor swapped out on it and good to go. She also got her winter tires put on. First time using my new tire machine and balancer. They worked well, no real issues there.

    been busy, more coming!!
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  14. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    New tool used, all good
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    More work on my own stuff.

    the Fuel Moto link pipe I got didn’t fit right, they shipped me a replacement and it was better, but not great, so I bought a different brand and it fits well. It seems like the Fuel Moto pipe is working for others, just bad luck I guess?

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    The new Toce Performance pipe installed

    finished the wiring and the install on the “tail tidy”

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    Worked hard to keep the wires as hidden as possible

    Also used my newly installed race stand spools to tackle the rear sprocket.

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    And Finally.... just a nice shot of the bike

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    Not much of an update, but I did some cleaning and found the CRF50 engine for one of my slow moving projects. May move the rebuild of this up so I can stash the motor somewhere and get it out of my way

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  18. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    Bike looks great, no cat, would like to see it dynode again ?
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  19. mach1mustang351

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    yep, that’s the plan. I’m working with the Dyno place to get a bit of a break on pricing. I’m interested to know what it makes for power, with cat removed and with tuning. I also am on the waiting list for the new Toce performance slip on muffler. I would want to dyno it after that too. So trying to arrange for them to pickup the bike, run it, let me swap the slip on, download a new tune, then run again.
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    I thought I should check into my own thread, and realized I never posted the dyno results. Without the cat and with the tube, the bike basically ran the same HP and torque but the mid range dips were smoothed out some. I talked to the tuner, and he said he could work on it, it I’m going to wait till spring so I can utilize the “butt Dyno” to test improvements.