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

  1. ShaneP

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    I have a steering Damper here somewhere you can have @Frankster
    I think has a clamp to suit 36mm fork but cant be sure... happy to donate it to the cause for the cost of postage :)
     
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    Is that a 1975 DT250 engine in that?
    Head look's a bit different though
     
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    Took my CBR250 for a ride with a Kwaka.
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    I woke up at the crack of dawn and decided to head for the hills, ended up at mt tambourine then headed back to yatala pies around 9am.

    was very surprised to see just 4 cars and a
    Couple of bikes in the car park...It was dead . Yatala pies is an institution in Brisbane and is usually packed

    I feel for businesses that don’t sell
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    Yes, it is a 75 DT250 with a 74 YZ250 barrel & piston on it. Do you know anyone who has a stock YZ250 pipe?

    @Andych thanks for the offer of the steering damper, but I need to fix whatever is causing the bike to head shake. The stock TS185 was capable of 75mph and I'm pretty sure it wasn't trying to throw the rider at any stage. Consensus among the local bike lads is frame/suspension geometry isn't right. I have told them Murdo used to race it without any issues, so first step is to put new tyres on it and then see what it does. If it still shakes its head, then we'll know the problem is elsewhere.
     
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    Headstock bearings, or a bend in the frame so that the alignment is out for the front wheel?
     
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    OK, so my work phone has been quiet.. I am told not to go and see customers / travel and because of a sore throat I cant go and visit my Son in Hospital so I played a little today with the Postie Bike.
    My new plastics arrived last week and the 6V bulbs turned up today so I started sorting out what does and doesnt work..
    Confused me a little at first as being 6V the lights only come on when the engine is running..
    Headlights work... tail light and brake light work, indicators and buzzer works as does the horn so all that is good.
    I need to get myself some filter oil so I can install the new Uni Filter and then I might be able to fine tune the carby.

    Next on the list is fork seals and checking the brakes plus sorting out the front wheel into the right position... the PO has the brake backing plate in a weird spot so you cant adjust the front brake... but that will be an easy fix when the front end comes off for the fork seals..
    Then it will be about cosmetics... cleaning up the paint.. seeing what has faded too much and needs re-painting (front guard and fork uppers most likely), polishing chrome... Pics will come soon.. probably end up with a new thread...
     
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    Got my 3ln3 fizzer running today , still more carb work needed , but it runs

    should they have a fuel pump ?
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    They'll run just fine without one and I suspect the only difference would potentially be the fuel level between the two options - not something I've ever measured for comparison

    Out of interest, is it running 5CT7's across the four or does it have 5CT9's in the centre two?
     
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    The BMW that I did some work on a while ago came back with the seat falling off the mounts. The seat base is fiberglass, so good for not rusting but not so good for holding the mounts with only a couple of pop rivets in each hinge, which of course have pulled out.
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    I made some plates out of some steel scraps and drilled and silver braized two 5mm screws into each one.
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    By carefully peeling back the cover, I was able to slip them in between the foam and through the holes in the base.
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    Bolted the mounts on with some Nyloc nuts, reglued the cover and is ready to ride.
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    Putting my semi basket case fzr250 back together , Water pump was shot so I found a spare one on a zeal motor , carbs have been cleaned and she is almost done

    need to sort out brake master , not much left to go then this one will be up for sale


     
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    Found the brake issue , yuk

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    Looks like snot babies - EEWWW

    FWIW - in amongst the irrigation stuff at the hardware I found a lid to a sprinkler unit which will go straight onto that brake fluid reservoir - if you've got a vacuum pump you could reverse bleed the calipers and lines and avoid any of that gunk going down through the lines
     
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    Got round to fitting the dashcam. Spliced the power into the rear brake feed under the seat, fed the wires for the screen and front camera under the tank, then through the left hand black plastic duct and up behind the dials, not the easiest route but everything is hidden away. Rear camera wire was routed up through the tail piece.
     
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    Well, I got a roadworthy on the gixxer, now to see if I can get rego on Monday... I don't have a registered bike anymore. I have some free time for a while now (thanks to covid19 shutdown), so I could work on bikes, but I also have uni, training, and a lot of cleaning up to do. I might not get to the bikes, yet.
     
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    Well today started off crappy with a few work phone calls ( normally don’t answer them on weekends) and when I finally got out to the garage it became worse.
    Just went to look at filling the Postie bike forks up with the right amount of oil so they could be set aside for refitting after the headlight ears are painted and I notice a slight oil leak from a drain plug. No big deal, just tighten it.
    Oh, that didn’t work, let’s have a look.
    Some previous bumpy has managed to take out a piece of the sealing face, either with a drill or something else and now it won’t seal.
    You can actually hear it dragging air in when you cycle the fork up and down.
    Now to try and find another fork lower grrrrrrrr

    Maybe some Metal filler will work.. cant hurt I guess... just pee's me off what people do.

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    To seal that I would put a little devcon in the cavity, wrap the bolt in gas teflon tape - only a few turns at most, test to see how many are reuired, add a washer, polish the bottom of it flat with 400 grade on glass, then wind it down to flush, not tight and wait for the devcon to set - then tighten, the gas tape will form the seal, with the flat washer over the top surface for security
     
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