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

  1. Andych

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    Looking really sharp now.. what colour is the tank etc... it is a little hard to tell in that pic if it is silver or a pearl white... either way it looks great.
     
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    Thx its a Nissan silver with a lot of fine metal flake added...
     
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    I had 3 of my bikes out of the garage yesterday (Sunday), to start them up and run for a bit with new 95 fuel...
    Both VTR250's started ok... the one with the open exhaust startled a few local dogs when I gave it a few revs.. lol. My closest neighbour asked me later if I had bought a Harley as he didnt think my "little" bikes would make so much noise :)
    The problem child was the Across... it would start but then appear to run out of fuel... so I am guessing some gunk has gone through and I have a blocked jet... Grrr I just want to get it running so I can reassemble all the minor bits... paint the fairings and advertise it... I will pull the carbies again and check the jets etc... and install a filter in the line.
     
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    I was given a couple of mc22's from a guy in mount isa , he had 2 buggered engines and just wanted them to go someone who would use them rather than take them to the dump.

    @ShaneP arranged to get them from mount isa to rocky and then brought them down to me on Tuesday.

    I had a good look at everything in the boxes and there was a nice 1996 roller frame and a full set of tri colour Panels so I thought bugger this, I need to get this one the road. I had a spare 40hp Engine so this morning we put it on the bench and set about rebuilding it.

    She is now a runner which is awesome, not bad for a days work.

    Kudos for @ShaneP for bringing them down

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    Lots more to do like bleeding the brakes, cleaning out the tank but she is 90% done , but I will leave it with Phil as my wife I are off to Europe tomorrow for our 20th wedding anniversary , see you all in 2.5 weeks

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    Excellent work, it would have taken me months to get that far...

    Enjoy the trip, and happy anniversary!
     
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    Enjoy the trip... going to any special places... bike related I mean... :)
     
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    I wish , but this was all about where my good wife wanted to go , I figure if she can put up with me for 20 Years then she can go where ever she wants.

    I did offer to rent a bike in canne and ride up to Monte Carlo and she is thinking about it , watch this space
     
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    This would be terrific. Hope she says yes!
     
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    Not going to Aragon?? Nice bike, can I have it?


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    Did some work this morning on the cbr, the chain and sprockets were replaced with new ones ,And I swapped out the rear tyre with a spare that I had in the shed. Almost ready :)

    Ran out of time
     
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    got the engine out of the cb350k4 and removed head. valve stem broke just below collets. result- broken valve stem, bent into a long s shape, bottom of guide broken, piston marked, carby diaphram torn.yet to check bore.minimum needed is valve and guide with collets and new piston.thinking of max overbore and new valve spreings as well- and arranged to buy a vfr800.
     
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    Pulled the IT200 out the shed today, last time i had it running was almost 2 year's ago now.
    It was dripping spoodge out the front of the head last time i had it started so i took the fuel bowl off today and dropped the pilot jet back to a 55, it had been running a 60.
    Mixed a a litre iof 32/1 and gave it a kick, it fired and idled first go
    I'm going out riding next weekend with friend's, with my IT, XT and a couple of pit bike's, my lad is taking his KTM50 and PW60 too, should be a lot of fun !
     
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    Installed fuel filter, new grips and fitted the ā€˜Vā€™ shaped part that joins the lower cowlings. Oiled the clutch cable and greased the chain.


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    See what size needle jet it has. David's had a Q0 which was too big. Dropped it to P6 and it is much more responsive.
     
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    Yeah thank's @mboddy , will do, the P6 needle sound's familiar

    It was pretty much standard when i bought it year's ago, had done under 10,000km's since new, only aftermarket part was a HPF silencer
    Had low compression, the piston and cylinder were both worn, i went 2nd o/s on the bore and fitted a new Wossner piston and ring's.
    I replaced the air filter with a UniFilter, the steel reed 's were slightly warped so i used some Carbon Fibre replacement's.
    My machinst suggested i should up the jetting whilst running it in, so i went with a 60 pilot and a 340 main jet.
    Close on the end of the second tank it locked up on me slowing for a sharp corner, started again easy so i took it back to the workshop and found the spark plug had been running lean still, so upped the main jet to a 350

    I have a Lectron 34mm here too for it, but just need a needle to suit the 200
     
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    Oh yeah i forgot to mention i fitted the nos chain guide's and a new chain today as well

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    My IT200 has a 36mm Lectron Powerjet carby. I works much better than the original Mikuni.
    What size rod (needle) do you need? My guess would be 6-1. Is your Lectron a Powerjet?
     
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    @mboddy ,
    I just got the Lectron carb out, it's actually a 36mm, but it's a non PowerJet
    I was trying to buy a couple of 34mm Lectron's from a guy ion South Africa a few year's ago so must have got confused

    On this carb, one of the float pin tower's had been broken off and welded back on crooked at some stage and look's a little daggy, but it should work still, the float tang's are bent to make them rise evenly, i have a spare fuel bowl for it as well.
    The Lectron came without a needle, i was told i can ring Ballistic Performance Parts in Melbourne and they should be able to help me out and advise what needle to run and give me a rough base line setting for the needle height etc
    Think i need to get the needle adjuster too but am not sure ?
    Cheer's, Craig

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    36mm excellent! That will be perfect.
    The boss for the powerjet is there so you can drill and tap it to fit the powerjet.
    I have done that. Epoxy a small tube into the float bowl to feed it.
    The needle adjuster is still in the slide but it is for the old type needles.
    The grub screw for it may be missing.
    I'll have a look at what rod (needle) I am using. I am using the DG pipe.
     
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    I have a Mikuni Power Jet kit here that i could probably use, was thinking about fitting it to the VM34SS
    Then again it may end up too tall
    Would i need a different needle to you if i don't run a power jet ?
    The Mikuni kit you just use a main jet 10% - 20% smaller than the original depending on which jet you run in the PJ nozzle
    I should have a grub screw here

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