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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Bloody 10mm. Seems to cause issues for near enough everyone I know that works on car/bikes!


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:56 pm 
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:D :D :D

started the bike up, started first try, smooth as glass idle, no popping and farting through the carbs like she has been, sounds great. best she has ever been!

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:59 pm 
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10mm !

My mate came by this morning to borrow my cement mixer, which was in its box under a pile of other stuff in the garage.

After pulling it all out, I found a Halfords Professional 10mm ring / open end combo spanner that I must have lost years ago.

I now have four of these in my tool box, plus another one at the caravan, for connecting the battery terminals.

And I don't believe that Steve has a 1/8" drive socket set …. :D

Ah, just spotted the edit ….

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:03 pm 
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370steve wrote:
:D :D :D

started the bike up, started first try, smooth as glass idle, no popping and farting through the carbs like she has been, sounds great. best she has ever been!


Excellent news, must be very satisfying. :thumbup

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:08 pm 
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richard pitman wrote:
370steve wrote:
:D :D :D

started the bike up, started first try, smooth as glass idle, no popping and farting through the carbs like she has been, sounds great. best she has ever been!


Excellent news, must be very satisfying. :thumbup


VERY :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:41 pm 
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Bravo! :clap


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:46 pm 
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HOON98 wrote:
Bravo! :clap


Thanks :oohlala

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:53 pm 
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Thanks for all the positive reply's guys  thought i was going to get a lot more "dozy dick" comments after letting on about my brain fart with the cams!

but i can report now that with a correctly assembled motor, with cams dialled in and Yoshi TMR-MJN carbs, she goes like @#%$

I have just been out and done 50-60 miles round the dales, what a blast, 

much much smoother at low revs and idle, much more punch and power and for some reason much less noisy  I could hear the carbs rattling away most of the time, @#%$ great.

PS, Pulled my first ever wheelie on her too  :angel

PPS, bring on Cadwell Classic T/day :evil

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:19 am 
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On further modifications updates, new wheels are very close now, Front is sorted for fitment and spacers, just powder coat needed.

rear wheel is almost there, spindle made, spacers done, sprocket carrier machined and sprocket done, just caliper hanger and torque arm to sort.

did get Taff to make a spacer for the caliper hanger, but somewhere between my hand drawn sketch and his  lack of memory the spacer got made and pressed in the wrong way :help

so i am having to wait for him to machine it out and make another to fit the correct way, will be a week or so coz he is away for the week off to his first festival of the year!!

Bloody hippy :pissed

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Great job - all the blood, sweat and tears were obviously well worth it! :D

Again - top marks for retaining focus and quickly sorting out a complex issue after an initial knock back.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:21 pm 
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took her out for a nice 120 mile round trip with girl friend down to Squires to meet up with a mate on his GSXR turbo.
bike ran flawlessly, pleased that she is now sorted.
looking forward to the rest of the summer.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 11:01 pm 
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Excellent - looks really sorted - I bet she handles and stops really sweet with those quality components.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:44 am 
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HOON98 wrote:
Excellent - looks really sorted - I bet she handles and stops really sweet with those quality components.


Cheers, handles well for a big old bus :lol

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:20 pm 
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when i got my TMR's from Webike they gave me a load of points that i could use to buy bits from them, so as the remote idle adjuster i had fitted from the GSX600F carbs just didnt look "factory" enough for me, i cashed in some of my points and ordered a Mikuni remote idle adjuster, for that "proper" look and performance. 

it has taken around six weeks to get here, but it has come with no VAT request

I think it was worth the wait, looks just right.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:54 pm 
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Could have done with one of those on the Hornet this afternoon, totally mad the place they've put the ide adjuster on that.

Customs - I had a package from Thailand yesterday, some 175 bits. No interference from the excise men this time, sender had marked it as a gift, worth 5 USD, package not sealed, just tied up with string like an old school parcel. :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:11 pm 
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:clap :lol

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:09 am 
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as both new rear brake caliper hangers are with Taff for machining, and i dont have a lot to do this weekend, i think i will have a test fit of the new rear wheel to check sprocket alignment and chain clearance.
will also give me an idea of where i will need to go with the new torque arm fitment, for the Nissin caliper once it is sorted.
might finish off giving my race leathers some more "feed" to help them soften up, as they haven't been used in anger for such a long time!!

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:12 pm 
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like i said earlier I had a play with the fitment of the new wheel, 

spindle has a thread in the end so i can screw a tapered plug into the end of it to aid assembly, seems to work a treat.


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wheel went in great, just need the new caliper hanger, so i can tighten everything up and double check wheel alignment and sprocket spacing.

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all seems to be where it should be at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:55 am 
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Sexy looking wheel!

Also, that spindle extension thingy, make that yourself or bought it from somewhere?
I ended up knackering the thread on the end of my spindle a while ago tryna get it through. Ended up taking it to a machine shop to sort out the end for me.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 pm 
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anz243k wrote:

Also, that spindle extension thingy, make that yourself or bought it from somewhere?


showed my mate Taff (pet machinist) what i needed, he turned it out for me :D

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 pm 
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Aahh ok! Wish I had a pet machinist :(


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