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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. ShaneP

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  2. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    this body and chassis must have belonged to the pope, it is more holy than thou :help:

    But my mission of getting a 1600 twin port and IRS gearbox has been successful , I sold a few parts on the weekend, almost got my money back on the donor car , so almost a free engine :thumb_ups:
     
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    bought this bugger...
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    Took the zxr250 Mantis to the VJMC meeting tonight, it created some interest , quite a few of the lads couldn’t believe it was ….

    A - made in the 80’s
    B - it has a 19000 redline
     
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    I use grease. Sometimes you can use a small hammer to tap around the edges to cut the gasket out, but it can be too thin to tap inner and outer, so cutting best. Well, but a gasket works best, but not always an option
     
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    Yes back in the day , I had a VJMC member come over while I was filling the tank at the servo on the FZR250 and he said "Is that a 2 stroke?" ..... when I said "its a 4 stroke inline 4 250 from the 80s" he walked away still scratching his head :lolsign:
     
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    Not my bike, but currently doing a frame swap on a Ducati 1098

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    I was meant to have changed a front tyre, front wheel bearings and fork seals, as well as valve clearances and service on my bike, only got an oil change and grips done. But this happened:
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    Keep looking. The odometer, trip meter and clock. A bit nerdy, I know.

    The new foam grips are so squishy, I want to use the Finding Nemo meme or Despicable Me "is so fluffy" meme, but I think I used up my nerd quota already
     
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    Measured all the shims on the ZXR250C. Have to order some shims from precision shims this week. Having a good day. Plus took the BUSA out for a blat. IMG_0391.JPG
     
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    Should have revved it to 12000 !
     
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    New chain and sprockets for the XT finally arrived after languishing 10 days in Melbourne sorting ( thanks, Australia Post). Installed the sprockets, chain will go on later after some more degreasing and cleaning is finished. Not too much of the old countershaft sprocket teeth left, but it never slipped. None broken, all just worn. For some reason, Yamaha saw fit to use only #428 chain and sprockets to the XT350. Pretty low power I guess. Still, 24,000 km isn’t bad given its usage.


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    Started putting the mc19 back together. Unfortunately it only runs on 3 cylinders now. #3 isn't firing so I get to do some diagnostics this weekend. Not sure if it's an ignition or carburetor issue but shouldn't be too bad to get to the bottom of.
     
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    I did forks, front tyre and wheel bearings last night.

    Stay tuned next week for another exciting installment of the Slowest Mechanic! Will he change a rear tyre, do valve clearances, overhaul the carburettors or do the upholstery work to the seat? Let's face it, the seat is the next cheapest thing to the owner..
     
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    I did a thing.... I have been clearing out my garage and noted I hadn't ridden the GT380 in over a year, It was being started , but I prefer to ride the CBR900 or my ZXR250, so I put it up for sale and it sold in an hour... possibly too cheap.

    Now for the funny part , the guy came down from Toowoomba today to inspect it and it turns out he is related to my wife, talk about a small world , at least it is staying in the family.
     
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    Rode my GSXR250 resto for the first time since getting it nearly two years ago. Only went up the street and back as just checking things work and for leaks. One loose coolant hose clamp. Been a labour of love to get this thing to where it is. Was in a very bad way when I got it. Not much to do now. Need to sort out a niggle with the cooling fan wiring, get all the fairings fitted and give the clear coat a cut and polish. Oh and register and warrent. Be ready in time for some summer fun:) GSXR250_2021-09-25.jpg
     
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    @kiffsta talking of cbr900rr, mine should be back together again soon after its engine refurb.
    Then it will go on club reg.
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    "Shouldn't be too bad"
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    So far I’ve got a bad fuel cut relay and an intermittent fuel pump. Parts are ordered but I doubt that would cause one cylinder to not fire. Carbs look quite good but they’re out so I’ll chuck the jets in the ultrasonic and give everything a good clean while it’s easy. Tomorrow I’ll check the coils and see if I can get the plugs out without having to drop the coolant. My money’s on a bad coil at the moment but we’ll see.
     

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