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RGV
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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:15 pm

Nice work Greg, yep im just going to use mild steel filler rod. Ill cut out the sides tomorrow and post up some pics as i go.

Dave

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:15 pm

Tank is tacked together, need to make mounts then start welding.

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The tank its replacing.

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Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
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2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:44 pm

Welded, just the mounts to go. There made will weld them on tomorrow then I can get on with the making the swing arm and lowering the seat/rear end mount.

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Dave

Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
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2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by Greg Watters » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:44 pm

Thats come up real good , lots less filler than i needed ;)

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:57 pm

Thanx Greg, yep im happy with it so far. Ive made a recess to fit into the top so I can get my helmet 50 mm lower. Just imagine it up the other way LOL. I wont fit it till ive got my seat and peg position finalized. Once thats welded in I will be able to pressure test it. Then the fun begins, fixing the pin holes. Might just put a tank liner in if its too bad. :roll:

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Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
DLRA #928
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2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by BONES » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:53 am

Looks good Dave

Are you any good with aluminium ? :-)

The steering head is 750 from the ground but there is a little more to be gained with the USD-- 30mm . It all counts
I machined the OD of the fork legs on the bussa so I could slide them further through the lower triple clamp. Internally they are
parallel .
cheers Bones

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:50 pm

Hey Bones, I havnt tried alloy as I dont have the equipment to weld it. From what ive heard its easier to work than steel. This was some of what I had left over from making my chambers. Still have to make a new air box as the old one i made used the original tank as the top. Ill do the same with this one.

I reckon with my lower profile tyre and dropping the forks ill get at least 25mm.

Dave

Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
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2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:35 am

Bit of an update on the swinger.

For some unknown reason Suzuki decided to offset the wheel in the swing arm and then offset the swing arm in the frame. Might have something to do with chain/sprocket alignment. After it was tacked together I checked it for dimensions and couldnt work out what I had done wrong. A few more measurements revealed the offset.

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Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
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2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:04 pm

Quick update. Bike is running and lowered with the low tank installed. I didnt fit the longer swing arm as I didnt want to do 2 fairly major changes. If it doesn't handle as well as it did I will know what the cause is.

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Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
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SATA #10

2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by SlowRobo » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:25 am

She looks very nice Dave... tank very stylish.
I thought the last time we talked you were going to give FUEL away. U just a tiger for punishment.

I fired my little Aprilia up today. it runs sweet as a nut. I leave today fortnight.

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:30 pm

Im not running Methanol this time, some Sunoco stuff. Its got some ethanol in it but should tune much like Gas.

Ive gone back to an engine that I know (Hope) works so just aero changes really to my old Gas bike.

Good to hear the Ape is up and running. Have a safe trip.

Dave

Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
DLRA #928
SATA #10

2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:23 pm

So ive been thinking about what I am doing wrong with my last tuning attempts. Checked all the ignition and jetting and cant put my finger on what i have missed. Ive made quite a few changes, new pipes, modded carbys for methanol and ignition changes. The pipes are copied from a known good set (Thanx to Pete) Ignition will be reset to a known good setting and a pair of new carbys have been ordered. New pistons are next on the list.
Ive also been thinking about my heads. The O rings were always looking like they were about to fail, after some Googling it dawned on me that I had them skimmed to check the flatness, 0.2 was removed leaving the groove to take the O ring too small. I will get the groove machined to the right size.

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Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
DLRA #928
SATA #10

2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:22 pm

New carbs arrived, waiting on pistons then its time to put it back together ready for another try.

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Dave

Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
DLRA #928
SATA #10

2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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Re: It lives

Post by simpleterm » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:20 am

Hey there, I don't know if this is possible, but do you have the photos before Photobucket started going crazy, so you can upload them somewhere where I could see them? Thank you! I know this may take some time, and I understand if this is not at all possible. Good luck, though!

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Re: It lives

Post by RGV » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:46 pm

If you are using Google Chrome there is an extension that you can enable that will make it possible to view the Photo Bucket pics. Works fine for me.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/sear ... link?hl=en

Dave

Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
DLRA #928
SATA #10

2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

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