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Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.
No one I know, where is it advertised? what area?
There’s three others around the place as well, all asking silly $.
Love the shed. Not just the two wheel content. Very UK style.
I too bought some racing calipers.
AP Lockheed variety. They were fitted to a Dymag wheel, between TRX850 forks, hanging from an XS1100 frame, that has been widened at the rear and had the head angle altered. Down the back was another Dymag attached to a GSX1100 swingarm, which pivoted on some special plates for a forward spindle. Empty engine cases, bored to 1197, with chain drive adapter plates, a TZ750 output shaft.
The countershaft sprocket is in a box, with the head, Webb cams, Keihin CR35 smooth bores and the forged Wiseco pistons. And new R6 fork cartridges. And the Brembo caliper for the rear. And everything else that I can't think of.
Cool purchase - for someone like me. I'd rather have one of these than an R1 (which I couldn't fold myself onto/into).
I'm not going to do the work on this. Leaving it all to experts.
the Sprint has a new front master cylinder. The fairing parts are being repaired.
the sidecar is a stuff up - I put the engine sub-chassis on and forgot that the exhausts go on first (and there is exactly the reason why the XS is being done by experts)
the gardening is done too (at least until next time)
the floors are vacuumed (same same).
Had to get a pink slip for the KLX. All good, except the front brake light switch was on the fritz. A DR650 one bolted right on, which I had spare, and all done. Nissin parts compatibility, who'd a thought?
The gear lever really needed to be between splines, so sorted that too.
Blew off the old grips with some compressed air.
Added some heat shrink tube to the LHS for insulation.
Added the heat pads.
Put the grips back on.
Said 'abbracadabra' a few times to the wiring and waved the magic soldering iron.
And the new heated grips, GPS mount and a voltmeter/clock all came alive
Woo Hoo, now that's that a Big Ass Adventure Bike Lift in the background.
Not much it won't lift
As things are at the moment the guzzi is the best investment I've made.
Cleaned around the front sprocket of the new to me V-Strom.
Fair bit of "grinding paste" in there and the drain holes under the clutch pushrod were blocked with it. I reckon this area doesn't get cleaned often enough because there is a bit of mucking around to get in there and removing the clutch cylinder may worry some.
How bad it gets depends on what chain lube you use. I like Wurths HSS2000, rarely notice any fling off on the rear wheel.
Sounds like a cool project for sure. I have a set of Dymags for my 86 GSXR1100, and have been searching for a set of Spondon calipers for it.
I have a 78 GS1000 that I have a set of EPM wheels, Kosman 13 inch rotors and the old skool twin piston AP Lockheed's....another project.
Still in the shed, re-assembling the sidecar.
If you need to see photos of it, have a look at the original building thread. It's still around somewhere.
Yep, the headers have gone in, after taking the sidecar again and removing both sub-chassis. And they are back on.
Started on the various bits. Headlight & tail light assemblies on, wiring is getting there.
Cleaned the carbs bit, broke the balancing stubs off each cap while removing the bowls with the aid of an impact driver. Those phillips head bolts have been swapped to cap head. Spent some time cutting M5x16 bolts down to M5x12 bolts.
Carbs, battery box & airbox should go on tomorrow. Or at least by the end of the week.
I uncovered the front tyre I forgot I had bought in advance of discovering the frame fractures, maybe 15 months ago. Happy I didn't shell out for another one.
When that goes on I can finish the front end.
Waiting for the front suspension to be re-built and returned.
No rush. It'll get done.
Having sold my FE650 I decide to get my old '98 FE501 running again. It was going a few years ago, got parked, and not run since. Its got over 800 hrs on it, so done some work, and apart from new valve seats in the first year, only been subject to routine maintenance since. Except for a stator and new carb, an FCR off a WR400. For reasons I never understood cold starting was challenging, and only thing the original Dellorto was any good at, so I decided to fit a new later carb, an FCR MX off a WR450. I detailed the carb, put in some base jetting and a needle that should be OK and lathed up a bellmouth. I had to get some new cables because the carb uses a different opening cable fitting than any others I had.
Put in a fresh plug and fuel and kicked and kicked. Then pushed it up the driveway and tried bump starting back down, and still no go. Pulled the plug and checked for spark, which appears healthy. Got fuel, spark and compression, so should go. Next to check is the woodruff key on the rotor, then I'm not sure.
Once operational, I can do the odd lap around my block, and maybe do some more tidying up of the old girl.
I wasn't sure if the tank would fit over the new carb, so hacked up a block of wood to check. The FCR MX is a bulkier carb than what was on it.
Hopefully it'll make the right noises over the weekend.
Fantastic, I look forward to retirement some time in the future and having the time to do all those things that get pushed to the back of the shed for another time.
Instead of shed time or riding today, I'm fine tuning a 20 page submission to Council on their crap groundwork and consultation for their/our new LEP. Then I somehow got coopted into the community component of their rates harmonisation project, all crap following the amalgamation of 3 Councils. 'Someone' has to hold them to account!
Good on ya, and thank you for putting up your time, expertise and background experience for the good of the community, hats off to you.
Geez Donks, I'm having flashbacks.
Good luck with that.
You must be able to speak 'bureaucrat'.
I'll admit, stuff is usually 'SEP'.
Had a day off yesterday helping a mate moving stuff up in Cbr, utes have uses.
Been interviewed by the local paper this morning and had feedback on 1st draft from the coalition of community groups that I coordinate, or try to, so now working today on draft 2/3. Got to be finished by Mon am 1st thing.
I must be a sucker for pain and punishment, or visa versa, arrggghhhhhhh!!
Go easy , not to many truth bombs ..!
Or you may find yourself holed up in the Numerella sub branch of the Ecuadorian embassy ..
Like old mate Asange ..
At lest u may get a visit or two from Pamela Anderson.
Today I went full pumpkin in Brisbane, then began my trip home to Hobart, first night in Toowoomba.