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Pinned So what have you done to your bike today?

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

  1. jimv50

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    put a new engine into the zxr while i look for c cylinders and associated parts (i put an a in) i think it needs to be balanced tomorrow and take it from there and one coil is weak as two pipes are boiling hot and the others are luke warm so i need a replacement for that i guess
    also put a new valve into the front wheel it was all torn up
     
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    Look what sneaked out of the other Garage today

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    She had a heavy wash down and might just end up on the lift tomorrow while the SRX takes a break waiting for a few items.


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    anyone have any ideas for this, i balanced my carbs but the bike still needs east start and will 'idle' at about 5 grand its not an air leak as far as i can see ive checked for it could it be mixture or what i am stumped
     
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    Richen up the idle mixture screws (turn anti clockwise/screw out) by half a turn (or more) and see if that makes any difference.
     
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    As @Murdo said they might need to be richened, i noticed when syncing my carbs i needed to readjust all the mixtures again
     
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    Got to do a bit on the CB400 today.. pulled out the battery box / Air filter s o I can bead blast it and paint it.. I will clean up the back of the frame and hit it with some paint as well..
    I also looked at the headers with a view to repairing them but I fear they may well be past it... A big hole in #2 pipe near the head has been welded before but I can Mig that up.. some other pin holes in #4 pipe at the same place but the killer is where #4 pipe bends down the bottom has been crushed and ground almost paper thin and that really isnt repairable....
    Oh I could cut and shut some stainless into that spot but it wouldnt look real good.
    Looks like it will be a Delkevic system for it unless I can find a good, reasonably priced original system...
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    And when I went to put her back under wraps for the night I found this nasty little beast... it was nearly 30mm long but has since become DEAD.
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    That's one of the problems with the double walled original pipes.
    Seem to be a few about but most very $$$.
     
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    Wind out the idle adjustment, too.
     
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    Ok, looks like my plans to get the CB400 back on the road reasonably quickly.
    While I took the rear sprocket cover off so I could get the starter motor cable off to replace it I had a look at what needed to be done on the frame where a poor welding job on the side stand area. It didn’t look too bad and was able to be done as it sat, UNTIL..........
    I felt right underneath and behind and was horrified to find a reasonable part of the frame missing.
    Not impossible to repair but it means Engine out and some reasonable surgery to get it back to where I am comfortable riding it.
    So....if it is engine out then the frame will be blasted and powder coated so certainly not a quick fix.
    Plan B.... try and pull stuff on the SRX forward and finish it off quicker.
    It is hard to see from the pics as I had to use a mirror but it looks like the Patch they used wasn’t big enough so they just left it open.

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    This is from the front

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    You have to laugh. I always wonder what the numpties that do that sort of rubbish think when they stop to admire their handiwork.
     
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    Yep, it won’t be too difficult a repair once the frame is stripped and I can get to it.
    It just made me change plans on the run.


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    Can you cut off the 'birdsh*t' and weld to a piece of tubing cut to fit around the frame, then weld the tube to the frame. Would make a 'factory' looking repair and be easy enough to weld with engine in place.
     
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    Not sure I can get the tip into the back of the frame with the engine in place... maybe with the TIG but certainly not with the MIG. There was barely enough room for the mirror, I couldnt get my phone in there to get a pic and it will be a much better job if the engine is out.
    The intention was to always, eventually, have the frame blasted and Powder coated anyway.. so it just means I wait a little longer to get to it.
     
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    Got the wheels and the calipers back from water blasting, wheels headed to powder coat, calipers painted myself with VHT. Struggled to find anything that was't read or gold!

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    I have found myself a frame that has been butchered for use as a race bike but both bottom rails are really good so next time I am in Dubbo I will pick it up... all for $60. Plan will probably be to have some sleeves machined up to fit inside the rail at both ends.....plug weld them and then run a nice bead right around...well that is the plan in my head right now.
     
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    Nice. I'm a fan of heavy flake and pearls.

    You might also want to check out the House of Kolor ice pearl range. Comes in a variety of shades and is just added to the clear coat. Here's a shot of a bike I sprayed a few years ago with violet pearl over black basecoat.
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    Tinted clear coats sound dangerous: light and dark spots depending upon how thick you spray. Too tricky for me.
     
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    That is why I like the DNA range of Candy Basecoats.. you spray a groundcoat (Pure Black in this case), then 3 coats of the Candy Basecoat colour and then layer up your clear...Also makes it easier to repair and match if needed.
     

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