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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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    Took the bike out for a run to get some fresh air and was spotted by the wife out walking with the next door neighbour.
    She knew it was me as " recognised the red and white and it was really noisy", now looking to get a SV1000S.
     
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    Started pulling the CBR carbies apart; they're purple inside..
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    And pulled all the power valve parts out of the KX cylinder - going to need to tidy up some of parts where forces was required.. it's been soaking in petrol to clean up the sooty, carboned KIPS chambers and all the exhaust areas. These bikes are not suited to Ag/trail bike riding slowly! WOT!!
     
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    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have been on the lookout for a Honda SL125 for a while now but they are pretty much impossible to find or they are a small fortune... but one popped up today at a reasonable price...Apparently somebody else is having a look at it so I might miss out but... hoping it might work out OK.
    Only real issue is some numpty has decided to try and convert it to a Bobber and stuck a different front end on it.. looks like a 17" front wheel with disc brake (should be 21" with a tiny drum), no airbox and a stupid pod but... I think it can be fixed up if I can get it... might have to sell off the Postie but I would definitely prefer the SL125... we will see I guess.
     
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    Oigy Owner of many bikes, keeper of few :( Premium Member

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    I had a SL100 for a while, absolutely flogged the daylights out of it and it kept coming back for more. Ended up boring it out to 125, hand reamed the little end out to fit the bigger gudgeon pin (Ok, that was a bit dodgy, but hey, I was young then and knew everything :) ) It then enabled me to go up monster hills that bogged it down before, even with a purpose made 60 tooth sprocket on the back. With that gearing, I used to ride it flat out for about 10klms along the tar to get to the riding area, and after mucking about the steep hill, ride it back at the same pace. Always came back for more. I decided they must be indestructible then. A mate had the SL125 and it was much the same, but I don't think it was treated quite as badly as mine. It was my first dirt bike, had only ridden road bikes before that :)
     
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    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yep, I had an SL100 at first as well.
    Unfortunately I didn’t get this SL125 so I will just have to keep looking.


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    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Managed to get a little bit done on the Postie bike today as well... although 1 step forward... 2 steps back.
    Dropped one of the fork legs off to bolt up the front guard after repairs and paint..that all went well... then decided I was going to tackle the carby.. came off easy enough although I really dont like the idea of the petcock being on the carby.
    Opened it up to see how bad it was and I noticed somebody had been there before me... chewed up screws etc.
    then when I got inside... I found out why I couldnt get the mixture right... the tip of the adjustment screw is broken off inside the carby.. jets are totally munted to the point I didnt even bother trying to do any more...
    Brand new "performance" carby on order... with new plug and after market CDI. $79 all up for the lot.. why would I even bother faffing around with this carby.

    At least it is looking the part now.
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    Jim's bike is incredible , his parts bill nearly gave me a heart attack and I wasn't even paying.
     
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    Current MC22 project bike hasn't sold yet, so with no other rideable bikes and some spare time, I got a RWC and registered it on Monday. Took it for a shakedown over Mt Nebo / Glorious on Tuesday. Started feeling a bit boggy on the way up, and ended up dying a handful of times, only to restart 5 mins later. Eventually worked out that stirred up crud in the bottom of the tank was the culprit, resulting in a blocked fuel filter, so took the opportunity at the picnic facilities at the bottom of Mt Glorious to pull off the tank and do a reverse flush of the filter so I could get home. :mad: Also confirmed that the straight though aftermarket exhaust currently fitted is obnoxiously loud (for myself and no doubt anyone else within half a km), so will be replacing with a stock pipe for the foreseeable future. Other than that, having not ridden an MC22 over the mountain for years, I was pleased to experience how fun they still are despite the lack of power and basic suspension.

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    Just to add to my experience (before I forget what to do) I am helping a friend with his latest Evilbay purchase. Sadly he didn't do his research and has bought a bit of a bitza but it will be okay when I fix/adjust a few things.
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  11. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    60’s Vespas are worth a pretty penny now , fun to work on until You need that special Vespa tool
     
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    What's the special tool?
     
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    Plasma cutter or old school Oxy
     
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    He said he spent more on speciality tools than parts to freshen it up

    case splitting tools are $340 on evilbay

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    damn, a sledgehammer is a cheap case splitting tool, tho reassembly is very optional at that point :p
     
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    Today I made a side stand for the Vespa.
    Cut some 8mm plate to the same shape as the stand mount on my VT as I had the stand off the CTXL trials bike frame, so being also honda I copied the mount.
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    Cleaned up with grinder, drilled hole for pivot bolt and welded on a 1/4" rivet to hold spring (this was left over from the ZZR clutch rebuild/fix).
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    For a spring I unwound a spring from an aluminium window and re-bent the ends to suit.
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    To make a pivot bolt I found a Nissan suspension bolt in the scrap pile and turned it to the same dimensions as the Honda bolt.
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    Then cut off, threaded and cleaned up. Painted the stand and mount and assembled.
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    Fits like a bought one. Now the old fella will be able to go to the shops without giving himself a hernia trying to put it on the centre stand.
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