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

  1. 2valve

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    Cant help with the sizes info sorry. But i'f the shop didn't let you try the helmet on for correct fitment , i'd go somewhere else. When i bought my Shoei i tried on several sizes to get the fitment correct to suit my boofhead. They have to fit correctly !.MCA in Parramatta had a huge variety when i was last there , but that's been a while though.
     
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    Only problem is I wont be buying from the MCA local store... there is a Qld mob called Easy-R who have what I want in my size (supposedly) for $383 down from retail of $649 so its a good deal... as long as it fits...lol
     
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    I thought for sure you'd comment on this one...she's a beaut...right? Nothing remotely Gay going on here...not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    The difference between a 1974 750SS and the bike that won the Imola 200 is about as close to nothing as has ever occurred in the history of motorcycles. As Paul Smart said 'This is a road bike'. Just wander down to your Ducati dealer and pick up the the factory race kit that is shown in your owner's hand book. Quasi retro-replica thingamabobs don't do it for me.
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    For a belt drive engine like the one in the show I would go for a TT1 replica.
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    in regard to helmet go and try one on- you are under no obligation to buy- they may even price match.- i can do a nitro helmet cheaper!!!
     
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    been to tamworth and back- one bike up and one home. david silver spares has sent my bits except for one muffler that is out of stock.
     
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    Not my bike, but at work today I have been working on a 1968 BMW R60/5. The problem was valve train noise.

    After on line investigation and confirmed by checking the end float of the rockers, I had found the problem.

    Right side rocker was fine after adjusting end float and clearances again... the right hand side one just would not hold its position. When fitting the rocker and torquing it up, the blocks would spread apart and the end float goes way out over spec again.

    Ended up having to clamp it in position/spec with a big metal g-clamp and then torque it up and do clearances - but it is much quieter now.

    Next job - tuning. The old bings have been replaced by the owner with some modern mikuni slide carbs. So far the plugs are black.
     
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    The end float on the rockers (ex police 1977 R100RT) had me puzzled for a long time until I worked what was happening.
     
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    I have a question guys . what mileage have you guys gotten from your zxr 250 before it craps itself? . also has anyone tried to use C rings in an A engine by filing them down the extra millimetre? . i am in the process of installing my ahl rings in the coming days
     
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    Don't care how good you are with a file but you would never be able to get then to seal properly and possible cause a lot of damage to the bores. The AHL ring will be fine if you go careful when fitting them.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's not how rings work. Stick with the right (48mm) rings. Even if they aren't Japanese, they're still your best bet as Murdo said.
     
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    I have a number of things I am waiting on for the SRX including the head, some machined parts, seat and the weather to warm up more so I can paint... so once I have the wheels on it will come off the stand and the CB400 will go up... not for a restoration though... I have been looking for a bike to use when I get my Learners (should never have let the bike license lapse) and after having a real good look at the 400 I think I can clean her up well enough to get her running and on Historic rego. It will be a good bike to get back into it with.. so look out for some progress soon on the mighty 1975 CB400F
     
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    Agree 100%... every possibility some or all would break on the first heat cycle... and that would really pi$$ you off.
     
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    Picked up a pair of 80’s ts185’s , 85 and
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    Poured some fresh fuel in and she started straight up

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    You'd have to take over 3mm off for circumference with 1mm bore. For a slow-running, low-power motor of large enough bore, you could do it at a pinch, but this is none of those. Take it out to 49mm (can you swap barrels and pistons for a C model?), Or find other 48mm piston rings to fit if you're really worried about the AHL rings.
     
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    I have been looking around for decent Inner Tubes for the CB400F and they are a difficult size to find.
    Tyres are set as 90/90-18 Front and 100/90-18 Rear will do nicely.. now just to find the inner tubes and rim tape.
    I was going to use Avon tyres but the Pirelli City Demons look to be a good match....
     
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    I like the Avon road runners I have on my 500. They work good wet or dry and have good feed back to the rider.
     
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    Been checking over my son's latest acquisition, a SWM Gran Turismo 440.
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    10 months old, 8,000Km and been looked after very well. Is a cracking little bike to ride, great brakes, good suspension and holds a line in corners really well, torquey engine and great on fuel.
     
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    Unfortunately you can't swap cylinder as far as I am aware as the strokes are different . Thanks for the input about the piston rings too I'm still learning about all this

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    @Frankster @Murdo thanks again guys for the help I appreciate it


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