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Project The Yamaha R4 (Glacially Slow Project)

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by maelstrom, Dec 20, 2014.

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    Mornin gents. OMG a real live 660 owner. Quick hold him down so we get some bloody dimensions out of him. The entire planet of 600 conversions into 400 engines never measure a god damn thing. It is always, "the 600 rods are 3mm longer than the other rods', 'the other rods are 2mm shorter than these rods' and you will never find the word millimetres used. :)

    All joking aside Mr @660, we very pleased to make your acquaintance, and we appreciate your generous offer. We being Mr Ruckusman & myself. Though the cost of shipping anything from Canada would scare the bejeesus out of even a hardened Aus Post shipper.

    Now as for the New Project Binky, and no it will not be a Thai drag bike, but thanks for the great suggestion @kiffsta, I bought an FZR 250 cylinder yesterday for the princely sum of 158 JPY ($1.90 AUD) from Jauce.com. Now I know what you're thinking, "Who cares about that, why did you say 'an FZR' and not 'a FZR'". Well the letter "F" is pronounced "eff", and it is the vowel sound that determines whether or not you use 'an' or 'a' not the spelling. Anyway back to the topic, thanks to the encouragement of @ruckusman this Fizzer Cylinder will be used for a medical experiment. If all goes well it will then be stored in the hope chest until I can find an FZR250 to fit it to.

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    As for the poor R4, I am ........... waiting.
     
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    I am definitely headed in that direction - no time for a sanity check, I'm in the process of going nuts
     
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    Eff zed arrrrrrr.
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    Good morning Gents, Last night I read a post on Facebook / Yamaha FZR 400 Owners. A fellow wants to sell a complete 3tj head with some spares. Just in case Mr Green is interested.
     
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    Thanks Mr 660, I am living in hope that I can get away with new valves and that, if worse comes to worse, those nice Polish people will not charge too much to replace some seats. Otherwise if it comes to new cylinder heads then most likely the R5 it will be.
     
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    Well the AHL valves arrived and they are the wrong ones. Earlier model with 4.5mm stems vs 4.0 needed for my late model. Guess I'm back to waiting again.
     
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    I tried to get some aluminium screws for my headlight mount since everything else is made of titanium and carbon, the 10 screws seem overly heavy. Anyway, couldn't get them in the length I needed without paying the planet, so I just drilled out the stainless versions, and fitted aluminium nuts.
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    Now that the headlight mount should be in place for the final time I mounted one of my fuse/relay boxes. This one will hold the headlight relays. Like in Project Binky, (outstanding wiring work). I have always followed the same procedure, mount all your components and then wire in situ. These waterproof boxes have a mounting clip that secures the clear cover to the chassis, and the plug unclips for access. This cover is the tall version to suit the relays. The fuse version is much shorter.
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