Stroking my Banshee for Kenny.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wildebeest90210, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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  2. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    A short ride back from the Springfield nuclear plant yesterday ending up at the front gate to Wildebeest towers.
    It feels much faster when your on the thing trust me, still learning to ride it really.


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  3. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Excellent video man, sounds sweet and it looked like a great day. Two-strokes are such a hoot to ride. Tough to stop riding when a bike is that much fun.
    You did right building that one, what a beautiful bike. I'll bet it really is much faster than perceived in the video.
    I know what the RD 400 feels like and you've got twice the horsepower so yeah, it's got to be way fast. What a rush.
    Probably a good thing it's not a TZ750.:photog
    How are the brakes? Are the fronts too much?
    Congrats on getting it done.
    BTW are you done dicking around with the side stand yet?
  4. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Cheers, it is an absolute hoot, I have to get right over the front wheel when the power kicks in at 6K, it spins up so quick, great for overtaking.
    Front brakes are really very good, better than expected. A bit grabby at slow speeds at the moment but not a problem.
    I fitted the stand this morning, bit of a hangover so I was extra careful not to cock up the install.

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  5. JimVonBaden

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    Cackle cackle cackle!
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  7. Beezer

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    hmmmmmmmm...................... looks kinda' like freefall..... or maybe pushing a safe off a cliff. sweet!
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  8. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I rode with this Banshee powered bike over the weekend.

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    and saw another Yamaha two stroke.

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  9. Norton guy

    Norton guy Serial bike owner

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    Just watched the video, typical hot rod two stroke; every ride is a lap of the isle of man :-)
    When you get home you get it in the garage as quickly as possible and get the door closed.
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  10. Dryslick

    Dryslick Been here awhile

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    All that riding on the ‘wrong’ side of the road freaks me out. And what’s with the road? It keeps telling your bike it’s slow, when it’s clearly not. Sounds magnificent.
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Sounds incredible
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  12. AK650

    AK650 Long timer Supporter

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    About damn time,,,,,,,,,,,thank you for the video! Did not disappoint; sounds incredible. Can’t imagine the thrill of riding that beast! :clap :thumb
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  13. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    That video brought back so many memories of my RD with expansion chambers back in the 1970's plus the roads are very reminicent of Mid Wales, two lane with high hedges. :photog
  14. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Thanks for a ride 'round your 'hood.
    Sounds like a fun ride.
    Just getting caught up ,,,been ou an a boot on a 4 state tour.

    Heads up on your next video...to cut down on wind noise ? ? ? slang "cat fur" around your mic....don't get any ideas on using black cat fur...:photog
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  15. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    The cries of 'lock her up, lock her up' ring loud and true around my garage!!!
    I tried TZ750 springs which helped but a small bump in the road still sets it off slipping so I bought a lock up kit while at Stafford classic show. I could have tried to make one but the price was way too cheap for me to bother. It's the centrifugal type with a two part housing, this means back to stock springs for a nice light pull with the counter weights doing the work at higher RPM. I have to modify the case by machining off the current clutch cover a bit the fettling the inside to fit the new cover. Will probably use a good heat/oil proof adhesive to fit it, welding not really an option for various reasons.
    Stafford classic show, still looking shiny!


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    I don't like the weights being m6 screws and nuts so I'll get some little stainless ones made up that are welded in to place.


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  16. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Needs a window to see the inside goods. :D:D

    So I put a new clutch in my dirt bike hauler, 1986 Ford E150, 300 cubic inch inline hot rodded 6.
    Less than 100 miles, it starts slipping.
    Do research on hot rodded cars and found a clutch that uses centrifugal force as you have.
    Also do research on why the first one I installed so early on, even tho it was made in China.
    Problem was, the tapped holes in the end of the crankshaft are thru holes that travel right into the engine cavity which oil passed thru to the flywheel / clutch.
    The fix was to use thread sealer on the flywheel mounting screws.
    Clutch is still in great shape, 10 years after, used it yesterday.
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  17. fast1075

    fast1075 Not a Lemming Supporter

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    The screws and nuts allow you to change/modify the weight on the arms. It affects at what RPM the lockup becomes effective, and the final clamping force. I wouldn't change them. Take them off and weigh each set to get a baseline weight. Too much weight, and you can wreck parts if, in an emergency, you need to pull the clutch in at high RPM.

    With 6 fingers, you can even stagger the weights for a broader range of operation. Softer engagement, more progressive lock up. Easier on drivetrain parts.
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  18. fast1075

    fast1075 Not a Lemming Supporter

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    The old 300 was in my opinion the best engine Ford ever made. On the clutch, the one with centrifugal assist is called "Long Style" The other two are Borg & Beck, and diaphragm.

    My cousin had a Torino. She slipped the clutch so much it toasted the springs on the factory long style clutch. The pedal would flop to the floor with the engine off. To drive it, yo u cranked it, put it in first gear, lifted the clutch pedal up and gave it gas. It would catch and take off. I have no idea how long she drove it like that. According to her, she had been driving it like that for months. Don't know if she got the clutch replaced or not.
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  19. Bt10

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    Ok I have very little knowledge of these on bikes, but does the effort rise at the lever at hi rpms?
  20. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    That clutch is .... ('k words, at least words that wouldn't get me banned failed me :) )

    Just mug some poor bastard with a second gen or later DL1000 and steal the clutch from that. Slipper clutch one way, lock up clutch the other and a lot more compact and less nasty than that centrifugal lockup ;)