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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Just had call from Racefit, Bike will be ready for collection tomorrow afternoon, looking to go fetch her sometime Sat morning :)

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Just back from Racefit, over the moon with the system they built for me, great service and info from John. he had to do a full custom build as the bends they had didnt work

with my engine/frame configuration, so it was a proper job.

took these pics at the workshop before taking her and riding her the 100+ miles home.

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took these when i got home, luckily it didnt rain on the way home.

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bike running :angel

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bloody typical isnt it, going down to donington park tomorrow afternoon, just got a text saying someone needs to be in to receive my new Ohlins forks FFS

looks like i will be fitting them sometime next week then

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Brilliant work :clap Looks and sounds epic! :thumbup

What's the bike like to ride?


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What's the bike like to ride?


goes quite well for a big old bus, little bit slow to turn, but the swing arm is around 4" over length in comparison to
the stock GS.
CBR forks are rather well matched to her, new Ohlins should be better though :Lick

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Sterling work. :D

As the bike is still so new I guess there will be plenty of scope for fine tuning and adjustments ahead until you get everything exactly spot on.


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Lovely pipes, nice TIG welding. :thumbup

Is it Titanium or stainless steel ?

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Lovely pipes, nice TIG welding. :thumbup

Is it Titanium or stainless steel ?


Full Ti system, starting to Blue up nicely :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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these came fri at 2 0clock, fitted by 3

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bike after ride down to donington park same afternoon.
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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Looking sweet for an old Suzuki.........is there many old parts left :lol

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Looking sweet for an old Suzuki.........is there many old parts left :lol


haha, frame and body works about it :angel

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today i got to work on changing out the carbs, took out the old and replaced with the nice new set of RS38's

started off with doing a bench balance ( one carb different to rest), checked out the float heights ( book says 17mm +- 1mm all were around 19mm!!)

set pilot air screws at 1/2 turn out. made the fuel lines and fitted them.

once i was happy that all was correct i transferred the stacks over.


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fitted it all to the bike.


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once she was all back together i turned the fuel on, no leaks or overflow like i had when i fitted the other carbs, well happy so far, started up after around three seconds, after letting her warm up a bit idle needed a slight adjustment, but not a lot.

sounded nice and clean, gave her a few more revs still sounded crisp. then went for the big test and revved her over 7k, revs dropped immediately which put a big smile on my face. didnt want to piss the neighbours off so called it a night happy in the knowledge  that all seems to be good with the carbs now :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Must be a relief - knowing that you won't have to piss about with the carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Must be a relief - knowing that you won't have to piss about with the carbs.


Will still have to get them set up on a Dyno, but for now i am happy that the "Hanging revs" have been sorted :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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been for a nice long "test" ride :)
What a difference the new carbs made, still need to get her on a Dyno, but 1000% better from the off.
nice and crisp, pulls hard and sounds well.
no re accurance of the rev problem, looses rev's the second the throttle is closed. like riding a different bike.
called in to see how Stu is getting on with my dot head on the way round, valve seats have been re cut and sorted, just needs to lap the valves in.
happy teddy me, going to celebrate with an Extra large kebab for my supper.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:44 pm 
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there are some things that dont really need sorting out, but because you know it is there it just bugs you till you have to do something about it.

well after fitting the billet yokes from my fighter to this bike, there was a gap left between the top yoke and the steering stem bearing lock nut.

not a problem i know, but i just had to sort it and lower the top yoke the 6 or 7mm needed to remove the gap.

if you look in the pic you should see what i mean.

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took it all apart and sorted it, now also have the fork tops sticking up through the yokes by the same amount the yokes moved down, looks much better i think  

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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had her out for a good blast around Richmond down to Masham then on to Thirsk. running real nice since i adjusted the pilot screws out a little bit,  got them set 5/8th of a turn out. low down running is now smooth without any judder and snatch that it was getting at 1/2 turn out.

removed the pillion pegs and hangers, as the new system dont use the f/peg hanger. looks a lot cleaner at the back of the bike now.

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exhaust colour is improving with every ride.

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Top notch attention to detail :D

Bike looks superb.


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HOON98 wrote:
Top notch attention to detail :D

Bike looks superb.


Cheers hoon :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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couldnt keep buying bits for Avrils bike without feeling i was leaving my bike out, so went looking for some bits to fit.

came up with the idea of seeing if Gilles chain adjusters would fit in the GSX14 arm, asked around and was told that the  GSXR TCA-B6 ones would.

went a hunting on the web and found some NOS ones in the States going for $55 or best offer, so made an offer of $45.

offer was accepted, with postage and import VAT they are the sum of £68, which is 1/3rd of the price new on the web.

always like a good bargain. 

