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

  1. Frankster

    Frankster "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    I'm not 100% sure. I only ever check cylinder pressure against what the manual says, so you might be right. If it is 12.5:1 then I should be able to run higher octane fuel than the 91 octane everyone says you should run in these engines? Not sure it will give me anymore power without me changing the timing. I'm not at that stage yet, but I do know the ZXR cams are 'fixed' as is the timing wheel, so not sure how to try and get anymore power out of this thing.
     
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    Chinese 50cc thingy , was nice having an arm rest on the way home

    chamber does look wicked
     
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    While I've serviced quite a few of these, when I did the only one I've tried to hot up, I was impressed at just how difficult kawasaki made it. They really did not want anyone f****** with their engine.
    You've got to get really creative to change the cam timing - or even the static ignition timing. The usual 5 degrees more advance is nearly impossible with the factory setup.
    It's even more miniature engineering than most of the 250/4 engines. the FZR for example is loosely thrown together by comparison - and things can be moved around very easily.
     
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    Move the pick up coil for timing of ignition. As for the cams, they have about 240-270° of opening (it's in the manual) so be careful messing with it. Depending what you are trying to achieve, but for maximum horsepower in natural aspiration, you're trying to move the the torque up the rec range. Maximum torque is 10,000rpm, maximum horsepower is 15-16k. Maybe a shorter exhaust and something like a Power Commander to adjust the spark in the later rev range?
     
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    Registered my zxr yesterday , bolted the plate on and went to roll it out of the garage and the brake lever went to the grip , aregghhhh

    fitted a spare master cylinder and bled or up, by then it too late for a ride , hopefully get it out this arvo
     
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    Test ride finally done. Grinning from ear to ear , it rode really well, but I have a few things to sort out , Speedo seems to be out , I was riding in 80kpm traffic and the Speedo was over 100, certainly felt like 80 to me. Will get my wife out and follow her at 60, 80 and 100 and see if it’s out. There is a slight throttle hang , but hot damm it felt good to be back on a screamer
     
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    My 22 is coming along nicely

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    now I have to repaint my wheels, I traded for a fairing kit , this scheme is next level cool

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    Moto went in yesterday exhaust is on, but I need a oem muffler
    Has anyone got an oem mc22 exhaust they would sell
     
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    Blessed the crankcase today:mad: Sabath 004.JPG
     

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    What went wrong?!
     
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    One 6mm allen screw hopped into the wrong hole (all by itself :oops: ) the accused was 4mm too long for the available space & cracked the case, for what seems like to 100th time, the bottom adaptor plate & OEM plate was removed & the split crankcase portion was pushed out with a finger, it's 1mm thick in this region.
    I'll make an alloy / JB weld / alloy sandwich & screw it in place, being careful to make room for the offending bolt to clear, then make Viton gasket #5,,,,,
     
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    Glanced at the piles of parts on the healing bench, as I broke a sweat getting to the other side of the garage for non-moto things. I told myself "you really need to get that project finished up, and invest in air conditioning if you intend to get it done before winter." Healing bench is so packed I'm tempted to flip the mattress off of the day bed in the guest room and use it as a staging ground.
     
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    good news, it is alive , albeit on 3 cylinders. Carb clean to come.

    It is going under a sheet for a while as it is going to be a few weeks before my tank gets painted I am so tempted to fit the fairings, but I want to keep them clean and dust free. Plus it will free up the lift and I can see if my latest acquisition runs, a 1979 GS850G, I have been secretly hoping that @Suzukititan would sufficiently fall in love with his new Kawasaki Z900RS and sell me his GS1100GK, but alas I think he likes his GS1100 more I will be selling a kidney to fund this resto, this kidney had a fair workout in my teens and 20's, this tapered off in my 30's and now rarely processes any alcohol, except for Friday night beers at the shed ( all are welcome) or the odd beer after mowing the lawn because I earnt it.

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    I must not buy another bike. I must not buy another bike. I must not buy another bike.... Well, it isn't a bike....
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    Had my first ride today for this year! Out on my Hyosung sv250 taking it for a MOT done about 10 miles she felt great! The balance on these things is superb its rapier like in its handling
    Got to sort out the insurance again I have a rider policy but I am only riding the hyosung this year
    All the best to you all
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    Finally sold the full exhaust system for the '11 CBR250R I used to own (assuming buyer shows up this evening.) Not sure what $50USD will get me for the 250RR, but the money will go to good use I'm certain.
     
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    Done the tax and insurance on the hyosung today Insurance we I could not believe it the company I have been with wanted £300 plus went to another insurance company got it for £80 It does not pay to be loyal ! Beware lads and look around Last year because of travel restrictions I did not do 100 miles
    the cost as dearer than running Concord per mile travelled
    But as I stated earlier the thrill of biking has to be experienced to be believed
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    Yeah. The loyalty thing is not just with insurance. There seems to be no respect whatsoever these days for long standing customers. It really annoys me when your current provider of a service openly advertises blindingly good deals for new clients but will not extend the same to existing ones. I left a supplier of 20 years for exactly that reason.
     
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    Good find Kiffsta. Yes, Still love my GS1100G, Recently got my new stator and reg-rec from your recommended supplier in UK. I am warming to the Z900 RS now, but it needs a shaft, a more comfortable seat, and twin pipes! 2C1D46DA-7BD0-411D-BEA6-7F78F5B1F6FB.jpeg
     
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