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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Kirk

    Kirk Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It would be good to confirm. I'll measure with the vernier calipers tomorrow and post a pic just for future reference.
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    It could also be a A/C model difference. As usual, bitsa's will confuse the situation.

    Anyone know of differences between the A and C model heads? Can they be interchanged?

    Whatever the case is, use the correct shims for what you have.
     
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    So, thus was a few days strung together. I decided to get the vtr ready for roadworthy, registration and sell. It wasn't running right, so off with the carbies for a clean - the pilot screw is a unique screw/socket drive, so that was left alone. Did a late night Thursday assembling it, the tail fairing was in 3 pieces so I sewed it together with cable ties; I'm going for a scarface theme with a bandaid sticker for the tank, too
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    Friday morning upholstering the seat (terrible job) and at the last moment, I tried to start it. No go. No roadworthy. Yesterday I pulled the plugs out spayed lubex in the cylinders. Finally it came to life. Now to test ride. Engine and gearbox work fine, accelerates well, stopping had issues. The rear needs bleeding and the front rotor is bent - maybe @kiffsta has a rotor off a cbr? Oh well.
     
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    On a good note, I connected a battery to the ZXR and fired start away! I'll register it after I sell the vtr. My precious... Who needs a tyre, too.

    Oh, and @Andych did you try turning the key off and on again? I think they have a timer and the earth is through the CDI. But I might be wrong.
     
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    Yep... I realised there was a timer as it worked sporadically when draining the fuel... but it was getting slower and slower.. and not due to battery drain either... so another fuel pump is on the way from Motorecycle... :)

    If @kiffsta doesnt have a front rotor I do.. Let me know.
     
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    I have the 7.9mm shims in my bike & was recommended by Precision to get the 8mm shims,but i have seen both sizes in C models, not too sure about the A model shim size.
     
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    picked up some bikes for the shop today, these are for resale and not for wrecking

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    Today I put some metal flywire in front of the radiator on my new Chinese bike, and while there I thought I would adjust the horn pitch for better sound.
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    When I took it off to get at the small screw on the back that adjusts the travel of the electro magnet I found the 'Chinglish' warning.
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    So when I stopped laughing I left the big nuts alone and turned the screw 'husky'. :lolsign:
     
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    Sold it!

    The Across is gone. Good price, for a bike in need of work. Next is the vtr. Surely I couldn't sell the ZXR! There's the DR, and a couple of others, too. Waiting on parts........
     
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    some sort of allergy ?
     
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    Coolio!

    Those vtrs go well ? Don't see many in U.K.


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    Pit crewed for my son at a four hour 'pony express' event held locally. An 8.5Km course across paddocks, over big lumps, small hills, sawdust pits, lots of sharp corners and mudholes. Poor boy rode in the Ironman class and was so exhausted that when he pulled into the pits at the end I had to turn the engine off for him as he couldn't move to do it. Held the bike as he slid to the ground and lay still for about 15 minutes. Great effort as all his big talking mates went home after two hours. :D
     
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    Sold the NX650 and got the ZXR250 running again.

    Trying to decide what will be next for my daily ride. I'd really like another Street Triple but not sure if the budget will extend that far at the moment. Will have a look around and see what comes up.
     
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    Were there two riders or did your son do four hours. My god he must be made of steel.
     
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    They are the Ducati Monster copies. Not as much power as the spada, I hear they have a longer stroke so the torque is available down lower, makes for a good learner or commuter. Guess I'll find out next week. An aftermarket muffler would make it sound more Ducati, rather than cam chain/followers to let you know it's running. But then again, the DR has an aftermarket muffler and the noise can be too much after a while.
     
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    Solo in the 'Ironman' class.
     
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    Jeez, that's a huge effort. Big pat on the back for that.
     

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