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been away for two weeks, so was pleased to find the chain adjusters waiting for me when i got in.
dug out the paddock stand hooks that i had stored after taking them off one of my other bikes.
bolted them together and now ready to go onto bike.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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got some time today so sorted out the fitment of the adjusters. 

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Those do look sexy!


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anz243k wrote:
Those do look sexy!


Well i think so :angel

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as most people seem to point out "its the little things that make a build"
who am i to argue such a valid point?, sooooooooo, as she has a few stock cam cover bolts still, i
have purchased a full set from the Evil bay and will be replacing them and the non s/steel ones still on the 600 build.

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in line with the "fit it if you can" dogma of special building, I have looked at ways to fit the FLO re usable oil filter to the 1157, as it came off my CBR893RR engine it has a different mounting thread size than the Suzuki engine i want to fit it too, I have tried contacting the company i got it from to see if they will sell me the filter insert (part with the thread on) to fit the Bandit engine, @#%$ havent even bothered to reply to any E-mails i have sent.
so i did a web search, found someone in the US who makes an adapter for Suzuki/honda fitment, But they wont ship to me FFS.
so i have removed the said oil filter threaded mount from a spare engine, i will take it to Taff and get him to make me one with the threads on that i am requiring.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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went round to see Taff last night, he said that there is no problem making a new oil filter adapter,
so he said leave it with him and he will call me when it is done sometime later today, Result :D

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got a call from Taff, adaptor was done, so went and got it.

screwed it in place for a pic.


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Very nice! :love


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i have come to the decision that i dont really need a Racefit paddock stand for Chrimbo, Avril had offered to get me one, but i could do with other

more useful things, so she is now going to get me one of these! a much better investment i think

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Nice.... why do you need one?

The m-Unit V.2 is the heart of your vehicle's electrical system: a digital hub for your motorbike. Operated by push-buttons, or more conventional switch controls mounted at the handlebar, you'll be able to take charge of all your vehicle's controls through the m-Unit V.2. It also doubles as a fuse panel.

How does it work? All switching operations are completely digitally controlled by a microprocessor - and the latest solid-state technology. It all happens completely without mechanical relays - truly taking vehicle electrical systems to a new level.

At roughly the size of a cigarette box, it's perfectly compact and completely moulded in. It's easily mounted by two M5 screws, with all cable connections made using terminal blocks. Add to that water, weather and vibration resistance, and the benefits of having the m-Unit V.2 really start to shine.



Features of the new version V.2

- reduced standby current of 0.35 mA (equivalent to 0.00035 A) if alarm system off, and 0.48 mA (equivalent to 0.00048 A) if alarm system on - for longerbattery life
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- alarm system with adjustable pre-alarm and adjustable levels of sensitivity
- alarm system can be deactivated for easy transport mode
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- voltage range of 3V to 20V
- can be used with 6V and 12V electrical systems
- with extended voltage range, starting of an engine with a large displacementor high compression is no longer a problem
- protected against reverse polarity
- protected against overvoltage
- extreme cable reduction by integrating all cables of switch or push buttons control including brake light switch in the handlebar. With only one cable the m-Unit V.2 is operated via a digital bus technology (product m-Button is required)

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Should speed up and simplify the wiring installation among all the other advantages it offers. :D


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Nice.... why do you need one?



to simplify all the mixed (and old) wiring/relays/switches that are currently fitted, might also fit an M-lock whilst i am at it.

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Should speed up and simplify the wiring installation among all the other advantages it offers. :D


:clap :clap

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M-unit now ordered, think i will ask for the M-lock for my up coming birthday, never know i might get what i want
this time :angel

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M-unit now ordered, think i will ask for the M-lock for my up coming birthday, never know i might get what i want
this time :angel


Now that is trick! :love

I love it when old school bikes are retro fitted with subtle and useful hi-tech and bang up to date kit like the M-Lock - a very nice touch :D

Totally p*sses on the socks I usually get for my birthday :angel


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Totally p*sses on the socks I usually get for my birthday :angel


:rollin :rollin

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got the M-unit cable kit today,

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but it has turned out to be just like opening a tube of pringles lol, so i have also ordered an M-lock with glass tube "key", will be getting an M- button too i think, silly not too :)



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