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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.
oh yeah and i have finished the rear rim still needs to be polished but looks great
Gave an old MC22 muffler a bit of a clean up. Pleased with how the hand cut HRC logo turned out. End result has gotta be worth an extra 2 hp / second off a lap / 5kmh speed, etc, etc . Too much effort to polish the lot, so just gave the exposed aluminium a brushed finish and applied high temp exhaust paint to the rest.
I sold another bike. Whittling them down slowly. But I'm not sure I have a seller amongst them - I mean, do I really want to sell the CBR400? Got it running a lot better when I put the air filter on. The long weekend was good; not sure I want to go back to work.
I am surprised, with all these lockdowns on, especially Vic, I thought there'd be more project work getting done. I guess you're all "essential" people and, like many up here, have been busier than before, it seems.
Being a Victorian, I have been spending my time trying to work out smart ways to continue having income rolling in. A lot of time gets lost chasing potential new opportunities, following up on old clients and trying to get out to do field repairs, etc.
I have not really gained any more time back. I am putting more time into conceiving new business ideas and reinvigorating my marketing efforts to try and survive once the lock down rules are relaxed. There appears to be a lot of diversion of budgets from traditional areas to pandemic focused ones. Dynamically reacting to that does have it challenges and is time consuming.
So unfortunately, other projects have not progressed that well. Deliveries are also horribly slow down here in Victoria which is impacting everyhing.
james dropped the white mc22 off today with a worrying rattle at 8000rpm , I could tell it was only running on 3 , so a quick carb strip and clean sorted out a block jet ,
I did laugh when I spotted this , the vac port cover had fallen off , I found it under the starter motor. Nice easy fixes , rattle has now gone. Hooked up the vaccum gauges , there are now spot on and ready for @James Mclaren to wring her neck
The carb insulators are rock hard so a new set has been ordered from @Xcitebikes and a replacement clutch lever as this one is flogged out.
So happy with this news! @kiffsta has been so accommodating and his knowledge is priceless , can’t wait to enjoy this thing, and again I wish to thank everyone on this forum, I’m slowly learning but the advice and positive enforcement has been second to none, waiting on a few more bits and bobs for the track bike but that will also be posted soon! Love these little things and stoked to be breathing life into them keeping them in great working order
Had to do some work in Dandenong yesterday, so took the opportunity to get out on the mc22. Loaded up my little backpack with all my gear and the much needed work permit and off I went. So satisfying to get out and ride the little bike again.
How many turns did you miss? Making the trip a bit longer..
Ha. Yes a slightly longer trip. Lots of practice launches from traffic lights. Lots of revs and slipping the clutch. They go reasonably well (for a 250) when you give them some beans.
Got to fiddle with one of these today , pretty cool little smoker , his Mate played with his carbs and it was now running on one , he had adjusted the balance screw to one side , some people shouldn’t own tools or be allowed to work on bikes
Bought another VTF 250 . The other one has a detonated piston.
Finally got around to painting the SL125 Frame, swingarm, footrest bracket, rear brake pedal, bash plate etc.. Used a 2K Satin black Chassis paint.. seems to have come out ok. First time really using 2K so all up I am pleased.
3 coats and then let it bake a bit in the sun.
While I was waiting I started cleaning up engine cases....geez they get dirty and so many small crevices to get dirt and grim out of. Will take pics tomorrow and add them to the Build thread.
GSX250 Frame done!
Rattle can or spray gun... and did you use paint stripper to get back to bare metal?? You must have plenty of patience.
Rattle can mate, VHT Roll Bar, and yeah paint stripper and lots of sanding and beer, I was going to get it shot blasted and powder coated but I'm glad I went this way, the finish looks great and there is no better feeling of spraying the black paint over primer when you prepped it all ha ha ha, im gonna leave it a while and then give it some clear coat
There is some hard work right there...Looks the goods.
@my67xr any progress on install and where to post info..i've got some basic settings for the gsxr..went through with the purchase of the LM2 and whilst the wallet has since closed(!), before it did, I managed to get hold of the LC2 to leave everything in place..pilots by ear, max even idle lean rpm then went with a feed off the coil and a secondary tach to fine tune..surprised with the results as its better running afr between 12-13 and lambda down in the 0.8-0.9 range as oppossed to the stock settings..hoping to bolt the fcr's back on this week for a comparison..will try and upload a pic of where 'stock' is..si
Settings above: std carbs BDST 29, needle (clip) psn #3, 105 and 110 jets, std emulsion tubes/needles/slides, std ignition module ( non sp RK 17k red line), pilots at 1.5-1.7 out by ear..only deviation from stock is the RFK (sp) ignition advance module as the ignition is retarded as stock from 5k rpm up or so..will post fueling under load when i'm next off..i've caught a bug with the carbs lol..FCR's dump lots of fuel me thinks...will try to upload a video on you tube and post a link..air velocity rules this one!!!!