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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.
Buell still isn't running right. Decided to swap the plug.
Jacked with the Buell a bit today. Gave the throttle a twist, she spit and spattered, then shot a small fireball out of the intake coupler. sprayed some carb cleaner at it while idling and idle didn't change. get it up to 2k or so RPM and hit it with the carb cleaner and RPM drops. I was about to lose my mind chasing this one down! Owner is ordering parts tonight and has the 'vid. No swapping the other 2 that still need love until she's over that crap.
I finally got a Ciggy lighter powered Garmin mount for my BMW Nav 6 i used to run on my K1300S and put it on the GSXR750. I put a ram mount ball off the original brake fluid reservior bolt hole. Heaps of power chord over which i zip tied in a circle and hide behind the navigator. Great spot, doesnt block the view of any instruments. Answer calls and change songs with your gloves on!!
There goes my excuse to my wife about getting lost as a means of explaining my lengthy rides.
Picked up the Triumph from its first service... Quickshifter is fitted and wow... is it fun.
But it could very easy lead to trouble with Mr Plod as it very quickly goes from zero to 80kph in a short distance... maybe I will use the clutch around town and leave the quickshift for open road and twisties
Rear rack was fitted as well.. bag is on there so now as well so I am all set for little trips
Quickshifters can be an absolute joy to use when set up correctly. Particularly when riding hard.
They can be a bit of a pain when you do lazy, early shifts though.
This is a Factory Option / Accessory so all the calibration etc has been done and it shifts so crisp and downshifts it give a blip as well... while it shouldnt make any difference when using the clutch it does actually shift a bit smoother then as well... night just be in my head though.
Cool. The blip on down shifts is great in a car. Particularly one where you have the steering column going between your feet (so can not left foot brake) and impossible to do the heel and toe blip thing while braking due to limited room.
Here's the CBX I've been working on. So far I've done:
Front end swap to standard + raise forks 30mm
Rear end swap to standard + keep CBR/CBF1000 rear shock to lower the rear
Steering head bearings and stem swap back to original
Overhauled front and rear standard brakes + new pads + one new line to front master for higher mounted bars
Changed a couple of the plugs to get it running
Taken it for its maiden voyage back in standard trim today
are those front discs ventilated? if they are then they are off a cb1100r and rare.
They are double sided and ventilated in the centre, however they are well worn on their left sides. I would imagine the calipers were seized for a while or the axle was not set correctly.
cb100r discs then and i have no idea where you would get them new. cbx is 81/82 model where mine is a 79. worth a motza if original. front forks are interesting as they were machined on the inside to save weight and under severe braking they bend in towards the motor.top cruiser but were not happy on the racetrack.
This one is not the greatest 'concourse' example due to the paint job but yes, still worth a pretty penny.
I'm not well educated in the pneumatic over oil forks, I put 20 psi in them and I think it was a bit much. I will try 15 or 10 psi and see how that goes. With no pressure in them, the front drops down quite a bit.
no oil over pneumatic forks on mine so i think an add on.cb11oor were a much better bike for racing but honda went back to a 4 cylinder motor.
Getting the old girl ready for this weekend's Bike Mayhem at HPR (Heathcote Park Raceway). The engine is getting tired and I will try to pull it down over Winter; new rings might be all it needs.
I ran out of time to get the quickshifter connected and working, so I will be running her with normal gear change and a few changes from my last outing (Gunnedah - August 2022). I ran a 9.27 at the Gunnedah 1/8 mile meeting with 13T/48T gearing, but since HPR is 1/4 mile I have gone back to standard 14T/48T. I've also started to experiment with ride height and rear shock settings. I've dropped the back a little and I am running the rear shock on the softest setting. I will take the bike for a quick spin around the block tomorrow just to check everything is okay before loading her into the van. It won't be as much fun as normal this weekend as the forecast is for 37 degrees and northerly winds of 30-45kph...great.
Bike all set for the weekend's racing and the drag strip cancels the event. Probably for the best given the conditions. I use my wife's FB account and the HPR event coordinator showed me the alert/notification they sent out to tell everyone the event was cancelled. Can someone tell me how to configure FB so that these alerts/notifications come through to me (my wife)?
I took the bike for a couple of quick laps around the block and all seemed fine with the new rear-end setup. I think long periods of sitting around doing nothing aren't great for this engine. She runs poorly when first brought out of hibernation, but seems to run better the more laps I put on her during a weekend.
So what do you do when you have too many bikes already?
You buy another
You buy another Triumph
You buy another whistling triple
You buy a Tiger XC !
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I generally have that smile every time I go for a ride as well... Did you ride her back from the previous owner? Looking at where they were it would have been a nice ride...
Yea nice roads around Kentucky .... we went the Walcha Rd pub way there and and back and yes I rode it home .... and via the Bendemeer pub for a celerbration beer with the Grasshopper and our 2 teens
Highway was closed due to a truck fire
Walcha road would be a nice ride as well... how do you like the more upright riding position? A bit less strain on the wrists as well probably.