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

  1. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Definitely be more valuable as a stocker/original.
    Some of the modern 'builders' have forgotten what a cafe bike is (built to go fast and handle good) and end up with something that is neither a good road bike or a 'cafe racer'.
     
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    Shop manual and parts list for the CB400F .... manual looks to be 72 and parts list 75

    https://www.2fiftycc.com/index.php?resources/categories/non-250s.62/
     
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    Fit the ventura sports rack instead of the pack rack. No need for that ugly abomination on the rear unless I'm using the bag.

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    I also re-balanced the carbs and tuned the pilots by ear with a work colleague, runs waaaaay better, the long-standing rattle is far reduced, the idle is stable, and it's no longer jerky at 3,000 rpm. It drops cleanly to idle and doesn't hang up anymore, and it starts easier when hot and cold... Looking forward to the Gunnedah drags and coming dyno runs in Tamworth
     
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    Oh and I adjusted the rear shock preload - it was one softer than standard (setting 3). Setting 4 is the standard position for a 68kg rider (with gear) according to the manual.

    Next job will be fork oil/bushings/seals.

    At some point I will actually ride the thing instead of working on it :oops:
     
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    Went for a ride. Figured the national park would be empty being new years eve and weather threatening to rain. Nearly called it quits 1km after leaving home because of a kinked fuel line. Don't know how it happened as I rode home fine yesterday.

    The bike is performing brilliantly after tuning it and adjusting the shock preload, the rider not so much. In need of a visit to the chiropractor who is off for another week, and some more riding to get back in the swing of things.

    The Lixianda TCI definitely has no rev limiter :neo: but I can't speak to it's other supposed benefits just yet. The proof, if any, will be in the dyno runs and drag times.

    Between the time I entered the national park and turned around, the HWP had setup an RBT on either side of the road at the turn off from the highway. Weren't interested in me as I was being a good boy by the time they saw me :fuckyou:

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    Wow...must be nice! I went to meet friends this morning to have breakfast, not on the bike. The temperature was -18C.
     
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    Well it looks like I have sold one of the VTR's... $1100 is OK for what it is... now to either convince the buyer to take the spare VTR for a small sum or part it out... and then get rid of the Across... I need room for the CB400 :)
    Happy New Year everyone... hope it was safe for you all...
     
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    We have the opposite, it is so hot that you sweat just standing around in the sun - and I mean sweat from the eyeballs hot and humid! Though the storms came last night and we have a reprieve; it's 6am and I am not melted already.
     
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    Thought this graffiti art was cool where I parked today, so snapped a pic :)

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    Arranged freight for my CB400F to get down here from Grafton.... I did consider driving up and back but 16 to 18 hrs driving didnt excite me and I got a good price to bring it down... should be here late next week... I hope.
     
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    Bought a black SV650 on Tuesday which needed some electrical work, turns it was a dodgy clutch perch switch , so I bought a 2nd SV650s which had been crashed into a power pole for parts yesterday. Today Phil and I swapped the cosmetics over , the end result was wellworth it.



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    I want one of these

     
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    Myself and a work mate went a rode the old pacific hwy early this morning. Needless to say we enjoyed ourselves, and the lack of police presence... the dunlop gpr300's worked better the hotter they got, after half a dozen runs in each direction they were nice and furry.

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    fitted new battery to the 2kr and bike started so other battery was dodgy.thanks murdo for assistance.
     
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    I've saved up my week to comment.
    Wednesday: drove 4 1/2 hours to pick up half of a xr200, and back again. Told it doesn't run because it was missing some wiring.
    Thursday: thought I'd look at it to see what the story is. Wiring is fine to run, healthy spark, too. Clean carby and try to start, no good. Check timing and it's out by 2 strokes. Do I mechanism off and find it's broken.
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    So I weld it, grind it and then find it doesn't fit now. Do I try to redrill it, and it breaks. How much is a replacement? $120, too much.
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    Saturday: go pick up a couple of gsx250f bikes.
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    While there, I made a comment about his car he had for sale, but had no budget to buy it. He said "in the spirit of a fire sale, you can have it." Happy birthday to me! (Literally, too) long story in getting the trailer, but 2 bikes and a car, $625.
    Sunday, tried to help a guy get his bike on the road by giving him a front tyre for a RWC. They knocked him back over the age of the tyre (not condition), which I've never known an inspector to do. So the only option I had was to lend the one off the zzr600, my only near-roadworthy bike. But you've got to get a bloke on a bike, right!
    Today: clean up the shed! You know, that thing I was supposed to be doing before any of the above!...
     
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    got the 2kr on historic rego but riding home nearly got creamed as motor cut out on a corner. happenned a few times later.has to be electrical.
     
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