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

  1. Linkin

    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    Work had a 2002 VFR800i traded in that had over $2500 of work done on it inc new stator, wiring repairs and a major service. A bit cosmetically challenged but otherwise in good nick, has bar risers, heated grips and givi top box included. Only had 2 owners, 64,000km and has all service history.

    Salesman was going to flog it to wholesalers as it isn't pretty, but asked if anyone in workshop wanted it, price was $1500 with nearly a full years rego. A true bargain, so risky and I have snagged it. Will see it on the November ride. No pics as I had to get back to work but will see if I can find some.
     
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    goes hard-good buy.
     
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    You been feeding it 'blue pills' already??? :p
     
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    risky Megelli King Premium Member Contributing Member

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    bit hard on the wrists, hammers hard and an outstanding pick up.have to soften the rear suspension ie needs a pillow under the backside.
     
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    You will need a rod (needle) with a larger 1st number if you don't run a power jet.
    Lectrons originally used Mikuni VM22-210 pilot jets as power jets.
    I have seen a few Lectrons with Mikuni power jet kit fitted.
    I would just drill and tap the boss on the Lectron and fit a Lectron adjustable power jet as I have done in the past.
    But the Mikuni kit will work fine and you already have it. You will have to machine (or file) the boss off so it mount low enough. Or mount it at an angle.

    The choice of whether to power jet or not is do you want to hold the throttle on full for a while.
    You can get the full on more accurate with a power jet and you can snap the throttle on harder at lower revs.

    But you can try without the power jet first to see how you like it. Get a 6-2 rod and do a full throttle plug chop to make sure it is not too lean. Or power jet it with a 5-2 rod.
     
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    Not exactly on the bike but I have purchased some more items for the SRX... again from Japan but using a different service than Jauce this time... just to see what the differences are..
    I am using ZenMarket and so far it is a much nicer (easier to read and navigate) screen and it shows the prices in A$ so it gives you a ready rekoner...
    Fees are slightly less than Jauce... so it will be interesting... you are also able to time Sniper bids... something you cant do on Jauce.. you still end up with the Local freight charges and 8% tax etc but that is just part of buying from Japan....
     
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    Today I looked at my race bikes looking neglected having not moved for the last 6 months....then I looked at the new projects that were in the shed. Then I thought about the renovations at home that were underway and decided to have a few glasses of red. Therefore not much was achieved.....
     
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    I think I've done much the same for the past week, or months, except for the wine.
     
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    Not sure you can say it is what I have done to my bike, more like what I made everyone else do...
    Yesterday I was looking at Gumtree and were going to post on this site, but I saw a marauder 250 for $400, not running. So I said I'd buy it, pay and have it collected today. There's a whole other story about the bloke I bought it from, he had a bad week, poor guy. So, the bike is some 600km away and not running; how do I collect it. I hit up a couple of transport options, including local bike shop for a pick and store until I collect it. At a cost more than I wanted to pay (beggars can't be choosers, not that dear, I'm just a cheapskate) I arranged with Apex towing to pick it up. But he was worried he would be too late, so he arranged another guy (R.J. motorcycle towing support and services, I believe it is) for the same price only earlier. Meanwhile, I twisted @Phil arm to have it delivered to MotoREcycle - many thanks to Phil and @kiffsta (Chris doesn't know he's helping me, yet..). Now to work out what to do with thing.:headbang: Another bike I shouldn't have bought. IMG_20170929_164944_01.jpg
     
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    Got quoted on a new stator for the ZXR. $377 AUD from Japan. That is a bit more than I want to spend.

    From Kawasaki Australia?

    "You're bike isn't real, part number doesn't exist"

    :headbang:
     
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    They might have to use the old microfiche system to find them! :-D I've ordered and gotten quotes for them before, try a different dealer, though they may have stop supplying parts for them since then.
     
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    removed the remaining 3 valves from friends cb350. parts have left the usa and on way.
     
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    Spent the weekend at a mates' place 2.5 hour's away riding my bike's, took the IT200, XT250 and 190 Pitbike
    Feeling a bit sore today, all bike's ran flawlessly


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    the vfr800 is now registered in my name. got a toll notice for riding it in sydney?has not been registered in 12 months so had a gentle go at them like- riding an unregistered bike? harassment, invasion of privacy, fraud and if i get another notice when i am not in sydney the solicitors bill you pay will be far more than any toll.their number plate recognition software is not up to it.
     
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    Probably picked it up while the bike was on the trailer. Any excuse to send a 'pay or else' letter.
     
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    nah- was for a megelli that has been out of rego for over 12 months.
     
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    Had a bit of time to play around with the KR1 I picked up recently.
    Did a rough carb clean, threw some fresh motor oil in, cleaned the pugs and whacked a bit of 2T oil down the plug holes. Charged the battery and sprayed start you bastard on everything. Mixed up some 30:1 premix and primed it.
    Did not expect much.
    Hit the kick starter...and it fired first go!
    Ran fine no bad noises or issues.
    Shut it down and had a drink.
    Will flush everything out and replace plugs etc and take for run down the road sometime next week.
    Will have a crack at one of the KR250's tomorrow if I get time.
    Pretty stoked that it ran fine....can't wait to sort it out and head to the track!
     
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    Picked up another CBX250 for a reasonable price. Bonus it was just down the road.
    Needs a fork seal and new tyres and it should be on the road.

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    Tried pushing out a dent from a Honda tank with a sphygmomanometer (the thing they put around your arm when taking blood perssure) but it was just not up to the job.
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    I cut the bottom out of the tank with the plasma cutter and with a range of ugly bits of metal and a rosewood mallet made it look like it used to.
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    Welded the bottom back in and will seal the inside tomorrow with a KBS sealer kit.
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    May just need a thin wipe of filler to fill any hammer marks and will be ready for paint.
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    assembled a child electric ride in car. the chinglish left a sense of wonder-instead of saying fit a bush supplied it said -fit condom.lol.
     
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