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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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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:38 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:07 pm 
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took these when i got home, luckily it didnt rain on the way home.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:36 pm 
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bike running :angel

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:49 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:19 am 
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Brilliant work :clap Looks and sounds epic! :thumbup

What's the bike like to ride?


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:10 am 
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HOON98 wrote:

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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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Lovely pipes, nice TIG welding. :thumbup

Is it Titanium or stainless steel ?

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richard pitman wrote:
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
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:58 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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woodyeee wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:32 pm 
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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
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:15 am 
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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
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:40 pm 
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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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