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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.
she is alive
Finally washed off all the dirt and crap from my Maico from the weekend at North Star. Now just have to weld up the broken barkbuster and do a service and will be ready for the next outing.
Vid to give an idea what its about.
Looked like it was a lot of fun.... good vid as well...
"jimv50, post: 104474, member: 7415"]got the wheels back this afternoon, poxy Michelin M38 front tyre is 'the right size' 3.50 x 18, but bloody tyre is a good bit taller.'
Correct size is of course 3.00 x 18, it came to me at 6.30 this morning....luckily I know a man who knows a man who has the right tyre and I know a man who'll fit it on the rim properly and then I can put it on the bike and make some progress at last
Rummaged through all my various boxes of parts till I found my original SRX Carbies and the reworked inlet manifolds...
I then hooked up the ignition barrel and all the various connections the PO had disconnected and then realised I didnt have some of the fuel line I needed and more importantly fuel...
So I connected the battery and turned it over a few times... no drama there... cranked it again with my hand on the inlet and nearly sucked my hand in... which is good.
So off to Supercheap early in the morning for some fuel line and get some fuel on the way back... hopefully I will see if this SRX has life tomorrow...
I went to start the DR to chase feral cows (yes, a bike that has a practical use), but it wouldn't start. The throttle cables were seized, so I thought it would be easier to finish the other DR (I have 3 and a half of them, don't you judge me) but it had no fuel tap and the other tank is different so the tap wouldn't fit, so back to swapping the cables (and tube assembly). It works better now, even though the cables were different. I'm going to need new ones, for the other bike. I had 3 other bikes to work on that I didn't even get to look at. I hate Saturdays, so full of disappointments and frustrations.
So.. time to see if the latest addition to the SRX250 family will run
I jury rigged the old coolant overflow bottle from the FZR into a testing fuel tank... then replaced a small hose from the float bowl to the main jet on the secondary carby, had a quick look inside my original carbies while I was at it and it looked horrid.. dirt scum etc but all I wanted to do was see if it would run...
Hooked it all up.. connected the battery from the Across.... wound it over a bit with no fuel and then released the sophisticated fuel tap (vice grips) and turned it over....
And to my great surprise... it fired immediately... and proceeded to quickly rev to the redline...
Shut it down... wound out the idle screw and tried again... started with no choke... idles very nicely... hesitant to rev but that is to be expected having seen what is in the float bowl...
I am very impressed... this thing apparently has not run for 3 to 4 years.. and it fires and idles first go...
Now I can start pulling it all down.. with most of it going to a new home in Glen Innes... eventually.
I will upload a video later on.. now to disassemble all my handiwork..
So lets see if the video transfers...
Not having an air filter wouldn't help the revving either
Started Scarlet and confirmed a flooding issue with her carb.
Swapped the handlebar on Sylvie for less badly bent one and re-glued the left heated grip on with J B Weld.
So .. last night I put in new seals and piston kit for front brake top master Cylinder and today my old Rs gets some new tyres ... been waiting so long for these Dunlop D404's front and back ... gotta be better than the originals on her so that's it for me
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I decided to drain all the old fuel from the Across and fire it up so I can then start putting it back together so I can sell it...
There was a bit of an issue with the fuel pump running intermittently while draining the fuel... and then nothing... fuel ppump will not run at all... grrrrr
Grab the test lamp... yep power from the relay to the pump but it is a no go... I am really starting to dislike this Across...
Now to figure if I buy a fuel pump and sell it or just sell it as is and cut my losses...
Failed to track down some valve shims for the ZXR today. Everyone has the 7.48mm kits but no one has the weird 7.9 or 8mm that the ZXR uses. Have put in an order with http://www.precisionshims.com.au/
ZXR should use 7.48mm shims. At least, mine did.
Submerge the fuel pick up end in your ultrasonic cleaner and try vibrating the crap out of it ?
Or reverse flushing it
The 7.48mm will fit but they are about 0.5mm smaller and move around a bit. Not sure if this will cause any issues?
I can't say I experienced that, and my bike has been running fine. Strange!
See this thread-
Precision shim's sell's the 8mm shim's, but they measure 7.95mm o/d
Seems everyone just uses the 7.48mm? I'll see what the quote from precision shims come back as and that may be the decider. Unfortunately no motorbike shops open in Toowoomba on Sunday so won't be getting shims tomorrow anyway.
When I did my clearances at work, I measured the existing shims at 7.48mm, so that's what I replaced them with. They fit fine and weren't loose. Half a mm on either side would make them a loose fit.
With the riding I do, I should have dropped a valve by now if the shims were the wrong size.
My best guess is that for some reason, the shim diameter was changed at some point. Maybe the Malaysian models use 7.48mm and the Japanese ones are different.
Another 250cc grey import mystery...