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

  1. Frankster

    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Spent the last couple of days overhauling ZXR250A engine for Salt Bike. Just waiting on gasket set and carb refurb kit to finish build and run engine.

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    Where did you get the engine gasket set from? Genuine or aftermarket?
     
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    I haven't got (received) it yet, but from https://greyimportspares.com/collections/kawasaki-parts

    They have all the gaskets to rebuild an engine, just not as a "pack", so you have to buy them individually. Carb kit from Blair.
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Virgo 1100 is now a runner , Phil and I bled the brakes and I managed a quick spin around the shed complex , not my cup of tea , but rides pretty well
     
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    weld up the rear, rip of all the crap and throw on a springer front end...ya have a cool parts runner pub crawler ;D
     
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    Clean it up and sell it quick before that starter sh*ts itself (a known problem with 1100 Virago's).
     
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    I registered the triumph today, I am so going to loose my licence on this bike
     
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    You know how cops will sit on your arse waiting for some reason to pull you over and give you a ticket? That used to drive me nuts so I used to pull over immediately and march up to their door with license and reg in hand and ask them what they want.
     
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    funnily enough, I haven’t had too many run ins with johnny law , my bike is stock and I tend to obey the rules so I should be okay
     
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    The cops won't hound you in QLD, you have to give them a very good reason to pull you over. The real issue is snapcash (speed cameras). Watch out for redlight cameras that double as speed cameras; they see the rear number plate. You'll have a sore wrist from trying close the throttle all the time to keep it under the speed limit.
     
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    I've got a mate that comments on facebook posts about Thai drivers and dashcam footage - it's just atrcious, when the people aren't deliberately hitting motorcyclists or pedestrians or dogs they just do u-turns or cross 3 lanes without looking
    It's almost as bad as Sydney
     
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    Defensive driving takes on a whole new meaning here. I've seen two dead people, been deliberately run off the road, avoided a flying mattress, and ran over a dog (without crashing) all on my mighty step-through. My greatest fear is the hit from behind.


    The brakes did not fail. Thais use this excuse all the time.
     
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    Yep I've seen so much stuff like that - they're just lethal imbeciles behind the wheel - the "brakes failed" untruth ain't gonna work, you could hear the squeal from the skid - they're just so oblivious
     
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    OK.. so did a bit today.. played with the blasting cabinet and came to the conclusion that my little 6 CFM Direct drive compressor isnt up to the task.. but it did OK considering.. a couple of pics below.
    I did pick up a 12 CFM V twin 2.2kW SIP compressor from eBay.. the seller said it was noisy.. and boy he wasnt wrong.. he also said he had checked the bearings in the motor and they were fine.. no idea what he checked them with but they are stuffed.. noisy and lumpy as well .. as you will hear in the video..


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    You can see that the blaster is reasonably gentle.. one pic shows how the rear caliper bracket was before and then during.. it will be better with more Air to the gun.
    The last pic is the bearing from my front forks.. seems like there isnt a lot of the nice bearing material left.. Time to look for new bearings so the tubes dont get marked up..
     
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    The video of the compressor motor, the top bearing sound's like it has good compression, haha
    As i said before, my 17cfm @150psi compressor just keep's up with my bead blasting cabinet.
    It put's out a constant 85psi, unless i stop blasting for a bit
     
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    Until I bought a 17cfm twin cylinder unit I used to hook both my 9cfm and the toy 3cfm compressors together pumping into a house size old gas bottle to give a reservoir of air so that the pressure would hold longer when blasting.
     
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    I knew my existing one probably wouldnt do very much.. hence the purchase of the belt drive unit.. Hopefully it will do a better job.. than the direct drive one.. plus it has much more storage in the 50 litre tank than the 20 in my other unit..
     
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    Get some fittings so you can have them both running for more air.
     

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