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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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    Get some fittings so you can have them both running for more air.
     
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    I have thought of that.. I guess as long as both regulators are set at roughly the same pressure it wont hurt.. All I need is a Tee piece going into my hose reel..
     
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    I went riding yesterday. OK, so that's not much, but I did think about some things while riding (at boring speed limits), expensive thing! For instance, if I do 200km each week, that's 10,000km each year. My bike has just rolled over 74,000 on the clock, so in 3years it'll be over 100,000km - the magical death zone, like how you thought your grandma would die at 100 when you were a little kid. Take make it worse, I've had the bike registered less than 3 weeks and done nearly 2,500km! (Excluding the trip, that's still 1000km in 3 weeks - 17,000km/yr) So now we are thinking maintenance to keep the bike going, not just tyres, chains, sprockets and oil changes, but valve clearances, cam chains, piston rings, main bearings, big-end bearings, gearbox, wiring, radiator, hoses, intake boots and so on. Sigh. I am scared to do anything about the carbs because of effort and costs, let alone the rest. Guess I better start paying off the credit cards so I can afford a new bike, like a ninja 400, or R15, when zxr250 becomes exhausted. :'-(
     
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    Engine change for ZXR250 drag bike. Out with the C model engine and in with a recently rebuilt A model motor. Just waiting for some gaskets to finish A model engine. May need to revert to A model TCI to complete transplant.

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    Welded some 8mm alloy plates to alloy swingarm for wheelie bar mounts. Been at it for a while and put the hand piece down on the bench for a stretch/rest. Because I had been welding with high amperage to suit the thick plates (the end of the nozzle was growing red) I put the hand piece on the bench (not across my knee), not realizing there was an oily rag there. It instantly caught fire and in my panic to put the flames out dropped the hand piece on the floor breaking the still hot ceramic shroud. I grabbed the flaming rag and threw it out the door onto the concrete path and stomped out the flames. By this time I decided that I had had enough excitement for one day and shut the shed for beer o'clock.
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    Some days are. :dance2:
     
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    I was worried there might have been the bit where you said 'after stomping out the rag, I turned around to see the shed on fire...' Glad that it wasn't too serious. Though, I'm not sure how expensive that handpiece is.
     
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    The hand piece itself is quite a few dollars but the ceramic shields are cheap from China.
     
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    Ah, now I understand. Well here to hoping today is better for you.

    I won't be doing any bike work for a while, I have a heap of uni due (soon to be overdue).
     
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    Replaced the bearings in the 2.2kw electric motor for my new 2nd hand compressor.
    Ran it up and the motor is now whisper quiet but the V-twin compressor has a little noise from the main bearing.
    It’s not worth pulling it apart. I will see how it goes but I can buy a new twin cylinder 12 cfm compressor for around $110 so it would still be a cheap compressor.


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    More oil, thicker oil. :-D
     
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    AC21C17B-8984-438D-B49B-A1A311D997DF.jpeg As @ShaneP eluded to,’I picked up the twin to his zxr , the seller said the engine was low on compression on one pot, while I only had a few mins to play,’ it fired up very easily after being stored for a year
     
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    So, my brakes have been making a bit of a grinding noise, like a rock scraping the mudguard, so I decided to investigate. Think I found the problem:
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    But that's OK, I'll just use the pads from the other side, because they're frozen solid (I really squeezed the the lever and still nothing). And it explains why I couldn't one-finger brake, and had squeeze hard...
     
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    So here's 3 options I've found. None in this country.
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    I bought the Powerhouse kit. They have been in business for a while and specialise in brakes.
     
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    here is something you wont see everyday, a 1962 Cotton Telstar 250cc 2 banger owned by one of my customers

    What a cool bit of kit.

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    Nice bit of history.
    And, there is another Villiers Starmaker engine.
     
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    Yep, he changed it the Amal carb for a Mikuni , I just love the styling
     
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    Didn't work on my bike today, but went over to Motor Reg and updated my license, no more R Date for me:dance2:
     
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