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

  1. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    She is pretty wild , but with some wrist restraint she isn’t to bad . I have spent some time week sorting out a multitude of sins which include new chain and sprockets as the old ones were the wrong size which messed up the accuracy of the speedo , I also fitted a exhaust servo eliminator which sorted out the error light on the dash as the exhaust valve was removed when the aftermarket exhaust was fitted. Finally , the fuel light was always on, I pulled the fuel pump out of the tank and found a broken wire which is now fixed .

    now it is sorted , I am looking forward to run through the hills with a few mates
     
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    I had a bend valve in a mate's xr200, didn't have a replacement, so a hammer and valve grinding paste later, it is still running and getting thrashed. I'm waiting for the valve head to separate, still.
     
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    Ah, nothing like electric issues in a fuel tank... Spark, spark...
     
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    Surprisingly, sparking within the fuel tank from a 12 volt electrical system is not as bad as it my appear. The mixture in the tank is usually a long way away from stoichiometric, so doesn't ignite that well. Also at 12volts the amount of energy in the spark is quite low, usually not enough to cause ignition. In tank fuel pumps and many high pressure efi fuel pumps actually use the fuel flowing through the motor to keep it all cool. The sparking at the commutator does not cause any issues.
     
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    Forks cleaned and painted on the GSX250 :) 20201028_183711.jpg 20201028_183715.jpg 20201031_120842.jpg 20201031_120845.jpg
     
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    Lovely job
     
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    I heard that someone used a cordless drill in a fuel tank of an aircraft with disastrous results. But, yes, in most cases, it isn't problematic. Stoichiometric ratios, propagation of flame, energy of activation..some other long words and scientific sounding stuff.. :p
     
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    As a very general rule. Below about 8 volts you are pretty safe, but no guarantee. 12 gets a bit marginal and depends on what other energy storage bits are in circuit (inductors, capacitors, etc) Much above that and you are getting into danger territory.
     
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    Today I actually did some more work on the SRX...tidied up some of the wiring.. zip ties etc to ensure it is all snug. Then I started looking at the sorting the headlight mount bracket.. It is an SRX600 item but it needed some changes to suit the SRX... so bottom brackets cut off and trimmed up.. now ready to weld back up in the right position for the SRX...
    I really need some good weather so I can paint a few items and put the front end back together...
     
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    tried to take my t500 for a spin on Saturday, it was running very badly. I nursed it to the shop and finally had time today to investigate. no spark on the rh pot, after much tooing and froing and chasing wires, it appears the one of the optical sensors for the electronic ignition has died.

    I have e-mailed the vendor hoping for confirmation of my suspicions, a new sensor is $77 where as a new kit is $280
     
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    Gee that new avatar has thrown me Kiffsta. Back to points for the Titan?
     
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    Man it feels good to be back working on the ZXR. Today, I landed my crank trigger concerns for the standalone. The stock timing trigger only has 4 points on it. That’s suboptimal for timing control. I drafted up a 36-1 wheel in the same size as the stocker- 3d printed a prototype for fitment and when it fit, exported a DXF and sent the part for be laser cut in 3mm steel. They made me meet a minimum order, so now I have 21 spares but small price to pay I guess! I’m hoping to have the trigger wheels in by Friday- let’s see what happens! 23D87437-7A17-4112-97AA-2B0B84943AEC.jpeg CF394E45-569D-4142-B81D-C37CB435F319.jpeg
     
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    Ordered a new optical sensor today, the aus disty said the failure rate on these are almost non existent

    he didn’t have any spare, but pulled a kit Apart to me going
     
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    Today I spent time building a mount for the standalone ECU. I’ll print and test fit it tomorrow- I don’t want to listen to the printer all night. :) it uses what used to be the left side coil mounts, and will mount it upright inside the front corner where the air pump thingie used to be. 599F3526-F9F4-4407-ADD3-796D23D8528F.jpeg
     
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    Stripped, Cleaned, Primed and Painted the Caliper on the GSX250, I know its not the factory colour but I think it will look ok
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    Anyone know where I can buy a brake piston in Australia? So far im only seeing them overseas

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    Why not on the rear subframe where the old ecu was? Less heat. Those reg/rec had issues and the snorkels were basically there for cooling - just seems like a bad spot.
     
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    I might check tomorrow for you, see what I can find.
     
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    that was the first place I tried. The amount of wiring I had to run made this a marginal solution- getting the wiring back up to the engine, and handling the AMP connector didn’t seem great. I might relocate it later, especially if the coils output EMI and cause issues.

    overall tho, the wiring bundle is tough back there.


    And yeah I discovered it’s probably time for a reg-rec, when I unplugged mine it was all melty plug. 835911D2-1BAA-4CA4-91B0-06E646A2E106.jpeg
     
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    Ooooh! An unexpected surprise showed up today, 22 crank trigger wheels!

    I mean, sure I only needed one, but minimum orders and all...

    Now to scribe and drill one. I have a scribe template to replicate the OEM marks, just have to print it, scribe it, and drill the indexing holes (which I couldn’t figure out how to locate in the drawing so I saved to do it live from the stock wheel).

    So that’ll be today’s fun for me, I’m just excited they showed up a day early! F1A7FFEC-872E-46FE-BCA5-E5D4CDF99DC8.jpeg
     
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    If you can spare them, can you put aside 1 or 2 of those 22 for me please. I'll wait until you've done all the hard work to get a care package sent over from your end. I've always wanted to advance the timing on a stock ZXR by a degree or two and the timing wheel seems like the only way to do it.
    :)
     
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