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Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by kiffsta, Sep 7, 2019.
More shiny bits
Bit more assembly , but the blinker fouls on the grab rail .. aregghhhhh
longer stand off?
Doesnt the rail go above the blinker?
Mine is an aftermarket one and is a different design , I think we have solved it
Must be the work of that good lookin apprentice
It was his idea , and it worked
Today was hard on the wallet , I ponied up and bought some higgs speed gp pipes , the vid below isn’t the exact ones I am getting , but gives you an idea to the sound , scroll to 40 secs in to hear it revving.
You will tarnish the polish if you keep doing that .
Those new pipes look like they will give it more zoom - expansion chambers as opposed to whatever the old design would be classified as
Today was engine assembly day , I took boxes of parts up to my mate Jeff and he worked his magic , I have come away with a shiny new engine. New crank bearings and seals , new pistons and rings, new clutch , all new gaskets. It is pleasure to watch a master do his thing.
and this happened.... I am chomping at the bit start it, but there is loads still to do. I trying the polish the Ram air covers, but am failing so I might send them to someone else to do them properly,
tomorrow I pickup another shedload of parts from Suzuki, and will be going to an auto electrician who sells all the old vintage plugs and clips so I can try and restore my rear harness.
Just picked up some more parts from Suzuki including head bolts. , petcock rebuild parts and the rubber grommets to hold the tail light on . Really making progress now , I made a list last night of work that still needs to be done
Fit the oil lines
Rebuild the oil pump and replace the seals
Install the front sprocket and chain
Install the chain guard
Purchase and fit a front brake lever
Rebuild the rear wiring harness ( new plugs )
Fit the voltage regulator
Purchase and install a battery
Rebuild the carbs and fit to bike
Install the airbox
Get the side covers painted
Purchase side cover mounting hardware
Purchase tacho cable
Purchase speedo cable
Clean and fit sprocket cover including clutch worm drive
Purchase and fit head bolts
Polish the ram air cover and fit
Purchase and fit spark plugs
Purchase choke cable
Wire up and fit front headlight
Get locks sorted so they work with 1 key
Fit tail light and licence plate holder
Bleed front brake
Install points plate and set timing or buy electronic ignition ? Not sure yet
Buy some trans oil
Today, I can knock a few off, I bought the speedo, tacho and choke cables and a brake lever, spark plugs,
If you strike out with the auto electrician on the vintage plugs, you will probably find that they are still in production.
I suspect you already know this, but for anyone watching along you can likely get them at either RS components or Farnell, who aren't as damned expensive as they used to be.
The RS components search is much better than it used to be also.
Trying to knock over some things on my to do list, figured fitting the ram air cover would be easy .... wrong
My ram air cover was much bigger than the head , after much soul searching (over an hour) I realised that the head that came with the bike is off a much later model . I went though my spares and found the right one , then vapour blasted it and fitted it to the engine then the ram air cover went straight on.
It's a gonna go VROOM soon isn't it
Phil cleaned my carbs today so they are ready to be installed , just waiting on my throttle cable to arrive so I can set the oil pump. Still got 3-4 weeks before my pipes arrive, the wait is killing me
I'm guessing that about now you're getting tempted to start it without the pipes, and in about 10 minutes the tactical response group, armed to the teeth, would be swarming the place looking for multiple perpetrators because of reports of multiple shotgun blasts
Where is the video. it will still sound awesome, even without pipes.